Our leaders and all who live in our land told us, ‘Take provisions for your journey and go meet them. Tell them, “We are willing to be your subjects. 1 Make a treaty with us.”’
Now Gehazi went on ahead of them. He placed the staff on the child’s face, but there was no sound or response. When he came back to Elisha 1 he told him, “The child did not wake up.”
Now Eli was very old when he heard about everything that his sons used to do to all the people of Israel 1 and how they used to have sex with 2 the women who were stationed at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him; 1 they each asked about the other’s welfare, and then they went into the tent.
In the tent of meeting 1 outside the curtain that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to arrange it from evening 2 to morning before the Lord. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for generations to come. 3
These must be on Aaron and his sons when they enter 1 to the tent of meeting, or when they approach 2 the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they bear no iniquity and die. 3 It is to be a perpetual ordinance for him and for his descendants 4 after him. 5
Everyone 1 whose heart stirred him to action 2 and everyone whose spirit was willing 3 came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. 4
Then the one presenting the offering 1 must slaughter the bull 2 before the Lord, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, must present the blood and splash 3 the blood against the sides of the altar which is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.
He must lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, must splash the blood against the altar’s sides. 1
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the meat at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, and there you are to eat it and the bread which is in the ordination offering basket, just as I have commanded, 1 saying, ‘Aaron and his sons are to eat it,’
“Do not drink wine or strong drink, you and your sons with you, when you enter into the Meeting Tent, so that you do not die, which is a perpetual statute throughout your generations, 1
“‘When 1 the days of her purification are completed for a son or for a daughter, she must bring a one year old lamb 2 for a burnt offering 3 and a young pigeon or turtledove for a sin offering 4 to the entrance of the Meeting Tent, to the priest.
So 1 he is to make atonement for the holy place from the impurities of the Israelites and from their transgressions with regard to all their sins, 2 and thus he is to do for the Meeting Tent which resides with them in the midst of their impurities.
Nobody is to be in the Meeting Tent 1 when he enters to make atonement in the holy place until he goes out, and he has made atonement on his behalf, on behalf of his household, and on behalf of the whole assembly of Israel.
but has not brought it to the entrance of the Meeting Tent 1 to present it as 2 an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord. He has shed blood, so that man will be cut off from the midst of his people. 3