Leviticus 19:28

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any markes vpon you: I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not make cuts in your flesh in respect for the dead, or have marks printed on your bodies: I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.
- World English Bible

`And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:28


19:28 Cuttings in your flesh - Which the Gentiles commonly did both in the worship of their idols, and in their solemn mournings, #Jer 16:6|.


Discussion for Leviticus 19

  • Glynda Wishnevsky
    The law of Moses could not change the nature of man. If a man loved God, he would strive to not sin. However, his nature could not change. When Jesus died, man's nature can become like Christ's nature, once he believes and receives Jesus as his Savior for remission of his sins.
  • Please remember that it is God who will do the writing Jeremiah 31:33 : "I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people." Paul affirms this in 2 Corinthians 3:3 - clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart." Psalm 37:30 31 also says of the righteous: "The law of His God is in his heart." Finally, 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our bodies, as Christians, are not ours: "or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"
  • I feel we should read and find out just who God is speaking to in this scripture and realize He has forgiven all His children sins through His Son Jesus Christ and we live in Grace not the law
  • Lev 19v28, is in two parts,Part A...You should not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead.Part B,nor make any tattoo marks ON yourself..I am Jehovah.Some have made tattoo Image as their god or object of worship.God is God,beside Him,there is no other.Isaiah 44v6
  • Clementina Dadzie
    I think our God is holy and and every one must be holy .
  • During the days of Jesus Christ on earth,according to the Bible,he did not put tattoo on his body,let us live our like his,let us seek the face of God and the kingdom of God and leave this our earthly things because we have a better body to wear in the kingdom of God.let this be at the back of your mind.

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