For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit, that we may share his holiness.
and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No 1 one was able to learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth.
For seven days 1 you must eat 2 bread made without yeast. 3 Surely 4 on the first day you must put away yeast from your houses because anyone who eats bread made with yeast 5 from the first day to the seventh day will be cut off 6 from Israel.
‘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 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.
The Lord said to Moses, “If her father had only spit 1 in her face, would she not have been disgraced for seven days? Shut her out from the camp seven days, and afterward she can be brought back in again.”
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.
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