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Immigrants in the land of Canaan
1The Lord spoke to Moses: 2Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land where you will live, which I am giving you, 3and you make a food gift#Or offering by fire (cf Lev 3:11) to the Lord as a soothing smell for the Lord from the herd or the flock—whether an entirely burned offering, or a sacrifice to fulfill a solemn promise, or a spontaneous gift, or at your sacred seasons—4the one presenting the offering to the Lord will bring a grain offering of one-tenth of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin#One hin is approximately one gallon. of oil. 5You will also offer one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering with either the entirely burned offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb. 6For a ram you will offer a grain offering of two-tenths of a measure of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil. 7You will also present one-third of a hin of wine for a drink offering as a soothing smell for the Lord. 8When you offer a bull for an entirely burned offering, or a sacrifice to fulfill a solemn promise, or a well-being sacrifice to the Lord, 9you will present#Or he will present with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths of a measure of fine flour mixed with a half hin of oil. 10You will present a half hin of wine for a drink offering as a food gift that is a soothing smell to the Lord. 11So will it be done with each ox, each ram, or for any sheep or goat. 12However many you offer, you will do the same for each one.
13Every citizen will perform these rituals in bringing a food gift that is a soothing smell to the Lord. 14If an immigrant lives with you or has settled among you for many years and would also like to offer a food gift that is a soothing smell to the Lord, that person must do just as you do. 15The assembly will have the same regulation for you and for the immigrant. The regulation will be permanent for all time. You and the immigrant will be the same in the Lord’s presence. 16There will be one set of instructions and one legal norm for the immigrant and for you.
17The Lord spoke to Moses: 18Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land to which I’m bringing you, 19whenever you eat the land’s food you will present a gift offering to the Lord. 20You will present a gift offering from the first bread you bake just like you present a gift offering from the threshing floor. 21You will give a gift offering from the first bread you bake for all time.
Offerings for accidental sin
22If by accident you don’t obey all these commands that the Lord spoke to Moses, 23or everything that the Lord commanded you through Moses from the day of the Lord’s command onward for all time, 24then if it was done unintentionally without the knowledge of the community, the entire community must offer one bull from the herd as an entirely burned offering, a soothing smell to the Lord, with its grain and drink offering according to the specific instruction, and one male goat for a purification offering. 25The priest will seek reconciliation for the entire Israelite community. They will be forgiven, because it was unintentional and because they brought their food gift to the Lord, along with their purification offering in the Lord’s presence for their accidental error. 26The entire Israelite community and the immigrant residing among them will be forgiven, because all the people acted unintentionally.
27If an individual sins unintentionally, that person must present a one-year-old female goat for a purification offering. 28The priest will seek reconciliation in the Lord’s presence for the person who sinned unintentionally, when the sin is an accident, seeking reconciliation so that person will be forgiven. 29There will be one set of instructions for the Israelite citizen and the immigrant residing with you for anyone who commits an unintentional sin.
Punishment for intentional sin
30But the person who acts deliberately,#Or with a high hand whether a citizen or an immigrant, and insults the Lord, that person will be cut off from the people 31for despising the Lord’s word and breaking his commands. That person will be completely cut off and bear the guilt.
Instructions for Sabbath observance
32When the Israelites were in the desert, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day. 33Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses, Aaron, and the entire community. 34They placed him in custody, because it wasn’t clear what should be done to him. 35Then the Lord said to Moses: The man should be put to death. The entire community should stone him outside the camp. 36The entire community took him outside the camp and stoned him. He died as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Fringes on garments
37The Lord said to Moses: 38Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Make fringes on the edges of your clothing for all time. Have them put blue cords on the fringe on the edges. 39This will be your fringe. You will see it and remember all the Lord’s commands and do them. Then you won’t go exploring the lusts of your own heart or your eyes. 40In this way you’ll remember to do all my commands. Then you will be holy to your God. 41I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord your God.
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