Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.
As children of obedience, not fashioned according to the former desires of your ignorance,
But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy:
Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy.
And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one’s work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.
Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers:
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled
Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you:
Who through him are faithful in God who raised him up from the dead and hath given him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.
Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.