and your poverty will come like a bandit, and your need like an armed robber.” 1
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, 1
My children – I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you! 1
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
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
“This is to be a perpetual statute for you. 1 In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you must humble yourselves 2 and do no work of any kind, 3 both the native citizen and the foreigner who resides 4 in your midst,
“‘Surely anything which a man permanently dedicates to the Lord 1 from all that belongs to him, whether from people, animals, or his landed property, must be neither sold nor redeemed; anything permanently dedicated is most holy to the Lord.
If a resident foreigner is living 1 with you – or whoever is among you 2 in future generations 3 – and prepares an offering made by fire as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, he must do it the same way you are to do it. 4
The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer must wash his clothes and be ceremonially unclean until evening. This will be a permanent ordinance both for the Israelites and the resident foreigner who lives among them.
tell them how the water of the Jordan stopped flowing 1 before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the water of the Jordan stopped flowing. 2 These stones will be a lasting memorial for the Israelites.”
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his descendants were chosen on a permanent basis to consecrate the most holy items, to offer sacrifices before the Lord, to serve him, and to praise his name. 1
But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it will be his until the year of liberty; 1 then it will revert to the prince. His inheritance will only remain with his sons.
Now be willing to bless your servant’s dynasty 1 so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O sovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant’s dynasty be blessed on into the future!” 2