Old Testament - Leviticus
AND the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 If any person sins and commits an iniquity against the LORD or lies to his neighbor over a pledge or partnership or takes away a thing by violence or has defrauded his neighbor 3 Or has found that which was lost, and lies about it, and swears falsely; in any of these things that a man does, sinning therein; 4 Then it shall be, because he has sinned and is guilty, he shall restore what he took violently or what he got deceitfully or the pledge which was delivered to him to keep or the lost thing which he found 5 Or anything about which he has sworn falsely; he shall restore it in the principal and shall add a fifth part more to it and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day of his trespass offering.
9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die; it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.
AND the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, and said to them, 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, These are the beasts which you shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth: 3 Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud among the beasts, that you may eat. 4 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of: those that chew the cud, or those that divide the hoof, as the camel, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 5 And the coney, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because it chews the cud but it does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 7 And the swine, though it divide the hoof and is cloven-footed, yet it does not chew the cud; it is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcass you shall not touch; they are unclean to you."
"9 These shall you eat of all that are in the waters; whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, you shall eat. 10 But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing that is in the waters, they are unclean to you; 11 You shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall declare unclean. 12 Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters is unclean to you. 13 And these you shall abhor among the birds; they shall not be eaten, because they are unclean: the eagle and the vulture 14 And the raven after its kind; 15 And the ostrich and the night hawk after its kind; 16 And the little owl and the pelican, the great owl, the cuckoo, and the hawk after its kind; 17 And the stork, the bee eater, 18 And the swan and the hoopoe after their kind, 19 And the heron and the peacock."
"20 All species that creep, going upon all fours, are unclean to you. 21 Yet these things you may eat of every flying insect that goes upon all fours, which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth; 22 Of these you may eat: the locust after its kind and the large winged locust after its kind, 23 But all other flying insects which have four feet are unclean to you. 24 And by these you shall be unclean; whosoever touches their carcasses shall be unclean until the evening. 25 And whosoever carries of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 The carcasses of every beast which divides the hoof and is not cloven-footed, nor chews the cud, are unclean to you; every one who touches them shall be unclean until the evening. 27 And whatever goes upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all fours, are unclean to you; whosoever touches their carcasses shall be unclean until the evening. 28 And he who carries their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, because they are unclean to you. 29 These also are unclean to you among all the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, the lizard after its kind, 30 And the ferret, and the mole, the yellow lizard, and the chameleon, and the snail.
41 And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth is unclean to you; it shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever goes upon its belly and whatever goes upon all fours or whatever has many feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, you shall not eat of them; for they are unclean."
"43 You shall not make yourselves unclean with any creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, lest you become unclean with them; defile not yourselves with them. 44 For I am the LORD your God; you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy; neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. 45 For I am the LORD your God who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God; you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. 46 This is the law of beast and of fowl and of every living creature that moves in the water and of every creature that creeps upon the earth; 47 To make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten."
45 And he who has the plague, his clothes shall be rent and his head shaved, and he shall cover his lips and call himself unclean. 46 All the days wherein the plague is on him he shall be defiled; for he is unclean; he shall dwell alone; outside the camp shall his habitation be.
29 And this shall be a statute for ever to you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble yourselves and do no work at all, both you and the proselytes who sojourn among you; 30 For on this day shall the priest make an atonement for you, that you may be clean from all your sins and that you may be clean before the LORD. 31 It shall be a sabbath and a rest to you, and you shall humble yourselves; it is a statute for ever. 32 And the priest who shall be anointed and who is consecrated to minister in the priestís office in his fatherís stead shall make the atonement and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments; 33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests and for all the people of the congregation. 34 And this shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses."
10 And if any man of the children of Israel or of the proselytes who sojourn among you eats any manner of blood, I will pour out my anger against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for yourselves; for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul. 12 Therefore I have said to the children of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall the proselytes who sojourn among you eat blood.
4 But you shall do my judgments and keep my commandments and walk in them; I am the LORD your God. 5 You shall therefore keep my commandments and my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them; I am the LORD."
"6 None of you shall be intimate with any that is near of kin to him to uncover her nakedness; I am the LORD. 7 You shall not shame your father by approaching your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 8 You shall not approach your fatherís wife; it is your fatherís nakedness. 9 You shall not approach your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether she is begotten of your father or of another man. 10 You shall not approach your sonís daughter or your daughterís daughter, because they are your own kin. 11 You shall not approach your fatherís wifeís daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12 You shall not approach your fatherís sister, she is your fatherís near kinswoman. 13 You shall not approach your motherís sister, for she is your motherís near kinswoman. 14 You shall not put to shame your fatherís brother; you shall not approach his wife: for she is your aunt, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 15 You shall not approach your daughter-in-law; for she is your sonís wife; you shall not uncover tier nakedness. 16 You shall not approach your brotherís wife; it is your brotherís nakedness. 17 You shall not approach a woman and her daughter; neither shall you take her sonís daughter or her daughterís daughter to uncover nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen; it is wickedness. 18 And you shall not take to wife a sister of your wife, to distress her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time."
