1 Peter 1:23

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Being borne againe, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liueth and abideth for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, {that is,} through the living and enduring word of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God.
- Basic English Bible

being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by [the] living and abiding word of God.
- Darby Bible

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
- Webster's Bible

For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
- Weymouth Bible

having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.
- World English Bible

And be ye borun ayen, not of corruptible seed, `but vncorruptible, bi the word of lyuynge God, and dwellynge in to with outen ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

being begotten again, not out of seed corruptible, but incorruptible, through a word of God -- living and remaining -- to the age;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:23


1:23 Which liveth - Is full of divine virtue. And abideth the same for ever.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:23


1Pe 1:23 Being born again. At conversion. See Joh 3:1-6. Not of corruptible seed. A birth always implies a moving cause. In this birth the new life is planted by "incorruptible" seed, even by the word of God. See also Ac 10:36 Jas 1:18. The gospel preached and lodged in the heart, "the power of God to salvation" (Ro 1:16), is the power that moves the soul to a new life. Which liveth and abideth forever. God's word is living and eternal. It has life in it and hence communicates life. See Heb 4:12.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Wayne
    Matt. 4:17- When Jesus began to preach, He said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Irene123
    1Pet.1:1 - " ..... to the 'strangers' ..... " Peter was writing here to Christians who were scattered under the persecution of the Romans after the Day of Pentecost. The word strangers used here denotes - strangers to this world which they have been taken out of spiritually; we are 'in' this world, but not 'of' this world. To be 'of' it is to partake of its sins.
  • BSP
    Our affection for our brothers must not be put on for show. It must be genuine and heartfelt as verse 22 shows.
  • Nana Asare
    One of the most powerful chapters in the Bible, it has all that needs to hold on to the up holding your salvation till rapture.
  • Julie Warr
    I Thank God for Jesus Christ being My Personal. Savior whom always has had me and will always own me Amen.
  • BRYAN
    THE WORD OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER IS WHAT I LIVE BY

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