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Leviticus 24 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Care of the Tabernacle Lamps
The Punishment for Blasphemy
(Ex. 27:20, 21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - “Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:3 - “Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tabernacle of meeting, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a statute forever in your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - “He shall be in charge of the lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.
The Bread of the Tabernacle
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 - “And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - “You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - “And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:8 - “Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:9 - “And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the LORD made by fire, by a perpetual statute.”
The Penalty for Blasphemy
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:10 - Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - And the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the name of the LORD and cursed; and so 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 - Then they put him in custody, that the mind of the LORD might be shown to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:13 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:14 - “Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:15 - “Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:16 - ‘And whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:17 - ‘Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:18 - ‘Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, animal for animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - ‘If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him—
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - ‘fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:21 - ‘And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:22 - ‘You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the LORD your God.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:23 - Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him with stones. So the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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