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 18:4
 18:5
18:4 Follow My laws and be careful to keep My decrees, [for] I am God your Lord.
Et-mishpatay ta'asu ve'et-chukotay tishmeru lalechet bahem ani Adonay Eloheychem.
18:5 Keep My decrees and laws, since it is only by keeping them that a person can [truly] live. I am God.
Ushmartem et-chukotay ve'et-mishpatay asher ya'aseh otam ha'adam vachay bahem ani Adonay.



Commentary:

truly live
  (cf. Ralbag). This teaches that one may violate any commandment of the Torah to save a life (Yoma 88b). The only exceptions are the three cardinal sins: idolatry, murder, and sexual crimes (Sanhedrin 74a).





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