22Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth,#1:22 Other mss add through the Spirit so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other,#Zch 7:9; Jn 13:34; Rm 12:10; 1Th 4:9; 1Jn 4:7 from a pure#1:22 Other mss omit pure heart love one another constantly,#1:22 Or fervently#1Tm 1:5 23because you have been born again#1Pt 1:3 — not of perishable seed#1Jn 3:9 but of imperishable — through the living and enduring word of God.#Lk 8:21; Heb 4:12 24For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory #
like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever. # 1:24-25 Is 40:6-8 #
Is 40:6-8; Lk 21:33; Jms 1:10-11; 1Jn 2:17 And this word is the gospel that was proclaimed to you.