Leviticus

Bible Index

THE THIRD BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED LEVITICUS.

CHAPTER 1

AND Ay’ah called unto Moses, and spake unto him out
of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them. If
any man of you bring an offering unto Ay’ah, ye shall
bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the
flock.

3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him
offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own
voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation before Ay’ah.

4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt
offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make
atonement for him.

5 And he shall kill the bullock before Ay’ah: and the
priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the
blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.

6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his
pieces.

7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the
altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:

8 And the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the
head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire
which is upon the altar:

9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and
the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice,
an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely , of the
sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it
a male without blemish.

11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward
before Ay’ah: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall
sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.

12 And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his
fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is
on the fire which is upon the altar:

13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water:
and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it
is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet
savour unto Ay’ah.

14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to Ay’ah
be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves,
or of young pigeons.

15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off
his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall
be wrung out at the side of the altar:

16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and
cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the
ashes:

17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall
not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the
altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt
sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 2

AND when any will offer a meat offering unto Ay’ah,
his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon
it, and put frankincense thereon:

2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he
shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of
the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the
priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah:

3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s
and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the
Lord made by fire.

4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken
in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour
mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it
shall be o/fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.

6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a
meat offering.

7 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the
fryingpan, it shall be made o/fine flour with oil.

8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of
these things unto Ay’ah: and when it is presented unto
the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.

9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a
memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be
Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the
offerings of Ay’ah made by fire.

11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto Ay’ah,
shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor
any honey, in any offering of Ay’ah made by fire.

12 As for the oblation of the firstfmits, ye shall offer them
unto Ay’ah: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a
sweet savour.

13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou
season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the
covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering:
with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfmits unto
Ay’ah, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy
firstfmits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn
beaten out of full ears.

15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense
thereon: it is a meat offering.

16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the
beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the
frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the
Lord.

CHAPTER 3

AND if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he
offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall

LEVITICUS

offer it without blemish before Ay’ah.

2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering,
and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon
the altar round about.

3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an
offering made by fire unto Ay’ah; the fat that covereth
the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is
by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys,
it shall he take away.

5 And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt
sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto
Ay’ah be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it
without blemish.

7 If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it
before Ay’ah.

8 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering,
and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and
Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about
upon the altar.

9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an
offering made by fire unto Ay’ah; the fat thereof, and
the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone;
and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is
upon the inwards,

10 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them,
which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the
kidneys, it shall he take away.

11 And the priest shall burn it upon the altar; it is the food
of the offering made by fire unto Ay’ah.

12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it
before Ay’ah.

13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it
before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of
Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round
about.

14 And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering
made by fire unto Ay’ah; the fat that covereth the
inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

15 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them,
which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the
kidneys, it shall he take away.

16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar; it is the
food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the
fat is Ay’ah’s.

17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations
throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor
blood.

CHAPTER 4

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. If a soul shall
sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of
Ay’ah concerning things which ought not to be done,
and shall do against any of them:

3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of

the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath
sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto Ay’ah for
a sin offering.

4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation before Ay’ah; and shall
lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock
before Ay’ah.

5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s
blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:

6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and
sprinkle of the blood seven times before Ay’ah, before
the vail of the sanctuary.

7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns
of the altar of sweet incense before Ay’ah, which is in
the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the
blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt
offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for
the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all
the fat that is upon the inwards,

9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which
is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the
kidneys, it shall he take away,

10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of
peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the
altar of the burnt offering.

11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his
head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,

12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the
camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out,
and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are
poured out shall he be burnt.

13 And if the whole congregation of Isra’Al sin through
ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the
assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the
commandments of Ay’ah concerning things which
should not be done, and are guilty;

14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is
known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock
for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the
congregation.

15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands
upon the head of the bullock before Ay’ah: and the
bullock shall be killed before Ay’ah.

16 And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the
bullock’s blood to the tabernacle of the congregation:

17 And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood,
and sprinkle it seven times before Ay’ah, even before
the vail.

18 And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the
altar which is before Ay’ah, that is in the tabernacle of
the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the
bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

19 And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon
the altar.

20 And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the
bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the

LEVITICUS

priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be
forgiven them.

21 And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp,
and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin
offering for the congregation.

22 When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through
ignorance against any of the commandments of Ay’ah
his God concerning things which should not be done, and is
guilty;

23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his
knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a
male without blemish:

24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and
kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before
Ay’ah: it is a sin offering.

25 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering
with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of
burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of
the altar of burnt offering.

26 And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of
the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an
atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be
forgiven him.

27 And if any one of the common people sin through
ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the
commandments of Ay’ah concerning things which
ought not to be done, and be guilty;

28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his
knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the
goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath
sinned.

29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin
offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt
offering.

30 And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his
finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt
offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the
bottom of the altar.

31 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is
taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and
the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto
Ay’ah; and the priest shall make an atonement for him,
and it shall be forgiven him.

32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it
a female without blemish.

33 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin
offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where
they kill the burnt offering.

34 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering
with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of
burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the
bottom of the altar:

35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of
the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace
offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar,
according to the offerings made by fire unto Ay’ah: and
the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath
committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

CHAPTER 5

AND if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a
witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not
utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a
carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle,
or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden
from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever
uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it
be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be
guilty.

4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or
to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce
with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it,
then he shall be guilty in one of these.

5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these
things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that
thing:

6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto Ay’ah for
his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a
lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest
shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring
for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves,
or two young pigeons, unto Ay’ah; one for a sin
offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer
that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his
head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:

9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon
the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung
out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering,
according to the manner: and the priest shall make an
atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it
shall be forgiven him.

11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two
young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his
offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin
offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any
frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall
take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it
on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto
Ay’ah: it is a sin offering.

13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as
touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it
shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s,
as a meat offering.

14 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance,
in the holy things of Ay’ah; then he shall bring for his
trespass unto Ay’ah a ram without blemish out of the
flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the
shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:

16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath
done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto,
and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an

LEVITICUS

atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and
it shall be forgiven him.

17 l J[ And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things
which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of
Ay’ah; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall
bear his iniquity.

18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the
flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the
priest; and the priest shall make an atonement for him
concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not,
and it shall be forgiven him.

19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed
against Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 6

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against Ay’ah, and
lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to
keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence,
or hath deceived his neighbour;

3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning
it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth,
sinning therein:

4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that
he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the
thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was
delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall
even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part
more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth,
in the day of his trespass offering.

6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto Ay’ah, a
ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation,
for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the
Lord: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that
he hath done in trespassing therein.

8And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying. This is the law of
the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the
burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the
fire of the altar shall be burning in it.

10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his
linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the
ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering
on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other
garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a
clean place.

12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall
not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every
morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he
shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.

13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall
never go out.

14 ‘|| And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of
Aaron shall offer it before Ay’ah, before the altar.

15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the
meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the

frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall
burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial
of it, unto Ay’ah.

16 And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat:
with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in
the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat
it.

17 It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto
them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is
most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass
offering.

18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it.
It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning
the offerings of Ay’ah made by fire: every one that
toucheth them shall be holy.

19 f And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they
shall offer unto Ay’ah in the day when he is anointed;
the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering
perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at
night.

21 In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken,
thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat
offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

22 And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead
shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto Ay’ah; it shall
be wholly burnt.

23 For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly
burnt: it shall not be eaten.

24 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying. This is the
law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering
is killed shall the sin offering be killed before Ay’ah: it
is most holy.

26 The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy
place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy:
and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any
garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in
the holy place.

28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be
broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both
scoured, and rinsed in water.

29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is
most holy.

30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought
into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal
in the holy place , shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

CHAPTER 7

LIKEWISE this is the law of the trespass offering: it is
most holy.

2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they
kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he
sprinkle round about upon the altar.

3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and
the fat that covereth the inwards,

4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is

LEVITICUS

by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the
kidneys, it shall he take away:

5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an
offering made by fire unto Ay’ah: it is a trespass
offering.

6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be
eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.

7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is
one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement
therewith shall have it.

8 And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering,
even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt
offering which he hath offered.

9 And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all
that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the
priest’s that offereth it.

10 And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry,
shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.

11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings,
which he shall offer unto Ay’ah.

12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with
the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled
with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and
cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.

13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering
leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his
peace offerings.

14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for
an heave offering unto Ay’ah, and it shall be the priest’s
that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.

15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for
thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered;
he shall not leave any of it until the morning.

16 But if the sacrifice of his offering he a vow, or a
voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he
offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder
of it shall be eaten:

17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the
third day shall be burnt with fire.

18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace
offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be
accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth
it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it
shall bear his iniquity.

19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not
be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all
that be clean shall eat thereof.

20 But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of
peace offerings, that pertain unto Ay’ah, having his
uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from
his people.

21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as
the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any
abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the
sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto Ay’ah,
even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

22 ‘|| And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

23 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. Ye shall eat no
manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of
that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use:
but ye shall in no wise eat of it.

25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men
offer an offering made by fire unto Ay’ah, even the soul
that eateth it shall be cut off from his people.

26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be
of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood,
even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

28 ‘|| And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

29 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. He that
offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto Ay’ah
shall bring his oblation unto Ay’ah of the sacrifice of his
peace offerings.

30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of Ay’ah
made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that
the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the
Lord.

31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the
breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.

32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for
an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.

33 He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of
the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right
shoulder for his part.

34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken
of the children of Isra’Al from off the sacrifices of their
peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest
and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the
children of Isra’Al.

35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of
the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of Ay’ah
made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister
unto Ay’ah in the priest’s office;

36 Which Ay’ah commanded to be given them of the
children of Isra’Al, in the day that he anointed them, by a
statute for ever throughout their generations.

37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat
offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass
offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of
the peace offerings;

38 Which Ay’ah commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in
the day that he commanded the children of Isra’Al to offer
their oblations unto Ay’ah, in the wilderness of Sinai.

CHAPTER 8

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and
the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two
rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

4 And Moses did as Ay’ah commanded him; and the
assembly was gathered together unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.

5 And Moses said unto the congregation. This is the thing
which Ay’ah commanded to be done.

6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them

LEVITICUS

with water.

7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the
girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod
upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the
ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.

8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the
breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre,
even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the
holy crown; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the
tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.

11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and
anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his
foot, to sanctify them.

12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head,
and anointed him, to sanctify him.

13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon
them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon
them; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

14 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and
Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the
bullock for the sin offering.

15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it
upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and
purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the
altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and
the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat,
and Moses burned it upon the altar.

17 But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he
burnt with fire without the camp; as Ay’ah commanded
Moses.

18 And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and
Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the
ram.

19 And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the
altar round about.

20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the
head, and the pieces, and the fat.

21 And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and
Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt
sacrifice for a sweet savour, and an offering made by fire
unto Ay’ah; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

22 And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration:
and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of
the ram.

23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and
put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb
of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

24 And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put of the
blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of
their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet:
and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that
was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the
two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:

26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was
before Ay’ah, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake

of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and
upon the right shoulder:

27 And he put all upon Aaron’s hands, and upon his sons’
hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the
Lord.

28 And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt
them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were
consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by
fire unto Ay’ah.

29 And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave
offering before Ay’ah: for of the ram of consecration it
was Moses’ part; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood
which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and
upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’
garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments,
and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons. Boil the
flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and
there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of
consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons
shall eat it.

32 And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread
shall ye burn with fire.

33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation in seven days, until the days of your
consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he
consecrate you.

