The Covenant at Mt. Sinai
(Category 4 of 16)
Care of the Tabernacle Lamps
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 a“Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.
3 “Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tabernacle of meeting, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a statute forever in your generations.
4 “He shall 1be in charge of the lamps on athe pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.
The Bread of the Tabernacle
5 “And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve acakes with it. Twotenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
6 “You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, aon the pure gold table before the LORD.
7 “And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a amemorial, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
8 a“Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
9 “And ait shall be for Aaron and his sons, band they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the LORD made by fire, by a perpetual statute.”
The Penalty for Blasphemy
10 Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp.
11 And the Israelite woman’s son ablasphemed the name of the LORD and bcursed; and so they cbrought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)
12 Then they aput him 1in custody, bthat 2the mind of the LORD might be shown to them.
13 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14 “Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him alay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 “Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Whoever curses his God ashall 1bear his sin.
16 ‘And whoever ablasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put
CHAPTER 24 References
2 aEx. 27:20,
4 aEx. 25:31;
set in order
5 aEx. 25:30;
6 aEx. 25:23,
24; 1 Kin.
7:48; 2 Chr.
7 aLev. 2:2, 9,
8 aNum. 4:7;
1 Chr. 9:32;
2 Chr. 2:4;
Matt. 12:4, 5
9 a1 Sam. 21:6;
Luke 6:4 bEx.
11 aEx. 22:28
bJob 1:5, 11,
22; Is. 8:21
cEx. 18:22, 26
12 aNum. 15:34
2Lit. it might
be declared to
the mouth of
14 aDeut. 13:9;
15 aLev. 20:17;
Num. 9:13 1be
16 aEx. 20:7;
1 Kin. 21:10,
3:28, 29] 17 aGen. 9:6;
18 aLev. 24:21
19 aEx. 21:24
20 aEx. 21:23;
39] 22 aEx. 12:49;
15:15, 16, 29
CHAPTER 25 References
1 aLev. 26:46
2 aLev. 26:34,
4 aDeut. 15:1;
b[Heb. 4:9] 5 a2 Kin. 19:29
9 aLev. 23:24,
to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall be put to death.
17 a‘Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.
18 a‘Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, animal for animal.
19 ‘If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as ahe has done, so shall it be done to him—
20 ‘fracture for afracture, beye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him.
21 ‘And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.
22 ‘You shall have athe1 same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the LORD your God.’ ”
23 Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him with stones. So the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.
The Sabbath of the Seventh Year
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses on Mount aSinai, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall akeep a sabbath to the LORD.
3 ‘Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit;
4 ‘but in the aseventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn brest for the land, a sabbath to the LORD. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
5 a‘What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.
6 ‘And the sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you: for you, your male and female servants, your hired man, and the stranger who dwells with you,
7 ‘for your livestock and the beasts that are in your land—all its produce shall be for food.
The Year of Jubilee
8 ‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
9 ‘Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; aon the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 ‘And you shall consecrate the fifti-
eth year, and aproclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; band each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
11 ‘That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it ayou shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine.
12 ‘For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; ayou shall eat its produce from the field.
13 a‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.
14 ‘And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not aoppress one another.
15 a‘According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you.
16 ‘According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops.
17 ‘Therefore ayou shall not 1oppress one another, bbut you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.
Provisions for the Seventh Year
18 a‘So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; band you will dwell in the land in safety.
19 ‘Then the land will yield its fruit, and ayou will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.
20 ‘And if you say, a“What shall we eat in the seventh year, since bwe shall not sow nor gather in our produce?”
21 ‘Then I will acommand My blessing on you in the bsixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.
22 a‘And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat bold produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.
Redemption of Property
23 ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for athe land is Mine; for you are bstrangers and sojourners with Me.
24 ‘And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.
25 a‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if bhis redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold.
26 ‘Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,
10 aIs. 61:2;
63:4; Jer. 34:8,
15, 17; [Luke
25:13, 28, 54;
11 aLev. 25:5
12 aLev. 25:6, 7
13 aLev. 25:10;
14 aLev. 19:13
15 aLev. 27:18,
17 aLev. 25:14;
22:22; Jer. 7:5,
6; 1 Thess. 4:6
18 aLev. 19:37
Ps. 4:8; Jer.
19 aLev. 26:5;
20 aMatt. 6:25,
31 bLev. 25:4,
21 aDeut. 28:8
22 a2 Kin.
23 aEx. 19:5;
2 Chr. 7:20
Ex. 6:4; 1 Chr.
11:13; 1 Pet.
25 aRuth 2:20;
4:4, 6 bNum.
5:8; Ruth 3:2,
9, 12; [Job
28 aLev. 25:10,
15; Luke 6:35;
1 John 3:17
1Lit. his hand
36 aEx. 22:25;
20 bNeh. 5:9
38 aLev. 11:45;
41 aEx. 21:3
42 aLev. 25:55;
1 Cor. 7:22,
27 ‘then alet him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession.
28 ‘But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; aand in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession.
29 ‘If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it.
30 ‘But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.
31 ‘However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.
32 ‘Nevertheless athe cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.
33 ‘And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
34 ‘But athe field of the commonland of their cities may not be bsold, for it is their perpetual possession.
Lending to the Poor
35 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and 1falls into poverty among you, then you shall ahelp him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
36 a‘Take no usury or interest from him; but bfear your God, that your brother may live with you.
37 ‘You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.
38 a‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of and to be your God.
The Law Concerning Slavery
39 ‘And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.
40 ‘As a hired servant and a sojourner he shall be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee.
41 ‘And then he shall depart from you—he and his children awith him—and shall return to his own family. He shall return to the possession of his fathers.
42 ‘For they are aMy servants,
whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.
43 a‘You shall not rule over him bwith 1rigor, but you cshall fear your God.
44 ‘And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have—from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.
45 ‘Moreover you may buy athe children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property.
46 ‘And ayou may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves. But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor.
47 ‘Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger’s family,
48 ‘after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him;
49 ‘or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.
50 ‘Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The price of his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be aaccording to the time of a hired servant for him.
51 ‘If there are still many years remaining, according to them he shall repay the price of his redemption from the money with which he was bought.
52 ‘And if there remain but a few years until the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, and according to his years he shall repay him the price of his redemption.
53 ‘He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, and he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight.
54 ‘And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee—he and his children with him.
55 ‘For the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
43 aEph. 6:9;
Col. 4:1 bEx.
1:13, 14; Lev.
45 a[Is. 56:3, 6,
7] 46 aIs. 14:2
50 aJob 7:1; Is.
Prayer in Time of Chastening
A Psalm of David. aTo bring to remembrance.
1 O LORD, do not arebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh Because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones Because of my sin.
4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.
6 I am 1troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
7 For my are full of inflammation, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
PSALM 38 References
1 aPs. 6:1
6 1Lit. bent
11 aPs. 31:11;
15 a[Ps. 39:7] 1I wait for
You, O LORD
17 aPs. 51:3
18 aPs. 32:5
18 b[2 Cor. 7:9,
20 aPs. 35:12
21 aPs. 22:19;
12 Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception all the day long.
13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a amute who does not open his mouth.
14 Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response.
15 For 1in You, O LORD, aI hope; You will 2hear, O Lord my God.
16 For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”
17 aFor I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
18 For I will adeclare my iniquity; I will be bin 1anguish over my sin.
19 But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
20 Those also awho render evil for good, They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, abe not far from me!
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
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