Bullet Point Summary
– You shall be holy because YHWH is holy
– Honor your father and mother
– You shall have no idols
– Laws of the peace offering
– Laws of gleaning
– You shall not steal or lie
– Laws of a hired servant
– Laws of the deaf and Blind
– Laws judgement
– You shall not be a talebearer
– You shall not hate your neighbor but love him as yourself
– Laws of mixing
– Laws of the betrothed bondmaid
– Laws of the fruit trees
– You shall not eat blood or observe times
– Laws of the beard
– Laws of the flesh
– Laws of prostitution
– You shall keep His sabbaths and reverance His sanctuary
– Laws of wizards
– Laws of the hoary head
– Laws of the stranger
– You shall have just weights and measures
– Punishments for worshipping Molech
– Punishments for going after familiar spirits and wizards
– Sanctify yourself and keep His commandments
– Death penalty sins
– Sins that get you cut off from your people
– Sins that will leave you childless
– You shall not do any of the things that nations before you did that were cast out
– You shall eat kosher
– The man or woman that familiar spirits or wizards shall be put to death
– Haftarah – YHWH keeps His promise to Yisra’el even though they have been wicked and question Him
Parashat Text with Readers and Daily Portions (Reader 1 Starts on Saturday Evening)
Kedoshim “Holy Ones”
Lev 19:1 – 20:27 , Ezekiel 20:2 – 20
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)
Lev 19:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, You
shall be holy: for I YHWH your Elohim am holy.
Lev 19:3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am
YHWH your Elohim.
Lev 19:4 Turn you not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten elohim: I am YHWH your
Lev 19:5 And if you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto YHWH, you shall offer it at your
Lev 19:6 It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the morrow: and if anything remains
until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.
Lev 19:7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
Lev 19:8 Therefore every one that eats it shall bear his lawlessness, because he has profaned *
the hallowed thing of YHWH: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
(Sunday Morning Portion)
Lev 19:9 And when you reap * the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of
your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
Lev 19:10 And you shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather every grape of your
vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and stranger: I am YHWH your Elohim.
Lev 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
Lev 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane * the name of
your Elohim: I am YHWH.
Lev 19:13 You shall not defraud * your neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired
shall not abide with you all night until the morning.
Lev 19:14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shall fear
your Elohim: I am YHWH.
Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)
Lev 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the
poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
Lev 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you
stand against the blood of your neighbor: I am YHWH.
Lev 19:17 You shall not hate * your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke * your
neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.
Lev 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge * against the children of your people, but
you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am YHWH.
(Monday Morning Portion)
Lev 19:19 You shall keep * my statutes. You shall not let your animals gender with a diverse
kind: you shall not sow your field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of
linen and woollen come upon you.
Lev 19:20 And whosoever lies carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to a
husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall
not be put to death, because she was not free.
Lev 19:21 And he shall bring * his trespass offering unto YHWH, unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, a ram for a trespass offering.
Lev 19:22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering
before YHWH for his sin which he has done: and the sin which he has done shall be forgiven
Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)
Lev 19:23 And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for
food, then you shall count * the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as
uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
Lev 19:24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise YHWH .
Lev 19:25 And in the fifth year shall you eat * of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the
increase thereof: I am YHWH your Elohim.
(Tuesday Morning Portion)
Lev 19:26 You shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall you use enchantment, nor
Lev 19:27 You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar * the corners of
Lev 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon
you: I am YHWH.
Lev 19:29 Do not prostitute * your daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to
whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
Lev 19:30 You shall keep * my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am YHWH.
Lev 19:31 Look not to them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by
them: I am YHWH your Elohim.
Lev 19:32 You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear
your Elohim: I am YHWH.
Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)
Lev 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with you in your land, you shall not vex him.
Lev 19:34 But the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and
you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Mitzrayim: I am YHWH
(Wednesday Morning Portion)
Lev 19:35 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
Lev 19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall you have: I am YHWH
your Elohim, which brought you out * of the land of Mitzrayim.
