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

  • BSP
    Verse 34 shows how God's impartiality has been long established since the beginning.
  • Please remember that it is God who will do the writing Jeremiah 31:33 : "I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people." Paul affirms this in 2 Corinthians 3:3 - clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart." Psalm 37:30 31 also says of the righteous: "The law of His God is in his heart." Finally, 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our bodies, as Christians, are not ours: "or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"
  • Lev 19v28, is in two parts,Part A...You should not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead.Part B,nor make any tattoo marks ON yourself..I am Jehovah.Some have made tattoo Image as their god or object of worship.God is God,beside Him,there is no other.Isaiah 44v6
  • Clementina Dadzie
    I think our God is holy and and every one must be holy .
  • Bertha Marsh for verse 19
    Wesley Notes for Leviticus 19:19, wad not accurateI think. Leviticus 19:19 was referring to sow your field with mingle seeds and cattle gender with a diverse kind, or a garment mingled of liniment and wooden. How do you get what Wesley is saying out of what Leviticus 19:19 is saying. Could you please show me.
  • CLEVELAND for verse 28
    OBEDIENCE TO GOD : IS THE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS COMMANDMENT.

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