26“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.27What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.32“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.33But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.34“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.35For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—36a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’37“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.39Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.40“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.41Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.42And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
1On the eighth day Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.2He said to Aaron, “Take a bull calf for your sin offering and a ram for your burnt offering, both without defect, and present them before the LORD.3Then say to the Israelites: ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, a calf and a lamb—both a year old and without defect—for a burnt offering,4and an ox and a ram for a fellowship offering to sacrifice before the LORD, together with a grain offering mixed with olive oil. For today the LORD will appear to you.’ ”5They took the things Moses commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the entire assembly came near and stood before the LORD.6Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the LORD may appear to you.”7Moses said to Aaron, “Come to the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and the people; sacrifice the offering that is for the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD has commanded.”8So Aaron came to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for himself.9His sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.10On the altar he burned the fat, the kidneys and the long lobe of the liver from the sin offering, as the LORD commanded Moses;11the flesh and the hide he burned up outside the camp.12Then he slaughtered the burnt offering. His sons handed him the blood, and he splashed it against the sides of the altar.13They handed him the burnt offering piece by piece, including the head, and he burned them on the altar.14He washed the internal organs and the legs and burned them on top of the burnt offering on the altar.15Aaron then brought the offering that was for the people. He took the goat for the people’s sin offering and slaughtered it and offered it for a sin offering as he did with the first one.16He brought the burnt offering and offered it in the prescribed way.17He also brought the grain offering, took a handful of it and burned it on the altar in addition to the morning’s burnt offering.18He slaughtered the ox and the ram as the fellowship offering for the people. His sons handed him the blood, and he splashed it against the sides of the altar.19But the fat portions of the ox and the ram—the fat tail, the layer of fat, the kidneys and the long lobe of the liver—20these they laid on the breasts, and then Aaron burned the fat on the altar.21Aaron waved the breasts and the right thigh before the LORD as a wave offering, as Moses commanded.22Then Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed them. And having sacrificed the sin offering, the burnt offering and the fellowship offering, he stepped down.23Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people.24Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.
1Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command.2So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.3Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: “ ‘Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.’ ” Aaron remained silent.4Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan, sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel, and said to them, “Come here; carry your cousins outside the camp, away from the front of the sanctuary.”5So they came and carried them, still in their tunics, outside the camp, as Moses ordered.6Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the LORD has destroyed by fire.7Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting or you will die, because the LORD’s anointing oil is on you.” So they did as Moses said.8Then the LORD said to Aaron,9“You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,10so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,11and so you can teach the Israelites all the decrees the LORD has given them through Moses.”12Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, “Take the grain offering left over from the food offerings prepared without yeast and presented to the LORD and eat it beside the altar, for it is most holy.13Eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is your share and your sons’ share of the food offerings presented to the LORD; for so I have been commanded.14But you and your sons and your daughters may eat the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. Eat them in a ceremonially clean place; they have been given to you and your children as your share of the Israelites’ fellowship offerings.15The thigh that was presented and the breast that was waved must be brought with the fat portions of the food offerings, to be waved before the LORD as a wave offering. This will be the perpetual share for you and your children, as the LORD has commanded.”16When Moses inquired about the goat of the sin offering and found that it had been burned up, he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, and asked,17“Why didn’t you eat the sin offering in the sanctuary area? It is most holy; it was given to you to take away the guilt of the community by making atonement for them before the LORD.18Since its blood was not taken into the Holy Place, you should have eaten the goat in the sanctuary area, as I commanded.”19Aaron replied to Moses, “Today they sacrificed their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, but such things as this have happened to me. Would the LORD have been pleased if I had eaten the sin offering today?”20When Moses heard this, he was satisfied.
6Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies;7for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost.“Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.8You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.
19Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:20Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,21for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
22Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.23Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.24The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.25May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
26My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,27for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.28Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
29Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?30Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.31Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!32In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.33Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things.34You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.35“They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”