Exodus 19:6

“And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye shall be vnto me a kingdome of Priestes, and an holy nation. These are the wordes which thou shalt speake vnto the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you will be a kingdom of priests to me, and a holy nation. These are the words which you are to say to the children of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

and ye shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And ye shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel."
- World English Bible

and ye -- ye are to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation: these [are] the words which thou dost speak unto the sons of Israel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:6


19:6 A kingdom of priests, a holy nation - All the Israelites, if compared with other people, were priests unto God, so near were they to him, so much employed in his immediate service, and such intimate communion they had with him. The tendency of the laws given them was to distinguish them from others, and engage them for God as a holy nation. Thus all believers are, through Christ, made to our God kings and priests, #Rev 1:6|, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, #1Pet 2:9|.


Discussion for Exodus 19

  • Sheila mcintosh
    We as choosen people of God we must be obedient to his covenant of his laws,we will experienced the abundant life for a successful living.
  • Simangaliso Ndlovu
    The insistence by the Lord for Moses to go back and tell people not to come near the Mountain lest they die, shows just how much He loves the people because if they came near, He would have to kill them as He is bound by His Word.
  • Dewey J
    Nel, the grammar being incorrect is a small thing compared to the truth of the gospel. St. Paul said in 1Cor. 2:4 "My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man 's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit- Holy Ghost-and power ". The power of God. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Nel
    The lesson that I learned in this passage is that we Christians must believe and fear GOd for what He says are absolute in accordance to His own time and plan...trust Him for your plans will never be pushed through if it is not in God 's design for your life pardon for some wrong grammar
  • Stacy-ann
    God 's will is for us to prosper and keep in good health we have to trust and obey and do his perfect will in our every day lives,which will cause us to sin less and less eventually leading to perfection.
  • Harry Scott for verse 5
    This is a remarkable sentimet from Godgiving preferential treatment to his worshiping people who carries out His will consistently without fail.

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