1 Peter 1:16

“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because it has been said in the Writings, You are to be holy, for I am holy.
- Basic English Bible

because it is written, Be ye holy, for *I* am holy.
- Darby Bible

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
- Webster's Bible

Because it stands written, "You are to be holy, because I am holy."
- Weymouth Bible

because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."
- World English Bible

for it is writun, Ye schulen be hooli, for Y am hooli.
- Wycliffe Bible

because it hath been written, `Become ye holy, because I am holy;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:16


1:16 #Lev 11:44|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:16


1Pe 1:16 Because it is written. See Le 11:44 19:2. Be ye holy; for I am holy. We must not only submit to God's commands but seek to imitate his holiness.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • Wayne
    R. Corruptible things are things like gold and silver and such as stated in verse 18.
  • Judith I
    Their are many paths to understanding the Journey of life as there are many verses in Scripture to the understanding of the word of God; however the first step does not begin in forsaking.Seek, knock, ask and the door shall be opened unto you; for those who seek God so shall they find him through Christ Our Lord and Savior the Good Shepherd.
  • BSP
    Verse 16 say we must be holy because God is holy. We need to imitate Him to the best of our ability.
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.
  • James Robertson
    I am doing a study group in the book of 1st peter
  • David
    The Lord's resurrection on the 3rd day is the key 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We are in Christ John 14:10-11 and verse 20. We have Eternal Life in Him. 1 John 1:2 For the life was manifested, ... shew unto you that eternal life

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