34 As he hath done this day, so Ay’ah hath commanded
to do, to make an atonement for you.

35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the
charge of Ay’ah, that ye die not: for so I am
commanded.

36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which Ay’ah
commanded by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 9

AND it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called
Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Isra’Al;

2 And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin
offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish,
and offer them before Ay’ah.

3 And unto the children of Isra’Al thou shalt speak, saying.
Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and
a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt
offering;

4 Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice
before Ay’ah; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for
to day Ay’ah will appear unto you.

5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before
the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation
drew near and stood before Ay’ah.

6 And Moses said. This is the thing which Ay’ah
commanded that ye should do: and the glory of Ay’ah
shall appear unto you.

7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer
thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an
atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the

LEVITICUS

offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as
Ay’ah commanded.

8 Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of
the sin offering, which was for himself.

9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and
he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns
of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the
altar:

10 But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver
of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as Ay’ah
commanded Moses.

11 And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the
camp.

12 And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons
presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled round
about upon the altar.

13 And they presented the burnt offering unto him, with the
pieces thereof, and the head: and he burnt them upon the
altar.

14 And he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt
them upon the burnt offering on the altar.

15 And he brought the people’s offering, and took the
goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it,
and offered it for sin, as the first.

16 And he brought the burnt offering, and offered it
according to the manner.

17 And he brought the meat offering, and took an handful
thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt
sacrifice of the morning.

18 He slew also the bullock and the ram for a sacrifice of
peace offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron’s
sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon
the altar round about,

19 And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and
that which covereth the inwards, and the kidneys, and the
caul above the liver:

20 And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the
fat upon the altar:

21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for
a wave offering before Ay’ah; as Moses commanded.

22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and
blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin
offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the
congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the
glory of Ay’ah appeared unto all the people.

24 And there came a fire out from before Ay’ah, and
consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat:
which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on
their faces.

CHAPTER 10

AND Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of
them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense
thereon, and offered strange fire before Ay’ah, which he
commanded them not.

2 And there went out fire from Ay’ah, and devoured
them, and they died before Ay’ah.

3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that Ay’ah

spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh
me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron
held his peace.

4 And Moses called Mishael and Alzaphan, the sons of
Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them. Come near,
carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the
camp.

5 So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of
the camp; as Moses had said.

6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Aleazar and unto
Ithamar, his sons. Uncover not your heads, neither rend
your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the
people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Isra’Al,
bewail the burning which Ay’ah hath kindled.

7 And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the
Lord is upon you. And they did according to the word of
Moses.

8 And Ay’ah spake unto Aaron, saying,

9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons
with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the
congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever
throughout your generations:

10 And that ye may put difference between holy and
unholy, and between unclean and clean;

11 And that ye may teach the children of Isra’Al all the
statutes which Ay’ah hath spoken unto them by the hand
of Moses.

12 And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Aleazar and
unto Ithamar, his sons that were left. Take the meat offering
that remaineth of the offerings of Ay’ah made by fire,
and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy:

13 And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy
due, and thy sons’ due, of the sacrifices of Ay’ah made
by fire: for so I am commanded.

14 And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a
clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with
thee: for they be thy due, and thy sons’ due, which are given
out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of
Isra’Al.

15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring
with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a
wave offering before Ay’ah; and it shall be thine, and
thy sons’ with thee, by a statute for ever; as Ay’ah hath
commanded.

16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin
offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with
Aleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left
alive , saying,

17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy
place, seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it you to
bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement
for them before Ay’ah?

18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the
holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place,
as I commanded.

19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they
offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the
Lord; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten

LEVITICUS

the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the
sight of Ay’ah?

20 And when Moses heard that, he was content.

CHAPTER 11

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying
unto them,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. These are the
beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on
the earth.

3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and
cheweth the cud. among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the
cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because
he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean
unto you.

5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud. but divideth
not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud. but divideth
not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be
clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to
you.

8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye
not touch; they are unclean to you.

9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters:
whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas,
and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in
the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living
thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination
unto you:

11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall
not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in
abomination.

12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that
shall be an abomination unto you.

13 ( f And these are they which ye shall have in abomination
among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an
abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

15 Every raven after his kind;

16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and
the hawk after his kind,

17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing,
and the bat.

20 All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an
abomination unto you.

21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that
goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to
leap withal upon the earth;

22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind,
and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his
kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

23 But all other flying creeping things, which have tour
feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth

the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.

25 And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them
shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

26 The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and
is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto
you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner
of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you:
whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the
even.

28 And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his
clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean
unto you.

29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the
creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and
the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind.

30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and
the snail, and the mole.

31 These are unclean to you among all that creep:
whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be
unclean until the even.

32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead,
doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of
wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be,
wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it
shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.

33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth,
whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

34 Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such
water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be
drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

35 And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase
falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for
pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and
shall be unclean unto you.

36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of
water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase
shall be unclean.

37 And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing
seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

38 But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of
their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that
toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.

40 And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his
clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth
the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until
the even.

41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.

42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth
upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all
creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not
eat; for they are an abomination.

43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any
creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make
yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled
thereby.

44 For I am Ay’ah your God: ye shall therefore sanctify

LEVITICUS

yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall
ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth.

45 For I am Ay’ah that bringeth you up out of the land
of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I
am holy.

46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of
every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of
every creature that creepeth upon the earth:

47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean,
and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that
may not be eaten.

CHAPTER 12

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. If a woman have
conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be
unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation
for her infirmity shall she be unclean.

3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be
circumcised.

4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying
three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor
come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be
fulfilled.

5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two
weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the
blood of her purifying threescore and six days.

6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a
son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first
year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a
turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle
of the congregation, unto the priest:

7 Who shall offer it before Ay’ah, and make an
atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue
of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or
a female.

