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25 But on the fifth year, you may eat its fruits to increase its produce for you.”

Prohibited Practices

26 “You are not to eat anything containing blood, engage in occult practices,[a] or practice fortune telling.[b]

27 “You are not to cut your hair in ritualistic patterns[c] on your head or deface the edges of your beard.

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  1. Leviticus 19:26 I.e. divination
  2. Leviticus 19:26 Or practice witchcraft
  3. Leviticus 19:27 Lit. cut the sides of your hair; i.e. as a sign of affiliation

25 But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the Lord your God.

26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.(A)

“‘Do not practice divination(B) or seek omens.(C)

27 “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.(D)

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