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1 Peter 1:13-25 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ. 13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
14 Obey God because you are his children. Don't slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn't know any better then. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God -- who chose you to be his children -- is holy. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
16 For he himself has said, "You must be holy because I am holy." 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites when he judges. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as foreigners here on earth. 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
19 He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 God chose him for this purpose long before the world began, but now in these final days, he was sent to the earth for all to see. And he did this for you. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
22 Now you can have sincere love for each other as brothers and sisters because you were cleansed from your sins when you accepted the truth of the Good News. So see to it that you really do love each other intensely with all your hearts. 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
23 For you have been born again. Your new life did not come from your earthly parents because the life they gave you will end in death. But this new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24 As the prophet says, "People are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away. 24 For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25 But the word of the Lord will last forever." And that word is the Good News that was preached to you. 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.