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Leviticus

 

1:1 Now Yahweh called to Moses, and spoke to

him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying,

1:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When any one of you brings an offering to

Yahweh, you shall bring your offering of the

livestock-of the herd and of the flock.

1:3 'If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the

herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he

shall offer it of his own free will at the door of

the tabernacle of meeting before Yahweh.

1:4 'Then he shall put his hand on the head of the

burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his

behalf to make atonement for him.

1:5 'He shall kill the bull before Yahweh; and the

priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood and

sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is

by the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

1:6 'And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut

it into its pieces.

1:7 'The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on

the altar, and lay the wood in order on the fire.

1:8 'Then the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the

parts, the head, and the fat in order on the wood

that is on the fire upon the altar;

1:9 'but he shall wash its entrails and its legs with

water. And the priest shall burn all on the altar as

a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a

sweet aroma to Yahweh.

1:10 'If his offering is of the flocks-of the sheep

or of the goats-as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring

a male without blemish.

1:11 'He shall kill it on the north side of the altar

before Yahweh; and the priests, Aaron's sons,

shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.

1:12 'And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its

head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in

order on the wood that is on the fire upon the

altar;

1:13 'but he shall wash the entrails and the legs

with water. Then the priest shall bring it all and

burn it on the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an

offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Yahweh.

1:14 'And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to

Yahweh is of birds, then he shall bring his

offering of turtledoves or young pigeons.

1:15 'The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring

off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood

shall be drained out at the side of the altar.

1:16 'And he shall remove its crop with its

feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east

side, into the place for ashes.

1:17 'Then he shall split it at its wings, but shall

not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn

it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It

is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a

sweet aroma to Yahweh.

 

Leviticus 2:

2:1 'When anyone offers a grain offering to

Yahweh, his offering shall be of fine flour. And

he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.

2:2 'He shall bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests,

one of whom shall take from it his handful of

fine flour and oil with all the frankincense. And

the priest shall burn it as a memorial on the altar,

an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to

Yahweh.

2:3 'The rest of the grain offering shall be

Aaron's and his sons'. It is most holy of the

offerings to Yahweh made by fire.

2:4 'And if you bring as an offering a grain

offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened

cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened

wafers anointed with oil.

2:5 'But if your offering is a grain offering baked

in a pan, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened,

mixed with oil.

2:6 'You shall break it in pieces and pour oil on

it; it is a grain offering.

2:7 'If your offering is a grain offering baked in

a covered pan, it shall be made of fine flour with

oil.

2:8 'You shall bring the grain offering that is

made of these things to Yahweh. And when it is

presented to the priest, he shall bring it to the

altar.

2:9 'Then the priest shall take from the grain

offering a memorial portion, and burn it on the

altar. It is an offering made by fire, a sweet

aroma to Yahweh.

2:10 'And what is left of the grain offering shall

be Aaron's and his sons'. It is most holy of the

offerings to Yahweh made by fire.

2:11 'No grain offering which you bring to

Yahweh shall be made with leaven, for you shall

burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to

Yahweh made by fire.

2:12 'As for the offering of the firstfruits, you

shall offer them to Yahweh, but they shall not be

burned on the altar for a sweet aroma.

2:13 'And every offering of your grain offering

you shall season with salt; you shall not allow

the salt of the covenant of your God to be

lacking from your grain offering. With all your

offerings you shall offer salt.

2:14 'If you offer a grain offering of your

firstfruits to Yahweh, you shall offer for the

grain offering of your firstfruits green heads of

grain roasted on the fire, grain beaten from full

heads.

2:15 'And you shall put oil on it, and lay

frankincense on it. It is a grain offering.

2:16 'Then the priest shall burn the memorial

portion: part of its beaten grain and part of its oil,

with all the frankincense, as an offering made by

fire to Yahweh.

 

Leviticus 3:

3:1 'When his offering is a sacrifice of a peace

offering, if he offers it of the herd, whether male

or female, he shall offer it without blemish

before Yahweh.

3:2 'And he shall lay his hand on the head of his

offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle

of meeting; and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall

sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.

3:3 'Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the

peace offering an offering made by fire to

Yahweh. The fat that covers the entrails and all

the fat that is on the entrails,

3:4 'the two kidneys and the fat that is on them

by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the

liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

3:5 'and Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar

upon the burnt sacrifice, which is on the wood

that is on the fire, as an offering made by fire, a

sweet aroma to Yahweh.

3:6 'If his offering as a sacrifice of a peace

offering to Yahweh is of the flock, whether male

or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

3:7 'If he offers a lamb as his offering, then he

shall offer it before Yahweh.

3:8 'And he shall lay his hand on the head of his

offering, and kill it before the tabernacle of

meeting; and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its

blood all around on the altar.

3:9 'Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the

peace offering, as an offering made by fire to the

YAHWEH, its fat and the whole fat tail which he

shall remove close to the backbone. And the fat

that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on

the entrails,

3:10 'the two kidneys and the fat that is on them

by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the

liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

3:11 'and the priest shall burn them on the altar

as food, an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

3:12 'And if his offering is a goat, then he shall

offer it before Yahweh.

3:13 'He shall lay his hand on its head and kill it

before the tabernacle of meeting; and the sons of

Aaron shall sprinkle its blood all around on the

altar.

3:14 'Then he shall offer from it his offering, as

an offering made by fire to Yahweh. The fat that

covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the

entrails,

3:15 'the two kidneys and the fat that is on them

by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the

liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

3:16 'and the priest shall burn them on the altar

as food, an offering made by fire for a sweet

aroma; all the fat is Yahweh’s.

3:17 'This shall be a perpetual statute throughout

your generations in all your dwellings: you shall

eat neither fat nor blood.'

 

Leviticus 4:

4:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

4:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a

person sins unintentionally against any of the

commandments of Yahweh in anything which

ought not to be done, and does any of them,

4:3 'if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on

the people, then let him offer to Yahweh for his

sin which he has sinned a young bull without

blemish as a sin offering.

4:4 'He shall bring the bull to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting before Yahweh, lay his

hand on the bull's head, and kill the bull before

Yahweh.

4:5 'Then the anointed priest shall take some of

the bull's blood and bring it to the tabernacle of

meeting.

4:6 'The priest shall dip his finger in the blood

and sprinkle some of the blood seven times

before Yahweh, in front of the veil of the

sanctuary.

4:7 'And the priest shall put some of the blood on

the horns of the altar of sweet incense before

Yahweh, which is in the tabernacle of meeting;

and he shall pour the remaining blood of the bull

at the base of the altar of the burnt offering,

which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

4:8 'He shall take from it all the fat of the bull as

the sin offering. The fat that covers the entrails

and all the fat which is on the entrails,

4:9 'the two kidneys and the fat that is on them

by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the

liver above the kidneys, he shall remove,

4:10 'as it was taken from the bull of the sacrifice

of the peace offering; and the priest shall burn

them on the altar of the burnt offering.

4:11 'But the bull's hide and all its flesh, with its

head and legs, its entrails and offal-

4:12 'the whole bull he shall carry outside the

camp to a clean place, where the ashes are

poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where

the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.

4:13 'Now if the whole congregation of Israel

sins unintentionally, and the thing is hidden from

the eyes of the assembly, and they have done

something against any of the commandments of

Yahweh in anything which should not be done,

and are guilty;

4:14 'when the sin which they have committed

becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a

young bull for the sin, and bring it before the

tabernacle of meeting.

4:15 'And the elders of the congregation shall lay

their hands on the head of the bull before

Yahweh. Then the bull shall be killed before

Yahweh.

4:16 'The anointed priest shall bring some of the

bull's blood to the tabernacle of meeting.

4:17 'Then the priest shall dip his finger in the

blood and sprinkle it seven times before

Yahweh, in front of the veil.

4:18 'And he shall put some of the blood on the

horns of the altar which is before Yahweh, which

is in the tabernacle of meeting; and he shall pour

the remaining blood at the base of the altar of

burnt offering, which is at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting.

4:19 'He shall take all the fat from it and burn it

on the altar.

4:20 'And he shall do with the bull as he did with

the bull as a sin offering; thus he shall do with it.

So the priest shall make atonement for them, and

it shall be forgiven them.

4:21 'Then he shall carry the bull outside the

camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull. It is

a sin offering for the assembly.

4:22 'When a ruler has sinned, and done

something unintentionally against any of the

commandments of Yahweh his God in anything

which should not be done, and is guilty,

4:23 'or if his sin which he has committed comes

to his knowledge, he shall bring as his offering a

kid of the goats, a male without blemish.

4:24 'And he shall lay his hand on the head of the

goat, and kill it at the place where they kill the

burnt offering before Yahweh. It is a sin

offering.

4:25 'The priest shall take some of the blood of

the sin offering with his finger, put it on the

horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour its

blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering.

4:26 'And he shall burn all its fat on the altar,

like the fat of the sacrifice of the peace offering.

So the priest shall make atonement for him

concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

4:27 'If anyone of the common people sins

unintentionally by doing something against any

of the commandments of Yahweh in anything

which ought not to be done, and is guilty,

4:28 'or if his sin which he has committed comes

to his knowledge, then he shall bring as his

offering a kid of the goats, a female without

blemish, for his sin which he has committed.

4:29 'And he shall lay his hand on the head of the

sin offering, and kill the sin offering at the place

of the burnt offering.

4:30 'Then the priest shall take some of its blood

with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of

burnt offering, and pour all the remaining blood

at the base of the altar.

4:31 'He shall remove all its fat, as fat is

removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering;

and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a sweet

aroma to Yahweh. So the priest shall make

atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

4:32 'If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he

shall bring a female without blemish.

4:33 'Then he shall lay his hand on the head of

the sin offering, and kill it as a sin offering at the

place where they kill the burnt offering.

4:34 'The priest shall take some of the blood of

the sin offering with his finger, put it on the

horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour all

the remaining blood at the base of the altar.

4:35 'He shall remove all its fat, as the fat of the

lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace

offering. Then the priest shall burn it on the altar,

according to the offerings made by fire to

Yahweh. So the priest shall make atonement for

his sin that he has committed, and it shall be

forgiven him.

 

Leviticus 5:

5:1 'If a person sins in hearing the utterance of an

oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or

known of the matter-if he does not tell it, he

bears guilt.

5:2 'Or if a person touches any unclean [disease

promoting] thing, whether it is the carcass of an

unclean [disease promoting] beast, or the carcass

of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean

creeping things, and he is unaware of it, he also

shall be unclean and guilty.

5:3 'Or if he touches human uncleannesswhatever

uncleanness with which a man may be

defiled, and he is unaware of it- when he realizes

it, then he shall be guilty.

5:4 'Or if a person swears, speaking

thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do

good, whatever it is that a man may pronounce

by an oath, and he is unaware of it-when he

realizes it, then he shall be guilty in any of these

matters.

5:5 'And it shall be, when he is guilty in any of

these matters, that he shall confess that he has

sinned in that thing;

5:6 'and he shall bring his trespass offering to

Yahweh for his sin which he has committed, a

female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the

goats as a sin offering. So the priest shall make

atonement for him concerning his sin.

5:7 'If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he

shall bring to Yahweh, for his trespass which he

has committed, two turtledoves or two young

pigeons: one as a sin offering and the other as a

burnt offering.

5:8 'And he shall bring them to the priest, who

shall offer that which is for the sin offering first,

and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not

divide it completely.

5:9 'Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood of

the sin offering on the side of the altar, and the

rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base

of the altar. It is a sin offering.

5:10 'And he shall offer the second as a burnt

offering according to the prescribed manner. So

the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for

his sin which he has committed, and it shall be

forgiven him.

