1 Peter 1:18
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New International Version
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,

New Living Translation
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver.

English Standard Version
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,

Berean Study Bible
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers,

Berean Literal Bible
knowing that you were redeemed from your futile manner of life handed down from your fathers, not by perishable things--by silver or by gold--

New American Standard Bible
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

King James Bible
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,

International Standard Version
For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,

NET Bible
You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed--not by perishable things like silver or gold,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As you know that you were redeemed from your worthless works which you received from your fathers, not with silver which wears out, neither with gold,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Realize that you weren't set free from the worthless life handed down to you from your ancestors by a payment of silver or gold which can be destroyed.

New American Standard 1977
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

Jubilee Bible 2000
knowing that ye have been ransomed from your vain conversation (which you received from your fathers), not with corruptible things like silver and gold,

King James 2000 Bible
Since you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain manner of life received by tradition from your fathers;

American King James Version
For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

American Standard Version
knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers:

Darby Bible Translation
knowing that ye have been redeemed, not by corruptible [things, as] silver or gold, from your vain conversation handed down from [your] fathers,

English Revised Version
knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers;

Webster's Bible Translation
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain course of life received by tradition from your fathers;

Weymouth New Testament
knowing, as you do, that it was not with a ransom of perishable wealth, such as silver or gold, that you were set free from your frivolous habits of life which had been handed down to you from your forefathers,

World English Bible
knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,

Young's Literal Translation
having known that, not with corruptible things -- silver or gold -- were ye redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:17-25 Holy confidence in God as a Father, and awful fear of him as a Judge, agree together; and to regard God always as a Judge, makes him dear to us as a Father. If believers do evil, God will visit them with corrections. Then, let Christians not doubt God's faithfulness to his promises, nor give way to enslaving dread of his wrath, but let them reverence his holiness. The fearless professor is defenceless, and Satan takes him captive at his will; the desponding professor has no heart to avail himself of his advantages, and is easily brought to surrender. The price paid for man's redemption was the precious blood of Christ. Not only openly wicked, but unprofitable conversation is highly dangerous, though it may plead custom. It is folly to resolve, I will live and die in such a way, because my forefathers did so. God had purposes of special favour toward his people, long before he made manifest such grace unto them. But the clearness of light, the supports of faith, the power of ordinances, are all much greater since Christ came upon earth, than they were before. The comfort is, that being by faith made one with Christ, his present glory is an assurance that where he is we shall be also, Joh 14:3. The soul must be purified, before it can give up its own desires and indulgences. And the word of God planted in the heart by the Holy Ghost, is a means of spiritual life, stirring up to our duty, working a total change in the dispositions and affections of the soul, till it brings to eternal life. In contrast with the excellence of the renewed spiritual man, as born again, observe the vanity of the natural man. In his life, and in his fall, he is like grass, the flower of grass, which soon withers and dies away. We should hear, and thus receive and love, the holy, living word, and rather hazard all than lose it; and we must banish all other things from the place due to it. We should lodge it in our hearts as our only treasures here, and the certain pledge of the treasure of glory laid up for believers in heaven.
Study Bible
A Call to Holiness
17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth. 18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.…
Cross References
Isaiah 44:22
"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."

Isaiah 52:3
For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."

Jeremiah 9:14
but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,"

1 Corinthians 6:20
you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

Ephesians 4:17
So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord: You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

Titus 2:14
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Hebrews 9:12
He did not enter by the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus securing eternal redemption.

1 John 3:5
But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.
Treasury of Scripture

For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

ye.

Psalm 49:7,8 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God …

1 Corinthians 6:20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, …

1 Corinthians 7:23 You are bought with a price; be not you the servants of men.

corruptible. See on ver.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

vain.

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted …

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches …

Jeremiah 4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem…

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

received.

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

Jeremiah 9:14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own …

Ezekiel 20:18 But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the …

Amos 2:4 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, …

Zechariah 1:4-6 Be you not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, …

Matthew 15:2,3 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for …

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Acts 19:34,35 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the …

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this …

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