Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday Knox: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 17-18

The Lord, too, spoke to Moses, bidding him give the whole company of Israel this message: You must be men set apart, as I am set apart, I, the Lord your God. 

Do not nurse resentment against thy brother; put thyself in the right by confronting him with his fault. Do not seek revenge, or bear a grudge for wrong done to thee by thy fellow-citizens; thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; thy Lord is his.*

Knox Note:
 ‘Thy neighbour’; literally, according to the Latin, ‘thy friend’, but cf. verse 13 above, where the Latin renders the same Hebrew word by ‘neighbour’, and Lk. 10.27.

The LORD said to Moses,
“Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them:
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.

“You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.
Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen,
do not incur sin because of him.
Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against any of your people.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the LORD.”

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