5:11 'But if he is not able to bring two

turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he who

sinned shall bring for his offering one-tenth of an

ephah of fine flour as a sin offering. He shall put

no oil on it, nor shall he put frankincense on it,

for it is a sin offering.

5:12 'Then he shall bring it to the priest, and the

priest shall take his handful of it as a memorial

portion, and burn it on the altar to Yahweh. It is

a sin offering.

5:13 'The priest shall make atonement for him,

for his sin that he has committed in any of these

matters; and it shall be forgiven him. The rest

shall be the priest's as a grain offering.' "

5:14 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

5:15 "If a person commits a trespass, and sins

unintentionally in regard to the holy things of

Yahweh, then he shall bring to Yahweh as his

trespass offering a ram without blemish from the

flocks, with your valuation in shekels of silver

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, as a

trespass offering.

5:16 "And he shall make restitution for the harm

that he has done in regard to the holy thing, and

shall add one-fifth to it and give it to the priest.

So the priest shall make atonement for him with

the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be

forgiven him.

5:17 "If a person sins, and commits any of these

things which are forbidden to be done by the

commandments of Yahweh, though he does not

know it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his

iniquity.

5:18 "And he shall bring to the priest a ram

without blemish from the flock, with your

valuation, as a trespass offering. So the priest

shall make atonement for him regarding his

ignorance in which he erred and did not know it,

and it shall be forgiven him.

5:19 "It is a trespass offering; he has certainly

trespassed against Yahweh."

6:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

6:2 "If a person sins and commits a trespass

against Yahweh by lying to his neighbor about

what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or

about a pledge, or about a robbery, or if he has

extorted from his neighbor,

6:3 "or if he has found what was lost and lies

concerning it, and swears falsely-in any one of

these things that a man may do in which he sins:

6:4 "then it shall be, because he has sinned and is

guilty, that he shall restore what he has stolen, or

the thing which he has extorted, or what was

delivered to him for safekeeping, or the lost

thing which he found,

6:5 "or all that about which he has sworn falsely.

He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more

to it, and give it to whomever it belongs, on the

day of his trespass offering.

6:6 "And he shall bring his trespass offering to

Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock,

with your valuation, as a trespass offering, to the

priest.

6:7 "So the priest shall make atonement for him

before Yahweh, and he shall be forgiven for any

one of these things that he may have done in

which he trespasses."

6:8 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

6:9 "Command Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This

is the law of the burnt offering: The burnt

offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all

night until morning, and the fire of the altar shall

be kept burning on it.

6:10 'And the priest shall put on his linen

garment, and his linen trousers he shall put on

his body, and take up the ashes of the burnt

offering which the fire has consumed on the

altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

6:11 'Then he shall take off his garments, put on

other garments, and carry the ashes outside the

camp to a clean place.

6:12 'And the fire on the altar shall be kept

burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the

priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and

lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall

burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.

6:13 'A fire shall always be burning on the altar;

it shall never go out.

6:14 'This is the law of the grain offering: The

sons of Aaron shall offer it on the altar before

Yahweh.

6:15 'He shall take from it his handful of the fine

flour of the grain offering, with its oil, and all the

frankincense which is on the grain offering, and

shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma, as a

memorial to Yahweh.

6:16 'And the remainder of it Aaron and his sons

shall eat; with unleavened bread it shall be eaten

in a holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of

meeting they shall eat it.

6:17 'It shall not be baked with leaven. I have

given it as their portion of My offerings made by

fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the

trespass offering.

6:18 'All the males among the children of Aaron

may eat it. It shall be a statute forever in your

generations concerning the offerings made by

fire to Yahweh. Everyone who touches them

must be holy.' "

6:19 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

6:20 "This is the offering of Aaron and his sons,

which they shall offer to Yahweh, beginning on

the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an

ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half

of it in the morning and half of it at night.

6:21 "It shall be made in a pan with oil. When it

is mixed, you shall bring it in. The baked pieces

of the grain offering you shall offer for a sweet

aroma to Yahweh.

6:22 "The priest from among his sons, who is

anointed in his place, shall offer it. It is a statute

forever to Yahweh. It shall be wholly burned.

6:23 "For every grain offering for the priest shall

be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten."

6:24 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

6:25 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying,

'This is the law of the sin offering: In the place

where the burnt offering is killed, the sin offering

shall be killed before Yahweh. It is most holy.

6:26 'The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it.

In a holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of

the tabernacle of meeting.

6:27 'Everyone who touches its flesh must be

holy. And when its blood is sprinkled on any

garment, you shall wash that on which it was

sprinkled, in a holy place.

6:28 'But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled

shall be broken. And if it is boiled in a bronze

pot, it shall be both scoured and rinsed in water.

6:29 'All the males among the priests may eat it.

It is most holy.

6:30 'But no sin offering from which any of the

blood is brought into the tabernacle of meeting,

to make atonement in the holy place, shall be

eaten. It shall be burned in the fire.

 

Leviticus 7:

7:1 'Likewise this is the law of the trespass

offering (it is most holy):

7:2 'In the place where they kill the burnt

offering they shall kill the trespass offering. And

its blood he shall sprinkle all around on the altar.

7:3 'And he shall offer from it all its fat. The fat

tail and the fat that covers the entrails,

7:4 'the two kidneys and the fat that is on them

by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the

liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

7:5 'and the priest shall burn them on the altar as

an offering made by fire to Yahweh. It is a

trespass offering.

7:6 'Every male among the priests may eat it. It

shall be eaten in a holy place. It is most holy.

7:7 'The trespass offering is like the sin offering;

there is one law for them both: the priest who

makes atonement with it shall have it.

7:8 'And the priest who offers anyone's burnt

offering, that priest shall have for himself the

skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.

7:9 'Also every grain offering that is baked in the

oven and all that is prepared in the covered pan,

or in a pan, shall be the priest's who offers it.

7:10 'Every grain offering, whether mixed with

oil, or dry, shall belong to all the sons of Aaron,

to one as much as the other.

7:11 'This is the law of the sacrifice of peace

offerings which he shall offer to Yahweh:

7:12 'If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he

shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened

wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended

flour mixed with oil.

7:13 'Besides the cakes, as his offering he shall

offer leavened bread with the sacrifice of

thanksgiving of his peace offering.

7:14 'And from it he shall offer one cake from

each offering as a heave offering to Yahweh. It

shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood

of the peace offering.

7:15 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace

offering for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same

day it is offered. He shall not leave any of it until

morning.

7:16 'But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow

or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same

day that he offers his sacrifice; but on the next

day the remainder of it also may be eaten;

7:17 'the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice

on the third day must be burned with fire.

7:18 'And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of

his peace offering is eaten at all on the third day,

it shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to

him; it shall be an abomination to him who

offers it, and the person who eats of it shall bear

guilt.

7:19 'The flesh that touches any unclean [disease

promoting] thing shall not be eaten. It shall be

burned with fire. And as for the clean flesh, all

who are clean may eat of it.

7:20 'But the person who eats the flesh of the

sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs to

Yahweh, while he is unclean, that person shall be

cut off from his people.

7:21 'Moreover the person who touches any

unclean [disease promoting] thing, such as

human uncleanness, an unclean [disease

promoting] animal, or any abominable unclean

thing, and who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of

the peace offering that belongs to Yahweh, that

person shall be cut off from his people.' "

7:22 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

7:23 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

'You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

7:24 'And the fat of an animal that dies naturally,

and the fat of what is torn by wild beasts, may be

used in any way but you shall by no means eat it.

7:25 'For whoever eats the fat of the animal of

which men offer an offering made by fire to

Yahweh, the person who eats it shall be cut off

from his people.

7:26 'Moreover you shall not eat any blood in

any of your dwellings, whether of bird or beast.

7:27 'Whoever eats any blood, that person shall

be cut off from his people.' "

7:28 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

7:29 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'He

who offers the sacrifice of his peace offering to

Yahweh shall bring his offering to Yahweh from

the sacrifice of his peace offering.

7:30 'His own hands shall bring the offerings

made by fire to Yahweh. The fat with the breast

he shall bring, that the breast may be waved as a

wave offering before Yahweh.

7:31 'And the priest shall burn the fat on the

altar, but the breast shall be Aaron's and his

sons'.

7:32 'Also the right thigh you shall give to the

priest as a heave offering from the sacrifices of

your peace offerings.

7:33 'He among the sons of Aaron, who offers

the blood of the peace offering and the fat, shall

have the right thigh for his part.

7:34 'For the breast of the wave offering and the

thigh of the heave offering I have taken from the

children of Israel, from the sacrifices of their

peace offerings, and I have given them to Aaron

the priest and to his sons from the children of

Israel by a statute forever.' "

7:35 This is the consecrated portion for Aaron

and his sons, from the offerings made by fire to

Yahweh, on the day when Moses presented them

to minister to Yahweh as priests.

7:36 Yahweh commanded this to be given to

them by the children of Israel, on the day that He

anointed them, by a statute forever throughout

their generations.

7:37 This is the law of the burnt offering, the

grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass

offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of

the peace offering,

7:38 which Yahweh commanded Moses on

Mount Sinai, on the day when He commanded

the children of Israel to offer their offerings to

Yahweh in the Wilderness of Sinai.

 

Leviticus 8:

8:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

8:2 "Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the

garments, the anointing oil, a bull as the sin

offering, two rams, and a basket of unleavened

bread;

8:3 "and gather all the congregation together at

the door of the tabernacle of meeting."

8:4 So Moses did as Yahweh commanded him.

And the congregation was gathered together at

the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

8:5 And Moses said to the congregation, "This is

what Yahweh commanded to be done."

8:6 Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and

washed them with water.

8:7 And he put the tunic on him, girded him with

the sash, clothed him with the robe, and put the

ephod on him; and he girded him with the

intricately woven band of the ephod, and with it

tied the ephod on him.

8:8 Then he put the breastplate on him, and he

put the Urim and the Thummim in the

breastplate.

8:9 And he put the turban on his head. Also on

the turban, on its front, he put the golden plate,

the holy crown, as Yahweh had commanded

Moses.

8:10 Also Moses took the anointing oil, and

anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and

consecrated them.

8:11 He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven

times, anointed the altar and all its utensils, and

the laver and its base, to consecrate them.

8:12 And he poured some of the anointing oil on

Aaron's head and anointed him, to consecrate

him.

8:13 Then Moses brought Aaron's sons and put

tunics on them, girded them with sashes, and put

hats on them, as Yahweh had commanded

Moses.

8:14 And he brought the bull for the sin

offering. Then Aaron and his sons laid their

hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering,

8:15 and Moses killed it. Then he took the blood,

and put some on the horns of the altar all around

with his finger, and purified the altar. And he

poured the blood at the base of the altar, and

consecrated it, to make atonement for it.

8:16 Then he took all the fat that was on the

entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and

the two kidneys with their fat, and Moses burned

them on the altar.

8:17 But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal,

he burned with fire outside the camp, as Yahweh

had commanded Moses.

8:18 Then he brought the ram as the burnt

offering. And Aaron and his sons laid their hands

on the head of the ram,

8:19 and Moses killed it. Then he sprinkled the

blood all around on the altar.

8:20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses

burned the head, the pieces, and the fat.

8:21 Then he washed the entrails and the legs in

water. And Moses burned the whole ram on the

altar. It was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet aroma,

an offering made by fire to Yahweh, as Yahweh

had commanded Moses.

8:22 And he brought the second ram, the ram of

consecration. Then Aaron and his sons laid their

hands on the head of the ram,

8:23 and Moses killed it. Also he took some of

its blood and put it on the tip of Aaron's right ear,

on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe

of his right foot.

