Leviticus 22:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my holy name. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Tell Aaron and his sons to be very careful with the sacred gifts that the Israelites set apart for me, so they do not bring shame on my holy name. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
“Speak to Aaron and his sons so that they abstain from the holy things of the people of Israel, which they dedicate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name; I am the LORD.

King James Bible
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell Aaron and his sons to deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites that they have consecrated to Me, so they do not profane My holy name; I am Yahweh.

International Standard Version
"Tell Aaron and his sons that they are to separate themselves for the sacred things of the Israelis and that they are not to defile my holy name. I am the LORD.

NET Bible
"Tell Aaron and his sons that they must deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites, which they consecrate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name. I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell Aaron and his sons that they must respect the holy offerings which the Israelites set apart for me. In this way they will not dishonor my holy name. I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons that they abstain from the holy things of the sons of Israel and that they not profane my holy name in those things which they sanctify unto me. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow to me: I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they hallow unto me, and that they profane not my holy name: I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they beware of those things that are consecrated of the children of Israel, and defile not the name of the things sanctified to me, which they offer. I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in the things that they hallow unto me: I am Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they hallow unto me, and that they profane not my holy name: I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow to me: I am the LORD.

World English Bible
"Tell Aaron and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they make holy to me, and that they not profane my holy name. I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and they are separated from the holy things of the sons of Israel, and they pollute not My holy name in what they are hallowing to Me; I am Jehovah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:1-33 Laws concerning the priests and sacrifices. - In this chapter we have divers laws concerning the priests and sacrifices, all for preserving the honour of the sanctuary. Let us recollect with gratitude that our great High Priest cannot be hindered by any thing from the discharge of his office. Let us also remember, that the Lord requires us to reverence his name, his truths, his ordinances, and commandments. Let us beware of hypocrisy, and examine ourselves concerning our sinful defilements, seeking to be purified from them in the blood of Christ, and by his sanctifying Spirit. Whoever attempts to expiate his own sin, or draws near in the pride of self-righteousness, puts as great an affront on Christ, as he who comes to the Lord's table from the gratification of sinful lusts. Nor can the minister who loves the souls of the people, suffer them to continue in this dangerous delusion. He must call upon them, not only to repent of their sins, and forsake them; but to put their whole trust in the atonement of Christ, by faith in his name, for pardon and acceptance with God; thus only will the Lord make them holy, as his own people.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Speak unto Aaron and to his sons,.... The priests; the children of Israel or the common people are not mentioned, as having no concern in the following laws about eating holy things:

that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel; both from offering their lawful sacrifices, which was the business of their office when pure, and chiefly from eating that part of them which was their due, and was allowed them; neither of these they were to do, particularly the latter, when they were in any uncleanness, as the following words show:

and that, they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me; which the children of Israel set apart and devoted to his service; which they would do, by eating their part of them when unclean, and thereby show little reverence to that holy name to which they were devoted; or which the priests themselves sanctified, by offering them to him; for Jarchi says, this takes in the holiness of the priests themselves; but the former seems best, and is confirmed in Leviticus 22:3,

I am the Lord; who is holy himself, and whose holy things these are, and will be sanctified by those that draw nigh unto him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things—"To separate" means, in the language of the Mosaic ritual, "to abstain"; and therefore the import of this injunction is that the priests should abstain from eating that part of the sacrifices which, though belonging to their order, was to be partaken of only by such of them as were free from legal impurities.

that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me, &c.—that is, let them not, by their want of due reverence, give occasion to profane my holy name. A careless or irreverent use of things consecrated to God tends to dishonor the name and bring disrespect on the worship of God.

Leviticus 22:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Restrictions against the Unclean
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name; I am the LORD. 3"Say to them, 'If any man among all your descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from before Me; I am the LORD.…
Cross References
Leviticus 22:1
The LORD said to Moses,

Leviticus 22:3
"Say to them: 'For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the LORD, that person must be cut off from my presence. I am the LORD.

Ezra 8:28
I said to them, "You as well as these articles are consecrated to the LORD. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your ancestors.

Isaiah 52:11
Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the articles of the LORD's house.

Ezekiel 44:8
Instead of carrying out your duty in regard to my holy things, you put others in charge of my sanctuary.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow to me: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 22:3-6 Say to them, Whoever he be of all your seed among your generations, …

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

Numbers 6:3-8 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink …

that they profane not This is the very ground of the prohibition, that they might preserve in their minds a holy reverence for the Divine Majesty. Hence when they approached unto him, they must be free from every legal impurity. If great men are to be approached with respect, how much more must Jehovah be approached with holy reverence.!

Leviticus 22:32 Neither shall you profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among …

Leviticus 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, …

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane …

Leviticus 20:3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from …

Leviticus 21:6 They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their …

hallow

Exodus 13:12 That you shall set apart to the LORD all that opens the matrix, and …

Exodus 28:38 And it shall be on Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity …

Numbers 18:32 And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from …

Deuteronomy 15:19 All the firstling males that come of your herd and of your flock …

Jump to Previous
Aaron Careful Children Common Dedicate Gifts Hallow Hallowing Holy Israel Israelites Make Offerings Pollute Profane Respect Sacred Separate Separated Speak Themselves Treat
Jump to Next
Aaron Careful Children Common Dedicate Gifts Hallow Hallowing Holy Israel Israelites Make Offerings Pollute Profane Respect Sacred Separate Separated Speak Themselves Treat
Links
Leviticus 22:2 NIV
Leviticus 22:2 NLT
Leviticus 22:2 ESV
Leviticus 22:2 NASB
Leviticus 22:2 KJV

Leviticus 22:2 Bible Apps
Leviticus 22:2 Bible Suite
Leviticus 22:2 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 22:2 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 22:2 French Bible
Leviticus 22:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: Aaron am and as be careful consecrate dedicate gifts his holy I Israel Israelites LORD me my name not of offerings profane respect sacred so sons Tell the they to treat which will with

OT Law: Leviticus 22:2 Tell Aaron and his sons to separate (Le Lv Lev.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Leviticus 22:1
Top of Page
Top of Page