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

  • A disciple
    Amen Servant! In this, Peter's First General Epistle, the Spirit is especially teaching on how we are to conduct ourselves as Christians in the present evil world, and about the temptations and trials which are sent for our proving and growth and development, in order to be good and faithful witnesses of God's holy Glad Tidings of Christ; and thereby making us fit for His Presence without fear.
  • Servant of God
    Peter lays out that we must obey thr truth, and hear the Prophets which foretold the coming of God's Christ and his resurrection, which was the fulfillment of our faith that God is within the body and not of the body. We are to endure the trial of faith which invariably occurs in our time on earth for how we do, how we conduct ourselves here dictates how we spend eternity, and our clothing there
  • A disciple
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to HIS ABUNDANT MERCY begat us again into living hope, by the again-rising of Jesus Christ from death," All that Jesus is, all that He said and did, all His prayers for us, did the Father answer in Jesus' rising again from dead. The words and deeds shall be for ever and all that for now opposes shall be conquered and removed.
  • Son of David
    Peter teaches that Faith isn't something to have but something thst is evolved thru purification of fiery temptation, but the knowledge of the truth that Jesus,the Christ (because Christ wasn't a name butan office)came in the flesh and taught an advanced class in Religion,revealing the existence of God, and certified his thesis by returning in Transfiguration as a testament, so sealing our fate
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOELEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH --- SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT --- UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST GRACE UNTO YOU AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD --- AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE --- WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM --- WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED ---
  • William
    The only way to tell God thank you or to be assured that I have truly been forgiven and saved by Christ is to be holy in ALL in all manner of conduct