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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Peter 1



Verse 1

apostle. App-189.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

strangers. Greek. parepidemos. See 1 Peter 2:11 and Hebrews 11:13. The word "elect" from 1 Peter 1:2 must be read here "elect strangers"; compare Revised Version.

scattered = of the dispersion. See John 7:35. James 1:1.

throughout = of.

Pontus . . . Cappadocia, Asia. See Acts 2:9.

Galatia. See Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23. Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:2.

Bithynia. See Acts 16:7.

Verse 2

Elect. Read before "strangers". See 1 Peter 1:1.

according to. App-104.

foreknowledge. See Acts 2:23.

God. App-98.

Father. App-98.

through. App-104.

sanctification, &c. See 2 Thessalonians 2:13.

Spirit. App-101.

sprinkling. See Hebrews 12:24.

blood. Figure of speech Metalepsis. App-6. Blood put for death, and death for the redemption it brings.

Grace. App-184.

unto = to.

Verse 3

Blessed, &c. See 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ephesians 1:3.

Lord. App-98.

hath begotten . . . again = begat . . . again. Greek. anagennao. Only here and 1 Peter 1:23.

lively = living. The hope of living again, because it is by His resurrection.

resurrection. App-178.

from the dead. App-139.

Verse 4

To. App-104.

incorruptible. See Romans 1:23.

undefiled. See Hebrews 7:26.

that fadeth, &c. = unfading. Greek. amarantos. Only here. Compare 1 Peter 5:4.

heaven = the heavens. See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

for. App-104.

Verse 5

kept. See 2 Corinthians 11:32.

by. App-104.

power. App-172.

through. App-104. 1 Peter 1:1.

faith. App-150.

salvation. Compare 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:10.

to be revealed. App-106.

last time. Compare Acts 2:17.

Verse 6

Wherein = In (App-104.) which (salvation).

greatly rejoice. See Matthew 5:12.

if. App-118.

in heaviness = grieved.

manifold, &c. See James 1:2.

Verse 7

That = In order that. Greek. hina.

the trial of your faith = your tested faith, as in James 1:3.

perisheth. Greek. apollumi. See first occurance: Matthew 2:13.

with. App-104. 1 Peter 1:1.

glory. See p. 1511.

at. App-104.

appearing. App-106.

Verse 8

seen. App-133.

love. App-135.

see. App-133.

believing. App-150.

unspeakable. Greek. aneklaletos. Only here.

full of glory. Literally glorified.

Verse 9

souls. App-110.

Verse 10

Of. App-104.

prophets. See James 5:10.

have. Omit.

enquired. Greek. ekzeteo. See Acts 15:17.

searched diligently. Greek. exereunao. Only here.

Verse 11

Searching. Greek. ereunao. See John 5:39.

what = unto (App-104.) what.

Spirit. App-101.

of Genitive of Relation. App-17.

Christ. App-98. These words "of Christ" should come after "signify".

signify = point. Greek. delco. See 1 Corinthians 1:11.

testified beforehand. Greek. promarturomai. Only here.

of = with reference to. App-104.

that should follow = after (App-104.) these things.

Verse 12

Unto = To.

us. The texts read "you".

minister. App-190.

reported. Same as "shew" in Acts 20:20.

have preached . . . you. Literally evangelized (App-121.) you.

with. App-104.

Holy Ghost. No art. App-101.

sent down. App-174.

from. App-104.

heaven. Singular. See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

which . . . into = into (App-104.) which.

look = stoop down (to look). Greek. parakupto. See John 20:5.

Verse 13

gird up. Greek. anazonnumi. Only here.

be sober, and = being sober. Greek. nepho. See 1 Thessalonians 5:6.

to the end = perfectly. Greek. teleios. Only here. See App-125.

to be = being.

revelation. Same as "appearing", 1 Peter 1:7.

Verse 14

obedient children = children (App-108.) of (App-17.) obedience.

fashioning, &c. See Romans 12:2.

Verse 15

as, &c. Literally according to (App-104.) the (One) having called you (is) holy.

so, &c. = become ye yourselves also.

all manner of = all.

conversation = behaviour. Greek. anastrophe. See Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:13.

Verse 16

Be ye holy, &c. Quoted from Leviticus 11:44. See also Leviticus 19:2; Leviticus 20:7.

Verse 17

without respect, &c. Greek. aprosopoleptos. Only here.

judgeth. App-122.

every man"s = each one"s.

sojourning. See Acts 13:17.

Verse 18

Forasmuch, &c. = Knowing. App-132.

redeemed. See Titus 2:14.

with = by. No preposition.

corruptible. See Romans 1:23.

received, &c. = handed down from your fathers. Greek. patroparadotos. Only here.

Verse 19

Lamb. See John 1:29.

without blemish. Greek. amomos. See Ephesians 1:4 (without blame). Compare Exodus 12:5.

without spot. See 1 Timothy 6:14.

Verse 20

Who verily, &c. = Foreknown indeed. App-132.

before. App-104.

foundation, &c. App-146.

world. App-129.

manifest = manifested. App-106.

these last. Read "the last of the".

times. See App-195.

Verse 21

raised . . . up. App-178.

Verse 22

Seeing ye have = Having.

purified. Greek. hagnizo. See Acts 21:24.

souls. App-110.

obeying = the obedience of.

through the Spirit. All the texts omit.

unfeigned. Greek. anupokritos. See Romans 12:9 (without dissimulation).

love, &c. Greek. Philadelphia. See Romans 12:10.

pure. The texts omit. Read "from the heart".

fervently = intently. Greek. ektenos. Only here. See the adjective in 1 Peter 4:8. Acts 12:5, and the comparative in Luke 22:44.

Verse 23

Being = Having been.

born. Same as "begotten", 1 Peter 1:3.

seed. Greek. spora. Only here.

word. App-121.

which liveth, &c. = living (App-170.) and abiding (see p. 1511).

forever. All the texts omit.

Verse 24

grass. Compare James 1:10, James 1:11.

man. The texts read "it", referring to "flesh".

withereth = withered. Compare James 1:11, where the verbs are in the past tense, as here.

Verse 25

word. Greek. rhema. See Mark 9:32.

LORD. App-98.

endureth. Greek. meno. Same as "abide", 1 Peter 1:23.

for ever. App-151. The above is quoted from Isaiah 40:6-8. App-107.

which . . . preached. Literally evangelized, as 1 Peter 1:12.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Peter 1:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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