One New Man Daily Word: Psalm 1:1

One New Man Bible HardcoverBlessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful. 2. But his delight is in the Torah (Teaching) of the LORD* and he meditates on His Torah (Teaching) both day and night. 3. And he will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also will not wither and everything that he does will succeed. 4. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff, which the wind drives away. 5. Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment, nor will sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6. For the LORD* knows the Way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly will perish.

One New Man Daily Word : Isaiah 61.1-3

One New Man Bible HardcoverThe Spirit of Adonai, the LORD*, is upon me, because the LORD* has anointed me to preach Good News to the humble. (Matt. 5:3) He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of eyes (Isa. 42:7) for those who are bound, 2.to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD*, (Luke 4:18-20) and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, (Matt. 5:4) 3.to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment, prayer shawl, of praise instead of the spirit of infirmity, so they could be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD*, so He would be glorified.

Weekly Torah Readings: K’doshim

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

K’doshim

19.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them,

“You will be holy! For I, the LORD* your God, AM holy. (1 Pe. 1:16) 3. You, every person, will respect his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths. I AM the LORD* your God!

19:4. “Do not turn to idols, or make molten gods for yourselves! I AM the LORD* your God!

19:5. “And if you offer a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD*, you will offer it at your own will. 6. It will be eaten the same day you offer it and on the next day, and if any of it remains until the third day, it will be burned in the fire. 7. If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it will not be accepted. 8. Therefore whoever eats it will bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD*, and that soul will be cut off from among his people.”

Commandments

19:9. “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you will not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor will you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10. And you will not glean your vineyard, nor will you gather every grape of your vineyard; you will leave them for the poor and the stranger. I AM the LORD* your God!

19:11. “You will not steal, or deal falsely, neither lie one to another. 12. And you will not swear by My name falsely, neither will you profane the name of your God. I AM the LORD*! (Matt. 5:37)

19:13. “You will not defraud or rob your neighbor. The wages of him that is hired will not stay with you all night until the morning. 14. You will not curse the deaf, or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but will revere your God. I AM the LORD*! 15. You will do no unrighteousness in judgment: you will not respect the person of the poor, or honor the person of the mighty: in righteousness you will judge your neighbor. 16. You will not go up and down as a talebearer among your people neither will you stand against the blood of your neighbor. I AM the LORD*!

19:17. “You will not hate your brother in your heart: you will surely rebuke your neighbor and not sin because of him. 18. You will not avenge or bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you will love your neighbor as yourself. I AM the LORD*!

19:19. “You will keep My statutes. You will not let your cattle breed with a different kind: you will not sow your field with mixed seed: neither will a garment mixed of linen and woolen threads come upon you.

19:20. “And whoever lies carnally with a woman that is a bond maid, betrothed to a husband, and not at all redeemed or freedom given her, there will be punishment. They will not be put to death because she was not free. 21. And he will bring his guilt offering to the LORD*, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, a ram for a guilt offering. 22. And the priest will make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the LORD* for his sin which he has done, and the sin which he has done will be forgiven him.

19:23. “And when you come into the land and have planted all manner of trees for food, then you will count its fruit as uncircumcised: three years will it be as uncircumcised to you. It will not be eaten. 24. But in the fourth year all its fruit will be holy for a celebration to the LORD*. 25. And in the fifth year you will eat its fruit, so it can yield to you its increase. I AM the LORD* your God!

19:26. “You will not eat anything with the blood: neither will you use enchantment or practice magic.

19:27. “You will not trim the corners of your heads, nor will you mar the corners of your beard.

19:28. “You will not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead or print a tattoo upon you. I AM the LORD*!

19:29. “Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot lest the land fall to harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.

19:30. “You will keep My Sabbaths and revere My Sanctuary. I AM the LORD*!

19:31. “Do not turn to familiar spirits (1 Sam. 28:1ff) or seek after wizards! To be defiled by them. I AM the LORD* your God!

19:32. “You will rise up before an aged person and honor the face of the old man, and revere your God. I AM the LORD*!

19:33. “And if a stranger stays with you in your land, you will not vex him. 34. But the stranger who lives with you will be to you as one born among you and you will love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I AM the LORD* your God!

19:35. “You will do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measuring, in weight, or in quantity. 36. You will have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin. I AM the LORD* your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt! 37. Therefore you will observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and do them! I AM the LORD*!”

More Commandments

20.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Again, you will say to the children of Israel, Whoever he is of the children of Israel or of the strangers that stay in Israel, that gives any of his seed to Molech; he will surely be put to death! The people of the land will stone him with stones. 3. And I shall set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile My Sanctuary and to profane My holy name. 4. And if the people of the land hide their eyes from the man when he gives of his seed to Molech, and do not kill him, 5. then I shall set My face against that man and against his family, and will cut him off and all that go astray after him, to go astray after Molech, from among their people. 6. And whoever turns after such as have familiar spirits and after wizards, to go astray after them, I shall even set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 7. Therefore sanctify yourselves and be holy! (1 Pe. 1:16) For I AM the LORD* your God! 8. And you will keep My statutes and do them. I AM the LORD* Who sanctifies you! 9. For everyone who curses his father or his mother will surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood will be upon him. 10. And the man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he that commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress will surely be put to death. 11. And the man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them. 12. And if a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them will surely be put to death; they have wrought corruption; their blood will be upon them. 13. If a man also lies with a man as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them. 14. And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is incest: they will be burned with fire, both he and they, so there is no incest among you. 15. And if a man lies with a beast, he will surely be put to death, and you will slay the beast. 16. And if a woman approaches any beast and lies down with it, you will kill the woman and the beast: they will surely be put to death; their blood will be upon them. 17. And if a man will take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter and see her nakedness and she see his nakedness; it is an abomination; and they will be cut off in the sight of their people: he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his iniquity. 18. And if a man will lie with a woman having her sickness, and will uncover her nakedness; he has discovered her fountain and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them will be cut off from among their people. 19. And you will not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister: for he uncovers his near kin: they will bear their iniquity.

20:20. “And if a man will lie with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they will bear their sin; they will die childless. 21. And if   a man will take his brother’s wife, it is an abomination: he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they will be childless.

20:22. “You will therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments and do them, so the land where I bring you to dwell does not vomit you out. 23. And you will not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you, for they committed all these things and therefore I abhorred them. 24. But I have said to you, You will inherit their land and I shall give it to you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey. I AM the LORD* your God, Who has separated you from other people. 25. You will therefore make  a distinction between clean beasts and unclean and between unclean fowls and clean, and you will not make your souls abominable by beast or by fowl or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26. And you will be holy to Me. For I, the LORD*, AM holy, and have separated you from other people, so you could be Mine.

20:27. “A man or a woman who divines by a ghost or a familiar spirit will surely be put to death: they will stone them with stones: their blood will be on them.”

