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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

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