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    The Book of Leviticus

    Chapter 1

    Lev. 1:1 Yahweh called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying,

    Lev. 1:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘when anyone of you offers an offering to Yahweh, you will offer your offering of the livestock, from the herd and from the flock.

    Lev. 1:3 “‘If his offering is the ascension offering from the herd, he will offer a male without blemish. He will offer it at the door of the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before Yahweh.

    Lev. 1:4 He will lean his hand upon the head of the ascension offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

    Lev. 1:5 He will kill the son of the herd before Yahweh. Aaron’s sons, the priests, will present the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 1:6 He will strip off the skin, the ascension offering, and cut it into pieces.

    Lev. 1:7 The sons of Aaron the priest will put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;

    Lev. 1:8 and Aaron’s sons, the priests, will lay the pieces, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;

    Lev. 1:9 but its inner parts and its legs he will wash with water. The priest will burn it entirely on the altar, for the ascension offering, an offering made by fire, a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 1:10 “‘If his offering is from the flock, from the sheep, or from the goats, for the ascension offering, he will offer a male without blemish.

    Lev. 1:11 He will kill it on the north side of the altar before Yahweh. Aaron’s sons, the priests, will sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 1:12 He will cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat. The priest will lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar,

    Lev. 1:13 but the inner parts and the legs he will wash with water. The priest will offer it entirely, and burn it on the altar. It is the ascension offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 1:14 “‘If his offering to Yahweh is the ascension offering of birds, then he will offer his offering of turtledoves, or of the son of the dove.

    Lev. 1:15 The priest will bring it to the altar, and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; and its blood will be drained out on the side of the altar;

    Lev. 1:16 and he will take away its crop with its filth, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes.

    Lev. 1:17 He will tear it by its wings, but will not sever it apart. The priest will burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is the ascension offering, an offering made by fire, a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

     

    Chapter 2

    Lev. 2:1 “‘When anyone offers an offering of a meal offering to Yahweh, his offering will be of fine flour; and he will pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.

    Lev. 2:2 He will bring it to Aaron’s sons, the priests; and he will take his handful of its fine flour, and of its oil, with all its frankincense; and the priest will burn its memorial on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 2:3 That which is left of the meal offering will be Aaron’s and his sons’. It is a most holy thing of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire.

    Lev. 2:4 “‘When you offer an offering of a meal offering baked in the oven, it will be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

    Lev. 2:5 If your offering is a meal offering of the griddle, it will be of unleavened fine flour, mixed with oil.

    Lev. 2:6 You will cut it in pieces, and pour oil on it. It is a meal offering.

    Lev. 2:7 If your offering is a meal offering of the pan, it will be made of fine flour with oil.

    Lev. 2:8 You will bring the meal offering that is made of these things to Yahweh: and it will be presented to the priest, and he will bring it to the altar.

    Lev. 2:9 The priest will take from the meal offering its memorial, and will burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 2:10 That which is left of the meal offering will be Aaron’s and his sons’. It is a thing most holy of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire.

    Lev. 2:11 “‘No meal offering, which you will offer to Yahweh, will be made with yeast; for you will burn no yeast, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 2:12 As an offering of first fruits you will offer them to Yahweh: but they will not ascend for a pleasant aroma on the altar.

    Lev. 2:13 Every offering of your meal offering you will season with salt; neither will you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meal offering. With all your offerings you will offer salt.

    Lev. 2:14 “‘If you offer a meal offering of first fruits to Yahweh, you will offer for the meal offering of your first fruits grain in the ear parched with fire, bruised grain of the fresh ear.

    Lev. 2:15 You will put oil on it, and lay frankincense on it: it is a meal offering.

    Lev. 2:16 The priest will burn as its memorial, part of its bruised grain, and part of its oil, along with all its frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Chapter 3

    Lev. 3:1“‘If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings; if he offers it from the herd, whether male or female, he will offer it without blemish before Yahweh.

    Lev. 3:2 He will lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting: and Aaron’s sons, the priests will sprinkle the blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 3:3 He will offer of the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; the fat that covers the inner parts, and all the fat that is on the inner parts,

    Lev. 3:4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he will take away.

    Lev. 3:5 Aaron’s sons will burn it on the altar as the ascension offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 3:6 “‘If his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh is from the flock; male or female, he will offer it without blemish.

    Lev. 3:7 If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he will offer it before Yahweh;

    Lev. 3:8 and he will lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting: and Aaron’s sons will sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 3:9 He will offer from the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; its fat, the entire tail fat, he will take away close to the backbone; and the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,

    Lev. 3:10 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he will take away.

    Lev. 3:11 The priest will burn it on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 3:12 “‘If his offering is a goat, then he will offer it before Yahweh:

    Lev. 3:13 and he will lay his hand on its head, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting; and the sons of Aaron will sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 3:14 He will offer from it as his offering, an offering made by fire to Yahweh; the fat that covers the inner parts, and all the fat that is on the inner parts,

    Lev. 3:15 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he will take away.

    Lev. 3:16 The priest will burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma; all the fat is Yahweh’s.

    Lev. 3:17 “‘It will be an age-lasting statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you will eat neither fat nor blood.’”

    Chapter 4

    Lev. 4:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 4:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘if anyone sins unintentionally, in any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and does any one of them:

    Lev. 4:3 if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he has sinned, a son of the herd, a bull without blemish to Yahweh for a sin offering.

    Lev. 4:4 He will bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before Yahweh; and he will lean his hand upon the head of the bull, and kill the bull before Yahweh.

    Lev. 4:5 The anointed priest will take some of the blood of the bull, and bring it to the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 4:6 The priest will dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before Yahweh, before the veil of the sanctuary.

    Lev. 4:7 The priest will put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before Yahweh, which is in the Tent of Meeting; and he will pour out all of rest of the blood of the bull at the base of the altar of the ascension offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 4:8 He will take all the fat of the bull of the sin offering off of it; the fat that covers the inner parts, and all the fat that is on the inner parts,

    Lev. 4:9 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he will take away,

    Lev. 4:10 as it is taken off of the bull of the sacrifice of peace offerings. The priest will burn them on the altar of the ascension offering.

    Lev. 4:11 The bull’s skin, all its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, its inner parts, and its dung,

    Lev. 4:12 even the entire bull he will carry forth outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire. Where the ashes are poured out it will be burned.

    Lev. 4:13 “‘If the whole congregation of Israel sins, and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have committed any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and are guilty;

    Lev. 4:14 when the sin in which they have sinned is known, then the assembly will offer a son of the herd, a bull for a sin offering, and bring it before the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 4:15 The elders of the congregation will lean their hands upon the head of the bull before Yahweh; and the bull will be killed before Yahweh.

    Lev. 4:16 The anointed priest will bring of the blood of the bull to the Tent of Meeting:

    Lev. 4:17 and the priest will dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before Yahweh, before the veil.

    Lev. 4:18 He will put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before Yahweh that is in the Tent of Meeting; and the rest of the blood he will pour out at the base of the altar of the ascension offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 4:19 All its fat he will take from it, and burn it on the altar.

    Lev. 4:20 As a result will he do with the bull; as he did with the bull of the sin offering, so will he do with this; and the priest will make atonement for them, and they will be forgiven.

    Lev. 4:21 He will carry forth the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull. It is the sin offering for the assembly.

    Lev. 4:22 “‘When a ruler sins, and inadvertently does any one of all the things which Yahweh his God has commanded not to be done, and is guilty;

    Lev. 4:23 if his sin, in which he has sinned, is made known to him, he will bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish.

    Lev. 4:24 He will lay his hand on the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the ascension offering before Yahweh. It is a sin offering.

    Lev. 4:25 The priest will take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of the ascension offering. He will pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of the ascension offering.

    Lev. 4:26 All its fat he will burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin, and he will be forgiven.

    Lev. 4:27 “‘If anyone of the common people sins unwittingly, in doing any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and is guilty;

    Lev. 4:28 if his sin, which he has sinned, is made known to him, then he will bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has sinned.

    Lev. 4:29 He will lean his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering in the place of the ascension offering.

    Lev. 4:30 The priest will take some of its blood with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of the ascension offering; and the rest of its blood he will pour out at the base of the altar.

    Lev. 4:31 All its fat he will take away, like the fat is taken away from off of the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest will burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh; and the priest will make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.

    Lev. 4:32 “‘If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he will bring a female without blemish.

    Lev. 4:33 He will lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the ascension offering.

    Lev. 4:34 The priest will take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of the ascension offering; and all the rest of its blood he will pour out at the base of the altar.

    Lev. 4:35 All its fat he will take away, like the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest will burn them on the altar, on the offerings of Yahweh made by fire; and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned, and he will be forgiven.

    Chapter 5

    Lev. 5:1 “‘If anyone sins, in that he hears the voice of an oath, he being a witness, whether he has seen or known, if he does not report it, then he will bear his iniquity.

    Lev. 5:2 “‘Or if anyone touches any unclean thing, whether it is the carcass of an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it is hidden from him, and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.

    Lev. 5:3 “‘Or if he touches the uncleanness of man, whatever his uncleanness is with which he is unclean, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he will be guilty.

    Lev. 5:4 “‘Or if anyone swears rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man might utter rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he will be guilty of one of these.

    Lev. 5:5 It will be, when he is guilty of one of these, he will confess that in which he has sinned:

    Lev. 5:6 and he will bring his trespass offering to Yahweh for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering; and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin.

    Lev. 5:7 “‘If he cannot afford a lamb, then he will bring his trespass offering for that in which he
    has sinned, two turtledoves, or two sons of doves, to Yahweh; one for a sin offering, and the other for the ascension offering.

    Lev. 5:8 He will bring them to the priest, who will first offer the one which is for the sin offering, and wring off its head from its neck, but will not sever it completely.

    Lev. 5:9 He will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood will be drained out at the base of the altar. It is a sin offering.

    Lev. 5:10 He will offer the second for the ascension offering, according to the ordinance; and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has sinned, and he will be forgiven.