Next week’s Torah readings: Emor

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: Aharei Mot

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Aharei Mot

Day of Atonement Service

16.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD* and died; 2. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron your brother, so at all times he does not come into the Holy Place within the veil before the cover, which is on the Ark, so he does not die: for I shall appear in the cloud upon the cover. 3. Thus will Aaron come into the Holy Place with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4. He will put on the holy linen tunic and he will have the linen breeches upon his flesh and will be girded with a linen belt and he will be attired with the linen turban. These are holy garments, therefore he will immerse his flesh in water and so put them on. 5. And he will take from the congregation of the children of Israel two he goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. 6. And Aaron will offer his bull of the sin offering, which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house. 7. And he will take the two goats and present them before the LORD* at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8. And Aaron will cast lots upon the two goats, one lot for the LORD* and the other lot for Azazel. 9. And Aaron will bring the goat upon which the LORD’s* lot fell and offer him for a sin offering. 10. But the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel will be presented alive before the LORD* to make atonement with him and to let him go for Azazel into the wilderness. 11. And Aaron will bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and will make atonement for himself and for his house, and will kill the bull of the sin offering which is for himself. 12. And he will take a fire-pan full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD* and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small and bring it within the veil, (Rev. 8:5) 13. and he will put the incense upon the fire before the LORD*, so the cloud of the incense may cover the cover that is over the Testimony, so he will not die 14. and he will take of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the east side of the cover, and he will sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times in front of the cover. 15. Then he will kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull and sprinkle it on the cover and in front of the cover. 16. And he will make atonement for the Holy Place because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins, and so he will do for the Tent of Meeting, and because of the One Who remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness. 17. And no one will be in the Tent of Meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place until he comes out and has made atonement for himself and for his household and for the whole congregation of Israel. 18. And he will go out to the altar that is before the LORD* and make atonement for it and will take from the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar all around. 19. And he will sprinkle some of the blood upon it with his finger seven times and cleanse it and sanctify it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

16:20. “And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place and the Tent of Meeting and the altar, he will bring the live goat, 21. and Aaron will lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat and will send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a fit man. 22. And the goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities to a land not inhabited, and he will let the goat go in the wilderness. 23. And Aaron will come into the Tent of Meeting and will put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and will leave them there, 24. and he will immerse his flesh in water in a Holy Place and put on his garments and come out, and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make atonement for himself and for the people. 25. And he will burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar. 26. And he who lets the goat for Azazel go will wash his clothes and immerse his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp. 27. And the bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, will one carry forth outside the camp, and they will burn their skins and their flesh and their dung in fire. 28. And he who burns them will wash his clothes and immerse his flesh in water, and afterward he will come into the camp.

16:29. “And this will be a statute forever for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you will afflict your souls and do no work at all, whether it is one of your own country or a stranger that lives among you, 30. for on that day the priest will make atonement for you, to cleanse you so you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD*. 31. It will be a Sabbath of rest for you and you will afflict your souls, by a statute forever.    32. And the priest whom he will anoint, and whom he will consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, will make the atonement, and will put on the linen clothes, the holy garments, 33. and he will make atonement for the holy Sanctuary and he will make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, and he will make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the congregation. 34. And this will be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year.”

And he, Aaron, did as the LORD* commanded Moses.

 

Instructions for Preparing Meat

17.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel and say to them, This is the thing which the LORD* has commanded saying,

17:3. “Any man whatsoever of the House of Israel who kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp 4. and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer an offering to the LORD* before the Tabernacle of the LORD*; blood will be imputed to that man. He has shed blood and that man will be cut off from among his people 5. to the end that the children of Israel may bring their offerings, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them to the LORD*, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest and offer them for a peace offering to the LORD*. 6. And the priest will sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD* at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet savor to the LORD*. 7. And they will no longer offer their offerings to evil spirits, after whom they have gone astray. This will be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

17:8. “And you will say to them, Whatever man there is of the House of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you that offers a burnt offering or feast offering, 9. and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it to the LORD*, even that man will be cut off from among his people.

17:10. “And whatever man there is of the House of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you, who eats any manner of blood, I shall even set My face against that one (Acts 15:20) who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. 11. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for your lives on the altar, for it is the blood that makes atonement for a life. (Heb. 9:7) 12. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No one of you will eat blood, neither will any stranger that lives among you eat blood.

17:13. “And whatever man there is of the children of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you, who hunts and catches any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he will even pour out its blood and cover it with dust. 14. For it is the life of all flesh; its blood is for its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, You will eat the blood of no manner of flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood: whoever eats it will be cut off. 15. And everyone who eats that which died of itself, or that which was torn by beasts, whether it is one of your own country or a stranger, he will both wash his clothes and immerse himself in water and be unclean until the evening, then he will be clean. 16. But if he does not wash them or immerse his flesh, then he will bear his iniquity.”

Do Not Stray!

18.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them,

“I am the LORD* your God. 3. You will not do after the doings of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled, and after the doings of the land of Canaan where I bring you, you will not do. Neither will you walk in their ordinances. 4. You will do My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them, I AM the LORD* your God. 5. You will therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does he will live in them. I AM the LORD*. (Rom. 10:5, Gal. 3:12)

18:6. “None of you will approach anyone that is near of kin to him, to uncover nakedness. I AM the LORD*!

18:7. “The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother, you will not uncover. She is your mother, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:8. “The nakedness of your father’s wife you will not uncover. It is your father’s nakedness. (Gen. 9:22)

18:9. “The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother, whether she is born at home or born abroad, their nakedness you will not uncover.

18:l0. “The nakedness of your son’s daughter or of your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you will not uncover, for theirs is your own nakedness.

18:11. “The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:12. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near kinswoman.

18:13. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s near kinswoman.

18:14. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you will not approach his wife: she is your aunt.

18:15. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son’s wife, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:16. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife: it is your brother’s nakedness.

18:17. “You will not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither will you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover her nakedness, for they are her near kinswomen: it is incest.

18:18. “Neither will you take a wife together with her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.

18:19. “Also you will not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

18:20. “Moreover you will not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21. And you will not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither will you profane the name of your God. I AM the LORD*!

18:22. “You will not lie with a male as with a woman: it is an abomination.

18:23. “Neither will you lie with any beast to defile yourself with it. Neither will any woman stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is perversion.

18:24. “Do not defile yourselves in any of these things, for the nations that I cast out before you are defiled in all these, 25. and the land is defiled: therefore I visit its iniquity upon it and the land itself vomits out its inhabitants. 26. You will therefore keep My statutes and My judgments and neither your home born nor any stranger that lives among you will commit any of these abominations. 27. For all these abominations the men of the land that were before you have done and the land has become defiled. 28. So the land will not vomit you out also, when you defile it, like it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29. For whoever will commit any of these abominations, even those who commit them will be cut off from among their people. 30. Therefore you will keep My ordinance, so you will not commit any of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them. I AM the LORD* your God!”

Next week’s Torah readings: K’doshim

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: M’tsora

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

M’tsora

Atonement for Gossip and Slander

14.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “This will be the instruction for the leper; on the day of his cleansing He will be brought to the priest (Mark 1:44, Luke 5:14) 3. and the priest will go forth out of the camp and the priest will look and, behold, if the plague of leprosy is healed in the leper, 4. then the priest will command to take for him who is to be cleansed two live, clean birds and cedar-wood, scarlet, and hyssop, 5. and the priest will command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. 6. As for the living bird, he will take it and the cedar-wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and will dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water, 7. and he will sprinkle seven times upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and will pronounce him clean, and will let the living bird loose into the open field. 8. And he that is to be cleansed will wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and immerse himself in water, so he will be clean, and after that he will come into the camp and will stay outside his tent seven days. 9. But it will be on the seventh day that he will shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, he will shave off even all his hair, and he will wash his clothes, also he will immerse his flesh in water and he will be clean. 10. And on the eighth day he will take two he lambs without blemish and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish and three tenth parts of fine flour, a grain offering mixed with oil, and one log of oil. 11. And the priest that makes him clean will present the man that is to be made clean and those things before the LORD*, at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 12. And the priest will take one he lamb and offer it for a trespass offering and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before the LORD*, 13. and he will slay the lamb in the place where he will kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the Holy Place: for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the guilt offering. It is most holy 14. and the priest will take of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest will put it upon the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed and upon the thumb of his right hand and upon the great toe of his right foot, 15. and the priest will take of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand, 16. and the priest will dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand and will sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD*. 17. And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand the priest will put on the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed and upon the thumb of his right hand and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering. 18. And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he will pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, and the priest will make atonement for him before the LORD*. 19. And the priest will offer the sin offering and make atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness, and afterward he will kill the burnt offering 20. and the priest will offer the burnt offering and the grain offering upon the altar, and the priest will make atonement for him and he will be clean.

