1 Peter 1

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This First Epistle of Peter was written from Babylon and addressed to various churches in Asia Minor suffering religious persecution. There are reasons to believe that Peter was the original source others may have penned or even rewritten the text during other persecutions. This letter is clearly meant to be an encouragement.
The word Greek word for stranger is normally translated pilgrim generally meaning a foreigner residing in another country.[1]
He is not writing people who are strangers to him but the "elect" or chosen.[2]
The words "last time" may not be a reference to end times. The Greek phrase eschatos[3] kairos[4] may only reference extreme times or seasons in relationship to ongoing persecution.
Peter is trying to give them Living Hope but saying "gird up the loins of your mind" and "to be sober", to be calm and collected in spirit "[5]
He is not saying just believe but to be Holy in your conduct.[6] as "obedient children" making reference to our Father who art in heaven and is not the fathers of the earth nor in Rome.
The kingdom appointed to the apostles by Jesus[7] who was the Christ anointed king of that Kingdom at hand was a government that operated by freewill offerings like the Israelites of old.
There are governments of the world which must pay tribute and the one form of government where you offer a tithe. The Sacrifices of the early Church made the word of God to affect through Pure Religion not like the Corban of the Pharisees which did not.
The Christian conflict with these other governments of the world gives us insight into what early Christians and the early Church would consider as work without "spots".[8]
The Free bread of Rome was available to all the "persons" of Rome but Christians helped one another based on a righteous moral criteria visible by our works which James[9] also says.[10]
The phrase "received by tradition from (one’s) fathers" is from the single Greek word patroparadotos[11]. Father [Noun] pater from a root signifying "a nourisher, protector, upholder" which includes the Fathers of the earth.
gain the world[12]

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1 Pe 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge 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.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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

5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

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:

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

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

11 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.

12 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.

Be ye holy

13 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;

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

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

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

17 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:

18 For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:[8]

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Purified in Obedience

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

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  1. 3927 ~παρεπίδημος~ parepidemos \@par-ep-id’-ay-mos\@ from 3844 and the base of 1927; TDNT-2:64,149; {See TDNT 183} adj AV-pilgrim 2, stranger 1; 3
    1) one who comes from a foreign country into a city or land to reside there by the side of the natives
    2) a stranger
    3) sojourning in a strange place, a foreigner
    4) in the NT metaph. in reference to heaven as the native country, one who sojourns on earth
  2. 1588 ~ἐκλεκτός~ eklektos \@ek-lek-tos’\@ from 1586; TDNT-4:181,505; {See TDNT 431} adj AV-elect 16, chosen 7; 23
    1) picked out, chosen
    1a) chosen by God,
    1a1) to obtain salvation through Christ
    1a1a) Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God
    1a2) the Messiah is called "elect," as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
    1a3) choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians
  3. 2078 ~ἔσχατος~ eschatos \@es’-khat-os\@ a superlative probably from 2192 (in the sense of contiguity); TDNT-2:697,264; {See TDNT 263} adj AV-last 46, lowest 2, uttermost 2, last state 2, ends 1, latter end 1; 54
    1) extreme
    1a) last in time or in place
    1b) last in a series of places
    1c) last in a temporal succession
    2) the last
    2a) last, referring to time
    2b) of space, the uttermost part, the end, of the earth
    2c) of rank, grade of worth, last i.e. lowest
  4. 2540 ~καιρός~ kairos \@kahee-ros’\@ of uncertain affinity; TDNT-3:455,389; {See TDNT 348} n m AV-time 64, season 13, opportunity 2, due time 2, always + 1722 + 3956 2, not tr 1, misc 3; 87
    1) due measure
    2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:
    2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for
    2b) opportune or seasonable time
    2c) the right time
    2d) a limited period of time
    2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time
  5. 3525 ~νήφω~ nepho \@nay’-fo\@ of uncertain affinity; TDNT-4:936,633; {See TDNT 522} v AV-be sober 4, watch 2; 6
    1) to be sober, to be calm and collected in spirit
    2) to be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect
  6. 391 ~ἀναστροφή~ anastrophe \@an-as-trof-ay’\@ from 390; TDNT-7:715,1093; {See TDNT 752} n f AV-conversation 13; 13
    1) manner of life, conduct, behaviour, deportment
  7. Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
  8. 8.0 8.1 784 ~ἄσπιλος~ aspilos \@as’-pee-los\@ from 1 (as a negative particle) and 4695; TDNT-1:502,85; {See TDNT 107} adj AV-without spot 3, unspotted 1; 4
    1) spotless
    2) metaph.
    2a) free from censure, irreproachable
    2b) free from vice, unsullied
  9. James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
    James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
    James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
  10. Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:13
  11. 3970 ~πατροπαράδοτος~ patroparadotos \@pat-rop-ar-ad’-ot-os\@ from 3962 and a derivative of 3860 (in the sense of handing over or down); ; adj AV-received by tradition from (one’s) fathers 1; 1
    1) handed down from one’s father’s or ancestors
  12. Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
    Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
    Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?