The King James Version Bible

1 Peter 1:9-17

  1. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

  2. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

  3. Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

  4. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

  5. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

  6. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

  7. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

  8. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

  9. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: