1 The LordI spokeII to Moses,III saying,
2 “Speak to the IsraelitesIV and say to them: When you comeV into the landVI
you are to inhabit,VII which I am givingVIII you, 3 and you makeIX an offering by fireX to the Lord
from the herdXI or from the flockXII—whether a burnt offeringXIII or a sacrifice,XIV to fulfillXV a vowXVI
or as a freewill offeringXVII or at your appointed festivalsXVIII—to make a pleasingXIX odorXX for the Lord,
4 then whoever presentsXXI such an offeringXXII to the Lord shall present also a grain offering,XXIII one-tenthXXIV of an ephah of choice flour,XXV
mixedXXVI with one-fourthXXVII of a hinXXVIII of oil.XXIX
5 Moreover, you shall offerXXX one-fourth of a hin of wineXXXI as a drink offeringXXXII with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for eachXXXIII lamb.XXXIV
6 For a ram,XXXV you shall offer a grain offering, twoXXXVI-tenthsXXXVII of an ephah of choice flour mixed with one-thirdXXXVIII of a hin of oil, 7 and as a drink offering you shall offerXXXIX one-third of a hin of wine, a pleasing odor to the Lord.
8 When you offerXL a bullXLI as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as an offering of well-beingXLII to the Lord, 9 then you shall present with the bull a grain offering, threeXLIII-tenths of an ephah of choice flour, mixed with halfXLIV a hin of oil, 10 and you shall present as a drink offering half a hin of wine, as an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord.
11 “ThusXLV it shall be doneXLVI for each oxXLVII or ram or for each of the male lambsXLVIII or the kids.XLIX
12 According to the numberL that you offer,LI soLII you shall do with each and every one.LIII
13 EveryLIV nativeLV Israelite shall do these things in this way,LVI in presenting an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord. 14 An alienLVII who livesLVIII with you
or who takes up permanent residenceLIX amongLX you and wishes to offerLXI an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord, shall do asLXII you do.
15 As for the assembly,LXIII there shall be for both you and the residentLXIV alien a singleLXV statute,LXVI
a perpetualLXVII statute throughout your generations;LXVIII you and the alien shall beLXIX alike beforeLXX the Lord.
16 You and the alien who residesLXXI with you shall haveLXXII the sameLXXIII lawLXXIV and the same ordinance.”LXXV
17 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: After you come into the land to which I am bringingLXXVI you, 19 LXXVIIwhenever you eatLXXVIII of the breadLXXIX of the land you shall presentLXXX a donationLXXXI to the Lord.
20 From your firstLXXXII batch of doughLXXXIII you shall presentLXXXIV
a loafLXXXV as a donation; you shall presentLXXXVI it just as you present a donation from the threshing floor.LXXXVII 21 Throughout your generations you shall give to the Lord a donation from the first of your batch of dough.
22 “But if you unintentionallyLXXXVIII fail to observeLXXXIX allXC these commandmentsXCI that the Lord has spoken to Moses—
23 everythingXCII that the Lord has commandedXCIII you byXCIV Moses, from the dayXCV the Lord gave commandmentXCVI and thereafter, throughout your generations—
24 thenXCVII if it was done unintentionallyXCVIII without the knowledgeXCIX of the congregation,C the wholeCI congregation shall offerCII
oneCIII youngCIV bullCV for a burnt offering, a pleasing odor to the Lord, together with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goatCVI for a purification offering.CVII
25 The priestCVIII shall make atonementCIX for all the congregation of the Israelites, and they shall be forgiven;CX it was unintentional, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the Lord, and their purification offering beforeCXI the Lord, for their error.CXII 26 All the congregation of the Israelites shall be forgiven, as well as the aliens residing amongCXIII you, because the whole peopleCXIV was involved in the error.
27 “AnCXV individualCXVI who sinsCXVII unintentionally shall presentCXVIII a female goatCXIX a yearCXX oldCXXI for a purification offering.
28 And the priest shall make atonement beforeCXXII the Lord for the oneCXXIII who commits an error,CXXIV when it isCXXV unintentional,CXXVI to make atonement for the person, who then shall be forgiven.
29 For both the native amongCXXVII the Israelites and the alien residing among you, you shall have the same law for anyone who actsCXXVIII in error. 30 But whoeverCXXIX acts high-handedly,CXXX whether native-bornCXXXI or an alien,
affrontsCXXXII the Lord and shall be cut offCXXXIII, CXXXIV from amongCXXXV the people.
31 Because of having despisedCXXXVI the wordCXXXVII of the Lord and brokenCXXXVIII his commandment,
such a personCXXXIX shall be utterly cut offCXL and bear the guilt.”CXLI
32 When the Israelites were in the wilderness,CXLII they foundCXLIII a manCXLIV
gatheringCXLV sticksCXLVI on the SabbathCXLVII day. 33 Those who found him gathering sticks broughtCXLVIII him to Moses, Aaron,CXLIX and the whole congregation.
34 They putCL him in custodyCLI because it was not clearCLII what should be done to him. 35 Then the LordCLIII said to Moses, “The man shall be put to death;CLIV
all the congregation shall stoneCLV him outsideCLVI the camp.”CLVII 36 The whole congregation broughtCLVIII him outside the camp and stoned him to death, just as the LordCLIX had commanded Moses.
37 The LordCLX said to Moses, 38 “Speak to the Israelites, and tell them to make fringesCLXI on the cornersCLXII of their garmentsCLXIII throughout their generations
and to putCLXIV a blueCLXV cordCLXVI on the fringe at each corner.
39 You have the fringe so that, when you seeCLXVII it, you will rememberCLXVIII all the commandments of the LordCLXIX and do them and not followCLXX
the lustCLXXI, CLXXII of your own heartCLXXIII andCLXXIV your own eyes.CLXXV
40 SoCLXXVI you shall remember and do all my commandments, and you shall be holyCLXXVII to your God.CLXXVIII
41 I am the LordCLXXIX your God who brought you outCLXXX of the land of EgyptCLXXXI to be your God: I am the LordCLXXXII your God.”
Image credit: “Hazbani” – river in northern Israel. Photo by Adiel Io, 2007.