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Book of Leviticus

Laws given to the Levites and to the children of Israel

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Moses The book documents laws for the Israelites and for the Levitical priests. Procedures are given for the five primary types of offerings, (burnt, grain, sin, trespass and peace). Instructed in types of clean and unclean foods, along with clean and unclean procedures, purification practices, instructions of personal holiness and giving service unto the LORD. The resounding theme in the book is to; Be Holy, for I am Holy.
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Verse by verse, explanation of the book of Leviticus.

Leviticus chapter 1
Instructions for various types of offerings:

1The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him at the Tabernacle of the Meeting, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that when they bring an offering to the LORD, it shall be of the livestock, of the heard and of the flock.

  • Burnt offerings:

    3If it is an offering of Livestock: it must be a male without blemish. He shall offer it of his own free will at the Tabernacle of the Meeting, before the LORD. 4He shall put his hand on the head of the animal and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. 5He shall then kill it before the LORD and the priests will sprinkle the blood around the altar. 6Then he shall skin the offering and cut it into pieces. 7The priest shall then prepare the altar, 8laying the pieces in order and then burn the pieces on the altar of burnt offerings, including the head and the fat. 9But the legs and the internals shall first be washed with water then the priest shall burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt sacrifice, a sweet smelling aroma to the LORD.

    10If it is an offering of the Flocks, whether sheep or goats: it must be a male without blemish. 11He shall kill it on the north side of the alter, before the LORD. The priests shall sprinkle the blood around the altar. 12He shall then cut the burnt offering into its pieces and the priest shall lay the pieces in order and burn the pieces on the altar of burnt offerings, including the head and the fat. 13But the legs and the internals shall first be washed with water then the priest shall burn all of it on the altar. It is a sweet smelling aroma to the LORD.

    14If it is an offering of Fowls, either of turtledoves or of young pigeons. 15The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring its head and off drain its blood at the side of the altar and burn it on the altar. 16He shall then pluck off its feathers and put them beside the altar, on the east side, where the ashes are kept. 17Then he shall cut the bird between the wings, yet not divide the bird in two. Then the priest shall burn all of it on the altar of burnt offering. It shall be a sweet smelling aroma to the LORD.

Leviticus chapter 2
  • Grain offerings:

    1All grain offerings shall be of fine flour and have oil and frankincense poured on it. 2He shall take it to the priests, the priest shall take a handful of the flour and burn it on the altar of burnt offerings as a memorial, a sweet aroma to the LORD. 3The rest of the grain shall be the priest, Aaron's and his sons of the offerings made by fire, it is most holy to the LORD.

    4If the offering has been baked in an oven; It shall be an unleavened cake made of fine flour mixed with oil or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

    5If the offering has been made on a griddle; It shall be unleavened, mixed with oil. 6You shall break it in pieces and pour oil on it.

    7If the offering has been made in a frying pan; It shall be made of fine flour mixed with oil.

    8You shall bring the grain offering made of such before the LORD, giving it to the priest and he will bring it to the altar. 9He shall take from the grain offering a memorial portion and will burn it on the altar of burnt offerings, it is a sweet aroma to the LORD. 10Whatever is left of the offering is Aaron's and his sons of the offerings made by fire, it is most holy to the LORD.

    11No grain offering offered to the LORD shall be made with leaven or with honey, you shall not burn either in any of your offerings.

    12The offering of your first fruits, you shall offer them to the LORD, but they shall not be burnt on the altar, as a sweet aroma.

    13Every grain offering shall be seasoned with salt, you shall not let the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking. With all your offerings, you shall offer salt.

    14If you offer a grain offering of your firstfruits to the LORD you shall offer full heads of new grain beaten and roasted on the fire. 15You shall put oil and frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering. 16The priest shall then burn the memorial portion, as an offering unto the LORD.

Leviticus chapter 3
  • Peace offerings:

    1If the peace offering is of the herd, whether it be male or female, it must be without blemish. 2Placing his hand on the offering and kill it at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the priest shall then sprinkle the blood around the altar of burnt offerings. 3The priest shall then offer it by fire as a peace offering. The fat that covers the internal organs 4and the two kidneys he shall remove. 5And Aaron's sons shall offer them up by fire, as a sweet aroma to the LORD.

    6If the peace offering is a lamb of the flock, whether it be male or female, it shall be without blemish, 7offered before the LORD. 8The priest shall place his hand on the offering and killing it at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. He shall then sprinkle the blood around the altar of burnt offerings. 9Then he shall offer from the sacrifice the peace offering unto the LORD. He shall remove the fat of the animal, the fat of the tail and of the internal organs. 10He shall remove the two kidneys 11and together with the fat, offer them up by fire, as a food offering unto the LORD.

    12If the offering is a goat of the flock, he shall offer it before the LORD. 13The priest shall place his hand on the offering and kill it at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. He shall then sprinkle the blood around the altar of burnt offerings. 14He shall remove the fat the covers the internal organs 15and together with the two kidneys. 16Offer them up by fire, as a food offering made by fire producing a sweet aroma.

    17It shall be a perpetual statute throughout all generations, that you shall neither eat fat nor blood.

Leviticus chapter 4
  • Sin offering:

    1Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that If anyone sins through ignorance, against the commandments, doing what should not be done. 3If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people. Let him offer to the LORD a young bull without blemish. 4He shall bring the bull to the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, place his hand on the bull's head and kill the bull before the LORD. 5Then the anointed priest shall take some of the blood and bring it to the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 6He shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD in front of the veil in the sanctuary. 7The priest shall also put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of incenses and shall pour the rest of the blood out at the base of the alter of burnt offerings. 8Then he shall remove all the fat 9and the two kidneys. 10Just as it was taken from the bull in the peace offering so shall he burn them on the altar of burnt offering. 11But the hide of the bull, with all its flesh, head, legs and insides. 12Shall be carried outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out. There it shall be burnt with fire.

    13Now if the whole congregation of Israel sins through ignorance, against the commandments of the LORD. 14When their sin becomes known to them, the assembly then shall offer a young bull for the sin, bringing it before the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 15The elders of the congregation shall place their hands on the head and kill the bull before the LORD. 16The anointed priest shall then bring some of the blood into the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 17Dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 18He shall also put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of incenses and shall pour the rest of the blood out at the base of the alter of burnt offerings. 19He shall then take the fat from the animal and burn it on the altar. 20As he did with the bull of the sin offering. Thus making atonement for them and it shall be forgiven them. 21He shall then carry the bull outside the camp and burn it, as he did the other bull. This is a sin offering for the assembly.

    22If a ruler sins, doing something unintentionally against one of God's commandments. 23When his sins comes to his knowledge, he shall offer up a young male goat without blemish. 24Placing his hand on the goat and kill it, before the LORD, for it is a sin offering. 25The priest shall then dip his finger in the blood and put some on the horns of the alter of burnt offerings, pouring the rest out at the base of the altar. 26Then the priest shall burn all the fat on the altar, as the sacrifice of a peace offering. So shall atonement be made for him concerning his sin and it shall be forgiven him.

    27If any of the common people unintentionally sin against the LORD's commandments. 28When the sin that he has committed comes to his knowledge, he shall bring a young female goat without blemish. 29Placing his hands on the head of the offering and kill it, in the place of the burnt offerings. 30The priest shall then dip his finger in the blood and put some on the horns of the alter of burnt offerings, pouring the rest out at the base of the altar. 31He shall remove its fat, as the fat of a peace offering is removed and burn it on the altar, as a sweet smelling aroma to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him and he shall be forgiven.
    32If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, the lamb shall be a female without blemish. 33Placing his hands on the head and kill it, at the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34The priest shall sprinkle some of the blood at the altar of burnt offering, pouring the remaining blood out at the base of the altar. 35Burning the fat of the animal on the altar, as in a peace offering. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him and he shall be forgiven.

Leviticus chapter 5
  • A (trespass or guilt) offering, is to be made when:

    1When a person is a witness to the words of a conspiracy, whether he knows of the matter or not, but nether does he make this known, he shall be guilty.

    2When a person touches any unclean thing. Either a carcass of an unclean animal. 3Or if he touches human uncleanness and is unaware of it. When he realizes it, he shall be unclean and guilty.

    4When a person swears, speaking an oath foolishly whether for evil or to do good. When he becomes aware of this, he shall be guilty, whatever the matter may be.

    5When he realizes that he is guilty in any of these matters, he shall confess that he has sinned. 6Bringing a trespass offering of a young female lamb or a young goat, as a sin offering and the priest shall make atonement for him.

    7If he is not able to bring an offering of the flock, he may bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons. One as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. 8The priest shall then offer the sin offering first. He shall wring off its head, but not sever it from the body. 9Then he shall sprinkle some of its blood on the side of the altar, pouring out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. 10The second shall be offered as a burnt offering according to the manor of the burnt offerings. Thus the priest shall make attainment on his behalf and his sin shall be forgiven him.

    11If he is not able to bring turtledoves or pigeons then he shall bring two quarts of fine flour as his sin offering. He shall not put any oil on it or frankincense on it for it is a sin offering. 12The priest shall take a handful, as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar, according to a sin offering. 13Thus the priest shall make atonement for him and the sin that he has committed shall be forgiven him. The rest of the flour shall be the priests, as a grain offering.

    14The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 15If a person should sin unintentionally, thus committing a trespass, in regard to the holy things of the LORD, he shall bring to the LORD a ram without blemish. Together with an amount set, of shekels of silver. 16He shall also make restitution for the harm that he has done to the holy thing, adding one-fifth to it and shall give it to the priest. Thus the priest shall make anointment for him and he shall be forgiven.

