Holiness, As Set Apart For God

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Exodus 19:5-6

And now if you will carefully listen to my voice and keep my covenant, you will be a treasured possession for me out of all the peoples, {for all the earth is mine}, but you, you will [belong] to me [as] a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you will speak to the {Israelites}."

Leviticus 20:26

And you shall be holy for me, because I, Yahweh, [am] holy, and I have singled you out from the nations to be mine.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19

And Yahweh [has] declared you {today} to be for him as a people, a treasured possession, as he {promised} to you, and [that you are] to observe all his commandments, {and that he then will set you} high above all the nations that he has made for his praise and {for fame} and for honor and {for you to be a holy people} to Yahweh your God, as he {promised}."

1 Chronicles 23:13

The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was set apart to consecrate the most holy things. He and his sons [were] to burn offerings forever before Yahweh to serve him and to bless in his name forever.

Leviticus 21:5-8

" 'And they shall not shave bald patches on their head, and they shall not shave off the corner of their beard, and they shall not make a cut in their body. They shall be holy to their God, and they shall not profane the name of their God, because they are bringing near the offerings made by fire to Yahweh--their God's food--and they shall be holy. " 'They shall not {marry} a woman [who is] a prostitute and defiled, nor shall they {marry} a woman divorced from her husband, because each priest [is] holy for his God.read more.
And you shall consecrate him, because he is bringing near your God's food; he shall be holy to you, since I, Yahweh, who consecrates you, [am] holy.

Numbers 6:1-8

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites} and say to them, 'When a man or a woman takes a special vow, a vow of a {Nazirite}, to keep separate for Yahweh, he will abstain from wine and fermented drink; he will not drink wine vinegar or vinegar of fermented drink; he will not drink the fruit juice of grapes or eat fresh or dry grapes.read more.
All the days of his separation you will not eat from anything that is made from the grapevine, from sour grapes to the skin [of grapes]. " 'All the days of the vow of his separation a razor will not pass over his head. Until fulfilling the days that he separated himself to Yahweh he will be holy and grow long the locks of the hair of his head. " 'All the days of keeping himself separated for Yahweh he will not go to a person who is dead; for even his father, mother, brother, or sister he will not make himself unclean {by their death}, because the separation to his God [is] on his head. He will be holy for Yahweh all the days of his separation.

Luke 1:70

just as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from earliest times--

Ephesians 3:5

(which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit):

2 Peter 3:2

to remember the words proclaimed beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,

1 Peter 1:15-16

but as the one who called you [is] holy, [you] yourselves be holy in all [your] conduct, for it is written, "You will be holy, because I [am] holy."

Leviticus 20:7-8

" 'And you shall consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy, because I [am] Yahweh your God. And you shall keep my statutes, and you shall do them; I [am] Yahweh who consecrates you.

Exodus 19:10-11

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes, and they must be prepared for the third day, because on the third day, Yahweh will go down on Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people.

Leviticus 11:44-45

because I [am] Yahweh your God, and you must keep yourselves sanctified, so that you shall be holy, because I [am] holy. And you must not make yourselves unclean with any swarmer that moves along on the land, because I [am] Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be for you as God. Thus you shall be holy, because I [am] holy.

Joshua 3:5

And Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, because tomorrow Yahweh will do wonders in your midst."

Joshua 7:13

Get up, sanctify the people, and say, 'Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow. Thus says Yahweh the God of Israel: "[There are] devoted things in your midst, O Israel. You will be unable to stand before you enemies until you remove the devoted things from your midst."

1 Samuel 16:5

He said, "[I come in] peace. I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh. Sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." So he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

Exodus 40:12-15

And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of assembly, and you will wash them with the water. And you will clothe Aaron with the holy garments, and you will anoint him, and you will consecrate him, and he will serve as a priest for me. And you will bring his sons, and you will clothe them [with] tunics.read more.
And you will anoint them as you anointed their father, and they will serve as priests for me. And their anointing will be for them to be a lasting priesthood throughout their generations."

1 Samuel 7:1

The men of Kiriath Jearim came and brought up the ark of Yahweh, and they brought it to the house of Abinadab in Gibeah. They consecrated Eleazer his son to guard the ark of Yahweh.

