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15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.(A)

16 Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church [a]as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:16 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood: May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance [that spiritual peace to be [a]realized in and through Christ, [b]freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:2 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon of New Testament Greek.
  2. 1 Peter 1:2 Webster’s New International Dictionary offers this as a definition of “peace.”

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