16 [a]Because it is written, (A)Be ye holy, for I am holy.

17 [b]And if ye [c]call him Father, which without (B)respect of person judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your dwelling here in fear.

18 [d]Knowing that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation, received by the traditions of the fathers,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:16 He showeth that sanctification doth necessarily follow adoption.
  2. 1 Peter 1:17 As before he distinguished true faith and hope from false, so doth he now obedience, setting the quick and sharp sight of God, against an outward mask, and earnest reverence against vain severity.
  3. 1 Peter 1:17 If you will be called the sons of that Father.
  4. 1 Peter 1:18 An exhortation, wherein he setteth forth the excellency and greatness of the benefit of God the Father, in sanctifying us by the death of his own Son. And he partly setteth the purifyings of the Law against the thing itself, that is, against the blood of Christ, and partly also men’s traditions which he condemneth as utterly vain and superstitious, be they never so old and ancient.