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

  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOELEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH --- SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT --- UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST GRACE UNTO YOU AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD --- AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE --- WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM --- WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED ---
  • William
    The only way to tell God thank you or to be assured that I have truly been forgiven and saved by Christ is to be holy in ALL in all manner of conduct
  • Insight777
    V18, Peter explains that animals bought with silver and gold then slaughtered to remove "sin" is nothing more than vanity held onto by tradition. It is meaningless and does not remove sin.
    Jesus taught that his gospel, His Words = His Blood, remove sin as they teach water baptism for removal of sin not blood sacrifice. His gospel is like an innocent lamb, pure. One can not BUY forgiveness of sin.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER THAT SPEAKETH IN YOU 2 PETER 1:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER HATH GIVEN UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
  • LadyA
    JESUS IS LORD! HE LIVES!
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 32:16 THEY PROVOKED HIM TO JEALOUSY WITH STRANGE GODS WITH ABOMINATIONS PROVOKED THEY HIM TO ANGER 32:18 OF THE ROCK THAT BEGAT THEE THOU ART UNMINDFUL AND HAST FORGOTTEN GOD THAT FORMED THEE 1 CORINTHIANS 4:15 FOR THOUGH YOU HAVE TEN THOUSAND INSTRUCTORS IN CHRIST YET HAVE YOU NOT MANY FATHERS FOR IN CHRIST JESUS I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU THROUGH THE GOSPEL COLOSSIANS 1:5 FOR THE HOPE WHICH IS LAID UP FOR YOU IN HEAVEN WHEREOF YOU HEARD BEFORE IN THE WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL JAMES 1:18 OF HIS OWN WILL BEGAT HE US WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH THAT WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRSTFRUITS OF HIS CREATURES PROVERBS 8:7 FOR MY MOUTH SHALL SPEAK TRUTH AND WICKEDNESS IS AN ABOMINATION TO MY LIPS

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