Leviticus 19:32
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New International Version
"'Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.

King James Bible
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to rise in the presence of the elderly and honor the old. Fear your God; I am Yahweh."

International Standard Version
"Rise in the presence of the aged and honor the elderly face-to-face. "Fear your God. I am the LORD.

NET Bible
You must stand up in the presence of the aged, honor the presence of an elder, and fear your God. I am the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Show respect to the elderly, and honor older people. In this way you show respect for your God. I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall rise up before the grayheaded, and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt rise up before grey hair and honour the face of the elder and fear thy God. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall rise up before the gray headed, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rise up before the hoary head, and honour the person of the aged man: and fear the Lord thy God. I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Before the hoary head thou shalt rise up, and shalt honour the face of an old man; and thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

World English Bible
"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
At the presence of grey hairs thou dost rise up, and thou hast honoured the presence of an old man, and hast been afraid of thy God; I am Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Keep My Decrees
31'Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God. 32You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD. 33'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:1
Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men as brothers,

Genesis 31:35
She said to her father, "Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me." So he searched but did not find the household idols.

2 Kings 17:36
"But the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow yourselves down, and to Him you shall sacrifice.

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Lamentations 5:12
Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

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1 Kings 2:19 Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. …

Job 32:4,6 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he…

Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men …

Isaiah 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every …

Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; …

1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger …

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

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