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Leviticus 18:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and mine ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments: which if a man doeth, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, by which the man that doeth them shall live: I am Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore shall ye observe my statutes, and my regulations, Which, if the son of earth shall do them, Then shall he live in them,—I, am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and ye have kept My statutes and My judgments which man doth and liveth in them; I [am] Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yee shall therefore keepe my statutes, and my iudgements: which if a man doe, hee shall liue in them: I [am] the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— So ye shall keep all my ordinances, and all my judgments, and do them; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the Lord your God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Ye shall therefore keep 8104
{8104} Prime
שָׁמַר
shamar
{shaw-mar'}
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
my statutes, 2708
{2708} Prime
חֻקָּה
chuqqah
{khook-kaw'}
Feminine of H2706, and meaning substantially the same.
and my judgments: 4941
{4941} Prime
מִשְׁפָּט
mishpat
{mish-pawt'}
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
which 834
{0834} Prime
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
if a man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
do, 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
he shall live 2425
{2425} Prime
חָיַי
chayay
{khaw-yah'-ee}
A primitive root (compare H2421); to live; causatively to revive.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in them: I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 18:5

_ _ Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them — A special blessing was promised to the Israelites on condition of their obedience to the divine law; and this promise was remarkably verified at particular eras of their history, when pure and undefiled religion prevailed among them, in the public prosperity and domestic happiness enjoyed by them as a people. Obedience to the divine law always, indeed, ensures temporal advantages; and this, doubtless, was the primary meaning of the words, “which if a man do, he shall live in them.” But that they had a higher reference to spiritual life is evident from the application made of them by our Lord (Luke 10:28) and the apostle (Romans 10:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 18:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 18:5

He shall live in them — Not only happily here, but eternally hereafter. This is added as a powerful argument why they should follow God's commands, rather than mens examples, because their life and happiness depend upon it. And though in strictness, and according to the covenant of works they could not challenge life for so doing, except their obedience was universal, perfect, constant and perpetual, and therefore no man since the fall could be justified by the law, yet by the covenant of grace this life is promised to all that obey God's commands sincerely.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 18:5

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: (b) I [am] the LORD.

(b) And therefore you ought to serve me alone, as my people.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
which if a man do:

Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which [if] a man do, he shall even live in them.
Ezekiel 20:13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which [if] a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Ezekiel 20:21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which [if] a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Luke 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

I am the LORD[YHWH]:

Exodus 6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I [am] the LORD:
Exodus 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I [am] the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
Exodus 6:29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I [am] the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
Malachi 3:6 For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
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Ex 6:2, 6, 29. Ezk 20:11, 13, 21. Mal 3:6. Lk 10:28. Ro 10:5. Ga 3:12.

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