14:21. “And if he is poor and cannot get so much, then he will take one lamb for a guilt offering to be waved, to make atonement for him and one tenth ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering and a log of oil   22. and two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get, and the one will be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering. 23. And he will bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, before the LORD*. 24. And the priest will take the lamb of the guilt offering and the log of oil, and the priest will wave them, a wave offering before the LORD*. 25. And he will kill the lamb of the guilt offering, and the priest will take of the blood of the guilt offering, and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot. 26. And the priest will pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand, 27. and the priest will sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the LORD*. 28. And the priest will put from the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the guilt offering. 29. And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he will put on the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the LORD*. 30. And he will offer one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get, 31. such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meal offering, and the priest will make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before the LORD*. 32. “This is the teaching of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who does not have the money to get that which pertains to his cleansing.”

Leprosy in a House

14:33. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and to Aaron saying, 34. “When you have come into the land of Canaan, which I am giving to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession, 35. and he who owns the house will come and tell the priest saying, ‘It seems to me there is as it were a plague in the house.’ 36. Then the priest will command that they empty the house before the priest goes in to see the plague, so all that is in the house is not made unclean, and afterward the priest will go in to see the house. 37. And he will look on the plague and, behold, the plague is in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall, 38. then the priest will go out of the house to the door of the house and shut up the house seven days. 39. And the priest will come again the seventh day and will look and, behold, if the plague has spread in the walls of the house, 40. then the priest will command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they will cast them into an unclean place outside the city 41. and he will cause the house to be scraped all around inside, and they will pour out the dust that they scrape off outside the city in an unclean place, 42. and they will take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he will take other mortar and will plaster the house. 43. And if the plague comes again and breaks out in the house, after he has taken away the stones and after he has scraped the house and after it is plastered, 44. then the priest will come and look and, behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a malignant leprosy in the house; it is unclean. 45. And he will break down the house, its stones, timbers, and all the mortar of the house, and he will carry them out of the city to an unclean place. 46. Moreover he who goes into the house all the while that it is shut up will be unclean until the evening. 47. And he who lies in the house will wash his clothes, and he that eats in the house will wash his clothes. 48. And if the priest comes in and looks and, behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the priest will pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed. 49. And to cleanse the house he will take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop, 50. and he will kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water, 51. and he will take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times, 52. and he will cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, with the running water, with the living bird, with the cedar wood, with the hyssop, and with the scarlet. 53. But he will let the living bird go outside the city in the open fields and make atonement for the house: and it will be clean.

14:54. “This is the teaching for all manner of plague of leprosy and scall, 55. for the leprosy of a garment, of a house, 56. for a swelling, for a scab, and for a bright spot, 57. to teach when it is unclean and when it is clean. This is the teaching for leprosy.”

A Man’s Running Issue

15.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and to Aaron saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When any man has a running issue out of his flesh, his issue is unclean. 3. And this will be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh runs with his issue or his flesh has stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.

4. Every bed on which he who has the issue lies is unclean, and everything on which he sits will be unclean. 5. And whoever touches his bed will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 6. And he who sits on anything on which he who has the issue sat will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 7. And he who touches the flesh of him who has the issue will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 8. And if he who has the issue spits on him that is clean, then he will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 9. And the saddle he who has the issue rides on will be unclean. 10. And whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until the evening and he who carries any of those things will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 11. And whomever he that has the issue touches, and has not rinsed his hands in water, he will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 12. And an earthenware vessel that he who has the issue touches, will be broken, and every vessel of wood will be rinsed in water.

15:13. “And when he who has an issue is cleansed of his issue, then he will number seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes and immerse his flesh in running water and will be clean. 14. And on the eighth day he will take for himself two turtle-doves or two young pigeons and come before the LORD* at the door of the Tent of Meeting and give them to the priest, 15. and the priest will offer them, the one a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering, and the priest will make atonement for him before the LORD* for his issue.

15:16. “And if any man’s seed of copulation goes out from him, then he will immerse all his flesh in water and be unclean until the evening. 17. And every garment and every skin, on which is the seed of copulation, will be washed with water and be unclean until the evening. 18. The woman also with whom a man will lie with seed of copulation, they will immerse in water and be unclean until the evening.

A Woman’s Issue

15:19. “And if a woman has an issue and her issue in her flesh is blood, she will be separated seven days, and whoever touches her will be unclean until the evening. 20. And everything that she lies on during her separation will be unclean: everything also on which she sits will be unclean. 21. And whoever touches her bed will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 22. And whoever touches anything that she sat on will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 23. And if it is on her bed or on anything on which she sat, when he touches it, he will be unclean until the evening. 24. And if any man lies with her at all, and her impurity is on him, he will be unclean seven days, and the whole bed on which he lies will be unclean.

15:25. “And if a woman has an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it runs beyond the time of her separation, all the days of the issue of her uncleanness will be as the days of her separation: she will be unclean. 26. Every bed on which she lies all the days of her issue will be to her as the bed of her separation, and whatever she sits on will be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation. 27. And whoever touches those things will be unclean, and will wash his clothes and immerse in water and be unclean until the evening. 28. But if she is cleansed of her issue, then she will number to herself seven days and after that she will be clean. 29. And on the eighth day she will take two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting. 30. And the priest will offer the one for a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering, and the priest will make atonement for her before the LORD* for the issue of her uncleanness.

15:31. “Thus you will separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, so they do not die in their uncleanness, when they defile My Tabernacle that is among them.

15:32. “This is the instruction of him who has an issue and of him whose seed goes from him, and is defiled by it, 33. and of her who is sick, of her separation and of him that has an issue, of the man and of the woman and of him that lies with her who is unclean.”

Next week’s Torah readings: Aharei Mot

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: Tazria

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Tazria

Circumcision and Purification

12.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, If a woman has conceived seed and borne a male, then she will be unclean seven days according to the days of the separation for her infirmity will she be unclean. 3. And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin will be circumcised. 4. And she will then continue in the blood of her purifying thirty-three days. (Luke 1:59) She will touch no hallowed thing or come into the Tabernacle, until the days of her purifying are fulfilled. 5. But if she bears a female, then she will be unclean two weeks, as in her separation and she will continue in the blood of her purifying sixty-six days.

6. And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son or for a daughter, she will bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin offering, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest 7. and he will offer it before the LORD* and make atonement for her, and she will be cleansed from the issue of her blood.

“This is the instruction for her who has borne a male or a female. 8. And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she will bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering and the other for a sin offering: and the priest will make atonement for her and she will be clean.”

Leprosy

13.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and Aaron saying, 2. “When a man will have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot and it is the plague of leprosy in the skin of his flesh, then he will be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons, the priests. 3. And the priest will look on the plague in the skin of the flesh and when the hair in the plague is turned white and the plague in sight is deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy, and the priest will look on him and pronounce him unclean. 4. If the bright spot is white in the skin of his flesh and in sight is not deeper than the skin and the hair of it is not turned white, then the priest will shut up him that has the plague seven days. 5. And the priest will look on him the seventh day and, behold, if the plague in his sight is at a stay, the plague has not spread in the skin, then the priest will shut him up seven days more, 6. and the priest will look on him again the seventh day and, behold, if the plague is somewhat dark, the plague has not spread in the skin, the priest will pronounce him clean. It is a scab and he will wash his clothes and be clean. 7. But if the scab spreads much abroad in the skin, after he has been seen by the priest for his cleansing, he will be seen by the priest again, 8. and if the priest sees that, behold, the scab spreads in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.

