It's pretty common to sea words written בתורה in a way known as חסר [khaser], meaning "lacking," as opposed to being written מלא [maleh], or "full." This was done with a purpose in mind (which is often lost in translation, sadly). Example:
Leviticus 20:26 וִהְיִיתֶם לִי קְדֹשִׁים, כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אֲנִי יְהוָה, "And ye shall be holy unto Me; for I the LORD am holy." You'll notice that, when referring to us the word "holy" is written חסר as קדֹש, but in reference to God it's written as קדוֹשׁ, which is מלא. This is to teach that, although we can achieve holiness, we can never have the same level of holiness as God himself.
Like I said, kinda lost in translation :)