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Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

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Leviticus 18:26 Translation & Meaning

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Ye אַתֶּ֗ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you Ye
shall therefore keep וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֣ם Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc therefore keep
my statutes חֻקֹּתַי֙ A statute statutes
and my judgments, מִשְׁפָּטַ֔י Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style judgments
and shall not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
commit תַֽעֲשׂ֔וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application commit
any (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of these מִכֹּ֥ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) these
abominations; הַתּֽוֹעֵבֹ֖ת Properly, something disgusting (morally), i.e., (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol abominations
neither (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
any of your own nation, הָֽאֶזְרָ֔ח A spontaneous growth, i.e., native (tree or persons) any own nation
nor any stranger וְהַגֵּ֖ר Properly, a guest; by implication, a foreigner any stranger
that sojourneth הַגָּ֥ר Properly, to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other purpose), i.e., sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange place); also to gather for hostility (as afraid) sojourneth
among בְּתֽוֹכְכֶֽם׃ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center among
you: בְּתֽוֹכְכֶֽם׃ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center you

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  • 24  Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

  • 25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

  • 26  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

  • 27  (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

  • 28  That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.


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