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

  • R.Manoharan
    If words I read or heard embedded in my spirit and change my inner and outer life then it is incorruptible.But if words are in my emotion and mind used for preaching,sharing,praying,worshipping,counseling with no or little change in my life,then it is corruptible.Please judge ourselves.Incorruptible words soften our spirit whereas corruptible words harden spirit.In that case better NOT to read.
  • Cassandra
    Be ye holy for I am holy says the Lord
    God takes this passage very seriously that's why He sent His Son to set the example in human flesh and left us the Holy Spirit to protect lead and guide us.
    No excuses. .
  • Susan
    The Word Asia.. St Thomas went To India. Wondering if The translators changed a place in India to the word asia .. One sees ancient Indian minimised in media.. Just a thought
  • Terrie Craddock
    Peter is exhorting the believers here to remain faithful, live holy and remember that they are the redeemed in Christ Jesus; by his precious blood and resurrection from the dead, so that when he appears, they will blameless before him .
  • Cornwell
    Today, we are all behaving as those people Peter wrote to. We have become self righteous and doesn't heed to Gods word again, May God have mercy on us and make us holy for He is holy!
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.

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