1 Peter 1:22

“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seeing yee haue purified your soules in obeying the truth through the Spirit, vnto vnfained loue of the brethren: see that ye loue one another with a pure heart feruently,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:
- Basic English Bible

Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently;
- Darby Bible

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
- Webster's Bible

Now that, through your obedience to the truth, you have purified your souls for cherishing sincere brotherly love, you must love another heartily and fervently.
- Weymouth Bible

Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
- World English Bible

And make ye chast youre soulis in obedience of charite, in loue of britherhod; of simple herte loue ye togidre more bisili.
- Wycliffe Bible

Your souls having purified in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to brotherly love unfeigned, out of a pure heart one another love ye earnestly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:22


1:22 Having purified your souls by obeying the truth through the Spirit, who bestows upon you freely, both obedience and purity of heart, and unfeigned love of the brethren, go on to still higher degrees of love. Love one another fervently - With the most strong and tender affection; and yet with a pure heart - Pure from any spot of unholy desire or inordinate passion.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:22


1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls. The Greek verb "hagnizo", rendered "purified", occurs seven times in the New Testament. In four of these, Joh 11:55 Ac 21:24,26 24:18, it refers to ceremonial purification. In the other three it refers to moral purification; the cleansing of the life from its sins. That seems to be the sense here. It refers not only to the forgiveness of sins but to the pure life that should follow. This purification is obtained in obeying the truth. That is, by obedience to the gospel. Through the Spirit. The Spirit is inseparable from the gospel. The gospel dispensation is that of the Spirit. See Ac 15:8,9. Unto unfeigned love of the brethren. The Spirit of Christ in our hearts is the spirit of brotherly love. [See that ye] love one another. How can one profess to follow Christ unless he loves those for whom Christ died? With a pure heart fervently. With a sincere heart.

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