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19:1 First Reading
God spoke to Moses, telling him to
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.
19:2 speak to the entire Israelite community and say to them:

You must be holy, since I am God your Lord [and] I am holy.
Daber el-kol-adat beney-Yisra'el ve'amarta alehem kedoshim tiheyu ki kadosh ani Adonay Eloheychem.

19:3 Every person must respect his mother and father, and keep My Sabbaths. I am God your Lord.
Ish imo ve'aviv tira'u ve'et-Shabtotay tishmoru ani Adonay Eloheychem.



Commentary:

respect
  (cf. Kiddushin 31a). Literally, 'fear' or 'reverence.'

keep My Sabbaths
  Even if a parent tells one to violate it (Yevamoth 5b). The same is true of all other commandments (Bava Metzia 32a).





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