When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with
water, and he will be unclean till evening. 17 Any clothing or leather that has
semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till
evening. 18 When a man has sexual
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your
people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Keep my decrees.
Do not mate different kinds of animals.
Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
Do not wear clothing w
Do not practice divination or seek omens.
Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your
Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am
Do not degrade your daughter by mak
Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.
Punishments for Sin
20 The LORD said to Moses, 2 Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or any
foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be
put to de
If a man has sexual relations with his fathers wife, he has dishonored his
father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be
on their own heads.
If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to
If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period, he
has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them
are to be cut off from their people.
Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your
unclean for you. 26 You are to be holy to mebecause I, the LORD, am holy, and I
have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to
death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on
If a priests daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces
her father; she must be burned in the fire.
The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil
poured on his headand who has been ordained to wear th
for they are his food. 8 He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild
animals, and so become unclean through it. I am the LORD.
The priests are to perform my service in such a way that they do not become
guilty and die for treating it with contem
vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for
the poor and the foreigner. I am the LORD your God.
Do not steal.
Do not lie.
Do not deceive one another.
Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your G
Everyone who does any of these detestable thingssuch persons must be
cut off from their people. 30 Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the
detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile
yourselves with them. I am the
be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her
period. 26 Any bed she lies on while her discharge continues will be unclean, as
is her bed during her monthly period, and anything she sits on will be unclean,
as during her period.
Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for
himself and his household, and he is to slaughter the bull for his own sin
offering. 12 He is to take a censer full of burning coals from the altar before
the LORD and two handfu
blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the
uncleanness of the Israelites.
When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the
tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat
This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh
month you must deny yourselves[c] and not do any workwhether nativeborn or a foreigner residing among you 30 because on this day atonement will
be made for you, to cleanse you.
are now making in the open fields. They must bring them to the priest, that is, to
the LORD, at the entrance to the tent of meeting and sacrifice them as fellowship
offerings. 6 The priest is to splash the blood against the altar of the LORD at the
Anyone, whether native-born or foreigner, who eats anything found dead or
torn by wild animals must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they
will be ceremonially unclean till evening; then they will be clean. 16 But if they
do not wash their c
Do not have sexual relations with your sons daughter or your daughters
daughter; that would dishonor you.
Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your fathers wife, born to
your father; she is your sister.
Do not have sexual relations w
Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the
uncleanness of her monthly period.
Do not have sexual relations with your neighbors wife and defile yourself
Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you
most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; 23 yet because of his
defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate
my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.
So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to
acceptable as a food offering presented to theLORD. 28 Do not slaughter a cow or
a sheep and its young on the same day.
When you sacrifice a thank offering to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way
that it will be accepted on your behalf. 30 It must be e
These are the LORDs appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to
proclaim at their appointed times: 5 The LORDs Passover begins at twilight on
the fourteenth day of the first month.6 On the fifteenth day of that month
the LORDs Festival of Unle
inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over
your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
If a foreigner residing among you becomes rich and any of your fellow
Israelites become poor and sell themselves to the foreigner or to
26 Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and
do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am
the LORD your God.
Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
If you follow
be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to
walk with heads held high.
Punishment for Disobedience
But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if
you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and
If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be
hostile toward me, 24 I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for
your sins seven times over. 25 And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the
enjoy its sabbaths. 35 All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the
rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the
lands of their enemies that the sou
exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good
one; if they should substitute one animal for another, both it and the substitute
become holy. 11 If what they vowed is a ceremonially unclean animalone that
is not acceptable as
am the LORD their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant with
their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be
their God. I am theLORD.
These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that the LORD esta
redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it. 32 Every tithe of the
herd and flockevery tenth animal that passes under the shepherds rodwill
be holy to the LORD. 33 No one may pick out the good from the bad or make any
substitution. If an