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Documents Cited in the Supreme Court Ruling - 24
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Biblical Quotations
Old Testament

Genesis 4:2-5
Genesis 22:10-14
Exodus 12:3-10
Exodus 29
Leviticus 1
Leviticus 2
Leviticus 3
Leviticus 4
Leviticus 5
Leviticus 6
Leviticus 7
Numbers 15

New Testament

Matthew 8:1-14 (King James)
Matthew 8:1-14 (Good News)
Mark 1:35-44
Luke 2:20-24
Acts 14:1-18
Hebrews 10 (King James)
Hebrews 10 (Good News)
Romans 12:1-10
Ephesians 5:1-2
Philippians 2:10-22
1 Peter 1:1-25

 

OLD TESTEMENT

Genesis 4:2-5 (King James Version)

4:2   And she again bare his brother Abel.  And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3   And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4:4   And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
4:5   But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.


Genesis 22:10-14 (Good News Bible)

22:10   Then he picked up the knife to kill him.
22:11   But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, "Abraham, Abraham!" He  answered, "Yes, here I am."
22:12   "Don't hurt the boy or do anything to him," he said. "Now I know that you honor  and obey God, because you have not kept back your only son from him."
22:13   Abraham looked around and saw a ram caught in a bush by its horns. He went and  got it and offered it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
22:14   Abraham named that place "The Lord Provides."  And even today people say,  "On the Lord's mountain he provides."



Exodus 12:3-10 (King James Version)

12:3   Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month  they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their  fathers, a lamb for an house:
12:4   And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto  his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his  eating shall make your count for the lamb.
12:5   Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out  from the sheep, or from the goats:
12:6   And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole  assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
12:7   And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the  upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
12:8   And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and  with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
12:9   Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his  legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
12:10   And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth  of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.


Exodus 29 (King James Version)

29:1   And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto  me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
29:2   And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers  unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
29:3   And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the  bullock and the two rams.
29:4   And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the  congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
29:5   And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the  ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of  the ephod:
29:6   And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
29:7   Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
29:8   And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
29:9   And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets  on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt  consecrate Aaron and his sons.
29:10   And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the  congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the  bullock.
29:11   And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of  the congregation.
29:12   And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the  altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar.
29:13   And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is  above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them  upon the altar.
29:14   But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire  without the camp: it is a sin offering.
29:15   Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon  the head of the ram.
29:16   And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round  about upon the altar.
29:17   And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and  put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.
29:18   And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the  LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
29:19   And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands  upon the head of the ram.
29:20   Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the  right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the  thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle  the blood upon the altar round about.
29:21   And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and  sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the  garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his  sons, and his sons' garments with him.
29:22   Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the  inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon  them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
29:23   And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the  basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:
29:24   And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt  wave F91 them for a wave offering before the LORD.
29:25   And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a  burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire  unto the LORD.
29:26   And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a  wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.
29:27   And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the  heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the  consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
29:28   And it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of  Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it shall be an heave offering from the  children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering  unto the LORD.
29:29   And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein,  and to be consecrated in them.
29:30   And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he  cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
29:31   And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the holy  place.
29:32   And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the  basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
29:33   And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate  and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
29:34   And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the  morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because  it is holy.
29:35   And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I  have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
29:36   And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and thou  shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt  anoint it, to sanctify it.
29:37   Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall  be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
29:38   Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year  day by day continually.
29:39   The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer  at even:
29:40   And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin  of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
29:41   And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the  meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a  sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
29:42   This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of  the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to  speak there unto thee.
29:43   And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be  sanctified by my glory.
29:44   And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify  also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office.
29:45   And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
29:46   And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of  the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.


Leviticus 1 (King James Version)

1:1   And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the  congregation, saying,
1:2   Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an  offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd,  and of the flock.
1:3   If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish:  he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the  congregation before the LORD.
1:4   And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be  accepted for him to make atonement for him.
1:5   And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall  bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door  of the tabernacle of the congregation.
1:6   And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.
1:7   And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in  order upon the fire:
1:8   And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon  the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
1:9   But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the  altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the  LORD.
1:10   And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt  sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.
1:11   And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD: and the  priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
1:12   And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay  them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
1:13   But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all,  and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet  savour unto the LORD.
1:14   And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall  bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.
1:15   And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the  altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:
1:16   And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, F1 and cast it beside the altar on  the east part, by the place of the ashes:
1:17   And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the  priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt  sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.


