Leviticus 19:18

“Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not auenge nor beare any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt loue thy neighbor as thy selfe: I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not make attempts to get equal with one who has done you wrong, or keep hard feelings against the children of your people, but have love for your neighbour as for yourself: I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; I am the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not take vengeance, nor watch the sons of thy people; and thou hast had love to thy neighbour as thyself; I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:18


19:18 Thy neighbour - Every man, as plainly appears, By comparing this place with #Lev 19:34|, where this law is applied to strangers. Because the word neighbour is explained by another man, #Lev 20:10 Rom 13:8|. As thyself - With the same sincerity, though not equality of affection.


Discussion for Leviticus 19

  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 1:3 according as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue titus 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
    according to the faith of GODS elect and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    genesis 1:27 so GOD created man in HIS own image in the image of GOD created HE him male and female created HE them
    romans 8:29 for whom he did foreknow HE did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS son that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Irene123
    Lev.19:8 - Ye shalt NOT .....NOR .....; I AM the LORD your God. That's very plainly a - requirement - IF - one wants to make Heaven; true Christians who have tattoos have followed Acts 2:38 (v. 37, "what must we do?"). After Acts 2:38 they don't get anymore marks. Nor are marks to be used as a witnessing tool; because God does not allow them in the first place; "I change not" Mal.3:6.
  • Clementina Dadzie
    I think our God is holy and and every one must be holy .
  • ya lord spoke about this becose ppl were mixing with neigbours and doing things which could take them away from yehova. ...
  • John
    Hi Todd. I don 't have any tattoos, but I have noticed on others 'Christian ' tattoos, for example of crosses and even the last supper, and have considered getting one. I actually found seeing these tattoos to be quite inspiring, how anyone could have such a love for God and the Lord that they 'd be prepared to put on themselves such a display for all to see. Whether we should or shouldn 't have them however, I admit I 'm not quite sure and think that I will remain with having any done. That said it seems that the use personal fashioning, whether it be tattoos, the wearing of a cross or clothing with Christian designs on, these are ways people use to put their faith on display the effect of which might be perhaps getting others to become interested in the Gospel and might even make meeting other Christians easier, such as in places and instances where it might be difficult to start an ordinary conversation, such as in a work place, providing your employer doesn 't mind of course! Really interesting subject, thanks for sharing. God bless!!

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