THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Leviticus (Author Moses)

17:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

17:2Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded, saying,

17:3Every one of the house of Israel that slaughtereth an ox, or sheep, or goat, in the camp, or that slaughtereth it out of the camp,

17:4and doth not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to Jehovah, before the tabernacle of Jehovah, blood shall be reckoned unto that man: he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people,

17:5to the end that the children of Israel bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, that they bring them to Jehovah, unto the entrance of the tent of meeting, unto the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace-offerings to Jehovah.

17:6And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of Jehovah, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet odour to Jehovah.

17:7And they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices unto demons, after whom they go a whoring. This shall be an everlasting statute unto them for their generations.

17:8And thou shalt say unto them, Every one of the house of Israel, and of the strangers who sojourn among them, that offereth up a burnt-offering or sacrifice,

17:9and bringeth it not to the entrance of the tent of meeting, to offer it up to Jehovah -- that man shall be cut off from his peoples.

17:10And every one of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, that eateth any manner of blood, -- I will set my face against the soul that hath eaten blood, and will cut him off from among his people;

17:11for the soul of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul.

17:12Therefore have I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall the stranger who sojourneth among you eat blood.

17:13And every one of the children of Israel, and of the strangers who sojourn among them, that catcheth in the hunt a beast or fowl that may be eaten, he shall pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with earth;

17:14for as to the life of all flesh, its blood is the life in it; and I have said unto the children of Israel, Of the blood of no manner of flesh shall ye eat, for the life of all flesh is its blood: whoever eateth it shall be cut off.

17:15And every soul that eateth of a dead carcase, or of that which was torn, be it one home-born, or a stranger, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even: then he shall be clean.

17:16And if he wash them not nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.

18:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

18:2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.

18:3After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their customs.

18:4Mine ordinances shall ye do and my statutes shall ye observe to walk therein: I am Jehovah your God.

18:5And ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, by which the man that doeth them shall live: I am Jehovah.

18:6No one shall approach to any that is his near relation, to uncover his nakedness: I am Jehovah.

18:7The nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother: thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

18:8The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

18:9The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, born at home, or born abroad -- their nakedness shalt thou not uncover.

18:10The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter -- their nakedness shalt thou not uncover; for theirs is thy nakedness.

18:11The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father: she is thy sister: thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

18:12The nakedness of thy father's sister shalt thou not uncover: she is thy father's near relation.

18:13The nakedness of thy mother's sister shalt thou not uncover; for she is thy mother's near relation.

18:14The nakedness of thy father's brother shalt thou not uncover; thou shalt not approach his wife: she is thine aunt.

18:15The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law shalt thou not uncover: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

18:16The nakedness of thy brother's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy brother's nakedness.

18:17The nakedness of a woman and her daughter shalt thou not uncover; thou shalt not take her son's daughter, nor her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness: they are her near relations: it is wickedness.

18:18And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness beside her, during her life.

18:19And thou shalt not approach a woman in the separation of her uncleanness to uncover her nakedness.

18:20And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to become unclean with her.

18:21And thou shalt not give of thy seed to let them pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

18:22And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.

18:23And thou shalt lie with no beast to become unclean therewith; and a woman shall not stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is confusion.

18:24Make not yourselves unclean in any of these things; for in all these have the nations which I am casting out before you made themselves unclean.

18:25And the land hath become unclean; and I visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants.

18:26But *ye* shall observe my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of all these abominations: the home-born, and the stranger that sojourneth among you;

18:27(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land hath been made unclean);

18:28that the land vomit you not out, when ye make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

18:29For whoever committeth any of these abominations, ... the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

18:30And ye shall observe my charge, that ye commit not any of the abominable customs which were committed before you; and ye shall not make yourselves unclean therein: I am Jehovah your God.

19:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

19:2Speak unto all the assembly of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Holy shall ye be, for I Jehovah your God am holy.

19:3Ye shall reverence every man his mother, and his father, and my sabbaths shall ye keep: I am Jehovah your God.

19:4Ye shall not turn unto idols, and ye shall not make to yourselves molten gods: I am Jehovah your God.

19:5And if ye sacrifice a sacrifice of peace-offering to Jehovah, ye shall sacrifice it for your acceptance.

19:6On the day when ye sacrifice it shall it be eaten, and on the morrow; and that which remaineth until the third day shall be burned with fire.

19:7And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is an unclean thing: it shall not be accepted.

19:8And he that eateth it shall bear his iniquity; for he hath profaned the hallowed thing of Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his peoples.

19:9And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, and the gleaning of thy harvest thou shalt not gather.

19:10And thy vineyard shalt thou not glean, neither shalt thou gather what hath been left of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am Jehovah your God.

19:11Ye shall not steal, and ye shall not deal falsely, and ye shall not lie one to another.

19:12And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

19:13Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbour, neither rob him. The wages of the hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

19:14Thou shalt not revile a deaf person, and thou shalt not put a stumbling-block before a blind one; but thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.

19:15Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the lowly, nor honour the person of the great; in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

19:16Thou shalt not go about as a talebearer among thy people; thou shalt not stand up against the life of thy neighbour: I am Jehovah.

19:17Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt earnestly rebuke thy neighbour, lest thou bear sin on account of him.

19:18Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah.

19:19My statutes shall ye observe. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with another sort; thou shalt not sow thy field with seed of two sorts; and a garment woven of two materials shall not come upon thee.

19:20And if a man lie with a woman for copulation, and she is a bondwoman betrothed to a husband, but not at all ransomed, nor hath freedom been given to her, there shall be a chastisement: they shall not be put to death, for she was not free.

19:21And he shall bring his trespass-offering to Jehovah, unto the entrance of the tent of meeting, a ram for a trespass-offering.

19:22And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering before Jehovah for his sin which he hath done; and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.

19:23And when ye come into the land and plant all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count its fruit as uncircumcised, three years shall it be uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of;

19:24and in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy for praise to Jehovah;

19:25and in the fifth year shall ye eat the fruit thereof, that it may increase unto you the produce thereof: I am Jehovah your God.

19:26Ye shall eat nothing with the blood. -- Ye shall not practise enchantment, nor use auguries.

19:27-- Ye shall not shave the corners of your head round, neither shalt thou mutilate the corners of thy beard.

19:28And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.

19:29-- Do not profane thy daughter, to give her up to whoredom; lest the land practise whoredom, and the land become full of infamy.

19:30-- My sabbaths shall ye keep, and my sanctuary shall ye reverence: I am Jehovah.

19:31-- Turn not unto necromancers and unto soothsayers; seek not after them to make yourselves unclean: I am Jehovah your God.

19:32Before the hoary head thou shalt rise up, and shalt honour the face of an old man; and thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.

19:33And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not molest him.

19:34As one born among you shall the stranger who sojourneth with you be unto you; and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.

19:35Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measure of length, in weight, and in measure of capacity:

19:36just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have: I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

19:37And ye shall observe all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them: I am Jehovah.



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