33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex [1] him.

Other Translations of Leviticus 19:33

New International Version

33 " 'When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.

English Standard Version

33 "When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

The Message

33 "When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don't take advantage of him.

New King James Version

33 'And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him.

New Living Translation

33 "Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 19:33

Chapter Contents


There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, verse 35. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.