8:24 Then he brought Aaron's sons. And Moses

put some of the blood on the tips of their right

ears, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on

the big toes of their right feet. And Moses

sprinkled the blood all around on the altar.

8:25 Then he took the fat and the fat tail, all the

fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe

attached to the liver, the two kidneys and their

fat, and the right thigh;

8:26 and from the basket of unleavened bread

that was before Yahweh he took one unleavened

cake, a cake of bread anointed with oil, and one

wafer, and put them on the fat and on the right

thigh;

8:27 and he put all these in Aaron's hands and in

his sons' hands, and waved them as a wave

offering before Yahweh.

8:28 Then Moses took them from their hands and

burned them on the altar, on the burnt offering.

They were consecration offerings for a sweet

aroma. That was an offering made by fire to

Yahweh.

8:29 And Moses took the breast and waved it as

a wave offering before Yahweh. It was Moses'

part of the ram of consecration, as Yahweh had

commanded Moses.

8:30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil

and some of the blood which was on the altar,

and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on

his sons, and on the garments of his sons with

him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, his

sons, and the garments of his sons with him.

8:31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons,

"Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of

meeting, and eat it there with the bread that is in

the basket of consecration offerings, as I

commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall

eat it.'

8:32 "What remains of the flesh and of the bread

you shall burn with fire.

8:33 "And you shall not go outside the door of

the tabernacle of meeting for seven days, until

Leviticus 9:

the days of your consecration are ended. For

seven days he shall consecrate you.

8:34 "As he has done this day, so Yahweh has

commanded to do, to make atonement for you.

8:35 "Therefore you shall stay at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting day and night for seven

days, and keep the charge of Yahweh, so that

you may not die; for so I have been

commanded."

8:36 So Aaron and his sons did all the things that

Yahweh had commanded by the hand of Moses.

 

Leviticus 9:

9:1 It came to pass on the eighth day that Moses

called Aaron and his sons and the elders of

Israel.

9:2 And he said to Aaron, "Take for yourself a

young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt

offering, without blemish, and offer them before

Yahweh.

9:3 "And to the children of Israel you shall

speak, saying, 'Take a kid of the goats as a sin

offering, and a calf and a lamb, both of the first

year, without blemish, as a burnt offering,

9:4 'also a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to

sacrifice before Yahweh, and a grain offering

mixed with oil; for today Yahweh will appear to

you.' "

9:5 So they brought what Moses commanded

before the tabernacle of meeting. And all the

congregation drew near and stood before

Yahweh.

9:6 Then Moses said, "This is the thing which

Yahweh commanded you to do, and the glory of

Yahweh will appear to you."

9:7 And Moses said to Aaron, "Go to the altar,

offer your sin offering and your burnt offering,

and make atonement for yourself and for the

people. Offer the offering of the people, and

make atonement for them, as Yahweh

commanded."

9:8 Aaron therefore went to the altar and killed

the calf of the sin offering, which was for

himself.

9:9 Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to

him. And he dipped his finger in the blood, put it

on the horns of the altar, and poured the blood at

the base of the altar.

9:10 But the fat, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe

from the liver of the sin offering he burned on

the altar, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

9:11 The flesh and the hide he burned with fire

outside the camp.

9:12 And he killed the burnt offering; and

Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which

he sprinkled all around on the altar.

9:13 Then they presented the burnt offering to

him, with its pieces and head, and he burned

them on the altar.

9:14 And he washed the entrails and the legs,

and burned them with the burnt offering on the

altar.

9:15 Then he brought the people's offering, and

took the goat, which was the sin offering for the

people, and killed it and offered it for sin, like

the first one.

9:16 And he brought the burnt offering and

offered it according to the prescribed manner.

9:17 Then he brought the grain offering, took a

handful of it, and burned it on the altar, besides

the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

9:18 He also killed the bull and the ram as

sacrifices of peace offerings, which were for the

people. And Aaron's sons presented to him the

blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar,

9:19 and the fat from the bull and the ram-the

fatty tail, what covers the entrails and the

kidneys, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver;

9:20 and they put the fat on the breasts. Then he

burned the fat on the altar;

9:21 but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron

waved as a wave offering before Yahweh, as

Moses had commanded.

9:22 Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the

people, blessed them, and came down from

offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and

peace offerings.

9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the

tabernacle of meeting, and came out and blessed

the people. Then the glory of Yahweh appeared

to all the people,

9:24 and fire came out from before Yahweh and

consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the

altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted

and fell on their faces.

 

Leviticus 10:

10:1 Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron,

each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense

on it, and offered profane fire before Yahweh,

which He had not commanded them.

10:2 So fire went out from Yahweh and

devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.

10:3 And Moses said to Aaron, "This is what

Yahweh spoke, saying:

'By those who come near Me

I must be regarded as holy;

And before all the people

I must be glorified.' "

So Aaron held his peace.

10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan,

the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to

them, "Come near, carry your brethren from

before the sanctuary out of the camp."

10:5 So they went near and carried them by their

tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

10:6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar

and Ithamar, his sons, "Do not uncover your

heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and

wrath come upon all the people. But let your

brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the

burning which Yahweh has kindled.

10:7 "You shall not go out from the door of the

tabernacle of meeting, lest you die, for the

anointing oil of Yahweh is upon you." And they

did according to the word of Moses.

10:8 Then Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying:

10:9 "Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink,

you, nor your sons with you, when you go into

the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be

a statute forever throughout your generations,

10:10 "that you may distinguish between holy

and unholy, and between unclean [disease

promoting] and clean [disease inhibiting],

10:11 "and that you may teach the children of

Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken

to them by the hand of Moses."

10:12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to

Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left:

"Take the grain offering that remains of the

offerings made by fire to Yahweh, and eat it

without leaven beside the altar; for it is most

holy.

10:13 "You shall eat it in a holy place, because it

is your due and your sons' due, of the sacrifices

made by fire to Yahweh; for so I have been

commanded.

10:14 "The breast of the wave offering and the

thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a

clean place, you, your sons, and your daughters

with you; for they are your due and your sons'

due, which are given from the sacrifices of peace

offerings of the children of Israel.

10:15 "The thigh of the heave offering and the

breast of the wave offering they shall bring with

the offerings of fat made by fire, to offer as a

wave offering before Yahweh. And it shall be by

a statute forever, as Yahweh has commanded."

10:16 Then Moses made careful inquiry about

the goat of the sin offering, and there it wasburned

up. And he was angry with Eleazar and

Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

10:17 "Why have you not eaten the sin offering

in a holy place since it is most holy and Yahweh

has given it to you for the guilt of the

congregation to make atonement for them before

Yahweh?

10:18 "See! Its blood was not brought inside the

holy place; indeed you should have eaten it in a

holy place, as I commanded."

10:19 And Aaron said to Moses, "Look, this day

they have offered their sin offering and their

burnt offering before Yahweh, and such things

have befallen me! If I had eaten the sin offering

today, would it have been accepted in the sight

of Yahweh?"

10:20 So when Moses heard that, he was content.

 

Leviticus 11:

11:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying to them,

11:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying,

'These are the animals which you may eat among

all the animals that are on the earth:

11:3 'Among the animals, whatever divides the

hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the

cud-that you may eat.

11:4 'Nevertheless these you shall not eat among

those that chew the cud or those that have cloven

hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but

does not have cloven hooves, is unclean [disease

promoting] to you;

11:5 'the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud

but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean

[disease promoting] to you;

11:6 'the hare, because it chews the cud but does

not have cloven hooves, is unclean [disease

promoting] to you;

11:7 'and the swine, though it divides the hoof,

having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the

cud, is unclean [disease promoting] to you.

11:8 'Their flesh you shall not eat, and their

carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean

[disease promoting] to you.

11:9 'These you may eat of all that are in the

water: whatever in the water has fins and scales,

whether in the seas or in the rivers-that you may

eat.

11:10 'But all in the seas or in the rivers that do

not have fins and scales, all that move in the

water or any living thing which is in the water,

they are an abomination to you.

11:11 'They shall be an abomination to you; you

shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their

carcasses as an abomination.

11:12 'Whatever in the water does not have fins

or scales-that shall be an abomination to you.

11:13 'And these you shall regard as an

abomination among the birds; they shall not be

eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the

vulture, the buzzard,

11:14 'the kite, and the falcon after its kind;

11:15 'every raven after its kind,

11:16 'the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea

gull, and the hawk after its kind;

11:17 'the little owl, the fisher owl, and the

screech owl;

11:18 'the white owl, the jackdaw, and the

carrion vulture;

11:19 'the stork, the heron after its kind, the

hoopoe, and the bat.

11:20 'All flying insects that creep on all fours

shall be an abomination to you.

11:21 'Yet these you may eat of every flying

insect that creeps on all fours: those which have

jointed legs above their feet with which to leap

on the earth.

11:22 'These you may eat: the locust after its

kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the

cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its

kind.

11:23 'But all other flying insects which have

four feet shall be an abomination to you.

11:24 'By these you shall become unclean;

whoever touches the carcass of any of them shall

be unclean until evening;

Leviticus 11:

11:25 'whoever carries part of the carcass of any

of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean

until evening:

11:26 'The carcass of any animal which divides

the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not

chew the cud, is unclean [disease promoting] to

you. Everyone who touches it shall be unclean.

11:27 'And whatever goes on its paws, among all

kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are

unclean [disease promoting] to you. Whoever

touches any such carcass shall be unclean until

evening.

11:28 'Whoever carries any such carcass shall

wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. It

is unclean [disease promoting] to you.

11:29 'These also shall be unclean [disease

promoting] to you among the creeping things

that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and

the large lizard after its kind;

11:30 'the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand

reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon.

11:31 'These are unclean [disease promoting] to

you among all that creep. Whoever touches them

when they are dead shall be unclean until

evening.

11:32 'Anything on which any of them falls,

when they are dead shall be unclean [disease

promoting], whether it is any item of wood or

clothing or skin or sack, whatever item it is, in

which any work is done, it must be put in water.

And it shall be unclean until evening; then it

shall be clean [disease inhibiting].

11:33 'Any earthen vessel into which any of

them falls you shall break; and whatever is in it

shall be unclean [disease promoting]:

11:34 'in such a vessel, any edible food upon

which water falls becomes unclean [disease

promoting], and any drink that may be drunk

from it becomes unclean.

11:35 'And everything on which a part of any

such carcass falls shall be unclean [disease

promoting]; whether it is an oven or cooking

stove, it shall be broken down; for they are

unclean, and shall be unclean to you.

11:36 'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern, in

which there is plenty of water, shall be clean

[disease inhibiting], but whatever touches any

such carcass becomes unclean [disease

promoting].

11:37 'And if a part of any such carcass falls on

any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains

clean [disease inhibiting].

11:38 'But if water is put on the seed, and if a

part of any such carcass falls on it, it becomes

unclean to you.

11:39 'And if any animal which you may eat

dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean

[disease promoting] until evening.

11:40 'He who eats of its carcass shall wash his

clothes and be unclean until evening. He also

who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes and

be unclean until evening.

11:41 'And every creeping thing on the earth

shall be an abomination. It shall not be eaten.

11:42 'Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever

goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet

among all creeping things that creep on the

earth-these you shall not eat, for they are an

abomination.

11:43 'You shall not make yourselves

abominable with any creeping thing that creeps;

nor shall you make yourselves unclean with

them, lest you be defiled by them.

11:44 'For I am Yahweh your God. You shall

therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be

holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile

yourselves with anything that creeps on earth.

11:45 'For I am Yahweh who brings you up out

of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall

therefore be holy, for I am holy.

