Leviticus 19:28


“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Leviticus 19:28

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any markes vpon you: I am the Lord.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Leviticus chapter 19

“'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“You may not make cuts in your flesh in respect for the dead, or have marks printed on your bodies: I am the Lord.”
Basic English Bible

“And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.”
Darby Bible

“You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh, for the dead, neither shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks: I am the Lord. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. ”
Webster's Bible

“'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.”
World English Bible

“`And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I [am] Jehovah.”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am the LORD.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


Trusting God's comment on 2020-07-25 18:32:37:

It shows in Genesis, when God concluded creating, He called all that had been created VERY GOOD. No mistakes.

You have to realize we are living in a Designer World. I am not mocking. Satan thinks he has you for keeps. He doesn't think you'll dare go to God and ask forgiveness for ALL sins (not just the surgery).

We see now on tv, people who become very depressed afterwards, mostly because their parents can't forget the baby they brought home from the hospital and nurtured.

Some transgenders commit suicide because of that spirit of rejection that comes in and makes his home in those people. Holding on to that soul with its claws hoping to take it to hell.

But people are able to come to their senses (Repent) and ask God to forgive and save their immortal souls.

Jesus died for all of humanity, from Genesis until now. No life was counted as not worthy. God so loved the WORLD...

Even now God stands ready to welcome those who receive His Son Jesus, as Savior and Lord; and be born again. John 3

Jesus gave us all He had.

Satan loses ownership of your immortal soul. The only way you can enforce your freedom from the darkness is to massively consume Gods Word, the Bible. There is NOW no condemnation to those who are (hid) in Christ Jesus.

The world system does not want anyone to get freed from it. The only lives that matter are the ones whose name is recorded in THE LAMBS BOOK of LIFE.

If you have to choose...choose Jesus. In heaven you will receive a NEW TRANSFORMED body and a white robe of righteousness.

Open the link above and read John 3 now.

Back at this websites link page; scroll down until you see Become A Christian, and take the steps. Believe what God says about himself and His Son.

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Donna's comment on 2020-07-25 17:19:27:

Does it state anywhere in the Bible about transgender?


Mishael's comment on 2020-05-13 10:04:23:

The Bride gets a gift at engagement. Other than that I have not run across it.


Coretta's comment on 2020-05-13 07:02:54:

When did god restore the wearing of jewelry to his

people isreal?


Joshua's comment on 2020-04-09 19:06:59:

Unlike others I have not come to debate. I find it strange and noteworthy that the passage describes a custom that was so obscure for so long that we use a Polynesian loanword to describe it. But look to the old King James where it could also mean do not draw on your body with ink that will wash off. Here I must trust the translator's insight.


Steve's comment on 2015-05-28 07:05:46:

Why mark your body with a tattoo about JESUS ? Instead TELL people about CHRIST. Words will stay with people longer than a tattoo.


A.M.Jones's comment on 2015-03-17 06:24:34:

The words that I read are do not mark your body for the dead, this tells me that memorial tattoos Honoring the dead folk in your life. I am a tattoo artist and have tattooed many a virgin skin, but I also have limits of what I put on people as well. So for some it is their life and they live as they wish. In the end it will be those who need to worry, so why should yoy be the one to cast the first stone. Does that make you any better than them. Look in the mirror and ask yourself ,Who am I to Judge unless I be judged by the same judgement.!!


George's comment on 2015-02-18 01:22:19:

"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah " It is simple and doesn 't need elaboration at all, Now true Christians do not justify or reason against their lord ,any mark ,whether it is a letter ,picture ,or a word ,it is a mark. This is an instruction ,not a request ,that is why Christians are so obedient by nature, because God himself controls the living though nature


deast's comment on 2014-12-06 20:17:31:

God created us in His image. He might not recognize us when he returns for his children. I don 't like tatoos, but were we created with makeup, short hair,jewlery, etc. We are all in a sinful world in need of repentance, but Gods Grace is sufficient. Do you eat shrimp? lobster, catfish? God forbid some of those things in His Wor. d, but it was because they weren 't good for your body. Jesus paid the price for our sins, and we do sin every day. Why do we do the things we would not, and not do the things we should. We need forgiveness every day. Pray God 's guidence in all you do, and IF you feel convicted of anything, just don 't do it again. The Holy Spirit convicts us, and we shouldn 't do it.God is a merciful God and forgives our sins. He paid the price, and said, IT IS FINISHED!!!


Erika's comment on 2014-08-17 19:36:16:

People are too eager to maim and kill each other over words. Do the anti tattooists never eat catfish? Catfish have no scales. Do they refuse a surgical incision? Many threats to life like cancer or a bullet need to be removed. Do they refuse to breastfeed their infants? Vital blood components for baby 's health are in breast milk. Do they refuse life saving blood transfusions? If so then their god is a god who demands human blood sacrifice. That is not my god.


Matthew Levi's comment on 2014-06-13 15:45:33:

The WORD is the Truth. Plain and simple. The book of the Law is too be honored and respected. God will not make exceptions. His son Jesus fulfilled ALL of the law and He is King of kings and The Lord of lords.


