1Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 2'Order the Israelites to bring you crushed-olive oil for the lamp-stand, and keep a flame burning therecontinual y. 3Aaron wil keep it permanently in trim from evening to morning, outside the curtain of the Testimony inthe Tent of Meeting, before Yahweh. This is a perpetual decree for your descendants: 4Aaron wil keep the lamps permanently trimmed on the pure lamp-stand before Yahweh. 5'You will take wheaten flour and with it bake twelve loaves, each of two-tenths of an ephah. 6You will then place them in two rows of six on the pure table before Yahweh 7and put pure incense on each row, to make it food offered as a memorial, food burnt for Yahweh. 8Every Sabbath they wil be arranged before Yahweh. The Israelites wil provide them as a permanentcovenant. 9They wil belong to Aaron and his sons, who wil eat them inside the holy place since, for him, they arean especial y holy part of the food burnt for Yahweh. This is a permanent law.' 10There was a man whose mother was an Israelite woman and whose father was an Egyptian. Hecame out of his house and, in the camp, surrounded by the Israelites, he began to quarrel with a man who wasan Israelite. 11Now the son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed it. He was then taken toMoses (his mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan). 12He was then put under guard until Yahweh's will should be made clear to them. 13Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 14'Take the man who pronounced the curse outside the camp. Al those who heard him must then laytheir hands on his head, and the whole community must then stone him. 15Then say to the Israelites: "Anyone who curses his God will bear the consequences of his sin, 16and anyone who blasphemes the name of Yahweh wil be put to death; the whole community wilstone him; be he alien or native-born, if he blasphemes the Name, he wil be put to death. 17"Anyone who strikes down any other human being will be put to death. 18"Anyone who strikes down an animal will make restitution for it: a life for a life. 19"Anyone who injures a neighbour shall receive the same in return, 20broken limb for broken limb, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As the injury inflicted, so will be the injurysuffered. 21Whoever strikes down an animal wil make restitution for it, and whoever strikes down a human beingwil be put to death. 22The sentence you pass wil be the same, whether on native-born or on alien; for I am Yahweh yourGod." ' 23Moses having told the Israelites this, they took the man who had pronounced the curse out of thecamp and stoned him. And so the Israelites carried out Yahweh's order to Moses.
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