18 For you know that you were * redeemed from your empty way of life d inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, e 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, f like that of a lamb g without defect or blemish. 20 He was chosen h i before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times j for you 21 who through Him are believers in God, k who raised Him from the dead l and gave Him glory, m so that your faith and hope are in God.
22 By obedience to the truth, n having purified yourselves o for sincere love of the * brothers, love one another p earnestly q from a pure r heart, s 23 since you have been born again t—not of perishable seed u but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God. v
1:20 Or foreknown
1:22 Other * add through the Spirit
1:22 Or purified your souls
1:22 Or intensely
1:22 Other * omit pure