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16 (A)The scripture says, “Be holy because I am holy.”

17 You call him Father, when you pray to God, who judges all people by the same standard, according to what each one has done; so then, spend the rest of your lives here on earth in reverence for him. 18 For you know what was paid to set you free from the worthless manner of life handed down by your ancestors. It was not something that can be destroyed, such as silver or gold;

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16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a](A)

17 Since you call on a Father(B) who judges each person’s work(C) impartially,(D) live out your time as foreigners(E) here in reverent fear.(F) 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed(G) from the empty way of life(H) handed down to you from your ancestors,

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