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

  • Mbugua
    Comment*Verse 3-5 really quickens my spirit especially verse 5 we are kept by the power of God through faith. In other words we are well guarded, just like a palace of a king is guarded by the soldiers
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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