1 Peter 1:19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the precious blood of Jesus Christ our kinsman-redeemer and sacrifice for sin. In verse 21, he gives the antitype (the reality behind the type) as salvation by Christ’s baptism at Calvary. Because of our sin we deserve death, and the wages of sin is death - spiritual death. (2) in effecting our redemption. In each case in a moral sense. Yet he called them pilgrims of the Dispersion , a name that was applied to the Jews. The first 12 verses of 1 Peter 1 are all about our perspective. We have been bought with a price. Even the food was good—at least it was better than the cafeteria food I had in college. 3. Cross references: It accomplished what silver and gold could not do. « 2 Peter 1:20b. First, because of the whiteness, the helplessness, the youth, the innocence, and patience, which make it a natural symbol of our Lord. Peter presents the ark of Noah’s day as the type of Christ’s suffering on the cross. Thank You that He set aside His glory and came in the likeness of sinful man and purchased us back from the slave-market of sin and death - so that we might live with Him eternally. ... 1 Peter 1:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts. If we suffer while we are doing what is right and good, we are suffering in agreement with God’s will. This transformation had already been inaugurated when they were born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1:3). The Lord Jesus is that unblemished and spotless lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world and gives us spiritual life in return for spiritual death. It seems to have adversely affected Elijah, who wanted to bring on the kingdom of God rather than prophesy that it was still yet to come (see 1 Kings 17-19). fol. The second reason is to be found in St. Peter’s own life. 2. Question: "What does 2 Peter 1:20 mean about interpreting Scripture?" 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,. And with the notation that it was his first inspired letter. The blood of Christ, the true paschal lamb, was the (means or) agent of your redemption. It develops and strengthens our faith (1 Peter 4:12, 17-19; see Romans 5:3-5; James 1:1-4). but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 16:18). A word in the next verse will make it clearer that St. Peter really had the Baptist consciously before his mind when he thus wrote. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. There has been considerable diversity of opinion in regard to the meaning of this passage. First Peter focuses on the importance of believers bearing up under unjust suffering yet continuing to live well (1 Peter 2:20). A lamb; the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world, ἀμνοῦ ἀμώμου καὶ ἀσπίλου Χριστοῦ, ὡς ἀσθενεστέρῳ σκεύει, as a sacrificial lamb without blemish and fault, חָּמִים כָּל־מוּם לֹא יִהְיֶה־בּוֹ, Χριστοῦ προεγνωσμένου κ, τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων, with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. He said that when A. J. Gordon was pastor of a church in Boston, he met a young boy in front of the sanctuary carrying a rusty cage in which several birds fluttered nervously. It is our job to search them out. This corollary underscores II Peter 1:19, where the apostle informs us that "the prophetic word [is] more sure" than even eyewitness accounts! The below sermon on the 1 Peter 4:12-29 teaches us about suffering. Answer: Second Peter 1:20 says, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.” Actually, 2 Peter 1:20 emphasizes the source of Old Testament prophecies, not who has the right to interpret the Bible today. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. To the pilgrims of the Dispersion: Peter clearly wrote to Gentiles, Christians (see 1 Peter 1:18, 2:10, and 4:3). See John 1:35-42. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 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… Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.a. Render, as Rev., with precious blood as of a lamb, etc., even the blood of Christ. 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Peter presents the ark of Noah’s day as the type of Christ’s suffering on the cross. 102. Barnes's 2-peter 1:19 Bible Commentary We have also a more sure word of prophecy - That is, a prophecy pertaining to the coming of the Lord Jesus; for that is the point under discussion. Peter has already urged us to forsake fleshly lusts (1… This was required: (1) because it was proper that man should offer that which was regarded as perfect in its kind; and. Without blemish and without spot - Such a lamb only was allowed to be offered in sacrifice, Leviticus 22:20-24; Malachi 1:8. "As a result," Peter says, "he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God" (4:2). 1 Peter 1:18-19. He is the living stone rejected by the builders but chosen by God (2:4), the cornerstone on which God’s house is built (2:5–8). Of the former, the Targumist in Hosea 3:2 says. Notice that 1 Peter 4:6 has two interpretations below. 1 Peter 1:19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 19 but [you were actually purchased] with precious blood, like that of a [sacrificial] lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ. I. Salutation (1:1, 2) Peter’s name is the Greek form of the word meaning “a stone,” and it was given to Simon, son of Jonah, by the Lord (Matt. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Οὐ φθαρτοῖς, not with corruptible things) 1 Peter 1:23.— ματαίας, vain) A vain course of life, which leaves no fruit behind, when the time has passed away.— πατροπαραδότου, received from the fathers) There is only one Father to be imitated, 1 Peter 1:17. It is our job to search them out. The prison facilities, known as the “Sheraton Hilton,” were the finest in which I have ever taught. Previous: 2 Peter 1:19. He says that “it was not with perishable things such as silver and gold that you were redeemed” (1:18). 1 Peter 1:18. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.] (17-19) Committing your soul to God in the midst of suffering. The Holy Spirit is the divine Author of Scripture, and while godly men co-operated, it was the Holy Spirit Who led them in spirit and in truth. As of a lamb without blemish and without spot.—We might roughly paraphrase it by, “as of a sacrificial victim, to the sufficiency of whose offering no exception can be taken.” The word “as” shows that in St. Peter’s mind the notion of a “sacrifice,” in reference to the atonement, was only a simile, or metaphor, just as it was with the notion of “ransom.” Once more observe that the sacrifice was offered to effect a redemption which for the readers had already taken place. The word Χριστοῦ, of Christ, stands at the end of the sentence, and is emphatic. 1 Peter 1:19, ESV: "but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." 1 Peter: Serving the World as Resident Alien Priests. Feel free to copy, print, or share them. (1-6) And the approaching end of the Jewish state, as a reason for sobriety, watchfulness, and prayer. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, … 1 Peter 1 1 To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (g) Zohar in Numb. The other word Peter uses to describe our sufferings is "trial" (NIV, KJV) or "ordeal" (NRSV). 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