but a1like the HolyOne who called you, b2be holyyourselvesalso3in all your behavior;
16because it is written, "4YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
17If you 5address as Father the One who 6impartially7judgesaccording to eachone'swork, conduct yourselves 8in fear during the time of your 9stay on earth;
18knowing that you were not c10redeemed with perishablethings like silverorgold from your 11futileway of lifeinherited from your forefathers,
but with precious12blood, as of a 13lambunblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
For He was 14foreknownbefore15the foundation of the world, but has 16appeareddin theselasttimes17for the sake of you
who through Him are 18believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and 19gave Him glory, so that your faith and 20hope are in God.
Since you have 21in obedience to the truth22purified your souls for a e23sincerelove of the brethren, ferventlyloveoneanother from fthe heart,
for you have been 24bornagain25not of seedwhich is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring26word of God.
For, "27ALLFLESH IS LIKEGRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORYLIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASSWITHERS, AND THE FLOWERFALLSOFF,
2528BUT THE WORD OF THE LORDENDURESFOREVER." And this is 29the word which was gpreached to you.