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Leviticus 20:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am Jehovah your God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘You shall consecrate yourselves therefore and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Sanctify yourselves therefore and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hallow yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am Jehovah your God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore shall ye hallow yourselves and be holy,—Because, I—Yahweh, am your God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And ye have sanctified yourselves, and ye have been holy, for I [am] Jehovah your God;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy: because I am the Lord your God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Sanctifie your selues therefore, and bee yee holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And ye shall be holy, for I the Lord your God [am] holy.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] Yahweh your Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Sanctify y6942
[6942] Standard
A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally).
<8694> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 157
yourselves x6942
(6942) Complement
A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally).
therefore, and be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
ye holy: 6918
{6918} Prime
From H6942; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
your lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 20:7-19

_ _ Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy — The minute specification of the incestuous and unnatural crimes here enumerated shows their sad prevalence amongst the idolatrous nations around, and the extreme proneness of the Israelites to follow the customs of their neighbors. It is to be understood, that, whenever mention is made that the offender was “to be put to death” without describing the mode, stoning is meant. The only instance of another form of capital punishment occurs in Leviticus 20:14, that of being burnt with fire; and yet it is probable that even here death was first inflicted by stoning, and the body of the criminal afterwards consumed by fire (Joshua 7:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 20:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 11:44 For I [am] the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Leviticus 19:2 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.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Philippians 2:12-13 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. ... For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
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Lv 11:44; 19:2. Ep 1:4. Php 2:12. Col 3:12. 1Th 4:3, 7. He 12:14. 1P 1:15.

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