He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but 1was made manifest 2in the last times for the sake of you
213who through him are believers in God, 4who raised him from the dead and 5gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for 6a sincere brotherly love, 7love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
238since you have been born again, 9not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through 10the living and abiding word of God;
for 11"All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,
2512but the word of the Lord remains forever."And this word 13is the good news that was preached to you.