Leviticus 20:26
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New International Version
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.

New Living Translation
You must be holy because I, the LORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.

English Standard Version
You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

New American Standard Bible
'Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.

King James Bible
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to be holy to Me because I, Yahweh, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.

International Standard Version
"You are to be holy toward me, because I, the LORD, am holy. I've separated you from among the people to be mine.

NET Bible
You must be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the other peoples to be mine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be my holy people because I, the LORD, am holy. I have separated you from other people to be my very own.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye must, therefore, be holy unto me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the other peoples, that ye should be mine.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from other people, that you should be mine.

American King James Version
And you shall be holy to me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that you should be mine.

American Standard Version
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I, Jehovah, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that ye should be mine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall be holy unto me, because I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from other people, that you should be mine.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall be holy unto me; for I Jehovah am holy, and have separated you from the peoples to be mine.

English Revised Version
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that ye should be mine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall be holy to me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

World English Bible
You shall be holy to me: for I, Yahweh, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have been holy to Me; for holy am I, Jehovah; and I separate you from the peoples to become Mine.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And ye shall be holy unto me,.... Separated from all unclean persons and things, and devoted to his service, and obedient to all his commands, and so live holy lives and conversations, according to his will, and to his honour and glory:

for I the Lord am holy; and therefore they, his people, should be like him, and imitate him, and observe those things which are agreeable to his holy nature and will, and yield a cheerful obedience to his holy precepts:

and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine; which is a very forcible argument, a strong motive, and which laid them under great obligation to obedience and holiness.



Leviticus 20:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Keep All My Decrees
25'You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean. 26'Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine. 27'Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'"
Cross References
Exodus 33:16
How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?"

Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Leviticus 20:24
But I said to you, "You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from the nations.

Deuteronomy 14:2
for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.

Joshua 24:19
Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall be holy to me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that you should be mine.

the Lord

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

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say …

Psalm 99:5,9 Exalt you the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy…

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

Isaiah 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy …

1 Peter 1:15,16 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

severed

Leviticus 20:24 But I have said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will …

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has …

Deuteronomy 26:18,19 And the LORD has avouched you this day to be his peculiar people, …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

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