Leviticus Chapter 19

Leviticus 19

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

3Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

4Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

5And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will.

6It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.

7And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.

8Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

9And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

10And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.

11Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

12And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

13Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

14Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

15Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

16Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.

17Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

19Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

20And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

21And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.

22And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.

23And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

24But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.

25And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.

26Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

27Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

28Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

29Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

30Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

31Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

32Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

33And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

34But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

35Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

36Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

19 thoughts on “Leviticus Chapter 19

  1. 36Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

    37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

    Righteousness is required by the Lord; it’s not an option.

  2. vs. 34 >>> …if we take our neighbor into our house we treat him like he was born into the family ….and love him like we love ourselves….we were strangers into the land of Egypt… I am the Lord your God.

    I like this scripture I have to remember to always love my neighbor as much as I love myself. Why?? Just because God said so and that’s good enough for me. But most of all we were strangers at one time, before we recieved his glorious Spirit. And he always loved us no matter if we knew Him or not. Thank you Jesus for bringing us out of bondage/sin/Egypt.

  3. THE EXPANDED COMMANDMENTS

    37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

    In Exodus we learned about the 10 Commandments of GOD. Here in Leviticus 19 we find the LORD reaffirming those 10 as well as adding more. I find at least 45 direct commands in this chapter alone. Again revealing the wickedness of man in that generation.

    For those that wonder about piercing or tattoos:
    28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

    The truth is that we cannot limit GOD by a listed set of commandments. We must be FILLED with the SPIRIT and fulfill the relationship GOD has entrusted to us. Otherwise his Commandments will become grevious and feel more like a task than a treasure, after all we are striving to be like HIM, be ye HOLY, for I AM HOLY saith the LORD.

    iPray

  4. Many of the rules God imparts through Moses compel the Isrealites to deal compassionately with the disabled and the disadvantaged. A great number of the concepts presented here were not common to the cultures of the day and therefore were a new way of thinking for God’s people. As a result of these injunctions, destitute people and foreigners are able to pick food from partially harvested fields, the poor who live hand-to-mouth are paid daily, the deaf and blind are not tormented by those with hearing and sight. Isreal’s God isn’t merely a God who cares about the helpless and wants his people to care also.

  5. 37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

    It is not enough to just know the statues (laws) of the Lord, but we must do them as well. We will only do them if we reverence and respect them as commands from the Holy God. Knowing is not enough, we must be obedient, with the right attitude.

  6. v4 Turn ye not unto idols nor make to yourselves molten gods : I Am The
    Lord Your GOD.

    Anything that separates ( person, place,thing ect.)
    from the worship of GOD is an idol.
    If GOD Is GOD kick the others out and let
    HIM be GOD forever.
    GOD knows if we truly love HIM and
    each other wholeheartedly .

  7. This chapter reminds us of what God has commanded of his people. These are guidelines for our daily walk with the Lord. Many try to justify the okays but God’s Word is pretty clear. Now we have to make the choice of obedience or not!

  8. 12And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

    The name of God is treated with such disrepect in this day and time. I remember when growing up, if a thought of using God’s name in vain came to you, you would openly repent. Now, the name of Jesus is treated like any other common name. If people would realize the power in the name, I believe they would change how they use it and how often it is said. Just saying the name of Jesus, can completely changed the atmosphere around you.

  9. 33And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

    34But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

    Guardians of the Lost Cause.Part 2

    What would happen if we were to act like this. Treating others as we would want to be treated. I remember when I first came to POFW and Bro Matt came up to me and introduced himself to me. 1.I thought this guy is weird and 2. He seems nice. THat night he asked if I wanted to sit upfront with him and a couple of others. I declined. So he sat with me that night. What would happen if we got out of the “CLICK AND CHOOSE” and into a “SELECT ALL?”

  10. Vs 37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

    It has to become a lifestyle.
    JFDI Just focus and Do It!

  11. 32Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

    Respecting elders is not only proper it is a commandment. Yet, it yields great reward.

    The honor comes from being the recipient of a baton, carried through blood, sweat, tears, intercession, suffering, pain and victory.

    Never remove the landmarks. They show us our foundation.

  12. This chapter reminds me of the scripture saying “let all things be done decently and in order.” The crookedness of sinful mankind had to be dealt with as God called His people to come to Him and be holy. Much of this chapter deals with that crooked-, waywardness. It echoes what John would later fulfill in Isaiah 40:3-5 “3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

    Dealing with the sinful nature of mankind means crucifying our flesh, dying to self, causing ourselves to decrease. V5 tells the result, that after that, “the glory of the Lord shall be revealed.” When we decrease, God has place to increase in our lives. The fruit will show not just to us but those around us, as “all flesh shall see it together.” When we decrease and let God increase, the result will be a testimony to others that puts God’s glory on display in our lives.

    God desired this sort of conversion in the children of Israel, as the Law was to be the schoolmaster to bring them to Christ. Yet in their humanity, Israel still struggled with the Law and fell short of the glory of God just as we all have. It’s so reassuring as we read through law after law after ordinance after ordinance to know that God made a way for us to come to Him. This Christmas season especially reminds us how He came robed in flesh to fulfill what we never could on our own and give us life and hope. It’s amazing to see how God has been working from the very beginning in the restoration of mankind to Him. Reflecting on it gives new meaning to the classic song:

    “Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the newborn King
    Peace on earth and mercy mild
    God and sinners reconciled

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise
    Join the triumph of the skies
    With angelic host proclaim
    Christ is born in Bethlehem
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the newborn King”

  13. 2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

    We shall be Holy…. Wow. What a statement to be made…Just to stop and dwell a few moments on this verse…

    Reading through the chapter I kept reading the life teachings of
    Jeus and thebook of proverbs…

  14. This chapter illustrates Freedom. If we all lived accordingly we would not have to lock our doors or worry about looking over our shoulder. This merely means we need more of the Word and much more prayer, to combat the deceiver. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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