1 Peter 1:15
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New International Version
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

New Living Translation
But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.

English Standard Version
but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

New American Standard Bible
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;

King James Bible
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct;

International Standard Version
Instead, be holy in every aspect of your life, just as the one who called you is holy.

NET Bible
but, like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But be Holy Ones in your entire way of life, as he who has called you is holy,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But because the God who called you is holy you must be holy in every aspect of your life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but as he who has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

King James 2000 Bible
But as he who has called you is holy, so be holy in all manner of conduct;

American King James Version
But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;

American Standard Version
but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy:

Darby Bible Translation
but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all [your] conversation;

English Revised Version
but like as he which called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living;

Webster's Bible Translation
But as he who hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of deportment.

Weymouth New Testament
but--in imitation of the holy One who has called you--you also must be holy in all your habits of life.

World English Bible
but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;

Young's Literal Translation
but according as He who did call you is holy, ye also, become holy in all behaviour,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:13-16 As the traveller, the racer, the warrior, and the labourer, gathered in their long and loose garments, that they might be ready in their business, so let Christians do by their minds and affections. Be sober, be watchful against all spiritual dangers and enemies, and be temperate in all behaviour. Be sober-minded in opinion, as well as in practice, and humble in your judgment of yourselves. A strong and perfect trust in the grace of God, is agreeable with best endeavours in our duty. Holiness is the desire and duty of every Christian. It must be in all affairs, in every condition, and towards all people. We must especially watch and pray against the sins to which we are inclined. The written word of God is the surest rule of a Christian's life, and by this rule we are commanded to be holy every way. God makes those holy whom he saves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - But as he which hath called you is holy; rather, after the pattern of the Holy One who called you. The calling is the fulfillment of the election:, "Whom he did predestinate, them he also called." The Christian's effort must be to fashion himself, by God's grace, after the likeness of God. not according to the former lusts (comp. Matthew 5:45, 48; also Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24). So be ye holy in all manner of conversation. In the whole course of your daily life, in all its details, as you move hither and thither among men, take the holiness of God for your pattern: "Be not conformed to this world." (For the word "conversation" (ἀναστροφή), comp. Galatians 1:13; Ephesians 4:22; 1 Timothy 4:12; Hebrews 13:7.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But as he which hath called you is holy,.... Which is a periphrasis of God the Father, who had called them, not merely in an external way, by the outward ministry of the word; but internally, powerfully, and efficaciously, by his Spirit and grace; and who had called them to holiness of life and conversation, as well as in calling had implanted principles of holiness in them, and therefore is said to call them with an holy calling; and who himself is holy, naturally, perfectly, and originally, and in such sense as no creature is, angels or men; and is glorious in holiness, and is the source and fountain of holiness in others: therefore

so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; which respects not internal holiness, but supposes it; for that is God's work, and not the creature's act; it is the sanctification of the Spirit, of which he is the author; this they were chosen unto from the beginning, and made partakers of in regeneration; but external holiness, holiness of life and conversation, in all the parts and branches of it, both with respect to God and men, in matters both of religion and civil life: and to be holy in this sense is an imitating of God, a copying after him, though he is far from being equalled by a sinful creature, or even by an angel in heaven; however, the arguments to it, taken from the nature of God, and of his effectual calling to grace and holiness, are very strong and powerful; for it is walking worthy of him, who has called us to his kingdom and glory; and walking worthy of that calling wherein we are called; and a following of God, as dear and obedient children; and what is according to his will, and what he directs unto, and requires, as appears from what follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. Literally, "But (rather) after the pattern of Him who hath called you (whose characteristic is that He is) holy, be (Greek, 'become') ye yourselves also holy." God is our grand model. God's calling is a frequently urged motive in Peter's Epistles. Every one that begets, begets an offspring resembling himself [Epiphanius]. "Let the acts of the offspring indicate similarity to the Father" [Augustine].

conversation—deportment, course of life: one's way of going about, as distinguished from one's internal nature, to which it must outwardly correspond. Christians are already holy unto God by consecration; they must be so also in their outward walk and behavior in all respects. The outward must correspond to the inward man.

1 Peter 1:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Call to Be Holy
14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."…
Cross References
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

1 John 3:3
All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Treasury of Scripture

But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;

as.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God …

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

2 Peter 1:3,10 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain …

is.

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

so.

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Luke 1:74,75 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand …

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without …

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…

Titus 3:8,14 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

2 Peter 1:4-10 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that …

in.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as …

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

2 Peter 3:11-14 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner …

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