1 Chronicles 15:14

Then the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 23:6

Let no one enter into the house of Yahweh except the priests and the ministering Levites. They themselves may enter, for they [are] holy, but all the people shall keep the requirements of Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 29:5

And he said to them, "Hear me, O Levites! Sanctify yourselves now, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, and bring out the defilement from the sanctuary.

2 Chronicles 35:3

And he said to the Levites who [were] teaching all Israel, who were sanctified to Yahweh, "Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, built. There is no [need] to carry it on [your] shoulders. Now serve Yahweh your God and his people Israel.

Exodus 40:9-11

"And you will take the anointing oil, and you will anoint the tabernacle and all that [is] in it, and you will consecrate all of its equipment, and it will be holy. And you will anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all of its equipment, and you will consecrate the altar, and the altar will be a most holy thing. And you will anoint the basin and its stand, and you will consecrate it.

Exodus 29:36-37

"And you will offer a bull for a sin offering every day for the atonement; and you will offer a sin offering on the altar when you make atonement for it, and you will anoint it to consecrate it. Seven days you will make atonement for the altar, and you will consecrate it, and the altar will be {a most holy thing}. {Anyone who} touches the altar will be holy.

Exodus 30:25-29

And you will make it [into] holy anointing oil, a spice blend of a fragrant ointment [the] work of a perfumer; it will be holy anointing oil. And you will anoint with it the tent of assembly and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all its equipment and the lampstand and its equipment and the incense altar,read more.
and the altar of burnt offering and all its equipment and the basin and its stand. And you will consecrate them, and they will be most holy things; {anyone who} touches them will be holy.

Leviticus 23:1-3

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, and say to them, 'The festivals of Yahweh that you shall proclaim [are] holy assemblies; these [are] my appointed times. " '[For] six days work is to be done, and on the seventh day [shall be] {a Sabbath of complete rest}, a holy assembly; you shall not do any work; it [shall be] a Sabbath for Yahweh in all your dwellings.

Genesis 2:3

And God blessed the seventh day, and he sanctified it, because on it he rested from all his work {of creating that [there was] to do}.

Exodus 16:23-25

And he said to them, "This is what Yahweh has said. Tomorrow [is] a rest period, a holy Sabbath for Yahweh. Bake what you [want to] bake, and boil what you [want to] boil. Put aside all the surplus for yourselves for safekeeping until the morning." And they put it aside until the morning, as Moses had commanded, and it did not make a stench, and not a maggot was in it. And Moses said, "Eat it today, because today is a Sabbath for Yahweh. Today you will not find it in the field.

Leviticus 23:4-8

" 'These [are] Yahweh's appointed times, holy assemblies, which you shall proclaim at their appointed time In the first month, on the fourteenth of the month at the evening [is] Yahweh's Passover. And on the fifteenth day of this month [is] Yahweh's Feast of Unleavened Bread; [for] seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.read more.
On the first day [there] shall be a holy assembly for you; you shall not do {any regular work}. And you shall present an offering for Yahweh made by fire [for] seven days; on the seventh day [there shall be] a holy assembly; you shall not do {any regular work}.'"

Numbers 28:16

" 'On the fourteenth day of the first month [is] the Passover for Yahweh.

Leviticus 23:15-16

" 'And you shall count for yourselves {from the day after} the Sabbath, from the day of your bringing the wave offering's sheaf--[there] shall be seven full weeks. Until {the day after} the seventh Sabbath you shall count fifty days; then you shall present a new grain offering for Yahweh.

Numbers 28:26

" 'And on the day of firstfruits, when you are presenting a new offering for Yahweh during your Festival of Weeks, you will have a holy convocation; {you will not do any regular work}.

Leviticus 23:23-25

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'In the seventh month, on [the] first [day] of the month, {you must have} a rest period, a remembrance of [the trumpet] blast, a holy assembly. You must not do {any regular work}, and you shall present an offering made by fire to Yahweh.'"

Numbers 29:1

" 'On the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a holy convocation; {you will not do any regular work}. It will be a day for you of blowing trumpets.

Nehemiah 8:2

So Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly for [each] man and woman to hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.

Leviticus 23:26-28

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Surely the Day of Atonement [is] on the tenth [day] of the seventh month; it shall be a holy assembly for you, and you shall deny yourselves, and you shall present an offering made by fire to Yahweh. And you must not do {any regular work} on {this very same day}, because it [is] the Day of Atonement to make atonement for you {before} Yahweh your God.

