Leviticus 18:2
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New International Version
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'I am the LORD your God.

New Living Translation
"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the LORD your God.

English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to the Israelites and tell them: I am Yahweh your God.

International Standard Version
"Tell the Israelis that I am the LORD your God.

NET Bible
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'I am the LORD your God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell the Israelites: I am the LORD your God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto the sons of Israel and say unto them, I AM your God.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.

American King James Version
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: I am the Lord your God.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am the LORD your God.

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'I am Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, I am Jehovah your God;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:1-30 Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts. - Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel,.... To the heads of their tribes, that they might deliver to them the following laws; or Moses is bid to publish them among them, either by word of mouth, or by writing, or both:

and say unto them, I am the Lord your God; with which they were to be introduced; showing the right he had to enact and enjoin such laws, since he was Jehovah, the Being of beings, and from whom they received their beings; their sovereign Lord and King, who had a right to rule over them, and command what he pleased; and also the obligation they lay under to him to regard them, and yield a cheerful obedience to them, since he was their God, not only that had made them, but had redeemed them out of Egypt; and who had made a covenant with them, and had taken special care of them, and had bestowed many wonderful favours on them; and for this purpose is this phrase often used in this chapter, and very frequently in the next. See Leviticus 18:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2-4. I am the Lord your God—This renewed mention of the divine sovereignty over the Israelites was intended to bear particularly on some laws that were widely different from the social customs that obtained both in Egypt and Canaan; for the enormities, which the laws enumerated in this chapter were intended to put down, were freely practised or publicly sanctioned in both of those countries; and, indeed, the extermination of the ancient Canaanites is described as owing to the abominations with which they had polluted the land.

Leviticus 18:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Unlawful Sexual Relations
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God. 3'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.…
Cross References
Exodus 6:7
I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.

Leviticus 11:44
I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.

Leviticus 18:1
The LORD said to Moses,

Leviticus 18:4
You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 18:30
Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the LORD your God.'"

Ezekiel 20:5
and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I chose Israel, I swore with uplifted hand to the descendants of Jacob and revealed myself to them in Egypt. With uplifted hand I said to them, "I am the LORD your God."
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 18:4 You shall do my judgments, and keep my ordinances, to walk therein: …

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, …

Leviticus 19:3,4,10,34 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my …

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy: for I am the LORD your God.

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Exodus 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: …

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of …

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom …

Ezekiel 20:5,7,19,20 And say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose …

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