Leviticus 19:30
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New International Version
"'Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Keep my Sabbath days of rest, and show reverence toward my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.

King James Bible
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must keep My Sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am Yahweh."

International Standard Version
"Observe my Sabbath and stand in awe of my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

NET Bible
"'You must keep my Sabbaths and fear my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Observe my days of worship and respect my holy tent. I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep ye my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
my sabbaths shall ye keep, And my sanctuary shall ye reverence: I am Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

World English Bible
"'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
My sabbaths ye do keep, and My sanctuary ye do reverence; I am Jehovah.
Study Bible
Keep My Decrees
29'Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness. 30You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD. 31'Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:3
'Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 26:2
'You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.


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

Leviticus 26:2 You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.


Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Leviticus 15:31 Thus shall you separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; …

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

Genesis 28:16,17 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is …

2 Chronicles 33:7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house …

2 Chronicles 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed …

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to …

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready …

Ezekiel 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and …

Matthew 21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house …

John 2:15,16 And when he had made a whip of small cords, he drove them all out …

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: …

(30) Ye shall keep my sabbaths.--The greatest safeguard against the above-named abomination, and the surest way to fulfil the Divine commands, is by keeping the Sabbath day, and following the instruction imparted on this day of rest. (See Leviticus 19:3.)

And reverence my sanctuary--which the Israelites frequented on the Sabbath. (See Exodus 35:3.) The way to reverence the sanctuary, according to the definition of the Jewish canonists, was for an Israelite not to come into the sanctuary when legally defiled, not to ascend the mountain of the house of God with his staff in his hand, with his shoes on his feet, in his working clothes, with the dust on his feet, or carrying bags of money about his person, not to spit in the sacred precincts, or make them a thoroughfare. It is in reference to the last-mentioned rule that we are told Christ "would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the Temple" (Mark 11:16)--He would not allow them to use the sacred precincts as a short cut.

Verse 30. - The command in this verse differs from that in verse 3 by adding the injunction to reverence my sanctuary to that requiring the observance of the sabbath. It is a matter of experience that where the sabbath is not kept, God's sanctuary is not reverenced, and that that reverence increases or fails away according as the obligation of the sabbatical law, whether in its Jewish form or its Christian form, be more or less recognized. The sabbatical ordinance is necessary as a previous condition of religious worship. Without it, the business and pleasure of the world are too strong to give way to the demands upon time made by the stated service of God. The verse is repeated in Leviticus 26:2. "When the Lord's day is kept holy, and a holy reverence for the Lord's sanctuary lives in the heart, not only are many sins avoided, but social and domestic life is pervaded by the fear of God, and characterized by devoutness and propriety" (Keil). Ye shall keep my sabbaths,.... By attending to the worship and service of God on sabbath days, they and their children would be preserved from the idolatry of the Gentiles, and all the filthy practices attending it:

and reverence my sanctuary; and not defile it by such impurities as were committed in the temples of idols: the sanctuary being an holy place, sacred to him whose name is holy and reverend, and where was the seat of his glorious Majesty, and therefore not to be defiled by fornication or idolatry, or by doing anything in it unseemly and unbecoming; see Gill on Mark 11:16,

I am the Lord; who had appointed the observance of the sabbath day, and dwelt in the sanctuary, and therefore expected that the one would be kept and the other reverenced, and neither of them polluted. 30. Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary—This precept is frequently repeated along with the prohibition of idolatrous practices, and here it stands closely connected with the superstitions forbidden in the previous verses.19:1-37 laws. - There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, ver. 2. To teach real separation from the world and the flesh, and entire devotedness to God. This is now the law of Christ; may the Lord bring every thought within us into obedience to it! Children are to be obedient to their parents, ver. 3. The fear here required includes inward reverence and esteem, outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make them easy. God only is to be worshipped, ver. 4. Turn not from the true God to false ones, from the God who will make you holy and happy, to those that will deceive you, and make you for ever miserable. Turn not your eyes to them, much less your heart. They should leave the gleanings of their harvest and vintage for the poor, ver. 9. Works of piety must be always attended with works of charity, according to our ability. We must not be covetous, griping, and greedy of every thing we can lay claim to, nor insist upon our right in all things. We are to be honest and true in all our dealings, ver. 11. Whatever we have in the world, we must see that we get it honestly, for we cannot be truly rich, or long rich, with that which is not so. Reverence to the sacred name of God must be shown, ver. 12. We must not detain what belongs to another, particularly the wages of the hireling, ver. 13. We must be tender of the credit and safety of those that cannot help themselves, ver. 14. Do no hurt to any, because they are unwilling or unable to avenge themselves. We ought to take heed of doing any thing which may occasion our weak brother to fall. The fear of God should keep us from doing wrong things, though they will not expose us to men's anger. Judges, and all in authority, are commanded to give judgment without partiality, ver. 15. To be a tale-bearer, and to sow discord among neighbours, is as bad an office as a man can put himself into. We are to rebuke our neighbour in love, ver. 17. Rather rebuke him than hate him, for an injury done to thyself. We incur guilt by not reproving; it is hating our brother. We should say, I will do him the kindness to tell him of his faults. We are to put off all malice, and to put on brotherly love, ver. 18. We often wrong ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do not at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love our neighbour. We must in many cases deny ourselves for the good of our neighbour. Ver. 31: For Christians to have their fortunes told, to use spells and charms, or the like, is a sad affront to God. They must be grossly ignorant who ask, What harm is there in these things? Here is a charge to young people to show respect to the aged, ver. 32. Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to honour those to whom honour is due. A charge was given to the Israelites to be very tender of strangers, ver. 33. Strangers, and the widows and fatherless, are God's particular care. It is at our peril, if we do them any wrong. Strangers shall be welcome to God's grace; we should do what we can to recommend religion to them. Justice in weights and measures is commanded, ver. 35. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.
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