1 The LordI spokeII to Moses,III saying:
2 “Speak to allIV the congregationV of the IsraelitesVI and say to them:
You shall beVII holy,VIII for I the Lord your GodIX am holy.
3 You shall eachX revereXI your motherXII and father,XIII and you shall keepXIV my Sabbaths:XV I am the Lord your God.
4 Do not turnXVI to idolsXVII or makeXVIII castXIX imagesXX for yourselves: I am the Lord your God.
5 “When you offerXXI a sacrificeXXII of well-beingXXIII to the Lord, offer it in such a way that it is acceptableXXIV on your behalf.
6 It shall be eatenXXV on the same dayXXVI you offer it or on the next day, and anything left overXXVII until the thirdXXVIII day shall be consumedXXIX in fire.XXX
7 If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is an abomination;XXXI it will not be acceptable.XXXII 8 All who eat it shall be subject to punishment,XXXIII because they have profanedXXXIV
what is holyXXXV to the Lord, and any such personXXXVI shall be cut offXXXVII from the people.XXXVIII
9 “When you reapXXXIX the harvestXL of your land,XLI you shall not reap to the very edgesXLII of your fieldXLIII or gatherXLIV the gleaningsXLV of your harvest.
10 You shall not strip your vineyardXLVI bareXLVII or gather the fallen grapesXLVIII of your vineyard; you shall leaveXLIX them for the poorL and the alien:LI I am the LordLII your God.
11 “You shall not steal;LIII you shall not deal falsely;LIV and you shall not lieLV to oneLVI another.LVII
12 And you shall not swearLVIII falselyLIX by my name,LX profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.LXI
13 “You shall not defraudLXII your neighbor;LXIII you shall not steal;LXIV
and you shall not keepLXV for yourself the wagesLXVI of a laborerLXVII until morning.LXVIII
14 You shall not revileLXIX the deafLXX or putLXXI a stumbling blockLXXII
beforeLXXIII the blind;LXXIV you shall fearLXXV your God: I am the Lord.LXXVI
15 “You shall not renderLXXVII an unjustLXXVIII judgment;LXXIX you shall not be partial toLXXX the poorLXXXI
or deferLXXXII to the great:LXXXIII with justiceLXXXIV you shall judgeLXXXV your neighbor.LXXXVI
16 You shall not go aroundLXXXVII as a slandererLXXXVIII among your people, and you shall not stand idly byLXXXIX
when the bloodXC of your neighborXCI is at stake: I am the Lord.XCII
17 “You shall not hateXCIII in your heartXCIV anyone of your kin;XCV
you shall reproveXCVI your neighbor,XCVII or you will incurXCVIII guiltXCIX yourself.
18 You shall not take vengeanceC or bear a grudgeCI against anyCII of your people, but you shall loveCIII your neighborCIV as yourself: I am the Lord.CV
19 “You shall keepCVI my statutes.CVII You shall not let your animalsCVIII breedCIX with a different kind;CX
you shall not sowCXI your field with two kindsCXII of seed; nor shall you putCXIII on a garmentCXIV made of two differentCXV materials.CXVI
20 “If a manCXVII has sexual relationsCXVIII with a womanCXIX who is a slave,CXX
designated forCXXI another man but not ransomedCXXII or givenCXXIII her freedom,CXXIV
an inquiryCXXV shall be held.CXXVI They shall not be put to death,CXXVII since she has not been freed,CXXVIII 21 but he shall bringCXXIX a guilt offeringCXXX for himself to the Lord,CXXXI
at the entranceCXXXII of the tentCXXXIII of meeting,CXXXIV a ramCXXXV as guilt offering.
22 And the priestCXXXVI shall make atonementCXXXVII for him with the ram of guilt offering beforeCXXXVIII the LordCXXXIX for his sinCXL that he committed,CXLI and the sin he committed shall be forgivenCXLII him.
23 “When you comeCXLIII into the land and plantCXLIV all kindsCXLV of treesCXLVI for food,CXLVII
then you shall regardCXLVIII their fruitCXLIX as forbidden;CL threeCLI yearsCLII it shall be forbiddenCLIII to you; it must not be eaten.
24 In the fourthCLIV year all their fruit shall be set apartCLV for rejoicingCLVI in the Lord.CLVII
25 But in the fifthCLVIII year you may eat of their fruit, that their yieldCLIX may be increasedCLX for you: I am the LordCLXI your God.
26 “You shall not eat anything with its blood. You shall not practice auguryCLXII or witchcraft.CLXIII
27 You shall not round offCLXIV the hair on your templesCLXV or marCLXVI the edges of your beard.CLXVII
28 You shall not makeCLXVIII any gashesCLXIX in your fleshCLXX for the deadCLXXI or tattooCLXXII any marksCLXXIII upon you: I am the Lord.CLXXIV
29 “Do not profane your daughterCLXXV by making her a prostitute,CLXXVI that the land not become prostituted and fullCLXXVII of depravity.CLXXVIII 30 You shall keepCLXXIX my Sabbaths and revere my sanctuary:CLXXX I am the Lord.CLXXXI
31 “Do not turn to mediumsCLXXXII and spiritualists;CLXXXIII do not seek them out,CLXXXIV to be defiledCLXXXV by them: I am the LordCLXXXVI your God.
32 “You shall riseCLXXXVII beforeCLXXXVIII the agedCLXXXIX and deferCXC to the old,CXCI and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.CXCII
33 “When an alien residesCXCIII with you in your land, you shall not oppressCXCIV the alien. 34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the native-bornCXCV among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt:CXCVI I am the LordCXCVII your God.
35 “You shall not cheatCXCVIII in measuring length,CXCIX weight,CC or quantity.CCI
36 You shall haveCCII honestCCIII balances,CCIV honest weights,CCVan honest ephah,CCVI and an honest hin:CCVII
I am the LordCCVIII your God who brought you outCCIX of the land of Egypt. 37 You shall keepCCX all my statutes and all my ordinancesCCXI and observeCCXII them: I am the Lord.”CCXIII
Image credit: “Folds from Ethiopian Processional Icon” from circa 1450-1500.