1:22 You have purified 1 your souls by obeying the truth 2 in order to show sincere mutual love. 3 So 4 love one another earnestly from a pure heart. 5 1:23 You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 tn Grk “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.
2 tc Most later
3 tn Grk “for sincere brotherly love.”
4 tn Verses 22-23 are a single sentence in the Greek text. To improve clarity (and because contemporary English tends to use shorter sentences) these verses have been divided into three sentences in the translation. In addition, “So” has been supplied at the beginning of the second English sentence (v. 22b) to indicate the relationship with the preceding statement.
5 tc A few