1 Peter 1:18-20 NIV

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed1 from the empty way of life2 handed down to you from your forefathers,

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19 but with the precious blood3 of Christ, a lamb4 without blemish or defect.5

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20 He was chosen before the creation of the world,6 but was revealed in these last times7 for your sake.

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