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You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

and when Yahweh your God shall deliver them up before you, and you shall strike them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them;

If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;

you shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him:

Now therefore don't give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity forever; that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.'


My son, don't walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,

Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever? What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For you are a temple of the living God. Even as God said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people." read more.
Therefore, "'Come out from among them, and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you.











Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,



But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;



but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.



I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.






Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,



But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;





but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"



"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."



Don't curse the king, no, not in your thoughts; and don't curse the rich in your bedroom: for a bird of the sky may carry your voice, and that which has wings may tell the matter.


Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.


Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;

"'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.




Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.








Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.



Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.


Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.


But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.


and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, since all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and Yahweh is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of Yahweh?"

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.

His brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.

Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.


But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.




Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "Behold, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."


Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.




Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.



"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.


One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness.


"'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.

There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.


but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

"'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.




Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.



"'You shall keep my statutes. "'You shall not crossbreed different kinds of animals. "'you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; "'neither shall there come upon on you a garment made of two kinds of material.





"I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. "You shall have no other gods before me.


"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.



Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.


Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things.

Who are you who judge another's servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. Yes, he will be made to stand, for God has power to make him stand.




If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and he deal with him as a slave, or sell him; then that thief shall die: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.

"Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.


Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, "Take the meal offering that remains of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and eat it without yeast beside the altar; for it is most holy;

"'No meal offering, which you shall offer to Yahweh, shall be made with yeast; for you shall burn no yeast, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire to Yahweh.


"'Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no kind of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever. 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 shall there be no yeast found in your houses, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a foreigner, or one who is born in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.'"


"You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left to the morning.





"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath, neither give place to the devil.

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.



He said to him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "'You shall not murder.' 'You shall not commit adultery.' 'You shall not steal.' 'You shall not offer false testimony.'


For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.

For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or a meddler in other men's matters.








You shall not do so to Yahweh your God: for every abomination to Yahweh, which he hates, have they done to their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.

"Moreover, you shall tell the children of Israel, 'Anyone of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners in Israel, who gives any of his seed to Molech; he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. I also will set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and don't put him to death; read more.
then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all who play the prostitute after him, to play the prostitute with Molech, from among their people.


I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.

"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.

You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain 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.

"Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?


When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn't allow them.




Let servants be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.


Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.


Yet you say, 'Why?' Because Yahweh has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion, and the wife of your covenant. Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?'

Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" He answered, "What did Moses command you?" They said, "Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife, and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.



"Talk no more so exceeding proudly. Don't let arrogance come out of your mouth, For Yahweh is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed.

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.



But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.




"'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.

There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.


But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"

whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don't bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,



However, if the land of your possession is unclean, then pass over to the land of the possession of Yahweh, in which Yahweh's tabernacle dwells, and take possession among us; but don't rebel against Yahweh, nor rebel against us, in building an altar other than the altar of Yahweh our God.

Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."



See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.



But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.


Don't say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."




See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.



Don't say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."





"For I, Yahweh, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.




whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

but everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy thing of Yahweh, and that soul shall be cut off from his people.


Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."

Now don't be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves to Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you.


Don't harden your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."

Now don't be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves to Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you.




Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "Behold, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."


Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.







"'The person that turns to those who are mediums, and to the wizards, to play the prostitute after them, I will even set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people.

When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices sorcery, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. read more.
For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you. You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God. For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do.

"'You shall not eat any meat with the blood still in it; neither shall you use enchantments, nor practice sorcery. "'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard. "'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.




Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.


Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?


But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.



Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?

Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.



When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

"Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'




For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."






Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "Behold, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you."

She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."


Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.


Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; [yet] everyone of them does curse me.

"If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you charge him interest.

has given forth on interest, and has taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be on him.


In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh.

he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. A Poem by David.

he who has not given forth on interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man,

"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

who has withdrawn his hand from the poor, who has not received interest nor increase, has executed my ordinances, has walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.

You shall not lend on interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent on interest:


Thus says Yahweh, "You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers! Return every man to his house; for this thing is of me."'" So they listened to the words of Yahweh, and returned from going against Jeroboam.




You shall burn the engraved images of their gods with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourself, lest you be snared in it; for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God.

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

"'You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God.


"You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:


Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

"You shall make no cast idols for yourselves.

Neither shall you set yourself up a pillar; which Yahweh your God hates.

There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.