C. Christ's Redemption --
Unto a Holy Life by the Holy Nature
and unto Brotherly Love through Purification
by the Sanctifying Truth,
Based on Regeneration by the Incorruptible Seed
through the Living Word of God
13 1Therefore agirding up the loins of your mind and being 2bsober, set your 3hope perfectly on the 4cgrace being brought to you at the drevelation of Jesus Christ.
14 As children of aobedience, do not be 1fashioned according to the former blusts in your cignorance;
15 But according to the 1Holy One who acalled you, you yourselves also 2be bholy in all your cmanner of life;
16 Because it is written, "You shall be aholy because I am holy.''
17 And if you call as 1aFather the One who bwithout respect of persons 2cjudges according to each one's 3work, pass the time of your dsojourning in 4efear,
18 Knowing that it was not with corruptible things, with 1asilver or gold, that you were bredeemed cfrom your 2dvain manner of life handed down from your fathers,
19 But with 1precious ablood, as of a bLamb cwithout blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ;
20 Who was 1aforeknown bbefore the foundation of the world but has been cmanifested in the 2dlast of times for your sake,
21 Who 1through Him believe into God, who araised Him from the dead and 2gave Him bglory, so that your 3faith and chope are in God.
22 Since you have 1purified your 2asouls by your obedience to the 3truth unto unfeigned 4bbrotherly love, love one another 5from a pure heart fervently,
23 1Having been aregenerated not of corruptible 2bseed but of incorruptible, through the cliving and abiding word of God.
24 For "all 1flesh is like agrass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass has withered, and the flower has fallen off,
25 But the 1word of the 2Lord abides forever.'' And this is the aword which has been announced to you as the 3bgospel.