Simon Peter, a 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:
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
But now the righteousness of God has been revealed apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him my Father will honor.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
Since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak,
to Titus, my true child in a common faith: grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen exiles in the Dispersion, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Therefore the wisdom of God also said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat.
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter).
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you."
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he also did to us;
Simeon has related how God first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for his name.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?
For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
(for he who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
And he gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
For to you it has been granted for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for his sake,
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God and is by faith,
For I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I am sure is in you as well.
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
To you therefore who believe, this is precious, but for those who do not believe, "The very stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,"
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ and a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed,
By these he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and become partakers of the divine nature.