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1 Peter 1:22-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Love and Purity

22 Now, because of your obedience to the truth,[a] you have purified your very souls, and this empowers you to be full of love for your fellow believers. So express this sincere love toward one another passionately and with a pure heart.[b] 23 For through the eternal and living Word of God[c] you have been born again. And this “seed” that he planted within you can never be destroyed but will live and grow inside of you forever. For:

24 Human beings[d] are frail and temporary, like grass,
    and the glory of man fleeting
    like blossoms of the field.[e]
    The grass dries and withers and the flowers fall off,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Most later manuscripts have “through the Spirit.” It is generally recognized by scholars today that this was likely an addition to the text.
  2. 1 Peter 1:22 This verse is packed with the virtues that should be seen in the lives of believers: obedience, truth, purification of our souls, authentic (sincere) love, fervent (passionate) expressions of love, and heart purity.
  3. 1 Peter 1:23 Or “the Word of the living and enduring God.”
  4. 1 Peter 1:24 Or “All flesh.”
  5. 1 Peter 1:24 As translated from the Aramaic.
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