The King James Clarified (KJC) New Testament
The First Letter Of Peter
- 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia,
Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
- 1:2 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.
- 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his
abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead,
- 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in
heaven for you,
- 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed
in the last time.
- 1:6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:
- 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes,
though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ:
- 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet
believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
- 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
- 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who
prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
- 1:11 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
- 1:12 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
- 1:13 Therefore 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;
- 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your
- 1:15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be holy in all manner of conduct;
- 1:16 Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.
- 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to
every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
- 1:18 Since as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and
gold, from your vain conduct received by tradition from your fathers;
- 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without
- 1:20 Who truthfully was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you,
- 1:21 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.
- 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto
unfeigned love of the brothers, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
- 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God,
which lives and abides forever.
- 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass
withers, and the flower of it falls away:
- 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel
is preached unto you.
- 2:1 Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil
- 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
- 2:3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
- 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of
God, and precious,
- 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up
spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
- 2:6 Therefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner
stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
- 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient,
the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
- 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offenses, even to those who stumble at the
word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
- 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people;
that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his
- 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not
obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
- 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts,
which war against the soul;
- 2:12 Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against
you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in
the day of visitation.
- 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the
king, as supreme;
- 2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of
evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
- 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance
of foolish men:
- 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants
- 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
- 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle,
but also to the forward.
- 2:19 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering
- 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it
patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is
acceptable with God.
- 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an
example, that you should follow his steps:
- 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
- 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not;
but committed himself to him that judges righteously:
- 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to
sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.
- 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and
Bishop of your souls.
- 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the
word, they also may without the word be won by the conduct of the wives;
- 3:2 While they behold your chaste conduct coupled with fear.
- 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of
wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
- 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the
ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
- 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God,
adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
- 3:6 Just as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, as long as
you do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
- 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto
the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that
your prayers be not hindered.
- 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers,
be pitiful, be courteous:
- 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing
that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing.
- 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and
his lips that they speak no guile:
- 3:11 Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
- 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their
prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
- 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?
- 3:14 But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of
their terror, neither be troubled;
- 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to
every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
- 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they
may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ.
- 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil
- 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring
us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but given life by the Spirit:
- 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
- 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in
the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, in which few, that is, eight souls were
saved by water.
- 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away
of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ:
- 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and
powers being made subject unto him.
- 4:1 Since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same
mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
- 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but
to the will of God.
- 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,
when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and
- 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot,
speaking evil of you:
- 4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
- 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might
be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
- 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
- 4:8 And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover the
multitude of sins.
- 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
- 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
- 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him
do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through
Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
- 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though
some strange thing happened unto you:
- 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory
shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
- 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and
of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
- 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a
busybody in other men's matters.
- 4:16 yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God
on this behalf.
- 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first
begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
- 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner
- 4:19 Therefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of
their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
- 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the
sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
- 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight of it, not by
constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
- 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.
- 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that
fades not away.
- 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. yes, all of you be subject
one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to
- 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in
- 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.
- 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about,
seeking whom he may devour:
- 5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished
in your brothers that are in the world.
- 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
- 5:11 To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
- 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly,
exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.
- 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does
Marcus my son.
- 5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all that are in Christ