    17Even though a person commits any of these acts in ignorance, he is still guilty and shall bear his iniquity. 18He shall bring an offering of a ram without blemish to the LORD with his validation, of the trespass offering. And the priest shall make anointment for him regarding his ignorance and he shall be forgiven. 19It is a trespass offering, for surly he has been guilty before the LORD.

Leviticus chapter 6

1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2If a person sins, thus acting unfaithfully against the LORD, by lying to his neighbor. Either about: a deposit of security, or in keeping his word, or an issue of theft extorting his neighbor. 3Or if he finds what has been lost and swears falsely concerning it. 4He shall then be guilty of his sin and shall restore the full value or make good the wrong. 5Plus adding one-fifth to it, giving it to the rightful parity. And on the day of his trespass offering, 6he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD. Of a ram without blemish with his validation offering to the priest. 7The priest shall then make atonement for him and he shall be forgiven.

laws according to the operations of burnt offerings

8Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 9Tell Aaron and his sons this is the procedure of the burnt offering: The burnt offering shall be on the hearth of the altar overnight until morning and the fire on the altar shall not go out. 10The priest shall have on his linen garments and set the ashes from the burnt offering beside the altar. 11Then he shall remove his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 12A fire shall always be kept burning on the altar, it shall never be put out. The priest shall burn wood on the altar every morning and lay the burnt offerings on top of it and he shall burn the fat of the peace offerings on it. 13The fire burring on the altar shall never go out.

laws according to the operations of grain offerings

14The sons of Aaron shall offer it on the altar, before the LORD. 15He shall take a handful of the fine flour with oil and frankincense and burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma, as a memorial to the LORD. 16The remainder of the flour shall be eaten by Aaron's and his sons with unleavened bread, in the court of the Tabernacle of Meeting. 17It shall not be baked with leaven, for this is the portion of My offerings, made by fire that I have given them, it is most holy, as is the sin offering and the trespass offering. 18All the males among the children of Aaron may eat of it, it will be an everlasting statute throughout your generation, an offering made by fire unto the LORD and whomever touches them must be holy.

19And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 20This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer the LORD on the day when they are anointed: Two quarts of fine flour as a dally grain offering. Half of it in the morning and the other half at night. 21It shall be made in a pan with oil and you shall offer the baked pieces as a sweet savor to the LORD. 22The priest who is anointed, shall then offer it as a statute forever to the LORD. It shall be completely burnt, 23for every food offering of the priest's shall be completely burnt, none of it shall be eaten.

laws according to the operations of sin offerings

24The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying; 25Tell Aaron and his sons, this is the procedure of the sin offering: The sin offering shall be killed before the LORD, in the same place where the burnt offering is killed, it is most holy. 26The priest that offers it, shall eat of it in the Tabernacle of the Meeting, he shall eat of it in a holy place. 27Everyone who touches the flesh of the offering must be holy and if any blood falls upon any garment, that garment shall be washed in a holy place. 28The pot in which the flesh was boiled in, if it is a made of clay it shall be broken and if it is a bronze pot it shall be scoured and washed in water. 29All the males among the priests may eat this, it is most holy. 30But the meat from the sin offering where the blood was brought into the Tabernacle of the Meeting, to make anointment, shall not be eaten.

Leviticus chapter 7
laws according to the operations of (trespass or guilt) offerings

1This is the procedure of the (trespass or guilt) offering (it is most holy)! 2The trespass offering shall be killed in the place where the burnt offering is killed and its blood shall be sprinkled around the altar. 3All the fat of the animal 4and the two kidneys of the animal shall be removed. 5The priest shall then burn them on the altar to the LORD, for it is a trespass offering.

6Every male among the priests may eat of it and it shall be eaten in a holy place. 7The trespass offering is like the sin offering, there is one law for both of them and the priest that makes atonement with it shall have it. 8The priest who offers anyone's burnt offering he shall receive the hide of the animal. 9Just as, every grain offering, is the priests who offered it. 10Likewise all grain offerings, whether mixed with oil or dry shall belong equally to all the sons of Aaron.

laws according to the operations of peace offerings

11This is the procedure of the peace offering. 12If a peace offering is given out of thanksgiving. He shall offer it with his thanksgiving offering of unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil or cake of fine flour mixed with oil. 13Besides this he shall offer leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving for his peace offering.

14From it he shall offer one cake from each offering as a heave offering and it shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood of the peace offering. 15The flesh of the sacrifice of the peace offering shall be eaten the day that it's offered, none shall be left until morning. 16But if the offering is because of a vow or a free-will offering, it shall be eaten that day but the remainder can also be eaten the next day. 17On the third day however, it must be burnt with fire. 18If any of the flesh is eaten on the third day, the offering shall not be accepted, but rather it shall become an abomination to him and the person who eats of it shall bear the guilt.

19The flesh of an offering that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten, it shall be burnt with fire. As for flesh of the offering that is clean, all who are clean themselves may eat of it. 20But the person who eats of it while he is unclean, that person shall be cut off from his people. 21Whatsoever the reason that person is unclean, if they eat of the peace offering, they shall be cut off from his people.

22And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 23Tell the children of Israel that, they shall not eat the fat of animals, whether of the beasts, or of the sheep or goats. 24The fat of the animals may be used in any other way, but you shall not eat of it. 25For if you eat the fat of an animal that is offered to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people. 26Nether shall you eat any blood, whether it be of bird or beast. Whomever eats of any blood shall be cut off from his people.

28The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 29Tell the children of Israel that, he who offers a peace offering to the LORD, shall offer it of his own free will. 30His own hands shall bring the fat and the breast of the offerings made by fire to the LORD, and he may also wave the breast as a wave offering before the LORD. 31The priest shall then burn the fat on the altar, but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons. 32Also the right thigh shall be given to the priest, who offers up your peace offering, as a heave offering. 33The priest shall have the right thigh for his part. 34For the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering, I have taken from the children of Israel and given to Aaron and his sons as their portion forever. 35This is the portion of the anointing for Aaron and his sons from the offerings made by fire, that the LORD gave to them. The day they were presented and anointed as priests.

37These are the laws of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering and of the consecrations and the sacrifice of the peace offering. 38That the LORD commanded Moses on the mountain of Sinai.

Leviticus chapter 8

1The LORD then spoke to Moses, saying; 2Gather together Aaron and his sons, their garments, the anointing oil, a bull as a sin offering, two rams and a basket of unleavened bread. 3And gather the congregation together at the door of the Tabernacle.

4Moses did as the LORD commanded. 5Saying to the people, this is what the LORD has commanded to be done. 6Moses then washed Aaron and his son's feet with water. 7Then put a tunic on Aaron, along with a sash and a robe and attached the ephod. 8Then he put the breastplate on him and put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate. 9He then put the turban on his head and on the front of it he put the golden plate, refereed to as the holy crown that read Holiness to the Lord.

10Moses then took anointing oil, anointed and consecrated, the Tabernacle and all that was in it, (setting it apart for service unto the LORD). 11He sprinkled oil on the altar of burnt offerings seven times, anointing it and all of its utensils, also anointing the laver and its base. 12Then Moses poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, to anoint and set him apart. 13Moses then put tunics on Aaron's sons along with girdles and turbans, as the LORD had commanded him.

14Moses then brought the bull as the sin offering, Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull 15and Moses killed it. He then took some of the blood and with his fingers, put some of it on the horns of the altar, pouring the rest at the base of the altar. Thus purifying the altar, making atonement for it and setting it apart. 16He then took the fat of the animal and the two kidneys and burnt them on the altar. 17But the flesh of the bull, its hide and its internals, he burnt with fire outside the camp, as was commanded by the LORD.

18Then Moses took the ram, as a burnt offering, Aaron and his sons then placed their hands on the head 19and Moses killed it. Then He sprinkled the blood around the altar. 20Moses then cut the ram into pieces and burned the head, the pieces and the fat. 21He then washed the insides and the legs in water and Moses burned the whole ram on the altar. A burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD.

22Moses then brought the second ram, the ram for consecration. Then Aaron and his sons placed their hands on the head of the ram 23and Moses killed it. He then took some of the blood and put it on the tip of Aaron's right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. 24Likewise Moses also did this to Aaron's sons, he put some of the blood on their right ear, their right thumb and their right big toe and he sprinkled the rest of the blood around the altar. 25Then he removed the fat from the animal, the two kidneys and the right thigh. 26Taking from the basket of unleavened bread, he took one cake anointed with oil and one wafer and placed them on the fat and on the right thigh. 27All of this he placed in the hands of Aaron's and his sons and he waved them as a wave offering before the LORD. 28Moses then took them from their hands and burnt them on the altar of burnt offerings as a consecration offering. 29Moses then took the breast and waved it as a wave offering before the LORD, this was what Moses did for Aaron's consecration, as the LORD had commanded him.

30Moses then took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood, which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his sons and on their garments and he consecrated Aaron, his sons and their garments. 31Moses then instructed Aaron and his sons to boil the meat at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting and eat of it there together with the bread of the consecration that was in the basket. 32And whatever remains of the flesh and of the bread shall be burnt with fire. 33You and your sons shall not go outside the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting until the seven days of your consecration are complete. 34Thus, this day, I have made atonement for you, as the LORD has commanded me, 35Therefore you shall stay at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, day and night for seven days. Keeping watch over the things of the LORD, least you die. 36So Aaron and his sons did all these things, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Leviticus chapter 9
Aaron's and his sons priestly ministry begins.

