1 Peter 1:4

“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To an inheritance incorruptible, and vndefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserued in heauen for you,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to {obtain} an inheritance {which is} imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a heritage fair, holy and for ever new, waiting in heaven for you,
- Basic English Bible

to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance, reserved in [the] heavens for you,
- Darby Bible

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
- Webster's Bible

to an inheritance imperishable, undefiled and unfading, which has been reserved in Heaven for you,
- Weymouth Bible

to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven for you,
- World English Bible

in to eritage vncorruptible, and vndefoulid, and that schal not fade, that is kept in heuenes for you,
- Wycliffe Bible

to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and unfading, reserved in the heavens for you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:4


1:4 To an inheritance - For if we are sons, then heirs. Incorruptible - Not like earthly treasures. Undefiled - Pure and holy, incapable of being itself defiled, or of being enjoyed by any polluted soul. And that fadeth not away - That never decays in its value, sweetness, or beauty, like all the enjoyments of this world, like the garlands of leaves or flowers, with which the ancient conquerors were wont to be crowned. Reserved in heaven for you - Who by patient continuance in welldoing, seek for glory and honour and immortality.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:4


1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance. The hope is not merely of eternal existence, but we become heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ. Incorruptible. It can never decay. Undefiled. It is sinless and eternal.

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

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