Leviticus 24 – Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth

Leviticus 24-pure oil, holy bread and example of punishment

Friday, February 15, 2013

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————Pure Oil and Holy Bread

24 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually. 3 This is the lampstand that stands in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.[a] Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation. 4 Aaron and the priests must tend the lamps on the pure gold lampstand continually in the Lord’s presence.5 “You must bake twelve loaves of bread from choice flour, using four quarts[b] of flour for each loaf. 6 Place the bread before the Lord on the pure gold table, and arrange the loaves in two rows, with six loaves in each row. 7 Put some pure frankincense near each row to serve as a representative offering, a special gift presented to the Lord. 8 Every Sabbath day this bread must be laid out before the Lord. The bread is to be received from the people of Israel as a requirement of the eternal covenant. 9 The loaves of bread will belong to Aaron and his descendants, who must eat them in a sacred place, for they are most holy. It is the permanent right of the priests to claim this portion of the special gifts presented to the Lord.”

An Example of Just Punishment

10 One day a man who had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father came out of his tent and got into a fight with one of the Israelite men. 11 During the fight, this son of an Israelite woman blasphemed the Name of the Lord[c] with a curse. So the man was brought to Moses for judgment. His mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan. 12 They kept the man in custody until the Lord’s will in the matter should become clear to them.13 Then the Lord said to Moses, 14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and tell all those who heard the curse to lay their hands on his head. Then let the entire community stone him to death. 15 Say to the people of Israel: Those who curse their God will be punished for their sin. 16 Anyone who blasphemes the Name of the Lord must be stoned to death by the whole community of Israel. Any native-born Israelite or foreigner among you who blasphemes the Name of the Lord must be put to death.17 “Anyone who takes another person’s life must be put to death.18 “Anyone who kills another person’s animal must pay for it in full—a live animal for the animal that was killed.19 “Anyone who injures another person must be dealt with according to the injury inflicted— 20 a fracture for a fracture, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Whatever anyone does to injure another person must be paid back in kind.21 “Whoever kills an animal must pay for it in full, but whoever kills another person must be put to death.22 “This same standard applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you. I am the Lord your God.”23 After Moses gave all these instructions to the Israelites, they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him to death. The Israelites did just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————Today we learned about two very special parts that the Israelites had to do for the lord bring oil but this was a very special offering for a special day or night that they had to do. Aaron was to keep the lamps burning all night as well Moses had to bake twelve loaves of bread it was a special command for the people of Israel as well for Moses and Aaron. Here in this chapter as well the lord spoke to Moses as what was to happened with people that would blasphemes that name of GOD was to be punish by dying stoned outside the camp. As well God gave other orders if someone was to pay an animal fully if someone had kill it all comes down to a saying that everybody knows 20 a fracture for a fracture, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. All that was to be done out side the camp was a death of a blasphemer. We know or we should know that GOD’S name is holy.

GOD be with you today and forever.

By F.M

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


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