- And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 19:2 Speak to the congregation of the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Ye shall be holy; for I the Lord, your God am holy.
Lev 19:3 Let every one of you reverence his father and his mother; and ye shall keep my sabbaths; I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:4 Ye shall not follow idols, and ye shall not make to yourselves molten gods; I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:5 And if ye will sacrifice a peace-offering to the Lord, ye shall offer it acceptable from yourselves.
Lev 19:6 In what day soever ye shall sacrifice it, it shall be eaten; and on the following day, and if any of it should be left till the third day, it shall be thoroughly burnt with fire.
Lev 19:7 And if it should be at all eaten on the third day, it is unfit for sacrifice: it shall not be accepted.
Lev 19:8 And he that eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy things of the Lord; and the souls that eat it shall be destroyed from among their people.
Lev 19:9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, ye shall not complete the reaping of your field with exactness, and thou shalt not gather that which falls from thy reaping.
Lev 19:10 And thou shalt not go over the gathering of thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather the remaining grapes of thy vineyard: thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:11 Ye shall not steal, ye shall not lie, neither shall one bear false witness as an informer against his neighbour.
Lev 19:12 And ye shall not swear unjustly by my name, and ye shall not profane the holy name of your God: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:13 Thou shalt not injure thy neighbour, neither do thou rob him, neither shall the wages of thy hireling remain with thee until the morning.
Lev 19:14 Thou shalt not revile the deaf, neither shalt thou put a stumbling-block in the way of the blind; and thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:15 Thou shalt not act unjustly in judgment: thou shalt not accept the person of the poor, nor admire the person of the mighty; with justice shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Lev 19:16 Thou shalt not walk deceitfully among thy people; thou shalt not rise up against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, so thou shalt not bear sin on his account.
Lev 19:18 And thy hand shall not avenge thee; and thou shalt not be angry with the children of thy people; and thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; I am the Lord.
Lev 19:19 Ye shall observe my law: thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with one of a different kind, and thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with diverse seed; and thou shalt not put upon thyself a mingled garment woven of two materials.
Lev 19:20 And if any one lie carnally with a woman, and she should be a home-servant kept for a man, and she has not been ransomed; and her freedom has not been given to her, they shall be visited with punishment; but they shall not die, because she was not set at liberty.
Lev 19:21 And he shall bring for his trespass to the Lord to the door of the tabernacle of witness, a ram for a trespass-offering.
Lev 19:22 And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering, before the Lord, for the sin which he sinned; and the sin which he sinned shall be forgiven him.
Lev 19:23 And whenever ye shall enter into the land which the Lord your God gives you, and shall plant any fruit-tree, then shall ye purge away its uncleanness; its fruit shall be three years uncleansed to you, it shall not be eaten.
Lev 19:24 And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a subject of praise to the Lord.
Lev 19:25 And in the fifth year ye shall eat the fruit, its produce is an increase to you. I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:26 Eat not on the mountains, nor shall ye employ auguries, nor divine by inspection of birds.
Lev 19:27 Ye shall not make a round cutting of the hair of your head, nor disfigure your beard.
Lev 19:28 And ye shall not make cuttings in your body for a dead body, and ye shall not inscribe on yourselves any marks. I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:29 Thou shalt not profane thy daughter to prostitute her; so the land shall not go a whoring, and the land be filled with iniquity.
Lev 19:30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuaries: I am the Lord.
Lev 19:31 Ye shall not attend to those who have in them divining spirits, nor attach yourselves to enchanters, to pollute yourselves with them: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:33 And if there should come to you a stranger in your land, ye shall not afflict him.
Lev 19:34 The stranger that comes to you shall be among you as the native, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Lev 19:35 Ye shall not act unrighteously in judgment, in measures and weights and scales.
Lev 19:36 There shall be among you just balances and just weights and a just liquid measure. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Lev 19:37 And ye shall keep all my law and all my ordinances, and ye shall do them: I am the Lord your God.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]