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

  • Wayne
    Matt. 4:17- When Jesus began to preach, He said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Irene123
    1Pet.1:1 - " ..... to the 'strangers' ..... " Peter was writing here to Christians who were scattered under the persecution of the Romans after the Day of Pentecost. The word strangers used here denotes - strangers to this world which they have been taken out of spiritually; we are 'in' this world, but not 'of' this world. To be 'of' it is to partake of its sins.
  • BSP
    Our affection for our brothers must not be put on for show. It must be genuine and heartfelt as verse 22 shows.
  • Nana Asare
    One of the most powerful chapters in the Bible, it has all that needs to hold on to the up holding your salvation till rapture.
  • Julie Warr
    I Thank God for Jesus Christ being My Personal. Savior whom always has had me and will always own me Amen.
  • BRYAN
    THE WORD OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER IS WHAT I LIVE BY

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