Leviticus 19

Idolatry Forbidden

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 "Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, '1You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
3 'Every one of you 2shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep 3My sabbaths; 4I am the LORD your God.
4 'Do not turn to 5idols or make for yourselves molten 6gods; I am the LORD your God.
5 'Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
6 'It 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.
7 'So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted.
8 'Everyone 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

9 '7Now 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.
10 'Nor 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.
11 '8You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, 9nor lie to one another.
12 '10You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to 11profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
13 '12You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. 13The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.
14 'You shall not curse a deaf man, nor 14place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
15 '15You 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.
16 'You shall not go about as 16a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the 17life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
17 'You 18shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you 19may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
18 '20You shall not take vengeance, 21nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but 22you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
19 'You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; 23you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.
20 '24Now 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.
21 'He shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD to the doorway of the tent of meeting, 25a ram for a guilt offering.
22 'The 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.
23 'When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten.
24 'But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the LORD.
25 'In the fifth year you are to eat of its fruit, that its yield may increase for you; I am the LORD your God.
26 'You shall not eat anything 26with the blood, nor practice 27divination or soothsaying.
27 '28You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.
28 'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo * marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.
29 '29Do not 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 30keep My sabbaths and 31revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.
31 'Do not turn to 32mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
32 '33You shall rise up before * the grayheaded and honor the aged *, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
33 '34When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
34 'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and 35you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.
35 '36You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
36 'You shall have 37just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
37 'You shall thus observe all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the LORD.' "

Cross References 37

  • 1. Exodus 19:6; Leviticus 11:44; Leviticus 20:7, 26; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16
  • 2. Exodus 20:12; Exodus 31:13; Deuteronomy 5:16
  • 3. Exodus 20:8
  • 4. Leviticus 11:44
  • 5. Leviticus 26:1; Psalms 96:5; Psalms 115:4-7
  • 6. Exodus 20:23; Exodus 34:17
  • 7. Leviticus 23:22; Deuteronomy 24:20-22
  • 8. Exodus 20:15, 16
  • 9. Jeremiah 9:3-5; Ephesians 4:25
  • 10. Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11; Matthew 5:33
  • 11. Leviticus 18:21
  • 12. Ex 22:7-15, 21-27
  • 13. Deuteronomy 24:15; James 5:4
  • 14. Deuteronomy 27:18
  • 15. Exodus 23:3, 6; Deuteronomy 1:17; Deuteronomy 10:17; Deuteronomy 16:19
  • 16. Psalms 15:3; Jeremiah 6:28; Jeremiah 9:4; Ezekiel 22:9
  • 17. Exodus 23:7; Deuteronomy 27:25
  • 18. 1 John 2:9, 11; 1 John 3:15
  • 19. Matthew 18:15; Luke 17:3
  • 20. Deuteronomy 32:35; Romans 12:19; Hebrews 10:30
  • 21. Psalms 103:9
  • 22. Matthew 19:19; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8
  • 23. Deuteronomy 22:9, 11
  • 24. Deuteronomy 22:23-27
  • 25. Leviticus 6:1-7
  • 26. Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 7:26; Leviticus 17:10; Deuteronomy 12:16, 23
  • 27. Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17
  • 28. Leviticus 21:5; Deuteronomy 14:1
  • 29. Leviticus 21:9; Deuteronomy 22:21; Deuteronomy 23:17, 18
  • 30. Leviticus 19:3
  • 31. Leviticus 26:2
  • 32. Leviticus 20:6, 27; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3; Isaiah 8:19
  • 33. Proverbs 23:22; Lamentations 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:1
  • 34. Exodus 22:21; Deuteronomy 24:17, 18
  • 35. Leviticus 19:18
  • 36. Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Ezekiel 45:10
  • 37. Deuteronomy 25:13-15; Proverbs 20:10

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Leviticus 19 Commentaries

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