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The third book of Moses, called Leviticus, chapter 24, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 24

New English Translation


   Regulations for the Lampstand and Table of Bread
   1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 "Command the Israelites to bring to you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually. 3 Outside the veil-canopy of the congregation in the Meeting Tent Aaron must arrange it from evening until morning before the LORD continually. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations. 4 On the ceremonially pure lampstand he must arrange the lamps before the LORD continually.
   5 "You must take choice wheat flour and bake twelve loaves; there must be two tenths of an ephah of flour in each loaf, 6 and you must set them in two rows, six in a row, on the ceremonially pure table before the LORD. 7 You must put pure frankincense on each row, and it will become a memorial portion for the bread, a gift to the LORD. 8 Each Sabbath day Aaron must arrange it before the LORD continually; this portion is from the Israelites as a perpetual covenant. 9 It will belong to Aaron and his sons, and they must eat it in a holy place because it is most holy to him, a perpetual allotted portion from the gifts of the LORD."
   A Case of Blaspheming the Name
   10 Now an Israelite woman's son whose father was an Egyptian went out among the Israelites, and the Israelite woman's son and an Israelite man had a fight in the camp. 11 The Israelite woman's son misused the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12 So they placed him in custody until they were able to make a clear legal decision for themselves based on words from the mouth of the LORD.
   13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 14 "Bring the one who cursed outside the camp, and all who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the whole congregation is to stone him to death. 15 Moreover, you are to tell the Israelites, 'If any man curses his God he will bear responsibility for his sin, 16 and one who misuses the name of the LORD must surely be put to death. The whole congregation must surely stone him, whether he is a foreigner or a native citizen; when he misuses the Name he must be put to death.
   17 "'If a man beats any person to death, he must be put to death. 18 One who beats an animal to death must make restitution for it, life for life. 19 If a man inflicts an injury on his fellow citizen, just as he has done it must be done to him - 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth - just as he inflicts an injury on another person that same injury must be inflicted on him. 21 One who beats an animal to death must make restitution for it, but one who beats a person to death must be put to death. 22 There will be one regulation for you, whether a foreigner or a native citizen, for I am the LORD your God.'"
   23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites and they brought the one who cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. So the Israelites did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James Version


   1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
   2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
   3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.
   4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.
   5 ¶ And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
   6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.
   7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
   8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
   9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute.
   10 ¶ And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;
   11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)
   12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
   13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
   14 Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
   15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
   16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.
   17 ¶ And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
   18 And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
   19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;
   20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
   21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.
   22 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.
   23 ¶ And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.
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