28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all (A)the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [a]overseers, to shepherd (B)the church of God which (C)He [b]purchased [c]with His own blood.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 Or bishops
  2. Acts 20:28 Lit acquired
  3. Acts 20:28 Lit through

23 (A)You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

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18 knowing that you were not [a](A)redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your (B)futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious (C)blood, as of a (D)lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was (E)foreknown before (F)the foundation of the world, but has (G)appeared [b]in these last times (H)for the sake of you 21 who through Him are (I)believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and (J)gave Him glory, so that your faith and (K)hope are in God.

22 Since you have (L)in obedience to the truth (M)purified your souls for a [c](N)sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from [d]the heart, 23 for you have been (O)born again (P)not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring (Q)word of God. 24 For,

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

And this is (T)the word which was [e]preached to you.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:18 Or ransomed
  2. 1 Peter 1:20 Lit at the end of the times
  3. 1 Peter 1:22 Lit unhypocritical
  4. 1 Peter 1:22 Two early mss read a clean heart
  5. 1 Peter 1:25 Lit preached as good news to you

The Rise of False Prophets

But (A)false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be (B)false teachers (C)among you, who will (D)secretly introduce (E)destructive heresies, even (F)denying the (G)Master who (H)bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

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And they *sang a (A)new song, saying,

(B)Worthy are You to take the [a]book and to break its seals; for You were (C)slain, and (D)purchased for God with Your blood men from (E)every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 5:9 Or scroll

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