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

New Living Translation
"Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

English Standard Version
“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.

Berean Study Bible
“Speak to the entire congregation of the Israelites and tell them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

King James Bible
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

Christian Standard Bible
"Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Contemporary English Version
to say to the community of Israel: I am the LORD your God. I am holy, and you must be holy too!

Good News Translation
to say to the community of Israel, "Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, Yahweh your God, am holy."

International Standard Version
"Tell the entire assembly of Israel that they are to be holy, since I, the LORD your God, am holy.

NET Bible
"Speak to the whole congregation of the Israelites and tell them, 'You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell the whole congregation of Israel: Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them: Ye shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy.

New American Standard 1977
“Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say unto them, Ye shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

American King James Version
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

American Standard Version
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I Jehovah your God am holy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak to the congregation of the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Ye shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto all the assembly of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Holy shall ye be, for I Jehovah your God am holy.

English Revised Version
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

World English Bible
"Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.

Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto all the company of the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Ye are holy, for holy am I, Jehovah, your God.
Study Bible
Idolatry Forbidden
1Then the LORD said to Moses, 2“Speak to the entire congregation of the Israelites and tell them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy. 3Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe My Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:48
Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

1 Peter 1:16
for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Exodus 19:6
And unto Me you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you are to speak to the Israelites."

Exodus 22:31
You are to be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal found in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs.

Leviticus 11:44
For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any creature that crawls along the ground.

Leviticus 11:45
For I am the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.

Leviticus 19:1
Then the LORD said to Moses,

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

Leviticus 20:26
You are to be holy to Me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations that you should be My own.

Joshua 24:19
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 rebellion or your sins.

1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the LORD. Indeed, there is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God.

Psalm 99:3
Let them praise Your great and awesome name--He is holy!

Treasury of Scripture

Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

Ye shall

Leviticus 11:44,45
For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth…

Leviticus 20:7,26
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God…

Leviticus 21:8
Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.







Lexicon
“Speak
דַּבֵּ֞ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the entire
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

congregation
עֲדַ֧ת (‘ă·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage

of the Israelites
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֥ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

them:
אֲלֵהֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

‘Be
תִּהְי֑וּ (tih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

holy
קְדֹשִׁ֣ים (qə·ḏō·šîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I,
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God,
אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

am holy.
קָד֔וֹשׁ (qā·ḏō·wōš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary
(2) Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel.--The importance which the Lawgiver Himself attaches to this epitome of the whole Law, as this section is called, may be seen from the fact that God commands Moses to address these precepts "to all the congregation of the children of Israel--a phrase which occurs nowhere else in Leviticus in this formula, and which is only to be found once more in the whole Pentateuch (Exodus 12:3), at the institution of the Passover, the great national festival which commemorates the redemption of the Israelites from Egypt.

I the Lord your God.--Around this solemn declaration, which is repeated no less than sixteen times, both in its full and shorter form (see Leviticus 19:1), cluster the different precepts of this section. It is this solemn formula which links together the various injunctions in the chapter before us. As the Lord who is their God is Himself holy, they who are His people must also be holy, or as the saying which obtained during the second Temple expresses it, "the surroundings of the king must bear the moral impress of the sovereign;" or, in other words, your nearness to God not only demands. that your conduct should not be in contradiction to His holy nature, but that your life should bear the impress and reflect the image of God. (See Leviticus 11:44; Matthew 5:48; 1Peter 1:15.)

Verse 2. - Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. The religious motive is put forward here, as in the previous chapter, as the foundation of all morality. It is God's will that we should be holy, and by being holy we. are like God, who is to be our model so far as is possible to the creature. So in the new dispensation, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). "As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation" (1 Peter 1:15). 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.
Jump to Previous
Assembly Children Company Congregation Entire Holy Israel Speak
Jump to Next
Assembly Children Company Congregation Entire Holy Israel Speak
Links
Leviticus 19:2 NIV
Leviticus 19:2 NLT
Leviticus 19:2 ESV
Leviticus 19:2 NASB
Leviticus 19:2 KJV

Leviticus 19:2 Bible Apps
Leviticus 19:2 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 19:2 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 19:2 French Bible
Leviticus 19:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: all am and assembly Be because congregation entire for God holy I Israel LORD of say shall sons Speak the them to You your

OT Law: Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation (Le Lv Lev.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Leviticus 19:1
Top of Page
Top of Page