1When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you;2And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite.3Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.4Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease5Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.6Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies;7For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.8The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words.9Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.10Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;11For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you.12Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to words of knowledge.13Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.14You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell. 15My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice--indeed, I myself;16Yes, my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak right things.17Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;18For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.19Hear, my son, and be wise; And guide your heart in the way20Do not mix with winebibbers, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;21For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags22Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.23Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.24The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.25Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.26My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways.27For a harlot is a deep pit, And a seductress is a narrow well.28She also lies in wait as for a victim, And increases the unfaithful among men.29Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?30Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine.31Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly;32At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper.33Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things.34Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:35"They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?"
26Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.27"Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.29Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.32"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.33But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.34"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.35For I have come to 'set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';36and 'a man's enemies will be those of his own household.' 37He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.38And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.39He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.40"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.41He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.42And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
1It came to pass on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.2And he said to Aaron, "Take for yourself a young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the Lord.3And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, 'Take a kid of the goats as a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering,4also a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today the Lord will appear to you.' "5So they brought what Moses commanded before the tabernacle of meeting. And all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord.6Then Moses said, "This is the thing which the Lord commanded you to do, and the glory of the Lord will appear to you."7And Moses said to Aaron, "Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the Lord commanded."8Aaron therefore went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.9Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood, put it on the horns of the altar, and poured the blood at the base of the altar.10But the fat, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe from the liver of the sin offering he burned on the altar, as the Lord had commanded Moses.11The flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp.12And he killed the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar.13Then they presented the burnt offering to him, with its pieces and head, and he burned them on the altar.14And he washed the entrails and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.15Then he brought the people's offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin, like the first one.16And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the prescribed manner.17Then he brought the grain offering, took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar, besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.18He also killed the bull and the ram as sacrifices of peace offerings, which were for the people. And Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar,19and the fat from the bull and the ram--the fatty tail, what covers the entrails and the kidneys, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver;20and they put the fat on the breasts. Then he burned the fat on the altar;21but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved as a wave offering before the Lord, as Moses had commanded.22Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and peace offerings.23And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of meeting, and came out and blessed the people. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people,24and fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
1Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.2So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.3And Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the Lord spoke, saying: 'By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people I must be glorified.' " So Aaron held his peace.4And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, "Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp."5So they went near and carried them by their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.6And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, "Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the people. But let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the Lord has kindled.7You shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you." And they did according to the word of Moses.8Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying:9"Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations,10that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean,11and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them by the hand of Moses."12And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left: "Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings made by fire to the Lord, and eat it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most holy.13You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due, of the sacrifices made by fire to the Lord; for so I have been commanded.14The breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a clean place, you, your sons, and your daughters with you; for they are your due and your sons' due, which are given from the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.15The thigh of the heave offering and the breast of the wave offering they shall bring with the offerings of fat made by fire, to offer as a wave offering before the Lord. And it shall be yours and your sons' with you, by a statute forever, as the Lord has commanded."16Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was--burned up. And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,17"Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a holy place, since it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord?18See! Its blood was not brought inside the holy place; indeed you should have eaten it in a holy place, as I commanded."19And Aaron said to Moses, "Look, this day they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, and such things have befallen me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the sight of the Lord?"20So when Moses heard that, he was content.