19 but (A)with the precious blood of Christ, (B)as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 (C)He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was [a]manifest (D)in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, (E)who raised Him from the dead and (F)gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

The Enduring Word

22 Since you (G)have purified your souls in obeying the truth [b]through the Spirit in [c]sincere (H)love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 (I)having been born again, not of [d]corruptible seed but [e]incorruptible, (J)through the word of God which lives and abides [f]forever, 24 because

(K)“All flesh is as grass,
And all [g]the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
25 (L)But the [h]word of the Lord endures forever.”

(M)Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:20 revealed
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 NU omits through the Spirit
  3. 1 Peter 1:22 Lit. unhypocritical
  4. 1 Peter 1:23 perishable
  5. 1 Peter 1:23 imperishable
  6. 1 Peter 1:23 NU omits forever
  7. 1 Peter 1:24 NU its glory as
  8. 1 Peter 1:25 spoken word

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