22 [a]Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit, to love brotherly without feigning, love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born anew, not of mortal seed, but of immortal, by the word of God, who liveth and endureth forever.
24 [b]For all [c]flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man is as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth away.
1 Peter 1:22He commendeth the practice of obedience, that is, charity: earnestly beating into their heads again, that he speaketh not of any common charity, and such as proceedeth from that our corrupt nature, but of that whose beginning is the Spirit of God, which purifieth our souls through the word laid hold on by faith, and engendereth also in us a spiritually and everlasting life, as God is most pure and truly living.
1 Peter 1:24A reason why we have need of this heavenly generation, to wit, because that men, be their glory never so great, are of nature void of all true and sound goodness.
1 Peter 1:24The word (flesh) showeth the weakness of our nature, which is chiefly to be considered in the flesh itself.
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