Bible: 1 Pet 1:17-2:3

1:17 And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here 1  in reverence. 1:18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold, 1:19 but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ. 1:20 He was foreknown 2  before the foundation of the world but 3  was manifested in these last times 4  for your sake. 1:21 Through him you now trust 5  in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

1:22 You have purified 6  your souls by obeying the truth 7  in order to show sincere mutual love. 8  So 9  love one another earnestly from a pure heart. 10  1:23 You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. 1:24 For

all flesh 11  is like grass

and all its glory like the flower of the grass; 12 

the grass withers and the flower falls off,

1:25 but the word of the Lord 13  endures forever. 14 

And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.

2:1 So get rid of 15  all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2:2 And 16  yearn 17  like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, 18  so that by it you may grow up to 19  salvation, 20  2:3 if you have experienced 21  the Lord’s kindness. 22 

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