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24:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24:2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
24:3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.
24:4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.
24:5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
24:6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.
24:7 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 the LORD.
24:8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
24:9 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 the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute.
24:10 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; 24:11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:) 24:12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
24:13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24:14 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.
24:15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, 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 the Lord, shall be put to death.
24:17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
24:18 And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
24:19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him; 24:20 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.
24:21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.
24:22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
24:23 And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.


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King James Bible:Leviticus
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Leviticus
Book: Leviticus
Chapter: 24

Overview:
Oil for the lamps, The shew-Bread. (1-9) The Law of Blasphemy,
blasphemer is stoned. (10-23)

1-9 The loaves of Bread typify Christ as the Bread of Life, and
the Food of the souls of his people. He is the Light of his
Church, the Light of the world; in and through his Word this
Light shines. By this Light we discern the Food prepared for our
souls; and we should daily, but especially from Sabbath to
Sabbath, feed thereon in our hearts with thanksgiving. And as
the loaves were left in the Sanctuary, So should we abide with
God till he dismiss us.

10-23 This offender was the son of an Egyptian Father, and an
Israelitish mother. The notice of his parents shows the common
ill effect of mixed marriages. A standing Law for the Stoning of
blasphemers was made upon this occasion. Great stress is laid
upon this Law. It extends to the strangers among them, as Well
as to those born in the land. Strangers, as Well as native
Israelites, should be entitled to the benefit of the Law, So as
not to suffer wrong; and should be liable to the penalty of this
Law, in case they did wrong. If those who profane the name of
God escape Punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not
suffer them to escape his righteous judgments. What Enmity
against God must be in the Heart of Man, when blasphemies
against God proceed out of his mouth. If he that despised Moses'
Law, died without Mercy, of what Punishment will they be worthy,
who despise and abuse the Gospel of the Son of God! Let us watch
against Anger, do No evil, avoid all connections with wicked
people, and reverence that holy name which sinners blaspheme.

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