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.
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.
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.
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.
Leviticus 19:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:2 Be ye holy - Separated from all the forementioned defilements, and entirely consecrated to God and obedient to all his laws. I am holy - Both in my essence, and in all my laws, which are holy and just and good.
LibraryThe Real Nature and Purpose of the Old Testament
[Sidenote: A large and complex library] Turning from the Jewish and mediaeval traditions and theories which so easily beset us, we ask, What is the real nature of the Old Testament as it is revealed in this new and clearer light? The first conclusion is that it is a library containing a large and complex literature, recording the varied experiences, political, social, ethical, and religious, of the Israelitish race. The fact that it is a library consisting of many different books is recognized …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
How those are to be Admonished who do Bad Things Secretly and Good Things Openly, and those who do Contrariwise.
The Tables Turned: the Questioners Questioned
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
1 Peter 1:16
For the Scriptures say, "You must be holy because I am holy."
And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel."
"You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw it to the dogs.
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.
For I, the LORD, am the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. Therefore, you must be holy because I am holy.
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