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But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:23 corruptible seed. Not only is all seed (the assurance of continued plant, animal, and human reproduction) corruptible, but so is our own human flesh (I Corinthians 15:53) and, indeed “the whole creation” (Romans 8:22). However, we have been redeemed by the incorruptible blood of Christ (I Peter 1:19) to an incorruptible inheritance (I Peter 1:4), an incorruptible body (I Corinthians 15:53), and an incorruptible crown (I Corinthians 9:25), to serve an incorruptible King (I Timothy 1:17), all revealed and activated through the incorruptible, eternal Word of God (I Peter 1:23).

1:24 flower of grass. I Peter 1:24-25 is essentially a quotation from Isaiah 40:6-8.

1:25 endureth for ever. For more on the eternal nature of God’s Word, see also Psalm 119:89, 160; Matthew 24:35; 5:18; Psalm 12:6-7.

1:25 gospel. Note that the “everlasting gospel” includes creation as its very foundation (Revelation 14:6-7).

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