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Leviticus 24 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Order the People of Israel to bring you virgin olive oil for light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually. 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 Aaron is in charge of keeping these lamps burning in front of the curtain that screens The Testimony in the Tent of Meeting from evening to morning continually before God. This is a perpetual decree down through the generations. 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 ordinance for the generations to come.
4 Aaron is responsible for keeping the lamps burning continually on the Lampstand of pure gold before God. 4 The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD must be tended continually.
5 "Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using about four quarts of flour to a loaf. 5 "Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf.
6 Arrange them in two rows of six each on the Table of pure gold before God. 6 Set them in two rows, six in each row, on the table of pure gold before the LORD.
7 Along each row spread pure incense, marking the bread as a memorial; it is a gift to God. 7 Along each row put some pure incense as a memorial portion to represent the bread and to be an offering made to the LORD by fire.
8 Regularly, every Sabbath, this bread is to be set before God, a perpetual covenantal response from Israel. 8 This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.
9 The bread then goes to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in a Holy Place. It is their most holy share from the gifts to God. This is a perpetual decree." 9 It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in a holy place, because it is a most holy part of their regular share of the offerings made to the LORD by fire."
10 One day the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites. A fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite. 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.
11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name of God and cursed. They brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan. 11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)
12 They put him in custody waiting for God's will to be revealed to them. 12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.
13 Then God spoke to Moses: 13 Then the LORD said to Moses:
14 "Take the blasphemer outside the camp. Have all those who heard him place their hands on his head; then have the entire congregation stone him. 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.
15 Then tell the Israelites, Anyone who curses God will be held accountable; 15 Say to the Israelites: 'If anyone curses his God, he will be held responsible;
16 anyone who blasphemes the Name of God must be put to death. The entire congregation must stone him. It makes no difference whether he is a foreigner or a native, if he blasphemes the Name, he will be put to death. 16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death.
17 "Anyone who hits and kills a fellow human must be put to death. 17 " 'If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death.
18 Anyone who kills someone's animal must make it good - a life for a life. 18 Anyone who takes the life of someone's animal must make restitution--life for life.
19 Anyone who injures his neighbor will get back the same as he gave: 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. What he did to hurt that person will be done to him. 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As he has injured the other, so he is to be injured.
21 Anyone who hits and kills an animal must make it good, but whoever hits and kills a fellow human will be put to death. 21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a man must be put to death.
22 And no double standards: the same rule goes for foreigners and natives. I am God, your God." 22 You are to have the same law for the alien and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.' "
23 Moses then spoke to the People of Israel. They brought the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The People of Israel followed the orders God had given Moses. 23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The Israelites did as the LORD commanded Moses.