13:9. “When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he will be brought to the priest 10. and the priest will see him and, behold, if the rising is white in the skin and it has turned the hair white and there is quick raw flesh in the rising, 11. it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh and the priest will pronounce him unclean, and will not shut him up for he is unclean. 12. And if leprosy breaks out abroad in the skin and the leprosy covers all his skin that has the plague from his head even to his foot, wherever the priest looks, 13. then the priest will consider and, behold, if the leprosy has covered all his flesh, he will pronounce him clean that has the plague: it is all turned white, he is clean. 14. But when raw flesh appears in him, he will be unclean. 15. And the priest will see the raw flesh and pronounce him to be unclean, for the raw flesh is unclean: it is leprosy. 16. Orif the raw flesh turns again and is changed to white, he will come to the priest 17. and the priest will see him and, behold, if the plague is turned to white, then the priest will pronounce him clean that has the plague: he is clean.

13:18. “The flesh also in which there was a boil even in its skin and is healed, 19. and in the place of the boil there is a white rising or a bright spot, white and somewhat reddish and it is shown to the priest, 20. and if when the priest sees it, behold, it is in sight lower than the skin and the hair of it has turned white, the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil. 21. But if the priest looks at it and, behold, there are no white hairs in it and it is not lower than the skin, but is somewhat dark, then the priest will shut him up seven days 22. and if it spreads much abroad in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. 23. But if the bright spot stays in its place and does not spread, it is a burning boil and the priest will pronounce him clean.

13:24. “Or if there is any flesh in the skin of which there is a hot burning and the quick flesh that burns has a white bright spot, somewhat reddish or white, 25. then the priest will look at it and, behold, the hair in the bright spot has turned white and it is in sight deeper than the skin, it is leprosy broken out of the burning, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. 26. But if the priest looks at it and, behold, there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is not lower than the other skin, but is somewhat dark, then the priest will shut him up seven days 27. and the priest will look upon him the seventh day, and if it is spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. 28. And if the bright spot stays in its place and does not spread in the skin, but it is somewhat dark, it is a rising of the burning and the priest will pronounce him clean, for it is an inflammation of the burning. 29. If a man or woman has a plague on the head or the beard, 30. then the priest will see the plague and, behold, if it is in sight deeper than the skin and there is a thin, yellow hair in it, then the priest will pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scab, even leprosy upon the head or beard. 31. And if the priest looks on the plague of the scab and, behold, it is not in sight deeper than the skin and there is no black hair in it, then the priest will shut up him that has the plague of the seal seven days, 32. and on the seventh day the priest will look at the plague and, behold, the scab has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and the scab is not in sight deeper than the skin, 33. he will shave himself, but he will not shave the scab, and the priest will shut up him who has the scab seven more days, 34. and on the seventh day the priest will look at the scab and, behold, the scab has not spread in the skin, nor is in sight deeper than the skin, then the priest will pronounce him clean, and he will wash his clothes and be clean. 35. But if the scab spreads much in the skin after his cleansing, 36. then the priest will look on him and, behold, if the scab has spread in the skin, the priest will not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean. 37. But if the scab stays the same and there is black hair grown up in it, the scab is healed. He is clean, and the priest will pronounce him clean.

13:38. “If a man also or a woman has in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots, 39. then the priest will look and, behold, the bright spots in the skin of their flesh are darkish white, it is a freckled spot that grows in the skin. He is clean.

13:40. “And the man whose hair has fallen off his head, he is bald, yet he is clean. 41. And he that has his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald, yet he is clean. 42. And if there is in the bald head or bald forehead, a reddish-white sore, it is leprosy having sprung up in his bald head or his bald forehead. 43. Then the priest will look upon it and, behold, the rising of the sore is reddish white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, as the leprosy appears in the skin of the flesh, 44. he is a leprous man, he is unclean. The priest will pronounce him utterly unclean, his plague is in his head.

13:45. “And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes will be torn and his head bare and he will put a covering upon his upper lip and will cry, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ 46. He will be defiled all the days in which the plague will be in him, he is unclean: he will dwell alone, his habitation will be outside the camp.

13:47. “The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment or a linen garment, 48. whether it is in the warp or woof of linen or of woolen, whether in a skin or in anything made of skin 49. and if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the skin, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is a plague of leprosy and will be shown to the priest, 50. and the priest will look upon the plague and shut up the one who has the plague seven days, 51. and he will look at the plague on the seventh day. If the plague has spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof or in a skin or in any work that is made of skin, the plague is a malignant leprosy; it is unclean. 52. He will therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woolen or in linen, or anything of skin, in which the plague is, for it is a malignant leprosy: it will be burned in the fire. 53. And if the priest will look and, behold, the plague has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything of skin, 54. then the priest will command that they wash it in which the plague is and he will shut it up seven days more, 55. and the priest will look on the plague after it is washed and, behold, the plague has not changed its color and the plague has not spread, it is unclean, you will burn it in the fire; it is unclean whether it is inside or outside. 56. And if the priest looks and, behold, the plague is somewhat dark after the washing of it, then he will tear it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp or out of the woof, 57. and if it still appears in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is a spreading plague: you will burn that in which the plague is with fire. 58. And the garment, either warp or woof, or whatever thing of skin it is, which you will wash, if the plague has departed from them, then it will be washed the second time and will be clean.

13:59. “This is the teaching of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woolen or linen, either in the warp or woof, or in anything of skin, to pronounce it clean or to pronounce it unclean.”

Next week’s Torah readings: M’tsora

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: Sh’mini

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Sh’mini

The LORD to Appear

9.1. And it happened on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. 2. And he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a young calf for a sin offering and a ram without blemish for a burnt offering and offer them before the LORD*. 3. And to the children of Israel you will speak saying, Take for yourselves a he goat for a sin offering and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering, 4. also a bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD* and a grain offering mixed with oil, for today the LORD* will appear to you.”

9:5. And they brought what Moses commanded before the Tent of Meeting and the whole congregation drew near and stood before the LORD*. 6. And Moses said, “This is the thing that the LORD* commanded that you should do and the glory of the LORD* will appear to you.”

9:7. And Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people: and offer the offering of the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD* commanded.” 8. Aaron therefore went to the altar and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself. 9. And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar, 10. but the fat, the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver of the sin offering, he burned upon the altar, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 11. And the flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp. 12. And he slew the burnt offering and Aaron’s sons presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled all around on the altar. 13. And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it and the head, and he burned them on the altar. 14. And he washed the innards and the legs and burned them on the burnt offering on the altar.

9:15. And he brought the people’s offering and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it and offered it for sin, as for the first. 16. And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the manner. 17. And he brought the grain offering and took a handful of it and burned it on the altar, besides the morning’s burnt offering. 18. He also slew the bull and the ram for an offering of peace offering, which was for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled all around on the altar, 19. and the fat of the bull and the ram, the rump and that which covered the innards, the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver. 20. And they put the fat on the breasts and he burned the fat on the altar. 21. And Aaron waved the breasts and the right shoulder for a wave offering before the LORD*, as Moses commanded. 22. Then Aaron raised his hands toward the people and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offering.

The LORD’s* Appearance

9:23. And Moses and Aaron went in the Tent of Meeting, and came out and blessed the people, then the glory of the LORD* appeared to all the people. 24. And a fire came out from before the LORD* and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar and all the people saw it, and they shouted and fell on their faces.

