New International Version
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring 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.
Darby Bible Translation
being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by [the] living and abiding word of 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.
Young's Literal Translation
being begotten again, not out of seed corruptible, but incorruptible, through a word of God -- living and remaining -- to the age;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Being born again - For being born of Abraham's seed will not avail to the entering of the kingdom of heaven.
Not of corruptible seed - By no human generation, or earthly means; but of incorruptible - a Divine and heavenly principle which is not liable to decay, nor to be affected by the changes and chances to which all sublunary things are exposed.
By the word of God - Δια λογου ζωντος Θεου· By the doctrine of the living God, which remaineth for ever; which doctrine shall never change, any more than the source shall whence it proceeds.
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Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.--I THES. 5:8. Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.--Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And …
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The Christian's Heaviness and Rejoicing
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 John 3:9
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
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