Vayikra - Leviticus 19


1And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying:
2Speak 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.

3Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and ye shall keep My sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
4Turn ye not unto the idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.
5And when ye offer a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it that ye may be accepted.
6It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow; and if aught remain until the third day, it shall be burnt with fire.
7And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is a vile thing; it shall not be accepted.
8But every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the holy thing of the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from his people.
9And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corner of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleaning of thy harvest.
10And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather the fallen fruit of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.
11Ye shall not steal; neither shall ye deal falsely, nor lie one to another.
12And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, so that thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
13Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbour, nor rob him; the wages of a hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
14Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but thou shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.
15Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor favour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
16Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.
17Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbour, and not bear sin because of him.
18Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
19Ye 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.
20And 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.
21And he shall bring his forfeit unto the Lord, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a guilt-offering.
22And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt-offering before the Lord for his sin which he hath sinned; and he shall be forgiven for his sin which he hath sinned.
23And 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.
24And in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for giving praise unto the Lord.
25But in the fifth year may ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you more richly the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.
26Ye shall not eat with the blood; neither shall ye practise divination nor soothsaying.
27Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
28Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
29Profane not thy daughter, to make her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.
30Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord.
31Turn ye not unto the ghosts, nor unto familiar spirits; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
32Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.
33And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not do him wrong.
34The 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 the Lord your God.
35Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
36Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37And ye shall observe all My statutes, and all Mine ordinances, and do them: I am the Lord.