Leviticus

Chapter 1


1 Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man among you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your livestock offering from the herd or from the flock. 3 If their offering is going to be a burnt sacrifice from the herd, let them offer only males without blemish: they shall offer it out of their own free will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. 4 Then they shall put their hand on the head of the burnt offering; it shall be accepted on their behalf to make an atonement for them. 5 Then they shall kill the bull before the LORD and the priests, Aaron's sons, will bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around and on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 6 They are to flay the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. 7 And the sons of Aaron, the priest, shall light the altar with fire and set the wood in order on top of the fire: 8 Then the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head and the fat, in order on the burning wood that is on the altar 9 But, its innards and its legs shall be washed in water and the priest shall burn it all on the altar, as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, as a sweet aroma to the LORD. 10 And if its offering is from the flocks, specifically, from the sheep or from the goats, as a burnt sacrifice, they shall offer only males without blemish. 11 Then he is to kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD and the priests, then Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood all around and on the altar. 12 Then they shall cut it into pieces, with its head and its fat and the priest shall lay them in order upon the wood that is on the fire atop the altar: 13 But, they are to wash the innards and its legs with water: Then the priest is to bring it all and burn it on the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD. 14 And if the burnt sacrifice chosen for his offering to the LORD is from fowls, then he shall bring his offering, turtledoves or young pigeons. 15 Then the priest is to bring it to the altar and wring off its head, then burn it on the altar and the blood of it shall be wrung out at the side of the altar: 16 And he shall pluck away its crop with its feathers and cast them beside the altar on the east side, by the place for the ashes: 17* And he is to cut it and tear it open by its wings, but shall not separate it completely and the priest is to 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 the LORD. 


Chapter 2


1 If anyone offers a meat offering to the LORD, the offering is to be presented with fine flour and they are to pour oil on it and put frankincense on it, 2 They are to bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests and they are to take a handful of the flour, the oil and the frankincense and the priest is to burn them as a memorial of it on the altar, as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD 3 And the remainder of the meat offering shall belong to Aaron and his sons, it is a thing most holy, the offerings for the LORD made by fire. 4 And if you bring an oblation from a meat offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes made of fine flour mingled with oil or unleavened wafers anointed with oil. 5 And if your oblation is a meat offering, baked in a pan, it shall be made of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. 6 You are to break it into pieces and pour oil on it: it is a meat offering. 7 And if your oblation is a meat offering baked in a frying pan, it shall be made with fine flour and oil. 8 Then you shall bring the meat offering which was made with these things to the LORD and when it is presented to the priest, he shall bring it to the altar. 9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial from it and shall burn it on the altar: it is an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD. 10 That which is left from the meat offering shall belong to Aaron and his sons, it is a thing most holy all the offerings to the LORD made by fire. 11 No meat offering, that you bring to the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for you shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering for the LORD made by fire. 12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, you shall offer them to the LORD: but, they shall not be burnt on the altar as a sweet aroma. 13 And every oblation from your meat offering you shall season with salt; never shall you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meat offering: with all your offerings you shall offer salt. 14 And if you offer a meat offering from your firstfruits to the LORD, you shall offer with the meat offering from your firstfruits, green ears of corn dried by fire or corn beaten from full ears. 15 And you shall put oil on it and lay frankincense on it: it is a meat offering. 16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn with it with some of the oil and with all the frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD. 


Chapter 3


1 And if his oblation is a sacrifice for a peace offering, if they offer it from the herd; whether it is a male or female, they shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. 2 Then he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and Aaron's sons, the priests, are to sprinkle the blood on the altar and all around. 3 And they shall offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat that covers its innards and all the fat that is on the innards 4 The two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, he shall separate. 5 Then Aaron's sons are to burn it on the altar atop the burnt sacrifice, upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD. 6 And if their offering is a sacrifice as a peace offering to the LORD that is from the flock, male or female, they shall offer it without blemish. 7 If they offer a lamb as their offering, then shall they offer it before the LORD. 8 And they shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood of it on and all around the altar. 9 And they shall offer for the sacrifice of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat of it and the whole rear they are to tear off hard by cutting near the backbone and the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards 10 Then the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, is to be separated. 11 Then the priest shall burn it on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to the LORD. 12 And if the offering is a goat, then they shall offer it before the LORD. 13 And they shall lay their hands on the head of it and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood of it on the altar and all around. 14 And then they shall give the offering as an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 15 As for the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, that is by the flanks and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, they shall be removed. 16 Then the priest is to burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire as a sweet aroma: all the fat is the LORD'S. 17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat no fat or blood. 


Chapter 4


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a soul commits sin in ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things that are not to be done and they do break any of them: 3 Or if a priest that is anointed commits a sin according to what our culture believes is sinful, then let them bring for their sin, that they have committed, a young bull without blemish to the LORD as a sin offering. 4 They are to bring the bull to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD and shall lay their hand on the bullock's head and kill the bull before the LORD. 5 Then the priest that is anointed shall take from the bull’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation 6 And the priest is to dip their finger in the blood and sprinkle the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7 And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar and sweet incense before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation and shall pour all the blood of the bull at the bottom of the altar for the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8 Then they are to remove all the fat of the bull for the sin offering; the fat that covers its innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 9 The two kidneys and the fat that is on them, that is by the flanks, the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, these they are to remove, 10 As it was removed from the bull for the sacrifice for peace offerings and the priest is to burn them on the altar for the burnt offering. 11 And the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head and with its legs and its innards and its feces, 12 The whole bull is to be carried forward outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are to be poured out and burnt on wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall they be burnt. 13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sins through ignorance and the action is hidden from the eyes of the assembly; they have done a thing against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things that should not be done and are guilty 14 When the sin, which they have sinned against, becomes known, then the congregation is to offer a young bull for the sin and bring them before the tabernacle of the congregation. 15 Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD and the bull shall be killed before the LORD. 16 And the priest that is anointed shall bring the bull's blood to the tabernacle of the congregation: 17 And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil. 18  Then they are to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar for the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 19 And they shall remove all its fat from it and burn it on the altar. 20 Then they shall do with the bull as they did with the bulls for sin offerings, so shall they do with this and the priest shall make an atonement for them and it shall be forgiven them. 21 And they shall carry the bull outside the camp and burn it as they burned the first bull: it is a sin offering for the congregation. 22 When a ruler has sinned and done something through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD their God concerning things which should not be done and is guilty 23 Or if their sin, when it comes to their knowledge that they have sinned, they are to bring an offering, a young goat, a male without blemish: 24 Then they shall lay their hand on the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offerings before the LORD: it is a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar for burnt offerings and shall pour out its blood at the bottom of the altar for burnt offerings. 26 Then they shall burn all its fat on the altar, as with the fat for the sacrifices for peace offerings and the priest shall make an atonement for them concerning their sin and it shall be forgiven. 27 And if anyone from the common people sins through ignorance, when they do something against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things that should not be done and are guilty 28 Or if their sin, when their sin comes to their knowledge: then they are to bring their offering, a young goat, a female without blemish, for the sin that they sinned. 29 And they shall lay their hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. 30 Then the priest shall take some of the blood with their finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and shall pour out all the blood from it at the bottom of the altar. 31 Then they shall take away all the fat from it, as the fat is removed from the sacrifices for peace offerings and the priest is to burn it on the altar as a sweet aroma to the LORD and the priest is to make an atonement for them and it shall be forgiven them. 32 And if they bring a lamb as a sin offering, they shall bring a female without blemish. 33 Then they are to lay their hand on the head of the sin offering and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offerings. 34 Then the priest shall take from the blood of the sin offering using their finger and put it on the horns of the altar for burnt offerings and shall pour out all the blood of it at the bottom of the altar 35 And they shall remove all the fat from it, just as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifices for peace offerings and the priest shall burn them on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD and the priest shall make an atonement for the sin that they have committed and it shall be forgiven him. 


Chapter 5


1 And if a soul sins, by hearing a voice cursing another and is a witness, whether they had seen or known of any future intentions and they do not testify, then they shall bear their own iniquity. 2 And if a soul touches anything unclean, whether it is a carcass of an unclean animal or the carcass of a unclean cow or the carcass of a unclean creeping creature, even if they are unaware of it, they also shall be unclean and guilty. 3 Or if they touch the uncleanness of mankind, any uncleanness that causes a person to become defiled at all and they do not know it, when they gain knowledge of it, then they shall be guilty. 4 Or if any soul carelessly swears by their own lips to do evil or to do good, whatever that person swore by oath, if they are unaware that it was sinful and later they realize that it was sinful, then they shall be guilty in these matters. 5 And when they are guilty in one of these matters, they shall confess what they did that was sinful: 6 Then they are to bring their trespass offering to the LORD for their sin that they themselves sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a young goat, for a sin offering and the priest shall make an atonement for them concerning their sin. 7 And if they are not able to bring a lamb, then they shall bring for their trespass, which they committed, two turtle doves or two young pigeons, to the LORD, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. 8 Then they are to bring them to the priest, who shall offer what was brought for the sin offering, first, by wringing off its head from its neck, but do not divide it completely 9 And they are to sprinkle the blood from the sin offering on the side of the altar and the rest of the blood is to be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering. 10 Then they shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the ceremony and the priest shall make an atonement for them, for the sin that they sinned and it shall be forgiven them. 11 But if they are not able to bring two turtle doves or two young pigeons, then the person who sinned shall bring for their offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering; they shall put no oil on it, nor are they to put any frankincense on it: for it is a sin offering. 12 Then they are to bring it to the priest and the priest is to take a handful of it, as a memorial of it and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD: it is a sin offering. 13 And the priest shall make an atonement for them as if touching the sin that the person sinned in any of these matters and it may be forgiven them; the remnant shall belong to the priest's, as a meat offering. 14 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 15 If a soul commits a trespass and sins through ignorance, regarding the covenant, holy to the LORD, they are to bring for their trespass to the LORD a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your valuation in shekels of silver, for the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: 16 Then they are to make amends for the harm that they have done by breaking the holy covenant, and shall add one fifth to its value and give it to the priest and the priest is to make an atonement for them with the ram for the trespass offering and it may be forgiven him. 17 And if a soul sins and commits any of the things that are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD, whether they have knowledge of it or not, they are guilty and shall bear their iniquity. 18 And they are to bring a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, for a trespass offering, to the priest and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance by which they sinned without knowledge and it may be forgiven him. 19 This is a trespass offering: they have surely trespassed against the LORD. 


