Table of Contents:
The Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers
1 – And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 – Speak to the children of Israel and thou shalt say to them: When you shall be come into the land of your habitation, which I will give you,
3 – And shall make an offering to the Lord, for a holocaust, or a victim, paying your vows, or voluntarily offering gifts, or in your solemnities burning a sweet savour unto the Lord, of oxen or of sheep:
4 – Whosoever immolateth the victim, shall offer a sacrifice of fine flour, the tenth part of an ephi, tempered with the fourth part of a hin of oil:
5 – And he shall give the same measure of wine to pour out in libations for the holocaust or for the victim. For every lamb,
6 – And for every ram there shall be a sacrifice of hour of two tenths, which shall be tempered with the third part of a hin of oil:
7 – And he shall offer the third part of the same measure of wine for the libation, for a sweet savour to the Lord.
8 – But when thou offerest a holocaust or sacrifice of oxen, to fulfil thy vow or for victims of peace offerings,
9 – Thou shalt give for every ox three tenths of flour tempered with half a hin of oil,
10 – And wine for libations of the same measure, for an offering of most sweet savour to the Lord.
11 – Thus shalt thou do
12 – For every ox and ram and lamb and kid.
13 – Both they that are born in the land, and the strangers
14 – Shall offer sacrifices after the same rite.
15 – There shall be all one law and judgment both for you and for them who are strangers in the land.
16 – And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
17 – Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them:
18 – When you are come into the land which I will give you,
19 – And shall eat of the bread of that country, you shall separate firstfruits to the Lord,
20 – Of the things you eat. As you separate firstfruits of your barnfloors:
21 – So also shall you give firstfruits of your dough to the Lord.
22 – And if through ignorance you omit any of these things, which the Lord hath spoken to Moses,
23 – And by him hath commanded you, from the day that he began to command and thenceforward,
24 – And the multitude have forgotten to do it: they shall offer a calf out of the herd, a holocaust for a most sweet savour to the Lord, and the sacrifice and libations thereof, as the ceremonies require, and a buck goat for sin:
25 – And the priest shall pray for all the multitude of the children of Israel: and it shall be forgiven them, because they sinned ignorantly, offering notwithstanding a burnt offering to the Lord for themselves and for their sin and their ignorance:
26 – And it shall be forgiven all the people of the children of Israel: and the strangers that sojourn among them: because it is the fault of all the people through ignorance.
27 – But if one soul shall sin ignorantly, he shall offer a she goat of a year old for his sin.
28 – And the priest shall pray for him, because he sinned ignorantly before the Lord: and he shall obtain his pardon, and it shall be forgiven him.
29 – The same law shall be for all that sin by ignorance, whether they be natives or strangers.
30 – But the soul that committeth any thing through pride, whether he be born in the land or a stranger (because he hath been rebellious against the Lord) shall be cut off from among his people:
31 – For he hath contemned the word the Lord, and made void his precept: therefore shall he be destroyed, and shall bear his iniquity.
32 – And it came to pass, when the children of Israel were in the wilderness, and had found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day,
33 – That they brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole multitude.
34 – And they put him into prison, not knowing what they should do with him.
35 – And the Lord said to Moses: Let that man die, let all the multitude stone him without the camp.
36 – And when they had brought him out, they stoned him, and he died as the Lord had commanded.
37 – The Lord also said to Moses:
38 – Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt tell them I to make to themselves fringes in the corners of their garments, putting in them ribands of blue:
39 – That when they shall see them, they may remember all the commandments of the Lord, and not follow their own thoughts and eyes going astray after divers things,
40 – But rather being mindful of the precepts of the Lord, may do them and be holy to their Cod.
41 – I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that I might be your God.
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