Leviticus 19:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speake vnto all the Congregation of the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Ye shalbe holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say to all the people of Israel, You are to be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

`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.
- Youngs Literal 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:2


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.


Discussion for Leviticus 19:2

  • Maryjane for verse 2
    No one can see God without holiness.. It is absent in many churches as well as repentance. Preachers are afraid to lose people so a different gospel is preached. One that the people want to hear that is safe and will allow many to live in sin and be accepted. Without holiness in the church, those without God will not be convicted of sin but put into a church program.

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