Chapter 6


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 2 If a soul sins and commits a trespass against the Lord by deceiving their neighbor in a matter entrusted to them to keep, in fellowship or anything taken away by force or by deceiving their neighbor 3 Or having found something that was lost and lies regarding it and swears falsely: in any or all these things that men do, therefore, committing a sin 4 Then it shall be, because they have sinned and are guilty, that they must restore what they took away by force or the thing that they obtained by deceit or anything that was entrusted for their safekeeping or anything lost which they found: 5 Or everything that they swore deceitfully about they must equally restore it in relation to the principal and is to add a fifth part in addition to it and give it to the rightful owner on the day of their trespass offering. 6 And they must bring for their trespass offering to the Lord, a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering to the Priest. 7 Then the Priest is to make an atonement for them, before the Lord and it may be forgiven them, for anything, all that they did in this case of trespassing 8 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 9 Command Aaron and his sons by saying, This is the law for the burnt offering (it is a burnt offering, because it is burnt on the Altar all night into the morning and the fires of the altar will burn within it.) 10 The Priest is to put on his linen garment and his linen pants he is to put on his flesh, and pick up the ashes that the fire consumed by the burnt offering on the Altar and he is to place them beside the Altar. 11 Then he is to take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the Camp, to a clean place. 12 And the fire on the altar will be burning within it: it shall not be put out. Also, the Priest is to burn wood on it every morning and lay the burnt offerings in order on it and he is to burn there, on the altar, the fat for the peace offerings. 13 The fire shall always be burning on the Altar: it shall never go out. 14 Now, this is the law for the meat offering: the sons of Aaron are to offer it in front of the Lord, before the Altar. 15 And he is to take from it a handful, of the flower for the meat offering and of the oil for it and all of the frankincense that is on the meat offering and is to burn it on the Altar, as a sweet aroma, even the memorial of it is for the Lord. 16 What remains of it Aaron and his sons are to eat: with unleavened bread it is to be eaten in the holy place: in the court of the Tabernacle of the Congregation they are to eat it. 17 It must not be baked with leaven: I have given it to them as their portion from My offerings made by fire: it is most holy, as is the sin offering and the trespass offering. 18 All the males among the children of Aaron are to eat from it: It will be a statute forever throughout your generations regarding the offerings for the Lord made by fire: anything that touches them will be holy. 19 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 20 Now, this is the offering from Aaron and his sons that they must offer to the Lord, on the day when they are anointed: a tenth part of an Ephah of fine flower as a meat offering, burnt continuously, half of it in the morning and half of it at night. 21 It is to be made in a pan with oil and after it has baked, you are to bring it in and the baked pieces for the meat offering you are to offer as a sweet aroma to the Lord. 22 Then, the Priest from his sons who is to succeed him and is to be anointed, is to offer it: this is a statute forever to the Lord, it must be wholly burnt. 23 Every meat offering made on behalf of a Priest shall be wholly burnt: it must not be eaten. 24 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 25 Speak to Aaron and to his sons and say, this is the law for the sin offering, at the place where the burnt offering is sacrificed, the sin offering is also to be sacrificed before the Lord: it is most holy. 26 The Priest who offers it as a sin offering, may eat it: In the holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the Tabernacle of the Congregation. 27 Anything that touches the flesh of it, will be holy and if there is splatter from the blood of a sacrifice on any clothing, you are to wash the blood off in the holy place 28 But, if an earthen vessel gets any blood on it, it must be broken or if a vessel made of brass gets any blood on it, it must be both scoured and rinsed in water. 29 All of the males amongst the Priests may eat it: it is most holy. 30 But, no sin offering, from which any blood was brought into the Tabernacle of the Congregation for reconciliation in the holy place, none of it may be eaten: it must be burnt in the fire.


Chapter 7


1 This is the law for the trespass offering: it is most holy. 2 At the place where they kill the burnt offering, they are to kill the trespass offering and the blood of it they are to sprinkle around and on the altar. 3 Then they are to offer all of its fat, the rump and the fat that covers its innards, 4 The two kidneys and the fat on them, which is by the flanks, the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, they are to remove. 5 Then the priest is to burn them on the altar as an offering made by fire to the LORD: it is a trespass offering. 6 Every male among the priests may eat it: it is to be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy. 7 As with the sin offering, so with the trespass offering: there is one law for them both: the Priest who makes atonement with them may have it. 8 And the Priest that offers any man's burnt offering, that Priest may take for himself the skin from the burnt offering, which they have offered. 9 And all of the meat offering that is baked in the oven and everything that is prepared in a frying pan or in a pan, shall belong to the Priest who offered it. 10 And every meat offering, mingled with oil or dry, belongs to all the sons of Aaron one as much as another. 11 This is the law for the sacrifices of peace offerings, which they are to offer to the LORD. 12 If they offer it in thanksgiving, then they are to offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mingled with oil and unleavened wafers anointed with oil and cakes mingled with oil, made of fine flour, fried. 13 Along with the cakes, they are to offer for their offering, leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving for their peace offerings. 14 And from it they are to choose one piece to offer out of the whole oblation as a heave offering to the LORD and it shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood on the peace offerings. 15 The flesh from the sacrifice of their peace offerings, in thanksgiving, must be eaten the same day that it is offered, they are not to leave any of it until the morning. 16 But, if the sacrifice of their offering is made from a vow or is a voluntary offering, it is to be eaten the same day that they offered their sacrifice and on the next morning the remainder of it may be eaten: 17 But, the remainder of the flesh from the sacrifice on the third day is to be burnt with fire. 18 And if any of the flesh from the sacrifice of their peace offerings is eaten at all on the third day, it will not be accepted, nor will it be accepted on behalf of the one who offered it: it will be an abomination and the soul who eats it will bear his iniquity. 19 Now, Flesh that touches anything unclean must not be eaten, it is to be burnt with fire, as for all the flesh that is clean, they may eat. 20 But, the soul that eats the flesh from a sacrifice for peace offerings, that has been dedicated to the LORD, will have their uncleanness on them and that soul shall be cut off from his people. 21 Moreover, the soul who touches anything unclean, such as, the uncleanness of man or any unclean animal or any abominable unclean thing and eats from the flesh of a sacrifice for a peace offering, which has been dedicated to the LORD, that soul shall be cut off from his people. 22 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, you are not to eat any manner of fat from an ox, sheep or goat. 24 But, the fat frp, a animal that dies by itself and the fat from something torn by beasts, may be used for any other uses: but, you should in no way eat it. 25 For whoever eats the fat from an animal, that was offered by men as an offering made by fire to the LORD, the soul who ate it is to be cut off from his people. 26 Also, you must not eat any manner of blood, whether it is from the fowl or from an animal in any of your houses. 27 Any soul who eats any manner of blood, that soul is to be cut off from his people. 28 The LORD spoke to Moses and said 29 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, whoever offers a sacrifice as a peace offering to the LORD shall bring his oblation to the LORD as the sacrifice for their peace offering. 30 By their own hands they must bring the offerings for the LORD to be made by fire, the fat along with the animal, it shall they bring, so that its breast may be waved as a wave offering before the LORD. 31 And the priest shall burn the fat on the altar: but, the breast belongs Aaron and his sons. 32 But, its right shoulder they shall give to the priest as a heave offering for the sacrifice of your peace offerings. 33 Those among the sons of Aaron, who offer the blood for the peace offerings and its fat, shall have the right shoulder as their portion. 34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder I have removed from the children of Israel from the sacrifices for their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as a statute forever among the children of Israel. 35 This is the portion for the anointing of Aaron and for the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings to the LORD made by fire, on the day that Aaron dedicated them to minister to the LORD and maintain the office of priest’s. 36 This the LORD has commanded to be given to them by the children of Israel, on the day that he anointed them, as a statute forever throughout their generations. 37 This is the law for the burnt offering, for the meat offering, for the sin offering, for the trespass offering and for consecrations and for the sacrifices made as peace offerings, 38 Which the LORD commanded Moses at mount Sinai, on the day that Moses commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations to the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai. 


Chapter 8


1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Take Aaron and his sons and their garments, the anointing oil and a bull for a sin offering, two rams and a basket of unleavened bread 3 And gather the entire congregation together at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 So, Moses did as the LORD commanded him; the assembly was gathered together at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 5 Then Moses said to the congregation, this is what the LORD commanded to be done. 6 Moses brought Aaron and his sons and they washed with water. 7 Then he put the coat on Aaron and wrapped him with the girdle and clothed him with the robe and placed the ephod on him and he wrapped him with the intricate girdle of the ephod and tied it to him. 8 Moses put the breastplate on him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim. 9 Then he put the mitre upon his head; atop of the mitre, on its front, he put its golden plate, the holy crown, exactly as the LORD commanded Moses. 10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it and sanctified them. 11 There, he sprinkled on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its vessels, both the laver and its foot, to sanctify them. 12 And he poured the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him, to consecrate him. 13 Then Moses brought Aaron's sons and put their coats on them and wrapped them with girdles and put their hats on them, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 14 Afterward, he brought a bull for the sin offering and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering. 15 And sacrificed it. Then Moses took some of its blood and put it on the horns of the altar and all around with his finger and purified the altar and poured its blood at the bottom of the altar and sanctified it, to make a reconciliation on it. 16 Then he took all the fat on the innards, the caul above the liver, its two kidneys and their fat and Moses burned it on the altar. 17 But, the bull and its hide, its flesh and it's feces, he burnt in a fire outside the camp, exactly as the LORD commanded Moses. 18 And he brought a ram for the burnt offering and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 19 And he sacrificed it and Moses sprinkled the blood on the altar and all around. 20  Moses cut the ram into pieces and he burnt its head with the pieces and its fat. 21 He washed the innards and its legs in water and Moses burnt the whole ram on the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice as a sweet aroma and an offering made by fire to the LORD, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 22 Then he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 23 And he sacrificed it and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the tip of Aaron's right ear and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot. 24 Then, he brought Aaron's sons and Moses put some of the blood on the tip of their right ear and on the thumb of their right hands and on the great toe of their right feet and Moses sprinkled the blood on the altar and all around it. 25 Then he took the fat and the rump, all the fat that was on its innards, the caul above the liver, the two kidneys and their fat and its right shoulder 26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was placed in front of the LORD, he took one unleavened cake and a cake of oiled bread and one wafer and put them on the fat and on the right shoulder. 27 Then he put all of these in Aaron's hands and in his sons hands and waved them as a wave offering before the LORD. 28 Then Moses took these things from their hands and burnt them on the altar for the burnt offering: this was a consecration offering as a sweet aroma: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD. 29 And Moses took the breast and waved it as a wave offering before the LORD: as for the ram of consecration it was Moses' part, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons garments with him and sanctified Aaron and his garments and his sons and his sons garments with him. 31 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations as I commanded, stating, Aaron and his sons shall eat it. 32 And the remainder of the flesh and the bread you are to burn in fire. 33 And you must not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation for seven days, until the days of your consecration are at an end: for seven days He will consecrate you. 34 As he has done this day, so the LORD has commanded to do, to make an atonement for you. 35 Therefore, you are to stay at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days and keep the commands of the LORD, so that you will not die: for the “I am” commanded. 36 So Aaron and his sons did everything that the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.


