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 19:28

  • God created us in His image. He might not recognize us when he returns for his children. I don 't like tatoos, but were we created with makeup, short hair,jewlery, etc. We are all in a sinful world in need of repentance, but Gods Grace is sufficient. Do you eat shrimp? lobster, catfish? God forbid some of those things in His Wor. d, but it was because they weren 't good for your body. Jesus paid the price for our sins, and we do sin every day. Why do we do the things we would not, and not do the things we should. We need forgiveness every day. Pray God 's guidence in all you do, and IF you feel convicted of anything, just don 't do it again. The Holy Spirit convicts us, and we shouldn 't do it.God is a merciful God and forgives our sins. He paid the price, and said, IT IS FINISHED!!!
  • Deborah for verse 28
    What does the Bible say about getting inoculations or vaccinations? Lev. 19 28 doesn 't seem to apply to those, yet many young children are being harmed by these injections, just to be in compliance with the law and be allowed to a free and public education. I know there are parents out there who want every other child in school to have them for the protection of their own child ten , but what about mine? She 's had the 1st 2 rounds, and had horrible reactions with both, the 2nd of which lander her in the emergency room. I don 't want her to die with this next one, so what are my recourses? Isn 't there a law protecting her? The school says she can 't come anymore at the end of next week if she hasn 't had her shots. Please let me know who I can contact for more information, especially legal questions. I don 't want to go to court or worse, to jail for not complying.
  • People are too eager to maim and kill each other over words. Do the anti tattooists never eat catfish? Catfish have no scales. Do they refuse a surgical incision? Many threats to life like cancer or a bullet need to be removed. Do they refuse to breastfeed their infants? Vital blood components for baby 's health are in breast milk. Do they refuse life saving blood transfusions? If so then their god is a god who demands human blood sacrifice. That is not my god.
  • Matthew Levi for verse 28
    The WORD is the Truth. Plain and simple. The book of the Law is too be honored and respected. God will not make exceptions. His son Jesus fulfilled ALL of the law and He is King of kings and The Lord of lords.
  • Cynthia for verse 28
    Does it mean not tattoo your self for the dead?
  • Aggeliki for verse 28
    By reading all that I have, I feel very good for many of you who realize now that some of the things we grew up and were peer pressured to by society, never realizing that it was a sin. The best thing to do is repent and apologize to God and fix things. Never to repeat that sin again. Keep repenting like its your last day so the devil does not stand a chance to try to steal you. Tell God please take me when its time and don 't let the devil tempt me. Please forgive my loved ones too, because some of your loved ones sometimes continue and try to make excuses, but pray for them so God takes them. Many are very good and pure in the heart and act like lions but are ** cats in their soul. That is why I ask God to forgive them. We shall not be afraid of any soul in heaven for everyone will be good. God does not want any ounce of evil because he does not want the other angels hurt and tempted. That is why he threw out the fallen angel who tried to act smart. Keep the faith and always Pray!!!!!!!!

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