1 Peter 1:16
Good News Translation
The scripture says, "Be holy because I am holy."

Contemporary English Version
That's why the Scriptures say, "I am the holy God, and you must be holy too."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy.

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Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy.

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God. Be holy because I am holy. Defile not your souls by any creeping thing, that moveth upon the earth.

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy: because I am the Lord your God.

Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together except they be agreed?

Context
A Call to Holiness
15But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy: 16Because it is written: You shall be holy, for I am holy. 17And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one's work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:44
For I am the Lord your God. Be holy because I am holy. Defile not your souls by any creeping thing, that moveth upon the earth.

Leviticus 11:45
For I am the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that I might be your God.

Leviticus 19:2
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:7
Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy: because I am the Lord your God.

Isaiah 35:8
And a path and a way shall be there, and it shall be called the holy way: the unclean shall not pass over it, and this shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools shall not err therein.

Additional Translations
for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

because it has been written: "You shall be holy, because I am holy."

Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.

because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Because it stands written, "You are to be holy, because I am holy."

because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."

because it hath been written, 'Become ye holy, because I am holy;'
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