Leviticus 19 (Lexham English Bible)

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Yahweh Is Holy

1 Thena Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to all the community of the {Israelites},b and say to them, 'Youc must be holy, because I, Yahweh yourd God, [am] holy. 3 Each [of you] must revere your mothere and your father,f and youg must keep my Sabbaths; I [am] Yahweh yourh God. 4 Youi must not turn to idols, and youj must not make for yourselves gods of cast metal; I [am] Yahweh yourk God. 5 " 'And when youl sacrifice a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to Yahweh, youm must sacrifice it for yourn acceptance. 6 It must be eaten on the day of youro sacrifice and the next day; butp the remainder must be burned up in the fire by the third day. 7 And if it is indeed eaten on the third day, it [is] unclean meat; it shall not be regarded as accepted. 8 And the one who eats it shall bear his guilt, because he has profaned Yahweh's holiness, and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

9 " 'And at yourq reaping the harvest of yourr land yous must not finish reaping the edge of yourt field, and youu must not glean the remnants of yourv harvest. 10 And youw must not glean yourx vineyard, and youy must not gather yourz vineyard's fallen grapes; youaa must leave them behind for the needy and for the alien; I [am] Yahweh yourbb God. 11 " 'Youcc shall not steal, and youdd shall not deceive, and youee shall not lie {to one another};ff 12 and yougg shall not swear {falsely}hh in my name, and so [one of] youii profanejj the name of yourkk God; I [am] Yahweh. 13 " 'Youll shall not exploit yourmm neighbor, and younn shall not rob [him]; a hired worker's wage youoo shall not {withhold}pp overnight until morning. 14 Youqq shall not curse [the] deaf, and yourr shall not put a stumbling block {before}ss a blind person, buttt youuu shall revere yourvv God; I [am] Yahweh. 15 " 'Youww shall not do injustice in judgment; {youxx shall not show partiality to the powerless};yy youzz shall not give preference {to the powerful};52 you53 shall judge your54 fellow citizen with justice. 16 You55 shall not go [about with] slander among your56 people; {you57 shall not endanger your58 neighbor's life};59 I [am] Yahweh. 17 " 'You60 shall not hate your61 brother in your62 heart; you63 shall surely rebuke your64 fellow citizen, so that you65 do not incur sin {along with}66 him. 18 You67 shall not seek vengeance, and you68 shall not harbor a grudge [against] {your69 fellow citizens};70 and you71 shall love your72 neighbor like yourself; 73 I [am] Yahweh.

You Shall Keep My Statutes

19 " 'You74 must keep my statutes: [as for] your75 domestic animals, you76 shall not cause two differing kinds to breed; [as for] your77 field, you78 shall not sow two differing kinds of seed; and, a garment of two differing kinds [of] woven material should not be worn on you.79 20 " 'And when a man lies with a woman [and there is] an emission of semen and she [is] a female slave promised to a man, but80 she indeed has not been ransomed or freedom has not be given to her, [there] shall be an obligation to compensate; they shall not be put to death, because she has not been freed. 21 And he shall bring his guilt offering to Yahweh at the tent of assembly's entrance: a ram [for] a guilt offering. 22 And the priest shall make atonement for him {before}81 Yahweh with the ram of the guilt offering for his sin that he {committed},82 and so his sin that he {committed}83 shall be forgiven him. 23 " 'And when you84 have come into the land and you85 plant any tree for86 food, {you87 shall regard its fruit as unharvestable};88 [for] three years it shall be forbidden for you; 89 it shall not be eaten. 24 But90 in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, offerings of praise for Yahweh. 25 And in the fifth year you91 shall eat its fruit to increase its yield for you; 92 I [am] Yahweh your93 God. 26 " 'You94 must not eat [anything] with the blood; you95 shall not practice divination, nor shall you96 interpret signs. 27 You97 shall not round off the corner [hair] of your98 head, and you99 shall not trim the corner of your100 beard. 28 And you101 shall not make a slash in your102 body for a dead person, nor shall you103 make on yourselves a tattoo's mark; I [am] Yahweh. 29 " 'You104 shall not profane your105 daughter by making her a prostitute, {lest the land be prostituted and the land fill up with depravity}.106 30 You107 shall keep my Sabbaths, and you108 shall revere my sanctuary; I [am] Yahweh. 31 " 'You109 shall not turn to the mediums and to the soothsayers; you110 shall not seek [them] to become unclean with them; I [am] Yahweh your111 God. 32 " '{Before}112 old age you113 shall get up, and you114 shall show respect for an old person; and you115 shall revere your God; I [am] Yahweh. 33 " 'And when an alien dwells with you116 in your117 land, you118 shall not oppress him. 34 The alien who is dwelling with you119 shall be like a native among you,120 and you121 shall love him like yourself, 122 because you123 were aliens in the land of Egypt; I [am] Yahweh your124 God. 35 " 'You125 shall not commit injustice in regulation, in measurement, in weight, or126 volume. 36 You127 must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your128 God who brought you129 out from the land of Egypt. 37 " '[Thus] you130 shall keep all my statutes and all my regulations, and you131 shall do them; I [am] Yahweh.'"
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