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

  • 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

  • Lilian
    Our God will loive and we shall live also, what a promising word from God. Thanks to Jesus for the precious blood that shed for us we are now redeemed and pardoned by the blood of Jesus our sins are forgiven and washes away by his blood. Thank you Jesus for the blood and praised you Lord our Savior for you are worthy to be praised. No other Jehovah Jireh, Shalom and Rapha. I trust you Lord forever
  • Asmond Allen
    The marvelous wisdom of mankind given by God the Father to Jesus Christ,how shall we escape if we neglect, such great salvation.this network is doing a marvelous job which is,but as for me I must entertain strangers and I will I be entertained angels,do good to all men.
  • Kyanna
    Praise God, because he gave his son to die for our sins we can be freed from sin. There is hope. To live is to have Christ... Sin is dead to tho who have Him. Choosing the Lord to be our saviour we are saying yes to life!!!!... New life, new opportunities, new promise a whole new world!!. Glory be to the most high!!
  • MockingBird
    Because He lives , I live also. I am begotten into a lively hope through the faith of the operation of God in raising Jesus from the dead , so also am I raised from the dead by God's mercy. Blessed be God my Father of my Lord Jesus Christ !!
  • Norm
    1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

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