8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall
bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the
burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the
priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be
clean.

CHAPTER 13

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,

2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a
scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the
plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the
priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:

3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the
flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and
the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is
a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and
pronounce him unclean.

4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in
sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not
turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the
plague seven days:

5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and.

behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague
spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut him up
seven days more:

6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day:
and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague
spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean:
it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

7 But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that
he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be
seen of the priest again:

8 And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the
skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a
leprosy.

9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be
brought unto the priest;

10 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be
white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and
there be quick raw flesh in the rising;

11 It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest
shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for
he is unclean.

12 And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the
leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from
his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest looketh;

13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, //The leprosy
have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean
that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.

14 But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be
unclean.

15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce
him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a
leprosy.

16 Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto
white, he shall come unto the priest;

17 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the plague
be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce him
clean that hath the plague: he is clean.

18 The flesh also, in which, even in the skin thereof, was
a boil, and is healed,

19 And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a
bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed
to the priest;

20 And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight
lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white;
the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of
leprosy broken out of the boil.

21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no
white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but
be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven
days:

22 And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest
shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.

23 But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it
is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

24 Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a
hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white
bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;

25 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair
in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper

LEVITICUS

than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out of the burning:
wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the
plague of leprosy.

26 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no
white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the
other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut
him up seven days:

27 And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and
if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall
pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

28 And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in
the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the
burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is
an inflammation of the burning.

29 ‘I If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the
beard;

30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be
in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin
hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry
scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.

31 And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and,
behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there
is no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut up him that
hath the plague of the scall seven days:

32 And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the
plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it
no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the
skin;

33 He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and
the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days
more:

34 And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall:
and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, nor be in
sight deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce
him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

35 But if the scall spread much in the skin after his
cleansing;

36 Then the priest shall look on him: and. behold, if the
scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for
yellow hair; he is unclean.

37 But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is
black hair grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean:
and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

38 If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh
bright spots, even white bright spots;

39 Then the priest shall look: and. behold, if the bright spots
in the skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled
spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.

40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald;
yet is he clean.

41 And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his
head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.

42 And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a
white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald
head, or his bald forehead.

43 Then the priest shall look upon it: and. behold, if the
rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his
bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the
flesh;

44 He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall
pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.

45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be
rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his
upper lip, and shall cry. Unclean, unclean.

46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall
be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the
camp shall his habitation be.

47 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in,
whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of
woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;

49 And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment,
or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any
thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shewed
unto the priest:

50 And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it
that hath the plague seven days:

51 And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if
the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or
in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of
skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.

52 He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or
woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein
the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in
the fire.

53 And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be
not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof,
or in any thing of skin;

54 Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing
wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days
more:

55 And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is
washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his
colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou
shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare
within or without.

56 And if the priest look, and. behold, the plague be
somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it
out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or
out of the woof:

57 And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp,
or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading
plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire.

58 And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever
thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be
departed from them, then it shall be washed the second
time, and shall be clean.

59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of
woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing
of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

CHAPTER 14

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his
cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:

3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the
priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be
healed in the leper;

LEVITICUS

4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to
be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and
scarlet, and hyssop:

5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be
killed in an earthen vessel over running water:

6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood,
and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the
living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the
running water:

7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed
from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him
clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.

8 And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and
shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he
may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp,
and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.

9 But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all
his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even
all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes,
also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

10 And on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs
without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without
blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat
offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.

11 And the priest that maketh him clean shall present the
man that is to be made clean, and those things, before the
Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

12 And the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for
a trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a
wave offering before Ay’ah:

13 And he shall slay the lamb in the place where he shall
kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the holy
place: for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass
offering: it is most holy:

14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the
trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of
the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the
thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right
foot:

15 And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour
it into the palm of his own left hand:

16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is
in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger
seven times before Ay’ah:

17 And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the
priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon
the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass
offering:

18 And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he
shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and
the priest shall make an atonement for him before the
Lord.

19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an
atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his
uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt offering:

20 And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat
offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make an
atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall
take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make
an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour
mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil;

22 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he
is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the
other a burnt offering.

23 And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his
cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, before Ay’ah.

24 And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass
offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them
for a wave offering before Ay’ah:

25 And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and
the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass
offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that
is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and
upon the great toe of his right foot:

26 And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his
own left hand:

27 And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some
of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the
Lord:

28 And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon
the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and
upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of
his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the trespass
offering:

29 And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall
put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make an
atonement for him before Ay’ah.

30 And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the
young pigeons, such as he can get;

31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering,
and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering:
and the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be
cleansed before Ay’ah.

32 This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy,
whose hand is not able to get that which pertaineth to his
cleansing.

33 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,

34 When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give
to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a
house of the land of your possession;

35 And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the
priest, saying. It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague
in the house:

36 Then the priest shall command that they empty the
house, before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all
that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the
priest shall go in to see the house:

37 And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the
plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes,
greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;

38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of
the house, and shut up the house seven days:

39 And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and
shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls

LEVITICUS

of the house;

40 Then the priest shall command that they take away the
stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into
an unclean place without the city:

41 And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round
about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off
without the city into an unclean place:

42 And they shall take other stones, and put them in the
place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and
shall plaister the house.

43 And if the plague come again, and break out in the
house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he
hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;

44 Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the
plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the
house: it is unclean.

45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and
the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he
shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.

46 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that
it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.

47 And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and
he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.

48 And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and,
behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the
house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the
house clean, because the plague is healed.

49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and
cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

50 And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel
over running water:

51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and
the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of
the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the
house seven times:

52 And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the
bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird,
and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the
scarlet:

53 But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the
open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it
shall be clean.

54 This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and
scall,

55 And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,

56 And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:

57 To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is
the law of leprosy.

CHAPTER 15

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh,
because of h i s issue he is unclean.

