22 Since you hhave purified your souls in obeying the truth 9through the Spirit in 1sincere ilove of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 jhaving been born again, not of 2corruptible seed but 3incorruptible, kthrough the word of God which lives and abides 4forever, 24 because
l“All flesh is as grass,
And all 5the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
nNow this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.