15 but [a](A)like the Holy One who called you, [b](B)be holy yourselves also (C)in all your behavior; 16 because it is written: “(D)You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

17 If you (E)address as Father the One who (F)impartially (G)judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves (H)in fear during the time of your (I)stay on earth; 18 knowing that you were not [c](J)redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your (K)futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious (L)blood, as of a (M)lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was (N)foreknown before (O)the foundation of the world, but has (P)appeared [d]in these last times (Q)for the sake of you 21 who through Him are (R)believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and (S)gave Him glory, so that your faith and (T)hope are in God.

22 Since you have (U)purified your souls (V)in obedience to the truth for a (W)sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another from [e]the heart, 23 for you have been (X)born again (Y)not of seed which is perishable, but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring (Z)word of God. 24 For,

(AA)All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory is like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,
25 (AB)But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is (AC)the word which was [f]preached to you.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:15 Lit according to
  2. 1 Peter 1:15 Or become
  3. 1 Peter 1:18 Or ransomed
  4. 1 Peter 1:20 Lit at the end of the times
  5. 1 Peter 1:22 Two early mss a pure heart
  6. 1 Peter 1:25 Lit preached as good news to you

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