Leviticus 20:8

8 1Keep my statutes and do them; 2I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

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Leviticus 20:8 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 20:8

And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them
Not only those respecting the above things, but all others, which would be a means of preserving them from sin, and of promoting holiness in their lives and conversations:

I [am] the Lord which sanctify you:
who had separated and distinguished them from all other people on earth, and who had given them holy laws, as the means of holiness; and who only could and did sanctify internally, by his Spirit and grace, such or them as were sanctified in heart, as well as outwardly.

Leviticus 20:8 In-Context

6 "If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
8 Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
9 For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.
10 "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Leviticus 18:4
  • 2. Leviticus 21:8, 15, 23; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Ezekiel 37:28
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