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Leviticus 24 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:3 - Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - He shall keep the lamps in order upon the lampstand of pure gold before the LORD continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 - "And you shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - And you shall set them in two rows, six in a row, upon the table of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - And you shall put pure frankincense with each row, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion to be offered by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:8 - Every sabbath day Aaron shall set it in order before the LORD continually on behalf of the people of Israel as a covenant for ever.
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 offerings by fire to the LORD, a perpetual due."
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 quarreled in the camp,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. And they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelo'mith, 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 declared to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:13 - And the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:14 - "Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:15 - And say to the people of Israel, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:16 - He who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall 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 - He who kills a man shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:18 - He who kills a beast shall make it good, life for life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - When a man causes a disfigurement in 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; as he has disfigured a man, he shall be disfigured.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:21 - He who kills a beast shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:22 - You shall have one law 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 him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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