He 1 shouted with a powerful voice: “Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great! She 2 has become a lair for demons, a haunt 3 for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detested beast. 4
Even the light from a lamp will never shine in you again! The voices of the bridegroom and his bride will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the tycoons of the world, because all the nations 1 were deceived by your magic spells! 2
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge.
Esau exclaimed, “‘Jacob’ is the right name for him! 1 He has tripped me up 2 two times! He took away my birthright, and now, look, he has taken away my blessing!” Then he asked, “Have you not kept back a blessing for me?”
If the God of my father – the God of Abraham, the one whom Isaac fears 1 – had not been with me, you would certainly have sent me away empty-handed! But God saw how I was oppressed and how hard I worked, 2 and he rebuked you last night.”
The land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best region of the land. They may live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any highly capable men 1 among them, put them in charge 2 of my livestock.”
They will fill your houses, the houses of your servants, and all the houses of Egypt, such as 1 neither 2 your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen since they have been 3 in the land until this day!’” Then Moses 4 turned and went out from Pharaoh.
When Pharaoh stubbornly refused 1 to release us, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of people to the firstborn of animals. 2 That is why I am sacrificing 3 to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb, but all my firstborn sons I redeem.’
Moses said, “You will know this 1 when the Lord gives you 2 meat to eat in the evening and bread in the morning to satisfy you, because the Lord has heard your murmurings that you are murmuring against him. As for us, what are we? 3 Your murmurings are not against us, 4 but against the Lord.”
When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this 1 that you are doing for the people? 2 Why are you sitting by yourself, and all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”
But Aaron spoke to Moses, “See here! 1 Just today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord and such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten a sin offering today would the Lord have been pleased?” 2
The priest must then examine it after the infection has been washed out, and if 1 the infection has not changed its appearance 2 even though the infection has not spread, it is unclean. You must burn it up in the fire. It is a fungus, whether on the back side or front side of the article. 3
Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations, 1 if any man from all your descendants approaches the holy offerings which the Israelites consecrate 2 to the Lord while he is impure, 3 that person must be cut off from before me. 4 I am the Lord.
No man 1 from the descendants of Aaron who is diseased or has a discharge 2 may eat the holy offerings until he becomes clean. The one 3 who touches anything made unclean by contact with a dead person, 4 or a man who has a seminal emission, 5
“‘These are the appointed times of the Lord that you must proclaim as holy assemblies to present a gift to the Lord – burnt offering, grain offering, sacrifice, and drink offerings, 1 each day according to its regulation, 2
“Also in the time when you rejoice, such as 1 on your appointed festivals or 2 at the beginnings of your months, you must blow with your trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, so that they may 3 become 4 a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”
but a whole month, 1 until it comes out your nostrils and makes you sick, 2 because you have despised 3 the Lord who is among you and have wept before him, saying, “Why 4 did we ever come out of Egypt?”’”