21"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.'22But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.23Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,24leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.25Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.26Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.27"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' 28But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.29If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.31"Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'32But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.33"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'34But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;35nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.36Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.37But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.38"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' 39But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.40If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.41And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.42Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.43"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'44But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?47And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?48Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
1"You shall make an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood.2A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width--it shall be square--and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.3And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around, and its horns with pure gold; and you shall make for it a molding of gold all around.4Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the molding on both its sides. You shall place them on its two sides, and they will be holders for the poles with which to bear it.5You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.6And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you.7Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.8And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations.9You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.10And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord."11Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:12"When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for himself to the Lord, when you number them, that there may be no plague among them when you number them.13This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to the Lord.14Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the Lord.15The rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when you give an offering to the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.16And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves."17Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:18"You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base also of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. And you shall put water in it,19for Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in water from it.20When they go into the tabernacle of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the Lord, they shall wash with water, lest they die.21So they shall wash their hands and their feet, lest they die. And it shall be a statute forever to them--to him and his descendants throughout their generations."22Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:23"Also take for yourself quality spices--five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane,24five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.25And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.26With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the ark of the Testimony;27the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense;28the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base.29You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them must be holy. 30And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests.31And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.32It shall not be poured on man's flesh; nor shall you make any other like it, according to its composition. It is holy, and it shall be holy to you.33Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on an outsider, shall be cut off from his people.' "34And the Lord said to Moses: "Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each.35You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.36And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you.37But as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its composition. It shall be to you holy for the Lord.38Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people."
1Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2"See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.3And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,4to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze,5in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.6And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:7the tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle--8the table and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,9the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base--10the garments of ministry, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests,11and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the holy place. According to all that I have commanded you they shall do."12And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,13"Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.14You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.15Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.16Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.17It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.' "18And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
1Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."2And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."3So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.4And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!"5So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord."6Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.7And the Lord said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!' "9And the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!10Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation."11Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, and said: "Lord, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?12Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.' " 14So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.15And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written.16Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.17And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is a noise of war in the camp."18But he said: "It is not the noise of the shout of victory, Nor the noise of the cry of defeat, But the sound of singing I hear."19So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.20Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.21And Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?"22So Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord become hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.23For they said to me, 'Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'24And I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out."25Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies),26then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the Lord's side--come to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.27And he said to them, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.' "28So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.29Then Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother."30Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."31Then Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold!32Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written."33And the Lord said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.34Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin."35So the Lord plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made.
1The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.2He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.3In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them.4Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.5A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.6A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands.7Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.9Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is favor.10The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.11The house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish.12There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.13Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And the end of mirth may be grief.14The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above. 15The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.16A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.17A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.18The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.19The evil will bow before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.20The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, But the rich has many friends.21He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.22Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.23In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.24The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly.25A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.26In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.28In a multitude of people is a king's honor, But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.29He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly.30A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.31He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.32The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.33Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.34Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.35The king's favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame.