Leviticus 19

Idolatry Forbidden

1Then the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

2Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘ a  You shall be holy, for I the  Lord your God am holy. 3Every one of you b  shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep c  My sabbaths; d  I am the  Lord your God. 4Do not turn to e  idols or make for yourselves molten f  gods; I am the  Lord your God.

5Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the  Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. 6It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and the next day; but what remains until the third day shall be burned with fire. 7So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted. 8Everyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, for he has profaned the holy thing of the  Lord; and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Sundry Laws

9g  Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the  Lord your God.

11h  You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, i  nor lie to one another. 12j  You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to k  profane the name of your God; I am the  Lord.

13l  You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. m  The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning. 14You shall not curse a deaf man, nor n  place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the  Lord.

15o  You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. 16You shall not go about as p  a slanderer among your people, and you are not to
Lit stand
act against the
Lit blood
s  life of your neighbor; I am the  Lord.

17‘You t  shall not hate your
Lit brother
fellow countryman in your heart; you v  may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
18w  You shall not take vengeance, x  nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but y  you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the  Lord.

19You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; z  you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.

20aa  Now if a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave acquired for another man, but who has in no way been redeemed nor given her freedom, there shall be punishment; they shall not, however, be put to death, because she was not free. 21He shall bring his guilt offering to the  Lord to the doorway of the tent of meeting, ab  a ram for a guilt offering. 22The priest shall also make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the  Lord for his sin which he has committed, and the sin which he has committed will be forgiven him.

23When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as
Lit uncircumcised
forbidden. Three years it shall be
Lit uncircumcised
forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten.
24But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the  Lord. 25In the fifth year you are to eat of its fruit, that its yield may increase for you; I am the  Lord your God.

26You shall not eat anything ae  with the blood, nor practice af  divination or soothsaying. 27ag  You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard. 28You shall not make any cuts in your
Lit flesh
body for the
Lit soul
dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the  Lord.

29aj  Do not
Or degrade
profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.
30‘You shall al  keep My sabbaths and am  revere My sanctuary; I am the  Lord.

31Do not turn to
Or ghosts or spirits
ao  mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the  Lord your God.

32ap  You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the
Lit face of the aged
aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the  Lord.

33ar  When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and as  you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the  Lord your God.

35at  You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. 36You shall have au  just balances, just weights, a just
I.e. Approx one bu
ephah, and a just
I.e. Approx one gal.
hin; I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
37You shall thus observe all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the  Lord.’”
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