Leviticus 19

The Lord Is Holy

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: a 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. 3 b 'Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and c keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. 4 d 'Do not turn to idols, e nor make for yourselves 1 molded gods: I am the LORD your God.

5 'And f if you offer a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, you shall offer it of your own free will. 6 'It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day. And if any remains until the third day, it shall be burned in the fire. 7 'And if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It shall not be accepted. 8 'Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed offering of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

9 g 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 'And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

11 h 'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, i nor lie to one another. 12 'And you shall not j swear by My name falsely, k nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

13 l 'You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. m The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning. 14 'You shall not curse the deaf, n nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

15 'You shall do no injustice in o judgment. You shall not p be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor. 16 'You shall not go about as a q talebearer among your people; nor shall you r take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

17 s 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. t You shall surely 2 rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 18 u 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, v but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

You Shall Keep My Statutes

19 'You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.

20 'Whoever lies carnally with a woman who is w betrothed to a man as a concubine, and who has not at all been redeemed nor given her freedom, for this there shall be 3 scourging; but they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. 21 'And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, a ram as a trespass offering. 22 'The priest shall make 4 atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed. And the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven him.

23 'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as 5 uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. 24 'But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the LORD. 25 'And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase: I am the LORD your God.

26 'You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying. 27 'You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. 28 'You shall not x make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.

29 y 'Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness. 30 'You shall 6 keep My Sabbaths and z reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.

31 'Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after a them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

32 b 'You shall 7 rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and c fear your God: I am the LORD.

33 'And d if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. 34 e 'The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as 8 one born among you, and f you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

35 'You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume. 36 'You shall have g honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. 37 h 'Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them: I am the LORD.' "

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 19:6
    'And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests an...
    Leviticus 11:44
    For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore...
    Leviticus 20:7
    Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, f...
    Leviticus 20:26
    And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am ...
    Ephesians 1:4
    Just as He chose us in Him before the foundatio...
    1 Peter 1:16
    Because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:12
    Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
    Deuteronomy 5:16
    Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
    Matthew 15:4
    "For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' ; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
    Ephesians 6:2
    Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise:
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 16:23
    Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD has said: 'Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.'
    Exodus 20:8
    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    Exodus 31:13
    Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 20:4
    You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
    Psalms 96:5
    For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
    Psalms 115:4 - 7
    Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
    1 Corinthians 10:14
    Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
    Colossians 3:5
    Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 34:17
    You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.
  6. Cross References
    Leviticus 7:16
    But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice; but on the next day the remainder of it also may be eaten.
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:22
    'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.'"
    Deuteronomy 24:19 - 22
    When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 20:15
    You shall not steal.
    Exodus 20:16
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. Cross References
    Jeremiah 9:3 - 5
    And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," says the LORD.
    Ephesians 4:25
    Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 20:7
    You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
    Deuteronomy 5:11
    You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
    Matthew 5:33 - 37
    "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'
    James 5:12
    But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into judgment.
  11. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:21
    And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
  12. Cross References
    Exodus 22:7 - 15
    If a man delivers to his neighbor money or articles to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.
    Exodus 22:21 - 27
    You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
    Mark 10:19
    "You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'"
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 24:15
    Each day you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; lest he cry out against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.
    Malachi 3:5
    And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien - Because they do not fear Me," Says the LORD of hosts.
    James 5:4
    Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 27:18
    'Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.' "And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 16:19
    You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
  16. Cross References
    Exodus 23:3
    You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute.
    Exodus 23:6
    You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute.
    Deuteronomy 1:17
    'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid in any man's presence, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.'
    Deuteronomy 10:17
    For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
    Psalms 82:2
    How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah
  17. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:13
    A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
    Proverbs 18:8
    The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
    Proverbs 20:19
    He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.
  18. Cross References
    Exodus 23:7
    Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked.
    Deuteronomy 27:25
    'Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.' "And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'
    1 Kings 21:7 - 19
    Then Jezebel his wife said to him, "You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
  19. Cross References
    1 John 2:9
    He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.
    1 John 2:11
    But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
    1 John 3:15
    Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
  20. Cross References
    Matthew 18:15
    Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
    Luke 17:3
    Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
    Ephesians 5:11
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
  21. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:35
    Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.
    1 Samuel 24:12
    Let the LORD judge between you and me, and let the LORD avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you.
    Romans 12:19
    Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
    Hebrews 10:30
    For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people.
  22. Cross References
    Matthew 5:43
    "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall lo...
    Matthew 19:19
    'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You ...
    Mark 12:31
    "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall l...
    Luke 10:27
    So he answered and said, "'You shall love the L...
    Romans 13:9
    For the commandments, "You shall not commit adu...
    Galatians 5:14
    For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even ...
    James 2:8
    If you really fulfill the royal law according t...
  23. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 22:23 - 27
    If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her.
  24. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:28
    So they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them.
    Jeremiah 16:6
    Both the great and the small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried; neither shall men lament for them, cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them.
  25. Cross References
    Leviticus 21:9
    The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the harlot, she profanes her father. She shall be burned with fire.
    Deuteronomy 22:21
    Then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done a disgraceful thing in Israel, to play the harlot in her father's house. So you shall put away the evil from among you.
    Deuteronomy 23:17
    There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel.
    Deuteronomy 23:18
    You shall not bring the wages of a harlot or the price of a dog to the house of the LORD your God for any vowed offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
  26. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:2
    You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
    Ecclesiastes 5:1
    Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
  27. Cross References
    Leviticus 20:6
    And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.
    Leviticus 20:27
    'A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.'"
    Deuteronomy 18:11
    Or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
    1 Samuel 28:3
    Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented for him and buried him in Ramah, in his own city. And Saul had put the mediums and the spiritists out of the land.
    Isaiah 8:19
    And when they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter," should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?
  28. Cross References
    Proverbs 23:22
    Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
    Lamentations 5:12
    Princes were hung up by their hands, And elders were not respected.
    1 Timothy 5:1
    Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers.
  29. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:14
    You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
  30. Cross References
    Exodus 22:21
    You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
    Deuteronomy 24:17
    You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow's garment as a pledge.
    Deuteronomy 24:18
    But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing.
  31. Cross References
    Exodus 12:48
    And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.
  32. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:19
    Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  33. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 25:13 - 15
    You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light.
    Proverbs 20:10
    Diverse weights and diverse measures, They are both alike, an abomination to the LORD.
  34. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:4
    You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordi...
    Leviticus 18:5
    You shall therefore keep My statutes and My jud...
    Deuteronomy 4:5
    Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments...
    Deuteronomy 4:6
    "Therefore be careful to observe them; for this...
    Deuteronomy 5:1
    And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: ...
    Deuteronomy 6:25
    'Then it will be righteousness for us, if we ar...
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