The Tabernacle Lamps
1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2#Ex 27:20–21Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the lamp, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 3Outside the veil of the sanctuary, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it continually, from the evening until the morning before the Lord. It shall be a perpetual statute in your generations. 4#Ex 31:8; 39:37He shall arrange the lamps continually on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord.
The Bread of the Tabernacle
5#Ex 25:30; 40:23You shall take wheat flour and bake twelve cakes. Two-tenths of an ephah#Likely about 7 pounds, or 3.2 kilograms. shall be in each cake. 6#1Ki 7:48; Ex 25:23–24You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord. 7#Lev 2:2You shall put pure frankincense on each row, so that it may be on the bread for a memorial, a food offering made by fire to the Lord. 8#Nu 4:7; 2Ch 2:4Every Sabbath he shall set it in order continually before the Lord, with the portion taken from the children of Israel by a perpetual covenant. 9#Lev 8:31; Mt 12:4; Mk 2:26It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place, for it is most holy to him of the food offerings of the Lord made by fire by a perpetual statute.
The Punishment for Blasphemy
10The son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel, and this son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel fought together in the camp. 11#Ex 3:15; 18:22And the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed. And they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12#Ex 18:15–16; Nu 15:34And they put him in custody, so that the words of the Lord might be shown to them.
13The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 14#Dt 17:7; Lev 20:27Bring outside the camp him who has cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let the entire congregation stone him. 15#Lev 5:1; Nu 9:13You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16#Mt 12:31Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and the entire congregation shall certainly stone him. The foreigner as well as the native in the land, when he blasphemes the name, then he shall be put to death.
17#Ge 9:5–6; Dt 19:11–12Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death. 18#Lev 24:21Whoever kills an animal shall make restitution, animal for animal. 19#Dt 19:21; Mt 5:38If anyone causes injury to his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him, 20#Dt 19:21; Mt 5:38fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused an injury to another, so shall it be done to him. 21#Lev 24:17–18Whoever kills an animal shall make restitution. And whoever kills a man shall be put to death. 22#Ex 12:49; Nu 9:14You shall have one manner of law for the foreigner as for the native, for I am the Lord your God.
23So Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and they brought outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him. And the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.