3 And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his
flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his
issue, it is his uncleanness.

4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is
unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be

unclean.

5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

6 And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath
the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and be unclean until the even.

7 And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue
shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even.

8 And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean;
then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and be unclean until the even.

9 And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue
shall be unclean.

10 And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him
shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of
those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in
water, and be unclean until the even.

11 And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and
hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

12 And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the
issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be
rinsed in water.

13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue;
then he shall number to himself seven days for his
cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in
running water, and shall be clean.

14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two
turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the
Lord unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
and give them unto the priest:

15 And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin
offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest
shall make an atonement for him before Ay’ah for his
issue.

16 And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him,
then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean
until the even.

17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed
of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean
until the even.

18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of
copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and
be unclean until the even.

19 1 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her
flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and
whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

20 And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation
shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall
be unclean.

21 And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

22 And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon
shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even.

23 And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she
sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the
even.

LEVITICUS

24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be
upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed
whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

25 And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days
out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the
time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her
uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall
be unclean.

26 Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue
shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and
whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the
uncleanness of her separation.

27 And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean,
and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and
be unclean until the even.

28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall
number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be
clean.

29 And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles,
or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

30 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and
the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an
atonement for her before Ay’ah for the issue of her
uncleanness.

31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Isra’Al from their
uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when
they defile my tabernacle that is among them.

32 This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him
whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;

33 And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that
hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him
that lieth with her that is unclean.

CHAPTER 16

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses after the death of the two
sons of Aaron, when they offered before Ay’ah, and
died;

2 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy
brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place
within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark;
that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the
mercy seat.

3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young
bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the
linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a
linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired:
these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in
water, and so put them on.

5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of
Isra’Al two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram
for a burnt offering.

6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering,
which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself,
and for his house.

7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before
Ay’ah at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for

Ay’ah, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which Ay’ah’s
lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.

10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat,
shall be presented alive before Ay’ah, to make an
atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into
the wilderness.

11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering,
which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for
himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the
sin offering which is for himself:

12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire
from off the altar before Ay’ah, and his hands full of
sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:

13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the
Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy
seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:

14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and
sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward;
and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood
with his finger seven times.

15 1 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is
for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do
with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and
sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:

16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place,
because of the uncleanness of the children of Isra’Al, and
because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall
he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth
among them in the midst of their uncleanness.

17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the
congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the
holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement
for himself, and for his household, and for all the
congregation of Isra’Al.

18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the
Lord, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the
blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it
upon the horns of the altar round about.

19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger
seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the
uncleanness of the children of Isra’Al.

20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy
place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar,
he shall bring the live goat:

21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the
live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the
children of Isra’Al, and all their transgressions in all their
sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send
him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:

22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto
a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the
wilderness.

23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he
put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave
them there:

24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place,
and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt

LEVITICUS

offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an
atonement for himself, and for the people.

25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the
altar.

26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash
his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward
come into the camp.

27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the
sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make
atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without
the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and
their flesh, and their dung.

28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and
bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into
the camp.

29 f And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the
seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall
afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one
of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among
you:

30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for
you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins
before Ay’ah.

31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict
your souls, by a statute for ever.

32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall
consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s
stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen
clothes, even the holy garments:

33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary,
and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the
congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an
atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the
congregation.

34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to
make an atonement for the children of Isra’Al for all their
sins once a year. And he did as Ay’ah commanded
Moses.

CHAPTER 17

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the
children of Isra’Al, and say unto them; This is the thing
which Ay’ah hath commanded, saying,

3 What man soever there be of the house of Isra’Al, that
killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it
out of the camp,

4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, to offer an offering unto Ay’ah before the
tabernacle of Ay’ah; blood shall be imputed unto that
man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from
among his people:

5 To the end that the children of Isra’Al may bring their
sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they
may bring them unto Ay’ah, unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer
them/or peace offerings unto Ay’ah.

6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of
Ay’ah at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils,
after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a
statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

8 And thou shalt say unto them. Whatsoever man there be
of the house of Isra’Al, or of the strangers which sojourn
among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,

9 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, to offer it unto Ay’ah; even that man shall
be cut off from among his people.

10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Isra’Al, or
of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any
manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul
that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his
people.

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given
it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your
souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the
soul.

12 Therefore I said unto the children of Isra’Al, No soul of
you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that
sojourneth among you eat blood.

13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Isra’Al,
or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth
and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall
even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life
thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Isra’Al, Ye shall
eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh
is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

15 And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or
that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your
own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even:
then shall he be clean.

16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he
shall bear his iniquity.

CHAPTER 18

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them, I am
Ay’ah your God.

3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt,
shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan,
whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in
their ordinances.

4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to
walk therein: I am Ay’ah your God.

5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:
which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Ay’ah.

6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to
him, to uncover their nakedness: I am Ay’ah.

7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy
mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt
not uncover her nakedness.

8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover:
it is thy father’s nakedness.

9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or
daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or

LEVITICUS

bom abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.

10 The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy
daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not
uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

11 The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten
of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her
nakedness.

12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s
sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman.

13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s
sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman.

14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s
brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine
aunt.

15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in
law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her
nakedness.

16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s
wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness.

17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and
her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or
her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they
are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her , to
uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover
her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her
uncleanness.

20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy
neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.

21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the
fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy
God: I am Ay’ah.

22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it
is abomination.

23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself
therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to
lie down thereto: it is confusion.

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all
these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity
thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her
inhabitants.

26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments,
and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither
any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth
among you:

27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land
done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as
it spued out the nations that were before you.

29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations,
even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from
among their people.

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit
not any one of these abominable customs, which were
committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves
therein: I am Ay’ah your God.

