Leviticus 24 NIV

Oil and Bread Set Before the LORD

24:1-3pp -- Ex 27:20-21

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 "Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.
      3 Outside the curtain of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the LORD from evening till morning, continually. This is to be a lasting ordinance1 for the generations to come.

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      4 The lamps on the pure gold lampstand2 before the LORD must be tended continually.

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      5 "Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves of bread,3 using two-tenths of an ephaha4 for each loaf.

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        • a 24:5 - That is, probably about 4 quarts (about 4.5 liters)
          6 Set them in two rows, six in each row, on the table of pure gold5 before the LORD.

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          7 Along each row put some pure incense6 as a memorial portion7 to represent the bread and to be an offering made to the LORD by fire.

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          8 This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly,8 Sabbath after Sabbath,9 on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.

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          9 It belongs to Aaron and his sons,10 who are to eat it in a holy place,11 because it is a most holy12 part of their regular share of the offerings made to the LORD by fire."

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          A Blasphemer Stoned

          10 Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite.

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              11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name13 with a curse;14 so they brought him to Moses.15 (His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)16

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              12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.17

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              13 Then the LORD said to Moses:
              14 "Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.18

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                  15 Say to the Israelites: 'If anyone curses his God,19 he will be held responsible;20

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                  16 anyone who blasphemes21 the name of the LORD must be put to death.22 The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death.

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                  17 " 'If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death.23

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                  18 Anyone who takes the life of someone's animal must make restitution24--life for life.

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                      19 If anyone injures his neighbor, whatever he has done must be done to him:
                      20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.25 As he has injured the other, so he is to be injured.

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                      21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution,26 but whoever kills a man must be put to death.27

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                          22 You are to have the same law for the alien28 and the native-born.29 I am the LORD your God.' "

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                          23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him.30 The Israelites did as the LORD commanded Moses.

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