    Lev. 5:11 “‘But if he cannot afford two turtledoves, or two sons of doves, then he will bring his offering for that in which he has sinned, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He will put no oil on it, neither will he put any frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

    Lev. 5:12 He will bring it to the priest, and the priest will take his handful of it as the memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, on the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. It is a sin offering.

    Lev. 5:13 The priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned in any of these things, and he will be forgiven; and the rest will be the priest’s, as the meal offering.’”

    Lev. 5:14 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 5:15 “if anyone commits a trespass, and sins inadvertently, in the holy things of Yahweh; then he will bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.

    Lev. 5:16 He will make restitution for that which he has done wrong in the holy thing, and will add a fifth part to it, and give it to the priest; and the priest will make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and he will be forgiven.

    Lev. 5:17 “If anyone sins, and does any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done; though he did not know it, yet he is guilty, and will bear his iniquity.

    Lev. 5:18 He will bring a ram without blemish from of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest; and the priest will make atonement for him concerning the thing in which he sinned and didn’t know it, and he will be forgiven.

    Lev. 5:19 It is a trespass offering. He is certainly guilty before Yahweh.”

    Chapter 6

    Lev. 6:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 6:2 “if anyone sins, and commits a trespass against Yahweh, and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbor,

    Lev. 6:3 or has found that which was lost, and dealt falsely therein, and swearing to a lie; in any of all these things that a man does, sinning therein;

    Lev. 6:4 then it will be, if he has sinned, and is guilty, he will restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he has gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found,

    Lev. 6:5 or anything about which he has sworn falsely; he will restore it even in full, and will add a fifth part more to it. To him to whom it belongs he will give it, in the day of his being found guilty.

    Lev. 6:6 He will bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest.

    Lev. 6:7 The priest will make atonement for him before Yahweh, and he will be forgiven concerning whatever he does to become guilty.”

    Lev. 6:8 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 6:9 “command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘this is the law of the ascension offering: the ascension offering will be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning; and the fire of the altar will be kept burning on it.

    Lev. 6:10 The priest will put on his linen garment, and he will put on his linen breeches upon his body; and he will remove the ashes from where the fire has consumed the ascension offering on the altar, and he will put them beside the altar.

    Lev. 6:11 He will take off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.

    Lev. 6:12 The fire on the altar will be kept burning on it, it will not go out; and the priest will burn wood on it every morning: and he will lay the ascension offering in order upon it, and will burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.

    Lev. 6:13 Fire will be kept burning on the altar continually; it will not go out.

    Lev. 6:14 “‘This is the law of the meal offering: the sons of Aaron will offer it before Yahweh, before the altar.

    Lev. 6:15 He will take from there his handful of the fine flour of the meal offering, and of its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the meal offering, and will burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma, as its memorial, to Yahweh.

    Lev. 6:16 That which is left of it Aaron and his sons will eat. It will be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They will eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 6:17 It will not be baked with yeast. I have given it as their portion of My offerings made by fire. It is most holy, as the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

    Lev. 6:18 Every male among the sons of Aaron will eat of it, as their age-lasting portionthroughout your generations, from the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. Whoever touches them will be holy.’”

    Lev. 6:19 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 6:20 “this is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they will offer to Yahweh in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half of it in the evening.

    Lev. 6:21 It will be made with oil in a griddle. When it is soaked, you will bring it in. You will offer the meal offering in baked pieces for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 6:22 The anointed priest that will be in his place from among his sons will offer it. By an age-lasting statute, it will be perfect incense to Yahweh.

    Lev. 6:23 Every meal offering of a priest will be wholly burned. It will not be eaten.”

    Lev. 6:24 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 6:25 “speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘this is the law of the sin offering: in the place where the ascension offering is killed, the sin offering will be killed before Yahweh. It is most holy.

    Lev. 6:26 The priest who offers it for sin will eat it. It will be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 6:27 Whatever will touch its flesh will be holy. When there is any of its blood sprinkled on a garment, you will wash that on which it was sprinkled in a holy place.

    Lev. 6:28 But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled will be broken; and if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it will be scoured, and rinsed in water.

    Lev. 6:29 Every male among the priests will eat of it: it is most holy.

    Lev. 6:30 No sin offering, of which any of the blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place, will be eaten: it will be burned with fire.

    Chapter 7

    Lev. 7:1 “‘This is the law of the trespass offering. It is most holy.

    Lev. 7:2 In the place where they kill the ascension offering, he will kill the trespass offering; and its blood he will sprinkle around on the altar.

    Lev. 7:3 He will offer all of its fat: the fat tail, and the fat that covers the inner parts,

    Lev. 7:4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, will he take away;

    Lev. 7:5 and the priest will burn them on the altar for an offering made by fire to Yahweh: it is a trespass offering.

    Lev. 7:6 Every male among the priests may eat of it. It will be eaten in a holy place. It is most holy.

    Lev. 7:7 “‘Like the sin offering, so is the trespass offering; there is one law for them. The priest who makes atonement with them will have it.

    Lev. 7:8 The priest who offers any man’s ascension offering, even the priest will have for himself the skin of the ascension offering which he has offered.

    Lev. 7:9 Every meal offering that is baked in the oven, and all that is dressed in the pan, and on the griddle, will be the priests’ who offers it.

    Lev. 7:10 Every meal offering, mixed with oil or dry, belongs to all the sons of Aaron, one as well as another.

    Lev. 7:11 “‘This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which one will offer to Yahweh.

    Lev. 7:12 If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he will offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mixed with oil.

    Lev. 7:13 With cakes of leavened bread he will offer his offering with the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving.

    Lev. 7:14 Of it he will offer one out of each offering for a heave offering to Yahweh. It will be the priests who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.

    Lev. 7:15 The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving will be eaten on the day of his offering. He will not leave any of it until the morning.

    Lev. 7:16 “‘But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow, or a freewill offering, it will be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice; and on the next day what remains of it will be eaten:

    Lev. 7:17 but what remains of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day will be burned with fire.

    Lev. 7:18 If any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings is eaten on the third day, it will not be accepted, neither will it be imputed to him who offers it. It will be an abomination, and the soul who eats any of it will bear his iniquity.

    Lev. 7:19 “‘The flesh that touches any unclean thing will not be eaten. It will be burned with fire. As for the flesh, everyone who is clean may eat it;

    Lev. 7:20 but the soul who eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that belongs to Yahweh, having his uncleanness on him, that soul will be cut off from his people.

    Lev. 7:21 When anyone touches any unclean thing, the uncleanness of man, or an unclean beast, or any unclean abomination, and eats some of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which belong to Yahweh, that soul will be cut off from his people.’”

    Lev. 7:22 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 7:23 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘you will eat no fat, of bull, or sheep, or goat.

    Lev. 7:24 The fat of that which dies of itself and the fat of that which is torn of animals may be used for any other service, but you will in no way eat of it.

    Lev. 7:25 For whoever eats the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh, even the soul who eats it will be cut off from his people.

    Lev. 7:26 You will not eat any blood, whether it is of bird or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

    Lev. 7:27 Anyone who eats any blood, that soul will be cut off from his people.’”

    Lev. 7:28 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 7:29 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to Yahweh will bring his offering to Yahweh out of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.

    Lev. 7:30 With his own hands he will bring the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. He will bring the fat with the breast that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before Yahweh.

    Lev. 7:31 The priest will burn the fat on the altar, but the breast will be Aaron’s and his sons’.

    Lev. 7:32 The right thigh you will give to the priest for a heave offering out of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.

    Lev. 7:33 He among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, will have the right thigh for a portion.

    Lev. 7:34 For the waved breast and the heaved thigh I have taken from the sons of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their age-lasting portion from the sons of Israel.’”

    Lev. 7:35 This is the anointing portion of Aaron, and the anointing portion of his sons, out of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister to Yahweh in the priest’s office;

    Lev. 7:36 which Yahweh commanded to be given to them from the sons of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is their age-lasting portion throughout their generations.

    Lev. 7:37 This is the law of the ascension offering, of the meal offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecration, and of the sacrifice of peace offerings;

    Lev. 7:38 which Yahweh commanded Moses in Mount Sinai, in the day that He commanded the sons of Israel to offer their offerings to Yahweh, in the wilderness of Sinai.

    Chapter 8

    Lev. 8:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 8:2 “take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread;

    Lev. 8:3 and assemble all the congregation at the door of the Tent of Meeting.”

    Lev. 8:4 Moses did as Yahweh commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 8:5 Moses said to the congregation, “this is the thing which Yahweh has commanded to be done.”

    Lev. 8:6 Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

    Lev. 8:7 He put the coat on him, tied the sash on him, clothed him with the robe, put the ephod on him, and he tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod on him, and fastened it to him with it.

    Lev. 8:8 He placed the breastplate on him; and in the breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim.

    Lev. 8:9 He set the turban on his head; and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 8:10 Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them.

    Lev. 8:11 He sprinkled it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the basin and its base, to sanctify them.

    Lev. 8:12 He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

    Lev. 8:13 Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and clothed them with coats, and tied sashes on them, and put headbands on them; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 8:14 He brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.

    Lev. 8:15 He killed it; and Moses took the blood, and put it around on the horns of the altar with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it.

    Lev. 8:16 He took all the fat that was on the inner parts, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burned it on the altar.

    Lev. 8:17 But the bull, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, he burned with fire outside the camp; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 8:18 He presented the ram of the ascension offering: and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the ram.

    Lev. 8:19 He killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 8:20 He cut the ram into its pieces; and Moses burned the head, and the pieces, and the fat.

    Lev. 8:21 He washed the inner parts and the legs with water; and Moses burned the entire ram on the altar. It was the ascension offering for a pleasant aroma. It was an offering made by fire to Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 8:22 He presented the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.

    Lev. 8:23 He killed it; and Moses took some of its blood, and put it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the great toe of his right foot.

    Lev. 8:24 He brought Aaron’s sons; and Moses put some of the blood on the tip of their right ear and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the great toe of their right foot; and Moses sprinkled the blood around on the altar.

    Lev. 8:25 He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the inner parts, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh;

    Lev. 8:26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before Yahweh, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and on the right thigh.

