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Leviticus 24 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Lamps

(Exo 27:20, 21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:1 - The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:3 - Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before the LORD regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - He shall arrange the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold[fn] before the LORD regularly.

Bread for the Tabernacle

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 - “You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah[fn] shall be in each loaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - And you shall set them in two piles, six in a pile, on the table of pure gold[fn] before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - And you shall put pure frankincense on each pile, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion as a food offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:8 - Every Sabbath day Aaron shall arrange it before the LORD regularly; it is from the people of Israel as a covenant forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:9 - And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place, since it is for him a most holy portion out of the LORD’s food offerings, a perpetual due.”

Punishment for Blasphemy

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:10 - Now an Israelite woman’s son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel fought in the camp,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - and the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - And they put him in custody, till the will of the LORD should be clear to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:13 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:14 - “Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:15 - And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:16 - Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

An Eye for an Eye

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:17 - “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:18 - Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:21 - Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:22 - You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am the LORD your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:23 - So Moses spoke to the people of Israel, and they brought out of the camp the one who had cursed and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew the pure lampstand
An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
Hebrew the pure table

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