1 KEPHA (1 Peter) 1:1-9

1 Peter 1

1  Kĕpha, an emissary of יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ, to the chosen, strangers of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Kappadokia, Asia, and Bithunia,

2  chosen according to the foreknowledge of יהוה the Father, qadosh by the Ruaḥ unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ: Favour and peace be increased to you. 

3  Baruḵ be the Elohim and Father of our Master יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ, who according to His great compassion has caused us to be born again to a living expectation through the resurrection of יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ from the dead,

4  to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in the shamayim for you,

5  who are protected by the power of Elohim through belief, for a deliverance ready to be revealed in the last time,

6  in which you exult, even though for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by manifold trials,

7  in order that the proving of your belief - much more precious than gold that perishes, and proven by fire - might be found to result in praise and respect and esteem at the revelation of יהושע ha'Mashiaḥ,

8  whom having not seen, you love; in whom you exult with unspeakable and esteemed joy, yet not seeing, but believing,

9  obtaining the goal of your belief: a deliverance of lives.