1 Peter 1:18-21
18 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 forefathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 He was chosen before the creation of the world
but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21 Through him, you believe in God, who raised him
from the dead and glorified him, and so your
faith and hope are in God.