or when a person swears an oath, speaking thoughtlessly 1 with his lips, whether to do evil or to do good, with regard to anything which the individual might speak thoughtlessly in an oath, even if he did not realize it, but he himself has later come to know it and is guilty with regard to one of these oaths 2 –
When a person touches anything unclean (whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, or an unclean detestable creature) 1 and eats some of the meat of the peace offering sacrifice which belongs to the Lord, that person will be cut off from his people.’” 2
Therefore you must distinguish 1 between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean, and you must not make yourselves detestable by means of an animal or bird or anything that creeps on the ground – creatures 2 I have distinguished for you as unclean. 3
For seven days you must present a gift to the Lord. On the eighth day there is to be a holy assembly for you, and you must present a gift to the Lord. It is a solemn assembly day; 1 you must not do any regular work.
and he must present his offering 1 to the Lord: one male lamb in its first year without blemish for a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its first year without blemish for a purification offering, one ram without blemish for a peace offering, 2
1 Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel, the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, 2 “We are journeying to the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will treat you well, 3 for the Lord has promised good things 4 for Israel.”
And they assembled against Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, 1 seeing that the whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the community of the Lord?”
They 1 must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly 2 and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.
Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the Lord our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit. 1
Then Moses called out to Joshua 1 in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you will accompany these people to the land that the Lord promised to give their ancestors, 2 and you will enable them to inherit it.
Gilead’s wife also gave 1 him sons. When his wife’s sons grew up, they made Jephthah leave and said to him, “You are not going to inherit any of our father’s wealth, 2 because you are another woman’s son.”
The rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her and said to her, “Trick him! Find out what makes him so strong and how we can subdue him and humiliate 1 him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred silver pieces.”
He said to his mother, “You know 1 the eleven hundred pieces of silver which were stolen 2 from you, about which I heard you pronounce a curse? Look here, I have the silver. I stole 3 it, but now I am giving it back to you.” 4 His mother said, “May the Lord reward 5 you, my son!”
Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be rewarded by the Lord because he 1 has shown loyalty to the living on behalf of the dead!” 2 Then Naomi said to her, “This man is a close relative of ours; he is our guardian.” 3
Remain here tonight. Then in the morning, if he agrees to marry you, 1 fine, 2 let him do so. 3 But if he does not want to do so, I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, to marry you. 4 Sleep here until morning.” 5
If the individual said to him, “First let the fat be burned away, and then take for yourself whatever you wish,” he would say, “No! 1 Hand it over right now! If you don’t, I will take it forcibly!”
But keep an eye on it. If it should go up by the way of its own border to Beth Shemesh, then he has brought this great calamity on us. But if that is not the case, then we will know that it was not his hand that struck us; rather, it just happened to us by accident.”
When you enter the town, you can find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people won’t eat until he arrives, for he must bless the sacrifice. Once that happens, those who have been invited will eat. Now go on up, for 1 this is the time when you can find him!”