Leviticus 2 (King James Version)

2:1   And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine  flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
2:2   And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his  handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof;  and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by  fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
2:3   And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most  holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
2:4   And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be  unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with  oil.
2:5   And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour  unleavened, mingled with oil.
2:6   Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
2:7   And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of  fine flour with oil.
2:8   And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD:  and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
2:9   And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it  upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
2:10   And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing  most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
2:11   No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for  ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
2:12   As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they  shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
2:13   And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou  suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with  all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
2:14   And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer  for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn  beaten out of full ears.
2:15   And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
2:16   And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part  of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto  the LORD.


Leviticus 3 (King James Version)

3:1   And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether  it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.
3:2   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the  tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood  upon the altar round about.
3:3   And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire  unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the  inwards,
3:4   And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul  F5 above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
3:5   And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the  wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the  LORD.
3:6   And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD be of the flock;  male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
3:7   If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the LORD.
3:8   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the  tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof  round about upon the altar.
3:9   And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire  unto the LORD; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the  backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the  inwards,
3:10   And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the  caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
3:11   And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire  unto the LORD.
3:12   And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD.
3:13   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the  congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar  round about.
3:14   And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the  LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
3:15   And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the  caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
3:16   And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by  fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.
3:17   It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that  ye eat neither fat nor blood.


Leviticus 4 (King James Version)

4:1   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
4:2   Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against  any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be  done, and shall do against any of them:
4:3   If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him  bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the  LORD for a sin offering.
4:4   And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation  before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock  before the LORD.
4:5   And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the  tabernacle of the congregation:
4:6   And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times  before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.
4:7   And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet  incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall  pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering,  which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4:8   And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that  covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
4:9   And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the  caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away,
4:10   As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest  shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.
4:11   And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his  inwards, and his dung,
4:12   Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without F6 the camp unto a clean place,  where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes  are poured out shall he be burnt.
4:13   And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid  from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the  commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are  guilty;
4:14   When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall  offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the  congregation.
4:15   And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock  before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.
4:16   And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood to the tabernacle of  the congregation:
4:17   And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times  before the LORD, even before the vail.
4:18   And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before the  LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood  at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle  of the congregation.
4:19   And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.
4:20   And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall  he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be  forgiven them.
4:21   And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the  first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation.
4:22   When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the  commandments of the LORD his God concerning things which should not be done,  and is guilty;
4:23   Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his  offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:
4:24   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where  they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.
4:25   And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it  upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.
4:26   And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace  offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it  shall be forgiven him.
4:27   And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth  somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which  ought not to be done, and be guilty;
4:28   Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his  offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath  sinned.
4:29   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering  in the place of the burnt offering.
4:30   And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the  horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the  bottom of the altar.
4:31   And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the  sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall  be forgiven him.
4:32   And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.
4:33   And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin  offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.
4:34   And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it  upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof  at the bottom of the altar:
4:35   And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from  the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar,  according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an  atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.


Leviticus 5 (King James Version)

5:1   And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath  seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
5:2   Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a  carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be  hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
5:3   Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall  be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be  guilty.
5:4   Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be  that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of  it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
5:5   And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess  that he hath sinned in that thing:
5:6   And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath  sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and  the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
5:7   And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he  hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
5:8   And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin  offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:
5:9   And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and  the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
5:10   And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner:  and  the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it  shall be forgiven him.
5:11   But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that  sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin  offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon:  for it is a sin offering.
5:12   Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a  memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire  unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.
5:13   And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath  sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the  priest's, as a meat offering.
5:14   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
5:15   If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the  LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out  of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary,  for a trespass offering:
5:16   And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall  add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an  atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
5:17   And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by  the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear  his iniquity.
5:18   And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a  trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him  concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven  him.
5:19   It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD.


