Leviticus 19:3

“Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee shall feare euery man his mother, and his father, and keepe my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; I am the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and ye shall keep my sabbaths: I am Jehovah your God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let every man give honour to his mother and to his father and keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall reverence every man his mother, and his father, and my sabbaths shall ye keep: I am Jehovah your God.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
- Webster's Bible

'Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father. You shall keep my Sabbaths. I am Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`Each his mother and his father ye do fear, and My sabbaths ye do keep; I [am] Jehovah your God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and ye shall keep My sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:3


19:3 His mother - The mother is put first, partly because the practice of this duty begins there, mothers, by perpetual converse, being sooner known to their children than their fathers; and partly because this duty is commonly neglected to the mother, upon whom children have not so much dependence as they have upon their father. And this fear includes the two great duties of reverence and obedience. And keep my sabbaths - This is added, to shew, that, whereas it is enjoined to parents that they should take care the sabbath be observed both by themselves and their children, it is the duty of children to fear and obey their parents in this matter. But that, if parents should neglect their duty herein, or by their command, counsel, or example, draw them to pollute the sabbath, the children in that case must keep the sabbath, and prefer the command of God before the commands of their parents.


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