(1) to set apart for a specific purpose
(2) uniquely different from our surroundings
The Hebrew Meaning of Holy from Fellowship of Israel Relation Ministries (FIRM)
All scripture is from the New Living Translation (NLT) unless noted otherwise. Permission on section title page.
Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the Lord who makes you holy.
Do not bring shame on my holy name, for I will display my holiness among the people of Israel. I am the Lord who makes you holy.
…I, the Lord, am holy, and I make you holy.
You can be sure of this: The Lord set apart the godly for himself.
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
1 Corinthians 1:2
you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.
1 Corinthians 1:30
Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.
1 Corinthians 6:11
But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.
He has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.
1 Peter 1:2
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy.
1 Peter 2:5
And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.