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.
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;
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,
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:18 Your vain conversation - Your foolish, sinful way of life.
LibraryBy, Through, Unto
'... Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.'--1 Peter i. 5. The Revised Version substitutes 'guarded' for 'kept,' and the alteration, though slight, is important, for it not only more accurately preserves the meaning of the word employed, but it retains the military metaphor which is in it. The force of the expression will appear if I refer, in a sentence, to other cases in which it is employed in the New Testament. For instance, we read that …
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I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free."
For this is what the LORD says: "When I sold you into exile, I received no payment. Now I can redeem you without having to pay for you."
Instead, they have stubbornly followed their own desires and worshiped the images of Baal, as their ancestors taught them.
1 Corinthians 6:20
for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
With the Lord's authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused.
He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.
With his own blood--not the blood of goats and calves--he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.
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