“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;”
King James Version (KJV)
1:18 Your vain conversation - Your foolish, sinful way of life.
1Pe 1:18 Ye were not redeemed with . . . silver and gold. Gold or earthly wealth could never have wrought our redemption. From your vain conversation. Vain and profitless manner of life. [Received] by tradition from your fathers. This was true of Jewish Christians, but still more true of the heathen who had been converted.