    Lev. 8:27 He put all these in Aaron’s hands and in his sons’ hands, and waved them for a wave offering before Yahweh.

    Lev. 8:28 Moses took them from their hands, and burned them on the altar on the ascension offering. They were a consecration for a pleasant aroma. It was an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 8:29 Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before Yahweh. It was Moses’ portion of the ram of consecration, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 8:30 Moses took some of the anointing oil, and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, and on his sons, and on his sons’ garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

    Lev. 8:31 Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, “boil the flesh at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of consecration, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons will eat it.’

    Lev. 8:32 What remains of the flesh and of the bread you will burn with fire.

    Lev. 8:33 You will not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration are fulfilled: for He will consecrate you seven days.

    Lev. 8:34 What has been done this day, so Yahweh has commanded to do, to make atonement for you.

    Lev. 8:35 You will stay at the door of the Tent of Meeting day and night seven days, and keep Yahweh’s command, that you do not die: for so I am commanded.”

    Lev. 8:36 Aaron and his sons did all the things which Yahweh commanded by Moses.

    Chapter 9

    Lev. 9:1 It happened on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

    Lev. 9:2 and he said to Aaron, “take a calf from the herd for a sin offering, and a ram for the ascension offering, without blemish, and offer them before Yahweh.

    Lev. 9:3 You will speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘take a male goat for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, without blemish, for the ascension offering;

    Lev. 9:4 and a bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before Yahweh; and a meal offering mixed with oil: for today Yahweh will appear to you.’”

    Lev. 9:5 They brought what Moses commanded before the Tent of Meeting: and all the congregation drew near and stood before Yahweh.

    Lev. 9:6 Moses said, “this is the thing which Yahweh commanded that you should do: and the glory of Yahweh will appear to you.”

    Lev. 9:7 Moses said to Aaron, “draw near to the altar, and offer your sin offering, and your ascension offering, and make atonement for yourself, and for the people; and offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them; as Yahweh commanded.”

    Lev. 9:8 So Aaron drew near to the altar, and killed the calf of the sin offering which was for himself.

    Lev. 9:9 The sons of Aaron presented the blood to him; and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar:

    Lev. 9:10 but the fat, and the kidneys, and the cover from the liver of the sin offering, he burned upon the altar; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Lev. 9:11 The flesh and the skin he burned with fire outside the camp.

    Lev. 9:12 He killed the ascension offering; and Aaron’s sons delivered the blood to him, and he sprinkled it around on the altar.

    Lev. 9:13 They delivered the ascension offering to him, piece by piece, and the head: and he burned them upon the altar.

    Lev. 9:14 He washed the inner parts and the legs, and burned them on the ascension offering on the altar.

    Lev. 9:15 He presented the people’s offering, and took the goat of the sin offering which was for the people, and killed it, and offered it for sin, like the first.

    Lev. 9:16 He presented the ascension offering, and offered it according to the ordinance.

    Lev. 9:17 He presented the meal offering, and filled his hand from there, and burned it upon the altar, besides the ascension offering of the morning.

    Lev. 9:18 He also killed the bull and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron’s sons delivered to him the blood, which he sprinkled around on the altar,

    Lev. 9:19 and the fat of the bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the inner parts, and the kidneys, and the cover of the liver:

    Lev. 9:20 and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar:

    Lev. 9:21 and the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave offering before Yahweh, as Moses commanded.

    Lev. 9:22 Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin offering, and the ascension offering, and the peace offerings.

    Lev. 9:23 Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of Yahweh appeared to all the people.

    Lev. 9:24 There came forth fire from before Yahweh, and consumed the ascension offering and the fat upon the altar: and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

    Chapter 10

    Lev. 10:1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which He had not commanded them.

    Lev. 10:2 And fire came forth from before Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.

    Lev. 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “this is what Yahweh spoke of, saying, ‘I will show Myself holy to those who come near Me, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” Aaron held his peace.

    Lev. 10:4 Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “draw near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp.”

    Lev. 10:5 So they drew near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said.

    Lev. 10:6 Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, “do not let the hair of your heads go loose, neither tear your clothes; that you do not die, and that He not be angry with all the congregation: but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Yahweh has kindled.

    Lev. 10:7 You will not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die; for the anointing oil of Yahweh is on you.” They did according to the word of Moses.

    Lev. 10:8 Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying,

    Lev. 10:9 “drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, that you do not die: it will be an age-lasting statute throughout your generations:

    Lev. 10:10 and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

    Lev. 10:11 and that you are to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken to them by Moses.”

    Lev. 10:12 Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, “take the meal offering that remains of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and eat it without yeast beside the altar; for it is most holy;

    Lev. 10:13 and you will eat it in a holy place, because it is your portion, and your sons’ portion, of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire: for so I am commanded.

    Lev. 10:14 The waved breast and heaved thigh you will eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for they are given as your portion, and your sons’ portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the sons of Israel.

    Lev. 10:15 The contribution of the thigh and the waved breast they will bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before Yahweh: and it will be yours, and your sons’ with you, as an age-lasting portion; as Yahweh has commanded.”

    Lev. 10:16 Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burned: and He was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

    Lev. 10:17 “why have you not eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is most holy, and He has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Yahweh?

    Lev. 10:18 Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary: you certainly should have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.”

    Lev. 10:19 Aaron spoke to Moses, “behold, this day they have offered their sin offering and their ascension offering before Yahweh; and such things as these have happened to me: and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been pleasing in the sight of Yahweh?”

    Lev. 10:20 When Moses heard that, it was pleasing in his sight.

    Chapter 11

    Lev. 11:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

    Lev. 11:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘these are the living things which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.

    Lev. 11:3 Whatever parts the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and chews the cud among the animals that you may eat.

    Lev. 11:4 “‘Nevertheless these you will not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because he chews the cud but does not have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:5 The hyrax, because he chews the cud but does not have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:6 The hare, because she chews the cud but does not part the hoof, she is unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:7 The pig, because he has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but does not chew the cud, he is unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:8 Of their flesh you will not eat, and their carcasses you will not touch; they are unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:9 “‘These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, that you may eat.

    Lev. 11:10 All that do not have fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination to you,

    Lev. 11:11 and you detest them. You will not eat of their flesh, and you will detest their carcasses.

    Lev. 11:12 Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters; that is an abomination to you.

    Lev. 11:13 “‘These you will detest among the birds; they will not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

    Lev. 11:14 and the red kite, any kind of black kite,

    Lev. 11:15 any kind of raven,

    Lev. 11:16 the horned owl, the screech owl, and the gull, any kind of hawk,

    Lev. 11:17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

    Lev. 11:18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

    Lev. 11:19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat.

    Lev. 11:20 “‘All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.

    Lev. 11:21 Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth.

    Lev. 11:22 Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

    Lev. 11:23 But all winged creeping things which have four feet, are an abomination to you.

    Lev. 11:24 “‘By these you will become unclean: whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:25 Whoever carries any part of their carcass will wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:26 “‘Every beast which parts the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor chews the cud, is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them will be unclean.

    Lev. 11:27 Whatever goes on its paws, among all animals that go on all fours, they are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:28 He who carries their carcass will wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. They are unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:29 “‘These are they which are unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

    Lev. 11:30 the gecko, and the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.

    Lev. 11:31 These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep. Whoever touches them when they are dead, will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:32 On whatever any of them falls when they are dead, it will be unclean; whether it is any vessel of wood, or clothing, or skin, or sack, whatever vessel it is, with which any work is done, it must be put into water, and it will be unclean until the evening; then it will be clean.

    Lev. 11:33 Every earthen vessel, into which any of them falls, all that is in it will be unclean, and you will break it.

    Lev. 11:34 All food which may be eaten, that on which water comes, will be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel will be unclean.

    Lev. 11:35 Everything whereupon part of their carcass falls will be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it will be broken in pieces: they are unclean, and will be unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:36 Nevertheless a spring or a cistern in which water is a gathered will be clean: but that which touches their carcass will be unclean.

    Lev. 11:37 If part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

    Lev. 11:38 But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

    Lev. 11:39 “‘If any beast, of which you may eat, dies; he who touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:40 He who eats of its carcass will wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. He also who carries its carcass will wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 11:41 “‘Every creeping thing that creeps on the earth is an abomination. It will not be eaten.

    Lev. 11:42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, even all creeping things that creep on the earth, you will not eat them; for they are an abomination.

    Lev. 11:43 You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled thereby.

    Lev. 11:44 For I am Yahweh your God. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy: neither will you defile yourselves with any kind of creeping thing that moves on the earth.

    Lev. 11:45 For I am Yahweh who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You will therefore be holy, for I am holy.

    Lev. 11:46 “‘This is the law of the beast, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the ground,

    Lev. 11:47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.’”

    Chapter 12

    Lev. 12:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 12:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘if a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she will be unclean seven days; as in the days of her monthly period she will be unclean.

    Lev. 12:3 In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin will be circumcised.

    Lev. 12:4 She will continue in the blood of purification thirty-three days. She will not touch any holy thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed.

    Lev. 12:5 But if she bears a female child, then she will be unclean two weeks, as in her period; and she will continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.

    Lev. 12:6 “‘When the days of her purification are completed, for a son, or for a daughter, she will bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for the ascension offering, and a son of the dove, or a turtledove, for a sin offering:

    Lev. 12:7 and he will offer it before Yahweh, and make atonement for her; and she will be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. “‘This is the law for her who bears a male or a female.

    Lev. 12:8 If she cannot afford a lamb, then she will take two turtledoves, or two sons of doves; the one for the ascension offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”

    Chapter 13

    Lev. 13:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

    Lev. 13:2 “when a man will have a rising in his body’s skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he will be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests:

    Lev. 13:3 and the priest will examine the plague in the skin of the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of the plague is deeper than the body’s skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest will examine him, and pronounce him unclean.

    Lev. 13:4 If the bright spot is white in the skin of his body, and its appearance is not deeper than the skin, and its hair has not turned white, then the priest will isolate the infected person for seven days.

    Lev. 13:5 The priest will examine him on the seventh day, and, behold, if in his eyes the plague is arrested, and the plague has not spread in the skin, then the priest will isolate him for seven more days.

