1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of beaten olives for the
light, to make the lamps burn continually.
3 Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from
evening until morning before Jehovah continually; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout
4 He shall arrange the lamps on the pure lampstand before Jehovah continually.
5 And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah
shall be in each cake.
6 You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure table before Jehovah.
7 And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a
memorial, an offering by fire unto Jehovah.
8 Every Sabbath day he shall set it in order before Jehovah continually, from the children of Israel for a perpetual covenant.
9 And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in the holy place; for it is set
apart, holy, to him from the offerings of Jehovah by fire, by a perpetual statute.
10 Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was Egyptian, went out among the
children of Israel; and this son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel struggled
together in the camp.
11 And the son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed; and so they
brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the
tribe of Dan.)
12 And they put him in confinement, that the mouth of Jehovah might be declared to
13 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
14 Take him who has cursed outside the camp; and let all who heard him lay their hands
on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: Whoever curses his God shall
bear his sin.
16 And whoever blasphemes the name of Jehovah shall be executed to death. All the
congregation shall stone him with stones, the sojourner as well as him who is born in the
land. When he blasphemes the Name, he shall be put to death.
17 Any one who strikes the soul of a man shall be executed to death.
18 Whoever strikes the soul of a beast shall make good; soul for soul.
19 If a man causes a blemish to his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him;
20 break for break, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has given a blemish to a man, so
shall it be done to him.
21 And whoever kills a beast shall make compensation; but whoever kills a man shall be
put to death.
22 You shall have the same law for the sojourner and for the native; for I am Jehovah
23 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took him who had cursed outside
the camp, and stoned him with stones. Thus the children of Israel did as Jehovah had