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Reading 1

Numbers chapter 15

(Num 15:1) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 15:2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

(Num 15:3) and will make an offering by fire unto Jehovah, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill-offering, or in your set feasts, to make a sweet savor unto Jehovah, of the herd, or of the flock;

(Num 15:4) then shall he that offereth his oblation offer unto Jehovah a meal-offering of a tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil:

(Num 15:5) and wine for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin, shalt thou prepare with the burnt-offering, or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.

(Num 15:6) Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meal-offering two tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil:

(Num 15:7) and for the drink-offering thou shalt offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

(Num 15:8) And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace-offerings unto Jehovah;

(Num 15:9) then shall he offer with the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil:

(Num 15:10) and thou shalt offer for the drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

(Num 15:11) Thus shall it be done for each bullock, or for each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the kids.

(Num 15:12) According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.

(Num 15:13) All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

(Num 15:14) And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah; as ye do, so he shall do.

(Num 15:15) For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth [with you], a statute for ever throughout your generations: as ye are, so shall the sojourner be before Jehovah.

(Num 15:16) One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

(Num 15:17) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 15:18) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

(Num 15:19) then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up a heave-offering unto Jehovah.

(Num 15:20) Of the first of your dough ye shall offer up a cake for a heave-offering: as the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall ye heave it.

(Num 15:21) Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto Jehovah a heave-offering throughout your generations.

(Num 15:22) And when ye shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which Jehovah hath spoken unto Moses,

(Num 15:23) even all that Jehovah hath commanded you by Moses, from the day that Jehovah gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations;

(Num 15:24) then it shall be, if it be done unwittingly, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet savor unto Jehovah, with the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof, according to the ordinance, and one he-goat for a sin-offering.

(Num 15:25) And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their oblation, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah, and their sin-offering before Jehovah, for their error:

(Num 15:26) and all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly.

(Num 15:27) And if one person sin unwittingly, then he shall offer a she-goat a year old for a sin-offering.

(Num 15:28) And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that erreth, when he sinneth unwittingly, before Jehovah, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven.

(Num 15:29) Ye shall have one law for him that doeth aught unwittingly, for him that is home-born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.

(Num 15:30) But the soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a sojourner, the same blasphemeth Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

(Num 15:31) Because he hath despised the word of Jehovah, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

(Num 15:32) And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day.

(Num 15:33) And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

(Num 15:34) And they put him in ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

(Num 15:35) And Jehovah said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

(Num 15:36) And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him to death with stones; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

(Num 15:37) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 15:38) Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each border a cord of blue:

(Num 15:39) and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Jehovah, and do them; and that ye follow not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to play the harlot;

(Num 15:40) that ye may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

(Num 15:41) I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Jehovah your God.

Reading 2

Numbers chapter 16

(Num 16:1) Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took [men]:

(Num 16:2) and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown;

(Num 16:3) and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and Jehovah is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the assembly of Jehovah?

(Num 16:4) And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

(Num 16:5) and he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, In the morning Jehovah will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he shall choose will he cause to come near unto him.

(Num 16:6) This do: take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

(Num 16:7) and put fire in them, and put incense upon them before Jehovah to-morrow: and it shall be that the man whom Jehovah doth choose, he [shall be] holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

(Num 16:8) And Moses said unto Korah, Hear now, ye sons of Levi:

(Num 16:9) [seemeth it but] a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them;

(Num 16:10) and that he hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek ye the priesthood also?

(Num 16:11) Therefore thou and all thy company are gathered together against Jehovah: and Aaron, what is he that ye murmur against him?

(Num 16:12) And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not come up:

(Num 16:13) is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but thou must needs make thyself also a prince over us?

(Num 16:14) Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

(Num 16:15) And Moses was very wroth, and said unto Jehovah, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

(Num 16:16) And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before Jehovah, thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow:

(Num 16:17) and take ye every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before Jehovah every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each his censer.

(Num 16:18) And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.

(Num 16:19) And Korah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto all the congregation.

(Num 16:20) And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

(Num 16:21) Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

(Num 16:22) And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

(Num 16:23) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 16:24) Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

(Num 16:25) And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

(Num 16:26) And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

(Num 16:27) So they gat them up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones.

(Num 16:28) And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that Jehovah hath sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of mine own mind.

(Num 16:29) If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Jehovah hath not sent me.

(Num 16:30) But if Jehovah make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then ye shall understand that these men have despised Jehovah.

(Num 16:31) And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them;

(Num 16:32) and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

(Num 16:33) So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol: and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly.

(Num 16:34) And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.

(Num 16:35) And fire came forth from Jehovah, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.

(Num 16:36) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 16:37) Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are holy,

(Num 16:38) even the censers of these sinners against their own lives; and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before Jehovah; therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.

(Num 16:39) And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar,

(Num 16:40) to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before Jehovah; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Jehovah spake unto him by Moses.

(Num 16:41) But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of Jehovah.

(Num 16:42) And it came to pass, when the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tent of meeting: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of Jehovah appeared.

(Num 16:43) And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting.

(Num 16:44) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 16:45) Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

(Num 16:46) And Moses said unto Aaron, Take they censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and lay incense thereon, and carry it quickly unto the congregation, and make atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from Jehovah; the plague is begun.

(Num 16:47) And Aaron took as Moses spake, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people.

(Num 16:48) And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

(Num 16:49) Now they that died by the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, besides them that died about the matter of Korah.

(Num 16:50) And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the plague was stayed.

Reading 3

Numbers chapter 17

(Num 17:1) And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

(Num 17:2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathers` house, of all their princes according to their fathers` houses, twelve rods: write thou every man`s name upon his rod.

(Num 17:3) And thou shalt write Aaron`s name upon the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers` houses.

(Num 17:4) And thou shalt lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.

(Num 17:5) And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

(Num 17:6) And Moses spake unto the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers` houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

(Num 17:7) And Moses laid up the rods before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony.

(Num 17:8) And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bare ripe almonds.

(Num 17:9) And Moses brought out all the rods from before Jehovah unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

(Num 17:10) And Jehovah said unto Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that thou mayest make an end of their murmurings against me, that they die not.

(Num 17:11) Thus did Moses: as Jehovah commanded him, so did he.

(Num 17:12) And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

(Num 17:13) Every one that cometh near, that cometh near unto the tabernacle of Jehovah, dieth: shall we perish all of us?