11:46 'This is the law of the animals and birds

and every living creature that moves in the

waters and that creeps on the earth,

11:47 'to distinguish between the unclean

[disease promoting] and the clean [disease

inhibiting], and between the animal that may be

eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.' "

 

Leviticus 12:

12:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

12:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a

woman has conceived, and borne a male child,

then she shall be unclean [disease promoting]

seven days; as in the days of her customary

impurity she shall be unclean.

12:3 'And on the eighth day the flesh of his

foreskin shall be circumcised.

12:4 'She shall then continue in the blood of her

purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch

any hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary

until the days of her purification are fulfilled.

12:5 'But if she bears a female child, then she

shall be unclean two weeks, as in her customary

impurity, and she shall continue in the blood of

her purification sixty-six days.

12:6 'When the days of her purification are

fulfilled, whether for a son or a daughter, she

shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as

a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a

turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting.

12:7 'Then he shall offer it before Yahweh, and

make atonement for her. And she shall be clean

from the flow of her blood. This is the law for

her who has borne a male or a female.

12:8 'And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then

she may bring two turtledoves or two young

pigeons-one as a burnt offering and the other as a

sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement

for her, and she will be clean.' "

 

Leviticus 13:

13:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying:

13:2 "When a man has on the skin of his body a

swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes

on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then

he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one

of his sons the priests.

13:3 "The priest shall examine the sore on the

skin of the body; and if the hair on the sore has

turned white, and the sore appears to be deeper

than the skin of his body, it is a leprous sore.

Then the priest shall examine him, and

pronounce him unclean.

13:4 "But if the bright spot is white on the skin

of his body, and does not appear to be deeper

than the skin, and its hair has not turned white,

then the priest shall isolate the one who has the

sore seven days.

13:5 "And the priest shall examine him on the

seventh day; and indeed if the sore appears to be

as it was, and the sore has not spread on the skin,

then the priest shall isolate him another seven

days.

13:6 "Then the priest shall examine him again on

the seventh day; and indeed if the sore has faded,

and the sore has not spread on the skin, then the

priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a

scab, and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

13:7 "But if the scab should at all spread over the

skin, after he has been seen by the priest for his

cleansing, he shall be seen by the priest again.

13:8 "And if the priest sees that the scab has

indeed spread on the skin, then the priest shall

pronounce him unclean. It is leprosy.

13:9 "When the leprous sore is on a person, then

he shall be brought to the priest.

13:10 "And the priest shall examine him; and

indeed if the swelling on the skin is white, and it

has turned the hair white, and there is a spot of

raw flesh in the swelling,

13:11 "it is an old leprosy on the skin of his

body. The priest shall pronounce him unclean,

and shall not isolate him, for he is unclean.

13:12 "And if leprosy breaks out all over the

skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the

one who has the sore, from his head to his foot,

wherever the priest looks,

13:13 "then the priest shall consider; and indeed

if the leprosy has covered all his body, he shall

pronounce him clean who has the sore. It has all

turned white. He is clean.

13:14 "But when raw flesh appears on him, he

shall be unclean.

13:15 "And the priest shall examine the raw flesh

and pronounce him to be unclean; for the raw

flesh is unclean. It is leprosy.

13:16 "Or if the raw flesh changes and turns

white again, he shall come to the priest.

13:17 "And the priest shall examine him; and

indeed if the sore has turned white, then the

priest shall pronounce him clean who has the

sore. He is clean.

13:18 "If the body develops a boil in the skin,

and it is healed,

13:19 "and in the place of the boil there comes a

white swelling or a bright spot, reddish-white,

then it shall be shown to the priest;

13:20 "and if, when the priest sees it, it indeed

appears deeper than the skin, and its hair has

turned white, the priest shall pronounce him

unclean. It is a leprous sore which has broken out

of the boil.

13:21 "But if the priest examines it, and indeed

there are no white hairs in it, and it is not deeper

than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall

isolate him seven days;

13:22 "and if it should at all spread over the skin,

then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is

a leprous sore.

13:23 "But if the bright spot stays in one place,

and has not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and

the priest shall pronounce him clean.

13:24 "Or if the body receives a burn on its skin

by fire, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a

bright spot, reddish-white or white,

13:25 "then the priest shall examine it; and

indeed if the hair of the bright spot has turned

white, and it appears deeper than the skin, it is

leprosy broken out in the burn. Therefore the

priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is a

leprous sore.

13:26 "But if the priest examines it, and indeed

there are no white hairs in the bright spot, and it

is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then

the priest shall isolate him seven days.

13:27 "And the priest shall examine him on the

seventh day. If it has at all spread over the skin,

then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is

a leprous sore.

13:28 "But if the bright spot stays in one place,

and has not spread on the skin, but has faded, it

is a swelling from the burn. The priest shall

pronounce him clean, for it is the scar from the

burn.

13:29 "If a man or woman has a sore on the

head or the beard,

13:30 "then the priest shall examine the sore; and

indeed if it appears deeper than the skin, and

there is in it thin yellow hair, then the priest shall

pronounce him unclean. It is a scaly leprosy of

the head or beard.

13:31 "But if the priest examines the scaly sore,

and indeed it does not appear deeper than the

skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the

priest shall isolate the one who has the scale

seven days.

13:32 "And on the seventh day the priest shall

examine the sore; and indeed if the scale has not

spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the

scale does not appear deeper than the skin,

13:33 "he shall shave himself, but the scale he

shall not shave. And the priest shall isolate the

one who has the scale another seven days.

13:34 "On the seventh day the priest shall

examine the scale; and indeed if the scale has not

spread over the skin, and does not appear deeper

than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him

clean. He shall wash his clothes and be clean.

13:35 "But if the scale should at all spread over

the skin after his cleansing,

13:36 "then the priest shall examine him; and

indeed if the scale has spread over the skin, the

priest need not seek for yellow hair. He is

unclean.

13:37 "But if the scale appears to be at a

standstill, and there is black hair grown up in it,

the scale has healed. He is clean, and the priest

shall pronounce him clean.

13:38 "If a man or a woman has bright spots on

the skin of the body, specifically white bright

spots,

13:39 "then the priest shall look; and indeed if

the bright spots on the skin of the body are dull

white, it is a white spot that grows on the skin.

He is clean.

13:40 "As for the man whose hair has fallen

from his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

13:41 "He whose hair has fallen from his

forehead, he is bald on the forehead, but he is

clean.

13:42 "And if there is on the bald head or bald

forehead a reddish-white sore, it is leprosy

breaking out on his bald head or his bald

forehead.

13:43 "Then the priest shall examine it; and

indeed if the swelling of the sore is reddish-white

on his bald head or on his bald forehead, as the

appearance of leprosy on the skin of the body,

13:44 "he is a leprous man. He is unclean. The

priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his

sore is on his head.

13:45 "Now the leper on whom the sore is, his

clothes shall be torn and his head bare; and he

shall cover his mustache, and cry, 'Unclean!

Unclean!'

13:46 "He shall be unclean. All the days he has

the sore he shall be unclean. He is unclean, and

he shall dwell alone; his dwelling shall be

outside the camp.

13:47 "Also, if a garment has a leprous plague

in it, whether it is a woolen garment or a linen

garment,

13:48 "whether it is in the warp or woof of linen

or wool, whether

13:49 "and if the plague is greenish or reddish in

the garment or in the leather, whether in the warp

or in the woof, or in anything made of leather, it

is a leprous plague and shall be shown to the

priest.

13:50 "The priest shall examine the plague and

isolate that which has the plague seven days.

13:51 "And he shall examine the plague on the

seventh day. If the plague has spread in the

garment, either in the warp or in the woof, in the

leather or in anything made of leather, the plague

is an active leprosy. It is unclean.

13:52 "He shall therefore burn that garment in

which is the plague, whether warp or woof, in

wool or in linen, or anything of leather, for it is

an active leprosy; the garment shall be burned in

the fire.

13:53 "But if the priest examines it, and indeed

the plague has not spread in the garment, either

in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made

of leather,

13:54 "then the priest shall command that they

wash the thing in which is the plague; and he

shall isolate it another seven days.

13:55 "Then the priest shall examine the plague

after it has been washed; and indeed if the plague

has not changed its color, though the plague has

not spread, it is unclean, and you shall burn it in

the fire; it continues eating away, whether the

damage is outside or inside.

13:56 "If the priest examines it, and indeed the

plague has faded after washing it, then he shall

tear it out of the garment, whether out of the

warp or out of the woof, or out of the leather.

13:57 "But if it appears again in the garment,

either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything

made of leather, it is a spreading plague; you

shall burn with fire that in which is the plague.

13:58 "And if you wash the garment, either warp

or woof, or whatever is made of leather, if the

plague has disappeared from it, then it shall be

washed a second time, and shall be clean.

13:59 "This is the law of the leprous plague in a

garment of wool or linen, either in the warp or

woof, or in anything made of leather, to

pronounce it clean or to pronounce it unclean."

 

Leviticus 14:

14:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

14:2 "This shall be the law of the leper for the

day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the

priest.

14:3 "And the priest shall go out of the camp,

and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if

the leprosy is healed in the leper,

14:4 "then the priest shall command to take for

him who is to be cleansed two living and clean

birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

14:5 "And the priest shall command that one of

the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over

running water.

14:6 "As for the living bird, he shall take it, the

cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and

dip them and the living bird in the blood of the

bird that was killed over the running water.

14:7 "And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him

who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall

pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird

loose in the open field.

14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his

clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself

in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall

come into the camp, and shall stay outside his

tent seven days.

14:9 "But on the seventh day he shall shave all

the hair off his head and his beard and his

eyebrows-all his hair he shall shave off. He shall

wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and

he shall be clean.

14:10 "And on the eighth day he shall take two

male lambs without blemish, one ewe lamb of

the first year without blemish, three-tenths of an

ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering, and one log of oil.

14:11 "Then the priest who makes him clean

shall present the man who is to be made clean,

and those things, before Yahweh, at the door of

the tabernacle of meeting.

14:12 "And the priest shall take one male lamb

and offer it as a trespass offering, and the log of

oil, and wave them as a wave offering before

Yahweh.

14:13 "Then he shall kill the lamb in the place

where he kills the sin offering and the burnt

offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is

the priest's, so is the trespass offering. It is most

holy.

14:14 "The priest shall take some of the blood of

the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on

the tip of the right ear of him who is to be

cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on

the big toe of his right foot.

14:15 "And the priest shall take some of the log

of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left

hand.

14:16 "Then the priest shall dip his right finger

in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall

sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven

times before Yahweh.

14:17 "And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the

priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of

him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his

right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on

the blood of the trespass offering.

14:18 "The rest of the oil that is in the priest's

hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be

cleansed. So the priest shall make atonement for

him before Yahweh.

14:19 "Then the priest shall offer the sin

offering, and make atonement for him who is to

be cleansed from his uncleanness. Afterward he

shall kill the burnt offering.

14:20 "And the priest shall offer the burnt

offering and the grain offering on the altar. So

the priest shall make atonement for him, and he

shall be clean.

14:21 "But if he is poor and cannot afford it,

then he shall take one male lamb as a trespass

offering to be waved, to make atonement for

him, one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed

with oil as a grain offering, a log of oil,

14:22 "and two turtledoves or two young

pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be

a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

14:23 "He shall bring them to the priest on the

eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting, before Yahweh.

14:24 "And the priest shall take the lamb of the

trespass offering and the log of oil, and the priest

shall wave them as a wave offering before

Yahweh.

14:25 "Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass

offering, and the priest shall take some of the

blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip

of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on

the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of

his right foot.

