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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
No civil punishment, on the other hand, to be inflicted by the magistrate or by the community generally, was ordered to follow marriage with an aunt, the sister of father or mother (Leviticus 20:19, cf. Leviticus 18:12-13), with an uncle's wife (Leviticus 20:20, cf. Leviticus 18:4), or with a sister-in-law, a brother's wife (Leviticus 20:21, cf. Leviticus 18:16). In all these cases the threat is simply held out, "they shall bear their iniquity," and (according to Leviticus 20:20, Leviticus 20:21) "die childless;" that is to say, God would reserve the punishment to Himself (see at Leviticus 18:14). In the list of punishments no reference is made to intercourse with a mother (Leviticus 18:7) or a granddaughter (Leviticus 18:10), as it was taken for granted that the punishment of death would be inflicted in such cases as these; just as marriage with a daughter or a full sister is passed over in the prohibitions in ch. 18.
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For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?"
"Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
But I have said to you, 'You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.' I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
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