1 A man shall not take his father's wife, and
shall not uncover his father's skirt.
2 He that is crushed or maimed in his privy parts shall not
enter into the assembly of HaShem.
3 A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of HaShem; even
to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of HaShem.
4 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly
of HaShem; even to the tenth generation shall none of them enter into the
assembly of HaShem for ever;
5 because they met you not with bread and with water in the
way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam
the son of Beor from Pethor of Aram-naharaim, to curse thee.
6 Nevertheless HaShem thy G-d would not hearken unto Balaam;
but HaShem thy G-d turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because HaShem
thy G-d loved thee.
7 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all
thy days for ever.
8 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is thy brother;
thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, because thou wast a stranger in his land.
9 The children of the third generation that are born unto
them may enter into the assembly of HaShem.
10 When thou goest forth in camp against thine enemies, then
thou shalt keep thee from every evil thing.
11 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason
of that which chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he
shall not come within the camp.
12 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall bathe
himself in water; and when the sun is down, he may come within the camp.
13 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither
thou shalt go forth abroad.
14 And thou shalt have a paddle among thy weapons; and it
shall be, when thou sittest down abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt
turn back and cover that which cometh from thee.
15 For HaShem thy G-d walketh in the midst of thy camp, to
deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp
be holy; that He see no unseemly thing in thee, and turn away from thee.
16 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master a bondman that is
escaped from his master unto thee;
17 he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the
place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it liketh him best;
thou shalt not wrong him.
18 There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel,
neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
19 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a harlot, or the price of
a dog, into the house of HaShem thy G-d for any vow; for even both these are an
abomination unto HaShem thy G-d.
20 Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest
of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon
21 Unto a foreigner thou mayest lend upon interest; but unto
thy brother thou shalt not lend upon interest; that HaShem thy G-d may bless
thee in all that thou puttest thy hand unto, in the land whither thou goest in
to possess it.
22 When thou shalt vow a vow unto HaShem thy G-d, thou shalt
not be slack to pay it; for HaShem thy G-d will surely require it of thee; and
it will be sin in thee.
23 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in
24 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt observe and
do; according as thou hast vowed freely unto HaShem thy G-d, even that which
thou hast promised with thy mouth.
25 When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou
mayest eat grapes until thou have enough at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt
not put any in thy vessel.
26 When thou comest into thy neighbour's standing corn, then
thou mayest pluck ears with thy hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy
neighbour's standing corn.
Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved