1:7 praise and honour and glory. These may represent three classes of rewards for believers at the judgment seat of Christ. See I Corinthians 3:11-15. On “praise,” see I Corinthians 4:5; on “honour,” see John 12:26, and on “glory,” see Philippians 3:21. Perhaps these are rewards given to those Christians who bear fruit for Christ, “some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).

1:8 having not seen. Compare John 20:29. “Blessed are they,” Jesus said, “that have not seen, and yet have believed.”


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