CHAPTER 19

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Isra’Al,
and say unto them. Ye shall be holy: for I Ay’ah your
God am holy.

3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and
keep my sabbaths: I am Ay’ah your God.

4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten
gods: I am Ay’ah your God.

5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the
Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will.

6 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the
morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be
burnt in the fire.

7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable;
it shall not be accepted.

8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity,
because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of Ay’ah:
and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt
not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou
gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou
gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them
for the poor and stranger: I am Ay’ah your God.

11 *Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one
to another.

12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither
shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Ay’ah.

13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him:
the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all
night until the morning.

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock
before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am Ay’ah.

15 ‘|[ Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt
not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of
the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy
neighbour.

16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among
thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy
neighbour: I am Ay’ah.

17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou
shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin
upon him.

18 C J[ Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the
children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself: I am Ay’ah.

19 ‘I Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle
gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with
mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and
woollen come upon thee.

20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a
bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all
redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged;
they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto Ay’ah,
unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a
ram for a trespass offering.

22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the

LEVITICUS

ram of the trespass offering before Ay’ah for his sin
which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be
forgiven him.

23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have
planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the
fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as
uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to
praise Ay’ah withal.

25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that
it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am Ay’ah
your God.

26 ‘I Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall
ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

27 Ye shall not round the comers of your heads, neither
shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the
dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Ay’ah.

29 *Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a
whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become
full of wickedness.

30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my
sanctuary: I am Ay’ah.

31 f Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek
after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am Ay’ah your
God.

32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour
the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am Ay’ah.

33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye
shall not vex him.

34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you
as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself;
for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am Ay’ah
your God.

35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in
meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin,
shall ye have: I am Ay’ah your God, which brought you
out of the land of Egypt.

37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my
judgments, and do them: I am Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 20

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Isra’Al, Whosoever
he be of the children of Isra’Al, or of the strangers that
sojourn in Isra’Al, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech;
he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall
stone him with stones.

3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him
off from among his people; because he hath given of his
seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane
my holy name.

4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes
from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and
kill him not:

5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his
family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after
him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their

people.

6 1 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar
spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will
even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from
among his people.

7 l J[ Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am
Ay’ah your God.

8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the
Lord which sanctify you.

9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall
be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his
mother; his blood shall be upon him.

10 C J[ And the man that committeth adultery with another
man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his
neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall
surely be put to death.

11 And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath
uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely
be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them
shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion;
their blood shall be upon them.

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a
woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they
shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is
wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they;
that there be no wickedness among you.

15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to
death: and ye shall slay the beast.

16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down
thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall
surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter,
or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she
see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut
off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his
sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her
sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath
discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the
fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off
from among their people.

19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy
mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister: for he uncovereth
his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath
uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin;
they shall die childless.

21 And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an
unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness;
they shall be childless.

22 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my
judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you
to dwell therein, spue you not out.

23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation,
which I cast out before you: for they committed all these
things, and therefore I abhorred them.

24 But I have said unto you. Ye shall inherit their land, and

LEVITICUS

1 will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with
milk and honey: I am Ay’ah your God, which have
separated you from other people.

25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts
and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye
shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl,
or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the
ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I Ay’ah am holy,
and have severed you from other people, that ye should be
mine.

27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that
is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone
them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

CHAPTER 21

AND Ay’ah said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the
sons of Aaron, and say unto them. There shall none be
defiled for the dead among his people:

2 But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his
mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his
daughter, and for his brother,

3 And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which
hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.

4 But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among
his people, to profane himself.

5 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither
shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any
cuttings in their flesh.

6 They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the
name of their God: for the offerings of Ay’ah made by
fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore
they shall be holy.

7 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane;
neither shall they take a woman put away from her
husband: for he is holy unto his God.

8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the
bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the
Lord, which sanctify you, am holy.

9 And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by
playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be
burnt with fire.

10 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon
whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is
consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his
head, nor rend his clothes;

11 Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile
himself for his father, or for his mother;

12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the
sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of
his God is upon him: I am Ay’ah.

13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot,
these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own
people to wife.

15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I
Ay’ah do sanctify him.

16 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

17 Speak unto Aaron, saying. Whosoever he be of thy seed

in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not
approach to offer the bread of his God.

18 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall
not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat
nose, or any thing superfluous,

19 Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,

20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his
eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;

21 No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the
priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of Ay’ah
made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to
offer the bread of his God.

22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy,
and of the holy.

23 Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto
the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my
sanctuaries: for I Ay’ah do sanctify them.

24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto
all the children of Isra’Al.

CHAPTER 22

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate
themselves from the holy things of the children of Isra’Al,
and that they profane not my holy name in those things
which they hallow unto me: I am Ay’ah.

3 Say unto them. Whosoever he be of all your seed among
your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the
children of Isra’Al hallow unto Ay’ah, having his
uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my
presence: I am Ay’ah.

4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a
running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be
clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean by the
dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;

5 Or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he
may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take
uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath;

6 The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean
until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he
wash his flesh with water.

7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall
afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food.

8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall
not eat to defile himself therewith: I am Ay’ah.

9 They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear
sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I Ay’ah do
sanctify them.

10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner
of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy
thing.

11 But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall
eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of
his meat.

12 If the priest’s daughter also be married unto a stranger,
she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.

13 But if the priest’s daughter be a widow, or divorced, and
have no child, and is returned unto her father’s house, as in
her youth, she shall eat of her father’s meat: but there shall

LEVITICUS

no stranger eat thereof.

14And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he
shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto
the priest with the holy thing.

15 And they shall not profane the holy things of the
children of Isra’Al, which they offer unto Ay’ah;

16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when
they eat their holy things: for I Ay’ah do sanctify them.