    Lev. 13:6 The priest will examine him again on the seventh day; and behold, if the plague has faded, and the plague has not spread in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him clean. It is a scab. He will wash his clothes, and be clean.

    Lev. 13:7 But if the scab spreads on the skin, after he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he will show himself to the priest again.

    Lev. 13:8 The priest will examine him; and behold, if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean. It is leprosy.

    Lev. 13:9 “When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he will be brought to the priest;

    Lev. 13:10 and the priest will examine him. Behold, if there is a white rising in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is raw flesh in the rising,

    Lev. 13:11 it is a chronic leprosy in the skin of his body, and the priest will pronounce him unclean. He will not isolate him, for he is unclean.

    Lev. 13:12 “If the leprosy breaks out all over the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the infected person from his head even to his feet, as far as it appears to the priest;

    Lev. 13:13 then the priest will examine him; and, behold, if the leprosy has covered all his flesh, he will pronounce him clean of the plague. It has all turned white: he is clean.

    Lev. 13:14 But whenever raw flesh appears in him, he will be unclean.

    Lev. 13:15 The priest will examine the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean: the raw flesh is unclean. It is leprosy.

    Lev. 13:16 Or if the raw flesh turns again, and is changed to white, then he will come to the priest;

    Lev. 13:17 and the priest will examine him; and, behold, if the plague has turned white, then the priest will pronounce him clean of the plague. He is clean.

    Lev. 13:18 “When the body has a boil on its skin, and it has healed,

    Lev. 13:19 and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it will be shown to the priest;

    Lev. 13:20 and the priest will examine it; and behold, if its appearance is lower than the skin, and its hair has turned white, then the priest will pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil.

    Lev. 13:21 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it, and it is not deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest will isolate him seven days.

    Lev. 13:22 If it spreads in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean. It is a plague.

    Lev. 13:23 But if the bright spot stays in its place, and has not spread, it is the scar from the boil; and the priest will pronounce him clean.

    Lev. 13:24 “Or when the body has a burn from fire on its skin, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white,

    Lev. 13:25 then the priest will examine it; and behold, if the hair in the bright spot has turned white, and its appearance is deeper than the skin; it is leprosy. It has broken out in the burning, and the priest will pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.

    Lev. 13:26 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there is no white hair in the bright spot, and it is not lower than the skin, but is faded; then the priest will isolate him seven days.

    Lev. 13:27 The priest will examine him on the seventh day. If it has spread in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.

    Lev. 13:28 If the bright spot stays in its place, and has not spread in the skin, but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn, and the priest will pronounce him clean; for it is the scar from the burn.

    Lev. 13:29 “When a man or woman has a plague on the head or on the beard,

    Lev. 13:30 then the priest will examine the plague; and behold, if its appearance is deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and thin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is an itch, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.

    Lev. 13:31 If the priest examines the plague of itching, and behold, its appearance is not deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest will isolate him the person infected with itching seven days.

    Lev. 13:32 On the seventh day the priest will examine the plague; and behold, if the itch has not spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the appearance of the itch is not deeper than the skin,

    Lev. 13:33 then he will be shaved, but he will not shave the itch; and the priest will shut him up who has the itch seven more days.

    Lev. 13:34 On the seventh day, the priest will examine the itch; and behold, if the itch has not spread in the skin, and its appearance is not deeper than the skin, then the priest will pronounce him clean. He will wash his clothes, and be clean.

    Lev. 13:35 But if the itch spreads in the skin after his cleansing,

    Lev. 13:36 then the priest will examine him; and behold, if the itch has spread in the skin, the priest will not look for the yellow hair; he is unclean.

    Lev. 13:37 But if in his eyes the itch is arrested, and black hair has grown in it; the itch is healed, he is clean. The priest will pronounce him clean.

    Lev. 13:38 “When a man or a woman has bright spots in the skin of the body, even white bright spots;

    Lev. 13:39 then the priest will examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.

    Lev. 13:40 “If a man’s hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean.

    Lev. 13:41 If his hair has fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald. He is clean.

    Lev. 13:42 But if there is in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague; it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead.

    Lev. 13:43 Then the priest will examine him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague is reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh,

    Lev. 13:44 he is a leprous man. He is unclean. The priest will surely pronounce him unclean. His plague is on his head.

    Lev. 13:45 “The leper in whom the plague is will wear torn clothes, and the hair of his head will hang loose. He will cover his upper lip, and will cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’

    Lev. 13:46 All the days in which the plague is in him he will be unclean. He is unclean. He will dwell alone. Outside of the camp will be his dwelling.

    Lev. 13:47 “The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

    Lev. 13:48 whether it is in warp, or woof; of linen, or of wool; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;

    Lev. 13:49 if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything made of skin; it is the plague of leprosy, and will be shown to the priest.

    Lev. 13:50 The priest will examine the plague, and isolate the plague seven days.

    Lev. 13:51 He will examine the plague on the seventh day. If the plague has spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever use the skin is used for, the plague is a destructive mildew. It is unclean.

    Lev. 13:52 He will burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of skin, in which the plague is: for it is a destructive mildew. It will be burned in the fire.

    Lev. 13:53 “If the priest examines it, and behold, the plague has not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin;

    Lev. 13:54 then the priest will command that they wash the thing in which the plague is, and he will isolate it seven more days.

    Lev. 13:55 Then the priest will examine it, after the plague is washed; and behold, if the plague has not changed its color, and the plague has not spread, it is unclean; you will burn it in the fire. It is a mildewed spot, whether the bareness is inside or outside.

    Lev. 13:56 If the priest looks, and behold, the plague has faded after it is washed, then he will tear it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:

    Lev. 13:57 and if it appears again in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is spreading. You will burn with fire that in which the plague is.

    Lev. 13:58 The garment, either the warp, or the woof, or whatever thing of skin it is, which you will wash, if the plague has departed from them, then it will be washed the second time, and it will be clean.”

    Lev. 13:59 This is the law of the plague of mildew in a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp, or the woof, or in anything of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

    Chapter 14

    Lev. 14:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 14:2 “this will be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. He will be brought to the priest,

    Lev. 14:3 and the priest will go forth out of the camp. The priest will examine him, and behold, if the plague of leprosy is healed in the leper,

    Lev. 14:4 then the priest will command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

    Lev. 14:5 The priest will command them to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

    Lev. 14:6 As for the living bird, he will take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and will dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.

    Lev. 14:7 He will sprinkle on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and will pronounce him clean, and will let the living bird go into the open field.

    Lev. 14:8 “He who is to be cleansed will wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he will be clean. After that he will come into the camp, but will dwell outside his tent seven days.

    Lev. 14:9 It will be on the seventh day that he will shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he will shave off. He will wash his clothes, and he will bathe his body in water, then he will be clean.

    Lev. 14:10 “On the eighth day he will take two male lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb a year old without blemish, and three tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.

    Lev. 14:11 The priest who cleanses him will set the man who is to be cleansed, and those things, before Yahweh, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 14:12 “The priest will take one of the male lambs, and offer him for a trespass offering, with the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:13 He will kill the male lamb in the place where they kill the sin offering and the ascension offering, in the place of the sanctuary; for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy.

    Lev. 14:14 The priest will take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest will put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

    Lev. 14:15 The priest will take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.

    Lev. 14:16 The priest will dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and will sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:17 The priest will put some of the rest of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering.

    Lev. 14:18 The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he will put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, and the priest will make atonement for him before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:19 “The priest will offer the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed because of his uncleanness: and afterward he will kill the ascension offering;

    Lev. 14:20 and the priest will offer the ascension offering and the meal offering on the altar. The priest will make atonement for him, and he will be clean.

    Lev. 14:21 “If he is poor, and cannot afford so much, then he will take one male lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil;

    Lev. 14:22 and two turtledoves, or two young doves, such as he is able to afford; and the one will be a sin offering, and the other the ascension offering.

    Lev. 14:23 “On the eighth day he will bring them for his cleansing to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:24 The priest will take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the log of oil, and the priest will wave them for a wave offering before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:25 He will kill the lamb of the trespass offering. The priest will take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

    Lev. 14:26 The priest will pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand;

    Lev. 14:27 and the priest will sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:28 Then the priest will put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering.

    Lev. 14:29 The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he will put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before Yahweh.

    Lev. 14:30 He will offer one of the turtledoves, or of the young doves, such as he is able to afford,

    Lev. 14:31 even such as he is able to afford, the one for a sin offering, and the other for the ascension offering, with the meal offering. The priest will make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before Yahweh.”

    Lev. 14:32 This is the law for him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who is not able to afford the sacrifice for his cleansing.

    Lev. 14:33 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

    Lev. 14:34 “when you have come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put a spreading mildew in a house in the land of your possession,

    Lev. 14:35 then he who owns the house will come and tell the priest, saying, ‘There seems to me to be some sort of plague in the house.’

    Lev. 14:36 The priest will command that they empty the house, before the priest goes in to examine the plague, that all that is in the house not be made unclean: and afterward the priest will go in to inspect the house.

    Lev. 14:37 He will examine the plague; and behold, if the plague is in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and it appears to be deeper than the wall;

    Lev. 14:38 then the priest will go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.

    Lev. 14:39 The priest will come again on the seventh day, and look. If the plague has spread in the walls of the house,

    Lev. 14:40 then the priest will command that they take out the stones in which is the plague, and cast them into an unclean place outside of the city:

    Lev. 14:41 and he will cause the inside of the house to be scraped all over, and they will pour out the mortar, that they scraped off, outside of the city into an unclean place.

    Lev. 14:42 They will take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he will take other mortar, and will plaster the house.

    Lev. 14:43 “If the plague comes again, and breaks out in the house, after he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it was plastered;

    Lev. 14:44 then the priest will come in and look; and behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew in the house. It is unclean.

    Lev. 14:45 He will break down the house, its stones, and its timber and all the house’s mortar. He will carry them out of the city into an unclean place.

    Lev. 14:46 “Moreover he who goes into the house while it is shut up will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 14:47 He who lies down in the house will wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house will wash his clothes.

