16 for it is written, “You will be holy, because I am[a] holy.”[b][c] 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves with fear during the time of your temporary residence, 18 because you[d] know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Here the verb is understood in Greek and is supplied in the translation
  2. 1 Peter 1:16 A quotation from Lev 19:2
  3. 1 Peter 1:16 Some manuscripts explicitly state “I am holy”
  4. 1 Peter 1:18 Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“know”) which is understood as causal

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