1On the eighth day, Moses called Aaron, his sons and the elders of Israel. 2He then told Aaron to take a young bull as a sin offering, a ram without blemish as a burnt offering and offer them before the LORD. 3Then instructed the children of Israel to take a young goat as a sin offering, a calf and a lamb, without blemish, both of the first year, as a burnt offering. 4A bull and a ram as peace offering, along with a grain offering mixed with oil. For this day the LORD shall appear to you.

5So they brought as Moses instructed before the Tabernacle of the Meeting and all the congregation came near and stood before the LORD. 6Moses then spoke and said, you shall do as the LORD has commanded and the glory of the LORD shall appear before you. 7Moses then instructed Aaron to go to the altar of burnt offerings. There offer your sin offering, along with your burnt offering, make atonement for yourself and the people, as the LORD has commanded.

8Thus Aaron first offered up the calf for the sin offering, which was for himself. 9Then Aaron's sons brought the blood to him and with his fingers Aaron put some on the horns of the altar, pouring the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. 10The fat of the animal and the two kidneys, he removed and burnt on the altar, 11but the flesh and the hide, he burnt outside the camp.

12Aaron then offered his burnt offering and his sons presented him with the blood, that he sprinkled all around the altar. 13They then presented the burnt offering to him, the pieces, the head and Aaron burnt them on the altar. 14Then he washed the insides and the legs and burnt them as well on the altar.

15Then Aaron brought the people's offering, he took the goat which was the sin offering. Killed it and offered it as he did the first one. 16Then he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the set procedure. 17He then brought the grain offering and burnt a handful of it on the alter, besides the mornings burnt sacrifice. 18He also killed the bull and the ram as peace offerings, for the people. Aaron's sons also brought him the blood from this offering and Aaron sprinkled the blood around the altar. 19They also brought the fat of the animal and the kidneys to him 20and they put the fat on the breasts. He then burned the fat on the altar, 21but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved as a wave offering before the LORD.

22Aaron then lifted his hand towards the people and blessed them, for he had offered for the people a sin offering, burnt offering and a peace offering. 23Moses and Aaron then went into the Tabernacle of the Meeting and when they came out they blessed the people and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. 24Fire then came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offing and the fat on the altar. And when the people saw this, they shouted, but at the same time they fell on their faces.

Leviticus chapter 10
Aaron's sons and the profane fire, (incense) offered to the LORD.

1Now Aaron's sons (Nadab and Abihu), each took his censer, put incense in it and offered it up to the LORD. Since the LORD had not commanded them to do such, it was seen as profane fire before the LORD. 2So fire went out from the LORD and consumed them and they died before the LORD. 3For the Lord had spoken to Moses saying: Those who come near Me must regard Me as holy and I shall be glorified before all people. When Aaron knew this, he held his peace.

4Moses then called for the sons of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron, (Mishael and Elzaphan) and said to them, carry your brethren out of the camp. 5So they carried them out of the camp by their tunics. 6Then to Aaron and his other two son's (Eleazar and Ithamar), Moses told them not to uncover your heads nor tear your clothes in mourning, lest you die and wrath comes upon all the people. But, let the whole house of Israel, mourn their death. 7You shall not go out of the place of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, for the LORD's anointing oil is upon you, for if you do, you shall die.

Priestly conduct

8The LORD then spoke to Aaron and said; 9You nor your son's shall not drink wine or intoxicating drink, when you go into the Tabernacle of the Meeting, lest you die. This shall be a statute throughout all generations. 10That you may be able to distinguish between holy and unholy, unclean and clean. 11So that you can teach the children of Israel the statutes that the LORD has spoken to Moses.

12Moses then spoke to Aaron and his two remaining sons, (Eleazar and Ithamar). Telling them to take the grain offering that remands and to eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy. 13You shall eat of it in a holy place, for this is yours and your sons rightful portion. 14The breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a clean place, both your sons and your daughters can eat of it, for it is your rightful portion given to you from the peace offerings of the children of Israel. 15These shall the children of Israel bring with their offerings of the fat and you shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. This shall be an everlasting statute as the LORD has commanded.

16Then Moses inquired of the goat of the last sin offering, for there it was burnt up. Then he became angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, (the remaining sons of Aaron) and Moses said to them. 17Why did you not eat of this sin offering, in a holy place, for the offering is most holy! And God has given this to you to bear the guilt of the congregation and to make atonement for them, before the LORD? 18Look its blood has not been brought into the holy place, you should have eaten of it, as I commanded. 19Aaron replied to Moses, saying, today the people have brought their sin and burnt offerings before the LORD, also today such things have befallen me. If I had eaten of the offering today, would it have really been accepted in the sight of the LORD? 20And this satisfied Moses.

Leviticus chapter 11

1The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that these are the animals of the earth that they may eat.

3They may eat any animal that has a split hoof and chews the cud. 4However you shall not eat the camel, 5the rock badger 6or the rabbit, for even though they chew the cud, they do not have spilt hoofs, they are unclean to you. 7Nether shall you eat the swine for even though it has a split hoof it does not chew the cud, it is unclean to you. 8You shall not eat of the animals that are unclean to you or touch their dead carcass.

9All that is in the sea and the rivers that has fins and scales, you may eat of. 10But all living things in the waters that do not have fins and scales you shall not eat, they are an abomination to you. 11You shall not eat of them and their dead carcass shall also be an abomination to you.

13These among birds you shall not eat, you shall regard them as an abomination to you: The eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, 14the kite, the falcon, 15the raven, 16the ostrich, the seagull, the hawk, 17the owl, 18the jackdaw, 19the stork, the heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

20All flying insects that creep on all fours are an abomination to you. 21Yet of these you may eat the insects that have jointed legs for leaping on the earth. 22The locust, the cricket and the grasshopper. 23All other flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you, you shall not eat them.

24By these animals you shall become unclean, whoever touches or carries the carcass of any of these unclean animals shall also become unclean. 25He shall then wash his clothes and only be unclean until evening. 26Anyone who touches any unclean animal shall also become unclean, Whoever touches their dead body shall be unclean until the evening. 27or whatever goes on all four paws is unclean to you. 28Whoever touches or carries any such carcass shall wash their clothes and be unclean until evening.

29These also are unclean to you among the creeping things on the earth: the mole, the mouse, the lizard, 30the gecko, the sand reptile and the chameleon. 31These are unclean and an abomination to you. Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening. 32Anything that it even falls upon shall be unclean, regardless whether it is of wood, clothing, skin or material. If it is a working item it must be put in water and it shall be unclean until evening, then it shall again be clean. 33Any clay pot or dish it falls on, you shall break and whatever is in it shall be unclean. 34Even if water comes upon any food item that was in the vessel, it shall still be unclean. 35If any such caucus falls upon a cooking instrument, it shall be broken, for it is unclean. 36Nevertheless if any unclean species falls into a cistern or a spring, where the quaintly of water is great, it shall remain clean, but whatever touches the carcass shall become unclean. 37If any part of the carcass falls on a dry seed to be sown in the ground the seed shall remain clean, 38but if water has been put on the seed, (NOTE: starting the germination process), it shall become unclean to you. 39Even if a clean animal dies, whoever touches the carcass 40or eats of the flesh shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

41Also every creeping thing, shall be an abomination to you, you shall not eat of it. 42Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on all fours or whatever has many legs among the creeping things. These you shall not eat, for they are an abomination. 43You shall not make yourself unclean by them, least you defile yourself by them. 44For I am the LORD your God, you shall set yourself apart and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not defile yourself with anything that creeps on this earth. 45For I am the LORD, whom brought you out of the land of Egypt. Therefore, consecrate yourself and be holy, for I am holy.

46This is the law of the animals, the birds, the creatures in the waters and of every creature that creeps on the earth. 47So that you can distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.

Leviticus chapter 12
Woman's purification process after childbearing.

1The LORD spoke this to Moses, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that:

  • If a woman gives birth to a male child, she shall be unclean seven days, as in the days of her menstrual impurity. 3On the eighth day the male child shall be circumcised. 4She shall then continue thirty-three more days in the purification of her bleeding. During this time, she shall not touch any holy thing or come into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled.
  • 5If she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in the days of her menstrual impurity. She shall then continue sixty-six more days in the purification from her bleeding.

6When the days of her purification are fulfilled. She shall bring to the priest, at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, a lamb as a burnt offering and either a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering. 7The priest will offer this before the LORD and make atonement for her. And she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for the woman who has bore a child. 8If she is not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one as her burnt offering and the other as her sin offering.

Leviticus chapter 13
Examination for determining cases of leprosy.

1The LORD then spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying; 2When a man has a swelling, a scab or a bright spot and it appears to be under the skin, like the plague of leprosy. He shall be brought to one of the priests. 3The priest shall examine him. And if the sore has white hairs growing out of it and if the sore appears to be deeper than just contained in the skin. It is a leprous sore and the priest shall pronounce the man unclean. 4But if the spot on the skin has no white hairs growing from it and seems to be contained within the skin, the man shall be isolated for seven days and then re-examined. 5If after seven days the sore appears the same and has not spread, then the man shall be isolated yet another seven days. 6After that time, if the sore has faded and not spread on the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean and the man shall wash his clothes and be clean. 7But if after this, the sore should began to spread, the man shall go back to the priest 8and be pronounced unclean. For the sore is leprosy.

9When a person does have a leprous sore, he shall be brought to the priest. 10The priest shall examine him and if the swelling on the skin is white and it has turned the hair white and there appears to be a spot of raw flesh in the swelling. 11It is an old patch of leprosy and the priest will pronounce the man unclean.

12If leprosy breaks out all over the skin, being from head to toe. 13Then the priest shall take this into consideration and pronounce the man clean. For the leprosy has turned all white. 14However if there appears to be any raw sores on him, he is unclean. 15And the priest will pronounce him unclean, for the sore is leprosy. 16Now if the sore changes and dries up and turns white, he is to come back to the priest 17and shall be pronounced clean.