Lev 19:37 Therefore shall you observe * all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I
Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)
Lev 20:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 20:2 Again, you shall say to the children of Yisra’el, Whosoever of the children of Yisra’el,
or of the strangers that sojourn in Yisra’el, that gives of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely
be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Lev 20:3 And I will set * my face against that man, and will cut him off * from among his
people; because he has given of his seed unto Molech, to defile * my sanctuary, and to
profane * my holy name.
Lev 20:4 And if the people of the land do in any way hide * their eyes from the man, when he
gives of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
Lev 20:5 Then I will set * my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off,
* and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their
(Thursday Morning Portion)
Lev 20:6 And the soul that looks unto such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a
whoring after them, I will even set * my face against that soul, and will cut him off * from
among his people.
Lev 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy: for I am YHWH your Elohim.
Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)
Lev 20:8 And you shall keep * my statutes, and do them: I am YHWH which sanctify you.
Lev 20:9 For every one that curses * his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has
cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
Lev 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man’s wife, he that commits
adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to
Lev 20:11 And the man that lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness:
both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Lev 20:12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death:
they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon
Lev 20:14 And if a man take * a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with
fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
Lev 20:15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the
Lev 20:16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, you shall kill * the
woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Lev 20:17 And if a man shall take * his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter,
and see * her nakedness, and she see * his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be
cut off in the sight of their people: he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his
Lev 20:18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover * her
nakedness; he has discovered * her fountain, and she has uncovered * the fountain of her
blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Lev 20:19 And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s
sister: for he uncovered * his near kin: they shall bear their lawlessness.
Lev 20:20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness:
they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
Lev 20:21 And if a man shall take * his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered
his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.
Lev 20:22 You shall therefore keep * all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that
the land, where I bring you to dwell therein, spue * you not out.
Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)
Lev 20:23 And you shall not walk in the manners of the nations, which I cast out before you: for
they committed * all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
Lev 20:24 But I have said unto you, You shall inherit * their land, and I will give it unto you to
possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am YHWH your Elohim, which has
separated you from other people.
Lev 20:25 You shall therefore put a difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between
unclean fowls and clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable * by beast, or by
fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated
from you as unclean.
Lev 20:26 And you shall be holy unto me: for I YHWH am holy, and have severed you from
other people, that you should be mine.
Lev 20:27 A man also or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put
to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)
Eze 20:2 Then came the word of YHWH unto me, saying,
Eze 20:3 Son of man, speak * unto the elders of Yisra’el, and say unto them, Thus saith YHWH
Elohim; Are you come to enquire of me? As I live, saith YHWH Elohim, I will not be
enquired of by you.
Eze 20:4 Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge? cause them to know * the
abominations of their fathers:
Eze 20:5 And say unto them, Thus saith YHWH Elohim; In the day when I chose Yisra’el, and
lifted up my hand unto the seed of the house of Ya’akov, and made myself known unto them
in the land of Mitzrayim, when I lifted up my hand unto them, saying, I am YHWH your
Eze 20:6 In the day I lifted up my hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Mitzrayim
into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all
Eze 20:7 Then said I unto them, Cast you away every man the abominations of his eyes, and
defile not yourselves with the idols of Mitzrayim: I am YHWH your Elohim.
Eze 20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man
cast away * the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Mitzrayim:
then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the
midst of the land of Mitzrayim.
Eze 20:9 But I did it for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the nations,
among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them
forth out of the land of Mitzrayim.
Eze 20:10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Mitzrayim, and brought them
into the wilderness.
Eze 20:11 And I gave * them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, *
he shall even live in them.
Eze 20:12 Moreover also I gave * them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that
they might know that I am YHWH that sanctifies them.
Eze 20:13 But the house of Yisra’el rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my
statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, * he shall even live in them;
and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in
the wilderness, to consume them.
Eze 20:14 But I did it for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the nations, in
whose sight I brought them out.
Eze 20:15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them
into the land which I had given , flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
Eze 20:16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my
sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
Eze 20:17 Nevertheless my eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of
them in the wilderness.
Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the statutes of your
fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
Eze 20:19 I am YHWH your Elohim; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do
Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that you may
know that I am YHWH your Elohim.
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