17 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the
children of Isra’Al, and say unto them. Whatsoever he be of
the house of Isra’Al, or of the strangers in Isra’Al, that will
offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill
offerings, which they will offer unto Ay’ah for a burnt
offering;

19 Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish,
of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.

20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer:
for it shall not be acceptable for you.

21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings
unto Ay’ah to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering
in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there
shall be no blemish therein.

22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy,
or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto Ay’ah, nor
make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the
Lord.

23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing
superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer
for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be
accepted.

24 Ye shall not offer unto Ay’ah that which is bruised,
or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any
offering thereof in your land.

25 Neither from a stranger’s hand shall ye offer the bread of
your God of any of these; because their corruption is in
them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted
for you.

26And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth,
then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the
eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an
offering made by fire unto Ay’ah.

28 And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her
young both in one day.

29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto
Ay’ah, offer it at your own will.

30 On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none
of it until the morrow: I am Ay’ah.

31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do
them: I am Ay’ah.

32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be
hallowed among the children of Isra’Al: I am Ay’ah
which hallow you,

33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your
God: I am Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 23

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying.

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
Concerning the feasts of Ay’ah, which ye shall proclaim
to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the
sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work
therein: it is the sabbath of Ay’ah in all your dwellings.

4 These are the feasts of Ay’ah, even holy
convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the
Lord’s passover.

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of
unleavened bread unto Ay’ah: seven days ye must eat
unleavened bread.

7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall
do no servile work therein.

8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Ay’ah
seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye
shall do no servile work therein.

9And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and
shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of
the firstfmits of your harvest unto the priest:

11 And he shall wave the sheaf before Ay’ah, to be
accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest
shall wave it.

12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an
he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt
offering unto Ay’ah.

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of
fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto
Ay’ah for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof
shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor
green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an
offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever
throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the
sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave
offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye
number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering
unto Ay’ah.

17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves
of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be
baken with leaven; they are the firstfmits unto Ay’ah.

18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without
blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two
rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto Ay’ah, with
their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an
offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin
offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of
peace offerings.

20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the
firstfmits for a wave offering before Ay’ah, with the two
lambs: they shall be holy to Ay’ah for the priest.

21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may
be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile

LEVITICUS

work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your
dwellings throughout your generations.

22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt
not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when
thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy
harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the
stranger: I am Ay’ah your God.

23 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. In the seventh
month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a
sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy
convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an
offering made by fire unto Ay’ah.

26 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall
be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto
you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering
made by fire unto Ay’ah.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day
of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the
Lord your God.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in
that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that
same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his
people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for
ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict
your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even
unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

331 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

34 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. The fifteenth
day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles
for seven days unto Ay’ah.

35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall
do no servile work therein.

36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Ay’ah: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation
unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Ay’ah: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no
servile work therein.

37 These are the feasts of Ay’ah, which ye shall
proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made
by fire unto Ay’ah, a burnt offering, and a meat offering,
a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

38 Beside the sabbaths of Ay’ah, and beside your gifts,
and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill
offerings, which ye give unto Ay’ah.

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye
have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast
unto Ay’ah seven days: on the first day shall be a
sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of
goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of
thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice
before Ay’ah your God seven days.

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto Ay’ah seven days in

the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye
shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are
Isra’Alites bom shall dwell in booths:

43 That your generations may know that I made the
children of Isra’Al to dwell in booths, when I brought them
out of the land of Egypt: I am Ay’ah your God.

44 And Moses declared unto the children of Isra’Al the feasts
of Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 24

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Isra’Al, that they bring unto thee
pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to
burn continually.

3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the
congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto
the morning before Ay’ah continually: it shall be a
statute for ever in your generations.

4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before
Ay’ah continually.

5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes
thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.

6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon
the pme table before Ay’ah.

7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that
it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering
made by fire unto Ay’ah.

8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before Ay’ah
continually, being taken from the children of Isra’Al by an
everlasting covenant.

9 And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; and they shall eat it
in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the
offerings of Ay’ah made by fire by a perpetual statute.

10 And the son of an Isra’Alitish woman, whose father was
an Egyptian, went out among the children of Isra’Al: and this
son of the Isra’Alitish woman and a man of Isra’Al strove
together in the camp;

11 And the Isra’Alitish woman’s son blasphemed the name
of Ay’ah , and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses:
(and his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of
Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of Ay’ah
might be shewed them.

13 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

14 Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and
let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let
all the congregation stone him.

15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying.
Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.

16 And he that blasphemeth the name of Ay’ah, he shall
surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall
certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born
in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of Ay’ah ,
shall be put to death.

17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to
death.

18 And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for
beast.

LEVITICUS

19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he
hath done, so shall it be done to him;

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he
hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him
again.

21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that
killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the
stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am Ay’ah
your God.

23 And Moses spake to the children of Isra’Al, that they
should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and
stone him with stones. And the children of Isra’Al did as the
Lord commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 25

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the
land keep a sabbath unto Ay’ah.

3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt
prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;

4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the
land, a sabbath for Ay’ah: thou shalt neither sow thy
field, nor prune thy vineyard.

5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou
shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine
undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for
thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired
servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,

7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land,
shall all the increase thereof be meat.

8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto
thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven
sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.

9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound
on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of
atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all
your land.

10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim
liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return
every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every
man unto his family.

11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not
sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor
gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.

12 For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat
the increase thereof out of the field.

13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto
his possession.

14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest
ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one
another:

15 According to the number of years after the jubile thou
shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number
of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:

16 According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase

the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years
thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the
number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee.

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou
shalt fear thy God: for I am Ay’ah your God.

18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my
judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in
safety.

19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your
fill, and dwell therein in safety.

20 And if ye shall say. What shall we eat the seventh year?
behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:

21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth
year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.

22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit
until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of
the old store.

23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is
mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a
redemption for the land.

25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some
of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it,
then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be
able to redeem it;

27 Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and
restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that
he may return unto his possession.

