- And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Num 15:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, When ye are come into the land of your habitation, which I give to you,
Num 15:3 and thou wilt offer whole-burnt-offerings to the Lord, a whole-burnt-offering or a meat-offering to perform a vow, or a free-will offering, or to offer in your feasts a sacrifice of sweet savour to the Lord, whether of the herd or the flock:
Num 15:4 then he that offers his gift to the Lord shall bring a meat-offering of fine flour, a tenth part of an ephah mingled with oil, even with the fourth part of a hin.
Num 15:5 And for a drink-offering ye shall offer the fourth part of a hin on the whole-burnt-offering, or on the meat-offering: for every lamb thou shall offer so much, as a sacrifice, a smell of sweet savour to the Lord.
Num 15:6 And for a ram, when ye offer it as a whole-burnt-offering or as a sacrifice, thou shalt prepare as a meat-offering two tenths of fine flour mingled with oil, the third part of a hin.
Num 15:7 And ye shall offer for a smell of sweet savour to the Lord wine for a drink-offering, the third part of a hin.
Num 15:8 And if ye sacrifice a bullock from the herd for a whole-burnt-offering or for a sacrifice, to perform a vow or a peace-offering to the Lord,
Num 15:9 then the worshipper shall offer upon the calf a meat-offering, three tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, even the half of a hin.
Num 15:10 And wine for a drink-offering the half of a hin, a sacrifice for a smell of sweet savour to the Lord.
Num 15:11 Thus shalt thou do to one calf or to one ram, or to one lamb of the sheep or kid of the goats.
Num 15:12 According to the number of what ye shall offer, so shall ye do to each one, according to their number.
Num 15:13 Every native of the country shall do thus to offer such things as sacrifices for a smell of sweet savour to the Lord.
Num 15:14 And if there should be a stranger among you in your land, or one who should be born to you among your generations, and he will offer a sacrifice, a smell of sweet savour to the Lord - as ye do, so the whole congregation shall offer to the Lord.
Num 15:15 There shall be one law for you and for the strangers abiding among you, a perpetual law for your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord.
Num 15:16 There shall be one law and one ordinance for you, and for the stranger that abides among you.
Num 15:17 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Num 15:18 Speak to the sons of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, When ye are entering into the land, into which I bring you,
Num 15:19 then it shall come to pass, when ye shall eat of the bread of the land, ye shall separate a wave-offering, a special offering to the Lord, the first-fruits of your dough.
Num 15:20 Ye shall offer your bread a heave-offering: as a heave-offering from the threshing-floor, so shall ye separate it,
Num 15:21 even the first-fruits of your dough, and ye shall give the Lord a heave-offering throughout your generations.
Num 15:22 But whensoever ye shall transgress, and not perform all these commands, which the Lord spoke to Moses;
Num 15:23 as the Lord appointed you by the hand of Moses, from the day which the Lord appointed you and forward throughout your generations,
Num 15:24 then it shall come to pass, if a trespass be committed unwillingly, unknown to the congregation, then shall all the congregation offer a calf of the herd without blemish for a whole-burnt-offering of sweet savour to the Lord, and its meat-offering and its drink-offering according to the ordinance, and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.
Num 15:25 And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the trespass shall be forgiven them, because it is involuntary; and they have brought their gift, a burnt-offering to the Lord for their trespass before the Lord, even for their involuntary sins.
Num 15:26 And it shall be forgiven as respects all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that is abiding among you, because it is involuntary to all the people.
Num 15:27 And if one soul sin unwillingly, he shall bring one she-goat of a year old for a sin-offering.
Num 15:28 And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that committed the trespass unwillingly, and that sinned unwillingly before the Lord; to make atonement for Him.
Num 15:29 There shall be one law for the native among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that abides among them, whosoever shall commit a trespass unwillingly.
Num 15:30 And whatever soul either of the natives or of the strangers shall do any thing with a presumptuous hand, he will provoke God; that soul shall be cut off from his people,
Num 15:31 for he has set at nought the word of the Lord and broken his commands: that soul shall be utterly destroyed, his sin is upon him.
Num 15:32 And the children of Israel were in the wilderness, and they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath-day.
Num 15:33 And they who found him gathering sticks on the sabbath-day brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel.
Num 15:34 And they placed him in custody, for they did not determine what they should do to him.
Num 15:35 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Let the man be by all means put to death; do ye all the congregation, stone him with stones.
Num 15:36 And all the congregation brought him forth out of the camp; and all the congregation stoned him with stones outside the camp, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Num 15:37 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Num 15:38 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt tell them; and let them make for themselves fringes upon the borders of their garments throughout their generations: and ye shall put upon the fringes of the borders a lace of blue.
Num 15:39 And it shall be on your fringes, and ye shall look on them, and ye shall remember all the commands of the Lord, and do them: and ye shall not turn back after your imaginations, and after the sight of your eyes in the things after which ye go a whoring;
Num 15:40 that ye may remember and perform all my commands, and ye shall be holy unto your God.
Num 15:41 I am the Lord your God that brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]