The Book of Leviticus details the rites, rules, laws, offerings, feasts and practices that God establishes with His chosen people. Along the way, Leviticus offers a fascinating perspective on the foundational civic and ethical principles of Western Civilization. Our magazine-style booklet contains the complete New International Version (NIV) of Leviticus. Our individual books of the Bible are great for school, Bible study and casual reading.
"He must make restitution in full"
The LORD said to Moses: “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the LORD by deceiving his neighbor about something entrusted to him or left in his care or stolen, or if he cheats him, or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or if he swears falsely, or if he commits any such sin that people may do— when he thus sins and becomes guilty, he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to him, or the lost property he found, or whatever it was he swore falsely about. He must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day he presents his guilt offering.
"Distinguish between the holy and the common"
You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean, and you must teach the Israelites all the decrees the LORD has given them through Moses.
"These are the ones you may eat"
Say to the Israelites: "Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud."
"Eye for eye, tooth for tooth"
If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death. Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life. If anyone injures his neighbor, whatever he has done must be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.
"I will keep my covenant with you"
I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.