18If the body develops a boil within the skin and it is healed over 19and in the place of the boil becomes a bright spot on the skin, reddish-white it shall be shown to the priest. 20The priest shall examine it and if the bright spot has turned the hair white and it appears to be under the skin, it is a leprous sore and the priest will pronounce him unclean.

21But if there are no white hairs in it and it has become darker, being contained within the skin, the priest shall isolate the man for seven days. 22If the sore spreads within in the skin, then the man shall be pronounced unclean. 23But if the bright spot does not spread, it is a burning boil. And the priest shall pronounce him clean. 24But if there seems to be raw flesh in which the skin has a hot burning and it becomes a bright white or reddish spot. 25And if the hair has turned white and the sore is not contained within the skin. Then leprosy has broken out of the burning and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. 26But if there are no white hairs in the bright spot and it is contained within the skin. The man shall be isolated for seven days. 27After the seventh day. If it spreads beyond the skin, the priest shall pronounce him unclean. 28But if the bright spot is contained and is somewhat faded, it is a rising of the burning and is not leprosy, the priest shall pronounce him clean.

29If a man or a woman has a sore on their head or their beard. 30The priest shall then examine them and if it appears to be under the skin, having thin shining yellow hairs. The priest shall pronounce them unclean, for it is leprosy. 31However if the sore is only skin deep having no hairs in it. The priest shall then isolate the person for seven days. After the seven days, if the sore has not spread having no yellow hair growing out of it and seems to be contained within the skin. 33The person shall shave himself, except for the sore and they shall be isolated for seven more days. 34On the seventh day, he shall be re-examined and if the sore has not spread and does not appear to be deeper than the skin, the priest shall then pronounce him clean. He shall wash his close and be clean. 35But if the sore has spread, even after his cleansing. 36The priest will re-examine him, this time he needs not look for yellow hairs, he shall simply pronounce him unclean. 37Now if the sore appears to be dormant and there are black hairs growing up through it, the sore has healed and the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is only a scab.

38If either a man or a woman has a bright white spot on the skin. 39The priest shall examine them and if the white spot is dull white, it is just a white spot that grows on the skin and the priest will pronounce the person clean.

40If the hair has fallen from a man's head or 41forehead, to where he is bald, though he is clean. 42However if there be a reddish-white sore on the bald head, it is leprosy sore. 43The priest shall then examine him and if the sore is indeed leprosy, 44he shall pronounce him unclean.

The treatment of the leprous man or woman.

45Whoever is found to have a leprosy sore, he shall tear his clothes, shave his head, cover his mustache and cry, Unclean   Unclean!. 46He shall be unclean all the days he has the sore and dwell alone outside the camp.

47If a garment has a greenish or reddish leprous plague in it, regardless of the type of its material, 48no matter how the garment was made or woven, the garment shall be examined by the priest. 49If the garment indeed does have a greenish or reddish spot, it is a leprous plague. 50The priest shall isolate the garment for seven days. 51And after seven days, if the plague, has spread in the garment, it is an active leprosy and unclean. 52The garment shall be burnt. 53But if the plague in the garment has not spread, 54the garment shall be washed and then be isolated seven more days. 55After the seven days, the garment is to be washed again. If the plague on the garment has not changed color, even though it has not spread, the garment is unclean and you shall burn it, for the plague continues to be active.

56If the plague has faded from the garment after washing, the priest shall tear the spot out of the garment. 57But if it again appears in the garment, it is a spreading plague and you shall burn the garment. 58If after washing the garment the plague has disappeared from it, it shall then be washed a second time and the garment shall be clean. 59This is the law of the leprous plague within a garment.

Leviticus chapter 14
The law of the leper in the day of his cleansing:

1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2In the day of his cleansing the leprous man shall be seen by the priest. 3For the priest shall go out of the camp to examine him, to see if he is healed of his leprosy. 4The priest shall take for the man who is to be cleansed, two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet lace and hyssop. 5The priest shall then command one of the birds to be killed in a clay pot over running water. 6He shall then take cedar wood, scarlet lace and hyssop and together with the live remaining bird, dip them in the blood from the dead bird. 7He shall sprinkle it seven times on the man who is to be cleansed from leprosy and pronounce him clean, letting the living bird go in an open field. 8He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair and wash himself in water. After that he can come back into the camp, but he shall live outside his tent for seven days. 9On the seventh day he shall again shave off all the hair from his head, his beard and his eyebrows, wash his clothes and himself in water and shall be clean.

10On the eighth day, he shall take two male lambs, without blemish and a lamb less than a year old, also without blemish. Three-tenth of an ephod, (about 1.5 gallon) of fine flour mixed with oil, as in a grain offering plus one pint of oil. 11Then the priest who cleanses him, shall present the man and all these things before the LORD, at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 12One of the lambs shall be offered as a trespass offering together with the pint of oil and they shall be waved before the LORD, as in a wave offering. 13He shall then kill the lamb in the holy place where the sin and burnt offering are killed, for as the sin offering is the priests so also is the trespass offering. 14The priest shall take some of the blood from the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the mans right ear, right thumb and his right big toe. 15The priest shall then take some oil, from the pint of oil and pour it into the palm of his own left hand. 16He shall then dip his right finger into the oil that is in his left hand and sprinkle some of the oil, seven times before the LORD. 17The priest shall put some of the oil, on the man to be cleansed, the tip of his right ear, on his right thumb and on his right big toe, over the blood from the trespass offering. 18The rest of the oil in the priest's hand, he shall put on the head of the man. Thus making atonement for the man, before the LORD.

19The priest shall then offer the sin offering and make atonement for him. 20After that he will offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar, making atonement for him and he shall be clean.

21But if the man is poor and cannot afford these things, he shall take one male lamb, as a trespass offering, to be waved. One-tenth of an ephah, (approximately 2 quarts), of fine flour, mixed with oil, as a grain offering, plus a pint of oil. 22And two turtledoves or two young pigeons, as he is able to afford. One shall be his sin offering and the other his burnt offering. 23He shall bring them to the priest, on the eighth day, to the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, before the LORD. 24And the priest shall take the lamb for the trespass offering and the pint of oil and the priest shall wave them, as a wave offering before the LORD. 25He shall then kill the lamb and put some of its blood on the tip of the mans right ear, on his right thumb and on his right big toe. 26The priest shall then take some oil, from the pint of oil and pour it into the palm of his own left hand. 27He shall then dip his right finger into the oil that is in his left hand and sprinkle some of the oil, seven times before the LORD. 28The priest shall put some of the oil, on the man to be cleansed, the tip of his right ear, on his right thumb and on his right big toe, over the blood from the trespass offering. 29The rest of the oil in the priest's hand, he shall put on the head of the man. Thus making atonement for the man, before the LORD, 30as he is able to afford. 31One of the birds shall be offered as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, along with the grain offering. Thus shall the priest make atonement for him, whom is to be cleansed before the LORD. 32This is the cleansing for one whom cannot afford the usual cleansing.

33The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying; 34When you come into the land of Canaan, that I shall give you as a possession and I put the leprous plague in one of your houses. 35The owner of the house shall report it to the priest. 36The priest shall first give an order that the house be emptied of its contents. When the house has been emptied of its contents, the priest shall then go in and examine the house. 37If the plague is on the walls having an ingrained, greenish or reddish streak. 38The priest shall quarantine the house for seven days. 39On the seventh day he will re-inspect the house. 40If the plague has spread, the plagued, materials in the house shall be taken outside the city to an unclean place. 41The entire inside of the house shall then be scraped and even the dust shall be taken outside the city to an unclean place. 42Then shall they rebuild the house with clean materials and re-plaster the house.

43But, if the plague returns, even after the house is rebuilt. 44The priest shall verify that it is an active leprous plague and the house is unclean. 45The house then must be torn down and all of its materials carried outside of the camp to an unclean place. 46Also anyone who goes into the house, after it has been condemned, will be unclean until evening. 47Moreover, if anyone eats or lies down in the house, they shall wash their clothes.

48If the priest examines the house and finds that the plague has not spread, after the house was re-plastered. Then he shall pronounce the house to be clean, for the plague is healed. 49To cleanse the house, he shall take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet lace and hyssop. 50And kill one of the birds in a clay vessel over running water. 51Taking the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet lace and the live bird, he will dip them in the blood of the slain bird, in the running water and will sprinkle the house seven times. 52This shall cleanse the house. 53Then he shall let the living bird loose outside the city in an open field, thus making atonement for the house and it shall be clean.

54These are the laws and procedures for a leprous sore on either a man or woman, for a garment or for a house.

Leviticus chapter 15
Laws pertaining to a man having a discharge from his body.

1And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel, that any time a man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. 3Whether the discharge is currently seeping or has ceased because of the flesh, it is unclean. 4Every bed that he lies on and whatsoever he sits on shall also be unclean. 5More so whoever touches his bed or 6sits where he has sat, shall wash their clothes and bathe in water and they shall be unclean until evening. 7Also anybody that touches the body of the man who has the discharge, they shall wash their clothes and bathe in water and they shall be unclean until evening. 8If the man with the discharge spits on him who is clean, he shall wash his clothes and shall be unclean until evening. 9Any saddle that he rides on shall be unclean 10and whoever touches any of these things shall be unclean. 11Likewise, whomever he touches and has not rinsed their hands in water, they shall also wash their clothes and bathe, they will be unclean until the evening. 12Even the clay pots that he touches shall be broken and other vessels made not of clay shall be washed.

