Leviticus 19:15-25 NIV

15 " 'Do not pervert justice;1 do not show partiality2 to the poor or favoritism to the great,3 but judge your neighbor fairly.4

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16 " 'Do not go about spreading slander5 among your people. " 'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life.6 I am the LORD.

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17 " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart.7 Rebuke your neighbor frankly8 so you will not share in his guilt.

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18 " 'Do not seek revenge9 or bear a grudge10 against one of your people,11 but love your neighbor12 as yourself.13 I am the LORD.

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19 " 'Keep my decrees.14 " 'Do not mate different kinds of animals. " 'Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.15 " 'Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.16

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20 " 'If a man sleeps with a woman who is a slave girl promised to another man17 but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.

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21 The man, however, must bring a ram to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting for a guilt offering to the LORD.18

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22 With the ram of the guilt offering the priest is to make atonement for him before the LORD for the sin he has committed, and his sin will be forgiven.19

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23 " 'When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.a For three years you are to consider it forbiddenb; it must not be eaten.

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    • b 19:23 - Hebrew "uncircumcised"
    • c 19:23 - Hebrew "uncircumcised"
      24 In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy,20 an offering of praise to the LORD.

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      25 But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the LORD your God.