You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.
Instead we will do everything we vowed we would do. 1 We will sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the goddess called the Queen of Heaven 2 just as we and our ancestors, our kings, and our leaders previously did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, were well-off, and had no troubles. 3
So now, send instructions 1 to gather 2 your livestock and all your possessions in the fields to a safe place. Every person 3 or animal caught 4 in the field and not brought into the house – the hail will come down on them, and they will die!”’”
It will be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron will bear the iniquity of the holy things, 1 which the Israelites are to sanctify by all their holy gifts; 2 it will always be on his forehead, for their acceptance 3 before the Lord.
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
So Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person 1 in whom the Lord has put skill 2 and ability 3 to know how 4 to do all the work for the service 5 of the sanctuary are to do the work 6 according to all that the Lord has commanded.”
“‘Any man 1 from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside 2 in their 3 midst who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people, 4
“Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them, ‘When any man 1 from the house of Israel or from the foreigners in Israel 2 presents his offering for any of the votive or freewill offerings which they present to the Lord as a burnt offering,
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.
He must calculate with the one who bought him the number of years 1 from the year he sold himself to him until the jubilee year, and the cost of his sale must correspond to the number of years, according to the rate of wages a hired worker would have earned while with him. 2
The Lord spoke to Aaron, “See, I have given you the responsibility for my raised offerings; I have given all the holy things of the Israelites to you as your priestly portion 1 and to your sons as a perpetual ordinance.
But if when her husband hears it he overrules her, then he will nullify 1 the vow she has taken, 2 and whatever she uttered impulsively which she has pledged for herself. And the Lord will release her from it.