Chapter 9


1 It came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel 2 And he said to Aaron, take a young calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish and offer them before the LORD. 3 And speak to the children of Israel, saying, take a young one from the goats as a sin offering and a calf and a lamb, both in their first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering 4 And a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD and a meat offering mingled with oil: for today the LORD will appear to you. 5 So, they brought what Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation and all the congregation drew near and stood before the LORD. 6 And Moses said, This is what the LORD commanded you to do and the glory of the LORD will appear to you. 7 Then Moses said to Aaron, go to the altar and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering and make an atonement for yourself and for the people and offer the offering for the people and make an atonement for them, just as the LORD commanded. 8 So Aaron went to the altar and killed the calf for the sin offering that was sacrificed for himself. 9 Then the sons of Aaron brought its blood to him and he dipped his finger in its blood and put it on the horns of the altar and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar: 10 But, the fat and the kidneys and the caul above the liver for the sin offering, he burnt on the altar, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 11 The flesh and the hide he burnt in a fire outside the camp. 12 And he sacrificed the burnt offering and Aaron's sons presented its blood to him, which he sprinkled all around and on the altar. 13 Then they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it, the head and he burnt them on the altar. 14 Then he washed the innards and the legs and burnt them as a burnt offering on the altar. 15 Then he brought the people's offering and took the goat, for the sin offering for the people and sacrificed it and offered it for sin, as the first offering. 16 Then he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the ceremony. 17 After, he brought the meat offering and took a handful of it and burnt it on the altar, right beside the burnt sacrifice from the morning. 18 He killed the bull and the ram as a sacrifice for a peace offering, which was for the people and Aaron's sons presented its blood to him, which he sprinkled on the altar and around it 19 And the fat of the bull and of the ram, the rump and that which covers the innards, the kidneys and the caul above the liver. 20 Then they put the fat on the breasts and he burnt the fat on the altar. 21 Their breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved as a wave offering before the LORD, just as Moses commanded. 22 Then Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people and blessed them and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and peace offerings. 23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation and came out and blessed the people and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. 24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, that consumed everything on the altar, the burnt offering and the fat and when all the people saw, they shouted and fell on their faces.  


Chapter 10


1 Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, both took their censers and put fire in them, and put incense in them and offered the strange fire to the LORD, something Aaron had not commanded. 2 Because of this, fire shot out from the LORD and consumed them and they died before the LORD. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified within those who come near me and in front of all the people I will be glorified. Aaron held his composure. 4 Then Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron and said to them, Come near carry your brethren away from the sanctuary outside of the camp. 5 So they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, just as Moses had said. 6 Then Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, for his sons, do not uncover your heads, nor rend your clothes or you will die and wrath will come on all the people: but, let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, mourn the flames which the LORD kindled. 7 And you are not to go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation or you will die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is on you. So they did according to the word of Moses. 8 Then the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying, 9 Do not drink wine or strong drink, you nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation or you will die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 10 You must put a difference between holy and unholy, between unclean and clean. 11 And you are to teach the children of Israel all the statutes that the LORD has spoken to them by the hand of Moses. 12 Then Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, take the meat offering that remains from the offerings of the LORD made by fire and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy: 13 And you are to eat it in the holy place because it is your reward and your sons reward, from the sacrifices to the LORD made by fire: for so the “I am” commanded. 14 Then the wave breast and heave shoulder you are to eat in a clean place; you and your sons and your daughters with you: for they are your reward and your sons reward, which are given from the sacrifices of peace offerings from the children of Israel. 15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast they are to bring with the offerings made by fire with its fat, to wave it as a wave offering before the LORD and it shall be yours and your sons with you, as a statute forever, just as the LORD has commanded. 16 Then Moses quickly searched for a goat for a sin offering and he burnt it and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron that were left alive and said 17 Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, knowing that it is most holy and that God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make an atonement for them to the LORD? 18 Look! the blood of it was not brought into the holy place: you should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded. 19 And Aaron said to Moses, this day they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD and look what has happened to me and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD? 20 When Moses heard this, he was content. 


Chapter 11


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the animals which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. 3 You may eat the animals that have divided hooves and chews the cud. 4 However, these may not be eaten from amongst those that chew the cud and have divided hooves: The camel is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided. 5 Nor the coney, because it chews the cud, but its hooves are not divided, it is unclean to you. 6 Also, the hare, because it chews the cud but, its hooves are not divided, it is unclean to you. 7  The swine, though its hoof is divided and they are clovenfooted but, they do not chew the cud, it is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh you may not eat and do not touch their carcasses, they are unclean to you. 9 You may eat all that is in the waters: whatever has fins and scales within the waters, in the seas and in the rivers, these you may eat. 10 But, all that do not have fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, anything that moves in the waters and of any living thing that is in the waters, they shall be as an abomination to you: 11 They are an abomination to you; you may not eat of their flesh but, you shall hold even their carcases as a abomination. 12 Whatever has no fins or scales in the waters, they are to be an abomination to you. 13 Now, these are those which you shall hold as abominations among the fowls; they may not be eaten, they are abominations: the eagle and the ossifrage and the ospray, 14 The vulture and the kite after its kind; 15 Every raven after its kind; 16 The owl, the nighthawk and the cuckow and the hawk after its kind, 17 The little owl and the cormorant, the great owl, 18 The swan and the pelican and the gier eagle, 19 The stork, the heron after its kind, the lapwing and the bat. 20 All fowls that move, going on all four, shall be abominations to you. 21 Yet, these you may eat from among every flying creeping thing that goes on all fours, which have legs above their feet, to jump with on the earth; 22 These from among them you may eat; the locust after its kind and the bald locust after its kind and the beetle after its kind and the grasshopper after its kind. 23 But, all other flying creeping things, which have four feet are to be an abomination to you. 24 And to you these you shall be unclean: whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening. 25 And anyone who bears their carcasses is to wash their clothes and will be unclean until the evening.  26 The carcasses of every beast that has divided hooves and is not clovenfooted, nor chews the cud, are to be considered unclean to you: anyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And whatever moves on its paws, among all manner of animals that move on all fours, they are unclean to you: whoever touches their carcasses is unclean until the evening. 28 And anyone who bears the carcasses of them shall wash their clothes, and be unclean until the evening: they are unclean to you. 29 These, also shall be unclean to you among the moving creatures that creep on the earth, the weasel and the mouse and the tortoise after its kind, 30 The ferret, the chameleon and the lizard, the snail and the mole. 31 These are unclean to you among all that creeps: whoever touches them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the evening. 32 If anything falls on any of them, when they are dead  it will be unclean, whether it be a vessel of wood or a raiment or skin or sack, whatever vessel it may be, in which any work is done, it must be put in water and it shall be unclean until the evening; thus it will be cleansed. 33 And if any of them fall into a earthen vessel everything in it will be unclean and you are to shatter it. 34 Among all the meat that may be eaten, if any unclean water from the vessels splashed on it, it shall be unclean as with any kind of drink that we may drink from any such vessel has become unclean. 35 And everything that any part of their carcasses fall on shall be unclean, whether it is used in an oven or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean to you. 36 However, a fountain or pit, where there is a large amount of water, shall remain clean: but, anything that touches their carcass shall be unclean. 37 But if any part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed that is to be planted, it shall be clean. 38 But if any water is on the seed or any part of their carcass falls there, it shall be unclean to you. 39 And if any animal, among those you may eat, dies and anyone touches the carcass of it, they shall be unclean until the evening. 40 And anyone who eats from the carcass of it shall wash their clothes and they are unclean until the evening, anyone that carries the carcass is to wash their clothes and are unclean until the evening. 41 And every moving thing that creeps on the earth is an abomination; it may not be eaten. 42 Any creature that moves on its belly, on all fours or anything that has more feet among all moving creatures that creep on the earth, those you may not eat, for they are an abomination. 43 You shall not make yourselves abominable by any moving thing that creeps, nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by them. 44 For I am the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves and you shall be holy, for I am holy: nor shall you defile yourselves with any manner of moving thing that creeps on the earth. 45 For I am the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: therefore, you shall be holy, for I am holy. 46 This is the law for the animals and for the fowl and for every living creature that moves within the waters and for every creature that creeps on the earth. 47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean and between the animals that may be eaten and the animals that may not be eaten. 


Chapter 12


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a woman has conceived seed and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity she shall be unclean. 3 And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying for thirty-three days and she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are fulfilled. 5 But, if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her separation and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying for sixty six days. 6 And once the days of her purifying are fulfilled, whether a son or daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove, for a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the Priest: 7 Who shall offer it before the LORD and make an atonement for her and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for a woman who has birthed a male or female. 8 And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering and the priest shall make an atonement for her and she shall be clean. 


Chapter 13


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 When a person has a swelling on their flesh, a scab or bright spot and it is within the skin of their flesh, like the plague of leprosy and they are to be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the Priests: 3 Then the Priest is to look on the plague within the skin of the flesh and when the hair within the plague has turned white and the plague in sight is deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of the skin and the Priest is to look on him and pronounce him unclean. 4 If the bright spot is white within the skin of the flesh and in sight is not deeper than the skin and the hair has not turned white, then the priest shall quarantine those who have the plague seven days: 5 And the priest is to examine them on the seventh day: if the plague remains and the plague has not spread in the skin, then the priest shall quarantine them seven more days: 6 Then the priest is to examine them again on the seventh day and if the plague has somewhat darkened, but has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them clean: it is only a scab and they are to wash their clothes and are clean. 7 But, if the scab spreads much abroad in the skin, after they have been seen by the priest for their cleansing, they are to be seen by the priest again: 8 And if the priest sees that the scab is spreading in the skin, then the priest is to pronounce them unclean: it is a disease. 9 When a plague of the skin is within a person, then they are to be brought to the priest 10 And the priest is to examine them: if the rising is white in the skin and it has turned the hair white and there is new raw flesh in the swelling, 11 It is an chronic disease in the skin of their flesh and the priest is to pronounce them unclean and shall not quarantine them for they are unclean. 12 And if a skin disease breaks out all over in the skin and the skin disease covers all the skin of those who have the plague from their head to their foot, wherever the Priest looks, 13 Then the priest is to examine and if the disease has covered all their flesh, they are to pronounce them clean those who have the plague: once it has all turned white: they are clean. 14 But, when raw flesh appears on them, they shall be unclean. 15 And the priest shall view the raw flesh and pronounce them unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a disease. 16 Or if the raw flesh changes again and is changed white, they are to come to the priest 17 And the priest is to examine them and if the plague has turned white, then the priest is to pronounce those having the plague clean: they are clean. 18 Any flesh which, in the skin there was a boil and it has healed, 19 And in the place of the boil there is a white rising or a bright spot, white or somewhat reddish and it has been shown to the priest; 20 if when the priest examines it and it is visibly lower than the skin, and the hair thereof has turned white, the Priest shall pronounce them unclean: it is a plague of leprosy spreading out from the boil. 21 But if the priest looks on it and there are no white hairs there and if it is not deeper than the skin, but it is somewhat dark, then the priest shall quarantine them for seven days 22 And if it spreads much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. 23 But if the bright spot stays in its place and does not spread, it is a burning boil and the priest may pronounce him clean. 24 If there is any part of the flesh on the skin where there is a hot burning sensation and the new flesh that burns has a white bright spot, somewhat reddish or white, 25 The Priest shall examine it and if the hair in the bright spot has turned white and it is by sight deeper than the skin, it is a disease broken out from the burning and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of the flesh. 26 But, if the priest looks on it and there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is no lower than the other skin, but is somewhat dark, the Priest shall quarantine them seven days: 27 And the priest shall examine them, on the seventh day and if it has spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce them unclean: it is the plague of the flesh. 28 But, if the bright spot stays in its place and does not spread  in the skin, but it is somewhat dark, it is swelling from the burning and the priest may pronounce them clean: for it is an inflammation from the burning. 29 If a man or woman has a plague on the head or the beard, 30 Then the Priest is to examine the blight and if it is by sight deeper than the skin and there is within it a yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce them unclean: it is a dry scall, a disease of the head or beard. 31 When the priest examines the scall and it is not by sight deeper than the skin and there is no black hair in it, then the priest is to quarantine those who have the plague of the scall seven days: 32 And on the seventh day the priest shall view the plague; if the scall has not spread and there is in it no yellow hair and the scall is not by sight deeper than the skin, 33 They shall be shaved, but the scall itself they are not to shave and the priest shall quarantine those who have the scall seven more days: 34 And on the seventh day the priest is to examine the scall; if the scall has not spread in the skin, nor by sight is it deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce them clean and they shall wash their clothes and are clean. 35 But, if the scall spreads much in the skin after their cleansing, 36 Then the Priest is to examine them and if the scall has spread in the skin, the Priest need not seek yellow hair, they are unclean. 37 But, if the visible disease is not spreading and there is black hair growing there, within the scall, they have healed, they are clean and the priest may pronounce them clean. 38 If a man or a woman has in the skin of their flesh bright spots or white bright spots, 39 The Priest is to examine and if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh are darkish white, it is a freckled spot that grows in the skin; they are clean. 40 If a person's hair has fallen off their head and now they are bald, they are still clean. 41 And those who had their hair fall out from any part of their head towards their face so that now, their forehead is bald: they are still clean. 42 And if in the bald area of the head or bald forehead, there is a white reddish sore, it is a disease sprung up on their bald head or their bald forehead. 43 And the priest shall examine it and if the swelling of the sore is white reddish on their bald head or on their bald forehead, like leprosy appears in the skin of the flesh, 44 they are a leprous person, they are unclean: the Priest shall pronounce them utterly unclean, the plague is in their head. 45 And the clothing of the leper who has the plague shall be torn in two, their head shaved, and they shall put a covering on their upper lip and shall shout, Unclean, Unclean. 46 All the days that the plague remains in them, they are defiled; they are unclean: they shall dwell alone, they must live outside the camp. 47 The clothing also has the plague of leprosy in it, whether it is a wool garment or a linen garment; 48 Whether it is in the belt or threads of linen or made from wool, whether it is skin or anything made of skin. 49 And if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the skin, either in the belt or in the thread or in anything made of skin, it is a plague and it is to be shown to the Priest: 50 And the Priest shall examine the plague and quarantine anything that has touched the plague seven days: 51 And they shall examine the plague on the seventh day; if the plague has spread into the garment, either in the belt or in the thread or in any of their skin or in any work which is made of skin, the plague is a fretting disease; it is unclean. 52 They shall burn the garment, whether it is a belt or made of thread, wool or  linen or anything made of skin, where the plague is: for it is a fretting disease; it shall be burnt in the fire. 53 And if the Priest examines the plague and it has not spread into the garment, either in its belt or in the thread or in anything made of skin. 54 Then the priest is to command that they wash the item that the plague is in and they shall quarantine the item for seven more days: 55 Then the priest is to examine the plague, after it has been washed; if the plague has not changed its color and the plague has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire, it is contaminated within, whether it is bare inside or outside. 56 And if the Priest examines and the plague is somewhat dark even after the washing of the item, then they shall tear it out of the garment or out of the skin,or out of the belt or out of the thread: 57 And if it is visible in the garment, in the belt or in the thread or in anything made of skin, it is a spreading plague: you shall burn the item the plague is in by fire. 58 Then, the garment, the belt, or thread or anything made of skin, you are to wash and if the plague has departed from the item, then it is to be washed a second time, then it shall be clean. 59 This is the law for plagues of the skin within a garment of wool or linen, in the belt or thread or anything made from skins, to cleanse it or to pronounce it unclean. 


Chapter 14


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and said 2 This shall be the law for the leper on the day of their cleansing: they shall be brought to the Priest: 3 Then the Priest shall go outside the camp and the Priest shall examine and if the plague has been healed in the leper, 4 Then shall the Priest command to take offering for the one who is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, cedar wood, scarlet and hyssop: 5 Then the Priest is to command that one of the birds be sacrificed in an earthen vessel over running water: 6 As for the living bird, they shall take it, the cedar wood, the scarlet, the hyssop and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water 7 And they are to sprinkle on those being cleansed from the disease seven times and shall pronounce them clean and shall let the living bird loose into an open field. 8 Then the person who is to be cleansed shall wash their clothes and shave off all their hair and wash themselves in water, so that they may be clean; after that they may come into the camp and shall wait outside of their tent for seven days. 9 Then on the seventh day, they shall shave all their hair off their head and their beard and their eyebrows, all their hair they shall shave off: then they shall wash their clothes, also, they shall wash their flesh in water and they shall be clean. 10 Then on the eighth day they shall take two male lambs without blemish and one female lamb in its first year without blemish and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil and one log of oil. 11 Then the priest who made them clean shall present the man who is to be made clean with these things, in front of the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: 12 And the priest shall take one male lamb and offer it as a trespass offering, with the log of oil and wave them as a wave offering before the LORD: 13 Then they are to sacrifice the lamb in the place where they sacrifice the sin offerings and the burnt offerings, in the holy place: for just as the sin offering is the Priest's, so is the trespass offering: it is most holy: 14 And the priest shall take some of the blood from the trespass offering and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of the one who is to be cleansed and on the thumb of their right hand and on the great toe of their right foot: 15 Then the priest is to take some of the log of oil and pour it into the palm of their own left hand: 16 And the priest shall dip their right finger in the oil that is in their left hand and shall sprinkle from the oil with their finger seven times before the LORD: 17 With the rest of the oil that is in their hand the priest it to put on the tip of the right ear of the one who is to be cleansed and on the thumb of their right hand and on the great toe of their right foot, on top of the blood of the trespass offering: 18 And with the remnant of the oil that is in the priest's hand they shall pour it on the head of the one who is to be cleansed and the priest shall make an atonement for them before the LORD. 19 Now, if in the place of the boil there is a white swelling or a bright spot, white and somewhat reddish and it is shown to the Priest 20 And if, when the Priest examines it, it is in sight lower than the skin and the hair within it has turned white, the Priest is to pronounce them unclean: it is a skin disease that has broken out from the boil. 21 But, if the Priest examines it and there are no white hairs within and if it is not lower than the skin, but is somewhat dark, then the Priest is to quarantine them seven days: 22 And if it has spread much abroad in the skin, then the Priest shall pronounce them unclean: it is a plague. 23 But, if the bright spot stays in its place and has not spread, it is a burning boil and the priest may pronounce them clean. 24 Then the priest shall take a lamb for the trespass offering and a log of oil and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD: 25 Then they are to sacrifice the lamb for the trespass offering and the priest shall take some of the blood from the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of the person that is to be cleansed and on the thumb of their right hand and on the great toe of their right foot: 26 And the Priest is to pour the oil into the palm of their own left hand: 27 Then the priest is to sprinkle with their right finger some of the oil that is in their left hand seven times before the LORD: 28 Then the Priest is to take the oil in their hand on the tip of the right ear of the person who is to be cleansed and on the thumb of their right hand and on the great toe of their right foot and on the location for the blood of the trespass offering: 29 Then the rest of the oil that is in the Priest's hand, they shall put on the head of the person who is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for them before the LORD. 30 And they are to offer a turtledove or a young pigeon, such as they can afford, 31 Whichever they are able to afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering: Then the Priest is to make an atonement for the person who is to be cleansed before the LORD. 32 This is the law for those in whom there is a skin disease, whose hands are unable to get that which pertains to their cleansing. 33 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron and said 34 When you enter the land of Canaan, which I give to you as a possession and I put a plague in any house in the land of your possession and 35 The owner of that house is to come and tell the Priest, saying, It seems to me that there is a plague in the house: 36 Then the Priest is to command that they empty the house, before the Priest goes in to examine the plague, so that everything that is in the house is not made unclean and afterward the priest shall go into examine the house 37 And then they are to look on the plague and if the plague is within the walls of the house in hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, which by sight are deeper than the wall. 38 Then the Priest is to leave the house by the door of the house and quarantine the house seven days: 39 Then the Priest is to return seven days later, to examine and if the plague has spread into the walls of the house, 40 The Priest shall command that the stones be taken away, in which, the plague has spread and they are to throw them into an unclean place outside the city: 41 Then they are to scrape the house clean inside and all around and pour out the dust that they scraped off outside the city into an unclean place: 42 Then they are to take other stones and replace the stones that they removed and take new mortar and shall replaster the house. 43 Then, if the plague comes back and spreads within the house, after they have removed the stones and scraped the house and it has been replastered, 44 Then the priest shall come and examine and if the plague has spread in the house, it is a fretting plague in the house: it is unclean. 45 They are to tear down the house, the stones of it, all of its timber and all the mortar of the house and they shall carry all of it outside of the city to an unclean place. 46 More importantly, anyone that goes into the house at any time while it is under quarantine is unclean until the evening. 47 And anyone who laid down in the house must wash their clothes, also, anyone that ate inside the house must wash their clothes. 48 But, if the Priest comes and examines the house and the plague has not spread within the house after the house was replastered: then the Priest may pronounce the house clean, because the plague has healed. 49 Then they are to take two birds to cleanse the house, cedar wood, scarlet and hyssop: 50 They are to sacrifice one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water: 51 And shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, the living bird and dip them in the blood of the sacrificed bird and then in the running water and sprinkle the house seven times: 52 And they are to cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, the running water, the living bird, with the cedar wood, the hyssop and the scarlet: 53 Then they are to let go the living bird go free outside of the city into an open field, as an atonement for the house: then it shall be clean. 54 This is the law for all manner of plagues for the skin and scall, 55 And for any plague on a garment or in a house, 56 For any swelling or for a scab or for discolored skin: 57 To teach to identify if anything is unclean or clean: this is the law for plagues.    


