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Leviticus 19

(19:2-3)
(19:2) "Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy."
Is only God holy?

(19:3) "Keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God."
Is it necessary to keep the sabbath?

(19:7-8) "If it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable ... every one that eateth it ... shall be cut off from among his people."
Don't eat sacrifices on the third day or God will cut you off.

(19:10-18) Some good stuff for a change. (And some contradictions.)

(19:10) "Leave them for the poor and stranger."
Leave some grapes on the vine for travelers and the poor. Now that is a nice idea.
How should strangers be treated?

(19:11) "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."
Don't steal or lie.
Is it wrong to steal or to lie?

(19:13) "Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired."

(19:14a) "Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind."
Be kind to the deaf and blind.

(19:15) "In righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour."
To judge or not to judge.

(19:16) "Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people."
Don't gossip.

(19:17) "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart."
Should we love or hate others?

(19:18) "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
This is by far the best verse in Leviticus, and one of the best in the entire Bible.
How should nonbelievers be treated?
Should we love or hate others?

(19:19) "Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee." Don't let cows interbreed, sow with mixed seed, or mix linen and wool in the same garment.

(19:20) "Whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband ... She shall be scourged."
If a man has sex with an engaged slave woman, scourge the woman, but don't punish the man. (Even if he raped her?)
Is slavery OK?

(19:23-28)
Uncirumcised fruit, blood, astrology, beards, tatoos, wizards and familiar spirits.

(19:23) "Ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised."
God tells the Israelites that the fruit from fruit trees is "uncircumcised" for three years after the trees are planted.

(19:26) "Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times." Don't eat anything with blood, or use magic or astrology.
Is magic OK?
Does the Bible condemn astrology? Is it OK to eat blood?

(19:27) "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." Don't round the corners of your head or beard.

(19:28) "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you."
Don't get any tattoos.

(19:30) "Ye shall keep my sabbaths."
Is it necessary to keep the sabbath?

(19:31) "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards"
Stay away from wizards and familiar spirits.
Is magic OK?

(19:32-36) A few more good rules

(19:32a) "Honour the face of the old man."
Respect your elders.

(19:34) "Thou shalt love him [the stranger] as thyself."
How should strangers be treated?

(19:35) "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure."

(19:36) "Just balances, just weights ... shall ye have."
Treat others fairly; don't cheat.

19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
19:4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
19:5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will.
19:6 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.
19:7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
19:8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
19:9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
19:12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.
19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
19:21 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.
19:22 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 forgiven him.
19:23 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.
19:24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.
19:25 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.
19:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
19:30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
19:37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Be holy.
Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. 19:2

Fear your mother and father.
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father. 19:3a

Keep the Sabbath day holy.
Keep my sabbaths. 19:3b
Ye shall keep my sabbaths. 19:30

Don't turn to idols.
Turn ye not unto idols. 19:4a

Don't make any molten gods.
Nor make to yourselves molten gods. 19:4b

A peace offering must be eaten the same day that the animal is killed. No leftovers are allowed.
If ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD ... It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it. 19:5

If you eat a peace offering on the third day after the animal is sacrificed, you will be cut off.
If ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD ... if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable ... that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 19:5-8

If the sacrifice is a vow or voluntary, you can eat some of the animal on the day it is killed and the some the next day. Burn whatever is left on the third day.
If ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD ... if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire. 19:6

Don't eat a peace offering on the third day after the animal is sacrificed.
If it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted. Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD. 19:7-8

Leave the corners of your field and some of your grapes in your vineyard unharvested for poor people and strangers to eat.
When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger. 19:9-10

Don't steal.
Ye shall not steal. 19:11a
Thou shalt not ... rob him [your neighbor]. 19:13

Don't lie.
Neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. 19:11b

Don't swear falsely in God's name.
Ye shall not swear by my name falsely. 19:12a

Don't profane God's name.
Neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God. 19:12b

Don't defraud.
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour. 19:13a

Pay your workers at the end of each working day.
The wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. 19:13b

Fear God.
Thou ... shalt fear thy God. 19:14a, 32

Don't curse deaf people.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf. 19:14b

Don't cause a blind person to stumble.
Nor put a stumblingblock before the blind. 19:14c

Judge others fairly.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. 19:15

Don't gossip.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people. 19:16a

Don't endanger the life of your neighbor.
Neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour. 19:16b

Don't hate your brother.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart. 19:17a

Rebuke your neighbors.
Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. 19:17b

Don't seek revenge against your own people.
Thou shalt not avenge ... against the children of thy people. 19:18a

Grudge not.
Thou shalt not ... bear any grudge against the children of thy people. 19:18a

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love thy neighbour as thyself. 19:18b

Obey all of the commandments.
Ye shall keep my statutes. 19:19a

Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them. 19:37

Don't crossbreed your animals.
Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind. 19:19b

Don't plant crops with mixed seed.
Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed. 19:19c

Don't wear a garment made from different kinds of fibers.
Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee. 19:19d

If a man has sex with another man's concubine, scourge the concubine and kill a goat for the man's trespass offering.
Whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. 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. 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 forgiven him. 19:20-22

Don't eat fruit from a tree for the first three years of its life.
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. 19:23

The fruit that a tree produces during its fourth year is holy and must be offered to God.
In the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal. 19:24

Eat fruit that a tree produces during its fifth year.
In the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof. 19:25

Don't eat blood. Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood. 19:26a

Don't use enchantment.
Neither shall ye use enchantment. 19:26b

Don't observe times.
Neither shall ye ... observe times. 19:26c

Don't round the corners of your head.
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads. 19:27a

Don't ruin the corners of your beard.
Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 19:27b

Don't cut your skin for dead people.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead. 19:28a

Don't have any tattoos on your body.
Ye shall not ... print any marks upon you. 19:28b

Don't force your daughter to become a whore.
Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore. 19:29

Revere God's sanctuary.
Reverence my sanctuary. 19:30

Don't go a whoring after people with familiar spirits.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits ... to be defiled by them. 19:31

Don't seek after wizards.
Neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them. 19:31

Stand in the presence of old people.
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head. 19:32a

Honor the face of an old man.
Honour the face of the old man. 19:32b

Don't vex strangers.
If a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. 19:33

Love the stranger as yourself.
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 19:34

Don't cheat.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have. 19:35-36

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