1Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,2"Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."3He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?4For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' 5But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God"--6then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.7Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:8'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.9And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' " 10When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear and understand:11Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."12Then His disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"13But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.14Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."15Then Peter answered and said to Him, "Explain this parable to us."16So Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding?17Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.20These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
1Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2"Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.3Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tabernacle of meeting, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before the Lord continually; it shall be a statute forever in your generations.4He shall be in charge of the lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually.5"And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.6You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord.7And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an offering made by fire to the Lord.8Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the Lord continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.9And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the Lord made by fire, by a perpetual statute."10Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp.11And the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed; and so they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)12Then they put him in custody, that the mind of the Lord might be shown to them.13And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,14"Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.15Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.16And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death.17'Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.18Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, animal for animal.19If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him--20fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him.21And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.22You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the Lord your God.' "23Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him with stones. So the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.
1And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying,2"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord.3Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit;4but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.5What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.6And the sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you: for you, your male and female servants, your hired man, and the stranger who dwells with you,7for your livestock and the beasts that are in your land--all its produce shall be for food.8'And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.9Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land.10And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.11That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine.12For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.13'In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.14And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another.15According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you.16According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops.17Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.18'So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.19Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.20And if you say, "What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?"21Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.22And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.23'The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.24And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.25'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold.26Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,27then let him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession.28But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; and in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession.29If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it.30But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.31However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.32Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.33And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.34But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.35'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.36Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.37You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.38I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.39'And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.40As a hired servant and a sojourner he shall be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee.41And then he shall depart from you--he and his children with him--and shall return to his own family. He shall return to the possession of his fathers.42For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.43You shall not rule over him with rigor, but you shall fear your God.44And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have--from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.45Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property.46And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves. But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor.47'Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger's family,48after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him;49or his uncle or his uncle's son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.50Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The price of his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be according to the time of a hired servant for him.51If there are still many years remaining, according to them he shall repay the price of his redemption from the money with which he was bought.52And if there remain but a few years until the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, and according to his years he shall repay him the price of his redemption.53He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, and he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight.54And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee--he and his children with him.55For the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
1The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.2"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."3What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?4One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever.5The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, And hastens to the place where it arose.6The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit.7All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.8All things are full of labor; Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor the ear filled with hearing.9That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.10Is there anything of which it may be said, "See, this is new"? It has already been in ancient times before us.11There is no remembrance of former things, Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come By those who will come after.