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Leviticus 19:11–25

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11 “ ‘Do not steal.v

“ ‘Do not lie.w

“ ‘Do not deceive one another.x

12 “ ‘Do not swear falselyy by my namez and so profanea the name of your God. I am the Lord.

13 “ ‘Do not defraud or robb your neighbor.c

“ ‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired workerd overnight.e

14 “ ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,f but fear your God.g I am the Lord.

15 “ ‘Do not pervert justice;h do not show partialityi to the poor or favoritism to the great,j but judge your neighbor fairly.k

16 “ ‘Do not go about spreading slanderl among your people.

“ ‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life.m I am the Lord.

17 “ ‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart.n Rebuke your neighbor franklyo so you will not share in their guilt.

18 “ ‘Do not seek revengep or bear a grudgeq against anyone among your people,r but love your neighbors as yourself.t I am the Lord.

19 “ ‘Keep my decrees.u

“ ‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.

“ ‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.v

“ ‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.w

20 “ ‘If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another manx but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment.a Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed. 21 The man, however, must bring a ram to the entrance to the tent of meeting for a guilt offering to the Lord.y 22 With the ram of the guilt offering the priest is to make atonement for him before the Lord for the sin he has committed, and his sin will be forgiven.z

23 “ ‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.b For three years you are to consider it forbiddenc; it must not be eaten. 24 In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy,a an offering of praise to the Lord. 25 But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the Lord your God.

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