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1 Peter 1

1 Peter 1:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

Being bornx again
anagennao (Greek #313)
to beget or (by extension) bear (again)
KJV usage: beget, (bear) X (again).
Pronounce: an-ag-en-nah'-o
Origin: from 303 and 1080
, not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
phthartos (Greek #5349)
decayed, i.e. (by implication) perishable
KJV usage: corruptible.
Pronounce: fthar-tos'
Origin: from 5351
spora (Greek #4701)
a sowing, i.e. (by implication) parentage
KJV usage: seed.
Pronounce: spor-ah'
Origin: from 4687
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
of incorruptible
aphthartos (Greek #862)
undecaying (in essence or continuance)
KJV usage: not (in-, un-)corruptible, immortal.
Pronounce: af'-thar-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 5351
, by
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
the word
logos (Greek #3056)
something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)
KJV usage: account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
Pronounce: log'-os
Origin: from 3004
z of God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, which liveth
zao (Greek #2198)
to live (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
Pronounce: dzah'-o
Origin: a primary verb
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
meno (Greek #3306)
to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy)
KJV usage: abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own.
Pronounce: men'-o
Origin: a primary verb
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
aion (Greek #165)
properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future)
KJV usage: age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end). Compare 5550.
Pronounce: ahee-ohn'
Origin: from the same as 104

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Ministry on This Verse

 “Born of water.” Some believe the water refers to baptism. This is fatal heresy which deceives souls into thinking that new birth occurs when one is baptized. Christendom is full of baptized, lifeless profession, of which Simon Magus in Acts 8 is an outstanding example. The life of God is only imparted by the power of the Holy Spirit using the Word (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Eph. 5:26). (Help on Hard Verses by A.C. Brown)
 Scripture is abundant and clear that a life is given to the believer (and Christ is this life, as the old one is from Adam fallen), which acts through our faculties on objects revealed by God and far beyond those of natural life. (1 Peter 1:23 by W. Kelly)
 The life given is of God, in Christ, and by the Spirit who employs the word here figured as often by "water." (1 Peter 1:23 by W. Kelly)
 The necessity of this new birth for Israel was alluded to, though in veiled terms, in Ezek. 36:25-27. The Lord Jesus yet more strongly enforced its necessity when speaking to Nicodemus in John 3 Nicodemus should have known the passage in Ezekiel, hence the Lord’s words, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?” (John 3:10). (1 Peter 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the living and abiding word of God.

W. Kelly Translation

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through God’s living and abiding worda.

WK Translation Notes

The addition of "for ever" is without due warrant.