14:26 "And the priest shall pour some of the oil

into the palm of his own left hand.

14:27 "Then the priest shall sprinkle with his

right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand

seven times before Yahweh.

14:28 "And the priest shall put some of the oil

that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of

him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of the

right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on

the place of the blood of the trespass offering.

14:29 "The rest of the oil that is in the priest's

hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be

cleansed, to make atonement for him before

Yahweh.

14:30 "And he shall offer one of the turtledoves

or young pigeons, such as he can afford-

14:31 "such as he is able to afford, the one as a

sin offering and the other as a burnt offering,

with the grain offering. So the priest shall make

atonement for him who is to be cleansed before

Yahweh.

14:32 "This is the law for one who had a leprous

sore, who cannot afford the usual cleansing."

14:33 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying:

14:34 "When you have come into the land of

Canaan, which I give you as a possession, and I

put the leprous plague in a house in the land of

your possession,

14:35 "and he who owns the house comes and

tells the priest, saying, 'It seems to me that there

is some plague in the house,'

14:36 "then the priest shall command that they

empty the house, before the priest goes into it to

examine the plague, that all that is in the house

may not be made unclean; and afterward the

priest shall go in to examine the house.

14:37 "And he shall examine the plague; and

indeed if the plague is on the walls of the house

with ingrained streaks, greenish or reddish,

which appear to be deep in the wall,

14:38 "then the priest shall go out of the house,

to the door of the house, and shut up the house

seven days.

14:39 "And the priest shall come again on the

seventh day and look; and indeed if the plague

has spread on the walls of the house,

14:40 "then the priest shall command that they

take away the stones in which is the plague, and

they shall cast them into an unclean place outside

the city.

14:41 "And he shall cause the house to be

scraped inside, all around, and the dust that they

scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place

outside the city.

14:42 "Then they shall take other stones and put

them in the place of those stones, and he shall

take other mortar and plaster the house.

14:43 "Now if the plague comes back and

breaks out in the house, after he has taken away

the stones, after he has scraped the house, and

after it is plastered,

14:44 "then the priest shall come and look; and

indeed if the plague has spread in the house, it is

an active leprosy in the house. It is unclean.

14:45 "And he shall break down the house, its

stones, its timber, and all the plaster of the house,

and he shall carry them outside the city to an

unclean place.

14:46 "Moreover he who goes into the house at

all while it is shut up shall be unclean until

evening.

14:47 "And he who lies down in the house shall

wash his clothes, and he who eats in the house

shall wash his clothes.

14:48 "But if the priest comes in and examines

it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the

house after the house was plastered, then the

priest shall pronounce the house clean, because

the plague is healed.

14:49 "And he shall take, to cleanse the house,

two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

14:50 "Then he shall kill one of the birds in an

earthen vessel over running water;

14:51 "and he shall take the cedar wood, the

hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip

them in the blood of the slain bird and in the

running water, and sprinkle the house seven

times.

14:52 "And he shall cleanse the house with the

blood of the bird and the running water and the

living bird, with the cedar wood, the hyssop, and

the scarlet.

14:53 "Then he shall let the living bird loose

outside the city in the open field, and make

atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.

14:54 "This is the law for any leprous sore and

scale,

14:55 "for the leprosy of a garment and of a

house,

14:56 "for a swelling and a scab and a bright

spot,

14:57 "to teach when it is unclean and when it is

clean [disease inhibiting]. This is the law of

leprosy."

 

Leviticus 15:

15:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying,

15:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When any man has a discharge from his

body, his discharge is unclean.

15:3 'And this shall be his uncleanness in regard

to his discharge-whether his body runs with his

discharge, or his body is stopped up by his

discharge, it is his uncleanness.

15:4 'Every bed is unclean on which he who has

the discharge lies, and everything on which he

sits shall be unclean.

15:5 'And whoever touches his bed shall wash

his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean

until evening.

15:6 'He who sits on anything on which he who

has the discharge sat shall wash his clothes and

bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

15:7 'And he who touches the body of him who

has the discharge shall wash his clothes and

bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

15:8 'If he who has the discharge spits on him

who is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and

bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

15:9 'Any saddle on which he who has the

discharge rides shall be unclean.

15:10 'Whoever touches anything that was under

him shall be unclean until evening. He who

carries any of those things shall wash his clothes

and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

15:11 'And whomever the one who has the

discharge touches, and has not rinsed his hands

in water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in

water, and be unclean until evening.

15:12 'The vessel of earth that he who has the

discharge touches shall be broken, and every

vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

15:13 'And when he who has a discharge is

cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for

himself seven days for his cleansing, wash his

clothes, and bathe his body in running water;

then he shall be clean.

15:14 'On the eighth day he shall take for himself

two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and come

before Yahweh, to the door of the tabernacle of

meeting, and give them to the priest.

15:15 'Then the priest shall offer them, the one as

a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

So the priest shall make atonement for him

before Yahweh because of his discharge.

15:16 'If any man has an emission of semen,

then he shall wash all his body in water, and be

unclean until evening.

15:17 'And any garment and any leather on

which there is semen, it shall be washed with

water, and be unclean until evening.

15:18 'Also, when a woman lies with a man, and

there is an emission of semen, they shall bathe in

water, and be unclean until evening.

15:19 'If a woman has a discharge, and the

discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set

apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall

be unclean until evening.

15:20 'Everything that she lies on during her

impurity shall be unclean; also everything that

she sits on shall be unclean.

15:21 'Whoever touches her bed shall wash his

clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until

evening.

15:22 'And whoever touches anything that she

sat on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water,

and be unclean until evening.

15:23 'If anything is on her bed or on anything

on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be

unclean until evening.

15:24 'And if any man lies with her at all, so that

her impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven

days; and every bed on which he lies shall be

unclean.

15:25 'If a woman has a discharge of blood for

many days, other than at the time of her

customary impurity, or if it runs beyond her

usual time of impurity, all the days of her

unclean discharge shall be as the days of her

customary impurity. She shall be unclean.

15:26 'Every bed on which she lies all the days

of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her

impurity; and whatever she sits on shall be

unclean, as the uncleanness of her impurity.

15:27 'Whoever touches those things shall be

unclean; he shall wash his clothes and bathe in

water, and be unclean until evening.

15:28 'But if she is cleansed of her discharge,

then she shall count for herself seven days, and

after that she shall be clean.

15:29 'And on the eighth day she shall take for

herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons,

and bring them to the priest, to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting.

15:30 'Then the priest shall offer the one as a sin

offering and the other as a burnt offering, and the

priest shall make atonement for her before

Yahweh for the discharge of her uncleanness.

15:31 'Thus you shall separate the children of

Israel from their uncleanness, lest they die in

their uncleanness when they defile My

tabernacle that is among them.

15:32 'This is the law for one who has a

discharge, and for him who emits semen and is

unclean thereby,

15:33 'and for her who is indisposed because of

her customary impurity, and for one who has a

discharge, either man or woman, and for him

who lies with her who is unclean.' "

 

Leviticus 16:

16:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses after the

death of the two sons of Aaron, when they

offered profane fire before Yahweh, and died;

16:2 and Yahweh said to Moses: "Tell Aaron

your brother not to come at just any time into the

Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat

which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear

in the cloud above the mercy seat.

16:3 "Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy

Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin

offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.

16:4 "He shall put the holy linen tunic and the

linen trousers on his body; he shall be girded

with a linen sash, and with the linen turban he

shall be attired. These are holy garments.

Therefore he shall wash his body in water, and

put them on.

16:5 "And he shall take from the congregation of

the children of Israel two kids of the goats as a

sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.

16:6 "Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering,

which is for himself, and make atonement for

himself and for his house.

16:7 "He shall take the two goats and present

them before Yahweh at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting.

16:8 "Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two

goats: one lot for Yahweh and the other lot for

the goat of sin.

16:9 "And Aaron shall bring the goat on which

Yahweh’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering.

16:10 "But the goat on which the lot fell to be

the goat of sin shall be presented alive before

Yahweh, to make atonement upon it, and to let it

go as the goat of sin into the wilderness.

16:11 "And Aaron shall bring the bull of the sin

offering, which is for himself, and make

atonement for himself and for his house, and

shall kill the bull as the sin offering which is for

himself.

16:12 "Then he shall take a censer full of

burning coals of fire from the altar before

Yahweh, with his hands full of sweet incense

beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.

16:13 "And he shall put the incense on the fire

before Yahweh, that the cloud of incense may

cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony,

lest he die.

16:14 "He shall take some of the blood of the

bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy

seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat

he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his

finger seven times.

16:15 "Then he shall kill the goat of the sin

offering, which is for the people, bring its blood

inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with

the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the

mercy seat and before the mercy seat.

16:16 "So he shall make atonement for the Holy

Place, because of the uncleanness of the children

of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for

all their sins; and so he shall do for the

tabernacle of meeting which remains among

them in the midst of their uncleanness.

16:17 "There shall be no man in the tabernacle of

meeting when he goes in to make atonement in

the Holy Place, until he comes out, that he may

make atonement for himself, for his household,

and for all the assembly of Israel.

16:18 "And he shall go out to the altar that is

before Yahweh, and make atonement for it, and

shall take some of the blood of the bull and some

of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns

of the altar all around.

16:19 "Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood

on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and

consecrate it from the uncleanness of the

children of Israel.

16:20 "And when he has made an end of atoning

for the Holy Place, the tabernacle of meeting,

and the altar, he shall bring the live goat.

16:21 "Aaron shall lay both his hands on the

head of the live goat, confess over it all the

iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their

transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting

them on the head of the goat, and shall send it

away into the wilderness by the hand of a

suitable man.

16:22 "The goat shall bear on itself all their

iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall

release the goat in the wilderness.

16:23 "Then Aaron shall come into the

tabernacle of meeting, shall take off the linen

garments which he put on when he went into the

Holy Place, and shall leave them there.

16:24 "And he shall wash his body with water in

a holy place, put on his garments, come out and

offer burnt offerings for himself and for the

people, and make atonement for himself and for

the people.

16:25 "The fat of the sin offering he shall burn

on the altar.

16:26 "And he who released the goat as the goat

of sin shall wash his clothes and his body in

water, and then he may come into the camp.

16:27 "The bull for the sin offering and the goat

for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in

to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be

carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in

the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal.

16:28 "Then he who burns them shall wash his

clothes and bathe his body in water, and

afterward he may come into the camp.

16:29 "This shall be a statute forever for you: In

the seventh month, on the tenth day of the

month, you shall afflict your bodies, and do no

work at all, whether a native of your own

country or a stranger who dwells among you.

16:30 "For on that day the priest shall make

atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may

be clean from all your sins before Yahweh.

16:31 "It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and

you shall afflict your bodies. It is a statute

forever.

16:32 "And the priest, who is anointed and

consecrated to minister as priest in his father's

place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen

clothes, the holy garments;

16:33 "then he shall make atonement for the

Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for

the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar, and

he shall make atonement for the priests and for

all the people of the assembly.

16:34 "This shall be an everlasting statute for

you, to make atonement for the children of

Israel, for all their sins, once a year." And he did

as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 

Leviticus 17:

17:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

17:2 "Speak to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the

children of Israel, and say to them, 'This is the

thing which Yahweh has commanded, saying:

17:3 "Whatever man of the house of Israel who

kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who

kills it outside the camp,

17:4 "and does not bring it to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to

Yahweh before the tabernacle of Yahweh, the

guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man.

He has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off

from among his people,

17:5 "to the end that the children of Israel may

bring their sacrifices which they offer in the open

field, that they may bring them to Yahweh at the

door of the tabernacle of meeting, to the priest,

and offer them as peace offerings to Yahweh.

