The Bible in Its Traditions

Leviticus 19:19–37

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19  Ye shall keep My statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind; thou shalt not sow thy field with two kinds of seed; neither shall there come upon thee a garment of two kinds of stuff mingled together.

19  Observe my laws. You shall not cause your cattle to breed with other kinds of animals. You shall not sow your field with diverse seeds. You shall not be clothed with a garment which has been woven from two things.

19  You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a diverse kind; you shall not sow your field with mixed seed; neither shall you wear a mantle made of mixed materials.

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20  And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, designated for a man, and not at all redeemed, nor was freedom given her; there shall be inquisition; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

Lv19:20  And if any one lie carnally with a woman, and she should be a home-servant kept for a man, and she has not been ransomed, and her freedom has not been given to her, they shall be visited with punishment; but they shall not die, because she was not set at liberty.

20  If a man will have slept in sexual intercourse with a woman, who is a servant and who is also able to be married, and yet he has not redeemed her with a price, nor paid to set her free, they both shall be beaten, but they shall not die, for she was not a free woman.

21  And he shall bring his forfeit unto YHWH, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a guilt-offering.

Lv19:21  And he shall bring for his trespass to the Lord to the door of the tabernacle of witness, a ram for a trespass-offering.

21  But, for his offense, he shall offer a ram to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

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22  And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt-offering before YHWH for his sin which he hath sinned; and he shall be forgiven for his sin which he hath sinned.

22  And the priest shall pray for him, and for his sin, before the Lord, and he shall win his favor again for him, and the sin shall be forgiven.

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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 forbidden; three years shall it be as forbidden unto you; it shall not be eaten.

Lv19:23  And whenever ye shall enter into the land which the Lord your God gives you, and shall plant any fruit-tree, then shall ye purge away its uncleanness; its fruit shall be three years uncleansed to you, it shall not be eaten.

23  When you will have entered into the land, and will have planted in it fruit trees, you shall take away their first-fruits; the fruit that germinates shall be unclean to you, neither shall you eat from these.

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24  And in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for giving praise unto YHWH.

24  But in the fourth year, all their fruit shall be sanctified for the praise of the Lord.

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25  But in the fifth year may ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you more richly the increase thereof: I am YHWH your God.

Lv19:25  And in the fifth year ye shall eat the fruit, its produce is an increase to you. I am the Lord your God.

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26  Ye shall not eat with the blood; neither shall ye practise divination nor soothsaying.

Lv19:26  Eat not on the mountains, nor shall ye employ auguries, nor divine by inspection of birds.

26  You shall not eat with blood. You shall not practice divination, nor the observation of dreams.

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27  Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Lv19:27  Ye shall not make a round cutting of the hair of your head, nor disfigure your beard.

27  And you shall not cut the hair of your head circularly, nor shave your beard.

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28  Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am YHWH.

Lv19:28  And ye shall not make cuttings in your body for a dead body, and ye shall not inscribe on yourselves any marks. I am the Lord your God.

28  You shall not cut your flesh for the dead, and you shall not make other figures or marks on yourself. I am the Lord.

29  Profane not thy daughter, to make her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.

Lv19:29  Thou shalt not profane thy daughter to prostitute her; so the land shall not go a whoring, and the land be filled with iniquity.

29  Do not prostitute your daughter, lest the land be contaminated and filled with crimes.

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30  Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am YHWH.

30  Observe my Sabbaths, and be apprehensive toward my Sanctuary. I am the Lord.

30  You shall keep my commandments and reverence my sanctuary; I am the LORD.

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31  Turn ye not unto the ghosts, nor unto familiar spirits; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am YHWH your God.

Lv19:31  Ye shall not attend to those who have in them divining spirits, nor attach yourselves to enchanters, to pollute yourselves with them: I am the Lord your God.

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32  Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am YHWH.

32  Rise up in the presence of a gray-haired head, and honor the reputation of an elder, and fear the Lord your God. I am the Lord.

32  You shall rise up before an elder and honor the person who is older than you and revere your God; I am the LORD your God.

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33  And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not do him wrong.

33  If a newcomer lives in your land and abides among you, do not reproach him,

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34  The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am YHWH your God.

34  but let him be among you like one native born. And you shall love him as yourselves. For you were also newcomers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

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35  Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

35  Do not be willing to accomplish iniquity in judgment, in lengths, in weights, in quantities.

35  You shall do no injustices in judgment, in balances, in weight, or in measure.

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36  Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am YHWH your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Lv19:36  There shall be among you just balances and just weights and just liquid measure. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

36  Let the scales be just and the weights equal, let the dry measure be just and the liquid measure be equal. I am the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of Egypt.

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37  And ye shall observe all My statutes, and all Mine ordinances, and do them: I am YHWH.

37  Keep all my precepts, and all my judgments, and accomplish them. I am the Lord.

37  Therefore you shall keep all my commandments and all my judgments, and do them; I am the LORD.