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Leviticus 4-5

Laws for Sin Offerings

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, (A)If anyone sins unintentionally[a] in any of the Lord's commandments (B)about things not to be done, and does any one of them, if it is the anointed priest who (C)sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then he shall offer for the sin that he has committed (D)a bull from the herd without blemish to the Lord for a sin offering. He shall bring the bull to the (E)entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord and lay his hand on the head of the bull and kill the bull before the Lord. And the anointed priest (F)shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting, and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and (G)sprinkle part of the blood seven times before the Lord in front of the veil of the sanctuary. And the priest (H)shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before the Lord that is in the tent of meeting, and (I)all the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And all the fat of the bull of the sin offering he shall remove from it, (J)the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails (K)and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins and the long lobe of the liver that he shall remove with the kidneys 10 (just as these are taken from the ox of the sacrifice of the peace offerings); and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering. 11 But (L)the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung— 12 all the rest of the bull—he shall carry (M)outside the camp to a clean place, to the ash heap, and shall (N)burn it up on a fire of wood. On the ash heap it shall be burned up.

13 (O)“If the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally[b] and (P)the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they do any one of the things that by the Lord's commandments ought not to be done, and they realize their guilt,[c] 14 (Q)when the sin which they have committed becomes known, the assembly shall offer a bull from the herd for a sin offering and bring it in front of the tent of meeting. 15 And the elders of the congregation (R)shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord, and the bull shall be killed before the Lord. 16 Then (S)the anointed priest shall bring some of the blood of the bull into the tent of meeting, 17 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil. 18 And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is in the tent of meeting before the Lord, and the rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 19 And all its fat he shall take from it and burn on the altar. 20 Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did (T)with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. (U)And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. 21 And he shall carry the bull (V)outside the camp and burn it up as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly.

22 “When a leader sins, (W)doing unintentionally any one of all the things that by the commandments of the Lord his God ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, 23 or (X)the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish, 24 and (Y)shall lay his hand on the head of the goat and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord; it is a sin offering. 25 (Z)Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. 26 And all its fat he shall burn on the altar, like (AA)the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. So (AB)the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin, and he shall be forgiven.

27 “If (AC)anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the Lord's commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, 28 (AD)or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed. 29 (AE)And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering. 30 And the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 31 And (AF)all its fat he shall remove, (AG)as the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a (AH)pleasing aroma to the Lord. (AI)And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.

32 “If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring (AJ)a female without blemish 33 (AK)and lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34 Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 35 And all its fat he shall remove (AL)as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on top of the Lord's food offerings. (AM)And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.

“If anyone sins in that he hears a public (AN)adjuration to testify, and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall (AO)bear his iniquity; or (AP)if anyone touches an unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean wild animal or a carcass of unclean livestock or a carcass of unclean swarming things, and it is hidden from him and he has become unclean, and he realizes his guilt; or if he touches (AQ)human uncleanness, of whatever sort the uncleanness may be with which one becomes unclean, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and realizes his guilt; or if anyone utters with his lips a (AR)rash oath to do evil or to do good, any sort of rash oath that people (AS)swear, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and he realizes his guilt in any of these; when he realizes his guilt in any of these and (AT)confesses the sin he has committed, he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation[d] for the sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.

“But (AU)if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two (AV)turtledoves or two pigeons,[e] one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first the one for the sin offering. He shall (AW)wring its head from its neck (AX)but shall not sever it completely, and he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while (AY)the rest of the blood shall be drained out (AZ)at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. 10 Then he shall offer the second for a burnt offering according to the rule. (BA)And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.

11 “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a (BB)tenth of an ephah[f] of fine flour for a sin offering. He (BC)shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12 And he shall bring it to (BD)the priest, and the priest shall take a handful of it as its memorial portion and (BE)burn this on the altar, on the Lord's food offerings; it is a sin offering. 13 Thus (BF)the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed in any one of these things, and he shall be forgiven. And the remainder[g] shall be for the priest, as in the grain offering.”

Laws for Guilt Offerings

14 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 15 (BG)“If anyone commits a breach of faith and sins unintentionally in any of the holy things of the Lord, (BH)he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation, a ram without blemish out of the flock, valued[h] in silver shekels,[i] according to the (BI)shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering. 16 He shall also make restitution for what he has done amiss in the holy thing and (BJ)shall add a fifth to it and give it to the priest. (BK)And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and he shall be forgiven.

17 (BL)“If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the Lord's commandments ought not to be done, (BM)though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity. 18 (BN)He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering, and (BO)the priest shall make atonement for him for the mistake that he made unintentionally, and he shall be forgiven. 19 It is a guilt offering; he has indeed incurred guilt before[j] the Lord.”

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Matthew 24:29-51

The Coming of the Son of Man

29 “Immediately after (A)the tribulation of those days (B)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and (C)the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then (D)will appear in heaven (E)the sign of the Son of Man, and then (F)all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and (G)they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven (H)with power and great glory. 31 And (I)he will send out his angels with a loud (J)trumpet call, and they will (K)gather (L)his elect from (M)the four winds, (N)from one end of heaven to the other.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, (O)at the very gates. 34 (P)Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 (Q)Heaven and earth will pass away, but (R)my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day and Hour

36 “But concerning that day and hour (S)no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, (T)nor the Son,[a] (U)but the Father only. 37 (V)For as were the days of Noah, (W)so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 (X)For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, (Y)marrying and giving in marriage, until (Z)the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, (AA)so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 (AB)Two women will be grinding (AC)at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, (AD)stay awake, for you do not know on what day (AE)your Lord is coming. 43 (AF)But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night (AG)the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be (AH)ready, for (AI)the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

45 “Who then is (AJ)the faithful and (AK)wise servant,[b] whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 (AL)Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, (AM)he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master (AN)is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants[c] and eats and drinks with (AO)drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come (AP)on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place (AQ)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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