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Leviticus 24 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Olive Oil and Bread Set Before the Lord

(Exo 27:20, 21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:1 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:3 - Outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the LORD from evening till morning, continually. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD must be tended continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 - “Take the finest flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah[fn] for each loaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - Arrange them in two stacks, six in each stack, on the table of pure gold before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - By each stack put some pure incense as a memorial[fn] portion to represent the bread and to be a food offering presented to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:8 - This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:9 - It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is a most holy part of their perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the LORD.”

A Blasphemer Put to Death

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:10 - Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:13 - Then the LORD said to Moses:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:14 - “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:15 - Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who curses their God will be held responsible;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:16 - anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:17 - “ ‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:18 - Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - Anyone who injures their neighbor is to be injured in the same manner:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must suffer the same injury.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:21 - Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:22 - You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:23 - Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The Israelites did as the LORD commanded Moses.
NIV Footnotes
That is, probably about 7 pounds or about 3.2 kilograms
Or representative

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