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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Iesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten vs againe vnto a liuely hope, by the resurrection of Iesus Christ from the dead,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed `be' the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- Basic English Bible

Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great mercy, has begotten us again to a living hope through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ from among [the] dead,
- Darby Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- Webster's Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in His great mercy has begotten us anew to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- World English Bible

Blessid be God, and the fadir of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, which bi his greet merci bigat vs ayen in to lyuynge hope, bi the ayen risyng of Jhesu Crist fro deth,
- Wycliffe Bible

Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to the abundance of His kindness did beget us again to a living hope, through the rising again of Jesus Christ out of the dead,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:3


1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ - His Father, with respect to his divine nature; his God, with respect to his human. Who hath regenerated us to a living hope - An hope which implies true spiritual life, which revives the heart, and makes the soul lively and vigorous. By the resurrection of Christ - Which is not only a pledge of ours, but a part of the purchase - price. It has also a close connexion with our rising from spiritual death, that as he liveth, so shall we live with him. He was acknowledged to be the Christ, but usually called Jesus till his resurrection; then he was also called Christ.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:3


1Pe 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The ground of special thanksgiving is that the Father, out of his overflowing mercy, hath begotten us again. Has caused us to be born again as his children. Unto a lively hope. As children we have a glorious hope of eternal life through the resurrection of Jesus.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER THAT SPEAKETH IN YOU 2 PETER 1:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER HATH GIVEN UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
  • LadyA
    JESUS IS LORD! HE LIVES!
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 32:16 THEY PROVOKED HIM TO JEALOUSY WITH STRANGE GODS WITH ABOMINATIONS PROVOKED THEY HIM TO ANGER 32:18 OF THE ROCK THAT BEGAT THEE THOU ART UNMINDFUL AND HAST FORGOTTEN GOD THAT FORMED THEE 1 CORINTHIANS 4:15 FOR THOUGH YOU HAVE TEN THOUSAND INSTRUCTORS IN CHRIST YET HAVE YOU NOT MANY FATHERS FOR IN CHRIST JESUS I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU THROUGH THE GOSPEL COLOSSIANS 1:5 FOR THE HOPE WHICH IS LAID UP FOR YOU IN HEAVEN WHEREOF YOU HEARD BEFORE IN THE WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL JAMES 1:18 OF HIS OWN WILL BEGAT HE US WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH THAT WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRSTFRUITS OF HIS CREATURES PROVERBS 8:7 FOR MY MOUTH SHALL SPEAK TRUTH AND WICKEDNESS IS AN ABOMINATION TO MY LIPS
  • Lilian
    Blessed be the God and Father of Jesus Christ which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
    Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance thank you Jesus for your blood shed for us amen
  • Lilian
    Whom having not seen, Ye love but those who haven't seen Jesus yet they have believed rejoice ye rejoice with unspeakable joy and full of glory. Thank you Jesus i believe you Lord that you are the Son of the living God who is savior my redeemer my provider Jehovah Shalom my Peace I praise you Jesus and will worship you alone for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus Amen
  • Lisa Engle
    This is wonderful I'm so glad I finally found it