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

  • 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