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Leviticus 24:22

    Leviticus 24:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the sojourner, as for the home-born: for I am Jehovah your God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are to have the same law for a man of another nation living among you as for an Israelite; for I am the Lord your God.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the sojourner, as for the home-born: for I am Jehovah your God.

    World English Bible

    You shall have one kind of law, for the foreigner as well as the native-born: for I am Yahweh your God.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for the homeborn: for I am the LORD your God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 24:22

    Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger as for one of your own country - Equal laws, where each individual receives the same protection and the same privileges, are the boast only of a sound political constitution. He who respects and obeys the laws has a right to protection and support, and his person and property are as sacred in the sight of justice as the person and property of the prince. He who does not obey the laws of his country forfeits all right and title to protection and privilege; his own actions condemn him, and justice takes him up on the evidence of his own transgressions. He who does what is right need not fear the power of the civil magistrate, for he holds the sword only to punish transgressors. Universal obedience to the laws is the duty of every citizen; none can do more, none should do less: therefore each individual in a well regulated state must have equal rights and privileges in every thing that relates to the safety of his person, and the security of his property. Reader, such was the Mosaic code; such Is the British Constitution.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 24:22

    24:22 One law - That is, in matters of common right, but not as to church privileges.