Chapter 15


1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when any person has anything abnormal exuding out of their flesh, because of their issue they are unclean. 3 And this is how you are to treat their uncleanness pertaining to their issue: whether their flesh exudes or their flesh is blocked by their issue, they are unclean. 4 Any bed that the person lays down in who has the issue is unclean and anything they sit on, shall be unclean. 5 And whoever touches their bed must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water and they are unclean until the evening. 6 And anyone who sits on anything where the person sat, who has the issue is to wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water and is unclean until the evening. 7 And anyone who touches the flesh of the person that has the issue must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water, they are unclean until the evening. 8 And if the person who has the issue spits on anyone who is clean, they are to wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water, they are unclean until the evening. 9 And if any saddle was touched by the person who has the issue it shall be unclean.10 And whoever touches anything that was under them shall be unclean until the evening and anyone who carried any of those things shall wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water, they are unclean until the evening. 11 And anyone who touches the person who has the issue and has not rinsed their hands in water, they must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water, they are unclean until the evening. 12 And any vessel made of earth they, who have the issue touched shall be broken and every vessel made of wood must be rinsed in water. 13 Then once the person who has the issue is cleansed of it, they are to count, for themself, seven days for their cleansing and wash their clothes and bathe themselves in running water and they shall be clean. 14 Then on the eighth day they are to take two turtledoves or two young pigeons and come before the LORD to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and give them to the Priest: 15 And the Priest is to offer them, one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering and the Priest is to make an atonement for them before the LORD for their issue. 16 And if any man's seed of copulation goes out from him, then he is to wash all of his body in water and is unclean until the evening. 17 And any clothing or skin, which upon there is the seed of copulation, must be washed with water and is unclean until the evening. 18 Also any woman with whom a man lies with and there is the seed of copulation, they are to both bathe themselves in water and are unclean until the evening. 19 And if a woman has an issue and the issue involves blood in her flesh, she is to be set apart for seven days and whoever touches her is unclean until the evening. 20 Everything that she lays on in her separation is unclean: anything that she sits on is unclean. 21 Whoever touches her bed is to wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water and they are unclean until the evening. 22 Anyone who touches anything that she sat on is to wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water and they are unclean until the evening. 23 And if there is blood on her bed or on anything that she sits on, if anyone touches it, they are unclean until the evening. 24 And if any man lies with her at all and her flower is on him, he is unclean for seven days and any bed that he lays on is unclean. 25 If any woman has an issue with her bleeding for many days out of the time of her separation or her bleeding goes beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she is unclean. 26 Any bed that she lays on during the days of her issue shall be to her as the bed of her separation and anything that she sits on is unclean, as with the uncleanness of her separation. 27 And anyone who touches any of these things will be unclean and must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water and are unclean until the evening. 28 But, if she is cleansed of her issue, then she is to number for herself seven days and afterwards she is clean. 29 Then on the eighth day she is to take with her two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them to the Priest at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 30 And the Priest is to offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering and the priest is to make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness. 31 Thus you will separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, so that they do not die in their uncleanness when they defile my tabernacle which is among them. 32 This is the law for anyone that has an issue and for anyone whose seed goes out from him and is defiled by it 33 And for any woman who is sick from her flowers and for men that have issues among the men and among the woman and for a male who lays with a woman who is unclean.


Chapter 16


The Lord spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, as they presented their offerings before the Lord and died. 2 The Lord said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother, so that he does not come at any time into the Holy place within the veil, in front of the Mercy seat, which is upon the Ark, so that he does not die: For I will appear in a cloud on the mercy seat. 3 This is how Aaron is to enter the holy place: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4 He is to put on the holy linen coat and he shall wear the linen breeches on his skin and shall be wrapped with the linen girdle and in the linen Miter he shall be dressed. These are holy garments: because of this, he is to wash his flesh in water and put them on. 5 And he shall take from the Congregation of the children of Israel, two young goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. 6 And Aaron is to offer his bull as the sin offering, that is for himself and make an atonement for himself and for his household. 7 Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots for the two Goats: one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the Scapegoat. 9 Then, Aaron is to bring the goat, on which the Lord's lot fell and offer it as a sin offering. 10 But, the goat on which the lot fell to be the Scapegoat, is to be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement through him and to let him go as a Scapegoat into the wilderness. 11 And Aaron shall bring the bull for the sin offering, that is for himself and is to make an atonement for himself and for his house and shall sacrifice the bull for the sin offering which is for himself. 12 Then he is to take a censer full of burning coals from the fire off of the Altar before the Lord and with his hands full of sweet incense, finely ground and bring it within the veil. 13 And he is to put the incense on the fire in front of the Lord, so that the cloud from the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the covenant law, so that he does not die. 14 And he is to take from the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward and in front of the mercy seat he is to sprinkle the blood with his finger seven times. 15 Then he is to sacrifice the goat for the sin offering that is for the people and bring its blood within the veil and do the same with the blood as he did with the blood of the bull and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. 16 Thus, he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel and because of their transgressions in all their sins and so must he do for the Tabernacle of the Congregation that remains among them, in the midst of their uncleanness. 17 There must be no man in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, when he goes in to make an atonement within the holy place, until he comes out and has made an atonement for himself and for his household and for all the Congregation of Israel. 18 Then he is to go out to the Altar which is before the Lord and make an atonement for it and shall take from the blood of the bull and from the blood of the goat and put it all around and on the horns of the Altar. 19 And he shall sprinkle from the blood upon it with his finger seven times and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. 20 And after he has finished reconciling the holy place and the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, he is to bring the live goat. 21 Then Aaron is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat and shall send it away by the hand of a man who is fit for the task into the wilderness. 22 And the goat will bear on itself all of their iniquities, into a land not inhabited and he shall release the goat into the wilderness. 23 Then Aaron is to enter into the Tabernacle of the Congregation and shall remove the linen garments that he put on, when he went into the holy place and is to leave them there. 24 And he is to wash his flesh with water in the holy place and put on his garments and come forward and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering from the people and make an atonement for himself and for the people. 25 And the fat from the sin offering he is to burn on the Altar. 26 Then the one that released the goat for the Scapegoat, must wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water and afterward enter into the camp. 27 And 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 by one person outside of the Camp and they are to burn in a fire the animals, skins, flesh and feces. 28 And the one who burns them, is to wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water and afterward they may enter into the Camp. 29 This is to be a statute forever to you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of that month, you shall afflict your souls and do no work at all, whether it be someone from your own country or a foreigner who is living among you. 30 For on that day, the Priest will make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, so that you may be clean from all your sins before the Lord. 31 It shall be a Sabbath of rest to you and you shall afflict your souls by a statute forever. 32 And a Priest who is anointed and who has consecrated himself to minister in the office of a Priest in his fathers stead, is to make this atonement and shall put on the linen clothes, as well as, the holy garments. 33 And he is to make an atonement for the holy sanctuary and he may make an atonement for the Tabernacle of the Congregation and for the Altar and he shall make an atonement for the Priests and for all the people of the Congregation. 34 And this is to be an everlasting statute to you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins once a year. So, he did as the Lord commanded Moses. 


Chapter 17


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel and say to them, this is what the Lord has commanded. 3 Anyone, whoever, there is from the house of Israel, who sacrifices an ox or lamb or goat in the camp or who sacrifices it outside of the camp, 4 And does not bring it to the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, to offer as an offering to the Lord in front of the Tabernacle of the Lord, blood shall be ascribed to that man, he has shed blood and that man is to be cut off from among his people. 5 This is so the children of Israel can bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field and then they may bring them to the Lord, to the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation to the Priest and offer them as peace offerings to the Lord. 6 And the Priest is to sprinkle its blood on the Altar of the Lord, at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation and burn its fat as a sweet aroma to the Lord. 7 They must no longer offer their sacrifices to devils, after whom they have gone a whoring: This is to be a statute forever to them throughout their generations. 8 And you are to tell them, any man who is from the house of Israel or among the foreigners who live among you, who offer a burnt offering or sacrifice 9 And do not bring it to the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation to offer it to the Lord fully, that man is to be cut off from among his people. 10 And any man who is from the house of Israel or from the strangers who live among you, who eat any kind of blood, I will set my face against the soul who ate the blood and will cut them off from among their people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it to you on the Altar, to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul. 12 Therefore, I said to the children of Israel, no soul among you shall eat blood, nor may any foreigner who lives among you, eat blood. 13 And any man who is from the children of Israel or from the strangers who live among you, who hunts and catches any animal or fowl that may be eaten, they are to pour out the blood of it and cover it with dust. 14 For it is the life of all flesh, the blood of it is for the life of it. Because of this, I said to the children of Israel, you shall not eat blood from any kind of flesh: For the life of all flesh is the blood of it: Whoever eats it, shall be cut off. 15 And every soul that eats anything that died by itself or anything that was torn by beasts, whether it is one from your own country or a foreigner, they are to both wash their clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until the evening: then they shall be clean. 16 But, if they do not wash their clothes, nor bathe, then they shall bear their iniquity.


Chapter 18


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. 3 According to the ways of the land of Egypt, where you lived, you shall not live nor according to the ways of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you you shall not live: nor shall you walk in their customs. 4 You are to live by my laws and keep my customs, to walk in them: I am the Lord your God. 5 You are to therefore, keep my statutes and my laws: which if a man practices, he will live in them: I am the Lord. 6 None of you are to approach anyone who is a close relative to you, to have sexual relations: I am the Lord. 7 The nakedness of your father nor the nakedness of your mother, you shall not have sexual relations with: She is your mother, you must not have sexual relations with her. 8 you shall not have sexual relations with your fathers wife: Her nakedness belongs to your father. 9 The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or daughter of your mother, whether she is born at home or born abroad, in this manner, you must not have sexual relations with them. 10 The nakedness of your son's daughter or of your daughter's daughter, even their nakedness you must not have sexual relations with: for they are your own descendants. 11 The nakedness of your fathers wife's daughter, born of your father, she is your sister, you must not have sexual relations with her. 12 You shall not have sexual relations with your fathers sister: she is your fathers near relative. 13 You shall not have sexual relations with your mothers sister: for she is your mothers near relative. 14 You shall not have sexual relations with your fathers brother, you shall not approch his wife: she is your aunt. 15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter in law: she is your sons wife, you shall not have sexual relations with her. 16 You shall not have sexual relations with your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness. 17 You shall not have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her sons daughter or her daughters daughter to have sexual relations with them: for they are her near relatives: it is wickedness. 18 Neither shall you take a wife and her sister, to provoke her, to have sexual relations with her in front of the other, in her lifetime. 19 Also you shall not approach a woman to have sexual relations with her, as long as she is seperated for her uncleanness. 20 Moreover, you shall not lay lustfully with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 You must not let any of your offspring pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lay with men, as with women: it is an abomination. 23 Nor are you to lay with any beast, thus, defiling yourself with it: nor shall any woman stand in front of a beast and lay down before it: It is perversion. 24 Do not defile yourselves by any of these: for through all these things, the nations are defiled whom I cast out before you. 25 And the land is defiled: therefore, I do bestow the iniquity of them upon it and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants. 26 Therefore, you must keep my laws and my commands and must not commit any of these abominations, nor anyone from your own nation, nor any foreigner who lives among you: 27 For all these abominations the men of the land have done, who came before you and the land is defiled. 28 So that, the land does not spew you out also, when you defile it, as it spit out the nations who were before you. 29 For whoever does commit any of these abominations, any soul that commits them, must be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore, you are to keep my laws, so that you do not commit any one of these abominable practices, which were committed before you, so that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the Lord your God. 


