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Leviticus 19 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:1 - And the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:2 - "Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:3 - Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:4 - Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 - "When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:6 - It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, or on the morrow; and anything left over until the third day shall be burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:7 - If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination; it will not be accepted,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:8 - and every one who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned a holy thing of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Sundry Laws

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:9 - "When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field to its very border, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:10 - And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:11 - "You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:12 - And you shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - "You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:14 - You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:15 - "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:16 - You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand forth against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:17 - "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason with your neighbor, lest you bear sin because of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:19 - "You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; nor shall there come upon you a garment of cloth made of two kinds of stuff.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:20 - "If a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave, betrothed to another man and not yet ransomed or given her freedom, an inquiry shall be held. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:21 - but he shall bring a guilt offering for himself to the LORD, to the door of the tent of meeting, a ram for a guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:22 - And the priest shall 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 shall be forgiven him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:23 - "When you come into 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 must not be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:24 - And in the fourth year all their fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:25 - But in the fifth year you may eat of their fruit, that they may yield more richly for you: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:26 - "You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:27 - You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:28 - You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh on account of the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:29 - "Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry and the land become full of wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:30 - You shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:31 - "Do not turn to mediums or wizards; do not seek them out, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:32 - "You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:33 - "When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:34 - The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:35 - "You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:36 - You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:37 - And you shall observe all my statutes and all my ordinances, and do them: I am the LORD."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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