13When the man that had the discharge is cleansed, he shall wait seven days, wash his clothes, bathe in running water and shall then be clean. 14On the eighth day he shall take either two turtle doves or two young pigeons and come before the LORD at the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 15The priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, thus making atonement for him before the LORD.

16If a man has an emission of semen, he shall wash his entire body in water and will be unclean until evening. 17Any garment that the semen falls on, shall be washed and will be unclean until evening. 18Also when a woman lies with a man and there is an emission of semen, they shall bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

Laws for a woman having a discharge of blood from her body.

19If a woman has a discharge of blood from her body, the impurity of her menstrual cycle, she shall be in her impurity, separated for seven days and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. 20Everything that she lies on or sits on during her impurity shall be unclean. 21Whomever touches her bed, 22or any object that she sat on, shall wash their clothes and bathe, they will be unclean until evening. 23Even an object on her bed shall be unclean and shall cause the person that touches it to be unclean. 24If a man lies with her at this time and her menstrual blood gets on him, he shall be unclean for seven days and every bed he lies on shall also be unclean.

25If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, apart from her normal cycle. 26All the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her customary impurity. Every bed that she lies on and every chair that she sits on shall be unclean. 27And whoever touches whatever she has touched shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, he shall be unclean until evening.

28When she is cleansed of her discharge, she shall wait seven days and then she shall be clean. 29On the eighth day she shall take either two turtle doves or two young pigeons and come before the LORD at the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 30The priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, thus making atonement before the LORD.

31Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, least their uncleanness should cause them to die when they defile My Tabernacle that is among them. 32This is the law for those who have a discharge and for him who emits semen and thus becomes unclean. 33Also the woman that is menstruating, either a man or a woman that has a discharge or he that lies with a woman in her customary uncleanness.

Leviticus chapter 16

1The LORD spoke to Moses, (after the death of Aaron's two sons, when they died for offering profane fire before the LORD), verse 10:1-3 and the LORD said; 2Tell Aaron that he is not to go behind the veil into the Most Holy place whenever he likes, least he dies, for I will appear in a cloud above the mercy seat which is on the ark. 3Tell Aaron that he shall come into the holy place with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering. 4Aaron shall wash himself and put on the holy garments, (the tunic, the sash and the turban). 5He shall also take from the congregation of the children of Israel, two kid goats as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering.

6Aaron shall first offer the bull as a sin offering for himself and his house. 7Then he shall present the two goats before the LORD at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 8He shall then cast lots to determine the goat to be offered to the LORD and the scapegoat. 9Offering the one goat as a sin offering 10but the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement and shall be let go in the wilderness.

11Aaron shall first kill the bull and offer up the sin offering, thus making atonement for himself and his house. 12Then he shall take a censer of burning coals and with his hands he shall take sweet incense and bring it inside the veil 13before the LORD. And he shall put the incense on the coals so that a cloud of incense covers the mercy seat that is in the Tabernacle of the Meeting, least he shall die. 14He shall then take some of the blood of the bull with his finger and on the east side, sprinkle the blood seven times on the mercy seat.

15Then he shall kill the goat for the people's sin offering, bringing the blood behind the veil. With its blood he shall do as he did with the blood from the bull and sprinkle it on the mercy seat. 16Aaron shall then make atonement for the holy place of the Tabernacle of the Meeting that is in the camp of the Israelites, because of the people's uncleanness and transgressions. 17And no man shall be inside the Tabernacle of the Meeting when Aaron goes behind the veil to make atonement for himself, his house and all the assembly of Israel.

18Aaron shall then go out to the alter of burnt offerings and make atonement for it, putting some of the blood from the bull and the goat on the horns of the alter. 19And with his finger, sprinkling some of the blood on it seven times, to cleanse it and consecrate it, setting it apart from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

20When Aaron has completed atoning for the holy place, the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the altar, he shall bring out the live goat, 21Aaron shall place both of his hands on it and confess over it all the iniquities and transgressions of the children of Israel. Putting them on the head of the goat and then hand the goat over to a capable man to release it in the wilderness. 22The goat shall then bear all the inquires and will be released into an uninhabited land.

23Aaron shall then enter again into the Tabernacle of the Meeting, take off his holy garments and leave them there. 24He shall then wash with water, in a holy place and put on other garments. Coming out to offer his burnt offering along with the burnt offering for the people, making atonement for himself and for the people. 25Burning the fat of the sin offering on the altar. 26Now before the man who released the scapegoat shall come back into the camp, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water. 27And the bull and the goat used in the sin offering, whose blood was used to make atonement in the holy place, shall be carried outside the camp. 28Then he who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe, before coming back into the camp.

Keeping the day of atonement.

29On the tenth day of the seventh month, you shall afflict your souls and no one shall do any work, whether they be native born or stranger, this shall be an everlasting statute. 30For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you and cleanse you of all your sins before the LORD. 31It is as a Sabbath rest for you and you shall fast and search your soul, it shall be an everlasting statute. 32Only the anointed priest shall make atonement, 33for the holy sanctuary, for the Tabernacle of the Meeting, for the altar, for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. 34Thus once a year atonement shall be made for all the sins of the children of Israel.

Leviticus chapter 17

1And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell Aaron, his sons and the children of Israel that this is the LORD's command. 3That any man of the house of Israel who kills an ox, lamb or goat, whether it be inside or outside of the camp. 4If he does not bring it to the door of the Tabernacle as an offering to the LORD, the guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man, for he has shed blood and that man shall be cut off from his people. 5Israel shall bring their sacrifices to the priest, that they have been offering in the open fields and offer them as peace offerings to the LORD. 6At the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar as a peace offering and burn the fat as a sweet smelling aroma to the LORD.

7No more shall they offer sacrifices to demons and useless gods, whom they whore after. This shall be an everlasting law throughout all their generations. 8For no man among them, whether native born or stranger, shall offer a burnt sacrifice 9apart from brining it to the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. For whomever does shall be cut off from his people.

10I will set My face against any man of the house of Israel or the stranger among you whom eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from among their people. 11For life is in the blood and it is the blood that I have given to you to make atonement with for your souls. 12Therefore no one among you shall eat blood.

13Every man among you, whether native born or stranger that hunts an animal or bird for food. Shall pour out its blood and cover the blood with dust. 14For the blood sustains the life of all flesh. Therefore, the children of Israel shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for whoever does shall be cut off from his people.

15Every person, whether native born or stranger, who eats what has died naturally or what has been torn by beasts. Shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, he shall be unclean until evening and afterwards clean again. 16But if he does not wash his clothes and bathe, then he shall bear his own iniquity.

Leviticus chapter 18
Laws of sexual Morality

1The LORD spoke this to Moses; 2Say to the children of Israel that, I am the LORD their God. 3They shall not do as according to the people of Egypt or of the people in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing them. 4They shall observe My judgments and statutes, keeping My ordinances. 5And the man who does so shall live within them. I am the LORD your God.

  • 6You shall not have sexual relations with any near of kin to you, uncovering their nakedness and their shame, for I am the LORD.
  • 7The nakedness of your father or mother you shall not uncover or look upon, they are your parents.
  • 8The nakedness of your mother, is as your father's nakedness you shall not uncover or look upon. (Comparable Scripture: Anyone who lies with his father's wife, has violated his father. Both the man and the woman shall be put to death and they are responsible for their own deaths, Leviticus 20:11) .
  • 9,11Whether your sister be half or full, you shall not uncover her nakedness or look upon her shame, or go into her. (Comparable Scripture: If a man takes his sister in marriage, it is a wicked thing. They shall be cut off from their people and he shall bear this guilt, Leviticus 20:17).
  • 10The nakedness of your children's daughter, you shall not uncover or look upon, for they are of your own flesh, it is as your own nakedness.
  • 12-13The nakedness of your mother's sister or father's sister, you shall not uncover or look upon, for they are near kin to your parents. (Comparable Scripture: For you are uncovering the nakedness of near kin and you shall bear their own shame, Leviticus 20:19).
  • 14The nakedness of your father's brother wife, you shall not uncover or look upon, you shall not go into her, she is your aunt. (Comparable Scripture: If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness. They shall bear their own sin and the two shall be childless all their days, Leviticus 20:20).
  • 15The nakedness of your daughter-in-law you shall not uncover or look upon. (Comparable Scripture: If a man lies with his daughter-in-law both of them shall be put to death. They have brought confusion on themselves and are responsible for their own deaths. Leviticus 20:12).
  • 16The nakedness of your brother's wife, you shall not uncover or look upon, it is as your brother's nakedness. (Comparable Scripture: If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing, for he has uncovered his brother's nakedness and they shall remain childless. Leviticus 20:21).
  • 17You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter and uncover their nakedness. For they are near kin to each other, this is wickedness. (Comparable Scripture: If this happens both shall be burnt, so that there may be no wickedness among you, Leviticus 20:14).
  • 18You shall not take a woman for a wife along with her sister, to encourage rivalry between the two and uncover their nakedness while both are still alive.
  • 19You shall not uncover a woman's nakedness and go into her while she is in her menstrual period of her customary uncleanness. (Comparable Scripture: If a man does this, he has exposed the flow of her blood and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. Leviticus 20:18 ).
  • 20You shall not lie with another man's wife and defile yourself with her. (Comparable Scripture: The man that commits adultery, both the adulterer and adulteress shall be put to death, Leviticus 20:10 ).
  • 21You shall not sacrifice any of your descendants to pagan gods, you shall not profane the name of your God.
  • 22You shall not lie with a male such as with a woman, it is an abomination. (Comparable Scripture: If so both men shall be put to death and they are responsible for their own deaths, Leviticus 20:13).
  • 23A man shall not mate with any animal and defile himself with it. (Comparable Scripture: If he does he shall be put to death and the beast shall also be killed and if a woman stands before an animal to mate with it, it is a perversion. The woman and the beast shall be killed and she is responsible for her own death, Leviticus 20:15-16.

24Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, as the other nations have done, for by doing so they have defiled themselves. 25Even their land has become polluted and will vomit out its inhabitants. 26Therefore, whether you are native born or stranger, keep My statutes and My judgments. 27For the people of the nations have done all of these abominations. 28Least the land vomit you out when you defile it. 29If anybody commits any of these abominations, they shall be cut off from among their people. 30Therefore you shall keep My ordinance and not commit these abominable customs that will defile yourselves from within. For I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus chapter 19

1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell the congregation of Israel that they shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

  • 3Everyone shall honor his mother and father and keep My Sabbaths.
  • 4Do not turn to idols, or make for yourselves molded idols to worship.
  • 5-8If you offer a peace offering to the LORD, it shall be offered of your own free will and eaten the same day you offer it or on the next day. Any of it that remains on the third day shall be burned with fire, if any is eaten on the third day, it is an abomination and the offering shall not be accepted. All who eat of it shall bear their guilt, because they have profaned the holy offering of the LORD and that person shall be cut off from his people.
  • 9-10When you harvest your crops, you shall leave the corners of your field unharvested. Likewise, with your vineyard you shall not gather every grape, you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.
  • 11-12You shall not steal, deal falsely with one another or lie to your neighbor. Nor shall you swear by My name falsely, or profane the name of your God.
  • 13You shall not cheat or rob your neighbor. If you have a hired hand, you shall give him his wages promptly.
  • 14You shall not verbally abuse the deaf, nor torment the blind.
  • 15Your judgments shall be without injustice, you shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the rich and mighty. But, in righteousness you shall judge all.
  • 16You shall not go forth as a gossip, nor shall you takes sides against the life of your neighbor.
  • 17-18Do not harbor anger in your heart against your neighbor, rather correct him and do not allow him to bear sin. Do not take vengeance nor bear resentment towards him, but rather love your neighbor as yourself.
  • 19You shall not crossbreed your livestock. You shall not sow your field with mixed seeds. Nor shall you wear a garment of mixed material.
  • 20-22If a man lies with a bondwoman who is betrothed to a man as a concubine, but has not yet been redeemed and given her freedom. There shall be punishment but not death, for this offence, because she was not yet free. And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. There the priest shall make atonement for him with a ram and the sin that he has committed shall be forgiven.
  • 23-25When you plant trees for food, you shall consider the fruit the tree bears for the first three years as inedible and forbidden. In the fourth year, all its fruit shall be holy, a praise unto the LORD. And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase.
  • 26You shall not eat anything with its blood remaining, nor shall you practice fortune-telling or soothsaying.
  • 27You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh, nor tattoo any marks on your body.
  • 28Do not cause your daughter to become a prostitute of the city, least the entire land fall into harlotry and the land be full of wickedness.
  • 29You shall keep My Sabbath, respect and reverence My sanctuary, I am the LORD your God.
  • 30Give no regard to fortunetellers or soothsayers or familiar spirits, do not seek after them, to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
  • 32You shall show honor and respect to the elderly.
  • 33-34If a non-Israelite dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. Treat him as a native born and treat him as one of your own. For you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • 35-36You shall have honest scales and measures, doing no injustice in measurements of length, weight or volume.

37Therefore observe and do all My statutes and judgments, for I am the LORD.

Leviticus chapter 20

1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel. Whoever dwells in Israel, whether Israelites or stranger. If they sacrifice by fire any of their descendants to pagan gods, he shall be put to death. The people shall stone him. 3I will set My face against him, he shall be cut off from his people, for he has defiled My sanctuary and profaned My holy name.

4And if, the people of the land should choose to overlook this, as he sacrifices his descendants to pagan gods and they do not kill him. 5Then I will set My face against that man and his entire family and all who prostitute themselves with these pagan gods.

6You shall not turn to mediums and familiar spirits and prostitute yourself with them. For I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people. 7Therefore sanctify yourself and be holy for I am the LORD your God. 8Thus you shall keep My statutes and perform them, for I am the LORD, who sanctifies you.

9Everyone who curses his mother or father shall be put to death and he shall be responsible for his own death.

10The man who commits adultery, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death. 11Any man who lies with his father's wife, he has violated his father and both of them shall be put to death and they shall be responsible for their own deaths. 12If a man lies with his daughter-in-law both of them shall be put to death, they have done a perverse thing and they are responsible for their own death. 13If a man lies with a male as with a female, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall both be put to death and they shall be responsible for their own deaths. 14If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness, they shall all be burnt, so that there may be no wickedness among you. 15If a man mates with an animal, he shall be put to death and the animal killed. 16If a woman mates with an animal, she and the animal shall be killed and she shall be responsible for her own death. 17If a man has sexual relations with his sister it is a wicked thing, they shall be cut off from their own people and shall bear their own shame. 18If a man lies with a woman during her menstrual cycle, he has exposed her flow of blood, both of them shall be cut off from their people. 19You shall not lie with your mother's sister or father's sister, they are near relations to you and each shall bear their guilt. 20If a man lies with his aunt, he has violated his uncle. Each shall bear their sin and they shall die childless. 21If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing, he has violated his brother and they shall be childless.

22Therefore, you shall keep all My statutes and My judgments and perform them. That you may dwell peaceable in the land that I bring you into. 23Do not walk as the nations did that I am casting out before you. For they have done all these things and I abhor them. 24But I have given you the promise that you will inherit this land flowing with milk and honey. For I, am your God and have separated you from these people. 25Therefore you shall distinguish between clean and unclean animals and birds and you shall not make yourself an abomination either by animal or bird or any living thing that creeps on the ground, that I have separated from you as unclean. 26You shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you, that you should be Mine.

27A man or a woman who is a wizard or a soothsayer, having familiar spirits, shall be put to death, they shall be stoned and they shall be responsible for their own death.

Leviticus chapter 21
Regulations and conduct for the priests.

1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; Tell the priests, the sons of Aaron that they shall not defile themselves among the people through the contact of a corpse. 2Except for near relatives, (father, mother, sons and daughter) 3and for his unmarried sister who is dependent on him, for these, he may defile himself. 4Otherwise he shall not defile himself, for he is a leader, a master priest among his people.

5The priests shall not make any bald place on their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of their beards or make cuttings in their flesh. 6They shall be holy to their God and not profane His name, since they offer the people's offerings, made by fire to the LORD. 7They shall not take for themselves a wife who is a harlot, a defiled or a divorced woman, for the priest is holy unto his God. 8And he has been sanctified, for he offers the bread of your God. 9If the daughter of a priest, profanes herself by playing the harlot, she profanes her father also. She shall be burned with fire.

10The high priest among his brethren, whom was set apart and whose head was anointed, shall not defile his head nor tear his clothes in mourning. 11He shall not go near any dead body, or defile himself for his father or mother. 12He shall not go out of the sanctuary or profane the sanctuary. For the anointing oil of the LORD is upon his head. 13A widow, a divorced woman, a defiled woman or a whore he shall not marry, but he shall take a virgin wife from his own people. 15Nor shall he dishonor his children among his people, For I am the LORD, who sanctifies him.

16The LORD again spoke to Moses, saying; 17Tell Aaron that no man with a defect, shall present offerings made by fire to the LORD. 18Whether that man be blind, lame, having a marred face, a limb too long, a broken foot or hand, a hunchback or dwarf, a man with an eye defect, a scab or damaged testicles. 21No man of the descendants of Aaron the priest, who has a defect shall come near to make an offering to the LORD. 22That man may eat the bread of his God, both the holy and the most holy. 23But he shall not approach the veil or the altar, least he profane the LORD's sanctuary.

Leviticus chapter 22

1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell Aaron and his sons that they shall separate themselves from the things the children of Israel consider holy and dedicate unto Me, so that they do not profane My holy name. 3Warn them that whomever among the priests that goes near the things the people consider holy and dedicate to the LORD, as long as that priest remains unclean, he shall be cut off from My presents. I am the LORD.

4-5Any descendant of Aaron, who is a leper or has a discharge, he shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean. And whoever becomes unclean, whether it be by, touching a corpse, having an emission of semen or touching an unclean thing, whether it be a person or a beast. 6He shall be unclean until evening and shall not eat the holy offerings unless he washes with water. 7Then he shall be clean when the sun goes down and afterwards he may eat of the holy offerings, because he is a priest. 8They shall not eat of any dead carcass or anything that has been torn by beasts, for this will defile them. (The same law is found in Leviticus 17:15) 9Therefore they shall keep ordinances, lest they bear sin when they profane them and die, for I am the LORD, who sanctified them.

10No outsider shall eat of the holy offering, whether it be one that dwells with the priest, his guest or his hired servants. 11However if the priest buys a slave with his money, he may eat of it, also they whom are born in his house may eat of the food. 12However, if the priest's daughter marries an outsider, she may no longer eat of the holy offerings. 13But if the priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, having no children and in her youth has returned to her father's house, she may eat of her father's food.

14If a man does eat of the holy offering unintentionally, he shall restore a holy offering to the priest and add one-fifth to it. 15Also the priests shall not profane the holy offering that the children of Israel give unto the LORD. 16 Nor shall the priests allow them to bear the guilt of trespass, when they eat their holy offerings. For I am the LORD, who sanctifies them.

Acceptable and non-acceptable offering to the LORD.

