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Vayikra/Leviticus  19:1 - 20:27

Chapter 19

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Speak to the entire assembly of the Children of Israel and say to them - You shall be holy, for holy am I, Hashem, your God.

3 Every man - Your father and mother shall you revere and My Sabbaths shall you observe — I am Hashem, your God.  4 Do not turn to the idols, and molten gods shall you not make for yourselves — I am Hashem, your God.

5 When you slaughter a feast peace-offering to Hashem, you shall slaughter it to find favor for yourselves.  6 On the day of your slaughter shall it be eaten and on the next day, and whatever remains until the third day shall be burned in fire.  7 But if it shall be eaten on the third day, it is rejected — it shall not be accepted.  8 Each of those who eat it will bear his iniquity, for what is sacred to Hashem has he desecrated; and that soul will be cut off from its people.

9 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not complete your reaping to the corner of your field, and the gleanings of your harvest you shall not take.  10 You shall not pick the undeveloped twigs of your vineyard; and the fallen fruit of your vineyard you shall not gather; for the poor and the proselyte shall you leave them — I am Hashem, your God.

11 You shall not steal, you shall not deny falsely, and you shall not lie to one another.  12 You shall not swear falsely by My Name, thereby desecrating the Name of your God — I am Hashem.  13 You shall not cheat your fellow and you shall not rob; you shall not withhold a worker's wage with you until morning.  14 You shall not curse the deaf, and you shall not place a stumbling block before the blind; you shall fear your God — I am Hashem.

15 You shall not commit a perversion of justice; you shall not favor the poor and you shall not honor the great; with righteousness shall you judge your fellow.

16 You shall not be a gossipmonger among your people, you shall not stand aside while your fellow's blood is shed — I am Hashem.  17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.  18 You shall not take revenge and you shall not bear a grudge against the members of your people; you shall love your fellow as yourself — I am Hashem.

19 You shall observe My decrees - you shall not mate your animal into another species, you shall not plant your field with mixed seed; and a garment that is a mixture of combined fibers shall not come upon you.

20 If a man lies carnally with a woman, and she is a slavewoman who has been designated for another man, and who has not been redeemed, or whose freedom has not been granted her; there shall be an investigation — they shall not be put to death, for she has not been freed.  21 He shall bring his guilt-offering to Hashem, to the entrance of the Tent of the Meeting, a ram guilt-offering.  22 The Kohen shall provide him atonement with the ram guilt-offering before Hashem for the sin that he had committed; and the sin that he had committed shall be forgiven him.

23 When you shall come to the land and you shall plant any food tree, you shall treat its fruit as forbidden; for three years they shall be forbidden to you, they shall not be eaten.  24 In the fourth year, all its fruit shall be sanctified to laud Hashem.  25 And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit — so that it will increase its crop for you — I am Hashem, your God.

26 You shall not eat over the blood; you shall not indulge in sorcery and you shall not believe in lucky times.  27 You shall not round off the edge of your scalp and you shall not destroy the edges of your beard.  28 You shall not make a cut in your flesh for the dead, and a tattoo shall you not place upon yourselves — I am Hashem.

29 Do not profane your daughter to make her a harlot, lest the land become lewd, and the land become filled with depravity.

30 My Sabbaths shall you observe and My Sanctuary shall you revere — I am Hashem.  31 Do not turn to [the sorcery of] the Ovos and Yid'onim, and do not seek to be contaminated through them — I am Hashem, your God.

32 In the presence of an old person shall you rise and you shall honor the presence of a sage and you shall revere your God — I am Hashem.

33 When a proselyte dwells among you in your land, do not taunt him.  34 The proselyte who dwells with you shall be like a native among you, and you shall love him like yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt — I am Hashem, your God.

35 You shall not commit a perversion in justice, in measures of length, weight, or volume.  36 You shall have correct scales, correct weights, correct dry measures, and correct liquid measures — I am Hashem, your God, Who brought you forth from the land of Egypt.  37 You shall observe all My decrees and all My ordinances, and you shall perform them — I am Hashem.

Chapter 20

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Say to the Children of Israel - Any man from the Children of Israel and from the proselyte who lives with Israel, who shall give of his seed to Molech, shall be put to death; the people of the land shall pelt him with stones.  3 I shall concentrate My attention upon that man, and I shall cut him off from among his people, for he had given from his offspring to Molech in order to defile My Sanctuary and to desecrate My holy Name.  4 But if the people of the land avert their eyes from that man when he gives from his offspring to Molech, not to put him to death;  5 then I shall concentrate My attention upon that man and upon his family; I will cut off from among their people, him and all who stray after him to stray after the Molech.  6 And the person who shall turn to the sorcery of the Ovos and the Yid'onim to stray after them — I shall concentrate My attention upon that person and cut him off from among his people.

7 You shall sanctify yourselves and you will be holy, for I am Hashem, your God.

8 You shall observe My decrees and perform them — I am Hashem, Who sanctifies you.  9 For any man who will curse his father or mother shall be put to death; his father or his mother has he cursed, his blood is upon himself.

10 A man who will commit adultery with a man's wife, who will commit adultery with his fellow's wife; the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.

11 A man who shall lie with his father's wife will have uncovered his father's shame; the two of them shall be put to death, their blood is upon themselves.

12 A man who shall lie with his daughter-in-law, the two of them shall be put to death; they have committed a perversion, their blood is upon themselves.

13 A man who lies with a man as one lies with a woman, they have both done an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon themselves.

14 A man who shall take a woman and her mother, it is a depraved plot; they shall burn him and them in fire, and there shall not be depravity among you.

15 A man who shall lie with an animal shall be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.  16 And a woman who approaches any animal for it to mate with her, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.

17 A man who shall take his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother, and he shall see her nakedness and she shall see his nakedness, it is a disgrace and they shall be cut off in the sight of the members of their people; he will have uncovered the nakedness of his sister, he shall bear his iniquity.

18 A man who shall lie with a woman in her affliction and has uncovered her nakedness, he will have bared her source and she has bared the source of her blood; the two of them will be cut off from the midst of their people.

19 The nakedness of your mother's sister or your father's sister shall you not uncover, for that is baring one's own flesh; they shall bear their iniquity.  20 And a man who shall lie with his aunt will have uncovered the nakedness of his aunt; they shall bear their sin, they shall die childless.  21 A man who shall take his brother's wife, it is loathsome; he will have uncovered his brother's shame, they shall be childless.

22 You shall observe all My decrees and all My ordinances and perform them; then the Land to which I bring you to dwell will not disgorge you.  23 Do not follow the traditions of the nation that I expel from before you, for they did all of these and I was disgusted with them.  24 So I said to you - You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to inherit it, a land flowing with milk and honey — I am Hashem, your God, Who has separated you from the peoples.

25 You shall distinguish between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the clean bird and the unclean; and you shall not render your souls abominable through such animals and birds, and through anything that creeps on the ground, which I have set apart for you to render unclean.

26 You shall be holy for Me, for I Hashem am holy; and I have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.  27 Any man or woman in whom there shall be the sorcery of Ov or of Yid'oni, they shall be put to death; they shall pelt them with stones, their blood is upon themselves.

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