Unauthorized Service

10.1. And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each of them took his fire-pan and put fire in it and put incense on it, and offered strange fire before the LORD*, which He commanded them not to do. 2. And fire went out from the LORD* and devoured them, and they died before the LORD*. 3. Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the LORD* said, saying, “I shall be sanctified through those who come near Me, and I shall be honored before all the people.” And Aaron held his peace.

10:4. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel and said to them, “Come near, carry your brothers out of the camp from in front of the Sanctuary.” 5. So they went near and carried them in their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

10:6. And Moses said to Aaron and to Elazar and to Itamar, his sons, “Do not uncover your heads or tear your clothes, lest you die and lest wrath come upon all the people, but let your brothers, the whole House of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD* has kindled. 7. And you will not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD* is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

10:8. And the LORD* spoke to Aaron saying, 9.Do not drink wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die! It will be a statute forever throughout your generations, 10. so you can put a difference between holy and unholy and between unclean and clean 11. and so you can teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD* has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.”

10:12. And Moses spoke to Aaron and to Elazar and Itamar, his sons that were left, “Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy, 13. and you will eat it in the Holy Place, because it is your share and your sons’ share of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, for so I am commanded. 14. And the breast of the wave offering and heave leg you will eat in a clean place; you, your sons and your daughters with you, for they are your share and your sons’ share, given from the offerings of peace offering of the children of Israel. 15. They will bring the heave leg and the wave breast with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD*, and it will be yours and your sons’ with you, by a statute forever, as the LORD* has commanded.”

10:16. And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering and, behold, it had already been burned; and he was angry with Elazar and Itamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive saying, 17. Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the Holy Place, seeing it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD*? 18. Behold, its blood was not brought in within the Holy Place. You should indeed have eaten it in the Holy Place, as I commanded.”

10:19. And Aaron said to Moses, “See, they have today offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD* and such things have befallen me, and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the LORD’s* sight?” 20. And Moses listened and it was well pleasing in his sight.

Clean and Unclean Animals Listed

11.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, These are the animals which you will eat among all the animals that are on the earth. 3. You will eat whatever among the animals divides its hoof and is cloven footed and brings up the cud. 4. Nevertheless you will not eat these that bring up the cud or those that divide the hoof: the camel, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 5. And the rock badger, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 6. And the hare, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 7. And the swine, though it divides the hoof and is cloven footed, yet it does not bring up the cud; it is unclean to you. 8. You will not eat their flesh, and you will not touch their carcass; they are unclean to you.”

11:9. And Aaron said, “You will eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas and in the rivers, those you will eat. 10. And all that do not have fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters and of any living thing that is in the waters, they will be an abomination to you. 11. They will be even an abomination to you; you will not eat of their flesh, but you will have their carcasses in abomination. 12. Whatever has no fins or no scales in the waters, that will be an abomination to you.

11:13. “And these are those which you will have in abomination among the fowls: they will not be eaten, they are an abomination; the eagle, the vulture, the osprey, 14. the kite, the falcon after its kind, 15. every raven after its kind, 16. the ostrich, the falcon, the seagull, the hawk after its kind, 17. the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18. the swan, the pelican, the fish hawk, 19. the stork, the heron after its kind, the lapwing, and the bat.

11:20. “All winged swarming things that creep, going upon all four, will be an abomination to you. 21. Yet you may eat these of every flying creeping thing that goes upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth, 22. even these of them you may eat; the locust after its kind, the bald locust after its kind, the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, will be an abomination to you.

11:24. “And for these you will be unclean: whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening. 25. And whoever bears anything of their carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26. The carcasses of every beast that divides the hoof and is neither cloven footed, nor chews the cud, are unclean to you: everyone who touches them will be unclean. 27. And whatever goes upon its paws among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean to you: whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening. 28. And he who bears their carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening: they are unclean to you.

11:29. “These also will be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, the mouse, the tortoise after its kind, 30. the ferret, the chameleon, the lizard, the snail, and the mole. 31. These are unclean to you among all that creep: whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until the evening. 32. And upon whatever any of them when they are dead, does fall, it will be unclean, whether it is any vessel of wood or raiment or skin or sack, whatever vessel it is, in which any work is done, it must be put into water and it will be unclean until the evening, so it will be cleansed. 33. And every earthen vessel into which any of them falls, whatever is in it will be unclean and you will break it. 34. Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which water comes will be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every vessel will be unclean. 35. And everything whereupon any part of their carcass falls will be unclean, whether it is oven, or ranges for pots, they will be broken down, they are unclean, and will be unclean to you. 36. Nevertheless a fountain or pit, in which there is plenty of water, will be clean, but that which touches their carcass will be unclean. 37. And if any part of their carcass falls upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it will be clean. 38. But if any water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it will be unclean to you.

11:39. “And if any beast of which you may eat dies, he that touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening. 40. And he that eats of its carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, he also who bears its carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 41. And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth will be an abomination; it will not be eaten. 42. Whatever goes upon the belly and whatever goes upon all four or whatever has more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, you will not eat them, for they are an abomination. 43. You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you would be defiled thereby. 44. For I AM the LORD* your God! You will therefore sanctify yourselves and you will be holy, for I AM holy. Neither will you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. 45. For I AM the LORD* Who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You will therefore be holy, for I AM holy! (1 Pe. 1:16)

11:46. “This is the teaching for the beasts and for the fowl and for every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps upon the earth, 47. to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.”

Next week’s Torah readings: Tazria

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: Tsav

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Tsav

6.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2.Command Aaron and his sons saying,

Burnt Offering

“This is the instruction of the burnt offering. It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night to the morning and the fire of the altar will be burning in it. 3. And the priest will put on his linen garment and he will put his linen breeches upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering on the altar and he will put them beside the altar. 4. Then he will put off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 5. And the fire will be burning on the altar. It will not be put out and the priest will burn wood on it every morning and lay the burnt offering in order upon it and he will burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 6. The fire will ever be burning upon the altar; it will never go out.”

Grain Offering

6:7. “And this is the instruction for the grain offering: the sons of Aaron will offer it before the LORD*, before the altar. 8. And he will take a handful of it, of the flour of the grain offerings and of its oil and all the frankincense which is upon the meal offering, and will burn it upon the altar, a sweet savor, the memorial of it to the LORD*. 9. And Aaron and his sons will eat the remainder of it. It will be eaten with unleavened bread in the Holy Place. They will eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting. 10. It will not be baked with leaven. I have given it to them for their portion of My offerings made by fire. It is most holy, as is the sin offering and as the guilt offering. 11. All the males among the children of Aaron will eat of it. It will be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD* made by fire: everyone who touches them will be holy.” (1Cor. 9:13)

6:12. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 13. “This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they will offer to the LORD* on the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering perpetually, half of it in the morning and half of it at night. 14. It will be made with oil in a pan, baked, you will bring it in and you will offer the baked pieces of the grain offering, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 15. And the anointed priest will offer it in his place among his sons. It is a statute forever to the LORD*; it will be wholly burned. 16. For every grain offering for the priest will be wholly burned; it will not be eaten.”

Sin Offering

6:17. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 18. “Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying, This is the teaching of the sin offering. The sin offering will be killed in the place where the burnt offering is killed before the LORD*; it is most holy. 19. The priest who offers it for sin will eat it: it will be eaten in the Holy Place, in the court of the Tent of Meeting. 20. Whatever touches its, sin offering’s, flesh will be holy, (Matt. 8:3) and when its blood is sprinkled upon any garment, you will wash the garment that was sprinkled in the Holy Place. 21. But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled will be broken and if it is boiled in a bronze pot, the pot will be both scoured and rinsed in water. 22. All the males among the priests will eat it: it is most holy. 23. And no sin offering, of which any of the blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting to atone in the Holy Place, will be eaten. It will be burned in the fire.”

