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1 Peter 1:15

    1 Peter 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But be holy in every detail of your lives, as he, whose servants you are, is holy;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 1:15

    But as he which hath called you - Heathenism scarcely produced a god whose example was not the most abominable; their greatest gods, especially, were paragons of impurity; none of their philosophers could propose the objects of their adoration as objects of imitation. Here Christianity has an infinite advantage over heathenism. God is holy, and he calls upon all who believe in him to imitate his holiness; and the reason why they should be holy is, that God who has called them is holy, 1 Peter 1:15.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 1:15

    But as he which hath called you is holy - On the word called, see the notes at Ephesians 4:1. The meaning here is, that the model or example in accordance with which they were to frame their lives, should be the character of that God who had called them into his kingdom. They were to be like him. Compare the notes at Matthew 5:48.

    So be ye holy in all manner of conversation - In all your conduct. On the word "conversation," see the notes at Philippians 1:27. The meaning is, that since God is holy, and we profess to be his followers, we also ought to be holy.