1 Yahweh also said to Moses/me,
2 “Speak to all the people of Israel and tell them this: You must be holy, because I, Yahweh your God, am holy, and I want you to be like me.
3 Each of you must respect your father and your mother. And you must ◄honor/treat respectfully► the Sabbath days. I am Yahweh, your God, and that is what I am commanding you to do.
4 Do not worship idols or make metal statues of gods for yourselves. I am Yahweh, your God, and I am the only one you must worship.
5 When you bring an offering to maintain fellowship with me, offer it in a way that will cause me to accept it.
6 The meat should be eaten on the day that you sacrifice it, but you are permitted to eat some of it on the next day. Anything that remains until the third/next day must be completely burned.
7 For any of it to be eaten on the third day is very displeasing to me, and I will not accept that offering.
8 I will punish anyone who eats it after the second day, because he will not have respected what I say is holy. And that person must no longer be allowed to associate with my people.
9 When you harvest your grain, leave the grain at the very edge of the field, and do not pick up the grain that has fallen on the ground.
10 And when you harvest your grapes, do not go back a second time to try to harvest some more, and do not pick up the grapes that have fallen on the ground. Leave those things for the poor people and for foreigners who are living among you. I, Yahweh your God, am commanding those things.
11 Do not steal anything.
Do not tell lies.
Do not deceive each other.
12 Do not show that you do not respect me by using/saying my name to falsely promise that you will do something. Do not forget that I am Yahweh, your God.
13 Do not cheat anyone or steal from anyone.
If you have agreed to pay your workers at the end of the day, do what you have promised; do not keep those wages until the next day.
14 Do not curse deaf people, and do not put things in the path of blind people to cause them to stumble.
15 Always [LIT] judge people fairly [DOU]. Do not do special favors for either poor people or rich people.
16 Do not spread false rumors about other people.
Do not say anything in court that would result in some innocent person being executed. I, Yahweh, am commanding this.
17 Do not hate anyone. Instead, honestly rebuke those who ought to be rebuked, in order that you also will not be guilty.
18 Do not try to get revenge against someone or be angry with someone for a long time. Instead, love other people like you love yourself. I, Yahweh your God, am commanding this.
19 Obey my laws.
Do not allow two different kinds of animals to mate with each other.
Do not plant two different kinds of seed in the same field.
Do not wear clothing made from two different kinds of material.
20 If a man has sex with a slave woman who has been promised to marry some other man, but she has not been bought by that man and is still a slave, the man who had sex with her must be punished. But because she is still a slave, she and the man who had sex with her must not be killed.
21 However, that man must bring a ram to be slaughtered at the entrance of the Sacred Tent area, to be an offering in order that he no longer be guilty for his sin.
22 The priest will offer that ram to me in order that the man will be forgiven for the sin that he committed, and I will forgive him.
23 When you enter the land that I have promised to give to you, and when you plant various kinds of fruit trees, you must not eat any of their fruit for three years [DOU].
24 In the fourth year all of their fruit must be set aside to belong to me; it must be brought to me to be an offering to praise me.
25 But in the fifth/next year, you will be permitted to eat their fruit. If you do that, your trees will produce much fruit. I, Yahweh your God, am promising that.
26 Do not eat any meat that still has the animal's blood in it.
Do not consult spirits to find out what will happen in the future, and do not practice sorcery.
27 Do not shave the hair at the sides of your heads like pagan people do.
28 Do not cut your bodies when you are mourning for people who have died, and do not put tattoos on your bodies. I, Yahweh your God, am commanding this.
29 Do not disgrace your daughters by forcing them to become prostitutes. If you cause them to become prostitutes, soon the land will be filled with prostitutes and all other kinds of people's wicked behavior.
30 Honor my Sabbath days and revere my Sacred Tent, because I, Yahweh, live there.
31 Do not seek advice from those who ◄consult/talk with► the spirits of dead people [DOU], because if you do that, they will defile you. I, Yahweh your God, am the one you should consult.
32 Stand up when old people enter the room, and show that you respect them, and also revere me, your God; that is what I, Yahweh, am commanding.
33 When foreigners live among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
34 You must treat them like you treat your fellow-citizens. Love them like you love yourselves, and do not forget that once, when you were foreigners in Egypt, you were badly mistreated by the people of Egypt. I, Yahweh your God, am commanding you to do this.
35 When you are measuring things, to see how long they are or how much they weigh or how many there are,
36 use correct measuring sticks and scales and weights on the scales and measuring baskets and other measuring containers. I Yahweh, your God, who brought you out of Egypt, am giving you these laws.
37 Obey carefully [DOU] all my laws and decrees, because I, Yahweh, am the one who am commanding them.' ”