K'doshim - qodesh (holy) ones - (Vayikra 19:1 - 20:27)

 

Leviticus 19

1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and say to them, ‘Be qodesh, for I יהוה your Elohim am qodesh.

3 ‘Each one of you should revere his mother and his father, and guard My Shabbathoth. I am יהוה your Elohim.

4 ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make for yourselves molded mighty ones. I am יהוה your Elohim.

5 ‘And when you bring a peace offering to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance.

6 ‘It is eaten the same day you slaughter it, and on the next day. And that which is left on the third day is burned with fire.

7 ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable, it is not accepted,

8  and he who eats it bears his wickedness, because he has profaned the qodesh offering of יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from his people.

9 ‘And when you reap the harvest of your land, do not completely reap the corners of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

10 ‘And do not glean your vineyard or gather every grape of your vineyard, leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim.

11 ‘Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive one another.

12 ‘And do not swear falsely by My Name and so profane the Name of your Elohim. I am יהוה.

13 ‘Do not oppress your neighbour and do not rob the wages of him who is hired. It is not to remain with you all night until morning.

14 ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but revere your Elohim. I am יהוה.

15 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling. Do not be partial to the poor or favour the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbour in righteousness.

16 ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am יהוה.

17 ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.

18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am יהוה.

19 ‘Guard My Laws. Do not let your livestock mate with another kind. Do not sow your field with mixed seed. And do not put a garment woven of two sorts of thread upon you.

20  ‘And when a man has intercourse with a woman who is a female servant, engaged to a man, and who has not at all been ransomed nor redeemed, nor freedom given there should be an inquiry. But they are not put to death, because she was not free.

21 ‘And he shall bring his guilt offering to יהוה, to the door of the Tent of Appointment, a ram as a guilt offering.

22 ‘And the kohen shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before יהוה for his sin which he has done. And the sin which he has sinned shall be forgiven him.

23 ‘And when you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall reckon their fruit as uncircumcised. For three years it is as uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten.

24 ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is qodesh - praises to יהוה.

25 ‘And in the fifth year you eat its fruit, so that it increases its yield to you. I am יהוה your Elohim.

26 ‘Do not eat with the blood. Do not practise divination or magic.

27 ‘Do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of your beard.

28 ‘And do not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor put tattoo marks on you. I am יהוה.

29 ‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a whore, so that the land does not whore, and the land becomes filled with wickedness.

30 ‘Guard My Shabbathoth and reverence My Mikdash. I am יהוה.

31 ‘Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am יהוה your Elohim.

32 ‘Rise up before the grey-headed. And you shall favour the face of an old man, and shall revere your Elohim. I am יהוה.

33 ‘And when a stranger sojourns with you in your land, do not oppress him.

34 ‘Let the stranger who dwells among you be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.

35 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling, in measurement of length, in weight, or in measuring liquids.

36 ‘Have right scales, right weights, a right ĕphah, and a right hin. I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim.

37 ‘And you shall guard all My Laws and all My Right-Rulings, and do them. I am יהוה.' "

Leviticus 20

1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 "Say to the children of Yisra'ĕl, ‘Any man of the children of Yisra'ĕl, or of the strangers who sojourn in Yisra'ĕl, who gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, shall certainly be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.

3  ‘And I, I shall set My face against that man, and shall cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given of his offspring to Moleḵ, so as to defile My Mikdash and to profane My qodesh Name.

4  ‘And if the people of the land at all hide their eyes from the man, as he gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, and they do not kill him,

5 then I shall turn My face against that man and against his clan, and shall cut him off - and all who go whoring after him, even go whoring after Moleḵ - from the midst of their people.

6  ‘And the being who turns to mediums, and to spiritists, to go whoring after them, I shall turn My face against that being and cut him off from the midst of his people.

7 ‘And you shall qodesh yourselves, and shall be qodesh, for I am יהוה your Elohim,

8 and you shall guard My Laws and do them. I am יהוה, who qadosh you.

9 ‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death - he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood is on him.

10 ‘And a man who commits adultery with the wife of another man, who commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour: the adulterer and the adulteress shall certainly be put to death.

11 ‘And a man who lies with the wife of his father has uncovered the nakedness of his father, both of them shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

12 ‘And a man who lies with his daughter-in-Law: both of them shall certainly be put to death, they have made confusion, their blood is upon them.

13 ‘And a man who lies with a male as he lies with a woman: both of them have done an abomination, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

14 ‘And a man who marries a woman and her mother: it is wickedness, they are burned with fire, both he and they, that there be no wickedness in your midst.

15 ‘And a man who has intercourse with a beast: he shall certainly be put to death, and the beast you kill.

16 ‘And a woman who approaches any beast and mates with it: you shall kill the woman and the beast, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

17 ‘And a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness: it is a reproach, and they shall be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness, he bears his wickedness.

18 ‘And a man who lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness: he has laid bare her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood, both of them shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

19 ‘And do not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister nor of your father's sister, for that is laying bare one's own flesh, they bear their wickedness.

20 ‘And a man who lies with his uncle's wife: he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness, they bear their sin, they die childless.

21 ‘And a man who takes his brother's wife: it is uncleanness, he has uncovered his brother's nakedness, they are childless.

22 ‘And you shall guard all My Laws and all My Right-Rulings, and do them, so that the land where I am bringing you to dwell does not vomit you out.

23 ‘And do not walk in the laws of the nation which I am driving out before you, for they do all these, and therefore I loathed them.

24 ‘But I say to you, "You are going to possess their land, and I Myself give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am יהוה your Elohim, who has separated you from the peoples.

25 ‘And you shall make a distinction between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean birds and clean. And do not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or whatever creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

26 ‘And you shall be qodesh to Me, for I יהוה am qodesh, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.

27 ‘And a man or a woman in whom there is a medium, or who are spiritists, shall certainly be put to death, they are to stone them with stones. Their blood is upon them.' "


Ezekiel 2:1-16  Matthew 5:43-48
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