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1 Peter 1:22-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Enduring Word

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [a]through the Spirit in [b]sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of [c]corruptible seed but [d]incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides [e]forever, 24 because

“All flesh is as grass,
And all [f]the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
25 But the [g]word of the Lord endures forever.”

Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 NU omits through the Spirit
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 Lit. unhypocritical
  3. 1 Peter 1:23 perishable
  4. 1 Peter 1:23 imperishable
  5. 1 Peter 1:23 NU omits forever
  6. 1 Peter 1:24 NU its glory as
  7. 1 Peter 1:25 spoken word
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 1:22-25 New International Version (NIV)

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.[a] 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,

“All people are like grass,
    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25     but the word of the Lord endures forever.”[b]

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Some early manuscripts from a pure heart
  2. 1 Peter 1:25 Isaiah 40:6-8 (see Septuagint)
New International Version (NIV)

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