Read 1 Peter 1:18 Using Other Translations
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.