1 Peter 1:18

“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)

Other Translations

For as much as ye know that yee were not redeemed with corruptible things, as siluer and golde, from your vaine conuersation receiued by tradition from your fathers;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being conscious that you have been made free from that foolish way of life which was your heritage from your fathers, not through a payment of things like silver or gold which come to destruction,
- Basic English Bible

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

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;
- Webster's Bible

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,
- Weymouth 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,
- World English Bible

ethir siluer, ye ben bouyt ayen of youre veyn liuynge of fadris tradicioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

having known that, not with corruptible things -- silver or gold -- were ye redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:18


1:18 Your vain conversation - Your foolish, sinful way of life.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:18


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.

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