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

  • Irene123
    To Disciple - 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Lev. 11:45; That was very well said; encouraging, pleasant, very nice. Thank-you; I enjoyed reading it.
  • Deborah
    This is a very powerful bible. It is very helpful on the internet.
  • Wayne
    Matt. 4:17- When Jesus began to preach, He said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Irene123
    1Pet.1:1 - " ..... to the 'strangers' ..... " Peter was writing here to Christians who were scattered under the persecution of the Romans after the Day of Pentecost. The word strangers used here denotes - strangers to this world which they have been taken out of spiritually; we are 'in' this world, but not 'of' this world. To be 'of' it is to partake of its sins.
  • BSP
    Our affection for our brothers must not be put on for show. It must be genuine and heartfelt as verse 22 shows.
  • Nana Asare
    One of the most powerful chapters in the Bible, it has all that needs to hold on to the up holding your salvation till rapture.