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Leviticus 24:1-23

24  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Command the sons of Israel to get you pure beaten olive-oil for the light, to set up a lamp regularly. 3  Outside the veil of the Lessons in the Tent of Meeting Aaron shall set it out from evening till morning before Jehovah regularly as a perpetual usage generation after generation. 4  On the pure lampstand he shall set out the lamps before Jehovah regularly. 5  “And you shall take farina and bake it in twelve ritual-cakes, one cake being two tenths of a bushel, 6  and place them in two stacks of six each on the pure table before Jehovah. 7  And you shall put on a stack pure frankincense, which the bread shall have for a memorial, a fire-offering to Jehovah. 8  on sabbath days regularly you shall set it out before Jehovah from the sons of Israel as a perpetual covenant. 9  And Aaron and his sons shall have it and shall eat it in a sacred place, because he has it as holiest of the holy out of Jehovah’s fire-offerings by perpetual institution.” 10  And an Israelite woman’s son, he being the son of an Egyptian man, came out among the sons of Israel. 11  And the Israelite woman’s son and an Israelite man had a squabble in the camp, and the Israelite woman’s son cursed the Name and used bad language; and they brought him to Moses. (And his mother’s name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12  And they left him under guard to have a ruling specified by Jehovah’s direction. 13  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 14  “Take the one who used the bad language outside the camp, and have all who heard it lay their hands on his head, and have all the congregation stone him. 15  And tell the sons of Israel ‘Every man who talks scurrilously of his God shall bear his sin, 16  but he who curses Jehovah’s name shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him, immigrant and native-born alike, when he curses Jehovah’s name. 17*  “‘And when a man strikes any human being a deadly blow he shall be put to death. 18*  “‘And one who strikes a domestic animal a deadly blow shall pay for it, life for life. 19*  “‘And when a man damages his neighbor’s person, the same as he did shall be done to him: 20*  break for break, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, as he damaged the person of a human being, he shall be damaged the same. 21  “‘And he who kills a domestic animal shall pay for it; and he who kills a human being shall be put to death. 22  You shall have one law: the immigrant shall be the same as the native-born; because I am your God Jehovah.’” 23  And Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they took the one who used the bad language outside the camp and stoned him. And the sons of Israel did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Footnotes

24:17 Lit. strikes any human life he
24:18 Lit. strikes a cattle life shall
24:19 Lit. puts a defect in his neighbor, the
24:20 Lit. as he put a defect in a human being, the same shall be put in him