1 Peter Chapter 1
The apostle blesses God for his
special benefits through Christ 1-9. Salvation by Christ foretold in
ancient prophecy 10-12. All are exhorted to holy conversation 13-16.
Such as is suitable to their principles, love one another 22-23. The
Word of the Lord endures forever 25.
1 Peter Chapter 2
A temper suitable to the
Christian character as born again, is recommended 1-10. Holy
conversation among the Gentiles directed 11,12. Subjects exhorted to
pay all proper obedience to their civil governors 13-17. Also
servants to their masters, and all to be patient, according to the
example of the suffering Savior 18-25.
1 Peter Chapter 3
The duties of wives and husbands
1-7. Christians exhorted to agree 8-13. And encouraged to patience
under persecutions for righteousness' sake, considering that Christ
suffered patiently 14-22.
1 Peter Chapter 4
The consideration of Christ's
sufferings is urged for purity and holiness 1-6. And the approaching
end of the Jewish state, as a reason for sobriety, watchfulness, and
prayer 7-11. Believers encouraged to rejoice and glory in reproaches
and sufferings for Christ, and to commit their souls to the care of
a faithful God 12-19.
1 Peter Chapter 5
Elders exhorted and encouraged
1-4. Younger Christians are to submit to their elders, and to yield
with humility and patience to God, and to be sober, watchful, and
steadfast in faith 5-9. Prayers for their growth and