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Numbers 15:1-41

15  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Tell the sons of Israel, When you come into the new home I am giving you, 3  and you make a fire-offering to Jehovah, a burnt-offering or a sacrifice, for a special vow or as a voluntary offering or at your regular times, to make a genial odor to Jehovah, out of the horned cattle or out of the small cattle, 4*  and he who presents the offering presents it to Jehovah, you shall do on the burnt-offering or the sacrifice a grain-offering of farina, one tenth of a bushel, stirred up with three pints of oil, 5  and of wine for the libation three pints, for one sheep. 6*  And for a ram you shall do a grain-offering of farina, two tenths of a bushel, stirred up with oil two quarts; 7  and you shall present wine for the libation, two quarts; it is a genial odor to Jehovah. 8  And when you do a bull as burnt-offering or sacrifice for a special vow or as a welfare-sacrifice to Jehovah 9*  he shall present on the bull a grain-offering of farina, three tenths of a bushel, stirred up with oil three quarts; 10  and you shall present wine for the libation, three quarts; it is a fire-offering, a genial odor to Jehovah. 11  Such shall be the procedure for one bull or one ram or one sheep or goat; 12*  whatever number you sacrifice, thus you shall do for each as the number may be. 13  Everyone native-born shall do these things in this way, presenting a fire-offering, a genial odor to Jehovah. 14  And when there is living with you an immigrant, or whoever is in your midst, generation after generation, and he makes a fire-offering, a genial odor to Jehovah, he shall do the same as you do. 15*  There shall be one and the same usage for you, the assembly, and for the resident immigrant; as a perpetual usage, generation after generation, you and the immigrant shall be alike before Jehovah; 16  there shall be one code and one law for you and for the immigrant living among you.” 17  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 18  “Tell the sons of Israel, When you come into the country I am bringing you into, 19  when you eat the bread of the country you shall take out a contribution to Jehovah; 20  the first of your cooked cereals you shall take out in a ritual-cake for a contribution; you shall take it out the same as the contribution from the threshing-floor. 21  Out of the first of your cooked cereals you shall give it to Jehovah as a contribution generation after generation. 22  “And when you make a misstep and do not live up to all these commandments that Jehovah has dictated to Moses, 23  everything that Jehovah has commanded you through Moses, from the day when Jehovah gave commandment onward throughout your generations, 24  if there has been a misstep in action on the responsibility of the congregation all the congregation shall make a burnt-offering of one steer of horned cattle as a genial odor to Jehovah, and its due grain-offering and libation, and a sin-offering of one old goat, 25  and the priest shall purge all the congregation of the sons of Israel and they shall be forgiven, because it was a misstep and they have brought their oblation, a fire-offering to Jehovah, and their sin-offering before Jehovah for their misstep, 26  and all the congregation of the sons of Israel and the immigrants living among you shall be forgiven, because it was by misstep in the case of all the people. 27  “And if one person sins by misstep he shall present a she-goat in its first year as a sin-offering, 28  and the priest shall purge the person that went wrong in a sin by misstep before Jehovah, purging him and having him forgiven. 29  For the native-born among the sons of Israel and for the immigrant who lives among them you shall have one code for him who commits a misstep. 30  But the person who acts high-handedly, native-born or immigrant, is insulting Jehovah, and that person shall be cut off from among his people 31  because he has slighted Jehovah’s word and broken his commandment: cut off that person shall be, his guilt shall be upon him.” 32  And the sons of Israel were in the wilderness and found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day; 33  and those who found him gathering sticks presented him to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation. 34  And they left him under guard, because it had never been specified what should be done with him. 35  And Jehovah said to Moses “The man must be put to death, all the congregation stoning him outside the camp.” 36  And all the congregation took him outside the camp and stoned him to death as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 37  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 38  “Tell the sons of Israel to make themselves tassels on the flaps of their garments generation after generation and to put a violet cord on the flap-tassel; 39  and you shall have them for tassels, and shall see them and remember all Jehovah’s commandments and live up to them, and not go roving after your hearts and eyes which you wantonly follow, 40  in order that you may remember and live up to all my commandments and be holy to your God. 41  I am your God Jehovah who have brought you out of Egypt to have me for your God; I am your God Jehovah.”

Footnotes

15:4 Or cattle, he who presents the oblation shall present it to Jehovah. You
15:6 Var. Or for a ram
15:9 Conj. you shall present
15:12 Lit. goat; in accordance with the number that you do, thus
15:15 Conj. Thus the assembly shall do; there shall be one and the same rule for you and for