Chapter 19


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to all the Congregation of the children of Israel and say to them, You are to be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. 3 Everyone of you is to respect your mother and your father and keep My Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. 4 You are not to turn idols, nor make yourselves any forged gods: I am the Lord your God. 5 And if you offer a sacrifice for a peace offering to the Lord, you are to offer it, out of your own free will. 6 It shall be eaten the same day that you offer it and on the next day but if any remains until the third day, it is to be burnt in the fire. 7 And if any of it is eaten on the third day, it is abominable and it will not be accepted. 8 Therefore, everyone who eats it, will bear their iniquity, because they have polluted something sacred to the Lord and that soul is to be cut off from among their people. 9 And when you reap the harvest from your land, you are not to fully reap the corners of your field, nor are you to gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 And you are not to glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape from your vineyard, you shall leave them for the poor and the foreigners: I am the Lord your God. 11 You must not steal nor deal falsely or lie one to another. 12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, nor rob them: the wages of those who are hired, do not keep with you overnight until the morning. 14 You are not to curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the Lord. 15 You shall practice no unrighteousness in judgment, you must not respect less a person who is poor, nor honor more a person among the mighty: but, in righteousness you are to judge your neighbor. 16 You shall not go up and down as a gossip among your people: nor shall you stand against the family of your neighbor: I am the Lord. 17 Do not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in wisdom rebuke your neighbor and do not tolerate sin against them. 18 you shall not be vengeful nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. 19 you shall keep my Commands: You shall not let your cattle mate with a diverse kind: you shall not sow your field with mingled seed: nor shall a garment mingled from both linen and wool be worn by you. 20 And whoever lies carnally with a woman who is a slave, she shall be scourged: they are not to be put to death, because she was not free: 21 And he is to bring his trespass offering to the Lord, to the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, equal to a ram for a trespass offering. 22 And the Priest is to make an atonement for him with the ram for the trespass offering before the Lord for his sin that he has committed and the sin which he has committed may be forgiven him. 23 And when you come into the land and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then you shall treat the fruit from them as uncircumcised:  three years it shall be viewed as uncircumcised to you: it may not be eaten. 24 But, in the fourth year all of the fruit from them will be holy to praise the Lord with them. 25 Then in the fifth year you can eat from the fruit of them, so that it may yield to you the increase from them: I am the Lord your God. 26 You shall not eat anything with its blood, nor shall you use enchantment, nor foretell times. 27 You shall not alter the corners of your skulls, nor shall you disfigure the corners of your beard. 28 You shall not make any cuts in your flesh for the dead, nor inscribe any marks on you: I am the Lord. 29 Do not prostitute your daughter and force her to be a whore or the land will fall into whoredome and the land will become full of wickedness. 30 You shall keep my Sabbaths and revere My sanctuary: I am the Lord. 31 Give no regard to those who have familiar spirits, nor seek after Wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. 32 You are to rise up in front of the white headed and honor the face of the old man and fear your God: I am the Lord. 33 And if a foreigner lives with you in your land, you are not to provoke them. 34 But, the foreigner who lives with you, will be as one born among you and you are to love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 35 You shall practice no unrighteousness in judgment, in balance, in weight, or in measure. 36 Just balances, Just weights, a Just Ephah and a Just Hin shall you have: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. 37 Therefore, you are to observe all my Statutes and all my Judgements and do them: I am the Lord.


Chapter 20


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Again, you are to say to the children of Israel, anyone who is from the children of Israel or from the foreigners who live in Israel, who give any of their offspring to Molech, they must surely be put to death: the people of the land are to stone them with stones. 3 And I will set my face against that person and will cut them off from among their people: because they have given from their offspring to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and have profaned My holy name. 4 And if the people of the land do in anyway avert their eyes from that person, when they give from their offspring to Molech and do not kill him: 5 Then I will set my face against that person and against their family and will cut them off and all that go whoring after them, to commit whoredome with Molech, from among their people. 6 And any soul that turns after those who have familiar spirits or after wizards, to go whoring after them, I will equally set my face against those souls and will cut them off from among their people. 7 Therefore, sanctify yourselves and be holy: for I am the Lord your God. 8 And you shall keep my Statutes and practice them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 9 For anyone that curses their father or their mother, shall be surely put to death: they have cursed their father or their mother and their blood shall be upon themselves. 10 And any man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even a man that commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. 11 And the man that has sexual relations with his fathers wife, has uncovered his fathers nakedness: both of them must be put to death, their blood shall be upon them. 12 And if a man has sexual relations with his daughter in law, both of them must surely be put to death: they have brought perversion, their blood shall be upon them. 13 If a man has sexual relations with a man, as one may with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they must surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them. 14 And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is evil: They are to be burnt by fire, he and both of them, so that there is no wickedness among you. 15 And if a man has sexual relations with a animal, he must certainly be put to death and you are to kill the animal. 16 And if a woman approaches any animal and lays down before it, you are to kill the woman and the animal: they must surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them. 17 And if a man takes his sister, his fathers daughter or his mothers daughter and has sexual relations with her nakedness and she with his nakedness, it is a wicked thing and they must be cut off in the sight of their people: he has uncovered his sisters nakedness, he will bear his iniquity. 18 And if a man has sexual relations with a woman while she is menstruating and chooses to uncover her nakedness: he has revealed her spring and she has uncovered the spring of her blood and both of them are to be cut off from among their people. 19 You are not to uncover the nakedness of your mothers sister, nor of your fathers sister: for anyone who undresses their close relatives: they will bear their iniquity. 20 And if a man has sexual relations with his uncles wife, he has undressed his uncles nakedness: they will bear their sin, they shall die childless. 21 And if a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impure thing: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness, they shall be childless. 22 Therefore, you are to keep all my Laws and all my Judgements and carry them to completion: so that the land where I am bringing you to live in, does not spew you out. 23 And you must not walk in the ways of the nations, that I cast out before you: for they practiced all these things and because of this, I abhorred them. 24 But, I have spoken to you, you shall inherit their land and I will give it to you, to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from other people. 25 Therefore, you must put a difference between clean animals and unclean and between unclean birds and clean and you must not make your souls abominable by animal or by foul or by any manner of living creature that crawls on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26 And you must be holy to me: for I the Lord am holy and have cut you off from other people, so that you would be mine. 27 A man or woman that has a familiar spirit or who practices witchcraft, must surely be put to death: they are to stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.


Chapter 21


1 The Lord said to Moses, speak to the Priests, the sons of Aaron and say to them, there shall be no one pronounced unclean for the dead among his people: 2 But, for their kin, who are near to them, that is, for their mother, for their father, for their son, for their daughter or for their brother, 3 Or for their virgin sister, who is close to them, who has had no husband: for her may they be pronounced unclean. 4 But, he shall not pronounce himself unclean, being a leader among his people, thus bringing shame on himself. 5 They shall not create baldness on their head, nor shall they shave off the corners of their beard, nor make any cuts in their flesh: 6 They must be holy to their God and not dishonor the name of their God: because of the offerings for the Lord made by fire and the bread of their God which they offer: therefore, they must be holy. 7 They are not to take a wife who is a whore or disrespectful towards God, nor shall they take a woman who has been divorced by her husband: for they are holy to God. 8 Therefore, you are to sanctify them, for they offer the bread of your God: he must be holy to you: for I the Lord who sanctifies you, am holy. 9 And the daughter of any Priest, if she chooses to profane herself, by playing the whore, she profanes her father: she is to be burnt with fire. 10 And the man who is the high Priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to put on the holy garments, is not to uncover his head, nor tear his clothing: 11 Nor is he to go in to see anybody who is dead, nor defile himself for his father nor for his mother: 12 Nor is he to go out from the Sanctuary to attend them, nor profane the Sanctuary of his God: for the crown of the anointing oil from his God is upon him: I am the Lord. 13 And he shall marry a wife in her virginity. 14 A widow, a divorced woman or one who profanes God or a harlot, these he must not wed, but he shall take a virgin from his own people as a wife. 15 Nor shall he dishonor his children among his people: for I the Lord do sanctify him. 16 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 17 Speak to Aaron and say, anyone from among your children through their generations, that has any physical blemish, let them not approach to offer the bread for our God: 18 Anyone who has a blemish, they are not to approach: no blind man, no lame, nor any who have a flat nose or anyone disfigured, 19 Nor a man who has a broken foot or broken a hand, 20 Or crooked back, nor a dwarf or any that have a blemish in their eye nor those with scurvy or scabbed or any who have broken testicles: 21 No man who has a blemish, from the children of Aaron the Priest are to come near to offer the offerings for the Lord made by fire: They have a blemish, they must not come near to offer the bread for our God. 22 He is to eat the bread for our God, both for the most Holy and the holy 23 Yet, he shall not go into the veil, nor come near to the Altar, because he has a blemish, so that he does not profane My sanctuary: for I the Lord do sanctify them. 24 Moses told this to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel. 