Guilt Offering

7.1. “Likewise this is the teaching of the guilt offering: it is most holy. 2. In the place where they kill the burnt offering they will kill the guilt offering and he will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 3. And he will offer of it all its fat, the rump and the fat that covers the innards, 4. the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, 5. and the priest will burn them upon the altar, an offering made by fire to the LORD*: it is a guilt offering. 6. Every male among the priests will eat of it: it will be eaten in the Holy Place: it is most holy. 7. As the sin offering is, so is the guilt offering: there is one teaching for them: the priest who makes atonement there will have it.

7:8. “And the priest who offers anyone’s burnt offering, even the priest will have the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered for himself. 9. And all the grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is dressed in the frying-pan and in the pan, will be the priest’s who offers it. 10. And every grain offering, mixed with oil, and dry, will all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.”

Peace Offerings

7:11. “And this is the teaching of the offering of peace offerings, which he will offer to the LORD*. 12. If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he will offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil with the offering of thanksgiving, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mixed with oil, of fine flour, fried. 13. Besides the cakes, he will offer for his offering leavened bread with the offering of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. 14. And of it he will offer one cake out of the whole offering for a heave offering to the LORD*, it will be the priest’s who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings. 15. And the flesh of the offering of his peace offerings for thanksgiving will be eaten the same day that it is offered, he will not leave any of it until the morning. 16.  But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow, a free will offering, it will be eaten the same day that he brings near his sacrifice, and on the next day also the remainder of it will be eaten. 17. But the remainder of the flesh of the offering on the third day will be burnt with fire. 18. And if any of the flesh of the offering of his peace offerings is eaten at all on the third day, it will not be accepted, neither will it be imputed to him that offers it: it will be an abomination and the person who eats of it will bear his iniquity. 19. And the flesh that touches any unclean thing will not be eaten. It will be burned with fire, and as for the flesh, all who are clean will eat of it. 20. But the person who eats of the flesh of the offering of peace offerings, that pertain to the LORD*, having his uncleanness upon him, even that person will be cut off from his people. 21. Moreover the person who will touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eats of the flesh of the offering of peace offerings, which pertain to the LORD*, even that soul will be cut off from his people.”

Eat No Fat

7:22. And the LORD* spoke to -Moses saying, 23. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, You will eat no manner of fat of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. 24. And the fat of the beast that dies of itself and the fat of that which is torn by beasts may be used in any other use, but you will in no way eat of it. 25. For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by fire to the LORD*, even the person who eats will be cut off from his people. 26. Moreover you will eat no manner of blood, of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. 27. Whoever eats any manner of blood, even that person will be cut off from his people.”

7:28. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 29. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, He that brings near the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the LORD* will bring to the LORD* his offering of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. 30. His own hands will bring the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, he will bring the fat with the breast, so the breast may be waved, a wave offering before the LORD*. 31. And the priest will burn the fat on the altar, but the breast will be Aaron’s and his sons’. 32. And the right shoulder you will give to the priest for a heave offering of the offerings of your peace offerings. 33. He, among the sons of Aaron, who offers the blood and the fat of the peace offerings, will have the right shoulder for his part. 34. For the wave breast and the heave shoulder I have taken from the children of Israel from off the offerings of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons by a statute forever from among the children of Israel.”

7:35. This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, on the day he presented them to minister to the LORD* in the priest’s office, 36. which the LORD* commanded to be given to them by the children of Israel, on the day that He anointed them, by a statute forever throughout their generations.

7:37. This is the teaching of the burnt offering, of the grain offering, of the sin offering, of the guilt offering, of the consecrations, and of the offering of the peace offerings, 38. which the LORD* commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, in the day that He commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to the LORD*, in the wilderness of Sinai.

Aaron and His Sons Anointed

8.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Take Aaron and his sons with him, the garments, the anointing oil, a bull for the sin offering, two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread, 3. and gather the whole congregation together at the door of the Tent of Meeting.”

8:4. And Moses did as the LORD* commanded him and the assembly was gathered together at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 5. And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the LORD* commanded to be done.”

8:6. And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and immersed them in water. 7. And he put the tunic on him and put the belt around him and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and put the belt of the ephod on him, and fastened it. 8. And he put the breastplate on him, then he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate. 9. And he put the turban on his head and upon the turban, over his forehead he put the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 10. And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them. 11. And he sprinkled it upon the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its vessels, both the laver and its foot, to sanctify them. 12. And he poured the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head and anointed him, to sanctify him.

8:13. And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, put tunics on them, belts on them, turbans on them, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 14. And he brought the bull for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering. 15. And he slew it and Moses took the blood and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar and sanctified it to make atonement upon it. 16. And he took all the fat on the innards, the lobe above the liver, the two kidneys and their fat and Moses burned it on the altar. 17. But the bull and its hide, its flesh, and its dung, he burned with fire outside the camp, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

8:18. And he brought the ram for the burnt offering and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 19. And he killed it and Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar. 20. And he cut the ram into pieces and Moses burned the head and the pieces and the fat. 21. And he washed the innards and the legs in water and Moses burned the whole ram on the altar: a burnt offering for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 22. And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 23. And he slew it and Moses took its blood and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. 24. And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put some of the blood on the tip of their right ear, upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. 25. And he took the fat, the rump, all the fat on the innards, the lobe above the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right shoulder, 26. and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD*, he took one unleavened cake, a cake of oiled bread, and a wafer, and put them on the fat and upon the right shoulder. 27. And he put all upon Aaron’s hands and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them, a wave offering before the LORD*. 28. And Moses took them from off their hands and burned them on the altar upon the burnt offering. They were consecrations for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to the LORD*. 29. And Moses took the breast and waved it for a wave offering before the LORD*, for it was Moses’ share of the ram of consecration, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 30. And Moses took of the anointing oil and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, upon his garments, upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

8:31. And Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, “Boil the meat at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded,” saying Aaron and his sons will eat it. 32. “And that which remains of the flesh and of the bread you will burn with fire. 33. And you will not go out of the door of the Tent of Meeting in seven days, until the days of your consecration are at an end: He will consecrate you for seven days. 34. As He has done this day, so the LORD* has commanded to do, to make atonement for you. 35. Therefore you will stay at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation day and night seven days and keep the charge of the LORD*, so you won’t die: for so I have been commanded.” 36. So Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD* commanded by the hand of Moses.

Next week’s Torah readings: Sh’mini

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: Vayikra

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Vayikra

1.1. And the LORD* called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, If any man of you brings an offering to the LORD*, you will bring your offering of the cattle, of the herd and of the flock.”

Burnt Offering

1:3. “If his offering is a burnt offering of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he will offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD*. 4. And he will put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement for him. 5. And he will kill the bull before the LORD*. The priests, Aaron’s sons, will bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the Tent of Meeting. 6. And he will flay the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7. And the sons of Aaron the priest will put fire upon the altar and lay the wood in order on the fire, 8. and the priests, Aaron’s sons, will lay the parts, the head and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar. 9. But its innards and its legs will be washed in water and the priest will burn all on the altar, a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

1:10. “And if his offering is from the flocks, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering he will bring a male without blemish. 11. And he will kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD*, and the priests, Aaron’s sons, will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 12. And he will cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat, and the priest will lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar, 13. but he will wash the innards and the legs with water and the priest will bring it all, and burn it upon the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

1:14. “And if the burnt offering for his offering to the LORD* is of fowls, then he will bring his offering of turtle-doves or of young pigeons. 15. And the priest will bring it to the altar and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar, and its blood will be wrung out at the side of the altar. 16. And he will pluck its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes. 17. And he will split it with its wings, not dividing it in parts, and the priest will burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*.”

