1 Peter 1:13–23

Be Holy

13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober,o set your hopep on the grace to be brought to youq when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.r 14 As obedients children, do not conformt to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.u 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;v 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”a w

17 Since you call on a Fatherx who judges each person’s worky impartially,z live out your time as foreignersa here in reverent fear.b 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemedc from the empty way of lifed handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious bloode of Christ, a lambf without blemish or defect.g 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world,h but was revealed in these last timesi for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God,j who raised him from the deadk and glorified him,l and so your faith and hopem are in God.

22 Now that you have purifiedn yourselves by obeyingo the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply,p from the heart.b 23 For you have been born again,q not of perishable seed, but of imperishable,r through the living and enduring word of God.s

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