17The LORD then said to Moses, saying; 18Tell Aaron and his sons and the children of Israel. Whatever man of Israel, or a stranger in Israel offers a burnt offering to the LORD, for his vows or gives a freewill offering. 19He shall offer of his own free will, a male without blemish of the cattle, sheep, or goats. 20You shall not offer an animal having a defect, for it will not be acceptable. 21And whoever offers a peace offering to the LORD, to fulfill a vow, or gives a freewill offering. It must also be from the cattle or sheep without blemish, or it will not be accepted. 22Those animals who are blind, broken, maimed or have an internal disease, you shall not offer to the LORD, or offer them by fire to the LORD on His altar. 23A bull or a lamb that has a limb that is shorter or longer than the other, you can offer as a free will offering, but it will not be accepted if given as a sacrifice for a vow.

24You shall not offer to the LORD, what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut, nor shall you make offering of them in your open fields. 25You shall not offer these from a foreigner's hand, because corruption and defects are in them and they shall not be accepted.

26The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 27When a bull, sheep or goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother. And on the eighth day it shall be accepted as an offering unto the LORD. 28Whatever the animal may be, do not kill both her and her young on the same day. 29When you do make an offering of thanksgiving, it must be made of one's own free will. 30And on the same day it shall be eaten, none of it shall be left until morning, I am the LORD.

31Therefore, you shall keep My commandments and do them. 32You shall not profane My holy name, but My name shall be worshiped among the children of Israel. For I am the LORD, who sanctifies you 33and who brought you out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD.

Leviticus chapter 23

1And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that these are the appointed holy feast days of the LORD, when you shall assemble yourselves together.

  • The Sabbath

    3Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath a holy day, a sacred assembly of solemn rest. You shall do no work on that day.
  • Feast of Passover and Unleavened bread

    4This is a holy and sacred assembly unto the LORD and you shall proclaim it at the appointed time. 5On the fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight is the LORD's Passover. 6And on the following day, the fifteenth of the month, is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for the next seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7The first day of the seven, you shall have a sacred gathering, no work shall be done on that day. 8But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD all seven days. The seventh day again there shall be another sacred gathering, where you do no work on that day.
  • Feast of Firstfruits

    9And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 10Tell the children of Israel that when they come into the land that I will give them and reap its harvest, they shall bring a bundle, a sheaf of their grain, of their first fruits to the priest. 11The priest, on the day after the Sabbath, will wave the sheaf before the LORD, so as to be accepted on your behalf. 12On that day when you offer it, you shall also offer a male lamb, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD. 13The grain offering you give shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, (approximately four quarts and one pint), mixed with oil and offered by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD. Also, the drink offering shall be one quart of wine. 14And on that day, you shall not eat until you have brought your offering to the LORD.
  • Feast of Weeks

    15You shall count fifty days after you give the offering of the firstfruits, seven Sabbaths plus one day. Then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD. 17You shall bring two loafs of bread for a wave offering, each made with approximately two quarts of fine flour, they shall be baked with leaven, for they are the firstfruits to the LORD. 18Seven lambs of the first year without blemish, one young bull and two rams shall be offered with the bread, as a burnt offering to the LORD. Together with the grain offering and a drink offering. 19You shall then sacrifice one of the kid goats as a sin offering and the two male lambs as a peace offering. 20The priest shall then wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering to the LORD, together with the two lambs. The offering shall be holy to the LORD and for the priests. 21That day shall be declared a sacred gathering, there shall be no customary work done, it shall be an ordinance forever.
    22When you reap the harvest in your fields, do not fully reap the corners of your fields, nor shall you gather what has fallen to the side. Leave this for the poor and the strangers, I am the LORD your God
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  • Feast of Trumpets

    23The Lord spoke to Moses, saying; 24Tell the children of Israel that on the first day of the seventh month there shall be a Sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing trumpets, a sacred gathering. 25There shall be no customary work done on that day and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
  • The Day of Atonement

    26And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 27The tenth day of the seventh month, shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a scared gathering, you shall fast, searching your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. No work shall be done on that day, for it is the day that atonement is made for you before the LORD your God. 29For if a person does not fast and humble himself on that day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30And if anyone does work on that day, I will destroy that person from among his people. 31No manor of work shall be done and this day shall be a statue forever. 32To you it shall be a Sabbath, a day of solemn rest. You shall observe it from the evening before that day to the evening of that day.
  • Feast of Tabernacles

    33Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 34Tell the children of Israel that the fifteenth day of the seventh month shall be the feast of Tabernacles, lasting for seven days. 35On the first day there shall be a scared gathering, no customary work shall be done. 36For seven days you shall offer offerings to the LORD. On the eighth day, there shall be a scared gathering, giving offerings to the LORD and no customary work shall be done on that day.

37These are the feasts of the LORD and you shall proclaim them to be holy scared gatherings. When you come together to offer your offering made by fire unto the LORD. Either a burnt offering, a grain offering, a sacrifice and a drink offering. 38These offering are in addition to your regular Sabbath offering, gift offerings, free will offerings and offerings due to taking a vow.

39Also you shall observe the fifteenth day of the month, when you gather in the fruit of the land, you shall hold a seven day feast. On the first day and on the eighth day there shall be a Sabbath rest. 40Starting on the first day continuing for all seven days, you shall take fruit from the trees, palm branches and other leafy branches and rejoice before the LORD. 41This seven day feast shall also be a statute forever throughout all generations. For the seven days, all native Israelites shall dwell in booths. 43Just as you dwelt in tents when I brought you out of Israel, for I am the LORD your God.

44So Moses went and declared all the LORD's feasts to the children of Israel.

Leviticus chapter 24

1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Command the children of Israel that they bring you pure olive oil, so the lampstand in the Tabernacle of the Meeting, outside the veil, shall burn continually. 3And Aaron shall be before the LORD responsible for this, from evening until morning, this shall also be a statute forever. 4He shall be responsible for the pure gold lampstand, that is before the LORD continually.

5For the showbread, you shall use fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah, (approximately four quarts of flour), shall be in each cake. 6You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD. 7You shall put frankincense on each row, that it might be as a memorial, an offering made by fire before the LORD. 8Every Sabbath he shall set this in order before the LORD, having received these from the children of Israel and this shall be an everlasting covenant. 9This shall be for Aaron and his sons and they shall eat of it in a holy place. For it is a most holy offering made by fire unto the LORD, this shall be a statute forever.

A case of a man swearing and blaspheming the LORD and its judgment.

10Then a son of an Israelite woman whose father was an Egyptian, was found fighting with a man of Israel, within the camp. 11And the Israelite woman's son cursed and blasphemed the name of the Lord, so he was taken to Moses, (his mother's name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan). 12They then took him into custody, so that the mind of the LORD might be shown them. 13And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 14Take him outside the camp and all who heard him, lay their hands on his head and let the congregation then stone him. 15You shall then say to the children of Israel, whoever curses his God shall bear his own sin. 16Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall be stoned to death by the congregation, the native born Israelite as well as the stranger in the land.

17Whomever kills a man shall be put to death. (The same law is found in: Exodus 21:12). 18Whomever kills an animal shall make it good, animal for animal. 19If a man causes disfigurement to his neighbor, likewise, what he has caused shall also be done to him, 20fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. (The same law is found in Exodus 21:24 21You shall restore the animal, but whoever kills a man shall be put to death. 22The same law shall apply for both stranger and native born, I am the LORD your God. 23When Moses finished speaking this to the children of Israel, they took the man outside the camp and stoned him, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Leviticus chapter 25
The lands seventh year Sabbath.

1As the LORD had spoken to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that when they come into the promise land that I give them, the land shall observe a Sabbath unto the LORD. 3Six years you shall sow your field and harvest your vineyard, 4but in the seventh year, the land shall have a Sabbath unto the LORD of solemn rest. You shall neither sow nor reap your fields in that year. 5Whatever grows of its own accord in your fields, you shall not gather, for it is a year of rest for the land. 6The produce that naturally grows in your field shall be food for you, your servants, hired hands and the strangers who dwell in the land. 7It shall also be for your livestock and the animals that are in the land. All the crops that the land voluntary produces shall be used for food.

The fiftieth year, the year of Jubilee.

8You shall count seven cycles of Sabbaths, seven years times seven, counting forty-nine years. 9 Then on the tenth day of the seventh month, the Day of Atonement, you shall sound the trumpet throughout the land, for the year of Jubilee has come to the land. 10The fiftieth year shall be set apart, consecrated and liberty shall be proclaimed to all, throughout the land. It shall be a Jubilee for all and each person shall return his possession and every man shall also return to his own family. 11The fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you, that you shall neither sow nor reap nor gather into your barns what grows of its own accord. 12The time of Jubilee shall be holy to you and you shall eat its produce right from the field.

13In this year every man shall return to his own land. 14If you sell anything to your neighbor or buy anything from your neighbor, you shall deal fairly. 15The price shall be set according to the number of years to the next year of Jubilee. 16A greater price if many years were yet remaining and a lessor price if fewer years were remaining, (NOTE: every fifieth year all possessions were to be returned their original owner, this is the year of jubilee). 17Therefore, deal fairly with your brother and fear your God, I am the LORD your God.

18So if you observe My statutes keeping My judgments and living by them, you shall dwell in the land in safety. 19The land will then yield its fruit to you and you shall eat to your fill and dwell in safety.

20And when you ask, What you shall eat in the seventh year, since you neither sow nor gather. 21I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year and it will bring forth enough food for three years. 22You shall then sow in the eighth year, while still eating of your reserve until the new crop of the ninth year.

23The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine, for you are strangers and sojourners with Me. 24Therefore, redemption shall be granted for your proprieties.

