Leviticus 19:1-37, NLT
Holiness in Personal Conduct
1The Lord also said to Moses,
3“Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God.
4“Do not put your trust in idols or make metal images of gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.
5“When you sacrifice a peace offering to the Lord, offer it properly so you*19:5 Or it. will be accepted by God.
9“When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop.
11“Do not steal.
“Do not deceive or cheat one another.
12“Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the Lord.
13“Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.
“Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay.
14“Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble. You must fear your God; I am the Lord.
15“Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.
16“Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people.*19:16 Hebrew Do not act as a merchant toward your own people.
“Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the Lord.
17“Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives.*19:17 Hebrew for your brother. Confront people directly so you will not be held guilty for their sin.
18“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
19“You must obey all my decrees.
“Do not mate two different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two different kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven from two different kinds of thread.
20“If a man has sex with a slave girl whose freedom has never been purchased but who is committed to become another man’s wife, he must pay full compensation to her master. But since she is not a free woman, neither the man nor the woman will be put to death.
23“When you enter the land and plant fruit trees, leave the fruit unharvested for the first three years and consider it forbidden.*19:23 Hebrew consider it uncircumcised. Do not eat it.
26“Do not eat meat that has not been drained of its blood.
“Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.
27“Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards.
28“Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord.
29“Do not defile your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will be filled with prostitution and wickedness.
30“Keep my Sabbath days of rest, and show reverence toward my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
31“Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God.
32“Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the Lord.
33“Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land.
35“Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.
37“You must be careful to keep all of my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice. I am the Lord.”