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The Lamps and the Bread Before Yahweh

24 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you (A)clear oil from beaten olives for the [a]light, to make a lamp [b]burn continually. Outside the veil of testimony in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh continually; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations. He shall keep the lamps in order on the (B)pure gold lampstand before Yahweh continually.

(C)Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. And you shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the (D)pure gold table before Yahweh. And you shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be (E)a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to Yahweh. (F)Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before Yahweh (G)continually; it is an everlasting covenant [c]for the sons of Israel. (H)And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings to Yahweh by fire, his portion forever.”

10 Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp. 11 And the son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the (I)Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12 And they put him in [d]custody [e]so that (J)the command of Yahweh might be made clear to them.

13 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 14 “Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him (K)lay their hands on his head; then (L)let all the congregation stone him. 15 And you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘(M)If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin. 16 Moreover, the one who (N)blasphemes the name of Yahweh shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

An Eye for an Eye

17 (O)If a man strikes down the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. 18 (P)And the one who strikes down the life of an animal shall make restitution for it, life for life. 19 If a man [f]injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him: 20 (Q)fracture for fracture, (R)eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has [g]injured a man, so it shall be [h]inflicted on him. 21 Thus the one who strikes down an animal shall make restitution for it, but (S)the one who strikes down a man shall be put to death. 22 There shall be (T)one standard of judgment for you; it shall be for the sojourner as well as the native, for I am Yahweh your God.’” 23 Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.


  1. Leviticus 24:2 Or luminary
  2. Leviticus 24:2 Lit ascend
  3. Leviticus 24:8 Lit from
  4. Leviticus 24:12 Or prison
  5. Leviticus 24:12 Lit to declare distinctly to them according to the mouth of Yahweh
  6. Leviticus 24:19 Lit gives a blemish
  7. Leviticus 24:20 Lit given a blemish
  8. Leviticus 24:20 Lit given