19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot; 20 predetermined, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for you; 21 who through him, believe in God, who raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Wherefore, having purified your souls by obeying the truth, through the Spirit, to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another, from a pure heart, fervently: 23 having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of the living God, which remains. 24 "For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower of it falls down; but the word of the Lord remains forever." 25 Now this is that word which has been proclaimed as glad tidings to you.