You must observe my regulations 1 and you must be sure to walk in my statutes. 2 I am the Lord your God.
You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.
‘You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God.
You must obey all my regulations and be careful to keep my laws, for I, the LORD, am your God.
Obey my laws and live by my decrees. I am your GOD.
But you are to be guided by my decisions and keep my rules, and be guided by them: I am the Lord your God.
My ordinances you shall observe and my statutes you shall keep, following them: I am the LORD your God.
‘You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the LORD your God.
Ye shall do
therein: I [am] the LORD
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You must observe
and you must be sure
in my statutes
. I am
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1 tn Heb “My regulations you shall do”; KJV, NASB “my judgments”; NRSV “My ordinances”; NIV, TEV “my laws.”
sn The Hebrew term translated “regulation” (מִשְׁפָּט, mishpat) refers to the set of regulations about to be set forth in the following chapters (cf. Lev 19:37; 20:22; 25:18; 26:46). Note especially the thematic and formulaic relationships between the introduction here in Lev 18:1-5 and the paraenesis in Lev 20:22-26, both of which refer explicitly to the corrupt nations and the need to separate from them by keeping the
2 tn Heb “and my statutes you shall keep [or “watch; guard”] to walk in them.”