    Lev. 14:48 “If the priest will come in, and examine it, and behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the priest will pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

    Lev. 14:49 To cleanse the house he will take two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

    Lev. 14:50 He will kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

    Lev. 14:51 He will take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.

    Lev. 14:52 He will cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, with the living bird, with the cedar wood, with the hyssop, and with the scarlet;

    Lev. 14:53 but he will let the living bird go out of the city into the open field. So will he make atonement for the house; and it will be clean.”

    Lev. 14:54 This is the law for any plague of leprosy, and for an itch,

    Lev. 14:55 and for the destructive mildew of a garment, and for a house,

    Lev. 14:56 and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot;

    Lev. 14:57 to teach when it is unclean and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy.

    Chapter 15

    Lev. 15:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

    Lev. 15:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘when any man has a discharge from his body, because of his discharge he is unclean.

    Lev. 15:3 This will be his uncleanness in his discharge: whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body has stopped from his discharge, it is his uncleanness.

    Lev. 15:4 “‘Every bed whereon he who has the discharge lies will be unclean; and everything he sits on will be unclean.

    Lev. 15:5 Whoever touches his bed will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:6 He who sits on anything whereon the man who has the discharge sat will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:7 “‘He who touches the body of him who has the discharge will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:8 “‘If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, then he will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:9 “‘Whatever saddle he who has the discharge rides on will be unclean.

    Lev. 15:10 Whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until the evening. He who carries those things will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:11 “‘Whoever he who has the discharge touches, without having rinsed his hands in water, he will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:12 “‘The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, will be broken; and every vessel of wood will be rinsed in water.

    Lev. 15:13 “‘When he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he will count to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes; and he will bathe his flesh in running water, and will be clean.

    Lev. 15:14 “‘On the eighth day he will take two turtledoves, or two young doves, and come before Yahweh to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the priest:

    Lev. 15:15 and the priest will offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for the ascension offering. The priest will make atonement for him before Yahweh for his discharge.

    Lev. 15:16 “‘If any man has an emission of semen, then he will bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:17 Every garment, and every skin, whereon the semen is, will be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:18 If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they will both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:19 “‘If a woman has a discharge, and her discharge in her flesh is blood, she will be in her impurity seven days: and whoever touches her will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:20 “‘Everything that she lies on in her impurity will be unclean. Everything also that she sits on will be unclean.

    Lev. 15:21 Whoever touches her bed will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:22 Whoever touches anything that she sits on will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:23 If it is on the bed, or on anything whereon she sits, when he touches it, he will be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:24 “‘If any man lies with her, and her monthly flow is on him, he will be unclean seven days; and every bed whereon he lies will be unclean.

    Lev. 15:25 “‘If a woman has a discharge of her blood many days not in the time of her period, or if she has a discharge beyond the time of her period; all the days of the discharge of her uncleanness will be as in the days of her period: she is unclean.

    Lev. 15:26 Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her discharge will be to her as the bed of her period: and everything whereon she sits will be unclean, as the uncleanness of her period.

    Lev. 15:27 Whoever touches these things will be unclean, and will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

    Lev. 15:28 “‘But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she will count to herself seven days, and after that she will be clean.

    Lev. 15:29 On the eighth day she will take two turtledoves, or two young doves, and bring them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 15:30 The priest will offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for the ascension offering; and the priest will make atonement for her before Yahweh for the uncleanness of her discharge.

    Lev. 15:31 “‘As a result you will separate the sons of Israel from their uncleanness, so they will not die in their uncleanness, when they defile My tabernacle that is in their midst.’”

    Lev. 15:32 This is the law of him who has a discharge, and of him who has an emission of semen, so that he is unclean thereby;

    Lev. 15:33 and of her who has her period, and of a man or woman who has a discharge, and of him who lies with her who is unclean.

    Chapter 16

    Lev. 16:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before Yahweh, and died;

    Lev. 16:2 and Yahweh said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother, not to come at all times into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest he die: for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.

    Lev. 16:3 “Herewith will Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a son of the herd, a bull for a sin offering, and a ram for the ascension offering.

    Lev. 16:4 He will put on the holy linen coat, and he will have the linen breeches on his body, and will put on the linen sash, and he will be clothed with the linen turban. They are the holy garments. He will bathe his body in water, and put them on.

    Lev. 16:5 He will take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for the ascension offering.

    Lev. 16:6 “Aaron will offer the bull of the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house.

    Lev. 16:7 He will take the two goats, and set them before Yahweh at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

    Lev. 16:8 Aaron will cast lots for the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

    Lev. 16:9 Aaron will present the goat on which the lot fell for Yahweh, and offer him for a sin offering.

    Lev. 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell for the scapegoat, will be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him away for the scapegoat into the wilderness.

    Lev. 16:11 “Aaron will present the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and will make atonement for himself and for his house, and will kill the bull of the sin offering which is for himself.

    Lev. 16:12 He will take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before Yahweh, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil:

    Lev. 16:13 and he will put the incense on the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the testimony, so that he will not die.

    Lev. 16:14 He will take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east; and before the mercy seat he will sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.

    Lev. 16:15 “Then he will kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:

    Lev. 16:16 and he will make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the sons of Israel, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins; and so he will do for the Tent of Meeting, that dwells with them in the midst of their uncleanness.

    Lev. 16:17 No one will be in the Tent of Meeting when he enters to make atonement in the Holy Place, until he comes out, and has made atonement for himself and for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel.

    Lev. 16:18 “He will go out to the altar that is before Yahweh and make atonement for it, and will take some of the bull’s blood, and some of the goat’s blood, and put it around on the horns of the altar.

    Lev. 16:19 He will sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and make it holy from the uncleanness of the sons of Israel.

    Lev. 16:20 “When he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, he will present the live goat.

    Lev. 16:21 Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the sons of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he will put them on the head of the goat, and will send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

    Lev. 16:22 The goat will carry all their iniquities on himself to a solitary land, and he will let the goat go in the wilderness.

    Lev. 16:23 “Aaron will come into the Tent of Meeting, and will take off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and will leave them there.

    Lev. 16:24 Then he will bathe himself in water in a holy place, and put on his garments, and come out and offer his ascension offering and the ascension offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people.

    Lev. 16:25 The fat of the sin offering he will burn on the altar.

    Lev. 16:26 “He who lets the goat go for the scapegoat will wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he will come into the camp.

    Lev. 16:27 The bull for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, will be carried forth outside the camp; and they will burn their skins, their flesh, and their dung with fire.

    Lev. 16:28 He who burns them will wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he will come into the camp.

    Lev. 16:29 “It will be an age-lasting statute to you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you will afflict your souls, and will do no kind of work, the native-born, or the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you:

    Lev. 16:30 for on this day will atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you will be clean before Yahweh.

    Lev. 16:31 It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you will afflict your souls; it is an age-lasting statute.

    Lev. 16:32 The priest, who is anointed and who is consecrated to be priest in his father’s place, will make the atonement, and will put on the linen garments, even the holy garments.

    Lev. 16:33 Then he will make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary; and he will make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar; and he will make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.

    Lev. 16:34 “This will be an age-lasting statute for you, to make atonement for the sons of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.” It was done as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Chapter 17

    Lev. 17:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 17:2 “speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel, and say to them: ‘this is the thing which Yahweh has commanded,

    Lev. 17:3 Whatever man there is of the house of Israel, who kills a bull, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp,

    Lev. 17:4 and has not brought it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to offer it as an offering to Yahweh before the tabernacle of Yahweh: blood will be imputed to that man. He has shed blood; and that man will be cut off from among his people.

    Lev. 17:5 In order that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to Yahweh, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest, and sacrifice them for sacrifices of peace offerings to Yahweh.

    Lev. 17:6 The priest will sprinkle the blood on the altar of Yahweh at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and burn the fat for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 17:7 They will no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat idols, after which they played the prostitute. This will be an age-lasting statute to them throughout their generations.’

    Lev. 17:8 “You will say to them, ‘any man there is of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners among them, who offers the ascension offering or sacrifice,

    Lev. 17:9 and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to sacrifice it to Yahweh; that man will be cut off from his people.

    Lev. 17:10 “‘Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners among them, who eats any kind of blood, I will set My face against that soul who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

    Lev. 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes atonement by reason of the life.

    Lev. 17:12 Therefore I have said to the sons of Israel, “no person among you will eat blood, neither will any stranger who lives as a foreigner among you eat blood.”

    Lev. 17:13 “‘Whatever man there is of the sons of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten; he will pour out its blood, and cover it with dust.

    Lev. 17:14 For as to the life of all flesh, its blood is with its life: therefore I said to the sons of Israel, “You will not eat the blood of any kind of flesh; for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it will be cut off.”

    Lev. 17:15 “‘Every person that eats what dies of itself, or that which is torn by animals, whether he is native-born or a foreigner, he will wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening: then he will be clean.

    Lev. 17:16 But if he does not wash them, or bathe his flesh, then he will bear his iniquity.’”

    Chapter 18

    Lev. 18:1 Yahweh said to Moses,

    Lev. 18:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 18:3 You will not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived: and you will not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you; neither will you walk in their statutes.

    Lev. 18:4 You will do My ordinances, and you will keep My statutes, and walk in them: I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 18:5 You will therefore keep My statutes and My ordinances; which if a man does, he will live in them: I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 18:6 “‘None of you will approach anyone who are his close relatives, to uncover their nakedness: I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 18:7 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your father, nor the nakedness of your mother: she is your mother. You will not uncover her nakedness.

    Lev. 18:8 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife: it is your father’s nakedness.

    Lev. 18:9 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home, or born abroad.

    Lev. 18:10 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness: for theirs is your own nakedness.

    Lev. 18:11 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, conceived by your father, since she is your sister.

    Lev. 18:12 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near kinswoman.

    Lev. 18:13 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister: for she is your mother’s near kinswoman.

    Lev. 18:14 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you will not approach his wife: she is your aunt.

    Lev. 18:15 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son’s wife. You will not uncover her nakedness.

