Expanded Second Book of Laws

5:1 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

5:2 “Command the children of Zion that they put out of the camp every leper, and everyone who has an issue, and whoever is unclean by the dead.

5:3 Both you shall put male and female outside of the camp; that they not defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell.”

5:4 The children of Zion did so, and put them out outside of the camp; as The Divine spoke to The Prophet, so did the children of Zion.

5:5 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

5:6 “Speak to the children of Zion: ‘When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against The Divine, and that soul is guilty;

5:7 then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.

5:8 But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to The Divine shall be the priest’s; besides the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him.

5:9 Every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Zion, which they present to the priest, shall be his.

5:10 Every man’s holy things shall be his: whatever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.'”

5:11 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

5:12 “Speak to the children of Zion, and tell them: ‘If any man’s wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him,

5:13 and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and is kept close, and she is defiled, and there is no witness against her, and she isn’t taken in the act;

5:14 and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn’t defiled:

5:15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory.

5:16 The priest shall bring her near, and set her before The Divine;

5:17 and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.

5:18 The priest shall set the woman before The Divine, and let the hair of the woman’s head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse.

5:19 The priest shall cause her to swear, and shall tell the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you haven’t gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse.

5:20 But if you have gone astray, being under your husband, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband:”

5:21 then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall tell the woman, “The Divine make you a curse and an oath among your people, when The Divine allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell;

5:22 and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away.” The woman shall say, “Amen, Amen.”

5:23 “‘The priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness.

5:24 He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

5:25 The priest shall take the meal offering of jealousy out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the meal offering before The Divine, and bring it to the altar.

5:26 The priest shall take a handful of the meal offering, as its memorial, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water.

5:27 When he has made her drink the water, then it shall happen, if she is defiled, and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse will enter into her and become bitter, and her body will swell, and her thigh will fall away: and the woman will be a curse among her people.

5:28 If the woman isn’t defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

5:29 “‘This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled;

5:30 or when the spirit of jealousy comes on a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then he shall set the woman before The Divine, and the priest shall execute on her all this law.

5:31 The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.'”

 

15:1 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

15:2 “Speak to the children of Zion, and tell them, ‘When you have come into the land of your habitations, which I give to you,

15:3 and will make an offering by fire to The Divine, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill offering, or in your set feasts, to make a pleasant aroma to The Divine, of the herd, or of the flock;

15:4 then he who offers his offering shall offer to The Divine a meal offering of a tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with the fourth part of a hin of oil:

15:5 and wine for the drink offering, the fourth part of a hin, you shall prepare with the burnt offering, or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.

15:6 “‘Or for a ram, you shall prepare for a meal offering two tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with the third part of a hin of oil:

15:7 and for the drink offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a pleasant aroma to The Divine.

15:8 When you prepare a bull for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace offerings to The Divine;

15:9 then shall he offer with the bull a meal offering of three tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil:

15:10 and you shall offer for the drink offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to The Divine.

15:11 Thus shall it be done for each bull, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the young goats.

15:12 According to the number that you shall prepare, so you shall do to everyone according to their number.

15:13 “‘All who are native-born shall do these things in this way, in offering an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to The Divine.

15:14 If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you, or whoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to The Divine; as you do, so he shall do.

15:15 For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner [with you], a statute forever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the foreigner be before The Divine.

15:16 One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner with you.'”

15:17 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

15:18 “Speak to the children of Zion, and tell them, ‘When you come into the land where I bring you,

15:19 then it shall be that when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a wave offering to The Divine.

15:20 Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a wave offering: as the wave offering of the threshing floor, so you shall heave it.

15:21 Of the first of your dough you shall give to The Divine a wave offering throughout your generations.

15:22 “‘When you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which The Divine has spoken to The Prophet,

15:23 even all that The Divine has commanded you by The Prophet, from the day that The Divine gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations;

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 bull for a burnt offering, for a pleasant aroma to The Divine, with the meal offering of it, and the drink offering of it, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.

15:25 The priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Zion, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering made by fire to The Divine, and their sin offering before The Divine, for their error:

15:26 and all the congregation of the children of Zion shall be forgiven, and the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly.

15:27 “‘If one person sins unwittingly, then he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering.

15:28 The priest shall make atonement for the soul who errs, when he sins unwittingly, before The Divine, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven.

15:29 You shall have one law for him who does anything unwittingly, for him who is native-born among the children of Zion, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them.

15:30 “‘But the soul who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native-born or a foreigner, the same blasphemes The Divine; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15:31 Because he has despised the word of The Divine, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'”

15:32 While the children of Zion were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

15:33 Those who found him gathering sticks brought him to The Prophet and The Priest, and to all the congregation.

15:34 They put him in custody, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

15:35 The Divine said to The Prophet, “The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside of the camp.”

15:36 All the congregation brought him outside of the camp, and stoned him to death with stones; as The Divine commanded The Prophet.

15:37 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

15:38 “Speak to the children of Zion, and tell them that they should make themselves fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the fringe of each border a cord of blue:

15:39 and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of The Divine, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;

15:40 that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.

15:41 I am The Divine your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am The Divine your God.”

