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15 But be holy in all ·you do [your behavior/conduct], just as ·God, the One [L the One] who called you, is holy. 16 [L For; Because] It is written in the Scriptures: “You must be holy, because I am holy [Lev. 11:45; 19:2; 20:7].”

17 ·You pray to God and call him Father, and he [L Since you address as Father the one who] judges each person’s ·work [deeds] ·equally [impartially; without prejudice]. So while you are ·here on earth [living as exiles/strangers/sojourners], you should live with ·respect [fear] for God [Prov. 1:7].

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15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;(A) 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a](B)

17 Since you call on a Father(C) who judges each person’s work(D) impartially,(E) live out your time as foreigners(F) here in reverent fear.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2

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