The Third Book of Moses Called Leviticus

Chapter 19

Israel is commanded: Be holy, live righteously, love your neighbor, and keep the commandments—The Lord reveals and reaffirms sundry laws and commandments—Enchantments, wizardry, prostitution, and all evil practices are forbidden.

 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be aholy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

 ¶Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my asabbaths: I am the bLord your God.

 ¶Turn ye not unto aidols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.

 ¶And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall aoffer it at your own bwill.

 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.

 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is aabominable; it shall not be accepted.

 Therefore every one that eateth it shall abear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the Lord: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

 ¶And when ye reap the aharvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly breap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the cgleanings of thy harvest.

 10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the apoor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.

 11 ¶Ye shall not asteal, neither bdeal falsely, neither clie one to another.

 12 ¶And ye shall not aswear by my name bfalsely, neither shalt thou cprofane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

 13 ¶Thou shalt not adefraud thy bneighbour, neither rob him: the cwages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

 14 ¶Thou shalt not acurse the bdeaf, nor put a cstumblingblock before the dblind, but shalt fear thy God: I am ethe Lord.

 15 ¶Ye shall do no aunrighteousness in bjudgment: thou shalt not crespect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in drighteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

 16 ¶Thou shalt not go up and down as a atalebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.

 17 aThou shalt not hate thy brother in thine bheart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

 18 ¶Thou shalt not aavenge, nor bear any bgrudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt clove thy dneighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

 19 ¶Ye shall keep my statutes. aThou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with bmingled seed: neither shall a garment cmingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

 20 ¶And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to aan husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; bshe shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

 21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.

 22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the Lord for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be aforgiven him.

 23 ¶And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

 24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the Lord withal.

 25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.

 26 ¶Ye shall not eat any thing with the ablood: bneither shall ye use cenchantment, nor dobserve times.

 27 Ye shall not around the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

 28 Ye shall not make any acuttings in your bflesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

 29 ¶Do not aprostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to bwhoredom, and the land become full of cwickedness.

 30 ¶Ye shall keep my asabbaths, and breverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

 31 aRegard not them that have bfamiliar cspirits, neither seek after dwizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

 32 ¶Thou shalt arise up before the bhoary head, and chonour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.

 33 ¶And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not avex him.

 34 But the astranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you bas one born among you, and thou shalt clove him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

 35 ¶Ye shall do no aunrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

 36 Just balances, just aweights, a just bephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

 37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the Lord.