Leviticus 26:2

2 “ ‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 26:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
ESV
2 You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
NLT
2 You must keep my Sabbath days of rest and show reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD .
MSG
2 "Keep my Sabbaths; treat my Sanctuary with reverence. I am God. "If You Live by My Decrees . . . "
CSB
2 You must keep My Sabbaths and honor My sanctuary; I am the Lord.

Leviticus 26:2 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:2

Ye shall keep my sabbaths
The seventh day sabbaths, and the seventh year sabbaths; especially the former are meant, in which religious worship was given to the one true and living God, and therefore the observance of them is strictly enjoined; and hence this law follows closely upon the former, though Aben Ezra restrains it to the sabbatical years, or seventh year sabbaths, as he applies the sanctuary in the following clause to the jubilee year, which is said to be holy, ( Leviticus 26:12 ) ; supposing that this refers unto and stands in strict connection with the laws of the preceding chapter, concerning the sabbatical, ( Leviticus 25:1-7 ) , and jubilee years, ( Leviticus 25:8-55 ) : and reverence my sanctuary;
by attending in it, and on the worship in it, with reverence and godly fear, see ( Leviticus 19:30 ) ; I [am] the Lord;
who had a right to such religious worship, and to command such things, in which he ought to be obeyed, his sabbaths kept, and sanctuary reverenced.

Leviticus 26:2 In-Context

1 “ ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.
2 “ ‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
3 “ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,
4 I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.

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