17:6 "And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on

the altar of Yahweh at the door of the tabernacle

of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to

Yahweh.

17:7 "They shall no more offer their sacrifices to

demons, after whom they have played the harlot.

This shall be a statute forever for them

throughout their generations." '

17:8 "Also you shall say to them: 'Whatever man

of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who

dwell among you, who offers a burnt offering or

sacrifice,

17:9 'and does not bring it to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting, to offer it to Yahweh, that

man shall be cut off from among his people.

17:10 'And whatever man of the house of Israel,

or of the strangers who dwell among you, who

eats any blood, I will set My face against that

person who eats blood, and will cut him off from

among his people.

17:11 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and

I have given it to you upon the altar to make

atonement for your bodies; for it is the blood that

makes atonement for the body.'

17:12 "Therefore I said to the children of Israel,

'No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any

stranger who dwells among you eat blood.'

17:13 "Whatever man of the children of Israel, or

of the strangers who dwell among you, who

hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be

eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it

with dust;

17:14 "for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood

sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children

of Israel, 'You shall not eat the blood of any

flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood.

Whoever eats it shall be cut off.'

17:15 "And every person who eats what died

naturally or what was torn by beasts, whether he

is a native of your own country or a stranger, he

shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water,

and be unclean until evening. Then he shall be

clean.

17:16 "But if he does not wash them or bathe his

body, then he shall bear his guilt."

 

Leviticus 18:

18:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

18:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'I am Yahweh your God.

18:3 'According to the doings of the land of

Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and

according to the doings of the land of Canaan,

where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor

shall you walk in their ordinances.

18:4 'You shall observe My judgments and keep

My ordinances, to walk in them: I am Yahweh

your God.

18:5 'You shall therefore keep My statutes and

My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live

by them: I am Yahweh.

18:6 'None of you shall approach anyone who is

near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I

am Yahweh.

18:7 'The nakedness of your father or the

nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover.

She is your mother; you shall not uncover her

nakedness.

18:8 'The nakedness of your father's wife you

shall not uncover; it is your father's nakedness.

18:9 'The nakedness of your sister, the daughter

of your father, or the daughter of your mother,

whether born at home or elsewhere, their

nakedness you shall not uncover.

18:10 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or

your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you

shall not uncover; for theirs is your own

nakedness.

18:11 'The nakedness of your father's wife's

daughter, begotten by your father-she is your

sister-you shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:12 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your father's sister; she is near of kin to your

father.

18:13 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your mother's sister, for she is near of kin to your

mother.

18:14 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your father's brother. You shall not approach his

wife; she is your aunt.

18:15 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your daughter-in-law-she is your son's wife-you

shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:16 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your brother's wife; it is your brother's

nakedness.

18:17 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a

woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her

son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to

uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to

her. It is wickedness.

18:18 'Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to

her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the

other is alive.

18:19 'Also you shall not approach a woman to

uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her

customary impurity.

18:20 'Moreover you shall not lie carnally with

your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.

18:21 'And you shall not let any of your

descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor

shall you profane the name of your God: I am

Yahweh.

18:22 'You shall not lie with a male as with a

woman. It is an abomination.

18:23 'Nor shall you mate with any animal, to

defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman

Leviticus 19:

stand before an animal to mate with it. It is

perversion.

18:24 'Do not defile yourselves with any of

these things; for by all these the nations are

defiled, which I am casting out before you.

18:25 'For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the

punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land

vomits out its inhabitants.

18:26 'You shall therefore keep My statutes and

My judgments, and shall not commit any of

these abominations, either any of your own

nation or any stranger who dwells among you

18:27 '(for all these abominations the men of the

land have done, who were before you, and thus

the land is defiled),

18:28 'lest the land vomit you out also when you

defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were

before you.

18:29 'For whoever commits any of these

abominations, the persons who commit them

shall be cut off from among their people.

18:30 'Therefore you shall keep My ordinance,

so that you do not commit any of these

abominable customs which were committed

before you, and that you do not defile yourselves

by them: I am Yahweh your God.' "

 

Leviticus 19:

19:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

19:2 "Speak to all the congregation of the

children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be

holy, for I Yahweh your God am holy.

19:3 'Every one of you shall revere his mother

and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am

Yahweh your God.

19:4 'Do not turn to idols, nor make for

yourselves molded gods: I am Yahweh your

God.

19:5 'And if you offer a sacrifice of a peace

offering to Yahweh, you shall offer it of your

own free will.

19:6 'It shall be eaten the same day you offer it,

and on the next day. And if any remains until the

third day, it shall be burned in the fire.

19:7 'And if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is

an abomination. It shall not be accepted.

19:8 'Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear

his iniquity, because he has profaned the

hallowed offering of Yahweh; and that person

shall be cut off from his people.

19:9 'When you reap the harvest of your land,

you shall not wholly reap the corners of your

field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your

harvest.

19:10 'And you shall not glean your vineyard,

nor shall you gather every grape of your

vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and

the stranger: I am Yahweh your God.

19:11 'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor

lie to one another.

19:12 'And you shall not swear by My name

falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your

God: I am Yahweh.

19:13 'You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor

rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not

remain with you all night until morning.

19:14 'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a

stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear

your God: I am Yahweh.

19:15 'You shall do no injustice in judgment.

You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor

the person of the mighty. In righteousness you

shall judge your neighbor.

19:16 'You shall not go about as a talebearer

among your people; nor shall you take a stand

against the life of your neighbor: I am Yahweh.

19:17 'You shall not hate your brother in your

heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor,

and not bear sin because of him.

19:18 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear

any grudge against the children of your people,

but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I

am Yahweh.

19:19 'You shall keep My statutes. You shall not

let your livestock breed with another kind. You

shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor

shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come

upon you.

19:20 'Whoever lies carnally with a woman who

is betrothed to a man as a concubine, and who

has not at all been redeemed nor given her

freedom, for this there shall be scourging; but

they shall not be put to death, because she was

not free.

19:21 'And he shall bring his trespass offering to

Yahweh, to the door of the tabernacle of

meeting, a ram as a trespass offering.

19:22 'The priest shall make atonement for him

with the ram of the trespass offering before the

LORD for his sin which he has committed. And

the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven

him.

19:23 'When you come into the land, and have

planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall

count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it

shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be

eaten.

19:24 'But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be

holy, a praise to Yahweh.

19:25 'And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit,

that it may yield to you its increase: I am

Yahweh your God.

19:26 'You shall not eat anything with the blood,

nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.

19:27 'You shall not shave around the sides of

your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of

your beard.

19:28 'You shall not make any cuttings in your

flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I

am Yahweh.

19:29 'Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause

her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry,

and the land become full of wickedness.

19:30 'You shall keep My Sabbaths and

reverence My sanctuary: I am Yahweh.

19:31 'Give no regard to mediums and familiar

spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by

them: I am Yahweh your God.

19:32 'You shall rise before the gray headed and

honor the presence of an old man, and fear your

God: I am Yahweh.

19:33 'And if a stranger dwells with you in your

land, you shall not mistreat him.

19:34 'The stranger who dwells among you shall

be to you as one born among you, and you shall

love him as yourself; for you were strangers in

the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your God.

19:35 'You shall do no injustice in judgment, in

measurement of length, weight, or volume.

19:36 'You shall have honest scales, honest

weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I

am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of

the land of Egypt.

19:37 'Therefore you shall observe all My

statutes and all My judgments, and perform

them: I am Yahweh.' "

20:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

20:2 "Again, you shall say to the children of

Israel: 'Whoever of the children of Israel, or of

the strangers who dwell in Israel, who gives any

of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be

put to death. The people of the land shall stone

him with stones.

20:3 'I will set My face against that man, and

will cut him off from his people, because he has

given some of his descendants to Molech, to

defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name.

20:4 'And if the people of the land should in any

way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives

some of his descendants to Molech, and they do

not kill him,

20:5 'then I will set My face against that man and

against his family; and I will cut him off from his

people, and all who prostitute themselves with

him to commit harlotry with Molech.

20:6 'And the person who turns to mediums and

familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I

will set My face against that person and cut him

off from his people.

20:7 'Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be

holy, for I am Yahweh your God.

20:8 'And you shall keep My statutes, and

perform them: I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.

20:9 'For everyone who curses his father or his

mother shall surely be put to death. He has

cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall

be upon him.

20:10 'The man who commits adultery with

another man's wife, he who commits adultery

with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the

adulteress, shall surely be put to death.

20:11 'The man who lies with his father's wife

has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of

them shall surely be put to death. Their blood

shall be upon them.

20:12 'If a man lies with his daughter-in-law,

both of them shall surely be put to death. They

have committed perversion. Their blood shall be

upon them.

20:13 'If a man lies with a male as he lies with a

woman, both of them have committed an

abomination. They shall surely be put to death.

Their blood shall be upon them.

20:14 'If a man marries a woman and her mother,

it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire,

both he and they, that there may be no

wickedness among you.

20:15 'If a man mates with an animal, he shall

surely be put to death, and you shall kill the

animal.

20:16 'If a woman approaches any animal and

mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the

animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their

blood is upon them.

20:17 'If a man takes his sister, his father's

daughter or his mother's daughter, and sees her

nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a

wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the

sight of their people. He has uncovered his

sister's nakedness. He shall bear his guilt.

20:18 'If a man lies with a woman during her

sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has

exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the

flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off

from their people.

20:19 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of

your mother's sister nor of your father's sister, for

that would uncover his near of kin. They shall

bear their guilt.

20:20 'If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has

uncovered his uncle's nakedness. They shall bear

their sin; they shall die childless.

20:21 'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an

unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother's

nakedness. They shall be childless.

20:22 'You shall therefore keep all My statutes

and all My judgments, and perform them, that

the land where I am bringing you to dwell may

not vomit you out.

20:23 'And you shall not walk in the statutes of

the nation which I am casting out before you; for

they commit all these things, and therefore I

abhor them.

20:24 'But I have said to you, "You shall inherit

their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a

land flowing with milk and honey." I am

Yahweh your God, who has separated you from

the peoples.

20:25 'You shall therefore distinguish between

clean [disease inhibiting] animals and unclean,

between unclean birds and clean [disease

inhibiting], and you shall not make yourselves

abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind

of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I

have separated from you as unclean.

iticus 20:

20:26 'And you shall be holy to Me, for I

Yahweh am holy, and have separated you from

the peoples, that you should be Mine.

20:27 'A man or a woman who is a medium, or

who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to

death; they shall stone them with stones. Their

blood shall be upon them.' "

 

Leviticus 21:

21:1 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Speak to the

priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them:

'None shall defile himself for the dead among his

people,

21:2 'except for his relatives who are nearest to

him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter,

and his brother;

21:3 'also his virgin sister who is near to him,

who has had no husband, for her he may defile

himself.

21:4 'Otherwise he shall not defile himself, being

a chief man among his people, to profane

himself.

21:5 'They shall not make any bald place on

their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of

their beards nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

21:6 'They shall be holy to their God and not

profane the name of their God, for they offer the

offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and the bread

of their God; therefore they shall be holy.

21:7 'They shall not take a wife who is a harlot

or a defiled woman, nor shall they take a woman

divorced from her husband; for the priest is holy

to his God.

21:8 'Therefore you shall consecrate him, for he

offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to

you, for I Yahweh, who sanctify you, am holy.

21:9 'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes

herself by playing the harlot, she profanes her

father. She shall be burned with fire.

21:10 'He who is the high priest among his

brethren, on whose head the anointing oil was

poured and who is consecrated to wear the

garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his

clothes;

21:11 'nor shall he go near any dead body, nor

defile himself for his father or his mother;

21:12 'nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor

profane the sanctuary of his God; for the

consecration of the anointing oil of his God is

upon him: I am Yahweh.

