New International Reader's Version

Leviticus 24

Olive Oil, Bread and Incense

1The Lord said to Moses, “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil made from pressed olives. Use it to keep the lamps burning and giving light all the time. Aaron must take care of the lamps in front of the Lord from evening until morning all the time. This is a law that will last for all time to come. The lamps are outside the curtain in front of the tablets of the covenant law in the tent of meeting. The lamps are on the pure gold lampstand in front of the Lord. They must be taken care of all the time.

“Get the finest flour and bake 12 loaves of bread. Use seven pounds of flour for each loaf. Arrange them in two stacks. Put six loaves in each stack on the table made out of pure gold. The table stands in front of the Lord. By each stack put some pure incense. It will remind you that all good things come from the Lord. Burn the incense in place of the bread. The incense is a food offering presented to the Lord. The bread must be set out in front of the Lord regularly. Do it every Sabbath day. It will be Israel’s duty to provide it for all time to come. The bread belongs to Aaron and his sons. They must eat it in the holy area. It is a very holy part of their regular share of the food offerings presented to the Lord.”

A Person Who Speaks Evil Is Put to Death

10 There was a man who had an Israelite mother. His father was born in Egypt. The man went out among the Israelites. A fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite. 11 The son of the Israelite woman spoke evil things against the Lord by using a curse. So the people brought him to Moses. The name of the man’s mother was Shelomith. She was the daughter of Dibri. Dibri was from the tribe of Dan. 12 The people kept her son under guard until they could find out what the Lord wanted them to do.

13 Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 14 “Get the man who spoke evil things against the Lord. Take him outside the camp. All those who heard him say those things must place their hands on his head. Then the whole community must kill him by throwing stones at him. 15 Say to the Israelites, ‘Anyone who curses me will be held accountable. 16 Anyone who speaks evil things against my Name must be put to death. The whole community must kill them by throwing stones at them. It does not matter whether they are an outsider or an Israelite. When they speak evil things against my Name, they must be put to death.

17 “ ‘Anyone who kills another human being must be put to death. 18 Anyone who kills someone’s animal must pay its owner. A life must be taken for a life. 19 Suppose someone hurts their neighbor. Then what they have done must be done to them. 20 A bone must be broken for a bone. An eye must be put out for an eye. A tooth must be knocked out for a tooth. The one who has hurt his neighbor must be hurt in the same way. 21 Whoever kills an animal must pay its owner. But if they kill a human being, they must be put to death. 22 The same law applies whether they are an outsider or an Israelite. I am the Lord your God.’ ”

23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites. They got the man who had spoken evil things against the Lord. They took him outside the camp. There they killed him by throwing stones at him. The Israelites did just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

利未记 24


1耶和华对摩西说: “你要吩咐以色列人给你拿来纯橄榄油,作点灯之用,使灯常常亮着。 在会幕遮掩约柜的幔子外,亚伦要负责照看灯,使灯从晚上到早晨一直亮着。这是你们世世代代都要遵守的律例。 亚伦要常常照看这些放在纯金灯台上的灯。

“你要用细面粉烤十二个饼,每个饼用两公斤细面粉。 你要把饼摆成两行放在耶和华面前的纯金桌子上,每行六个, 每行饼上放一些纯乳香,象征这些饼是献给耶和华的火祭。 每逢安息日,要定期把饼摆在耶和华面前。这是以色列人要永远遵守的约。 这些饼要归亚伦及其子孙。他们要在圣洁之处吃,因为在献给耶和华的火祭中,这是至圣之物,要永远归祭司所有。”


10 有一个人,母亲是以色列人,父亲是埃及人,在营中与一个以色列人打起架来。 11 他竟说咒诅的话,亵渎了上帝的名,他们把他带到摩西那里。原来他母亲叫示罗密,是但支派示伯利的女儿。 12 他们把他关押起来,等候耶和华的指示。 13 耶和华对摩西说: 14 “把那亵渎圣名的人带到营外,叫听见的人把手放在他头上,然后全体会众要用石头打死他。 15 你要告诉以色列人,谁咒诅上帝,谁就要承担自己的罪。 16 凡亵渎耶和华圣名的,必须被处死,全体会众要用石头打死他。不论是外族人还是以色列人,凡亵渎圣名的,都必须被处死。 17 凡杀人的,必须被处死。 18 打死别人牲畜的,必须赔偿牲畜,以命还命。 19 有人伤害别人,也要同样对待他, 20 要以眼还眼,以牙还牙。他怎样伤害别人,也要怎样伤害他。 21 打死别人牲畜的,必须赔偿牲畜;杀人的,必须偿命。 22 不论是以色列人还是外族人,都要遵守这些律法。我是你们的上帝耶和华。” 23 于是,摩西把这些话告诉以色列人,他们就按照耶和华对摩西的吩咐,把那亵渎圣名的人带到营外,用石头打死了。