Chapter 22


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to Aaron and his sons, so that they separate themselves from the holy things belonging to the children of Israel and so they do not profane My holy name, by the things which they hallow to me: I am the Lord. 3 Say to them, whoever they are from all your children, among your generations, who go near the holy things, that the children of Israel hallow to the Lord, having their uncleanness on them, that soul is to be cut off from my presence: I am the Lord. 4 Any man from the children of Aaron who is a leper or has an oozing issue, he shall not eat from the holy offerings, until he is clean. And whoever touches anything that has been made unclean by something dead or a man whose semen has gone out from him: 5 Anyone who touches any creeping thing and may have been made unclean or by a person who may have made them unclean, by whatever uncleanness they had: 6 The soul who has touched anything like this, shall be unclean until evening and shall not eat from the holy things, unless he washes his flesh in water. 7 But, once the sun has set, he shall be clean and may, afterward, eat from the holy things, because it is his food. 8 Anything that dies by itself or is torn by beasts, he is not to eat to defile himself by it: I am the Lord. 9 Because of this, they are not to perform my ordinances or they will bear sin for it and die because of it, if they profane it: I the Lord do sanctify them. 10 No stranger is to eat from the holy things, a traveler among the Priests or a hired hand shall not eat from the holy things. 11 But, if the Priest buys a person with his own money, they may eat from it and he that is born in his house: they may eat from his meat. 12 Also, If the Priest's daughter is married to a foreigner, she may not eat from an offering from the holy things. 13 But, if the Priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, having no children and has returned to her fathers house, as in her youth, she may eat from her fathers meat, but there is to be no stranger who eats from it. 14 And if a man eats from the holy things unknowingly, then he must add a fifth part of its value to it and must give it to the Priest, with the holy things. 15 And they must not profane the holy things among the children of Israel, which they offer to the Lord: 16 Nor tolerate to bear the iniquity of others trespasses, if they eat their holy things: for I the Lord do sanctify them. 17 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and said 18 Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel and say to them, anyone who is from the house of Israel or among the foreigners in Israel, that presents a oblation for all his vows and for all his freewill offerings, which they choose to offer to the Lord as a burnt offering: 19 You must offer out of your own freewill, a male without blemish, from the bovine, sheep or from the goats. 20 But, anything that has a blemish must not be offered: for it will not be accepted on your behalf. 21 And whoever offers a sacrifice for a peace offering to the Lord, to fulfill his vow or a freewill offering from the bovine or sheep, it must be perfect, to be accepted: there must be no blemish on it. 22 Not blind or broken nor maimed nor having a wen or scurvy nor scabbed, you must not offer these to the Lord, nor make an offering by fire from them on the Altar to the Lord. 23 But, a bull or a lamb that has any superfluous part or that is missing a body part, you may offer as a freewill offering: but, for a vow it will not be accepted. 24 You must not offer to the Lord anything that is bruised, crushed, broken or cut, nor shall you make any offering from them in your land. 25 Nor from a foreigner's hand may you offer the bread of your God for any of these, because their corruption is within them and blemishes are in them: they will not be accepted on your behalf. 26 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 27 When a bull, a sheep or a goat is brought forward, then it shall remain seven days with its mother, but from the eighth day and afterward, it may be accepted as an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 Whether it is cow or ewe, you must not kill the mother and her offspring, both on the same day. 29 And when you choose to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it from your own freewill. 30 On the same day it must be eaten, you are to leave none of it until the next day: I am the Lord. 31 Therefore, you are to keep my Commandments and practice them: I am the Lord. 32 Nor shall you profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the Lord who hallows you, 33 Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.


Chapter 23 


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, regarding the festivals of the Lord, these, you are to publicly announce as holy gatherings, because they are My feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation, you must do no work on it: it is the Sabbath for the Lord in all of your dwellings. 4 These are the festivals of the Lord, they are holy gatherings, which you shall hold in their seasons. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at evening, is the Lord's Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month, is the festival of unleavened bread to the Lord: for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you are to host a holy gathering: you shall do no regular work on it. 8 But, you are to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord each of the seven days and on the seventh day, host a holy gathering, you shall do no regular work on it. 9 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when you have come into the land that I give to you and shall reap the harvest from it, then you shall bring a sheaf from the firstfruits of your harvest to the Priest: 11 And he is to wave the sheaf before the Lord which is to be accepted on your behalf: on the following day after the Sabbath the Priest is to wave it. 12 Then you must offer on the day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish in its first year, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 And the meat offering from it shall be two tenth deals of fine flower, mingled with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, as a sweet aroma and the drink offering for it must be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. 14 And you are to eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God: It shall be a statute forever, throughout your generations, in all of your dwellings. 15 And you shall count for yourself, from the day after the Sabbath and from the day that you brought the sheaf as a wave offering and after seven Sabbaths it will be completed. 16 To the day following after the seventh Sabbath, you are to number fifty days and then you shall offer a new meat offering to the Lord. 17 You are to bring out of your living places two wave-loaves, from two tenth deals: they must be made of fine flower, they must be baked with leaven, they are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you are to offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish, in their first year, one young bull and two rams: they shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their meat offering and their drink offerings, resulting in a offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you are to sacrifice one of the young from the goats, as a sin offering and two lambs in their first year, as a sacrifice for peace offerings. 20 And the Priest is to wave them with the bread of the firstfruits, as a wave-offering in front of the Lord, with the two lambs: they will be holy to the Lord for the Priests. 21 And you are to publicly announce on the very same day, so that it will be a holy festival to you: you must do no regular work on it: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when you reap the harvest from your land, you are not to completely harvest from the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleanings of your harvest: you are to leave them for the poor and for the foreigner: I am the Lord your God. 23 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 24 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of that month you are to have a Sabbath, a memorial, by the blowing of trumpets, as a holy convocation. 25 You are to do no regular work on that day but, you are to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 26 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 27 Also on the tenth day of the seventh month, there is to be the day of atonement, it will be a holy gathering to you and you are to afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you are to do no work on that day: for it is the day of atonement, to make an atonement for you, in front of the Lord your God. 29 Any soul on that day who refuses and will not be afflicted on that day, they must be cut off from among the people. 30 And if any soul does any work on that day, that same soul I will destroy from among their people. 31 You must not do any manner of work: this shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwellings. 32 It must be to you as a Sabbath of rest and you must afflict your souls beginning on the ninth day of the month at evening, from one evening to the following evening you are to celebrate this Sabbath. 33 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 34 Speak to the children of Israel and say, the fifteenth day of the seventh month, shall be The Festival of Tabernacles for seven days for the Lord. 35 On the first day there is to be a holy gathering and you must do no regular work on that day. 36 For seven days you are to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord and on the eighth day there shall be a holy gathering of the people and you must offer an offering made by fire to the Lord: It is a sacred assembly and you are to do no regular work on that day. 37 These are the festivals of the Lord that you are to publicly announce as holy gatherings, to offer, offerings made by fire to the Lord, burnt offering, meat offering, to sacrifice and make drink offerings, everything on His specified day; 38 Along with the Sabbaths of the Lord and along with your gifts and along with all your vows and alongside all your freewill offerings, that you give to the Lord. 39 Also, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month when you have brought in the fruit of the land, you are to hold a feast to the Lord for seven days. The first day will be a Sabbath and the eighth day will be a Sabbath. 40 And you are to take on the first day the thick branches from healthy trees, branches from palm trees and the branches from thick trees and willows from the brook and you are to rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 And you shall keep it as a festival to the Lord for seven days out of the year: It will be a statute forever throughout your generations, you are to celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 All who are born of the Israelites are to live in tents for seven days 43 So that all your generations may know that I made the children of Israel live in tents, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 44 So, Moses declared to the children of Israel the festivals of the Lord.


Chapter 24


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 2 Command the children of Israel, that they should bring you pure oil from olives, beaten, for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 3 Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the Tabernacle of the Congregation. Aaron shall maintain it from the evening until the morning, before the Lord continually: It will be a statute forever throughout your generations. 4 He is to maintain the lamps on the holy candlestick in front of the Lord continually. 5 And you are to take, fine flower and bake twelve cakes from it: two tenth deals are to be in each cake. 6 Then you are to set them in two rows, six in one row on the holy Table, in front of the Lord. 7 And you are to put pure frankincense on each row, so that it may be on the bread as a memorial, an offering made by fire to the Lord. 8 Every Sabbath he is to set it in order in front of the Lord continually, being taken from the children of Israel as an everlasting covenant. 9 And it will be Aarons and his sons and they are to eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy to Him, from the offerings for the Lord made by fire, as a perpetual statute. 10 Now, the son of a half Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel and the son of the half Israelite woman and a man from Israel walked together in the camp. 11 Then, the half Israelite woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed, so they brought him to Moses: his mothers name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan. 12 They put him in jail, so that the will of the Lord might be revealed to them. 13 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 14 Bring forward the one who has blasphemed the Lord, outside the camp and let everyone who heard him, lay their hands on his head, then, let all the congregation stone him. 15 Afterwards, you shall speak to the children of Israel and say, whoever blasphemes their God, shall bear their sin. 16 And anyone that blaspheme the name of the Lord, they must surely be put to death and all the Congregation must certainly stone them: The foreigner as well as, those who are born in the land, if they blaspheme the name of the Lord, they are to be put to death. 17 Anyone who murders another person, must surely be put to death. 18 Anyone who kills an animal, must make it good, animal for animal. 19 And if anyone causes a blemish on their neighbor, just as they have done, so shall it be done to them: 20 Tear for tear, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as they have caused a blemish on a person, so it will be done to them. 21 And anyone who kills a animal, must restore it and anyone who murders a man, they must be put to death. 22 You shall have one system of law, for the stranger, as well as, one from your own country: for I am the Lord your God. 23 So, Moses spoke to the children of Israel, instructing that they should bring the man who had blasphemed, outside of the camp and stone him with stones and the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.


