19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

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20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

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21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

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22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.a

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    • b 1:22 - Some early manuscripts "from a pure heart"
      23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

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      24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
      25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”bAnd this is the word that was preached to you.

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        • c 1:25 - Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)