A note on blog 2230: I perhaps have not made it clear enough, that whatever the value of a woman “obeying” a (possibly abusive) husband in first century Asia Minor – one’s understanding of the text depends on one’s interpretation of the “violent threats” – I do not consider that it has any value today, […]

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter I Peter 3 In a similar way you wives, be obedient to your own husbands, so that if some of them are not persuaded by the Word, they may be won over without a word by the behaviour of their wives, when […]

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter. 1 Peter 2:24 That same One carried our sins in his own body on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might live for justice. By his “gashes you were made whole.” For “you were going astray like sheep,” but […]

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter. 1 Peter 2:18 You house-slaves, be obedient to your masters, with all due fear, not only to those who are good and reasonable but even to those who are unreasonable; for you gain favour, if through mindfulness of God, you patiently bear […]

My dears, I appeal to you as sojourners and resident aliens in this world, to stay clear of flesh and blood cravings which wage war against your soul. Maintain a winsome way of life among the gentiles, so that rather than denouncing you as evildoers, they may give honour to God on the Day of […]

This blog continues my study and translation of the First Letter of Peter 1 Peter 2 from verse 9 But you are a chosen family, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, a people for God’s possession, so that you may celebrate the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his […]

I continue with my project of translating the First Letter of Peter with a brief commentary 1 PETER chapter 2 With that in mind, get rid of all malice and all cunning, all play-acting and spite, and all bad-mouthing. Like newborn babies crave the unadulterated rational milk, so that you may grow up towards God’s […]

This blog continues my project of translating the First Letter of Peter with a brief commentary. 1st Peter 1: verse 17 forward And if you address as “father” the One who judges every one by his actions without favouritism, lead your life with reverent fear during the time of your sojourn on the earth, knowing […]

Again I am continuing my translation of The first letter of Peter, with a running commentary. Chapter1 from v 10 It was about this “rescue” that they searched thoroughly, those prophets who prophesied of the kindness which would be for you. They were seeking to know what person or time the spirit of Messiah within […]

This blog continues my new project of translation of the first letter of Peter, with a short commentary. Chapter 1 from verse 3 Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Messiah, by whose large mercy we have been reborn into a lively hope, through the raising up of Jesus Messiah from the […]