Leviticus 19

NSB(i) 1 Jehovah spoke to Moses: 2 »Tell the entire congregation of Israel: ‘Be holy because I, Jehovah your God, am holy. 3 »‘Respect your mother and father. Observe my days of worship. I am Jehovah your God! 4 »‘Do not turn to worthless gods or cast metal idols. Never make any gods for yourselves. I am Jehovah your God. 5 »‘When you bring a peace offering to Jehovah, sacrifice it properly so that you will be accepted. 6 »‘Eat your sacrifice on the day you bring it and on the next day. On the third day burn whatever is left over. 7 »‘If you eat any of it on the third day, it is repulsive and will not be accepted. 8 »‘Those who eat it will be punished because they have dishonored what is holy to Jehovah. They must be excluded from the people. 9 »‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you should not reap to the very corners of your field. You should not gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 »‘Do not glean your vineyard. Do not gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard. Leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am Jehovah your God. 11 »‘Do not steal. Do not deal falsely. Do not lie to one another. 12 »‘Do not swear falsely by my name, so as to profane the name of your God. I am Jehovah. 13 »‘Do not oppress your neighbor and do not rob him. Do not fail to pay your workers at the end of each day. 14 »‘Do not curse a deaf man. Do not place a stumbling block before the blind. You must deeply respect your God. I am Jehovah. 15 »‘Do no injustice in judgment. Do not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great. Judge your neighbor fairly. 16 »‘Never gossip. Never endanger your neighbor's life. I am Jehovah. 17 »‘Never hate your brother in your heart. Be sure to correct your neighbor so that you will not be guilty of sinning along with him. 18 »‘Do not seek revenge. Never hold a grudge against any of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as you love yourself. I am Jehovah. 19 »‘Obey my laws. Never crossbreed different kinds of animals. Do not plant two kinds of crops in your field. Never wear clothes made from two kinds of material. 20 »‘If a man has sexual intercourse with a female slave who is engaged to another man and if her freedom was never bought or given to her, they should not be put to death. He will only pay a fine because she is a slave. 21 »‘He must bring a ram for his guilt offering to Jehovah at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 22 »‘In Jehovah’s presence the priest will use them to pay compensation for the wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah for this sin. The man will be forgiven for this sin. 23 »‘When you come into the land and plant all kinds of fruit trees, you must not eat the fruit for the first three years. 24 »‘All the fruit will be a holy offering of praise to Jehovah in the fourth year. 25 »‘You may eat the fruit in the fifth year. Do this to make the trees produce more for you. I am Jehovah your God. 26 »‘Do not eat any meat with blood still in it. Never cast evil spells, and never consult fortunetellers. 27 »‘Do not shave the hair on your foreheads. Do not cut the edges of your beard. 28 »‘Never slash your body to mourn the dead, and never get a tattoo. I am Jehovah. 29 »‘Do not dishonor your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the country will turn to prostitution and be filled with people who are perverted. 30 »‘Observe my days of worship and respect my holy tent. I am Jehovah. 31 »‘Do not turn to psychics or mediums to get help. That will make you unclean. I am Jehovah your God. 32 »‘Show respect to the elderly, and honor older people. In this way you show respect for your God. I am Jehovah. 33 »‘Never mistreat a foreigner living in your land. 34 »‘Foreigners living among you will be like your own people. Love them as you love yourself, because you were foreigners living in Egypt. I am Jehovah your God. 35 »‘Do not be corrupt when administering justice concerning length, weight, or measuring liquid. 36 »‘Use honest scales, honest weights, and honest measures. I am Jehovah your God who brought you out of Egypt. 37 »‘Obey all my laws and all my rules, and live by them. I am Jehovah!’«