24 1AND THE Lord said to Moses, 2Command the Israelites that they bring to you pure oil from beaten olives for the light [of the golden lampstand] to cause a lamp to burn continually. 3Outside the veil of the Testimony [between the Holy and the Most Holy Places] in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the Lord continually; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 4He shall keep the lamps in order upon the lampstand of pure gold before the Lord continually. 5And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake [of the showbread or bread of the Presence]. 6And you shall set them in two rows, six in a row, upon the table of pure gold before the Lord. 7You shall put pure frankincense [in a bowl or spoon] beside each row, that it may be with the bread as a memorial portion, an offering to be made by fire to the Lord. 8Every Sabbath day Aaron shall set the showbread in order before the Lord continually; it is on behalf of the Israelites, an everlasting covenant. 9And the bread shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a sacred place, for it is for [Aaron] a most holy portion of the offerings to the Lord made by fire, a perpetual due [to the high priest]. 10Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the Israelites, and he and a man of Israel quarreled and strove together in the camp. 11The Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the Name [of the Lord] and cursed. They brought him to Moses--his mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 12And they put him in custody until the will of the Lord might be declared to them. 13And the Lord said to Moses, 14Bring him who has cursed out of the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands upon his head; then let all the congregation stone him. 15And you shall say to the Israelites, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16And he who blasphemes the Name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him; the stranger as well as he who was born in the land shall be put to death when he blasphemes the Name [of the Lord]. 17And he who kills any man shall surely be put to death. 18And he who kills a beast shall make it good, beast for beast. 19And if a man causes a blemish or disfigurement on his neighbor, it shall be done to him as he has done: 20Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused a blemish or disfigurement on a man, so shall it be done to him. 21He who kills a beast shall replace it; he who kills a man shall be put to death. 22You shall have the same law for the sojourner among you as for one of your own nationality, for I am the Lord your God. 23Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses.
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