Levítico 24

1 Jehovah spoke to Moses:

2 »Command the Israelites to bring you pure, virgin olive oil for the lamp stand so that the lamps will not go out.

3 »Aaron must keep the lamps lit in the Tent of Meeting from evening until morning. This is outside the canopy where the words of my covenant are in Jehovah’s presence. It is a long lasting law for generations to come.

4 »Aaron must keep the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand lit in Jehovah’s presence.

5 »Take flour and bake twelve rings of bread. Each ring will contain four quarts of flour.

6 »Put them in two stacks of six each on the gold table in Jehovah’s presence.

7 »Place pure incense on top of each stack. The incense on the bread will be a reminder, an offering by fire to Jehovah.

8 »Every day of worship sabbath day a priest must arrange the bread in Jehovah’s presence. It is a long lasting reminder of my promise to the Israelites.

9 »The bread will belong to Aaron and his sons. They will eat it in a holy place. It is very holy, set apart from Jehovah’s offering by fire. This is a long lasting law.«

10 A man, whose mother was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan in Israel and whose father was from Egypt, got into a quarrel with an Israelite in the camp.

11 The Israelite woman's son began cursing Jehovah’s name and treating it with contempt. So they brought him to Moses.

12 They held him in custody until Jehovah told them what to do.

13 Jehovah spoke to Moses:

14 »The man who cursed my name must be taken outside the camp. All who heard him curse my name must lay their hands on his head. Then the whole congregation must stone him to death.

15 »Inform the Israelites: ‘Those who treat their God with contempt will be punished for their sin.

16 »‘However those who curse Jehovah’s name must be put to death. The whole congregation must stone them to death. It makes no difference whether they are Israelites or foreigners. Whoever curses abuses Jehovah’s name must die.

17 »‘Whoever kills another person must be put to death.

18 »‘Whoever kills an animal must replace it, life for life.

19 »‘Should any of you injure another person, whatever you have done shall be done to you.

20 »‘If you break a bone, one of your bones must be broken. If you put out an eye, one of your eyes must be put out. Should you knock out a tooth, one of your teeth shall be knocked out. Whatever injury you cause another person must be done to you in return.

21 »‘Whoever kills an animal shall replace it, but whoever kills a human being shall be put to death.

22 »‘This law applies to all of you. It applies to Israelites and to foreigners living among you. I am Jehovah your God.’«

23 When Moses had said this to the people of Israel, they took the man outside the camp and stoned him to death. The people of Israel did what Jehovah commanded Moses.