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

  • Peter
    Just like any other transgression we've committed before we were born again, you're forgiven for Tattoos, but you're not to continue in getting ink, or any other transgressions you do. Otherwise you can't continually sin. Grace covers most of it, as a Pentecostal we believe in Conditional Eternal Security, not Unconditional Eternal Security, the term mostly used for it is Once Saved Always Saved
  • Irene123
    " ..... nor print ANY marks upon you: I AM the LORD." what part of 'any' does one not understand? This COMMAND refers to ONLY after one has repented and been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins. God does forgive any their 'marks' they have AFTER coming to Him, but we are not to get any more after coming to Him.
  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 1:3 according as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue titus 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
    according to the faith of GODS elect and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    genesis 1:27 so GOD created man in HIS own image in the image of GOD created HE him male and female created HE them
    romans 8:29 for whom he did foreknow HE did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS son that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • We have the following: 1 The Covenant 2 The Tannach 3 Roman bible new testament Put together by some very questionable characters: The Governor of Rome, the pope and the Pauline doctrine cursed be any man that does not follow my doctrine I choose to follow Yahshuah 's teachings. They were clear and concise. The Father clearly points out that He would test us... Why follow another trail ? There is only One Sheppard, only One flock. A beard is what our Father has required us to have and He provides details. I did not see a schedule, limiting the period nor geographical restrictions as to where not to. God 's words are clear... and a beard is a small price from his creation. Unless your heart is bent on satisfying man. I wear Tzi-Tzi 's Tassels also as commanded by our Father. YOU the "so called believer " that does not follow our Fathers commands are the "worldly one ". Think about it
  • to me it is an outward sign of rebelliousness, pride, vanity, ignorance,, self-righteoueousnss " Brands " your sinful nature to all who see it. In God 's eyes, E knows your heart and intentions, and He is our Judge. I choose to follow Jesus 's example.

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