22 Since you have (A)purified your souls (B)in obedience to the truth for a (C)sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another from [a]the heart, 23 for you have been (D)born again (E)not of seed which is perishable, but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring (F)word of God. 24 For,

(G)All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory is like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,
25 (H)But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is (I)the word which was [b]preached to you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Two early mss a pure heart
  2. 1 Peter 1:25 Lit preached as good news to you