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1 Peter 1:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— because it is written, Be ye holy, for *I* am holy.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Inasmuch as it is written—Holy shall ye be, because, I, am holy.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because it hath been written, 'Become ye holy, because I am holy;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— because it is written, Be ye holy, as I also am holy.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Because it is written: Be ye holy, even as I am holy.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because 1360
{1360} Prime
διότι
dioti
{dee-ot'-ee}
From G1223 and G3754; on the very account that, or inasmuch as.
it is written, 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
Be x1096
(1096) Complement
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
ye y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5634
<5634> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 7
holy; 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
am 1510
{1510} Prime
εἰμί
eimi
{i-mee'}
First person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
holy. 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Peter 1:16

_ _ Scripture is the true source of all authority in questions of doctrine and practice.

_ _ Be ye ... for I am — It is I with whom ye have to do. Ye are mine. Therefore abstain from Gentile pollutions. We are too prone to have respect unto men [Calvin]. As I am the fountain of holiness, being holy in My essence, be ye therefore zealous to be partakers of holiness, that ye may be as I also am [Didymus]. God is essentially holy: the creature is holy in so far as it is sanctified by God. God, in giving the command, is willing to give also the power to obey it, namely, through the sanctifying of the Spirit (1 Peter 1:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Peter 1:13-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Peter 1:16

Leviticus 11:44.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Peter 1:16

(9) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

(9) He shows that sanctification does necessarily follow adoption.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 11:44 For I [am] the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God [am] holy.
Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
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