He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit a in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, b24
because "All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man c as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away,
But the word of the Lord endures forever." d Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.