Forasmuch as ye knowthat ye werenotredeemed with corruptible things, as silverandgold,fromyourvainconversation received by tradition from your fathers;19But with the preciousblood of Christ,as of a lamb without blemishand without spot:20
Who verily was foreordainedbefore the foundation of the world,but was manifestin these lasttimesforyou,21Whobyhim do believeinGod, that raisedhimupfrom the dead,andgavehimglory;thatyourfaithandhope might beinGod.22
Seeing ye have purifiedyoursoulsinobeying the truththrough the Spirituntounfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one anotherwith a pureheartfervently:23
Being born again , notofcorruptibleseed,but of incorruptible,by the word of God, which livethandabidethforever.24Foraallflesh is asgrass,andall the glory of manas the flower of grass. The grasswithereth , and the flowerthereof falleth away :
25But the word of the Lordendurethforever.Andthisis the wordwhich by the gospel is preacheduntoyou.