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 1:16

  • Tschudy for verse 16
    Could God have said it any clearer. Be ye holy, for I Am holy.
  • Mrs.Lady for verse 16
    Holy Seperate from the world if God said it then He has equipt us to be Holy. It starts with a heart transformation. Once we give God our whole heart, study His word, dwell with Him. Everything about our nasty self will change and our lives will line up with His Word! We will not look like the world.
  • Jehovah God is the epitome of holy Our life must reflect that holiness if we are to be close to Him We should make sure that we are physically mentally and spiritually clean in order to be holy to God
  • Cedric Shanklin for verse 16
    to me its means to be different from the sinner people. Your liftsytle means a lot in christ jesus. We must live the life we talk bout daily.
  • Nice cj for verse 16
    The word of GOD is one and nothing on this earth ca ever change it. Be ye holy, for I am holy.

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