25If an Israelite becomes poor and sells some of his possessions, out of need, his relative may be allowed to redeem it. 26If the man becomes able to redeem it, 27Then let him do so by counting the years since its sale and then restoring the remainder. 28But if he is not able to have it redeemed, what was sold shall remain sold to him who bought it. Until the year of Jubilee, then it shall be released and the man returned to his possession.

29If a man sells a house in a fortified city, he has one full year to redeem it. 30After that time the house shall permanently belong to him who bought it, throughout his generations and shall not be released in the year of Jubilee. 31If the house is not in a fortified city, it shall be considered the same as the lands of the country. It can be redeemed and will also be released in the year of Jubilee. 32As for the cities of the Levites, the Levites may redeem their properties at any time. 33And they will also be released in the year of Jubilee, for the house in the city of the Levites are their possessions. 34The common fields of the cities of the Levites may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.

35If one of your brethren falls into poverty, you shall help him, as you would a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36Do not take advantage of him, by taking interest or by lending to him for much profit, but rather fear your God, that your brother might live with you. 37You shall not lend your money to him at interest, nor sell him your food at a profit. 38For I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt and will also give you the land of Canaan.

39Now if one of your brethren becomes poor and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve you as a slave. 40Rather consider him as a hired servant and he shall serve you until the year of Jubilee. 41He and his children with him, shall then depart from you, to return to the possessions of his own family. 42For My servants that I brought out of the land of Egypt, shall not be sold as slaves. 43You shall not rule over him with rigor, but you shall fear your God.

44You may buy male and female slaves from the surrounding nations. 45Also you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you and their families, which were born in your land and they shall become your property. 46You may pass them on to your children, as an inheritance, for they shall be your permanent slave. But, regarding your fellow Israelites, this shall not be and you shall not rule over them with vigor.

47If a stranger who lives in your land becomes rich and an Israelite becomes in need and sells himself to the stranger. 48After he has sold himself, he may be redeemed by either a brother, 49a relative or if he is able he can also redeem himself. 50The price of his redemption shall be reckoned as a hired servant, according to the number of years, starting with the year he was sold, to the year of Jubilee. 51If many years remain, he shall repay a larger share of his purchase price. 52And if only a few years remain, he shall reckon a smaller price. 53He shall be as a hired servant and shall not be ruled over with vigor. 54If he is not redeemed in any of these ways, he and his children with him shall still be released in the year of Jubilee. 55For the children of Israel are servants to Me, I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus chapter 26
The promise of blessings, if you follow My ways.

1You shall not make carved idols for yourselves, nor have sacred pillars of stone that you bow down to, for I am the LORD your God.

2You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary, I am the LORD.

3If you walk in My statutes, keep My commandments and live by them. 4I will then give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its crops and the trees their fruit. 5One growing season shall meet the next, for you shall eat your bread until you are filled and shall dwell in your land in safely. 6I will give you peace in your land and you shall lie down, for nothing shall make you afraid. I will rid the land of evil beasts and wars will not go through your land. 7You will chase your enemies and they shall fall by the sword before you. 8Five of you shall cause a hundred to flee, a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight and your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. For I will look on you favorably, multiplying you and making you fruitful, confirming My covenant with you. 10You shall eat of your old harvest and replenish it with the new harvest. 11I shall place My Tabernacle within your midst and My soul shall not reject and separate itself from you. 12I will then walk among you and be your God and you shall be My people. 13For I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. Thus I have broken the bonds of your yoke and made you to walk upright.

14But if you do not obey Me and do not follow all My commandments. 15If you despise My statutes and loathe My judgments, not living by them, but rather breaking My covenant. 16I will also do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever shall consume your eyes and cause sorrow in your heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat of it. 17I will set My face against you and your enemies shall defeat you. Those who hate you shall reign over you and you shall flee even when no one pursues you.

18If after all this, you do not obey Me, I shall add to your calamities seven times more for your sins. 19I will break the pride of your strength and I shall shut the heavens up, they shall be unyielding to you as iron and the earth shall be as sterile as brass. 20Thus your strength shall be spent in vain. Your land shall not yield its crops, nor the trees their fruit.

18If you still walk contrary to Me and are not willing to obey Me. I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. 22I shall send wild beasts among you that will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock and make you few in number, even your highways shall be made desolate.

23And if by these things I have not yet reformed you, but you still walk contrary to Me. 24Then I also will walk contrary to you. I shall smite you seven more times for your sins. 25I shall bring a sword against you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. When you have gathered yourselves together within your cities, I will send pestilence among you and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26When I have cut off your life staff, rationing your bread, then it shall cost you bread supplied from ten families and that shall not even be enough for your fill.

27After all this, if you still do not obey Me, but walk opposed to Me. 28I will also walk contrary to you and I, will chastise you seven more times for your sins. 29You shall eat the flesh of your sons and daughters. 30I will destroy your high places, cut down your altars of incense and throw any carcasses that get in the way, on your worthless idols, for My soul does abhor you. 31I make your cities a wasteland and bring your sanctuaries to ruins, I will not smell the sweet fragrance of your offerings. 32I will bring the land to desolation, even your enemies in the land will be astonished by it. 33I will scatter you among the nations. A sword shall be drawn out after you, your land shall be desolate and your cities shall become wastelands. 34Then your land shall rest and enjoy its Sabbath, as long as you are in your enemies land. 35As long as the land lies desolate it shall rest, for it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it. 36And even those who are left, I will send to them faintness of heart, insomuch that the sound of a shaken leaf will cause them to flee and they shall fall when no one is pursing. 37For they shall stumble over one another, as if being pursued by the sword, for they will have no power to stand before their enemies. 38They shall perish among the nations, for the land of their enemies will eat them up. 39And they who are left will waste away within the land of their enemies, not only their guilt and shame, but also the guilt and shame of their fathers.

40But, if they confess their wickedness and the wickedness of their fathers, along with their unfaithfulness to Me, walking contrary to Me. 41Realizing that I have also walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies. If their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they have accepted their guilt. 42Then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, Isaac and Abraham and will remember the land.

43But in the meantime, the land will lie desolate without them, enjoying its Sabbath's rest. While they accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and loathed My statutes. 44Yet, even in all of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor despise them, so as to utterly destroy them nor shall I break My covenant with them. 45For their sakes I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of Egypt, in the sight of all the nations, that I might be their God. For I am the LORD their God.

46These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the LORD made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Leviticus chapter 27
Declaring vows to the Lord.

1Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Tell the children of Israel that, when a man declares a vow and dedicates a person unto the LORD, it shall be according to the shekel validation..

3-7(The validation shall be in shekels of silver according to the persons age).
Age 1 month-5 years 5-20 years 20-60 years over 60 years
Male 5 shekels 20 shekels 50 shekels 15 shekels
Female 3 shekels 10 shekels 30 shekels 10 shekels

8However, if the person is too poor to pay the validation. He shall go before the priest and the priest will set a value for him, according to the ability of him who vowed.


9If a man brings an animal to the LORD, as an offering. All that is given to the LORD shall be holy. 10Once offered, he shall not exchange the animal, either bad for good or good for bad, for if he does both animals will be holy. 11If it is an unclean animal, which are not to be offered as a sacrifice to the LORD. He shall present the animal before the priest. 12And the priest will set a value for it and his judgment shall stand. 13But if the man wishes to redeem the animal, he must add one-fifth to the validation.

14When a man dedicates his house to be holy to the LORD. The priest shall set a value for it and his judgment shall stand. 15If he who dedicated the house chooses to redeem the house, he must add one-fifth to his valuation price and then the house shall be his.

16If a man dedicates to the LORD part of his field, of his families' possessions, the value put on the field shall be according to the amount of seed required for it. Every homer of barley, (6.5 bushels) required to plant the field, shall equate to a land value of fifty shekels of silver. 17If the field is dedicated from the year of Jubilee, the validation shall stand. 18However, if he dedicates the field years after the Jubilee, then the priest shall count only the remaining years up to the year of Jubilee and will lessen the validation price. 19If he who dedicated the field ever wished to redeem it, he would add one-fifth to the validation amount and the field would then return to him. 20If he does not wish to redeem it, or if he has sold the field to another man, the field shall no longer be redeemable. 21For the field when it is redeemed in the year of Jubilee, shall be a devoted field, holy unto the LORD and shall be the possession of the priest.

22If a man dedicates a field that he has bought, that is not part of his families' inheritance. 23The priest shall then compute the amount of the validation, up to the year of Jubilee and the man shall give that amount, on that day, as a holy offering to the LORD. 24But in the year of Jubilee, the land shall return to the original owner, of his families' inheritance. 25 The validations will be according to the shekel of the Sanctuary, at twenty gerahs to the shekel.

26But, no man shall dedicate the firstborn of the animals, whether it be ox or sheep, for they are already the LORD's. 27If it is an unclean animal, he can redeem it according to the set validation amount plus one-fifth. If he chooses not to redeem it, the animal shall be sold according to the validation amount. 28Any thing that a man devotes to the LORD, whether of man or animal, or of land, every devoted thing is most holy to the LORD. 29No man or animal, condemned to death by justice of the law, shall be redeemed, rather he shall be put to death.

30All the tithe of the land, the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's, for it is holy unto the LORD. 31Therefore if a man wishes to redeem any of his tithes, he can do so by adding one-fifth to it. 32Now concerning the tithe of the flocks or the herds, that passed by the herdsmen staff, every tenth one shall be holy. 33Whether good or bad, he shall not exchange it. If he does exchange it, then both, it and the animal substituted shall be holy, it shall not be redeemed.

34These are the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses to give the children of Israel.