You Shall Keep My Statutes

Leviticus 19

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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:19
    Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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