    Lev. 18:16 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife: it is your brother’s nakedness.

    Lev. 18:17 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter. You will not take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

    Lev. 18:18 “‘You will not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.

    Lev. 18:19 “‘You will not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

    Lev. 18:20 “‘You will not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, and defile yourself with her.

    Lev. 18:21 “‘You will not give any of your sons to sacrifice to Molech; neither will you profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 18:22 “‘You will not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestable.

    Lev. 18:23 “‘You will not lie with any beast to defile yourself with it; neither will any woman give herself to a beast, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.

    Lev. 18:24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

    Lev. 18:25 The land was defiled: therefore I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.

    Lev. 18:26 You therefore will keep My statutes and My ordinances, and will not do any of these abominations; neither the native-born, nor the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you;

    Lev. 18:27 (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land became defiled);

    Lev. 18:28 that the land not vomit you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

    Lev. 18:29 “‘For whoever will do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them will be cut off from among their people.

    Lev. 18:30 Therefore you will keep My requirements, that you do not practice any of these abominable customs, which were practiced before you, and that you do not defile yourselves with them: I am Yahweh your God.’”

    Chapter 19

    Lev. 19:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 19:2 “speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘you will be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.

    Lev. 19:3 “‘Each one of you will respect his mother and his father. You will keep My Sabbaths. I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:4 “‘Do not turn to idols, nor make molten gods for yourselves, I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:5 “‘When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh, you will offer it so that you may be accepted.

    Lev. 19:6 It will be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day: and if anything remains until the third day, it will be burned with fire.

    Lev. 19:7 If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It will not be accepted;

    Lev. 19:8 but everyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy thing of Yahweh, and that soul will be cut off from His people.

    Lev. 19:9 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you will not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither will you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

    Lev. 19:10 You will not glean your vineyard, neither will you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you will leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:11 “‘You will not steal. “‘You will not lie. “‘You will not deceive one another.

    Lev. 19:12 “‘You will not swear by My name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:13 “‘You will not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. “‘The wages of a hired servant will not remain with you all night until the morning.

    Lev. 19:14 “‘You will not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you will fear your God. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:15 “‘You will do no injustice in judgment: you will not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you will judge your neighbor in righteousness.

    Lev. 19:16 “‘You will not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. “‘You will not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:17 “‘You will not hate your brother in your heart. You will surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

    Lev. 19:18 “‘You will not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people; but you will love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:19 “‘You will keep My statutes. “‘You will not crossbreed different kinds of animals. “‘you will not sow your field with two kinds of seed; “‘neither will there come upon on you a garment made of two kinds of material.

    Lev. 19:20 “‘If a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave girl, pledged to be married to another man, and not ransomed, or given her freedom; they will be punished. They will not be put to death, because she was not free.

    Lev. 19:21 He will bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, even a ram for a trespass offering.

    Lev. 19:22 The priest will make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before Yahweh for his sin which he has committed: and the sin which he has committed will be forgiven him.

    Lev. 19:23 “‘When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you will count their fruit as forbidden. Three years will they be forbidden to you. It will not be eaten.

    Lev. 19:24 But in the fourth year all its fruit will be holy, for giving praise to Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:25 In the fifth year you will eat its fruit, that it may yield its increase to you. I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:26 “‘You will not eat any meat with the blood still in it; neither will you use enchantments, nor practice sorcery.

    Lev. 19:27 “‘You will not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither will you clip off the edge of your beard.

    Lev. 19:28 “‘You will not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:29 “‘Do not profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.

    Lev. 19:30 “‘You will keep My Sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary; I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:31 “‘Do not turn to those who are mediums, nor to the wizards. Do not seek them out, to be defiled by them. I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:32 “‘You will rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you will fear your God. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 19:33 “‘If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you in your land, you will not do him wrong.

    Lev. 19:34 The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you will be to you as the native- born among you, and you will love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 19:35 “‘You will do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

    Lev. 19:36 You will have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin. I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

    Lev. 19:37 “‘You will observe all My statutes, and all My ordinances, and do them. I am Yahweh.’”

    Chapter 20

    Lev. 20:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 20:2 “moreover, you will tell the sons of Israel, ‘anyone of the sons of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners in Israel, who gives any of his seed to Molech; he will surely be put to death. The people of the land will stone him with stones.

    Lev. 20:3 I also will set My face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to profane My holy name.

    Lev. 20:4 If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and do not put him to death;

    Lev. 20:5 then I will set My face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all who play the prostitute after him, to play the prostitute with Molech, from among their people.

    Lev. 20:6 “‘The person that turns to those who are mediums, and to the wizards, to play the prostitute after them, I will even set My face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people.

    Lev. 20:7 “‘Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 20:8 You will keep My statutes, and do them. I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.

    Lev. 20:9 “‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother will surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood will be upon him.

    Lev. 20:10 “‘The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress will surely be put to death.

    Lev. 20:11 “‘The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them.

    Lev. 20:12 “‘If a man lies with his daughter-in- law, both of them will surely be put to death: they have committed a perversion; their blood will be upon them.

    Lev. 20:13 “‘If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them.

    Lev. 20:14 “‘If a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they will be burned with fire, both he and they; that there may be no wickedness among you.

    Lev. 20:15 “‘If a man lies with a beast, he will surely be put to death; and you will kill the beast.

    Lev. 20:16 “‘If a woman approaches any beast, and lies down with it, you will kill the woman, and the beast: they will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them.

    Lev. 20:17 “‘If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they will be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people: he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his iniquity.

    Lev. 20:18 “‘If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them will be cut off from among their people.

    Lev. 20:19 “‘You will not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister; for he has made naked his close relative: they will bear their iniquity.

    Lev. 20:20 If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they will bear their sin; they will die childless.

    Lev. 20:21 “‘If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an impurity: he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they will be childless.

    Lev. 20:22 “‘You will therefore keep all My statutes, and all My ordinances, and do them; that the land, where I am bringing you to dwell, may not vomit you out.

    Lev. 20:23 You will not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

    Lev. 20:24 But I have said to you, “you will inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

    Lev. 20:25 “‘You will therefore make a distinction between the clean beast and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean: and you will not make yourselves abominable by beast, or by bird, or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have separated from you as unclean for you. 2

    Lev. 20:6 You will be holy to me: for I, Yahweh, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

    Lev. 20:27 “‘A man or a woman that is a medium, or is a wizard, will surely be put to death: they will stone them with stones; their blood will be upon them.’”

    Chapter 21

    Lev. 21:1 Yahweh said to Moses, “speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them, ‘A priest will not defile himself for the dead among his people;

    Lev. 21:2 except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,

    Lev. 21:3 and for his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.

    Lev. 21:4 He will not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.

    Lev. 21:5 “‘They will not shave their heads, neither will they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

    Lev. 21:6 They will be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they will be holy.

    Lev. 21:7 “‘They will not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane; neither will they marry a woman divorced from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

    Lev. 21:8 You will sanctify him therefore; for he offers the bread of your God: he will be holy to you: for I Yahweh, who sanctify you, am holy.

    Lev. 21:9 “‘The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she will be burned with fire.

    Lev. 21:10 “‘He who is the high priest among his brothers, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, will not let the hair of his head hang loose, nor tear his clothes;

    Lev. 21:11 neither will he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

    Lev. 21:12 neither will he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 21:13 “‘He will take a wife in her virginity.

    Lev. 21:14 A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he will not marry: but a virgin of his own people will he take as a wife.

    Lev. 21:15 He will not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.’”

    Lev. 21:16 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 21:17 “Say to Aaron, ‘None of your seed throughout their generations who has a blemish, may approach to offer the bread of his God.

    Lev. 21:18 For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he will not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,

    Lev. 21:19 or a man who has an injured foot, or an injured hand,

    Lev. 21:20 or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye, or an itching disease, or scabs, or who has damaged testicles;

    Lev. 21:21 no man of the seed of Aaron the priest who has a blemish, will come near to offer the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. Since he has a blemish, he will not come near to offer the bread of his God.

    Lev. 21:22 He will eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.

    Lev. 21:23 He will not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he may not profane My sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.’”

    Lev. 21:24 So Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel.

    Chapter 22

    Lev. 22:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 22:2 “tell Aaron and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the sons of Israel, which they make holy to me, and that they not profane My holy name. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:3 “Tell them, ‘if anyone of all your seed throughout your generations approaches the holy things, which the sons of Israel make holy to Yahweh, having his uncleanness on him, that soul will be cut off from before me. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:4 “‘Whoever of the seed of Aaron is a leper or has an issue; he will not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. Whoever touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him;

    Lev. 22:5 or whoever touches any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatever uncleanness he has;

    Lev. 22:6 the person that touches any such will be unclean until the evening, and will not eat of the holy things, unless he bathe his body in water.

    Lev. 22:7 When the sun is down, he will be clean; and afterward he will eat of the holy things, because it is his bread.

    Lev. 22:8 That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he will not eat, defiling himself by it. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:9 “‘They will therefore follow My requirements, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it. I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.

    Lev. 22:10 “‘No stranger will eat of the holy thing: a foreigner living with the priests, or a hired servant, will not eat of the holy thing.

    Lev. 22:11 But if a priest buys a slave, purchased by his money, he will eat of it; and such as are born in his house, they will eat of his bread.

    Lev. 22:12 If a priest’s daughter is married to an outsider, she will not eat of the heave offering of the holy things.

    Lev. 22:13 But if a priest’s daughter is a widow, or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father’s house, as in her youth, she may eat of her father’s bread: but no stranger will eat any of it.

    Lev. 22:14 “‘If a man eats something holy unwittingly, then he will add the fifth part of its value to it, and will give the holy thing to the priest.

    Lev. 22:15 The priests will not profane the holy things of the sons of Israel, which they offer to Yahweh,

    Lev. 22:16 and so cause them to bear the iniquity that brings guilt, when they eat their holy things: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.’”

    Lev. 22:17 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 22:18 “speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘whoever is of the house of Israel, or of the foreigners in Israel, who offers his offering, whether it be any of their vows, or any of their freewill offerings, which they offer to Yahweh for the ascension offering;

    Lev. 22:19 that you may be accepted, you will offer a male without blemish, of the bulls, of the sheep, or of the goats.

