Leviticus 20:7

7 “ ‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 20:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
ESV
7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
NLT
7 So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
MSG
7 "Set yourselves apart for a holy life. Live a holy life, because I am God, your God.
CSB
7 Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 20:7 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 20:7

Sanctify yourselves therefore
By abstaining from such impious and idolatrous practices, and separating themselves from all that gave into them, as well as by observing the holy commandments of the Lord; otherwise internal sanctification is not the work of man, but of the Lord himself, as in ( Leviticus 20:8 ) :

and be ye holy;
or a separate people from all others in worship and conversation:

for I [am] the Lord your God;
who is a holy God, and therefore it became them to be holy, in imitation of him, ( Leviticus 19:2 ) .

Leviticus 20:7 In-Context

5 I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.
6 “ ‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.
7 “ ‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.
8 Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
9 “ ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Leviticus 11:44
  • 2. S Exodus 29:1; Exodus 31:13; Leviticus 11:45; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16*
  • 3. S Exodus 6:2; S Exodus 20:2