1 Peter 1:16
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New International Version
for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

New Living Translation
For the Scriptures say, "You must be holy because I am holy."

English Standard Version
since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Berean Study Bible
for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Berean Literal Bible
because it has been written: "You shall be holy, because I am holy."

New American Standard Bible
because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."

King James Bible
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

International Standard Version
For it is written, "You must be holy, because I am holy."

NET Bible
for it is written, "You shall be holy, because I am holy."

New Heart English Bible
because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because it is written: “Be holy, just as I also am holy.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Scripture says, "Be holy, because I am holy."

New American Standard 1977
because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
for it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

King James 2000 Bible
Because it is written, You will be holy; for I am holy.

American King James Version
Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

American Standard Version
because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy.

Darby Bible Translation
because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.

English Revised Version
because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Weymouth New Testament
Because it stands written, "You are to be holy, because I am holy."

World English Bible
because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."

Young's Literal Translation
because it hath been written, 'Become ye holy, because I am holy;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
A Call to Holiness
15But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:44
'For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.

Leviticus 11:45
'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'"

Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:7
'You shall consecrate yourselves therefore and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.

Isaiah 35:8
A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.
Treasury of Scripture

Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, …

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say …

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy: for I am the LORD your God.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

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