28 But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which
is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it
until the year of jubile: and in the jubile it shall go out, and
he shall return unto his possession.

29 And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then
he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within
a full year may he redeem it.

30 And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year,
then the house that is in the walled city shall be established
for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it
shall not go out in the jubile.

31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall round
about them shall be counted as the fields of the country:
they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubile.

32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses
of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at
any time.

33 And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that
was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the
year o/jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are
their possession among the children of Isra’Al.

34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be
sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay
with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a
stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy
God; that thy brother may live with thee.

37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend
him thy victuals for increase.

LEVITICUS

38 I am Ay’ah your God, which brought you forth out of
the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be
your God.

39 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen
poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to
serve as a bondservant:

40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be
with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile:

41 And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his
children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and
unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.

42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of
the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear
thy God.

44 Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt
have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of
them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.

45 Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn
among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that
are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall
be your possession.

46 And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your
children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they
shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the
children of Isra’Al, ye shall not rule one over another with
rigour.

47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and
thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself
unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the
stranger’s family:

48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of
his brethren may redeem him;

49 Either his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or
any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem
him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.

50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the
year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubile: and the
price of his sale shall be according unto the number of
years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be
with him.

51 If there be yet many years behind, according unto them
he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the
money that he was bought for.

52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubile,
then he shall count with him, and according unto his years
shall he give him again the price of his redemption.

53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and
the other shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.

54 And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall
go out in the year of jubile, both he, and his children with
him.

55 For unto me the children of Isra’Al are servants; they are
my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt:
I am Ay’ah your God.

CHAPTER 26

YE shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear
you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image

of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the
Lord your God.

2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary:
I am Ay’ah.

3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments,
and do them;

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall
yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their
fruit.

5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the
vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat
your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down,
and none shall make you afraid: and 1 will rid evil beasts
out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your
land.

7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall
before you by the sword.

8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred
of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies
shall fall before you by the sword.

9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful,
and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old
because of the new.

11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul
shall not abhor you.

12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and
ye shall be my people.

13 1 am Ay’ah your God, which brought you forth out of
the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and
I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go
upright.

14 ( 1 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all
these commandments;

15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor
my judgments, so that ye will not do all my
commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

161 also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you
terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall
consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall
sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

17 And 1 will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain
before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over
you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I
will punish you seven times more for your sins.

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will
make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land
shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the
land yield their fruits.

21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken
unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you
according to your sins.

22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob
you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you
few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things.

LEVITICUS

but will walk contrary unto me;

24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish
you yet seven times for your sins.

25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the
quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together
within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you;
and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten
women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall
deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat,
and not be satisfied.

27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk
contrary unto me;

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I,
even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of
your daughters shall ye eat.

30 And 1 will destroy your high places, and cut down your
images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your
idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your
sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour
of your sweet odours.

32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your
enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw
out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and
your cities waste.

34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth
desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall
the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not
rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.

36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a
faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and
the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall
flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none
pursueth.

37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a
sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to
stand before your enemies.

38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of
your enemies shall eat you up.

39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their
iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of
their fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of
their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed
against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto
me;

41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and
have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then
their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then
accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also
my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with
Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her
sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they

shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because,
even because they despised my judgments, and because
their soul abhorred my statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their
enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor
them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant
with them: for I am Ay’ah their God.

45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their
ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in
the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the
Lord.

46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which
Ay’ah made between him and the children of Isra’Al in
mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 27

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall
be for Ay’ah by thy estimation.

3 And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years
old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be
fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

4 And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty
shekels.

5 And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years
old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels,
and for the female ten shekels.

6 And if it be from a month old even unto five years old.
then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of
silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three
shekels of silver.

7 And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a
male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for
the female ten shekels.

8 But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall
present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value
him; according to his ability that vowed shall the priest
value him.

9 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto
Ay’ah, all that any man giveth of such unto Ay’ah
shall be holy.

10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a
bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast,
then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy.

11 And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not
offer a sacrifice unto Ay’ah, then he shall present the
beast before the priest:

12 And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad:
as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be.

13 But if he will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth
part thereof unto thy estimation.

14 And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy
unto Ay’ah, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it
be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it
stand.

15 And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then
he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation
unto it, and it shall be his.

LEVITICUS

16 And if a man shall sanctify unto Ay’ah some part of
a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be
according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall
be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

17 If he sanctify his field from the year of jubile, according
to thy estimation it shall stand.

18 But if he sanctify his field after the jubile, then the priest
shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that
remain, even unto the year of the jubile, and it shall be
abated from thy estimation.

19 And if he that sanctified the field will in any wise
redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of
thy estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him.

20 And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the
field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.

21 But the field, when it goeth out in the jubile, shall be
holy unto Ay’ah, as a field devoted; the possession
thereof shall be the priest’s.

22 And if a man sanctify unto Ay’ah a field which he
hath bought, which is not of the fields of his possession;

23 Then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy
estimation, even unto the year of the jubile: and he shall
give thine estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto the
Lord.

24 In the year of the jubile the field shall return unto him of
whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession
of the land did belong.

25 And all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel

of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.

26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the
Lord’s firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox,
or sheep: it is Ay’ah’s.

27 And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it
according to thine estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it
thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold
according to thy estimation.

28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall
devote unto Ay’ah of all that he hath, both of man and
beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or
redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto Ay’ah.

29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be
redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.

30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the
land, or of the fruit of the tree, is Ay’ah’s: it is holy unto
Ay’ah.

31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he
shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.

32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock,
even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be
holy unto Ay’ah.

33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad. neither
shall he change it; and if he change it at all, then both it and
the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.

34 These are the commandments, which Ay’ah
commanded Moses for the children of Isra’Al in mount
Sinai.


© Copyright 2017-2023 Tiffany Tracy McTaggart