21:13 'And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

21:14 'A widow or a divorced woman or a

defiled woman or a harlot-these he shall not

marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own

people as wife.

21:15 'Nor shall he profane his posterity among

his people, for I Yahweh sanctify him.' "

21:16 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

21:17 "Speak to Aaron, saying: 'No man of your

descendants in succeeding generations, who has

any defect, may approach to offer the bread of

his God.

21:18 'For any man who has a defect shall not

approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred

face or any limb too long,

21:19 'a man who has a broken foot or broken

hand,

21:20 'or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man

who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab, or

is a eunuch.

21:21 'No man of the descendants of Aaron the

priest, who has a defect, shall come near to offer

the offerings made by fire to Yahweh. He has a

defect; he shall not come near to offer the bread

of his God.

21:22 'He may eat the bread of his God, both the

most holy and the holy;

21:23 'only he shall not go near the veil or

approach the altar, because he has a defect, lest

he profane My sanctuaries; for I Yahweh

sanctify them.' "

21:24 And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons,

and to all the children of Israel.

22:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

22:2 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, that they

separate themselves from the holy things of the

children of Israel, and that they do not profane

My holy name by what they dedicate to Me: I am

Yahweh.

22:3 "Say to them: 'Whoever of all your

descendants throughout your generations, who

goes near the holy things which the children of

Israel dedicate to Yahweh, while he has

uncleanness upon him, that person shall be cut

off from My presence: I am Yahweh.

22:4 'Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron,

who is a leper or has a discharge, shall not eat

the holy offerings until he is clean. And whoever

touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a

man who has had an emission of semen,

22:5 'or whoever touches any creeping thing by

which he would be made unclean, or any person

by whom he would become unclean, whatever

his uncleanness may be-

22:6 'the person who has touched any such thing

shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat

the holy offerings unless he washes his body

with water.

22:7 'And when the sun goes down he shall be

clean; and afterward he may eat the holy

offerings, because it is his food.

22:8 'Whatever dies naturally or is torn by beasts

he shall not eat, to defile himself with it: I am

Yahweh.

22:9 'They shall therefore keep My ordinance,

lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, if they

profane it: I Yahweh sanctify them.

22:10 'No outsider shall eat the holy offering;

one who dwells with the priest, or a hired

servant, shall not eat the holy thing.

22:11 'But if the priest buys a person with his

money, he may eat it; and one who is born in his

house may eat his food.

22:12 'If the priest's daughter is married to an

outsider, she may not eat of the holy offerings.

22:13 'But if the priest's daughter is a widow or

divorced, and has no child, and has returned to

her father's house as in her youth, she may eat

her father's food; but no outsider shall eat it.

22:14 'And if a man eats the holy offering

unintentionally, then he shall restore a holy

offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.

22:15 'They shall not profane the holy offerings

of the children of Israel, which they offer to

Yahweh,

22:16 'or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass

when they eat their holy offerings; for I Yahweh

sanctify them.' "

22:17 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

22:18 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all

the children of Israel, and say to them: 'Whatever

man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in

Israel, who offers his sacrifice for any of his

vows or for any of his freewill offerings, which

they offer to Yahweh as a burnt offering-

22:19 'you shall offer of your own free will a

male without blemish from the cattle, from the

sheep, or from the goats.

22:20 'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer,

for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf.

22:21 'And whoever offers a sacrifice of a peace

offering to Yahweh, to fulfill his vow, or a

freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep, it

must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no

defect in it.

22:22 'Those that are blind or broken or maimed,

or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall

not offer to Yahweh, nor make an offering by

fire of them on the altar to Yahweh.

22:23 'Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb

too long or too short you may offer as a freewill

offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

22:24 'You shall not offer to Yahweh what is

bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you

make any offering of them in your land.

22:25 'Nor from a foreigner's hand shall you

offer any of these as the bread of your God,

because their corruption is in them, and defects

are in them. They shall not be accepted on your

behalf.' "

22:26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

22:27 "When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born,

it shall be seven days with its mother; and from

the eighth day and thereafter it shall be accepted

as an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

22:28 "Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill

both her and her young on the same day.

22:29 "And when you offer a sacrifice of

thanksgiving to Yahweh, offer it of your own

free will.

22:30 "On the same day it shall be eaten; you

shall leave none of it until morning: I am

Yahweh.

22:31 "Therefore you shall keep My

commandments, and perform them: I am

Yahweh.

22:32 "You shall not profane My holy name, but

I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I

am Yahweh who sanctifies you,

22:33 "who brought you out of the land of Egypt,

to be your God: I am Yahweh."

23:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

23:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'The feasts of Yahweh, which you shall

proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My

feasts.

23:3 'Six days shall work be done, but the

seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy

convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the

Sabbath of Yahweh in all your dwellings.

23:4 'These are the feasts of Yahweh, holy

convocations which you shall proclaim at their

appointed times.

23:5 'On the beginning of the fourteenth day of

the first month at twilight is Yahweh’s Passover.

23:6 'And on the fifteenth day of the same month

is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yahweh;

seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

23:7 'On the first day you shall have a holy

convocation; you shall do no customary work on

it.

23:8 'But you shall offer an offering made by fire

to Yahweh for seven days. The seventh day shall

be a holy convocation; you shall do no

customary work on it.' "

23:9 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

23:10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you come into the land which I give

to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring

a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the

priest.

23:11 'He shall wave the sheaf before Yahweh,

to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after

the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

23:12 'And you shall offer on that day, when you

wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year,

without blemish, as a burnt offering to Yahweh.

23:13 'Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an

ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering

made by fire to Yahweh, for a sweet aroma; and

its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of

a hin.

23:14 'You shall eat neither bread nor parched

grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you

have brought an offering to your God; it shall be

a statute forever throughout your generations in

all your dwellings.

23:15 'And you shall count for yourselves from

the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you

brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven

Sabbaths shall be completed.

23:16 'Count fifty days to the day after the

seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain

offering to Yahweh.

23:17 'You shall bring from your dwellings two

wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They

shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with

leaven. They are the firstfruits to Yahweh.

23:18 'And you shall offer with the bread seven

lambs of the first year, without blemish, one

young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a

burnt offering to Yahweh, with their grain

offering and their drink offerings, an offering

made by fire for a sweet aroma to Yahweh.

23:19 'Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the

goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of

the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.

23:20 'The priest shall wave them with the bread

of the firstfruits as a wave offering before

Yahweh, with the two lambs. They shall be holy

to Yahweh for the priest.

23:21 'And you shall proclaim on the same day

that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do

no customary work on it. It shall be a statute

forever in all your dwellings throughout your

generations.

23:22 'When you reap the harvest of your land,

you shall not wholly reap the corners of your

field when you reap, nor shall you gather any

gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave

them for the poor and for the stranger: I am

Yahweh your God.' "

23:23 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

23:24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In

the seventh month, on the first day of the month,

you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of

blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

23:25 'You shall do no customary work on it;

and you shall offer an offering made by fire to

Yahweh.' "

23:26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

23:27 "Also the tenth day of this seventh month

shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy

convocation for you; you shall afflict your

bodies, and offer an offering made by fire to

Yahweh.

23:28 "And you shall do no work on that same

day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make

atonement for you before Yahweh your God.

23:29 "For any person who is not afflicted in

body on that same day shall be cut off from his

people.

23:30 "And any person who does any work on

that same day, that person I will destroy from

among his people.

23:31 "You shall do no manner of work; it shall

be a statute forever throughout your generations

in all your dwellings.

23:32 "It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn

rest, and you shall afflict your bodies; on the

ninth day of the month at evening, from evening

to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath."

23:33 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

23:34 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be

the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to

Yahweh.

23:35 'On the first day there shall be a holy

convocation. You shall do no customary work on

it.

23:36 'For seven days you shall offer an offering

made by fire to Yahweh. On the eighth day you

shall have a holy convocation, and you shall

offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh. It is a

sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary

work on it.

23:37 'These are the feasts of Yahweh which you

shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer

an offering made by fire to Yahweh, a burnt

offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and

drink offerings, everything on its day-

23:38 'besides the Sabbaths of Yahweh, besides

your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all

your freewill offerings which you give to

Yahweh.

23:39 'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh

month, when you have gathered in the fruit of

the land, you shall keep the feast of Yahweh for

seven days; on the first day there shall be a

sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbathrest.

23:40 'And you shall take for yourselves on the

first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of

palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and

willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice

before Yahweh your God for seven days.

23:41 'You shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh for

seven days in the year. It shall be a statute

forever in your generations. You shall celebrate

it in the seventh month.

23:42 'You shall dwell in booths for seven days.

All who are native Israelites shall dwell in

booths,

23:43 'that your generations may know that I

made the children of Israel dwell in booths when

I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am

Yahweh your God.' "

23:44 So Moses declared to the children of

Israel the feasts of Yahweh.

 

Leviticus 24:

24:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

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.

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 Yahweh

continually; it shall be a statute forever in your

generations.

24:4 "He shall be in charge of the lamps on the

pure gold lampstand before Yahweh continually.

24:5 "And you shall take fine flour and bake

twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah

shall be in each cake.

24:6 "You shall set them in two rows, six in a

row, on the pure gold table before Yahweh.

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 Yahweh.

24:8 "Every Sabbath he shall set it in order

before Yahweh continually, being taken from the

children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.

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 Yahweh made

by fire, by a perpetual statute."

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.

24:11 And the Israelite woman's son blasphemed

the name ofYahweh and cursed; and so they

brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was

Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of

Dan.)

24:12 Then they put him in custody, that the

mind of Yahweh might be shown to them.

24:13 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

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.

24:15 "Then you shall speak to the children of

Israel, saying: 'Whoever curses his God shall

bear his sin.

24:16 'And whoever blasphemes the name of

Yahweh 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 ofYahweh, he

shall be put to death.

24:17 'Whoever kills any man shall surely be

put to death.

24:18 'Whoever kills an animal shall make it

good, animal for animal.

24:19 'If a man causes disfigurement of his

neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to

him-

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.

24:21 'And whoever kills an animal shall restore

it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.

24:22 'You shall have the same law for the

stranger and for one from your own country; for

I am Yahweh your God.' "

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 Yahweh commanded

Moses.

 

Leviticus 25:

25:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses on Mount

Sinai, saying,

25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you come into the land which I give

you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to

Yahweh.

25:3 'Six years you shall sow your field, and six

years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather

its fruit;

25:4 'but in the seventh year there shall be a

sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to

Yahweh. You shall neither sow your field nor

prune your vineyard.

25:5 'What grows of its own accord of your

harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes

of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for

the land.

25:6 'And the sabbath produce of the land shall

be food for you: for you, your male and female

servants, your hired man, and the stranger who

dwells with you,

25:7 'for your livestock and the beasts that are in

your land-all its produce shall be for food.

25:8 'And you shall count seven sabbaths of

years for yourself, seven times seven years; and

the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be

to you forty-nine years.

25:9 'Then you shall cause the trumpet of the

Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh

month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make

the trumpet to sound throughout all your land.

25:10 'And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year,

and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all

its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and

each of you shall return to his possession, and

each of you shall return to his family.

25:11 'That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you;

in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows

of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your

untended vine.

25:12 'For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to

you; you shall eat its produce from the field.

25:13 'In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall

return to his possession.

25:14 'And if you sell anything to your neighbor

or buy from your neighbor's hand, you shall not

oppress one another.

25:15 'According to the number of years after the

Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and

according to the number of years of crops he

shall sell to you.

