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

  • A disciple
    Amen Servant! In this, Peter's First General Epistle, the Spirit is especially teaching on how we are to conduct ourselves as Christians in the present evil world, and about the temptations and trials which are sent for our proving and growth and development, in order to be good and faithful witnesses of God's holy Glad Tidings of Christ; and thereby making us fit for His Presence without fear.
  • Servant of God
    Peter lays out that we must obey thr truth, and hear the Prophets which foretold the coming of God's Christ and his resurrection, which was the fulfillment of our faith that God is within the body and not of the body. We are to endure the trial of faith which invariably occurs in our time on earth for how we do, how we conduct ourselves here dictates how we spend eternity, and our clothing there
  • A disciple
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to HIS ABUNDANT MERCY begat us again into living hope, by the again-rising of Jesus Christ from death," All that Jesus is, all that He said and did, all His prayers for us, did the Father answer in Jesus' rising again from dead. The words and deeds shall be for ever and all that for now opposes shall be conquered and removed.
  • Son of David
    Peter teaches that Faith isn't something to have but something thst is evolved thru purification of fiery temptation, but the knowledge of the truth that Jesus,the Christ (because Christ wasn't a name butan office)came in the flesh and taught an advanced class in Religion,revealing the existence of God, and certified his thesis by returning in Transfiguration as a testament, so sealing our fate
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOELEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH --- SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT --- UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST GRACE UNTO YOU AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD --- AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE --- WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM --- WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED ---
  • William
    The only way to tell God thank you or to be assured that I have truly been forgiven and saved by Christ is to be holy in ALL in all manner of conduct

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