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Leviticus 19:3

    Leviticus 19:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and ye shall keep my sabbaths: I am Jehovah your God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let every man give honour to his mother and to his father and keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and ye shall keep my sabbaths: I am Jehovah your God.

    World English Bible

    "'Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father. You shall keep my Sabbaths. I am Yahweh your God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and ye shall keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 19:3

    Ye shall fear every man his mother, etc. - Ye shall have the profoundest reverence and respect for them. See Clarke's note on Genesis 48:12, and see Clarke's note on Exodus 20:8, and see Clarke's note on Exodus 20:12.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 19:3

    Compare Exodus 20:8, Exodus 20:12; Exodus 31:13-14. The two laws repeated here are the only laws in the Decalogue which assume a positive shape, all the others being introduced by the formula, "Thou shalt not." These express two great central points, the first belonging to natural law and the second to positive law, in the maintenance of the well-being of the social body of which Yahweh was the acknowledged king.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 19:3

    19:3 His mother - The mother is put first, partly because the practice of this duty begins there, mothers, by perpetual converse, being sooner known to their children than their fathers; and partly because this duty is commonly neglected to the mother, upon whom children have not so much dependence as they have upon their father. And this fear includes the two great duties of reverence and obedience. And keep my sabbaths - This is added, to shew, that, whereas it is enjoined to parents that they should take care the sabbath be observed both by themselves and their children, it is the duty of children to fear and obey their parents in this matter. But that, if parents should neglect their duty herein, or by their command, counsel, or example, draw them to pollute the sabbath, the children in that case must keep the sabbath, and prefer the command of God before the commands of their parents.