New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:4 precious promises. It has been calculated that the Bible contains some 3800 promises, from that in Genesis 3:15 to the final promise in Revelation 22:20.
1:4 divine nature. It is through the Word and its promises, if we believe them, that we are given a new nature, being “born again…of incorruptible [seed], by the Word of God” (I Peter 1:23).