You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow human being.’
“Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” 1 The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Then they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live as temporary residents 1 in the land. There 2 is no pasture for your servants’ flocks because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. So now, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen.”
1 Moses took 2 the tent 3 and pitched it outside the camp, at a good distance 4 from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone 5 seeking 6 the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp.
If a resident foreigner lives 1 among you and wants to keep 2 the Passover to the Lord, he must do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its custom. You must have 3 the same 4 statute for the resident foreigner 5 and for the one who was born in the land.’”
He observed the daily requirements for sacrifices that Moses had specified for Sabbaths, new moon festivals, and the three annual celebrations – the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Temporary Shelters. 1
So the people went out and brought these things 1 back and constructed temporary shelters for themselves, each on his roof and in his courtyard and in the courtyards of the temple 2 of God and in the plaza of the Water Gate and the plaza of the Ephraim Gate.
So all the assembly which had returned from the exile constructed temporary shelters and lived in them. The Israelites had not done so from the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day. Everyone experienced very great joy. 1
Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cry for help! Do not ignore my sobbing! 1 For I am dependent on you, like one residing outside his native land; I am at your mercy, just as all my ancestors were. 2
The Lord says, “Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those 1 who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. 2 Do not kill innocent people 3 in this land.
Do not build houses. Do not plant crops. Do not plant a vineyard or own one. 1 Live in tents all your lives. If you do these things you will 2 live a long time in the land that you wander about on.’ 3
“Therefore say: ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Although I have removed them far away among the nations and have dispersed them among the countries, I have been a little 1 sanctuary for them among the lands where they have gone.’
The priest must then examine it again on the seventh day, 1 and if 2 the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person clean. 3 It is a scab, 4 so he must wash his clothes 5 and be clean.