Leviticus 6 (King James Version)

6:1   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6:2   If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in  that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by  violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
6:3   Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in  any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
6:4   Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which  he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which  was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
6:5   Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal,  and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it  appertaineth, in the day F10 of his trespass offering.
6:6   And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of  the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:
6:7   And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be  forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.
6:8   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6:9   Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the  burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and  the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
6:10   And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put  upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt  offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
6:11   And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the  ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
6:12   And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest  shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and  he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
6:13   The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
6:14   And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the  LORD, before the altar.
6:15   And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil  thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it  upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.
6:16   And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall  it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they  shall eat it.
6:17   It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my  offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass  offering.
6:18   All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever  in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one  that toucheth them shall be holy.
6:19   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6:20   This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD  in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat  offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
6:21   In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the  baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
6:22   And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for  ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.
6:23   For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.
6:24   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6:25   Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the  place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the  LORD: it is most holy.
6:26   The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the  court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6:27   Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of  the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in  the holy place.
6:28   But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a  brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
6:29   All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
6:30   And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the  congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in  the fire.


Leviticus 7 (King James Version)

7:1   Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
7:2   In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and  the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
7:3   And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the  inwards,
7:4   And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul  that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
7:5   And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the  LORD: it is a trespass offering.
7:6   Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is  most holy.
7:7   As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest  that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.
7:8   And the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to  himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
7:9   And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the  fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest's that offereth it.
7:10   And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have,  one as much as another.
7:11   And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the  LORD.
7:12   If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving  unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
7:13   Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of  thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
7:14   And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the  LORD, and it shall be the priest's that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.
7:15   And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten  the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
7:16   But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten  the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it  shall be eaten:
7:17   But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with  fire.
7:18   And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the  third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it:  it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
7:19   And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with  fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
7:20   But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain  unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from  his people.
7:21   Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or  any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the  sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut  off from his people.
7:22   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
7:23   Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of  sheep, or of goat.
7:24   And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts,  F12 may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
7:25   For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by  fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people.
7:26   Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of  your dwellings.
7:27   Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off  from his people.
7:28   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
7:29   Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace  offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of  his peace offerings.
7:30   His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the  breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the  LORD.
7:31   And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his  sons'.
7:32   And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the  sacrifices of your peace offerings.
7:33   He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the  fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.
7:34   For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from  off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest  and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.
7:35   This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of  the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to  minister unto the LORD in the priest's office;
7:36   Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day  that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
7:37   This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and  of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace  offerings;
7:38   Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded  the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of  Sinai.


Numbers 15 (King James Version)

15:1   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
15:2   Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the  land of your habitations, which I give unto you,
15:3   And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in  performing F35 a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a  sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock:
15:4   Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a meat offering of a  tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.
15:5   And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with  the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.
15:6   Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenth deals of flour  mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.
15:7   And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a  sweet savour unto the LORD.
15:8   And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in  performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the LORD:
15:9   Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour  mingled with half an hin of oil.
15:10   And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made  by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
15:11   Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.
15:12   According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one  according to their number.
15:13   All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering  an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
15:14   And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your  generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the  LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.
15:15   One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger  that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so  shall the stranger be before the LORD.
15:16   One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with  you.
15:17   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
15:18   Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land  whither I bring you,
15:19   Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an  heave offering unto the LORD.
15:20   Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do  the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.
15:21   Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your  generations.
15:22   And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD  hath spoken unto Moses,
15:23   Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day  that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;
15:24   Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the  congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt  offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink  offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.
15:25   And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of  Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their  offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the  LORD, for their ignorance:
15:26   And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the  stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.
15:27   And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first  year for a sin offering.
15:28   And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when  he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it  shall be forgiven him.
15:29   Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that  is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among  them.
15:30   But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land,  or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from  among his people.
15:31   Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his  commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
15:32   And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that  gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
15:33   And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and  unto all the congregation.
15:34   And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
15:35   And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the  congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
15:36   And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with  stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
15:37   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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 the borders a ribband of blue:
15:39   And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all  the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own  heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
15:40   That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your  God.
15:41   I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your  God: I am the LORD your God.



NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew  8:1-4 (King James Version)
    Alternate translation below

8:1   When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
8:2   And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
8:3   And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:4   And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.


Matthew  8:1-4 (Good News Bible)
    Alternate translation above

8:1   When Jesus came down from the hill, large crowds followed him.
8:2   Then a man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to him, knelt down before him, and said, "Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean."
8:3   Jesus reached out and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!" At once the man was healed of his disease.
8:4   Then Jesus said to him, "Listen! Don't tell anyone, but go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then in order to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice that Moses ordered."


Mark 1:35-44 (Good News Bible)

1:35   Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house.  He went out of town to a lonely place, where he prayed.
1:36   But Simon and his companions went out searching for him,
1:37   and when they found him, they said, "Everyone is looking for you."
1:38   But Jesus answered, "We must go on to the other villages around here. I have to preach in them also, because that is why I came."
1:39   So he traveled all over Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and driving out demons.
1:40   A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. "If you want to," he said, "you can make me clean."
1:41   Jesus was filled with pity, and reached out and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!"
1:42   At once the disease left the man, and he was clean.
1:43   Then Jesus spoke sternly to him and sent him away at once,
1:44   after saying to him, "Listen, don't tell anyone about this. But go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then in order to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice that Moses ordered."


Luke 2:20-24 (King James Version)

2:20   And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they  had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2:21   And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name  was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the  womb.
2:22   And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were  accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
2:23   (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be  called holy to the Lord;)
2:24   And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair  of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.


Acts 14:1-20 (Good News Bible)

14:8   In Lystra there was a crippled man who had been lame from birth and had never been able to walk.
14:9   He sat there and listened to Paul's words. Paul saw that he believed and could be healed, so he looked straight at him
14:10   and said in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" The man jumped up and started walking around.
14:11   When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they started shouting in their own Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"
14:12   They gave Barnabas the name Zeus, and Paul the name Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
14:13   The priest of the god Zeus, whose temple stood just outside the town, brought bulls and flowers to the gate, for he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifice to the apostles.
14:14   When Barnabas and Paul heard what they were about to do, they tore their clothes and ran into the middle of the crowd, shouting,
14:15   "Why are you doing this? We ourselves are only human beings like you! We are here to announce the Good News, to turn you away from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven, earth, sea, and all that is in them.
14:16   In the past he allowed all people to go their own way.
14:17   But he has always given evidence of his existence by the good things he does: he gives you rain from heaven and crops at the right times; he gives you food and fills your hearts with happiness."
14:18   Even with these words the apostles could hardly keep the crowd from offering a sacrifice to them.


Romans 12:1-10 (Good News Bible)

12:1   So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer.
12:2   Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of Godówhat is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.
12:3   And because of God's gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you.
12:4   We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions.
12:5   In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.
12:6   So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God's message, we should do it according to the faith that we have;
12:7   if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach;
12:8   if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.
12:9   Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.
12:10   Love one another warmly as Christians, and be eager to show respect for one another.


Ephesians 5:1-10 (Good News Bible)

5:1   Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.
5:2   Your life must be controlled by love, just as Christ loved us and gave his life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice that pleases God.


Philippians 2:10-22 (King James Version (Authorized))

2:10   That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
2:11   And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2:12   Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
2:13   For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
2:14   Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
2:15   That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2:16   Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
2:17   Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.


Hebrews 9:1-17 (Good News Bible)

9:1   The first covenant had rules for worship and a place made for worship as well.
9:2   A tent was put up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place. In it were the lampstand and the table with the bread offered to God.
9:3   Behind the second curtain was the tent called the Most Holy Place.
9:4   In it were the gold altar for the burning of incense and the Covenant Box all covered with gold and containing the gold jar with the manna in it, Aaron's stick that had sprouted leaves, and the two stone tablets with the commandments written on them.
9:5   Above the Box were the winged creatures representing God's presence, with their wings spread over the place where sins were forgiven. But now is not the time to explain everything in detail.
9:6   This is how those things have been arranged. The priests go into the outer tent every day to perform their duties,
9:7   but only the high priest goes into the inner tent, and he does so only once a year. He takes with him blood which he offers to God on behalf of himself and for the sins
which the people have committed without knowing they were sinning.
9:8   The Holy Spirit clearly teaches from all these arrangements that the way into the Most Holy Place has not yet been opened as long as the outer tent still stands.
9:9   This is a symbol which points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper's heart perfect,
9:10   since they have to do only with food, drink, and various purification ceremonies.  These are all outward rules, which apply only until the time when God will establish the new order.
9:11   But Christ has already come as the High Priest of the good things that are already here.  The tent in which he serves is greater and more perfect; it is not a tent made by human hands, that is, it is not a part of this created world.
9:12   When Christ went through the tent and entered once and for all into the Most Holy Place, he did not take the blood of goats and bulls to offer as a sacrifice; rather, he took his own blood and obtained eternal salvation for us.
9:13   The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a burnt calf are sprinkled on the people who are ritually unclean, and this purifies them by taking away their ritual impurity.
9:14   Since this is true, how much more is accomplished by the blood of Christ! Through the eternal Spirit he offered himself as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will purify our consciences from useless rituals, so that we may serve the living God.
9:15   For this reason Christ is the one who arranges a new covenant, so that those who have been called by God may receive the eternal blessings that God has promised. This can be done because there has been a death which sets people free from the wrongs they did while the first covenant was in effect.
9:16   In the case of a will it is necessary to prove that the person who made it has died,
9:17   for a will means nothing while the person who made it is alive; it goes into effect only after his death.
9:18   That is why even the first covenant went into effect only with the use of blood.
9:19   First, Moses proclaimed to the people all the commandments as set forth in the Law.  Then he took the blood of bulls and goats, mixed it with water, and sprinkled it on the book of the Law and all the people, using a sprig of hyssop and some red wool.
9:20   He said, "This is the blood which seals the covenant that God has commanded you to obey."
9:21   In the same way Moses also sprinkled the blood on the Sacred Tent and over all the things used in worship.
9:22   Indeed, according to the Law almost everything is purified by blood, and sins are forgiven only if blood is poured out.
9:23   Those things, which are copies of the heavenly originals, had to be purified in that way. But the heavenly things themselves require much better sacrifices.
9:24   For Christ did not go into a Holy Place made by human hands, which was a copy of the real one. He went into heaven itself, where he now appears on our behalf in the presence of God.
9:25   The Jewish high priest goes into the Most Holy Place every year with the blood of an animal. But Christ did not go in to offer himself many times,
9:26   for then he would have had to suffer many times ever since the creation of the world.  Instead, now when all ages of time are nearing the end, he has appeared once and for all, to remove sin through the sacrifice of himself.
9:27   Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.
9:28   In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear  a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.


Hebrews 10 (King James Version)
    Alternate translation below

10:1   For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
10:2   For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
10:3   But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
10:4   For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
10:5   Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
10:6   In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
10:7   Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
10:8   Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
10:9   Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10:10   By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
10:11   And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
10:12   But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
10:13   From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
10:14   For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
10:15   Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
10:16   This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
10:17   And their F32 sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
10:18   Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
10:19   Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
10:20   By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
10:21   And having an high priest over the house of God;
10:22   Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
10:23   Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
10:24   And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
10:25   Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
10:26   For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
10:27   But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
10:28   He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
10:29   Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
10:30   For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
10:31   It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
10:32   But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
10:33   Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
10:34   For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
10:35   Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
10:36   For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
10:37   For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
10:38   Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39   But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.


Hebrews 10  (Good News Bible)
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10:1   The Jewish Law is not a full and faithful model of the real things; it is only a faint outline of the good things to come. The same sacrifices are offered forever, year after year. How can the Law, then, by means of these sacrifices make perfect the
people who come to God?
10:2   If the people worshiping God had really been purified from their sins, they would not feel guilty of sin any more, and all sacrifices would stop.
10:3   As it is, however, the sacrifices serve year after year to remind people of their sins.
10:4   For the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins.
10:5   For this reason, when Christ was about to come into the world, he said to God: "You do not want sacrifices and offerings, but you have prepared a body for me.
10:6   You are not pleased with animals burned whole on the altar or with sacrifices to take away sins.
10:7   Then I said, "Here I am, to do your will, O God, just as it is written of me in the book of the Law.' "
10:8   First he said, "You neither want nor are you pleased with sacrifices and offerings or with animals burned on the altar and the sacrifices to take away sins." He said this even though all these sacrifices are offered according to the Law.
10:9   Then he said, "Here I am, O God, to do your will." So God does away with all the old sacrifices and puts the sacrifice of Christ in their place.
10:10   Because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do, we are all purified from sin by the offering that he made of his own body once and for all.
10:11   Every Jewish priest performs his services every day and offers the same sacrifices many times; but these sacrifices can never take away sins.
10:12   Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God.
10:13   There he now waits until God puts his enemies as a footstool under his feet.
10:14   With one sacrifice, then, he has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin.
10:15   And the Holy Spirit also gives us his witness. First he says,
10:16   "This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds."
10:17   And then he says, "I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer."
10:18   So when these have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed.
10:19   We have, then, my friends, complete freedom to go into the Most Holy Place by means of the death of Jesus.
10:20   He opened for us a new way, a living way, through the curtainóthat is, through his own body.
10:21   We have a great priest in charge of the house of God.
10:22   So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.
10:23   Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep his promise.
10:24   Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.
10:25   Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.
10:26   For there is no longer any sacrifice that will take away sins if we purposely go on sinning after the truth has been made known to us.
10:27   Instead, all that is left is to wait in fear for the coming Judgment and the fierce fire which will destroy those who oppose God!
10:28   Anyone who disobeys the Law of Moses is put to death without any mercy when judged guilty from the evidence of two or more witnesses.
10:29   What, then, of those who despise the Son of God? who treat as a cheap thing the blood of God's covenant which purified them from sin? who insult the Spirit of
grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment they will deserve!
10:30   For we know who said, "I will take revenge, I will repay"; and who also said, "The Lord will judge his people."
10:31   It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
10:32   Remember how it was with you in the past. In those days, after God's light had shone on you, you suffered many things, yet were not defeated by the struggle.
10:33   You were at times publicly insulted and mistreated, and at other times you were ready to join those who were being treated in this way.
10:34   You shared the sufferings of prisoners, and when all your belongings were seized, you endured your loss gladly, because you knew that you still possessed something much better, which would last forever.
10:35   Do not lose your courage, then, because it brings with it a great reward.
10:36   You need to be patient, in order to do the will of God and receive what he promises.
10:37   For, as the scripture says, "Just a little while longer, and he who is coming will come; he will not delay.
10:38   My righteous people, however, will believe and live; but if any of them turns back, I will not be pleased with them."
10:39   We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we have faith and are saved.


1 Peter 1:1-25 (Good News Bible)

1:1   From Peter, apostle of Jesus Christó To God's chosen people who live as refugees scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
1:2   You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure.
1:3   Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great mercy he gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope,
1:4   and so we look forward to possessing the rich blessings that God keeps for his people. He keeps them for you in heaven, where they cannot decay or spoil or fade away.
1:5   They are for you, who through faith are kept safe by God's power for the salvation which is ready to be revealed at the end of time.
1:6   Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer.
1:7   Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure. Then you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1:8   You love him, although you have not seen him, and you believe in him, although you do not now see him. So you rejoice with a great and glorious joy which words cannot express,
1:9   because you are receiving the salvation of your souls, which is the purpose of your faith in him.
1:10   It was concerning this salvation that the prophets made careful search and investigation, and they prophesied about this gift which God would give you.
1:11   They tried to find out when the time would be and how it would come. This was the time to which Christ's Spirit in them was pointing, in predicting the sufferings that Christ would have to endure and the glory that would follow.
1:12   God revealed to these prophets that their work was not for their own benefit, but for yours, as they spoke about those things which you have now heard from the messengers who announced the Good News by the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. These are things which even the angels would like to understand.
1:13   So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1:14   Be obedient to God, and do not allow your lives to be shaped by those desires you had when you were still ignorant.
1:15   Instead, be holy in all that you do, just as God who called you is holy.
1:16   The scripture says, "Be holy because I am holy."
1:17   You call him Father, when you pray to God, who judges all people by the same standard, according to what each one has done; so then, spend the rest of your lives here on earth in reverence for him.
1:18   For you know what was paid to set you free from the worthless manner of life handed down by your ancestors. It was not something that can be destroyed, such as silver or gold;
1:19   it was the costly sacrifice of Christ, who was like a lamb without defect or flaw.
1:20   He had been chosen by God before the creation of the world and was revealed in these last days for your sake.
1:21   Through him you believe in God, who raised him from death and gave him glory; and so your faith and hope are fixed on God.
1:22   Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart.
1:23   For through the living and eternal word of God you have been born again as the children of a parent who is immortal, not mortal.
1:24   As the scripture says, "All human beings are like grass, and all their glory is like wild flowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall,
1:25   but the word of the Lord remains forever." This word is the Good News that was proclaimed to you.

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