17 Therefore, if anyone is iin Christ, he is ja new creation. kThe old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
15 For pneither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but qa new creation.
Born Again to a Living Hope
3 gBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! hAccording to his great mercy, ihe has caused us to be born again to a living hope jthrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
23 dsince you have been born again, enot of perishable seed but of imperishable, through fthe living and abiding word of God;