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"You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.

"Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.

and when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them.

"If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,

you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.

'So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'


My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path,

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. read more.
"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.



Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.




"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.


But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.


But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;



But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.



"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.


"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.


But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.


But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;



"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.


but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"

"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"


"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."



Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.


from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.


"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.



'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.


Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.








Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.



Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.


Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.


But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.


They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.


But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.



"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more."]


Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God I speak this to your shame.




"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,


'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

"Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have committed acts of lewdness.


'Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.

"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.


But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.




"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,


'You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.





"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. "You shall have no other gods before Me.


'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.



Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.

"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.




"If a man is caught kidnapping any of his countrymen of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.

"He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.


Then Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his surviving sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take the grain offering that is left over from the LORD'S offerings by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.

'No grain offering, which you bring to the LORD, shall be made with leaven, for you shall not offer up in smoke any leaven or any honey as an offering by fire to the LORD.


'Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 'On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. 'You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance. read more.
'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 'Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land. 'You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'"


"You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, nor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover to be left over until morning.





BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.



Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;


For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;








"You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

"You shall also say to the sons of Israel: 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. 'I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. 'If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, read more.
then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.


I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good.

"He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.

"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction.

have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?


They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;


'You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.


Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.


"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,

"Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. "But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?" They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. "FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.



"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.



But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.




'Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.

"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.


But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,



'If, however, the land of your possession is unclean, then cross into the land of the possession of the LORD, where the LORD'S tabernacle stands, and take possession among us. Only do not rebel against the LORD, or rebel against us by building an altar for yourselves, besides the altar of the LORD our God.

"Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them."



See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.



"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.


Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."




See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.



Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."





For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them.


If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.


who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

'Everyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, for he has profaned the holy thing of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.


Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"

"Now do not stiffen your neck like your fathers, but yield to the LORD and enter His sanctuary which He has consecrated forever, and serve the LORD your God, that His burning anger may turn away from you.


Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"

"Now do not stiffen your neck like your fathers, but yield to the LORD and enter His sanctuary which He has consecrated forever, and serve the LORD your God, that His burning anger may turn away from you.



"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more."]


Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God I speak this to your shame.



Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.



'As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. read more.
"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. "You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. "For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.

'You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying. 'You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard. 'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.


The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.


Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.


Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?


But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.


Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.



"If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'


'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.


For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."





"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more."]


Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God I speak this to your shame.


Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

he lends money on interest and takes increase; will he live? He will not live! He has committed all these abominations, he will surely be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.

He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.

He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent He who does these things will never be shaken.

if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,

'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

he keeps his hand from the poor, does not take interest or increase, but executes My ordinances, and walks in My statutes; he will not die for his father's iniquity, he will surely live.

"You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.


'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me."'" So they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against Jeroboam.




"The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;

'You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.


"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.


"Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them.

"You shall make for yourself no molten gods.

"You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the LORD your God hates.

"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.