Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen
They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To
the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.
The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord drives you.
Moreover, the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known.
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king’s laws, so it is not in the king’s interest to let them remain.
You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.
“However, I will leave a remnant, for you will have those who escaped the sword among the nations when you are scattered among the countries.
Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ).
The Jews then said to one another, “ Where does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He?
and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me more than these?” love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,
And having spent some time there, he left and passed successively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
and all the brethren who are with me, To
the churches of Galatia:
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,
You are aware of the fact that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
saying, “ Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.
‘I would have said, “ I will cut them to pieces, I will remove the memory of them from men,”