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1 Peter 1

1 Peter 1:18 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Forasmuch as ye know
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
ye were
lutroo (Greek #3084)
to ransom (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: redeem.
Pronounce: loo-tro'-o
Origin: from 3083
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
lutroo (Greek #3084)
to ransom (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: redeem.
Pronounce: loo-tro'-o
Origin: from 3083
with corruptible things
phthartos (Greek #5349)
decayed, i.e. (by implication) perishable
KJV usage: corruptible.
Pronounce: fthar-tos'
Origin: from 5351
, as silver
argurion (Greek #694)
silvery, i.e. (by implication) cash; specially, a silverling (i.e. drachma or shekel)
KJV usage: money, (piece of) silver (piece).
Pronounce: ar-goo'-ree-on
Origin: neuter of a presumed derivative of 696
e (Greek #2228)
disjunctive, or; comparative, than
KJV usage: and, but (either), (n-)either, except it be, (n-)or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially 2235, 2260, 2273.
Pronounce: ay
Origin: a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms
chrusion (Greek #5553)
a golden article, i.e. gold plating, ornament, or coin
KJV usage: gold.
Pronounce: khroo-see'-on
Origin: diminutive of 5557
, from
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
mataios (Greek #3152)
empty, i.e. (literally) profitless, or (specially), an idol
KJV usage: vain, vanity.
Pronounce: mat'-ah-yos
Origin: from the base of 3155
anastrophe (Greek #391)
KJV usage: conversation.
Pronounce: an-as-trof-ay'
Origin: from 390
received by tradition from your fathers
patroparadotos (Greek #3970)
KJV usage: received by tradition from fathers.
Pronounce: pat-rop-ar-ad'-ot-os
Origin: from 3962 and a derivative of 3860 (in the sense of handing over or down)

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1 Peter 4:3• 3For the time past is sufficient for us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, walking in lasciviousness, lusts, wine-drinking, revels, drinkings, and unhallowed idolatries. (1 Peter 4:3)
Jer. 9:14• 14but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them; (Jer. 9:14)
Jer. 16:19• 19Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit. (Jer. 16:19)
Jer. 44:17• 17but we will certainly do every word that is gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of the heavens, and to pour out drink-offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and we had plenty of bread, and were well, and saw no evil. (Jer. 44:17)
Ezek. 20:18• 18And I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk not in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols. (Ezek. 20:18)
Amos 2:4• 4Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have despised the law of Jehovah, and have not kept his statutes; and their lies have caused them to err, after which their fathers walked. (Amos 2:4)
Zech. 1:4‑6• 4Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings; but they did not hearken nor attend unto me, saith Jehovah.
5Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
6But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? And they turned and said, Like as Jehovah of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
(Zech. 1:4‑6)
Matt. 15:2‑3• 2Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
3But he answering said to them, Why do *ye* also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?
(Matt. 15:2‑3)
Acts 7:51‑52• 51O stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, *ye* do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers, *ye* also.
52Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom *ye* have now become deliverers up and murderers!
(Acts 7:51‑52)
Acts 19:34‑35• 34But, recognising that he was a Jew, there was one cry from all, shouting for about two hours, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.
35And the townclerk, having quieted the crowd, said, Ephesians, what man is there then who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of Artemis the great, and of the image which fell down from heaven?
(Acts 19:34‑35)
Gal. 1:4• 4who gave himself for our sins, so that he should deliver us out of the present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father; (Gal. 1:4)
 Silver and gold are the least corruptible of metals, yet they are corruptible. The price of our redemption was incorruptible and precious. (1 Peter 1 by F.B. Hole)
 Peter speaks when he tells the saints that they "were redeemed," and that they knew it consciously (εἰδότες). It was no longer a simply objective fact: this they had at first to apprehend by faith; it was now part of their inward realization by the Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:18-19 by W. Kelly)
 Fore-fathers, of whom scripture gave a reliable and sad account, were their trust, not the living God. (1 Peter 1:18-19 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

W. Kelly Translation

knowing that not by corruptibles, silver or gold, ye were redeemed, from your vain course ancestrally handed down,