– Re: Picking Up the Thread on Translating 1st Peter
In Reply To
"For scripture says –
‘You will be holy, because I am holy.’ 17 And since you call on him as ‘Father,’ who judges everyone impartially by what he has done, let respectful awe be the spirit of your lives during the time of your stay on earth. 18 For you know that it was not by perishable things, such as silver and gold, that you were ransomed from the aimless way of living which was handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but by precious blood, as it were of a lamb, unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 Destined for this before the beginning of the world, he has been revealed in these last days for your sakes, 21 who, through him, are faithful to God who raised him from the dead and gave him honor, so that your faith and hope are now in God."
Consider changing to:
"For it is written:
‘Be holy, because I am holy.’ 17 And if you call on him as ‘Father,’ who judges impartially according to each one's acts, conduct yourself with reverence and awe, during the time of your exile and temporary residence. 18 For you know that you were ransomed by the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors - not by perishable things such as silver or gold, but by precious bloodshed, as by the lamb, unblemished and spotless. The bloodshed of Christ. 20 He was chosen in advance, before the first founding of the cosmos, but has been revealed in these last times for you. 21 Through him, you believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory - so that your faith and hope are in God."
The OEB in 1 Peter 1:16-21 reads: