Leviticus 21:15

“Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shal he prophane his seed among his people: for I the Lord doe sanctifie him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Jehovah who sanctifieth him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he may not make his seed unclean among his people, for I the Lord have made him holy.
- Basic English Bible

And he shall not profane his seed among his peoples; for I am Jehovah who do hallow him.
- Darby Bible

Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.
- Webster's Bible

He shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.'"
- World English Bible

and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he shall not profane his seed among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctify him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 21:15


21:15 I the Lord sanctify him - I have separated him from all other men for my immediate service, and therefore will not have that race corrupted.


Discussion for Leviticus 21:15

  • I think it means that he should only marry someone of his own bloodline. Levites only married Levites. Mary's mother's family were Levites because her aunt Elizabeth and her husband were Levites which made Jesus' human bloodlines of the king and the priest lines. Maybe he made this law to ensure the purity of the bloodlines through which Jesus would come??
  • Christian for verse 15
    I think that a christian should not marry a pagan so that their will be holy

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