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Leviticus 24 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Pure Oil and Holy Bread
(Exo 27:20, 21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:1 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:3 - This is the lampstand that stands in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.[fn] Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the LORD’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - Aaron and the priests must tend the lamps on the pure gold lampstand continually in the LORD’s presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 - “You must bake twelve loaves of bread from choice flour, using four quarts[fn] of flour for each loaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - Place the bread before the LORD on the pure gold table, and arrange the loaves in two rows, with six loaves in each row.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - Put some pure frankincense near each row to serve as a representative offering, a special gift presented to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:8 - Every Sabbath day this bread must be laid out before the LORD. The bread is to be received from the people of Israel as a requirement of the eternal covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:9 - The loaves of bread will belong to Aaron and his descendants, who must eat them in a sacred place, for they are most holy. It is the permanent right of the priests to claim this portion of the special gifts presented to the LORD.”
An Example of Just Punishment
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:10 - One day a man who had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father came out of his tent and got into a fight with one of the Israelite men.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - During the fight, this son of an Israelite woman blasphemed the Name of the LORD[fn] with a curse. So the man was brought to Moses for judgment. His mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - They kept the man in custody until the LORD’s will in the matter should become 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, and tell all those who heard the curse to lay their hands on his head. Then let the entire community stone him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:15 - Say to the people of Israel: Those who curse their God will be punished for their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:16 - Anyone who blasphemes the Name of the LORD must be stoned to death by the whole community of Israel. Any native-born Israelite or foreigner among you who blasphemes the Name of the LORD must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:17 - “Anyone who takes another person’s life must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:18 - “Anyone who kills another person’s animal must pay for it in full—a live animal for the animal that was killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - “Anyone who injures another person must be dealt with according to the injury inflicted—
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - a fracture for a fracture, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Whatever anyone does to injure another person must be paid back in kind.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:21 - “Whoever kills an animal must pay for it in full, but whoever kills another person must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:22 - “This same standard applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you. I am the LORD your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:23 - After Moses gave all these instructions to the Israelites, they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him to death. The Israelites did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew in the Tent of Meeting, outside the inner curtain of the Testimony; see note on 16:13.
Hebrew 2/10 of an ephah [4.4 liters].
Hebrew the Name; also in 24:16b.

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