‘You must make for me an altar made of earth, 1 and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, 2 your sheep and your cattle. In every place 3 where I cause my name to be honored 4 I will come to you and I will bless you.
But if the ox had the habit of goring, and its owner was warned, 1 and he did not take the necessary precautions, 2 and then it killed a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned and the man must be put to death.
“If 1 it is a white bright spot on the skin of his body, but it does not appear to be deeper than the skin, 2 and the hair has not turned white, then the priest is to quarantine the person with the infection for seven days. 3
The priest must then examine the scall on the seventh day, and if 1 the scall has not spread on the skin and it does not appear to be deeper than the skin, 2 then the priest is to pronounce him clean. 3 So he is to wash his clothes and be clean.
but if a priest’s daughter is a widow or divorced, and she has no children so that she returns to live in 1 her father’s house as in her youth, 2 she may eat from her father’s food, but no lay person may eat it.
Whatever someone among the Levites might redeem – the sale of a house which is his property in a city – must revert in the jubilee, 1 because the houses of the cities of the Levites are their property in the midst of the Israelites.
Does it seem too small a thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the community of Israel to bring you near to himself, to perform the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
It was a memorial for the Israelites, that no outsider who is not a descendant of 1 Aaron should approach to burn incense before the Lord, that he might not become like Korah and his company – just as the Lord had spoken by the authority 2 of Moses.
“You must not pollute the land where you live, for blood defiles the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed there, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
I invoke heaven and earth as witnesses against you 1 today that you will surely and swiftly be removed 2 from the very land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not last long there because you will surely be 3 annihilated.
It is not because of your righteousness, or even your inner uprightness, 1 that you have come here to possess their land. Instead, because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out ahead of you in order to confirm the promise he 2 made on oath to your ancestors, 3 to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
On the other hand, you may slaughter and eat meat as you please when the Lord your God blesses you 1 in all your villages. 2 Both the ritually pure and impure may eat it, whether it is a gazelle or an ibex.
Only in the presence of the Lord your God may you eat these, in the place he 1 chooses. This applies to you, your son, your daughter, your male and female servants, and the Levites 2 in your villages. In that place you will rejoice before the Lord your God in all the output of your labor. 3
You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt.
If a matter is too difficult for you to judge – bloodshed, 1 legal claim, 2 or assault 3 – matters of controversy in your villages 4 – you must leave there and go up to the place the Lord your God chooses. 5
However, the women, little children, cattle, and anything else in the city – all its plunder – you may take for yourselves as spoil. You may take from your enemies the plunder that the Lord your God has given you.
if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him 1 with your whole mind and being.