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1 Peter 1:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Who through him are believers in God. Faith is sometimes represented particularly as exercised in God and sometimes in Christ. It is always a characteristic of true religion that a man has faith in God. Comp. Mark 11:22.
Who raised him up from the dead. See Acts 2:24; 3:15, 26; 4:10; 5:30; 13:30; Rom. 4:24; 6:4; 1 Cor. 15:15. Acts 2:24. Whom God hath raised up. This was the main point in this part of his argument, which Peter wished to establish. He could not but admit that the Messiah had been, in a public disgrace or shame manner, put to death. But he now shows them that God had also raised him up; had thus given his attestation to his doctrine, and had sent down his Spirit according to the promise which the Lord Jesus made before his death.
And gave him glory. By exalting him to his own right hand in heaven, Phil. 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Eph. 1:20, 21.
That your faith and hope might be in God. That is, by raising up the Lord Jesus, and exalting him to heaven, he has laid the foundation of confidence in his promises and of the hope of eternal life. Comp. 1 Peter 1:3. Comp. 1 Cor. 15; Col. 1:27; 1 Thess. 1:3; 1 Tim. 1:1.
By Albert Barnes and Edward D. Andrews
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