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The Lord Is Holy

191And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, tYou shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

See 11:44

3uEvery one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and vyou shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

See Ex. 20:8

See Ex. 20:12

4wDo not turn to idols xor make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.

Ex. 34:17; [Deut. 27:15]

26:1; 1 John 5:21; See Ex. 20:3-5

5y“When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so zthat you may be accepted.

1:3; 22:19

See 7:15-18

6It shall be eaten the same day you offer it or on the day after, and anything left over until the third day shall be burned up with fire.

7If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is atainted; it will not be accepted,


8and everyone who eats it shall bbear his iniquity, because che has profaned what is holy to the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from his people.


See 5:1

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

9d“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest.

23:22; Deut. 24:19-21; [Ruth 2:15]

10And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

11e“You shall not steal; fyou shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

[6:2; Eph. 4:15, 25; Col. 3:9]

See Ex. 20:15

12gYou shall not swear by my name falsely, and so hprofane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

See 18:21

See Ex. 20:7

13i“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. jThe wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

Deut. 24:14; Mal. 3:5; [James 5:4]


14kYou shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall lfear your God: I am the Lord.

32; 25:17; Eccles. 5:7; 12:13; 1 Pet. 2:17

Deut. 27:18

15m“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Ex. 23:2; Deut. 1:17; 16:19; 27:19; Ps. 82:2; Prov. 24:23; James 2:9; [2 Chr. 19:6]

16nYou shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not ostand up against the life1 of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

Ex. 23:1, 7; [Matt. 26:60]; See 1 Kgs. 21:10-13; Acts 6:11-13

Prov. 11:13; 20:19

Hebrew blood

17p“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but qyou shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you rincur sin because of him.

[22:16; Rom. 1:32; 1 Tim. 5:22; 2 John 11]

Prov. 27:5; Matt. 18:15; Luke 17:3; Gal. 6:1; Eph. 5:11

1 John 2:9, 11; 3:15

18sYou shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but tyou shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Matt. 5:43; Cited Matt. 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Rom. 13:9; Gal. 5:14; James 2:8

Prov. 20:22; Rom. 12:17, 19; Heb. 10:30

You Shall Keep My Statutes

19u“You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. vYou shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material.

Deut. 22:9-11

See 18:4

20“If a man lies sexually with a woman who is a slave, assigned to another man and not yet ransomed or given her freedom, a distinction shall be made. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free;

21but whe shall bring his compensation to the Lord, to the entrance of the tent of meeting, a ram for a guilt offering.

5:15; 6:6

22And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the Lord for his sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven for the sin that he has committed.

23“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden.2 Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten.

Hebrew as its uncircumcision

24And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord.

25But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God.

26x“You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. yYou shall not interpret omens or ztell fortunes.

2 Kgs. 21:6; 2 Chr. 33:6

Deut. 18:10; 2 Kgs. 17:17

See 3:17

27aYou shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

21:5; [Isa. 15:2; Jer. 9:26; 48:37]

28You shall not make any bcuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

21:1, 4; Deut. 14:1; 1 Kgs. 18:28; Jer. 16:6; 41:5; 47:5; 48:37

29c“Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.

[Deut. 23:17]

30dYou shall keep my Sabbaths and ereverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Eccles. 5:1; [Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45; John 2:14-16]

3; 26:2; See Ex. 20:8

31f“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

20:6, 27; Deut. 18:11; Isa. 8:19; [Ex. 22:18; 1 Sam. 28:3, 7, 9; 1 Chr. 10:13; Acts 16:16]

32g“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall hfear your God: I am the Lord.

See 14

Prov. 20:29; [Lam. 5:12]

33i“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

Ex. 22:21; 23:9; Mal. 3:5

34jYou shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and kyou shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Deut. 10:19; See 18

See 16:29

35l“You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.

See 15

36mYou shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin:3 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deut. 25:13, 15; Prov. 11:1; 16:11; 20:10; Ezek. 45:10; [Amos 8:5; Mic. 6:11]

An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters; a hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters

37And nyou shall observe all my statutes and all my rules, and do them: I am the Lord.”

See 18:4