You Shall Be Holy
'You shall therefore keep all My w statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell x may not vomit you out.
y 'And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and z therefore I abhor them.
'But a I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, b who has separated you from the peoples.
c 'You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, d and you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
'And you shall be holy to Me, e for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
f 'A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you
'Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them: I am the LORD.'"
For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.
Lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
2 Chronicles 36:14 - 16
Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the LORD which He had consecrated in Jerusalem.
According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances.
Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you.
It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
"and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey."'
'And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.'"
And it shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
Exodus 33:1 - 3
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.
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1 Kings 8:53
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That you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean.
Leviticus 11:1 - 47
Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them.
Deuteronomy 14:3 - 21
You shall not eat any detestable thing.
You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps; nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them.
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.
1 Peter 1:16
Because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy.
Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
1 Samuel 28:9
Then the woman said to him, "Look, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the spiritists from the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?