1:3 begotten us again. “Begotten again” is the same as “born again” in I Peter 1:23.
1:3 lively hope. “Lively”—that is, our hope in Christ is made vibrantly alive by His resurrection, which guarantees forever the ultimate defeat of Satan, sin and death, and the fulfillment of His promise of everlasting life. On this hope, see also I Peter 1:13,21.