    Lev. 22:20 But whatever has a blemish that you will not offer: for it will not be acceptable for you.

    Lev. 22:21 Whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh to accomplish a vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it will be perfect to be accepted; no blemish will be therein.

    Lev. 22:22 Blind, injured, maimed, having a wart, festering, or having a running sore, you will not offer these to Yahweh, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:23 Either a bull or a lamb that has any deformity or lacking in his parts that you may offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it will not be accepted.

    Lev. 22:24 That which has its testicles bruised, crushed, broken, or cut, you will not offer to Yahweh; neither will you do thus in your land.

    Lev. 22:25 Neither will you offer the bread of your God from the hand of a foreigner of any of these; because their corruption is in them. There is a blemish in them. They will not be accepted for you.’”

    Lev. 22:26 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 22:27 “when a bull, or a sheep, or a goat, is born, then it will remain seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it will be accepted for the offering of an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:28 Whether it is a cow or ewe, you will not kill it and its young both in one day.

    Lev. 22:29 “When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yahweh, you will sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

    Lev. 22:30 It will be eaten on the same day; you will leave none of it until the morning. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:31 “Therefore you will keep My commandments, and do them. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 22:32 You will not profane My holy name, but I will be made holy among the sons of Israel. I am Yahweh who makes you holy,

    Lev. 22:33 who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am Yahweh.”

    Chapter 23

    Lev. 23:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 23:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘The set feasts of Yahweh, which you will proclaim to be holy dress rehearsals, even these are My set feasts.

    Lev. 23:3 “‘Six days will work be done: but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy dress rehearsal; you will do no kind of work. It is a Sabbath to Yahweh in all your dwellings.

    Lev. 23:4 “‘These are the set feasts of Yahweh, even holy dress rehearsals, which you will proclaim in their appointed season.

    Lev. 23:5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, is Yahweh’s Passover.

    Lev. 23:6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to Yahweh. Seven days you will eat unleavened bread.

    Lev. 23:7 In the first day you will have a holy dress rehearsal. You will do no regular work.

    Lev. 23:8 But you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh seven days. In the seventh day is a holy dress rehearsal: you will do no regular work.’”

    Lev. 23:9 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 23:10 “speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘when you have come into the land which I give to you, and will reap its harvest, then you will bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest:

    Lev. 23:11 and he will wave the sheaf before Yahweh, to be accepted for you. On the next day after the Sabbath the priest will wave it.

    Lev. 23:12 On the day when you wave the sheaf, you will offer a male lamb without blemish a year old for the ascension offering to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:13 The meal offering with it will be two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire to Yahweh for a pleasant aroma; and the drink offering with it will be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.

    Lev. 23:14 You will eat neither bread, nor roasted grain, nor fresh grain, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God. This is an age-lasting statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

    Lev. 23:15 “‘You will count from the next day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths will be completed:

    Lev. 23:16 even to the next day after the seventh Sabbath you will number fifty days; and you will offer a new meal offering to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:17 You will bring out of your habitations two loaves of bread for a wave offering made of two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour. They will be baked with yeast, for first fruits to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:18 You will present with the bread seven lambs without blemish a year old, one son of the herd, a bull, and two rams. They will be the ascension offering to Yahweh, with their meal offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of a sweet aroma to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:19 You will offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

    Lev. 23:20 The priest will wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering before Yahweh, with the two lambs. They will be holy to Yahweh for the priest.

    Lev. 23:21 You will make proclamation on the same day: there will be a holy dress rehearsal to you; you will do no regular work. This is an age-lasting statute in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

    Lev. 23:22 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you will not wholly reap into the corners of your field, neither will you gather the gleanings of your harvest: you will leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.’”

    Lev. 23:23 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 23:24 “speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, will be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy dress rehearsal.

    Lev. 23:25 You will do no regular work; and you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh.’”

    Lev. 23:26 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 23:27 “however on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement: it will be a holy dress rehearsal to you, and you will afflict yourselves; and you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:28 You will do no kind of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 23:29 For whoever it is who will not deny himself in that same day; will be cut off from his people.

    Lev. 23:30 Whoever it is who does any kind of work in that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.

    Lev. 23:31 You will do no kind of work: it is an age-lasting statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

    Lev. 23:32 It will be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you will deny yourselves. In the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you will keep your Sabbath.”

    Lev. 23:33 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 23:34 “speak to the sons of Israel, and say, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the feast of tents for seven days to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:35 On the first day will be a holy dress rehearsal: you will do no regular work.

    Lev. 23:36 Seven days you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh. On the eighth day will be a holy dress rehearsal to you; and you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh. It is a solemn assembly; you will do no regular work.

    Lev. 23:37 “‘These are the appointed feasts of Yahweh, which you will proclaim to be holy dress rehearsals, to offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh, the ascension offering, and a meal offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, each on its own day;

    Lev. 23:38 besides the Sabbaths of Yahweh, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings, which you give to Yahweh.

    Lev. 23:39 “‘So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you will keep the feast of Yahweh seven days: on the first day will be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day will be a solemn rest.

    Lev. 23:40 You will take on the first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and you will rejoice before Yahweh your God seven days.

    Lev. 23:41 You will keep it a feast to Yahweh seven days in the year: it is an age-lasting statute throughout your generations; you will keep it in the seventh month.

    Lev. 23:42 You will dwell in booths seven days. All who are native-born in Israel will dwell in booths,

    Lev. 23:43 that your generations may know that I made the sons of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.’”

    Lev. 23:44 Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed feasts of Yahweh.

    Chapter 24

    Lev. 24:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 24:2 “command the sons of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

    Lev. 24:3 Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, will Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh continually: it will be an age-lasting statute throughout your generations.

    Lev. 24:4 He will keep in order the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand before Yahweh continually.

    Lev. 24:5 “You will take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenth parts of an ephah will be in one cake.

    Lev. 24:6 You will set them in two rows, six on a row, on the pure gold table before Yahweh.

    Lev. 24:7 You will put pure frankincense on each row that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

    Lev. 24:8 Every Sabbath day he will set it in order before Yahweh continually. It is on the behalf of the sons of Israel an age-lasting covenant.

    Lev. 24:9 It will be for Aaron and his sons; and they will eat it in a holy place: for it is most holy to him of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire by anage-lasting statute.”

    Lev. 24:10 The son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp.

    Lev. 24:11 The son of the Israelite woman 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.

    Lev. 24:12 They put him in custody, until the will of Yahweh should be declared to them.

    Lev. 24:13 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 24:14 “Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head and let all the congregation stone him.

    Lev. 24:15 You will speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘whoever curses his God will bear his sin.

    Lev. 24:16 He who blasphemes the name of Yahweh, he will surely be put to death; all the congregation will certainly stone him: the foreigner as well as the native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, will be put to death.

    Lev. 24:17 “‘He who strikes any man mortally will surely be put to death.

    Lev. 24:18 He who strikes a beast mortally will make it good, life for life.

    Lev. 24:19 If anyone injures his neighbor; as he has done, so will it be done to him:

    Lev. 24:20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has injured someone, so will it be done to him.

    Lev. 24:21 He who kills a beast will make it good; and he who kills a man will be put to death.

    Lev. 24:22 You will have one kind of law, for the foreigner as well as the native-born: for I am Yahweh your God.’”

    Lev. 24:23 Moses spoke to the sons of Israel; and they brought out him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. The sons of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

    Chapter 25

    Lev. 25:1 Yahweh said to Moses in Mount Sinai,

    Lev. 25:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘when you come into the land which I give you, then the land will keep a Sabbath to Yahweh.

    Lev. 25:3 Six years you will sow your field, and six years you will prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruits;

    Lev. 25:4 but in the seventh year there will be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to Yahweh. You will not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

    Lev. 25:5 What grows of itself in your harvest you will not reap, and the grapes of your undressed vine you will not gather. It will be a year of solemn rest for the land.

    Lev. 25:6 The Sabbath of the land will be for food for you; for yourself, for your servant, for your maid, for your hired servant, and for your stranger, who lives as a foreigner with you.

    Lev. 25:7 For your livestock also, and for the animals that are in your land, will all its increase be for food.

    Lev. 25:8 “‘You will count off seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years; and there will be to you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty-nine years.

    Lev. 25:9 Then you will sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you will sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

    Lev. 25:10 You will make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It will be a jubilee to you; and each of you will return to his own property, and each of you will return to his family.

    Lev. 25:11 That fiftieth year will be a jubilee to you. In it you will not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself, nor gather from the undressed vines.

    Lev. 25:12 For it is a jubilee; it will be holy to you. You will eat of its increase out of the field.

    Lev. 25:13 “‘In this Year of Jubilee each of you will return to his property.

    Lev. 25:14 “‘If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you will not wrong one another.

    Lev. 25:15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you will buy from your neighbor. According to the number of years of the crops he will sell to you.

    Lev. 25:16 According to the length of the years you will increase its price, and according to the shortness of the years you will diminish its price; for he is selling the number of the crops to you.

    Lev. 25:17 You will not wrong one another; but you will fear your God: for I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 25:18 “‘Therefore you will do My statutes, and keep My ordinances and do them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.

    Lev. 25:19 The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.

    Lev. 25:20 If you said, “what will we eat the seventh year? Behold, we will not sow, nor gather in our increase”;

    Lev. 25:21 then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth fruit for the three years.

    Lev. 25:22 You will sow the eighth year, and eat of the fruits, the old store; until the ninth year, until its fruits come in, you will eat the old store.

    Lev. 25:23 “‘The land will not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.

    Lev. 25:24 In all the land of your possession you will grant a redemption for the land.

    Lev. 25:25 “‘If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possession, then his kinsman who is next to him will come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.

    Lev. 25:26 If a man has no one to redeem it, and he becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it;

    Lev. 25:27 then let him reckon the years since its sale, and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it; and he will return to his property.

    Lev. 25:28 But if he is not able to get it back for himself, then what he has sold will remain in the hand of him who has bought it until the Year of Jubilee: and in the Jubilee it will be released, and he will return to his property.

