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Yahweh Is Holy
1Then#Or “And” Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to all the community of the Israelites,#Literally “sons/children of Israel” and say to them, ‘You#Plural must be holy, because I, Yahweh your#Plural God, am holy. 3Each of you must revere your mother#Hebrew “his mother” and your father,#Hebrew “his father” and you#Plural must keep my Sabbaths; I am Yahweh your#Plural God. 4You#Plural must not turn to idols, and you#Plural must not make for yourselves gods of cast metal; I am Yahweh your#Plural God.
5“ ‘And when you#Plural sacrifice a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to Yahweh, you#Plural must sacrifice it for your#Plural acceptance. 6It must be eaten on the day of your#Plural sacrifice and the next day; but#Or “and” the remainder must be burned up in the fire by the third day. 7And if it is indeed eaten on the third day, it is unclean meat; it shall not be regarded as accepted. 8And the one who eats it shall bear his guilt, because he has profaned Yahweh’s holiness, and that person shall be cut off from his people.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
9“ ‘And at your#Plural reaping the harvest of your#Plural land you#Singular must not finish reaping the edge of your#Singular field, and you#Singular must not glean the remnants of your#Singular harvest. 10And you#Singular must not glean your#Singular vineyard, and you#Singular must not gather your#Singular vineyard’s fallen grapes; you#Singular must leave them behind for the needy and for the alien; I am Yahweh your#Plural God.
11“ ‘You#Plural shall not steal, and you#Plural shall not deceive, and you#Plural shall not lie to one another;#Literally “a man to his fellow citizen” 12and you#Plural shall not swear falsely#Literally “to the deception” in my name, and so one of you#Singular profane#Or “you shall profane” the name of your#Singular God; I am Yahweh.
13“ ‘You#Singular shall not exploit your#Singular neighbor, and you#Singular shall not rob him; a hired worker’s wage you#Singular shall not withhold#Literally “leave with you” overnight until morning. 14You#Singular shall not curse the deaf, and you#Singular shall not put a stumbling block before#Literally “to the faces of” a blind person, but#Or “and” you#Singular shall revere your#Singular God; I am Yahweh.
15“ ‘You#Plural shall not do injustice in judgment; you#Singular shall not show partiality to the powerless;#Literally “you shall not lift up the faces of the poor/powerless” you#Singular shall not give preference to the powerful;#Literally “faces of the great” you#Singular shall judge your#Singular fellow citizen with justice. 16You#Singular shall not go about with slander among your#Singular people; you#Singular shall not endanger your#Singular neighbor’s life;#Literally “you shall not stand on the blood of your neighbor” I am Yahweh.
17“ ‘You#Singular shall not hate your#Singular brother in your#Singular heart; you#Singular shall surely rebuke your#Singular fellow citizen, so that you#Singular do not incur sin along with#Or “in addition to him”; literally “upon him” him. 18You#Singular shall not seek vengeance, and you#Singular shall not harbor a grudge against your#Singular fellow citizens;#Literally “the sons of your people” and you#Singular shall love your#Singular neighbor like yourself; #Singular I am Yahweh.
You Shall Keep My Statutes
19“ ‘You#Plural must keep my statutes: as for your#Singular domestic animals, you#Singular shall not cause two differing kinds to breed; as for your#Singular field, you#Singular shall not sow two differing kinds of seed; and, a garment of two differing kinds of woven material should not be worn on you.#Singular
20“ ‘And when a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen and she is a female slave promised to a man, but#Or “and” she indeed has not been ransomed or freedom has not be given to her, there shall be an obligation to compensate; they shall not be put to death, because she has not been freed. 21And he shall bring his guilt offering to Yahweh at the tent of assembly’s entrance: a ram for a guilt offering. 22And the priest shall make atonement for him before#Literally “to the faces of” Yahweh with the ram of the guilt offering for his sin that he committed,#Literally “sinned” and so his sin that he committed#Literally “sinned” shall be forgiven him.
23“ ‘And when you#Plural have come into the land and you#Plural plant any tree for#Hebrew “of” food, you#Plural shall regard its fruit as unharvestable;#Literally “and you shall regard its foreskin as uncircumcised its fruit” for three years it shall be forbidden for you; #Plural it shall not be eaten. 24But#Or “And” in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, offerings of praise for Yahweh. 25And in the fifth year you#Plural shall eat its fruit to increase its yield for you; #Plural I am Yahweh your#Plural God.
26“ ‘You#Plural must not eat anything with the blood; you#Plural shall not practice divination, nor shall you#Plural interpret signs. 27You#Plural shall not round off the corner hair of your#Plural head, and you#Singular shall not trim the corner of your#Singular beard. 28And you#Plural shall not make a slash in your#Plural body for a dead person, nor shall you#Plural make on yourselves a tattoo’s mark; I am Yahweh.
29“ ‘You#Singular shall not profane your#Singular daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land be prostituted and the land fill up with depravity.#Literally “and the land does not prostitute and the land fills up depravity” or “so that the land does not prostitute and the land fills up depravity” 30You#Plural shall keep my Sabbaths, and you#Plural shall revere my sanctuary; I am Yahweh.
31“ ‘You#Plural shall not turn to the mediums and to the soothsayers; you#Plural shall not seek them to become unclean with them; I am Yahweh your#Plural God.
32“ ‘Before#Literally “from the faces of” old age you#Singular shall get up, and you#Singular shall show respect for an old person; and you#Singular shall revere your God; I am Yahweh.
33“ ‘And when an alien dwells with you#Singular in your#Plural land, you#Plural shall not oppress him. 34The alien who is dwelling with you#Plural shall be like a native among you,#Plural and you#Singular shall love him like yourself, #Singular because you#Plural were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your#Plural God.
35“ ‘You#Plural shall not commit injustice in regulation, in measurement, in weight, or#Or “and” volume. 36You#Plural must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I am Yahweh your#Plural God who brought you#Plural out from the land of Egypt.
37“ ‘Thus you#Plural shall keep all my statutes and all my regulations, and you#Plural shall do them; I am Yahweh.’ ”