New Living Translation
For the Scriptures say, "You must be holy because I am holy."
King James Bible
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Darby Bible Translation
because it is written, Be ye holy, for 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;'
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1:16 Lev 11:44.
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'... Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.'--1 Peter i. 5. The Revised Version substitutes 'guarded' for 'kept,' and the alteration, though slight, is important, for it not only more accurately preserves the meaning of the word employed, but it retains the military metaphor which is in it. The force of the expression will appear if I refer, in a sentence, to other cases in which it is employed in the New Testament. For instance, we read that …
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For I am the LORD your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves with any of these small animals that scurry along the ground.
For I, the LORD, am the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. Therefore, you must be holy because I am holy.
"Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God's ways; fools will never walk there.
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