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

  • BSP
    Verse 16 say we must be holy because God is holy. We need to imitate Him to the best of our ability.
  • Wayne
    Verse 23 does not have to do in another language. A tongue is a language. A brother or sister does not have to speak another language to be filled with the Holy Ghost.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Behold verse 23. Speaking in Tongues is proof possitive that you are born again of the incorruptable seed which is Christ in you the Hope of Glory and the very gates of hell cannot stop you from going Glory to our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh in and through His Son, Messiah Christ Yeshua Jesus,Glory Amen indeed. Shalom.
  • 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.

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