Numbers 29:7

" 'And on the tenth of this seventh month you will have a holy convocation, and {you will afflict yourselves}; you will not do any work.

Leviticus 23:33-36

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, this [shall be] the Feast of Booths [for] seven days for Yahweh. On the first day [there shall be] a holy assembly; you must not do any {regular work}.read more.
[For] seven days you must present an offering made by fire to Yahweh. On the eighth day it shall be a holy assembly for you, and you shall present an offering made by fire to Yahweh; it [is] a celebration; you must not do {any regular work}.

Numbers 29:12

" 'Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you will have a holy convocation; {you will not do any regular work}, and you will hold a religious feast for Yahweh for seven days.

Leviticus 25:1-5

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses on {Mount Sinai}, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, and say to them, 'When you come into the land that I [am about to] give to you, then the land shall observe a Sabbath for Yahweh. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and you shall gather its yield.read more.
But in the seventh year it shall be {a Sabbath of complete rest} for the land--a Sabbath for Yahweh; you must not sow your field, and you must not prune your vineyard. You must not reap your harvest's aftergrowth, and you must not harvest the grapes of your unpruned vines--it shall be {a year of complete rest} for the land.

Leviticus 25:8-12

" 'And you shall count for yourself seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years, and they shall be for you {time periods of} years: {forty-nine} years. And you shall cause {a loud horn blast} to be heard on the seventh month on the tenth of the month; on the Day of Atonement you shall cause a ram's horn to be heard in all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and you shall proclaim a release in the land for all its inhabitants. It [is] a Jubilee; it shall be for you, and you shall return. You must return--everyone to his property and everyone to his clan.read more.
{You shall have the fiftieth year as a Jubilee}; you must not reap its aftergrowth, and you must not harvest its unpruned vines. Because it is a Jubilee, it shall be holy to you. You must eat its produce from the field.

Exodus 3:5

And he said, "You must not come near to here. Take off your sandals from on your feet, because the place on which you [are] standing, it [is] holy ground."

Joshua 5:15

The commander of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you [are] standing [is] holy." And Joshua did so.

Exodus 19:18-23

And Mount Sinai was all wrapped in smoke because Yahweh went down on it in the fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a smelting furnace, and the whole mountain trembled greatly. And the sound of the ram's horn became {louder and louder}, and Moses would speak, and God would answer him with a voice. And Yahweh went down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, and Yahweh called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.read more.
And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to Yahweh to see and many from them fall. And even the priests who come near Yahweh must consecrate themselves, lest Yahweh break out against them." And Moses said to Yahweh, "The people are not able to go up to Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, saying, 'Set limits [around] the mountain and consecrate it.'"

2 Peter 1:18

And [we] ourselves heard this voice brought from heaven [when we] were with him on the holy mountain,

Exodus 29:42-44

[It will be] a burnt offering of continuity throughout your generations [at] the entrance of the tent of assembly before Yahweh, where I will meet with you to speak to you there. "And I will meet with the {Israelites} there, and it will be consecrated by my glory. And I will consecrate the tent of assembly and the altar, and Aaron and his sons I will consecrate to serve as priests for me.

Exodus 40:9

"And you will take the anointing oil, and you will anoint the tabernacle and all that [is] in it, and you will consecrate all of its equipment, and it will be holy.

1 Kings 9:3

Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house which you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

2 Chronicles 7:16

And now I have chosen and consecrated this house for my name to be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there {for all time}.

1 Kings 8:10-13

When the priests went out from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of Yahweh. The priests [were] not able to stand to minister {because of the presence of} the cloud, for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh. Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that [he] would dwell in the very thick cloud.read more.
I have certainly built a lofty house for you, a place for you to live forever."

Ezekiel 42:14

{When the priests enter}, then they shall not go out from the sanctuary to the outer courtyard; and there they must put their garments in which they serve because they [are] holy. They must put on other garments and [then] they may approach [the area] that [is] for the people.

Matthew 24:15

"So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken about by the prophet Daniel standing in the holy place" (let the one who reads understand),

Acts 6:13

And they put forward false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking words against the holy place and the law!

Acts 21:28

shouting, "Israelite men, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place! And furthermore he also brought Greeks into the temple, and has defiled this holy place!"

Joel 3:17

And you will know that I, Yahweh your God, [am] dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem will be [a place of] holiness, and strangers will pass through [it] no longer.