"19 You shall not be intimate with a woman while she is unclean during her menstruation. 20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighborís wife to defile yourself with her. 21 You shall not let any of your semen be cast into a strange woman to cause her to be pregnant; neither shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; because it is an abomination. 23 Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie with it; because it is an abomination. 24 Do not defile yourselves in any of these things; for it was in all these that the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you; 25 And the land is defiled; therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it so that the land is bereaved of its inhabitants. 26 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither you nor any proselytes who sojourn among you 27 (For all these sins have the men of the land done who were before you, and the land is defiled); 28 Do not defile the land, lest it cast you out as it cast out the nations that were before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore you shall keep my ordinance, and you shall not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and you shall not defile yourselves by them; I am the LORD your God."
9 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field to the very corners, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 And you shall not glean your vineyards, neither shall you gather that which is fallen from your olive trees, but you shall leave them for the poor and the proselytes; for I am the LORD your God."
"11 You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; neither shall you lie to one another. 12 You shall not swear by my name falsely and so profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. 13 You shall not oppress your neighbor, neither carry him away by force; the wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until the morning. 14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD. 15 You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor, nor respect the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. 16 You shall not accuse your own people neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor; I am the LORD. 17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart; but you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, lost you incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not bear any enmity against the children of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD."
35 You shall do no injustices in judgment, in balances, in weight, or in measure.
3 And I will pour out my anger against that man and will cut him off from among his people; because he has cast his semen into an alien woman to defile my sanctuary and to profane my holy name.
7 Sanctify yourselves, therefore, and be holy; for I am the LORD your God. 8 You shall keep my commandments and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 9 And he who curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him."
"10 And the man who commits adultery with another manís wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighborís wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. 11 And the man who lies with his fatherís wife has uncovered his fatherís nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 12 And if a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death, because they have committed a sin; their blood shall be upon them. 13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 14 And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness; they shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. 15 And if a man lies with a beast, he shall surely be put to death and the beast shall be stoned. 16 And if a woman approaches any beast and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 17 And if a man shall take his sister, his fatherís daughter or his motherís daughter, and be intimate with her and she be intimate with him, it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people; he has uncovered his sisterís nakedness; they shall suffer for their iniquity.
13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity. 14 A widow or a woman who is put away or one who is defiled by whoredom, these he shall not take; but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even the holy convocations which you shall proclaim in their seasons: 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at evening is the LORDíS passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of the unleavened bread to the LORD; for seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
22 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your fields to their very corners, neither shall you gather any gleaning of your harvest; but you shall leave them to the poor and to the proselytes; I am the LORD your God."
27 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, Also the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation to you; and you shall humble yourselves and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. 28 And you shall do no work on this same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
39 But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD for seven days; on the first day shall be suspension of labor, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest.
15 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curses his God shall suffer for his sin. 16 And he who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall surely stone him; the proselyte as well as the Israelite, when he blasphemes my name, shall be put to death. 17 And he who kills any man shall surely be put to death. 18 And he who kills a beast shall make it good; beast for beast. 19 And if a man causes a blemish in his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him; 20 Wound for wound, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused a blemish in his neighbor, so shall it be done to him. 21 And he who kills a beast shall restore it; and he who kills a man shall be put to death. 22 You shall have one manner of justice; as for a proselyte, so for an Israelite; for I am the LORD your God.
17 You shall not therefore defraud one another; but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God. 18 Wherefore you shall do my commandments and keep my judgments and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.
YOU shall make for yourselves no idols nor graven images, neither shall you erect obelisks for yourselves, nor shall you set up any image of stones in your land to bow down to them or worship them; for I am the LORD your God. 2 You shall keep my commandments and reverence my sanctuary; I am the LORD. 3 If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments and do them, 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall last to the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last to the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land safely. 6 And I will give peace in your land, and you shall lie down and none shall make you afraid; and I will rid vicious beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright."
"14 But if you will not hearken to me and will not do all these commandments, 15 And if you despise my laws, or if your soul abhor my judgments so that you will not do all my commandments, and make my covenant of no effect; 16 I also will do this to you: I will visit you with terror, leprosy, scab, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes and cause life to waste away; and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 And I will pour out my anger against you, and you shall be defeated before your enemies; they that hate you shall reign over you; and you shall flee when none pursue you. 18 And if you will not yet for all these things hearken to me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven like iron and your earth like brass; 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. 21 And if you walk contrary to me and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts against you, which shall bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate. 23 And if by these things you shall not be disciplined, but continue to walk contrary to me; 24 Then I also will walk contrary to you and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword upon you, which shall avenge the breaking of the covenant; and you shall flee to your cities; I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 And when I have broken the staff of your grain, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread by weight; and you shall eat and not be satisfied. 27 And if you will not for all these things hearken to me, but walk contrary to me; 28 Then I will also walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall you eat. 30 And I will destroy your high places and break your idols and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities waste and reduce your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odors. 32 And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies who dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the Gentiles, and will draw out a sword against you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.