1 Peter 1:8

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom hauing not seene, yee loue, in whom though now ye see him not, yet beleeuing, ye reioyce with ioy vnspeakeable, and full of glory,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory:
- Basic English Bible

whom, having not seen, ye love; on whom [though] not now looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with [the] glory,
- Darby Bible

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory:
- Webster's Bible

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,
- Weymouth Bible

whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don't see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory--
- World English Bible

Whom whanne ye han not seyn, ye louen; in to whom also now ye not seynge, bileuen; but ye that bileuen schulen haue ioye, and gladnesse that may not be teld out,
- Wycliffe Bible

whom, not having seen, ye love, in whom, now not seeing and believing, ye are glad with joy unspeakable and glorified,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:8


1:8 Having not seen - In the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:8


1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen ye love. Jesus Christ. In whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing. Though not having seen Christ, they knew him by faith. Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Because they believe upon him whom they have not seen they are filled with the unspeakable joy of a glorious hope.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Terrie Craddock
    Peter is exhorting the believers here to remain faithful, live holy and remember that they are the redeemed in Christ Jesus; by his precious blood and resurrection from the dead, so that when he appears, they will blameless before him .
  • Cornwell
    Today, we are all behaving as those people Peter wrote to. We have become self righteous and doesn't heed to Gods word again, May God have mercy on us and make us holy for He is holy!
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.
  • James Robertson
    I am doing a study group in the book of 1st peter
  • David
    The Lord's resurrection on the 3rd day is the key 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We are in Christ John 14:10-11 and verse 20. We have Eternal Life in Him. 1 John 1:2 For the life was manifested, ... shew unto you that eternal life

  • Lilian
    Our God will loive and we shall live also, what a promising word from God. Thanks to Jesus for the precious blood that shed for us we are now redeemed and pardoned by the blood of Jesus our sins are forgiven and washes away by his blood. Thank you Jesus for the blood and praised you Lord our Savior for you are worthy to be praised. No other Jehovah Jireh, Shalom and Rapha. I trust you Lord forever