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Leviticus 19:2

    Leviticus 19:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I Jehovah your God am holy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Say to all the people of Israel, You are to be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.

    Webster's Revision

    Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I Jehovah your God am holy.

    World English Bible

    "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 19:2

    Ye shall be holy ... - These words express the keynote to the whole book of Leviticus, being addressed to the whole nation. There does not appear to be any systematic arrangement in the laws which follow. They were intended as guards to the sanctity of the elect people, enforcing common duties by immediate appeal to the highest authority. Compare Leviticus 18:24-30 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 19:2

    19:2 Be ye holy - Separated from all the forementioned defilements, and entirely consecrated to God and obedient to all his laws. I am holy - Both in my essence, and in all my laws, which are holy and just and good.