Leviticus 24
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1 # Ex 27.20,21. The Lord said to Moses, 2“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning continually. 3Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the Lord continually; it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations. 4He shall keep the lamps in order upon the lampstand of pure gold before the Lord continually.
5 # Ex 25.30; 39.36; 40.23; Mt 12.4; Mk 2.26; Lk 6.4. “And you shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. 6And you shall set them in two rows, six in a row, upon the table of pure gold. 7And you shall put pure frankincense with each row, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion to be offered by fire to the Lord. 8Every sabbath day Aaron shall set it in order before the Lord continually on behalf of the people of Israel as a covenant for ever. 9And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place, since it is for him a most holy portion out of the offerings by fire to the Lord, a perpetual due.”
10Now an Israelite woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel; and the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel quarreled in the camp, 11and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. And they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 12And they put him in custody, till the will of the Lord should be declared to them.
13And the Lord said to Moses, 14“Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 15And say to the people of Israel, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16He who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him; the sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death. 17He who kills a man shall be put to death. 18He who kills a beast shall make it good, life for life. 19#Ex 21.23-25; Deut 19.21; Mt 5.38. When a man causes a disfigurement in his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, 20fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has disfigured a man, he shall be disfigured. 21He who kills a beast shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death. 22#Ex 12.49; Num 9.14; 15.15,16,29. You shall have one law for the sojourner and for the native; for I am the Lord your God.” 23So Moses spoke to the people of Israel; and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.

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