Chapter 25


1 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: when you come into the land which I give you, then the land must hold a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you are to sow your field and six years you are to prune your vineyards and gather in the fruit from it. 4 However, the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest for the land, a Sabbath for the Lord: you are not to sow your field, nor prune your vineyards. 5 That which grows of its own accord from your harvest, you must not reap, nor gather the grapes from your undressed vines: for this is a year of rest for the land. 6 And the Sabbath of the land will provide food for you for your housemaids, for your servants and for the foreigner that dwells with you, 7 And for your herds and for the animals that live in your land and all the increase from it will be your portion. 8 And you are to plan and number seven Sabbaths worth of years for yourselves, seven times seven years and space out the seven Sabbaths worth of years, totaling forty nine years. 9 Then you are to cause the trumpet of jubilee to sound, on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the day of atonement you are to make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. 10 Also, you are to hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom throughout the entire land, to all the inhabitants within it: It is to be a celebration to you and you are to return every person to their property and you are to return every person to their family. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a year of celebration to you: You are not to sow, nor reap that which grows by itself for that year, nor during it gather the grapes from your undressed vines. 12 For it is the year of jubilee, it must be holy to you: you shall eat the increase from out of your field. 13 In the year of jubilee you shall return everyone to their own property. 14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or purchase anything from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress one another. 15 Estimating the number of years pending the jubilee, you are to buy from your neighbor and according to the amount of the produce needed for the years they are to sell you 16 And according to the number of years, you may increase the price of it or according to a fewer number of years, you may diminish the price of it: According to the number of years of produce that they sell to you. 17 Therefore, you are not to take advantage of each other but, you are to fear your God: For I am the Lord your God. 18 Therefore, you must practice My laws and carry My judgments to completion, then you will dwell in the land in safety. 19 And the land will yield her fruit and you will eat your fill and live in it in safety. 20 Now, if you end up saying, “What will we eat during the seven years? Because, we are not to sow, nor gather in our increase” 21 Know, that I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year and the land will bring forth fruit for three years. 22 Then you are to sow in the eighth year and eat from the old fruit, until the ninth year: until her fruits come in, you are to eat from the old reserves. 23 The land must not be sold forever: for the land is mine, for you were foreigners and sojourners with me. 24 And throughout all the land in your possession, you are to establish a redemption process for the land. 25 If a brother has dwindled into poverty and has sold away some of his possessions and if any of his family comes to redeem them, then they are to redeem what their brother sold. 26 But, if the man has no one to redeem his assets, but, he himself is able to redeem them: 27 Then let him count the years from the date of sale and restore the increase in value to the man, to whom he sold it, so that he may return his possession. 28 But, if he is not able to restore it to him, then what was sold, is to remain in the hand of those who purchased it, until the year of jubilee, but in the jubilee it must go out and he may return to his possession. 29 And if a man sells a living space within a walled city, then they may redeem it within a whole year after it was sold: within a full year they may redeem it. 30 And if it is not redeemed within the period of a full year, then the house that is within the walled city, will be owned forever by those who bought it, throughout their generations: it shall not be returned in the jubilee. 31 But, the houses in villages which have no walls around them, will be counted as the fields of the nation: they may be redeemed and they must be returned in the jubilee. 32 Including the cities of the Levites and the houses within the cities in their possession, the may Levites redeem at any time. 33 And if someone purchases from the Levites, then the house that was sold and the cities in their possession must be returned in the year of jubilee: for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possessions among the children of Israel. 34 But, the fields, the countryside around their cities may not be sold, for it is their lasting possession. 35 And if your brother has become poor and fallen into decay among you, you are to help them, yes, even if they are a foreigner or a sojourner, so that they may live among you. 36 Do not take interest or profit from them, but fear your God, so that your brother may live among you. 37 You may not lend them your money on interest, nor sell them your food at a profit. 38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. 39 And if your brother who lives near you has become poor and is sold to you, you must not command him to serve as a bond servant. 40 But, as a hired servant and as a temporary resident they are to be with you and must serve you until the year of jubilee. 41 And then they may depart from you, both him and his children with him and may return to their own family and to the house of his fathers he may return. 42 For they are my servants, who I brought forward out of the land of Egypt: they must not be sold as bonded men. 43 You must not rule over them coldly, but shall fear your God. 44 Both your male slaves and your female slaves, who you may have, must be from the heathens who are around you: from them you may buy male slaves and female slaves. 45 Moreover, from the children of the foreigners who live among you, from them you may buy and from their families who are with you, who were born in your land and they will be your possession. 46 And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession, they shall be your slaves forever: but, over your brethren the children of Israel, you must not rule over one another coldly. 47 And if a sojourner or foreigner becomes rich near you and your brother who lives nearby, falls into poverty and sells himself to the foreigner or sojourner near you or to the members of the foreigners family: 48 After they are sold, they may be redeemed again: one of his brethren may redeem them. 49 Either his uncle or his uncle's son may redeem them or anyone who is a near relative to them, from their family, may redeem them or if they are able, he may redeem himself. 50 Then they are to estimate with those who bought him, from the year that they were sold to them, to the year of jubilee and the price of their sale will be set according to the number of years, according to the time that the hired servant will be with them. 51 If there are still many years remaining, according to the years they are to pay plus the price of their redemption, in relation to the amount that they were purchased for. 52 And if there remain only a few years until the year of jubilee, then they are to count with the owner and according to the years they are to pay them in addition to the price of their redemption. 53 And as a yearly hired servant they are to stay with them and the others must not rule coldly over them in your sight. 54 And if they are not redeemed within these years, then they may go free in the year of jubilee, both him and his children with him. 55 For to me the children of Israel are servants, they are my servants who I brought out from the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 


Chapter 26


1 You must not make Idols nor graven Images, nor raise up a standing image, nor shall you set up any Images of stone within your land, to bow in worship to it: For I am the Lord your God. 2 You are to keep my Sabbaths and revere My sanctuary: I am the Lord. 3 If you walk in my Laws and keep my Commandments and carry them to completion, 4 Then I will give you rain in the proper seasons and the land will yield her increase and the trees in the fields will yield their produce. 5 And your threshing shall last into the harvest and the harvest shall last into season for sowing and you shall eat your bread to the full and live in your land safely. 6 And I will give peace in the land and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid and I will remove evil beasts from the land and the sword will not pass through your land. 7 And you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred and a hundred of you will cause ten thousand to flee and your enemies will fall before you by the sword. 9 For I will have regard for you, make you fruitful, multiply you and establish my covenant with you. 10 And you will still be eating from old storage and offering out the old, to make room for the new. 11 And I will place My tabernacle amongst you and my soul will not detest you. 12 And I will walk among you and will be your God and you will be My people. 13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would not be their slaves: I have broken the bonds of your captivity and made you walk upright.14 But, if you do not listen to Me and will not obey all My commandments: 15 If you continually despise My laws or if your soul hates My judgements, so that you do not carry all My commandments to completion, but instead, you break my Covenant: 16 I also will do this to you, I will appoint terror over you, consumption and burning ages, that shall destroy the eyes and usher sorrow into your hearts and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set my face against you and you shall be killed in front of your enemies: those who hate you will rule over you and you will flee when no one pursues you. 18 After all of this, if you will still not listen to me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 And I will break the arrogance of your power and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass: 20 And your strength will be spent in vain: because your land will not yield her increase, nor will the trees of the land yield their produce. 21 And if you walk opposite to me and will not listen to me, I will bring seven times more plagues on you, according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild animals among you, which will rob you of your children and kill your livestock and make you few in number and your highways will be desolate. 23 Then, if you refuse to be reformed by these things and continue to walk opposite to me: 24 Then I will also walk contrary to you and will punish you, again, seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring the sword upon you, that will avenge the battle with my covenant and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send a pestilence among you and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 After I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven and they shall measure your bread again by weight and you shall eat, yet, not be satisfied. 27 Then, after all this if you still will not listen to me, instead, walking opposite to me, 28 Then I will walk contrary to you in fury and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 Then you shall eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat. 30 And I will destroy your high places and cut down your images and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation and I will not smell the aroma of your sweet scents. 32 And I will bring the land to desolation and your enemies who dwell within, will be astonished by it. 33 And I will scatter you amongst the heathen and will draw out a sword to pursue you and your land will be desolate and your cities, wastelands. 34 Then the land will enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies land, then the land will rest and enjoy her Sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate, it will rest: because it did not rest during your Sabbaths, when you lived on it 36 And within those who are left alive from you, I will send a brokenness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies and even the sound of a shaken leaf will chase them and they will flee, as if fleeing from a sword and they will fall, when no one pursues. 37 And they will fall one on another, as if the sword was before them, when no one pursues and you will have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 And you will perish among the heathens and the land of your enemies will devour you. 39 And those who are left from you will fade away in their immorality and the immorality of their ancestors will fade away with them in the land of your enemies. 40 Yet, If they will confess the immorality of their ancestors, along with the trespasses that they trespassed against me and admit that they also walked opposite to me: 41 And that I have walked contrary to them and also brought them into the land of their enemies: if then, their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they then accept the punishment for their immorality: 42 Then I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and also, my covenant with Abraham, I will remember and I will remember the land. 43 The land will also be free of them and will enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as, she lies desolate and free of them and they will accept the punishment for their immorality: because they hated my judgements and because their souls abhorred my laws 44 Yet, in spite of all this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not throw them away, nor will I hate them, by destroying them utterly thus, breaking my covenant with them: because I am the Lord their God. 45 But, I will for their sake, remember the covenant made by their ancestors, who I brought out of the land of Egypt, in the sight of the heathens, so that I might be their God: I am the Lord. 46 These are the ways, judgements and laws that the Lord created between him and the children of Israel, on mount Sinai, recorded by the hand of Moses.


Chapter 27


1 The Lord spoke to Moses and said 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when a man makes a sacred vow, that person will be for the Lord, by your estimation. 3 And your estimation will be: for the male from twenty years of age, to sixty years old: your estimation will be fifty shekels of silver, from the shekel of the Sanctuary. 4 And if it is a female, then your estimation will be thirty shekels. 5 And if they are from five years of age to twenty years old, then your estimation will be for the male twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels. 6 And if they are, from one month of age to five years old, then your estimation will be for the male, five shekels of silver and for the female, your estimation will be three shekels of silver. 7 And if they are sixty years old or older, if they are male, then your estimation will be fifteen shekels and for the female ten shekels. 8 But, if they are poorer than your estimation, then they are to present themselves before the Priest and the Priest is to value him: according to the ability of the person to pay, the Priest is to assess them. 9 Now, if it is an animal that a person brings as an offering to the Lord, anything that anyone gives in this manner to the Lord, shall be holy. 10 They must not alter it, nor switch it, a good for a bad or a bad for a good: And if they do switch at all animal for animal, then it and the exchanged beast will be holy. 11 And if it is an unclean animal, which they may not offer as a sacrifice to the Lord, then they are to present the animal to the Priest: 12 Then the Priest is to value it, whether it be good or bad: as you, who are a priest, have valued it: so it will be. 13 But, if they wish at a later time to redeem it, then they shall add a fifth of its price to your estimation. 14 And when a man does sanctify his house to be holy to the Lord, then the Priest is to value it, whether it is good or bad: as the Priest does value it, so it will stand. 15 And if the one who sanctified it, wishes to redeem his house, then they shall add a fifth part of the price to your estimation and it will be his. 16 And if a man chooses to sanctify to the Lord part of a field in his possession, then your estimation shall be according to the seed in it: A homer of barley seed will be valued at fifty shekels of silver. 17 If they sanctify their field during the year of jubilee, according to your estimation it will stand. 18 But, if they sanctify their field after the jubilee, then the Priest is to calculate with him the price, according to the years that remain to the year of the jubilee and it will be discounted from your estimation. 19 And if the person who sanctified the field, wants at any time to redeem it, then they are to add a fifth part to the price of your estimation and it will be assured to them. 20 But, if they will not redeem the field or if they have sold the field to another person, it may no longer be redeemed anymore. 21 But, the field, after it goes out in the jubilee, will be holy to the Lord, as a field devoted: the possession of it will be the Priests. 22 And if a person sanctifies to the Lord a field that they bought, which is not among the fields in their possession: 23 Then the Priest is to calculate with them the value of your estimation, according to the year of the jubilee and they are to present your estimation on that day, as something holy to the Lord. 24 In the year of the jubilee, the field will return to those from whom it was bought, to the parties to whom the possession of the land did belong. 25 And all your estimations will be according to the shekel of the Sanctuary: twenty Gerahs will be the shekel. 26 First, the first offspring from the animals that should be the Lord’s firstling, no man may sanctify it, whether it is an ox or sheep: It is the Lords. 27 If it is from a ceremonially unclean beast, then they are to redeem it according to your estimation and are to add a fifth of its price to it: Or if it is not redeemable, then it will be sold according to your estimation. 28 Notwithstanding, no dedicated thing that a person does dedicate to the Lord from anything which they own, including man, animal or a field in their possession, is to be sold or redeemed: everything dedicated is most holy to the Lord. 29 No animal dedicated, that has been dedicated by men, may be redeemed: but, shall surely be put to death. 30 And all of the tithe from the land, whether from the seed of the land or from the produce of its tree, is the Lords: it is holy to the Lord. 31 And if a person wishes at all to redeem something from out of their tithes, they are to add to it a fifth of its price. 32 Now, concerning tithes from the herd or from the flock or from anything that passes under the rod, a tenth of it is holy to the Lord. 33 They are not to examine whether it be good or bad, nor may they change it and if they change it at all, then both it and what was exchanged for it, will be holy, they may not be redeemed. 34 These are the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses, to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.