    Lev. 25:29 “‘If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it has been sold. For a full year he will have the right of redemption.

    Lev. 25:30 If it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city will be made sure in perpetuity to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It will not be released in the Jubilee.

    Lev. 25:31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall around them will be reckoned with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they will be released in the Jubilee.

    Lev. 25:32 “‘Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites have an age-lasting right of redemption.

    Lev. 25:33 The Levites may redeem the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, and it will be released in the Jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possessions among the sons of Israel.

    Lev. 25:34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their age-lasting possession.

    Lev. 25:35 “‘If your brother has become poor, and his hand cannot support him among you; then you will uphold him. He will live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.

    Lev. 25:36 Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.

    Lev. 25:37 You will not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

    Lev. 25:38 I am Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.

    Lev. 25:39 “‘If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you will not make him to serve as a slave.

    Lev. 25:40 As a hired servant, and as a temporary resident, he will be with you; he will serve with you until the Year of Jubilee:

    Lev. 25:41 then he will go out from you, he and his sons with him, and will return to his own family, and to the possession of his fathers.

    Lev. 25:42 For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt. They will not be sold as slaves.

    Lev. 25:43 You will not rule over him with harshness, but will fear your God.

    Lev. 25:44 “‘As for your male and your female slaves, whom you may have; of the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.

    Lev. 25:45 Moreover of the sons of the aliens who live among you, of them you may buy, and of their families who are with you, which they have conceived in your land; and they will be your property.

    Lev. 25:46 You may make them an inheritance for your sons after you, to hold for a possession; of them you may take for slaves permanently: but over your brothers the sons of Israel you will not rule, one over another, with harshness.

    Lev. 25:47 “‘If an alien or temporary resident with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living among you, or to a member of the stranger’s family;

    Lev. 25:48 after he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brothers may redeem him;

    Lev. 25:49 or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any who is a close relative to him of his family may redeem him; or if he has grown rich, he may redeem himself.

    Lev. 25:50 He will reckon with him who bought him from the year that he sold himself to him to the Year of Jubilee: and the price of his sale will be according to the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant will he be with him.

    Lev. 25:51 If there are yet many years, according to them he will give back the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.

    Lev. 25:52 If there remain but a few years to the year of jubilee, then he will reckon with him; according to his years of service he will give back the price of his redemption.

    Lev. 25:53 As a servant hired year by year will he be with him: he will not rule with harshness over him in your sight.

    Lev. 25:54 If he is not redeemed by these means, then he will be released in the Year of Jubilee, he, and his sons with him.

    Lev. 25:55 For to Me the sons of Israel are servants; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.

    Chapter 26

    Lev. 26:1 “‘You will make for yourselves no idols, neither will you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither will you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God.

    Lev. 26:2 “‘You will keep My Sabbaths, and have reverence for My sanctuary. I am Yahweh.

    Lev. 26:3 “‘If you walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them;

    Lev. 26:4 then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land will yield its increase, and the trees of the field will yield their fruit.

    Lev. 26:5 Your threshing will reach to the vintage, and the vintage will reach to the sowing time; and you will eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

    Lev. 26:6 “‘I will give peace in the land, and you will lie down, and no one will make you afraid; and I will remove evil animals out of the land, neither will the sword go through your land.

    Lev. 26:7 You will chase your enemies, and they will fall before you by the sword.

    Lev. 26:8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand; and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

    Lev. 26:9 “‘I will have respect for you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish My covenant with you.

    Lev. 26:10 You will eat old harvest long kept, and you will move out the old because of the new.

    Lev. 26:11 I will set My tent among you: and My soul will not abhor you.

    Lev. 26:12 I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you will be My people.

    Lev. 26:13 I am Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you walk upright.

    Lev. 26:14 “‘But if you will not listen to Me, and will not do all these commandments;

    Lev. 26:15 and if you will reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances, so that you will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant;

    Lev. 26:16 I also will do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that will consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.

    Lev. 26:17 I will set My face against you, and you will be struck before your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you; and you will flee when no one pursues you.

    Lev. 26:18 “‘If you in spite of these things will not listen to Me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.

    Lev. 26:19 I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron, and your land like brass;

    Lev. 26:20 and your strength will be spent in vain; for your land won’t yield its increase, neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.

    Lev. 26:21 “‘If you walk contrary to Me, and won’t listen to Me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

    Lev. 26:22 I will send the wild animals among you, which will rob you of your sons, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your roads will become desolate.

    Lev. 26:23 “‘If by these things you will not be trained by Me, but will walk contrary to Me;

    Lev. 26:24 then I will also walk contrary to you; and I will strike you, even I, seven times for your sins.

    Lev. 26:25 I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

    Lev. 26:26 When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will deliver your bread again by weight: and you will eat, and not be satisfied.

    Lev. 26:27 “‘If you in spite of this will not listen to Me, but walk contrary to Me;

    Lev. 26:28 then I will walk contrary to you in wrath; and I also will discipline you seven times for your sins.

    Lev. 26:29 You will eat the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters.

    Lev. 26:30 I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and My soul will abhor you.

    Lev. 26:31 I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

    Lev. 26:32 I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein will be astonished at it.

    Lev. 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land will be a desolation, and your cities will be a waste.

    Lev. 26:34 Then the land will enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land. Even then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.

    Lev. 26:35 As long as it lies desolate it will have rest, even the rest which it didn’t have in your Sabbaths, when you lived on it.

    Lev. 26:36 “‘As for those of you who are left, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies: and the sound of a driven leaf will put them to flight; and they will flee, as one flees from the sword; and they will fall when no one pursues.

    Lev. 26:37 They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues: and you will have no power to stand before your enemies.

    Lev. 26:38 You will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will eat you up.

    Lev. 26:39 Those of you who are left will pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers will they pine away with them.

    Lev. 26:40 “‘If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me,

    Lev. 26:41 I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity;

    Lev. 26:42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob; and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.

    Lev. 26:43 The land also will be left by them, and will enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them: and they will accept the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they rejected My ordinances, and their soul abhorred My statutes.

    Lev. 26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them; for I am Yahweh their God;

    Lev. 26:45 but I will for their sake remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am Yahweh.’”

    Lev. 26:46 These are the statutes, ordinances and laws, which Yahweh made between him and the sons of Israel in Mount Sinai by Moses.

    Chapter 27

    Lev. 27:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

    Lev. 27:2 “speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘when a man makes a vow, the persons will be for Yahweh by your valuation.

    Lev. 27:3 Your valuation will be of a male from twenty years old even to sixty years old, even your valuation will be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

    Lev. 27:4 If it is a female, then your valuation will be thirty shekels.

    Lev. 27:5 If the person is from five years old even to twenty years old, then your valuation will be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

    Lev. 27:6 If the person is from a month old even to five years old, then your valuation will be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation will be three shekels of silver.

    Lev. 27:7 If the person is from sixty years old and upward; if it is a male, then your valuation will be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

    Lev. 27:8 But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he will be set before the priest, and the priest will value him; according to the ability of him who vowed will the priest value him.

    Lev. 27:9 “‘If it is a beast, of which men offer an offering to Yahweh, all that any man gives of such to Yahweh becomes holy.

    Lev. 27:10 He will not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he will at all change beast for beast, then both it and that for which it is changed will be holy.

    Lev. 27:11 If it is any unclean beast, of which they do not offer as an offering to Yahweh, then he will set the beast before the priest;

    Lev. 27:12 and the priest will value it, whether it is good or bad. As you the priest values it, so will it be.

    Lev. 27:13 But if he will indeed redeem it, then he will add the fifth part of it to its valuation.

    Lev. 27:14 “‘When a man dedicates his house to be holy to Yahweh, then the priest will evaluate it, whether it is good or bad: as the priest will evaluate it, so will it stand.

    Lev. 27:15 If he who dedicates it will redeem his house, then he will add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it will be his.

    Lev. 27:16 “‘If a man dedicates to Yahweh part of the field of his possession, then your valuation will be according to the seed for it: the sowing of a homer of barley will be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

    Lev. 27:17 If he dedicates his field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it will stand.

    Lev. 27:18 But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the priest will reckon to him the money according to the years that remain to the Year of Jubilee; and an abatement will be made from your valuation.

    Lev. 27:19 If he who dedicated the field will indeed redeem it, then he will add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it will remain his.

    Lev. 27:20 If he will not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it will not be redeemed anymore;

    Lev. 27:21 but the field, when it goes out in the Jubilee, will be holy to Yahweh, as a field devoted; it will be owned by the priests.

    Lev. 27:22 “‘If he dedicates to Yahweh a field which he has bought, which is not of the field of his possession,

    Lev. 27:23 then the priest will reckon to him the worth of your valuation up to the Year of Jubilee; and he will give your valuation on that day, as a holy thing to Yahweh.

    Lev. 27:24 In the Year of Jubilee the field will return to him from whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land belongs.

    Lev. 27:25 All your valuations will be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to the shekel.

    Lev. 27:26 “‘Only the firstborn among animals, which is made a firstborn to Yahweh, no man may dedicate it; whether an ox or sheep, it is Yahweh’s.

    Lev. 27:27 If it is an unclean beast, then he will buy it back according to your valuation, and will add to it the fifth part of it: or if it is not redeemed, then it will be sold according to your valuation.

    Lev. 27:28 “‘Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man will devote to Yahweh of all that he has, whether of man or beast, or of the field of his possession, will be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy to Yahweh.

    Lev. 27:29 “‘No one devoted, who will be devoted from among men, will be ransomed; he will surely be put to death.

    Lev. 27:30 “‘All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is Yahweh’s. It is holy to Yahweh.

    Lev. 27:31 If a man redeems anything of his tithe, he will add a fifth part to it.

    Lev. 27:32 All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth will be holy to Yahweh.

    Lev. 27:33 He will not search whether it is good or bad, neither will he change it: and if he changes it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed will be holy. It will not be redeemed.’”

    Lev. 27:34 These are the commandments which Yahweh commanded Moses for the sons of Israel on Mount Sinai.