Numbers 15

Laws About Sacrifices

The  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, a When you come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving you, and b you offer to the  Lord from the herd or from the flock a food offering
Or  an offering by fire; so throughout Numbers
or a burnt offering or a sacrifice, d to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or e at your appointed feasts, to make a f pleasing aroma to the  Lord,
then g he who brings his offering shall offer to the  Lord h a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah
An  ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
of fine flour, j mixed with a quarter of a hin
A  hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters
of oil;
and you shall offer with the burnt offering, or for the sacrifice, a quarter of a hin of l wine for the drink offering for each lamb. m Or for a ram, you shall offer for a grain offering two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with a third of a hin of oil. And for the drink offering you shall offer a third of a hin of wine, a n pleasing aroma to the  Lord. And when you offer a bull as a burnt offering or sacrifice, to o fulfill a vow or for p peace offerings to the  Lord, then one shall offer q with the bull a grain offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour, mixed with half a hin of oil. 10 And you shall offer for the drink offering half a hin of wine, as a food offering, a pleasing aroma to the  Lord.

11  r Thus it shall be done for each bull or ram, or for each lamb or young goat. 12 As many as you offer, so shall you do with each one, as many as there are. 13 Every native Israelite shall do these things in this way, in offering a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the  Lord. 14 And if a stranger is sojourning with you, or anyone is living permanently among you, and he wishes to offer a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the  Lord, he shall do as you do. 15 For the assembly, s there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before the  Lord. 16 One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.”

17 The  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18  t Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land to which I bring you 19 and when you eat of u the bread of the land, you shall present a contribution to the  Lord. 20  v Of the first of your dough you shall present a loaf as a contribution; like a w contribution from the threshing floor, so shall you present it. 21  x Some of the first of your dough you shall give to the  Lord as a contribution throughout your generations.

Laws About Unintentional Sins

22  y “But if you sin unintentionally
Or by mistake; also verses 24, 27, 28, 29
and do not observe all these commandments that the  Lord has spoken to Moses,
23 all that the  Lord has commanded you by Moses, from the day that the  Lord gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations, 24 then if it was done unintentionally aa without the knowledge of the congregation, all the congregation shall offer one bull from the herd for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma to the  Lord, ab with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the rule, and ac one male goat for a sin offering. 25  ad And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the people of Israel, and they shall be forgiven, because it was a mistake, and they have brought their offering, a food offering to the  Lord, and their sin offering before the  Lord for their mistake. 26 And all the congregation of the people of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger who sojourns among them, because the whole population was involved in the mistake.

27  ae If one person sins unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering. 28  af And the priest shall make atonement before the  Lord for the person who makes a mistake, when he sins unintentionally, to make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. 29  ag You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the people of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them. 30  ah But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the  Lord, and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has ai despised the word of the  Lord and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.”

A Sabbathbreaker Executed

32 While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man aj gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. 33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. 34  ak They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him. 35 And the  Lord said to Moses, al “The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall am stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, as the  Lord commanded Moses.

Tassels on Garments

37 The  Lord said to Moses, 38 Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to an make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. 39 And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the  Lord, to do them, ao not to follow
Hebrew  to spy out
after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined aq to whore after.
40 So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be ar holy to your God. 41  as I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the  Lord your God.”

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