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

  • 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.