Leviticus 24
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The Lamp

1The LORD spoke to Moses, 2“Tell the Israelis that they are to bring to you pure oil made from beaten olives in order to keep the lamp burning continuously. 3Outside the Canopy of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to arrange it continually in the LORD’s presence from evening until morning as an eternal ordinance throughout your generations. 4He is to arrange the lamps so that they burn continuously on a ceremonially pure lamp stand in the LORD’s presence. 5Take fine flour and bake twelve cakes using two tenths of a measurea for each cake. 6Arrange them in two rows—six in each row—on a ceremonially pure table in the LORD’s presence. 7Put pure frankincense on each row for a memorial offering. It will serve as an offering made by fire to the LORD. 8They are to be arranged every Sabbath dayb in the LORD’s presence as a giftc from the Israelis—an eternal covenant. 9This giftd will belong to Aaron and his sons, and they are to eat it in a sacred place, because it’s the most holy thing for him of all the offerings made by fire to the LORD. This is to be an eternal ordinance.”

A Case History of Blasphemy

10Now a son of an Israeli woman and an Egyptian mane went out among the Israelis. The Israeli woman’s son got into a fight with an Israeli man in the camp. 11Then the Israeli woman’s son blasphemed the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan. 12They placed him in custody until a decision would be madef to them according to the wordg of the LORD. 13Then the LORD spoke to Moses, 14“Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death. 15Moreover, tell the Israelis that anyone who curses his God will bear the consequences of his own sin, 16because the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD is certainly to be put to death. The entire congregation is to stone him to death. As it is for the resident alien, so it is to be with the native born: when he blasphemes the Name, he is to be put to death.

17“If a man beats a human beingh to death,i he is certainly to be executed, 18but whoever beats an animal to death is to replace it—life for life. 19If a man disfigures his fellow, whatever he did is to be done to him also. 20Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth—just as he had caused a disfigurement against another man, so it is to be done against him. 21Whoever beats an animal to death is to replace it, but whoever beats a human being to deathj is to be put to death. 22You are to have for yourselves consistentk procedures in deciding a case. As it is for the resident alien, so it is for the native born. I am the LORD your God.”

23So Moses spoke to the Israelis and they brought the one who cursed outside the camp and stoned him to death with boulders. The Israelis did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

a 24:5 The unit of measurement is not specified in MT, but cf. Lev. 5:11, 6:20.
b 24:8 Lit. in the day of the Sabbath, in the day of the Sabbath
c 24:8 The Heb. lacks as a gift
d 24:9 The Heb. lacks This gift
e 24:10 Lit. woman the son of an Egyptian man
f 24:12 The Heb. lacks would be made
g 24:12 Lit. mouth
h 24:17 Lit. soul of mankind
i 24:17 The Heb. lacks to death
j 24:21 The Heb. lacks to death
k 24:22 Lit. one

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