||For you know that it was not with corruptible gold or silver that you were redeemed away from your useless behavior in the traditions of your fathers,
||but it was with the precious blood of Christ, an immaculate and undefiled lamb,
||foreknown, certainly, before the foundation of the world, and made manifest in these latter times for your sake.
||Through him, you have been faithful to God, who raised him up from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope would be in God.
||So chastise your souls with the obedience of charity, in fraternal love, and love one another from a simple heart, attentively.
||For you have been born again, not from corruptible seed, but from what is incorruptible, from the Word of God, living and remaining for all eternity.
||For all flesh is like the grass and all its glory is like the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away.
||But the Word of the Lord endures for eternity. And this is the Word that has been evangelized to you.