Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For Christ was previously known [by God, even] before the world was created, yet was not fully revealed for your benefit until [these] final times.

New American Standard Bible

For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for you

International Standard Version

On the one hand, he was foreknown before the creation of the world, but on the other hand, he was revealed at the end of time for your sake.

A Conservative Version

who was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in the last times because of you.

American Standard Version

who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,

Amplified

For He was foreordained (foreknown) before the foundation of the world, but has appeared [publicly] in these last times for your sake

Anderson New Testament

who was indeed foreordained before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for you,

Bible in Basic English

Who was marked out by God before the making of the world, but was caused to be seen in these last times for you,

Common New Testament

He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

Daniel Mace New Testament

who was destin'd before the creation of the world, tho' 'tis of late only that he has appear'd, upon your account:

Darby Translation

foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but who has been manifested at the end of times for your sakes,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

predetermined, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for you;

Godbey New Testament

foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but having been made manifest at the last of the times for the sake of you,

Goodspeed New Testament

who was predestined for this before the foundation of the world, but was revealed only at the end of the ages,

John Wesley New Testament

Who verily was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for you,

Julia Smith Translation

Known truly before the foundation of the world, and made manifest in the last times for you,

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

who was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has been revealed in these last times for you

Modern King James verseion

indeed having been foreknown before the foundation of the world, but revealed in the last times for you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which was ordained before the world was made: but was declared in the last times for your sakes.

Moffatt New Testament

He was predestined before the foundation of the world and has appeared at the end of the ages for your sake;

Montgomery New Testament

He was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake.

NET Bible

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake.

New Heart English Bible

who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake,

Noyes New Testament

who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for you,

Sawyer New Testament

who was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but made manifest in these last times for you,

The Emphasized Bible

Foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but made manifest at a last stage of the times, for the sake of you

Thomas Haweis New Testament

who was indeed predestined before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for us,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Destined for this before the beginning of the world, he has been revealed in these last days for your sakes,

Webster

Who verily was fore-ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for you,

Weymouth New Testament

He was pre-destined indeed to this work, even before the creation of the world, but has been plainly manifested in these last days for the sake of you who, through Him,

Williams New Testament

who was foreordained for it before the foundation of the world but was brought out to public view at the end of the ages, for the sake of you

World English Bible

who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,

Worrell New Testament

foreknown, indeed, from a founding of a world, but manifested in the end of the times for you,

Worsley New Testament

who was indeed appointed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times, for your sakes,

Youngs Literal Translation

foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, and manifested in the last times because of you,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

προγινώσκω 
Proginosko 
Usage: 5

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

καταβολή 
Katabole 
Usage: 8

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

φανερόω 
Phaneroo 
Usage: 44

in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

χρόνος 
Chronos 
Usage: 41

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 1:20

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 1:20

Images 1 Peter 1:20

Prayers for 1 Peter 1:20

Context Readings

Be Holy In All Your Conduct

19 but with [the] precious blood of Christ, who represents an unblemished lamb, without defect. 20 For Christ was previously known [by God, even] before the world was created, yet was not fully revealed for your benefit until [these] final times. 21 [It is] through Christ, whom God raised from the dead and honored, that you people have become believers in God, so that your faith and hope could rest in God.


Cross References

Ephesians 1:4

Even before the creation of the world God chose us, who are in [fellowship with] Christ, to be dedicated [to Him] and to be without just blame in His sight. Out of love

Colossians 1:26

[This message is] the secret which has been kept hidden throughout the ages and generations, but has now been revealed to God's saints [i.e., His holy people].

Hebrews 9:26

For then He would have had to suffer often since the creation of the world; but now at the end of the ages [i.e., the final period of world history] He has been revealed once [for all] to remove sin by sacrificing Himself.

2 Timothy 1:9-10

[It is] God who saved us and called us to live holy lives [or, "to be dedicated people"], not as a result of our [good] deeds, but in harmony with His own purpose and unearned favor. [This was] given to us through [the atoning work of] Christ Jesus, before the beginning of time. [Note: Salvation through Christ was planned before time began. See Titus 1:2; Rom. 16:25; Eph. 1:4].

Titus 1:2-3

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Hebrews 1:2

[but] during these final days He has spoken to us through His Son [Note: This period refers to the Christian age (See Acts 2:14-36)], whom He appointed to be heir of all things [and] through whom He created the universe. [See John 1:3; Col. 1:16].

Revelation 13:8

And everyone who lives on earth will worship the beast, [even those] people whose names had not been recorded in the book of life belonging to the Lamb, who was killed [in prospect] from the creation of the world. [Note: This sentence could also read "...not been recorded from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed"].

Revelation 13:8

And everyone who lives on earth will worship the beast, [even those] people whose names had not been recorded in the book of life belonging to the Lamb, who was killed [in prospect] from the creation of the world. [Note: This sentence could also read "...not been recorded from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed"].

Revelation 13:8

And everyone who lives on earth will worship the beast, [even those] people whose names had not been recorded in the book of life belonging to the Lamb, who was killed [in prospect] from the creation of the world. [Note: This sentence could also read "...not been recorded from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed"].

Revelation 13:8

And everyone who lives on earth will worship the beast, [even those] people whose names had not been recorded in the book of life belonging to the Lamb, who was killed [in prospect] from the creation of the world. [Note: This sentence could also read "...not been recorded from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed"].

Acts 3:25-26

You people are descendants of these prophets and [recipients] of the Agreement God made with your forefathers when He said to Abraham [Gen. 12:3], 'And through your seed [i.e., your descendant Jesus] all the people of the earth will receive the blessings [of God].'

Romans 3:25

God presented Jesus as the atoning sacrifice [for our sins] through [our] faith in His blood [i.e., His death on the cross]. This was in order to demonstrate His justice when, by using forbearance, He passed over people's sins in previous generations.

Romans 16:25-26

Now may there be glory for ever, through Jesus Christ, to the only wise God, who is able to make you stand firm [in the faith], according to the good news and proclamation of Jesus Christ. This message is the secret which was [eventually] revealed, after having been kept quiet about for long ages.

Galatians 4:4

But, when [God's] timing fully arrived, He sent His Son, born to a woman [i.e., Mary], born during [the time when] the law [of Moses was still in effect],

Ephesians 1:10

[He did this] to fulfill His plan at the proper time, by bringing together everything [in the universe] under Christ's headship --- things both in heaven and on earth.

Ephesians 3:9

[I was given the responsibility] to enlighten all people regarding the working out of God's secret plan, which has been kept hidden for ages in [the heart of] God, who created everything.

Ephesians 3:11

according to God's eternal purpose which He carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John 1:2

Truly, this "Life" was made known to us and we have [actually] seen it [i.e., Him], and so we testify and proclaim to you [that He is] "the Eternal Life," who was with the Father and was made known to us [apostles].

1 John 3:5

But, you [should] know that Christ appeared [on earth] to take away [our] sins, and that there is no sin in His life [See II Cor. 5:21].

1 John 3:8

[But] the person who continues to live a sinful life belongs to the devil, because the devil has continued to sin since the beginning [See Gen. 3]. For this is the reason that the Son of God came [into the world]; it was to destroy the works [i.e., the influence of] the devil [in people's lives].

1 John 4:9-10

Here is the way God's love for us was demonstrated; He sent His one and only Son into the world so that we could have [spiritual] life through Him.

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