New Living Translation
"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the LORD your God.
King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.
World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'I am Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, I am Jehovah your God;
Leviticus 18:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:2 Your God - Your sovereign, and lawgiver. This is often repeated because the things here forbidden were practised and allowed by the gentiles, to whose custom he opposes divine authority and their obligation to obey his commands.
LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Meditations for Household Piety.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt.
For I am the LORD your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves with any of these small animals that scurry along the ground.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
You must obey all my regulations and be careful to obey my decrees, for I am the LORD your God.
So obey my instructions, and do not defile yourselves by committing any of these detestable practices that were committed by the people who lived in the land before you. I am the LORD your God."
Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: When I chose Israel--when I revealed myself to the descendants of Jacob in Egypt--I took a solemn oath that I, the LORD, would be their God.
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