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Leviticus 19

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19:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

19:2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.

19:3 "'Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father. You shall keep my Sabbaths. I am Yahweh your God.

19:4 "'Don't turn to idols, nor make molten gods for yourselves. I am Yahweh your God.

19:5 "'When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.

19:6 It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day: and if anything remains until the third day, it shall be burned with fire.

19:7 If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It will not be accepted;

19:8 but everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy thing of Yahweh, and that soul shall be cut off from his people.

19:9 "'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

19:10 You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.

19:11 "'You shall not steal; neither shall you deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

19:12 "'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.

19:13 "'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

19:14 "'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.

19:15 "'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.

19:16 "'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people; neither shall you stand against the life{literally, "blood"} of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

19:17 "'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

19:18 "'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.

19:19 "'You shall keep my statutes. "'You shall not crossbreed different kinds of animals. "'you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; "'neither shall there come upon on you a garment made of two kinds of material.

19:20 "'If a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave girl, pledged to be married to another man, and not ransomed, or given her freedom; they shall be punished. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

19:21 He shall bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, even a ram for a trespass offering.

19:22 The priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before Yahweh for his sin which he has committed: and the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven him.

19:23 "'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden.{literally, "uncircumcised"} Three years shall they be forbidden to you. It shall not be eaten.

19:24 But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, for giving praise to Yahweh.

19:25 In the fifth year you shall eat its fruit, that it may yield its increase to you. I am Yahweh your God.

19:26 "'You shall not eat any meat with the blood still in it; neither shall you use enchantments, nor practice sorcery.

19:27 "'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

19:28 "'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.

19:29 "'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.

19:30 "'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am Yahweh.

19:31 "'Don't turn to those who are mediums, nor to the wizards. Don't seek them out, to be defiled by them. I am Yahweh your God.

19:32 "'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.

19:33 "'If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

19:34 The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.

19:35 "'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

19:36 You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin. I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

19:37 You shall observe all my statutes, and all my ordinances, and do them. I am Yahweh.'"

 

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