1 Peter 1:23
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English Standard Version
since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being born again not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

1 Peter 1:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Being born again (ἀναγεγεννημένοι)

Rev., having been begotten again. Compare James 1:18.

Of (ἐκ) seed - by (διά) the word

Note the difference in the prepositions; the former denoting the origin or source of life, the latter the medium through which it imparts itself to the nature.

Word of God (λόγου Θεοῦ)

The gospel of Christ. Compare 1 Peter 1:25, and Peter's words, Acts 10:36. Also, Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5; James 1:18. Not the personal Word, as the term is employed by John. Nevertheless, the connection and relation of the personal with the revealed word is distinctly recognized. "In the New Testament we trace a gradual ascent from (a) the concrete message as conveyed to man by personal agency through (b) the Word, the revelation of God to man which the message embodies, forming, as it were, its life and soul, to (c) The Word, who, being God, not only reveals but imparts himself to us, and is formed in us thereby" (Scott, on James 1:18, "Speaker's Commentary").

Seed (σπορᾶς)

Nowhere else in the New Testament. Primarily, the sowing of seed.

1 Peter 1:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

born. See on ver.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

not.

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung on your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts...

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts...

1 Corinthians 15:53,54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality...

but.

1 John 3:9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

by.

1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.

Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

Cross References
Luke 8:11
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

John 1:13
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:3
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

James 1:18
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 3:9
No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

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