Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Peter 1:16
- Because it is written (dioti gegraptai).
- "Because (dioti stronger than oti below) it stands written" (regular formula for O.T. quotation, perfect passive indicative of grapw). The quotation is from Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7. Reenforced by Jesus in Matthew 5:48. The future eseste here is volitive like an imperative.