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16 for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.”[a] 17 And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here[b] in reverence. 18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed—not by perishable things like silver or gold,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:16 sn A quotation from Lev 19:2.
  2. 1 Peter 1:17 tn Grk “the time of your sojourn,” picturing the Christian’s life in this world as a temporary stay in a foreign country (cf. 1:1).

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