In all cases of illegal possessions, 1 whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says ‘This belongs to me,’ 2 the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, 3 and the one whom 4 the judges declare guilty 5 must repay double to his neighbor.
For 1 the Lord had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I went up among you for a moment, 2 I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments, 3 that I may know 4 what I should do to you.’” 5
Then he must bring it to the sons of Aaron, the priests, and the priest 1 must scoop out from there a handful of its choice wheat flour and some of its olive oil in addition to all of its frankincense, and the priest must offer its memorial portion 2 up in smoke on the altar – it is 3 a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.
Also, the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution offering you must eat in a ceremonially 1 clean place, you and your sons and daughters with you, for they have been given as your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from the peace offering sacrifices of the Israelites. 2
“On the eighth day he 1 must take two flawless male lambs, one flawless yearling female lamb, three-tenths of an ephah of choice wheat flour as a grain offering mixed with olive oil, 2 and one log of olive oil, 3
“‘If a man has sexual intercourse with 1 his sister, whether the daughter of his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. 2 He has exposed his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his punishment for iniquity. 3
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
“‘You must not make for yourselves idols, 1 so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before 2 it, for I am the Lord your God.
“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.”
“And say to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves 1 for tomorrow, and you will eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing 2 of the Lord, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat, 3 for life 4 was good for us in Egypt?” Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat.
But if her father overrules her when he hears 1 about it, then none 2 of her vows or her obligations which she has pledged for herself will stand. And the Lord will release 3 her from it, because her father overruled her.
You must divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families. To a larger group you must give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group you must give a smaller inheritance. Everyone’s inheritance must be in the place where his lot falls. You must inherit according to your ancestral 1 tribes.
So all of you approached me and said, “Let’s send some men ahead of us to scout out the land and bring us back word as to how we should attack it and what the cities are like there.”
and that you may so revere the Lord your God that you will keep all his statutes and commandments 1 that I am giving 2 you – you, your children, and your grandchildren – all your lives, to prolong your days.
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.
You may not eat any corpse, though you may give it to the resident foreigner who is living in your villages 1 and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. 2
You should not consider it difficult to let him go free, for he will have served you for six years, twice 1 the time of a hired worker; the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.
Otherwise the blood avenger will chase after the killer in the heat of his anger, eventually overtake him, 1 and kill him, 2 though this is not a capital case 3 since he did not hate him at the time of the accident.