Peter – Letters to the churches (1)

(པེ་ཏྲོ། ༡ 1:1-2)

1 ཡེ་ཤུ་མཱ་ཤི་ཀའི་སྐུ་ཚབ་ང་པེ་ཏྲོ་ཡིས། དཀོན་མཆོག་གིས་བདམས་པའི་མི་རྣམས་ཏེ་པོན་ཏུ་དང༌། ག་ལད་ཡཱ། ཀ་པ་དོག་ཡཱ། ཨེ་ཞེ་ཡཱ། པི་ཐིན་ཡཱ་ཞིང་ཆེན་གནས་གཡར་བ་ལྟར་སྡོད་མཁན་རྣམས་ལ་འཕྲིན་ཡིག་འདི་ཕུལ་ལོ།

2 ཡབ་དཀོན་མཆོག་གིས་སྔ་མོ་ནས་ཁྱེད་ཚོ་མཁྱེན་ནས་བདམས་ཤིང༌། ཁོང་གི་དམ་པའི་ཐུགས་ཉིད་ཀྱིས་ཁྱེད་ཚོ་དམ་པར་མཛད། དེ་ནི་ཡེ་ཤུ་མཱ་ཤི་ཀའི་བཀའ་ལ་ཉན་པ་དང༌། ཁོང་གི་སྐུ་ཁྲག་གཏོར་བའི་སྒོ་ནས་ཁྱེད་ཚོ་དག་པར་འགྱུར་བའི་ཆེད་དུ་ཡིན། ཁྱེད་ཚོ་ལ་ཐུགས་རྗེ་དང་ཞི་བདེ་འཕེལ་བ ར་གྱུར་ཅིག

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1 Peter 1:1-2

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

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1 Peter Chapter 1 verses 1,2


                                                                The People to Whom Peter is writing


His Name for Them

Peter calls them exiles from their homeland (skye-yul), whether or not all of them were actually exiles (This will be explained in the next post).


Their Blessing, and Yours

Peter says they have been chosen by loving Father God for liberation; they are not just victims of the uncaring law of cyclic existence (‘khor-ba). You too, dear Tibetan reader, if you believe, that means that you also are chosen. Therefore you can read this letter as if it was written to you.  


Why God has Blessed You

God knew beforehand that you would believe, and his plan for you is to be making you holy by his Spirit of holiness.


How God has Blessed You

His plan was for you to obediently listen to Jesus, and understand that his death was a blood sacrifice (dmar-mchod) to clear away all your sins.


Peter’s Greeting to You and the Exiles

‘May you know richly God’s free blessing, and be at peace!’