Compare Translations for Leviticus 20:26

Leviticus 20:26 ASV
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I, Jehovah, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that ye should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 BBE
And you are to be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy and have made you separate from the nations, so that you may be my people.
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Leviticus 20:26 CEB
You must be holy to me, because I the LORD am holy, and I have separated you from all other peoples to be my own.
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Leviticus 20:26 CJB
Rather, you people are to be holy for me; because I, ADONAI, am holy; and I have set you apart from the other peoples, so that you can belong to me.
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Leviticus 20:26 RHE
You shall be holy unto me, because I the Lord am holy: and I have separated you from other people, that you should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 ESV
You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 GW
Be my holy people because I, the LORD, am holy. I have separated you from other people to be my very own.
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Leviticus 20:26 GNT
You shall be holy and belong only to me, because I am the Lord and I am holy. I have set you apart from the other nations so that you would belong to me alone.
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Leviticus 20:26 HNV
You shall be holy to me: for I, the LORD, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 CSB
You are to be holy to Me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 KJV
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 LEB
And you shall be holy for me, because I, Yahweh, [am] holy, and I have singled you out from the nations to be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 NAS
'Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 NCV
So you must be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from other people to be my own.
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Leviticus 20:26 NIRV
" 'You must be holy. You must be set apart to me. I am the Lord. I am holy. I have set you apart from the other nations to be my own people.
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Leviticus 20:26 NIV
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
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Leviticus 20:26 NKJV
And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 NLT
You must be holy because I, the LORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own."
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Leviticus 20:26 NRS
You shall be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the other peoples to be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 RSV
You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 DBY
And ye shall be holy unto me; for I Jehovah am holy, and have separated you from the peoples to be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 MSG
Live holy lives before me because I, God, am holy. I have distinguished you from the nations to be my very own.
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Leviticus 20:26 WBT
And ye shall be holy to me: for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from [other] people, that ye should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 TMB
And ye shall be holy unto Me; for I the LORD am holy and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 TNIV
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
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Leviticus 20:26 TYN
Be holy vnto me, for I the Lorde am holy and haue seuered you from other nacyons: that ye shulde be myne.
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Leviticus 20:26 WEB
You shall be holy to me: for I, Yahweh, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 WYC
Ye shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy, and I separated you from other peoples, (so) that ye shall be mine.
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Leviticus 20:26 YLT
and ye have been holy to Me; for holy [am] I, Jehovah; and I separate you from the peoples to become Mine.
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Leviticus 20 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 20

Law against sacrificing children to Moloch, Of children that curse their parents. (1-9) Laws repeated, Holiness enjoined. (10-27)

Verses 1-9 Are we shocked at the unnatural cruelty of the ancient idolaters in sacrificing their children? We may justly be so. But are there not very many parents, who, by bad teaching and wicked examples, and by the mysteries of iniquity which they show their children, devote them to the service of Satan, and forward their everlasting ruin, in a manner even more to be lamented? What an account must such parents render to God, and what a meeting will they have with their children at the day of judgment! On the other hand, let children remember that he who cursed father or mother was surely put to death. This law Christ confirmed. Laws which were made before are repeated, and penalties annexed to them. If men will not avoid evil practices, because the law has made these practices sin, and it is right that we go on that principle, surely they should avoid them when the law has made them death, from a principle of self-preservation. In the midst of these laws comes in a general charge, Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy. It is the Lord that sanctifies, and his work will be done, though it be difficult. Yet his grace is so far from doing away our endeavours, that it strongly encourages them. Work out your salvation, for it is God that worketh in you.

Verses 10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.

Leviticus 20 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 20

Leviticus 20:1-27 . GIVING ONE'S SEED TO MOLECH.

2. Whosoever . . . giveth any of his seed unto
the people of the land shall stone him with stones, &c.--Criminals who were condemned to be stoned were led, with their hands bound, without the gates to a small eminence, where was a large stone placed at the bottom. When they had approached within ten cubits of the spot, they were exhorted to confess, that, by faith and repentance, their souls might be saved. When led forward to within four cubits, they were stripped almost naked, and received some stupefying draught, during which the witnesses prepared, by laying aside their outer garments, to carry into execution the capital sentence which the law bound them to do. The criminal, being placed on the edge of the precipice, was then pushed backwards, so that he fell down the perpendicular height on the stone lying below: if not killed by the fall, the second witness dashed a large stone down upon his breast, and then the "people of the land," who were by-standers, rushed forward, and with stones completed the work of death ( Matthew 21:44 , Acts 7:58 ).

4. If the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, &c.--that is, connive at their countrymen practising the horrid rites of Molech. Awful was it that any Hebrew parents could so violate their national covenant, and no wonder that God denounced the severest penalties against them and their families.

7-19. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy--The minute specification of the incestuous and unnatural crimes here enumerated shows their sad prevalence amongst the idolatrous nations around, and the extreme proneness of the Israelites to follow the customs of their neighbors. It is to be understood, that, whenever mention is made that the offender was "to be put to death" without describing the mode, stoning is meant. The only instance of another form of capital punishment occurs in Leviticus 20:14 , that of being burnt with fire; and yet it is probable that even here death was first inflicted by stoning, and the body of the criminal afterwards consumed by fire ( Joshua 7:15 ).

20. they shall die childless--Either by the judgment of God they shall have no children, or their spurious offspring shall be denied by human authority the ordinary privileges of children in Israel.

24. I . . . have separated you from other people--Their selection from the rest of the nations was for the all-important end of preserving the knowledge and worship of the true God amid the universal apostasy; and as the distinction of meats was one great means of completing that separation, the law about making a difference between clean and unclean beasts is here repeated with emphatic solemnity.