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16 It is written in the Scriptures: “You must be holy, because I am holy.”[a]

17 You pray to God and call him Father. And this Father judges each man’s work equally. So while you are here on earth, you should live with respect for God. 18 You know that in the past you were living in a worthless way. You got that way of living from the people who lived before you. But you were saved from that useless life. You were bought, but not with something that ruins like gold or silver.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:16 “You must be . . . holy.” Quotation from Leviticus 11:45; 19:2; 20:7.

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