who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
By Him ye believe in God, who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently,
being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever;
for "all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away;
but the Word of the Lord endureth for ever." And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.