Grain Offering

2.1. “And when anyone will offer a grain offering to the LORD*, his offering will be fine flour and he will pour oil on it and put frankincense on it. 2. And he will bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests and he will take out his handful of its flour and of its oil, with all its frankincense, and the priest will burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 3. And the remainder of the grain offering will be Aaron’s and his sons’. It is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire.

2:4. “And if you bring an offering of a grain offering baked in the oven, it will be unleavened cakes and fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

2:5. “And if your offering is a grain offering baked in a pan, it will be unleavened fine flour mixed with oil. 6. You will break it in pieces and pour oil on it. It is a grain offering.

2:7. “And if your offering is a grain offering baked in a sauce pan, it will be of fine flour in oil.

2:8. “And you will bring the grain offering that is made of these things to the LORD* and when it is presented to the priest, he will bring it to the altar. 9. And the priest will take from the grain offering a memorial serving of it, and will burn it upon the altar. It is an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 10. And that which is left of the grain offering will be Aaron’s and his sons. It is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire. 11. No grain offering that you bring to the LORD* will be made with leaven, for you will burn no leaven, nor any honey, in an offering of the LORD* made by fire. 12. As for the offering of the First Fruits, you will offer them to the LORD*, but they will not be burned on the altar for a sweet savor. 13. And you will season with salt every offering of your grain offering. Neither will you permit the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering: with all your offerings you will offer salt.

2:14. “And if you offer a grain offering of your First Fruits to the LORD*, you will offer for the grain offering of your First Fruits green kernels of grain dried by the fire, grain beaten out of full kernals. 15. And you will put oil on it and lay frankincense on it. It is a grain offering. 16. And the priest will burn the memorial serving of it, to be made of the beaten grain and the oil, with all the frankincense of it: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD*.”

Peace Offering

3.1. “And if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offers from the herd, whether it is a male or female, he will offer it without blemish before the LORD*. 2. And he will lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting and Aaron’s sons, the priests, will sprinkle the blood all around upon the altar. 3. And he will offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 4. the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, he will take it away. 5. And Aaron’s sons will burn it on the altar on the burnt sacrifice, which is on the wood that is on the fire, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

3:6. “And if his offering for an offering of peace offering to the LORD* is of the flock, male or female, he will offer it without blemish. 7. If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he will offer it before the LORD*. And he will lay his hand 8. upon the head of his offering and kill it in front of the Tent of Meeting and Aaron’s sons will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 9. And he will offer of the offering of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, its fat and the whole rump, he will take it off hard by the backbone, and the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 10. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys. 11. And the priest will burn it upon the altar: the food of the offering made by fire to the LORD*.

3:12. “And if his offering is a goat, then he will offer it before the LORD*. 13. And he will lay his hand upon its head and kill it in front of the Tent of Meeting and the sons of Aaron will sprinkle its blood upon the altar all around. 14. And he will bring from it his offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is upon the innards, 15. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys. 16. And the priest will burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savor: all the fat is the LORD’s*. 17. It will be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Sin Offerings

4.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, “If someone sins through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD*, things which ought not to be done and will do against any of them:

4:3. “If the priest that is anointed sins, putting guilt for the sin on the people, then let him bring for his sin, which he has sinned, a young bull without blemish to the LORD* for a sin offering. 4. And he will bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD* and will lay his hand upon the bull’s head and kill the bull before the LORD*. 5. And the priest that is anointed will take of the bull’s blood and bring it to the Tent of Meeting, 6. and the priest will dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD*, before the veil of the Sanctuary. 7. And the priest will put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense, which is in the Tent of Meeting before the LORD* and will pour all the blood of the bull at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8. And he will take off from it all the fat of the bull for the sin offering, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is upon the innards, 9. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, he will take away, 10. as it was taken off from the bull of the offering of peace offerings and the priest will burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering. 11. And the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, with its legs, its innards, and its dung, 12. even the whole bull he will carry forth outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on the wood with fire. It will be burned where the ashes are poured out.

4:13. “And if the whole congregation of Israel sins through ignorance and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done something against any of the commandments of the LORD*, things which should not be done, and are guilty: 14. when the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation will offer a young bull for the sin and bring it before the Tent of Meeting. 15. And the elders of the congregation will lay their hands upon the head of the bull before the LORD* and the bull will be killed before the LORD*. 16. And the priest that is anointed will bring some of the bull’s blood to the Tent of Meeting 17. and the priest will dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD*, in front of the veil. 18. And he will put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar, which is before the LORD* that is in the Tent of Meeting and will pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 19. And he will take all its fat from it and burn it upon the altar. 20. And he will do with the bull as he did with the bull for a sin offering, so will he do with this and the priest will make atonement for them, and it will be forgiven them. 21. And he will carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull. It is a sin offering for the congregation.

4:22. “When a leader has sinned and done something through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD* his God, things which should not be done, and is guilty, 23. or if his sin in which he has sinned comes to his knowledge, he will bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish, 24. and he will lay his hand upon 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. And the priest will take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out its blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering. 26. And he will burn all its fat upon the altar, as the fat of the offering of peace offerings, and the priest will make atonement for him as concerning his sin and it will be forgiven him.

4:27. “And if anyone of the common people sins through ignorance, while he does something against any of the commandments of the LORD*, a thing which ought not to be done, and is guilty, 28. or if his sin, which he has sinned, comes to his knowledge, then he will bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has sinned. 29. And he will lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. 30. And the priest will take of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar. 31. And he will take away all its fat, as the fat is taken away from off the offering of peace offerings, and the priest will burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor to the LORD* and the priest will make atonement for him, and it will be forgiven him.

4:32. “And if he brings a lamb for a sin offering, he will bring a female without blemish. 33. And he will lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34. And the priest will take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar, 35. and he will take away all its fat, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the offering of the peace offerings, and the priest will burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD*, and the priest will make atonement for his sin that he has committed, and it will be forgiven him.”

Oaths and Touching Unclean

5.1. “And if someone sins and hears the voice of swearing and is a witness, whether he has seen or known it; if he does not utter it, then he will bear his iniquity.

5:2. “Or if someone touches any unclean thing, whether it is a carcass of an unclean beast or a carcass of unclean cattle or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it is hidden from him, he also will be unclean and guilty. 3. Or if he touches the uncleanness of a person, whatever uncleanness it is that a person will be defiled by, and it is hidden from him, when he knows of it, then he will be guilty. 4. Or if a person swears, pronouncing with his lips to do bad or to do good, whatever it is that a man will pronounce with an oath, and it is hidden from him, when he knows, then he will be guilty in one of these. 5. And it will be when he will be guilty in one of these things, that he will confess that he has sinned in that thing, 6. and he will bring his trespass offering to the LORD* for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin. 7. And if he is not able to bring a lamb, then he will bring for his sin, which he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, to the LORD*; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. 8. And he will bring them to the priest who will offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but will not divide it asunder, 9. and he will sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar and the rest of the blood will be wrung out at the bottom of the altar. It is a sin offering. 10. And he will offer the second, a burnt offering, according to the manner and the priest will make atonement for him for his sin which he has sinned and it will be forgiven him.

5:11. “But if he is not able to bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons, then he that sinned will bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He will put no oil upon it, neither will he put frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12. Then he will bring it to the priest and the priest will take his handful of it, a memorial of it, and burn it on the altar according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD*. It is a sin offering. 13. And the priest will make atonement for him as touching his sin that he has sinned in one of these, and it will be forgiven him, and the remnant will be the priest’s, as a grain offering.”

