For He was 1foreknownbefore2the foundation of the world, but has 3appearedain theselasttimes4for the sake of you
who through Him are 5believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and 6gave Him glory, so that your faith and 7hope are in God.
Since you have 8in obedience to the truth9purified your souls for a b10sincerelove of the brethren, ferventlyloveoneanother from cthe heart,
for you have been 11bornagain12not of seedwhich is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring13word of God.
For, "14ALLFLESH IS LIKEGRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORYLIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASSWITHERS, AND THE FLOWERFALLSOFF,
2515BUT THE WORD OF THE LORDENDURESFOREVER." And this is 16the word which was dpreached to you.