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Moral and Religious Laws

19 The Lord told Moses to say to the community of Israel:

I am the Lord your God. I am holy, and you must be holy too!

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15 Be fair, no matter who is on trial—don’t favor either the poor or the rich.

16 Don’t be a gossip, but never hesitate to speak up in court, especially if your testimony can save someone’s life.[a]

17 Don’t hold grudges. On the other hand, it’s wrong not to correct someone who needs correcting. 18 Stop being angry and don’t try to take revenge. I am the Lord, and I command you to love others as much as you love yourself.

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Footnotes

  1. 19.16 but never. . . someone’s life: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.