5:14. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 15. “If someone acts unfaithfully and sins through ignorance in the holy things of the LORD*, then he will bring for his guilt offering to the LORD* a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, for a guilt offering 16. and he will make amends for the harm that he has done in the holy thing and will add the fifth part to it and give it to the priest and the priest will make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering and it will be forgiven him.

5:17. “And if someone sins and commits any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD*, even though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and will bear his iniquity. 18. And he will bring a ram without blemish from the flock, with your estimation, for a guilt offering to the priest, and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his ignorance in which he erred and did not know, and it will be forgiven him. 19. It is a guilt offering: he is certainly guilty against the LORD*.”

5:20. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 21. “If someone sins and acts faithlessly against the LORD* and lies to his neighbor in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or has deceived his neighbor, 22. or has found that which was lost and lies concerning it and swears falsely; in any of all these that a man does, sinning by that, 23. then it will be, because he has sinned and is guilty, that he will restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he has deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing that he found, 24. or all that about which he has sworn falsely; he will even restore it in the principal and will add the fifth part more to it, giving it to him to whom it pertains on the day of his guilt offering. 25. And he will bring his guilt offering to the LORD*, a ram without blemish from the flock, with your estimation for a guilt offering, to the priest 26. and the priest will make atonement for him before the LORD*: and it will be forgiven him for anything of all that he has been guilty.

Next week’s Torah readings: Tsav

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)

P’kudei

38:21. These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, of the Tabernacle of Testimony (Rev. 15:5) as they were made, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22. And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD* commanded Moses. 23. And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, a skillful workman, and an embroiderer of fine linen in blue, in purple, and in scarlet.

38:24. All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the Holy Place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred thirty shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary. 25. And the silver in them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents and a thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary. 26. A beka, a half shekel, for every man after the shekel of the Sanctuary, for everyone that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty men. 27. And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the Sanctuary and the sockets for the veil, a hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28. And of the thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars and covered their capitals and banded them.

38:29. And the bronze of the offering was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30. And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grate for it, all the vessels of the altar, 31. the sockets of the court all around, and the sockets of the court gate, all the pegs of the Tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.

Cloths of Service and High Priest’s Garments

39.1. And they made cloths of service of the blue, purple, and scarlet, to do service in the Holy Place, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:2. And he made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen. 3. And they beat the gold into thin plates and cut it into wires to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, skillful work. 4. They made shoulder pieces for it, to join it together: it was joined together by the two edges. 5. And the belt for tying it on, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work of it; gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 6. And they fashioned onyx stones enclosed in settings of gold, engraved as signets are engraved with the names of the children of Israel. 7. And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, to be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:8. And he made the breastplate of skillful work, like the work of the ephod, gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen. 9. It was square. They made the breastplate double: its length was a span and its breadth a span, being doubled. 10. And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: This was the first row. 11. And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 12. And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 13. And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in gold settings. 14. And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, the engravings of a signet, each one with his name according to the twelve tribes. 15. And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of twisted work of pure gold. 16. And they made two gold settings and two gold rings and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. 17. And they put the two twisted gold chains in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate. 18. And the two ends of the two twisted chains they fastened in the two settings and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, on the front. 19. And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its border, which was on the side of the ephod inward. 20. And they made two other golden rings and put them on the two sides above the ephod, toward its front, over against the other connection, above the band of the ephod. 21. And they bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so it would be above the band of the ephod and that the breastplate would not fall from the ephod, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:22. And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 23. And there was a hole in the middle of the robe, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a band around about the hole, so it would not tear. 24. And they made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, of woven linen upon the hems of the robe. 25. And they made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe, all around between the pomegranates; 26. a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe to minister in, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:27. And they made tunics of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons, 28. and a turban of fine linen, hats of fine linen, linen breeches of fine woven linen, 29. a belt of fine woven linen, blue, purple, and scarlet needlework, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:30. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold and wrote upon it a writing, the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD*. 31. And they tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the turban, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:32. Then all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD* commanded Moses, so they did.

39:33. And they brought the Tabernacle to Moses, the Tent and all its furniture, its hooks, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, 34. the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, the covering of badgers’ skins, and the veil of the covering, 35. the Ark of the Testimony and its poles, and the cover, 36. the table, all its vessels, and the showbread, 37. the pure menorah, with its lamps, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all its vessels, and the oil for light, 38. and the golden altar and the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the hanging for the Tabernacle door, 39. the bronze altar and its bronze grate, its poles and all its vessels, the laver and its foot, 40. the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, its cords, and its pegs, and all the vessels of the service of the Tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting, 41. the cloths of service to do service in the Holy Place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and his sons’ garments, to minister in the priest’s office.

39:42. According to all that the LORD* commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work. 43. And Moses looked upon all the work and, behold, they had done it as the LORD* had commanded, even so had they done it, and Moses blessed them.

Tabernacle Erected

40.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “On the first day of the first month you will set up the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 3. And you will put the Ark of the Testimony in it and cover the Ark with the veil. 4. And you will bring in the table and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it, and you will bring in the menorah and light its lamps. 5. And you will set the altar of gold for the incense before the Ark of the Testimony and put the hanging of the door to the Tabernacle. 6. And you will set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 7. And you will set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and will put water in it. 8. And you will set up the court around it and hang up the hanging at the court gate. 9. And you will take the anointing oil and anoint the Tabernacle and all that is in it and will sanctify it and all its vessels, and it will be holy. 10. And you will anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar, and it will be a most holy altar. 11. And you will anoint the laver and its base and sanctify it.

40:12. “And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and immerse them in water. 13. And you will put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and sanctify him, so he can minister to Me in the priest’s office. 14. And you will bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. 15. And you will anoint them as you anointed their father, so they can minister to Me in the priest’s office, for their anointing will surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”

40:16. And Moses did according to all that the LORD* commanded him, so he did.

40:17. And it was in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month that the Tabernacle was erected. 18. And Moses put up the Tabernacle and fastened its sockets and set up its boards and put in its bars and put up its pillars. 19. And he spread abroad the Tent over the Tabernacle and put the covering of the Tent over it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:20. And he took and put the Testimony in the Ark and set the poles on the Ark and put the cover over the Ark 21. and he brought the Ark into the Tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the Ark of the Testimony, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:22. And he put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the north side of the Tabernacle, outside the veil. 23. And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD*, as the LORD* had commanded Moses.

40:24. And he put the menorah in the Tent of Meeting, over against the table on the south side of the Tabernacle. 25. And he lit the lamps before the LORD*, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:26. And he put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting in front of the veil 27. and he burned sweet incense on it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:28. And he set up the hanging at the door of the Tabernacle. 29. And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting and offered the burnt offering and the grain offering on it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:30. And he set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water there for immersing. 31. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there 32. when they went into the Tent of Meeting and when they came near to the altar, they immersed as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:33. And he raised the court around the Tabernacle and the altar and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.

Glory of the LORD* Filled the Tabernacle

40:34. Then a cloud covered the Tent of Meeting and the glory of the LORD* filled the Tabernacle. (Rev. 15:5,8) 35. And Moses was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it and the glory of the LORD* filled the Tabernacle. 36. And when the cloud was taken up from over the Tabernacle, the children of Israel went on in all their journeys. 37. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up. 38. For the cloud of the LORD* was over the Tabernacle by day and fire was on it by night, in the sight of the entire House of Israel throughout all their journeys.

Next week’s Torah readings: Vayikra

(from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford)