1 Peter 1:1

“Peter an Apostle of Iesus Christ, to the strangers scattred thorowout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,”

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Other Translations

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- King James Version

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to the saints who are living in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- Basic English Bible

Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, to [the] sojourners of [the] dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- Darby Bible

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- Webster's Bible

Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ: To God's own people scattered over the earth, who are living as foreigners in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Roman Asia, and Bithynia,
- Weymouth Bible

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as foreigners in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- World English Bible

Petre, apostle of Jhesu Crist, to the chosun men, to the comelingis of scateryng abrood, of Ponte, of Galathie, of Capadosie,
- Wycliffe Bible

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the choice sojourners of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:1


1:1 To the sojourners - Upon earth, the Christians, chiefly those of Jewish extraction. Scattered - Long ago driven out of their own land. Those scattered by the persecution mentioned #Acts 8:1|, were scattered only through Judea and Samaria, though afterwards some of them travelled to Phenice, Cyprus, and Antioch. Through Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia - He names these five provinces in the order wherein they occurred to him, writing from the east. All these countries lie in the Lesser Asia. The Asia here distinguished from the other provinces is that which was usually called the Proconsular Asia being a Roman province.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:1


1Pe 1:1 The Gospel the Foreordained Purpose of God SUMMARY OF I PETER 1: The Salutation. The Glorious Hope in Christ. It a Strength in Trial. The Prophets Looking Forward Earnestly to Its Revelation. Even the Angels Desiring to Look into the Mystery. A Godly Life Becometh Those Who Have Such a Hope. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. The first letter of Peter opens as do the other apostolic letters. Peter claims no superiority. The New Testament knows nothing of his succession to Christ as the first of the Popes. To the strangers. He does not address Jews generally but Jewish Christians primarily, though in portions of the letter he seems to embrace Gentile Christians also. Scattered. "Of the Dispersion" (Revised Version). The Jewish race outside of Judea. Throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. The letter is directed to the churches in five provinces of the Roman empire which Paul had evangelized, all lying in a group south of the Euxine Sea and east of the Caspian. See map of Paul's travels.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Teri
    This is a beautiful book, if you keep in mind that Jesus told Peter to feed my sheep. Wow, to go from despair to right standing! This admonishes us to realize the gift we have been given, and not to waste it. It's an inheritance. Praise God, for his words are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh-Proverbs 4
  • Alex
    At Horeb Moses anointed both the book law and all the ppl saying this is what God has enjoined unto you ENJOIN MEANS A MARRIAGE Israel was married to the law and this carried over to the NT Church but this relationship betwn Christ and the Church resulted in a Child called Christianity but the Child was sick and died in its infancy Bathsheba had to travail again Church is gonna travail again.
  • Alex
    Do we not HEAR David and Bathsheba n the new birth.You are dead to the law by th body of Christ that you should be married to another.David had to know Bathsheba thats when the seed was sown resulting in a birth of Solomon Comforter,Christ has to know us thats when the good seed is sown in our hearts resulting in a birth of the h.g The comforter n us.Being bornagain of an incorruptible seed etc.
  • Child Of God!😇😇
    FAITH IS WAY IMPORTANT THEN GOLD AND SLIVER BELIEVE IT GOD IS GOOD!
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 1-25 above is our reminder (those Born Again) to 'Stand-Fast' even though everyday the battles are very, very, intense. We must not forget our duty to keep our eyes on the prize because the war is already won
  • BSP
    Verse 19: Jehovah Godpaid the highest price possible in order to buy us back and that was the blood of his firstborn son, Jesus Christ.

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