25:16 'According to the multitude of years you

shall increase its price, and according to the

fewer number of years you shall diminish its

price; for he sells to you according to the number

of the years of the crops.

25:17 'Therefore you shall not oppress one

another, but you shall fear your God; for I am

Yahweh your God.

25:18 'So you shall observe My statutes and

keep My judgments, and perform them; and you

will dwell in the land in safety.

25:19 'Then the land will yield its fruit, and you

will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.

25:20 'And if you say, "What shall we eat in the

seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather

in our produce?"

25:21 'Then I will command My blessing on you

in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce

enough for three years.

25:22 'And you shall sow in the eighth year, and

eat old produce until the ninth year; until its

produce comes in, you shall eat of the old

harvest.

25:23 'The land shall not be sold permanently,

for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and

sojourners with Me.

25:24 'And in all the land of your possession you

shall grant redemption of the land.

25:25 'If one of your brethren becomes poor,

and has sold some of his possession, and if his

redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he

may redeem what his brother sold.

25:26 'Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but

he himself becomes able to redeem it,

25:27 'then let him count the years since its sale,

and restore the remainder to the man to whom he

sold it, that he may return to his possession.

25:28 'But if he is not able to have it restored to

himself, then what was sold shall remain in the

hand of him who bought it until the Year of

Jubilee; and in the Jubilee it shall be released,

and he shall return to his possession.

25:29 'If a man sells a house in a walled city,

then he may redeem it within a whole year after

it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it.

25:30 'But if it is not redeemed within the space

of a full year, then the house in the walled city

shall belong permanently to him who bought it,

throughout his generations. It shall not be

released in the Jubilee.

25:31 'However the houses of villages which

have no wall around them shall be counted as the

fields of the country. They may be redeemed,

and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

25:32 'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, and

the houses in the cities of their possession, the

Levites may redeem at any time.

25:33 'And if a man purchases a house from the

Levites, then the house that was sold in the city

of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee;

for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their

possession among the children of Israel.

25:34 'But the field of the common-land of their

cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual

possession.

25:35 'If one of your brethren becomes poor,

and falls into poverty among you, then you shall

help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he

may live with you.

25:36 'Take no usury or interest from him; but

fear your God, that your brother may live with

you.

25:37 'You shall not lend him your money for

usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.

25:38 'I am Yahweh your God, who brought you

out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of

Canaan and to be your God.

25:39 'And if one of your brethren who dwells

by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you,

you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.

25:40 'As a hired servant and a sojourner he shall

be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of

Jubilee.

25:41 'And then he shall depart from you-he and

his children with him-and shall return to his own

family. He shall return to the possession of his

fathers.

25:42 'For they are My servants, whom I brought

out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as

slaves.

25:43 'You shall not rule over him with rigor, but

you shall fear your God.

25:44 'And as for your male and female slaves

whom you may have-from the nations that are

around you, from them you may buy male and

female slaves.

25:45 'Moreover you may buy the children of the

strangers who dwell among you, and their

families who are with you, which they beget in

your land; and they shall become your property.

25:46 'And you may take them as an inheritance

for your children after you, to inherit them as a

possession; they shall be your permanent slaves.

But regarding your brethren, the children of

Israel, you shall not rule over one another with

rigor.

25:47 'Now if a sojourner or stranger close to

you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who

dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to

the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a

member of the stranger's family,

25:48 'after he is sold he may be redeemed again.

One of his brothers may redeem him;

25:49 'or his uncle or his uncle's son may redeem

him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his

family may redeem him; or if he is able he may

redeem himself.

25:50 'Thus he shall reckon with him who

bought him: The price of his release shall be

according to the number of years, from the year

that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee;

it shall be according to the time of a hired

servant for him.

25:51 'If there are still many years remaining,

according to them he shall repay the price of his

redemption from the money with which he was

bought.

25:52 'And if there remain but a few years until

the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with

him, and according to his years he shall repay

him the price of his redemption.

25:53 'He shall be with him as a yearly hired

servant, and he shall not rule with rigor over him

in your sight.

25:54 'And if he is not redeemed in these years,

then he shall be released in the Year of Jubileehe

and his children with him.

25:55 'For the children of Israel are servants to

Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of

the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your God.

 

Leviticus 26:

26:1 'You shall not make idols for yourselves;

neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall

you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up

an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to

it; for I am Yahweh your God.

26:2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence

My sanctuary: I am Yahweh.

26:3 'If you walk in My statutes and keep My

commandments, and perform them,

26:4 then I will give you rain in its season, the

land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the

field shall yield their fruit.

26:5 Your threshing shall last till the time of

vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of

sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and

dwell in your land safely.

26:6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall

lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will

rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not

go through your land.

26:7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall

fall by the sword before you.

26:8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a

hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;

your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

26:9 'For I will look on you favorably and make

you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My

covenant with you.

26:10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out

the old because of the new.

26:11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and

My spirit shall not abhor you.

26:12 I will walk among you and be your God,

and you shall be My people.

26:13 I am Yahweh your God, who brought you

out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be

their slaves; I have broken the bands of your

yoke and made you walk upright.

26:14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not

observe all these commandments,

26:15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your

spirit abhors My judgments, so that you do not

perform all My commandments, but break My

covenant,

26:16 I also will do this to you: I will even

appoint terror over you, wasting disease and

fever which shall consume the eyes and cause

sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in

vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

26:17 I will set My face against you, and you

shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who

hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee

when no one pursues you.

26:18 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me,

then I will punish you seven times more for your

sins.

26:19 I will break the pride of your power; I will

make your heavens like iron and your earth like

bronze.

26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain;

for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall

the trees of the land yield their fruit.

26:21 'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are

not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven

times more plagues, according to your sins.

26:22 I will also send wild beasts among you,

which shall rob you of your children, destroy

your livestock, and make you few in number;

and your highways shall be desolate.

26:23 'And if by these things you are not

reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,

26:24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I

will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

26:25 And I will bring a sword against you that

will execute the vengeance of the covenant;

when you are gathered together within your

cities I will send pestilence among you; and you

shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

26:26 When I have cut off your supply of bread,

ten women shall bake your bread in one oven,

and they shall bring back your bread by weight,

and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

26:27 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me,

but walk contrary to Me,

26:28 then I also will walk contrary to you in

fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times

for your sins.

26:29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and

you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.

26:30 I will destroy your high places, cut down

your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on

the lifeless forms of your idols; and My spirit

shall abhor you.

26:31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your

sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the

fragrance of your sweet aromas.

26:32 I will bring the land to desolation, and

your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished

at it.

26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and

draw out a sword after you; your land shall be

desolate and your cities waste.

26:34 Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as

long as it lies desolate and you are in your

enemies' land; then the land shall rest and enjoy

its sabbaths.

26:35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest-for

the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when

you dwelt in it.

26:36 'And as for those of you who are left, I

will send faintness into their hearts in the lands

of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall

cause them to flee; they shall flee as though

fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no

one pursues.

26:37 They shall stumble over one another, as it

were before a sword, when no one pursues; and

you shall have no power to stand before your

enemies.

26:38 You shall perish among the nations, and

the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Leviticus 27:

26:39 And those of you who are left shall waste

away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands;

also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with

them, they shall waste away.

26:40 'But if they confess their iniquity and the

iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness

in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that

they also have walked contrary to Me,

26:41 and that I also have walked contrary to

them and have brought them into the land of

their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are

humbled, and they accept their guilt-

26:42 then I will remember My covenant with

Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My

covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will

remember the land.

26:43 The land also shall be left empty by them,

and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate

without them; they will accept their guilt,

because they despised My judgments and

because their spirit abhorred My statutes.

26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land

of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor

shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and

break My covenant with them; for I am Yahweh

their God.

26:45 But for their sake I will remember the

covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out

of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations,

that I might be their God: I am Yahweh.' "

26:46 These are the statutes and judgments and

laws which Yahweh made between Himself and

the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand

of Moses.

 

Leviticus 27:

27:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

27:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When a man consecrates by a vow certain

persons to Yahweh, according to your valuation,

27:3 'if your valuation is of a male from twenty

years old up to sixty years old, then your

valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

27:4 'If it is a female, then your valuation shall

be thirty shekels;

27:5 'and if from five years old up to twenty

years old, then your valuation for a male shall be

twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels;

27:6 'and if from a month old up to five years

old, then your valuation for a male shall be five

shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation

shall be three shekels of silver;

27:7 'and if from sixty years old and above, if it

is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen

shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

27:8 'But if he is too poor to pay your valuation,

then he shall present himself before the priest,

and the priest shall set a value for him; according

to the ability of him who vowed, the priest shall

value him.

27:9 'If it is an animal that men may bring as an

offering to Yahweh, all that anyone gives to

Yahweh shall be holy.

27:10 'He shall not substitute it or exchange it,

good for bad or bad for good; and if he at all

exchanges animal for animal, then both it and the

one exchanged for it shall be holy.

27:11 'If it is an unclean animal which they do

not offer as a sacrifice to Yahweh, then he shall

present the animal before the priest;

27:12 'and the priest shall set a value for it,

whether it is good or bad; as you, the priest,

value it, so it shall be.

27:13 'But if he wants at all to redeem it, then he

must add one-fifth to your valuation.

27:14 'And when a man dedicates his house to

be holy to Yahweh, then the priest shall set a

value for it, whether it is good or bad; as the

priest values it, so it shall stand.

27:15 'If he who dedicated it wants to redeem his

house, then he must add one-fifth of the money

of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.

27:16 'If a man dedicates to Yahweh part of a

field of his possession, then your valuation shall

be according to the seed for it. A homer of barley

seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

27:17 'If he dedicates his field from the Year of

Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall

stand.

27:18 'But if he dedicates his field after the

Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the

money due according to the years that remain till

the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be deducted from

your valuation.

27:19 'And if he who dedicates the field ever

wishes to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth

of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall

belong to him.

27:20 'But if he does not want to redeem the

field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it

shall not be redeemed anymore;

27:21 'but the field, when it is released in the

Jubilee, shall be holy to Yahweh, as a devoted

field; it shall be the possession of the priest.

27:22 'And if a man dedicates to Yahweh a field

which he has bought, which is not the field of his

possession,

27:23 'then the priest shall reckon to him the

worth of your valuation, up to the Year of

Jubilee, and he shall give your valuation on that

day as a holy offering to Yahweh.

27:24 'In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return

to him from whom it was bought, to the one who

owned the land as a possession.

27:25 'And all your valuations shall be according

to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to

the shekel.

27:26 'But the firstborn of the animals, which

should be Yahweh’s firstborn, no man shall

dedicate; whether it is an ox or sheep, it is

Yahweh’s.

27:27 'And if it is an unclean animal, then he

shall redeem it according to your valuation, and

shall add one-fifth to it; or if it is not redeemed,

then it shall be sold according to your valuation.

27:28 'Nevertheless no devoted offering that a

man may devote to Yahweh of all that he has,

both man and beast, or the field of his

possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every

devoted offering is most holy to Yahweh.

27:29 'No person under the ban, who may

become doomed to destruction among men, shall

be redeemed, but shall surely be put to death.

27:30 'And all the tithe of the land, whether of

the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is

Yahweh’s. It is holy to Yahweh.

27:31 'If a man wants at all to redeem any of his

tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.

27:32 'And concerning the tithe of the herd or the

flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth

one shall be holy to Yahweh.

27:33 'He shall not inquire whether it is good or

bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he

exchanges it at all, then both it and the one

exchanged for it shall be holy; it shall not be

redeemed.' "

27:34 These are the commandments which

Yahweh commanded Moses for the children of

Israel on Mount Sinai.