Zechariah 2:12

And Yahweh will inherit Judah [as] his portion {in the holy land}, and he will again choose Jerusalem.

Matthew 27:53

and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

Exodus 29:32-33

And Aaron and his sons will eat the meat of the ram and the bread that [is] in the basket at the entrance of the tent of assembly. And they will eat them--[the things] by which atonement was made for them to ordain them to consecrate them--and a stranger will not eat [them] because they are holy objects.

1 Samuel 21:3-6

Now then, {what do you have at hand}? Give me five [loaves] of bread or {whatever is here}." The priest answered David and said, "There is no ordinary bread {here at hand}; there is only holy bread, [but] only if the young men have kept themselves from women." David answered the priest and said to him, "Indeed, women [were] held back from us {as it has been when I've gone out before}. And the things of the young men are holy when it [is] an ordinary journey. {How much more} {today} will the things be holy?"read more.
So the priest gave him [the] holy [bread], for there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence, which was removed from before Yahweh, in order to set hot bread [there] on the day when it was taken away.

Matthew 12:3-4

So he said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those with him, how he entered into the house of God and ate the bread of the presentation, which it was not permitted for him or for those with him to eat, but only for the priests?

Mark 2:25-26

And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he had need and he and those [who were] with him were hungry-- how he entered into the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the bread of the presentation, which it is not permitted to eat (except the priests) and also gave [it] to those who were with him?"

Luke 6:3-4

And Jesus answered [and] said to them, "Have you not read this, what David did when he and those [who were] with him were hungry-- how he entered into the house of God and took the bread of the presentation, which it is not permitted to eat (except the priests alone), [and] ate [it] and gave [it] to those with him?"

Exodus 30:34-38

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Take for yourself fragrant perfumes--stacte resin and onycha and galbanum--fragrant perfumes and pure frankincense, {an equal part of each}, and make it into a compound of incense, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, holy. And you will grind part of it to powder, and you will put part of it before the testimony in the tent of assembly where I will meet with you; it will be a most holy thing to you.read more.
And the incense that you will make with its measurements you will not make for yourselves; it will be holy to you for Yahweh. Anyone who makes [any] like it to smell it will be cut off from his people."

Leviticus 6:24-29

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the regulation of the sin offering: In [the] place where the sin offering is slaughtered, the sin offering must be slaughtered {before} Yahweh; it [is] {a most holy thing}. The priest {who offers the sin offering} must eat it in a holy place--in the tent of assembly's courtyard.read more.
Anything that touches its flesh will become holy, and [when] {some of} its blood spatters on a garment, what was spattered on it you shall wash in a holy place. And a clay vessel in which it was boiled must be broken, but if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall be thoroughly scoured and rinsed with water. Any male among the priests may eat it; it [is] {a most holy thing}.

Leviticus 6:17

It must not be baked [with] yeast. I have given it [as] their share from my offerings made by fire. It [is] {a most holy thing}, like the sin offering and like the guilt offering.

Leviticus 7:1

" 'And this [is] the regulation of the guilt offering; it [is] {a most holy thing}.

Leviticus 10:12-13

Then Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "[As for] the remaining [parts], take the remainder [of] the grain offering from Yahweh's offerings made by fire and eat it, [the] unleavened bread, beside the altar, because it [is] {a most holy thing}. And you shall eat it in a holy place, because it [is] your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from Yahweh's offerings made by fire, for so I have been commanded.

Leviticus 27:9

" 'And if [it is] a domestic animal from which they present an offering for Yahweh, all that he gives from it for Yahweh shall be a holy object.

Leviticus 27:30-33

" 'And any tithe of the land from the land's seed [or] from the fruit of the trees [is] for Yahweh; it [is] a holy object for Yahweh. And if a man indeed redeems from his tithe, he shall add a fifth of its [value] onto it. As for every tithe of cattle or of the flock, all which crosses under the rod, the tenth shall be a holy object for Yahweh.read more.
He shall not inspect between [the] good and [the] bad, and he shall not exchange it; but if he indeed exchanges it, then {it and its substitution shall be} a holy object--it shall not be redeemed.'"

Exodus 13:2

"Consecrate to me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the {Israelites}, among humans and among domestic animals; {it belongs to me}."

Luke 2:22-23

And when the days of their purification were completed according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present [him] to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb will be called holy to the Lord")

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