Leviticus 24



1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2 Command the sons of Israel that they take to thee pure olive oil, beaten for the light, to cause the flame of the lamp to go·​·up* continually.

3 Outside the veil of the testimony, in the Tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron arrange it from the evening to the morning before Jehovah continually; it shall be an eternal statute to your generations.

4 He shall arrange the lamps upon the pure* lampstand before Jehovah continually.

5 And thou shalt take flour, and bake it, twelve cakes, two tenths shall be one cake.

6 And thou shalt set them in two arrays, six in an array, upon a clean table before Jehovah.

7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense on each array, and it shall be on the bread for a memorial, even a fire·​·offering to Jehovah.

8 In the day of the Sabbath, in the day of the Sabbath, he shall arrange it before Jehovah continually, being taken from the sons of Israel by an eternal covenant.

9 And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; and they shall eat it in the holy place; for it is a holy of holies to him of the fire·​·offerings of Jehovah by an eternal statute.

10 And the son of a woman, an Israelitess, and he was the son of an Egyptian man, went·​·out in the midst of the sons of Israel; and the son of the Israelitess and an Israelite man quarreled in the camp;

11 and the son of the woman, the Israelitess, cursed the name, and reviled it. And they brought him to Moses; and the name of his mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan,

12 and they placed him under guard, that the mouth of Jehovah might be made·​·clear to them.

13 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

14 Bring·​·out the reviling one to outside the camp; and let all that heard lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

15 And to the sons of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, A man, a man that reviles his God shall bear his sin.

16 And he who curses the name of Jehovah, dying he shall be made to die; all the congregation stoning shall stone him; as the sojourner, as the native, when he curses the name, he shall be made to die.

17 And a man when he smites any soul of man, dying he shall be·​·put·​·to·​·death.

18 And he who smites the soul of a beast shall repay it, a soul in·​·return·​·for a soul.

19 And if a man put a blemish on his fellow·​·man; as he has done, so shall it be done to him;

20 breaking in·​·return·​·for breaking, eye in·​·return·​·for eye, tooth in·​·return·​·for tooth; as he has put a blemish on the man, so shall it be put on him.

21 And he who smites a beast, he shall repay it; and he who smites man*, he shall be put·​·to·​·death.

22 You shall have one judgment, for the sojourner, as for the native born; for I am Jehovah your God.

23 And Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, that they should bring·​·out the reviling one to outside the camp, and stone him with stones. And the sons of Israel did as Jehovah commanded Moses.


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.