1 Peter 1:13-25 - Be Holy In All Your Conduct

13 So then brace up your minds, be steady in spirit, and fix your hope firmly in the grace that is coming to you, at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 Like obedient children, do not fashion yourselves according to the former passions of your days of ignorance, 15 but become yourselves holy in your whole manner of living, as He who has called you is holy, 16 as the Scripture says, You shall be holy, because I am holy.

17 And since you call upon him as Father, who impartially judges each one according to his deeds, pass the time of your sojourning here in reverence. 18 For you well know that not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were you redeemed from the emptiness of your manner of life, received by tradition from your ancestors; 19 but with precious blood, like that of a lamb without spot or blemish, even the blood of Christ. 20 He was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope are now in God.

22 Now that by obedience to the truth you have purified your lives for a brotherly love without hypocrisy, you must love one another from your hearts, fervently. 23 For you have been born anew, not of perishable, but of imperishable seed, by the living, lasting word of God. 24 For, All flesh is grass And all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass fades, The flower falls, 25 But the word of the Lord abides forever. And this is the word of the gospel which has been told to you.