Aggeliki's comment on 2014-06-08 20:43:26:

By reading all that I have, I feel very good for many of you who realize now that some of the things we grew up and were peer pressured to by society, never realizing that it was a sin. The best thing to do is repent and apologize to God and fix things. Never to repeat that sin again. Keep repenting like its your last day so the devil does not stand a chance to try to steal you. Tell God please take me when its time and don 't let the devil tempt me. Please forgive my loved ones too, because some of your loved ones sometimes continue and try to make excuses, but pray for them so God takes them. Many are very good and pure in the heart and act like lions but are ** cats in their soul. That is why I ask God to forgive them. We shall not be afraid of any soul in heaven for everyone will be good. God does not want any ounce of evil because he does not want the other angels hurt and tempted. That is why he threw out the fallen angel who tried to act smart. Keep the faith and always Pray!!!!!!!!


Sher's comment on 2014-05-29 21:27:55:

The God of Abraham brought His people out of Egypt and admonished them not to do as the Egyptians do...the oldest tattoos discovered come from Egypt and we have the mummies to prove it. The black "pigment " that is still used today for tattoos is called Indian Black or Bone Black and is from charred animal bones... the term "tattoo ink " is used in error, the colored substance used in tattoos is call "pigment " and must be mixed with a liquid carrier, the tattoo is not made with any type of "ink " unless it 's a prison tattoo . All other colors contain heavy metals and I 'll go ahead and use this quote from His Word "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge " The hebrew word in Leviticus 19 28 that is translated "for the dead " is actually the word "NEPHESH " this word means soul or living person... it is a mystery to me that this word was translated as dead. And it 's interesting that many people believe it 's okay to get a tattoo as long as it 's not for the dead...


Ivy's comment on 2014-05-29 15:02:24:

Leviticus 19 28 refers to cutting in your body for the DEAD. In the part of Africa that I hail from, tribal marks were used in the olden days for identification during the war. Some people tattoo names of their loved ones on their skin as a sign of endless love and commitment. i.e their spouses or children. I have seen some nice tattoos like bible verses, praying hands, roses, butterflies etc. I don 't think these are harmful or sinful. I believe the motives behind our actions are important. we shouldn 't judge or condemn people who have sensible inscriptions on their skins. However,some tattoos are used by cultist and some can be demonic.People can have contamination from tattoos and can be infected with hepatitis B or HIV. Excess tattoos can make people appear irresponsible.I don 't like them, but I 'm not going to judge anyone who has sensible tattoos on their skins.


vanessa's comment on 2014-05-24 15:30:17:

It is as clear as day. The word of the Lord is there to guide us and is never wrong.Printing marks is a tattoo.


Len Vivolo's comment on 2014-05-15 07:08:31:

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and are not our own to do with as we please. It was purchased at a great price, namely the sacrifice of the only begotten Son of God. We are to give glory to God with our bodies. Therefore, when God forbids tattoo 's or body piercing in the old testament, for us to believe in the trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, then we must consider that it doesn 't matter what year in modern times this is to God. Times may change and people may change, but to God the Father, Son Or Holy Spirit....He is the same yesterday, today and forever. "Do Not Tattoo Or Pierce Your Body is a blunt and to the point " decree that doesn 't require interpretation. Just obedience! Therefore it is safer to just accept the fact that "God Said It....I Believe It.....And That Pretty Much Settles It. " Len Vivolo


Scott's comment on 2014-05-14 13:05:48:

In my experience 'The Levitical Law ' was written to help us. I have many times found an answer, simply by asking "Why would God say that? " In this case just Google 'health issues with tattoos ' for several possible answers. Through Christ, I have been freed from the Law, that does not, however, mean that I 'm freed from the consequence. When God says don 't do it, it 's usually for your own good. I don 't believe He will condemn you for having a tat, but I am sure that He did not plan for you to die at 22 from a blood infection.


louie villa-pal's comment on 2014-05-07 23:52:09:

Tattoo is a craze but I am listing the reasons for my advocacy against it. First, Most people who are for it defend it as an artform. The designs at executed well over in one 's body. Good for the moment. Now comes the question what becomes of it when the human skin used as a canvass becomes old and dilapidated, no longer the body of a young healthy individual but that of a wrinkled medium of a seventy year old host. It would be an overstatement to brand tattoos as a form of art because it can never outlive genuine canvasses like those used by picasso or da vinci. Second, in biblical context, the mandate is prohibition. If Christ was in favor of tattoos, He could have one made for himself. Third, If there was a way of putting it over the body, then there is also a way of removing it. Those in Christ will not find it difficult to remove it only to erase the semblance of paganism of one 's past.


abdul karim mansaray's comment on 2014-04-14 05:36:30:

it is a configured mark of the beast.Tatoo of any form is not good.


Richard's comment on 2014-04-11 08:54:10:

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......seems to me what you do with your body or any other matter is between you and God....


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