Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

You have experienced new birth, not from seed that can decay, but from seed that cannot decay, through the living and enduring word of God.

New American Standard Bible

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

since you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.

International Standard Version

For you have been born again, not by a seed that perishes but by one that cannot perish by the living and everlasting word of God.

A Conservative Version

begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God that lives and remains into the age.

American Standard Version

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.

Amplified

for you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting word of God.

Anderson New Testament

having been begotten again, not with corruptible seed, but with incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

since your regeneration is not owing to any corruptible principles, but to the unchangeable word of the immortal God.

Darby Translation

being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the living and abiding word of God.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of the living God, which remains.

Godbey New Testament

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the word of God, who lives and abides.

Goodspeed New Testament

for you have been born anew from a germ not perishable, but imperishable, through the message of the living, everlasting God.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Begotten again, not of corrupted seed, but uncorrupted, by the word of God, living and remaining forever.

King James 2000

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[because you] have been born again, not from perishable seed but imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Modern King James verseion

having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living Word of God, and abiding forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for ye are born anew, not of mortal seed, but of immortal seed, by the word of God which liveth, and lasteth forever.

Moffatt New Testament

You are born anew of immortal, not of mortal seed, by the living, lasting word of God;

Montgomery New Testament

For you have been born anew, not of perishable, but of imperishable seed, by the living, lasting word of God.

NET Bible

You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

New Heart English Bible

having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding Word of God.

Noyes New Testament

being born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.

Sawyer New Testament

having been born again, not from destructible seed but from indestructible, through the word of God which lives and endures.

The Emphasized Bible

Having been regenerated - Not out of corruptible seed, but incorruptible - through means of the word of a Living and Abiding God;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the quickening word of God, and which abideth for ever.

Twentieth Century New Testament

since your new Life has come, not from perishable, but imperishable, seed, through the Message of the Everliving God.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

because you have been born anew, not from a germ that perishes but from one that does not perish, by the word of the living and everlasting God.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the word of God, that lives and abides.

Worsley New Testament

being regenerated not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀναγεννάω 
Anagennao 
Usage: 2

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

φθαρτός 
Phthartos 
Usage: 6

σπορά 
Spora 
Usage: 1

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἄφθαρτος 
Aphthartos 
Usage: 7

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 1:23

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 1:23

Images 1 Peter 1:23

Prayers for 1 Peter 1:23

Context Readings

Be Holy In All Your Conduct

22 [Since] you have purified your souls by [your] obedience to the truth [i.e., the Gospel message], which produces a genuine love for your brothers, [now] you should have this kind of fervent, heartfelt love for one another. 23 You have experienced new birth, not from seed that can decay, but from seed that cannot decay, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For all forms of flesh are similar to grass, and all the splendor of [a person's] flesh is like the flower [which blossoms] from the grass. [But as with] grass, [a person's flesh] withers, and its flower [i.e., his splendor] falls off.



Cross References

Hebrews 4:12

For God's word is alive and active and sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates [deep enough] even to divide [a person's] soul [from his] spirit, and his joints [from his] bone marrow [Note: This is figurative language describing the penetrating effect of God's word into a person's spiritual, inner being] and is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of a person's heart.

1 Peter 1:3

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is to be praised for being so merciful as to have given us a new birth, which provides for us a hope of never ending life through the means of Jesus Christ's return from the dead.

John 1:13

[Such people] were born of God, not of blood ties [i.e., from physical descendants], nor of the will of the flesh [i.e., merely from a sexual desire], nor of the will of man [i.e., from a husband's desire for offspring].

John 3:3

Jesus said to him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, a person cannot see the kingdom of God [i.e., enter it. See verse 5], unless he is born from above [Note: The words "from above" are also used in verse 31, but in this place they could also mean "again," or "anew" and refer to the source of a person's second birth].

James 1:18

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

James 1:18

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

James 1:18

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

Matthew 24:35

[Although] the sky and the earth will pass away [See II Pet. 3:10], my words will not pass away [i.e., they will certainly come true].

John 1:3

Everything came into being through this Word, and apart from Him not a single thing came into being.

John 3:5

Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, a person cannot enter the kingdom of God unless he is born out of water and the Holy Spirit.

John 6:63

It is the Holy Spirit who [Note: The Greek word here is "that" instead of "who"] gives life [i.e., understanding the spiritual nature of Jesus' teaching can produce spiritual life]; the flesh is of no value [i.e., understanding Jesus' teaching only in a physical sense makes it worthless]. The words I have spoken to you are [from the] Holy Spirit and [they give] life.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the honor belonging to the immortal God for the statues of mortal men, and birds, and animals and reptiles.

1 Corinthians 15:53-54

For this [body] that can decay must be clothed with [a body] which cannot decay. And this [body] that can die must be clothed with [a body] which cannot die.

1 Peter 1:25

But the word of the Lord continues to live on and on [forever]. And this word is the good news that was preached to you people.

1 John 3:9

No one who has been [spiritually] conceived [and eventually born] by God continues to live a sinful life, because God's seed [i.e., His word, See Luke 8:11] continues to live in his heart, so he cannot [continue a life of] sin, because he has been conceived by God.

1 John 5:18

We know that every person who has been [spiritually] conceived [by God and eventually born] does not continue in [a life of] sin, but God's one and only conceived [Son] keeps him [from continuing to sin], and the evil one [i.e., Satan] does not continue to touch him [i.e., continue to control his life].

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