23#John 1:13having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, #1 Thess. 2:13; James 1:18through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24because #Is. 40:6–8; James 1:10“All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, 25#Is. 40:8But the word of the Lord endures forever.” #(John 1:1)Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.