 

17:1 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

17:2 “Speak to the children of Zion, and take of them rods, one for each fathers’ house, of all their princes according to their fathers’ houses, twelve rods: write every man’s name on his rod.

17:3 You shall write The Priest’s name on the rod of The Bishop; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers’ houses.

17:4 You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.

17:5 It shall happen, 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 Zion, which they murmur against you.”

17:6 The Prophet spoke to the children of Zion; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of The Priest was among their rods.

17:7 The Prophet laid up the rods before The Divine in the tent of the testimony.

17:8 It happened on the next day, that The Prophet went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of The Priest for the house of The Bishop was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

17:9 The Prophet brought out all the rods from before The Divine to all the children of Zion: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

17:10 The Divine said to The Prophet, “Put back the rod of The Priest before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they not die.”

17:11 The Prophet did so. As The Divine commanded him, so he did.

17:12 The children of Zion spoke to The Prophet, saying, “Behold, we perish! We are undone! We are all undone!

17:13 Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of The Divine, dies! Will we all perish?”

 

18:1 The Divine said to The Priest, “You and your sons and your fathers’ house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

18:2 Your brothers also, the tribe of The Bishop, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.

18:3 They shall keep your commands, and the duty of all the Tent: only they shall not come near to the vessels of the sanctuary and to the altar, that they not die, neither they, nor you.

18:4 They shall be joined to you, and keep the responsibility of the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come near to you.

18:5 “You shall perform the duty of the sanctuary, and the duty of the altar; that there be wrath no more on the children of Zion.

18:6 I, behold, I have taken your brothers the The Priesthood from among the children of Zion: to you they are a gift, given to The Divine, to do the service of the Tent of Meeting.

18:7 You and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”

18:8 The Divine spoke to The Priest, “I, behold, I have given you the command of my wave offerings, even all the holy things of the children of Zion; to you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion forever.

18:9 This shall be yours of the most holy things, [reserved] from the fire: every offering of theirs, even every meal offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.

18:10 You shall eat of it like the most holy things. Every male shall eat of it. It shall be holy to you.

18:11 “This is yours, too: the wave offering of their gift, even all the wave offerings of the children of Zion. I have given them to you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, as a portion forever. Everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

18:12 “All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the firstfruits of them which they give to The Divine, to you have I given them.

18:13 The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to The Divine, shall be yours; everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

18:14 “Everything devoted in Zion shall be yours.

18:15 Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer to The Divine, both of man and animal shall be yours: nevertheless you shall surely redeem the firstborn of man, and you shall redeem the firstborn of unclean animals.

18:16 You shall redeem those who are to be redeemed of them from a month old, according to your estimation, for five shekels of money, after the shekel of the sanctuary (the same is twenty gerahs).

18:17 “But you shall not redeem the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat. They are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to The Divine.

18:18 Their flesh shall be yours, as the wave offering breast and as the right thigh, it shall be yours.

18:19 All the wave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Zion offer to The Divine, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion forever: it is a covenant of salt forever before The Divine to you and to your seed with you.”

18:20 The Divine said to The Priest, “You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Zion.

18:21 “To the children of The Bishop, behold, I have given all the tithe in Zion for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the Tent of Meeting.

18:22 Henceforth the children of Zion shall not come near the Tent of Meeting, lest they bear sin, and die.

18:23 But the The Priesthood shall do the service of the Tent of Meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations; and among the children of Zion they shall have no inheritance.

18:24 For the tithe of the children of Zion, which they offer as a wave offering to The Divine, I have given to the The Priesthood for an inheritance: therefore I have said to them, ‘Among the children of Zion they shall have no inheritance.'”

18:25 The Divine spoke to The Prophet, saying,

18:26 “Moreover you shall speak to the The Priesthood, and tell them, ‘When you take of the children of Zion the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a wave offering of it for The Divine, a tithe of the tithe.

18:27 Your wave offering shall be reckoned to you, as though it were the grain of the threshing floor, and as the fullness of the winepress.

18:28 Thus you also shall offer a wave offering to The Divine of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Zion; and of it you shall give The Divine’s wave offering to The Priest the priest.

18:29 Out of all your gifts you shall offer every wave offering of The Divine, of all its best, even the holy part of it out of it.’

18:30 “Therefore you shall tell them, ‘When you heave its best from it, then it shall be reckoned to the The Priesthood as the increase of the threshing floor, and as the increase of the winepress.

18:31 You shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the Tent of Meeting.

18:32 You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Zion, that you not die.'”

 

19:1 The Divine spoke to The Prophet and to The Priest, saying,

19:2 “This is the statute of the law which The Divine has commanded: Speak to the children of Zion, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, in which is no blemish, [and] on which never came yoke.

19:3 You shall give her to Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth outside of the camp, and one shall kill her before his face:

19:4 and Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood toward the front of the Tent of Meeting seven times.

19:5 One shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

19:6 and the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

19:7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the evening.

19:8 He who burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the evening.

19:9 “A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside of the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Zion for a water for impurity: it is a sin offering.

19:10 He who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening: and it shall be to the children of Zion, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them, for a statute forever.

19:11 “He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

19:12 the same shall purify himself with water on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he doesn’t purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

19:13 Whoever touches a dead person, the body of a man who has died, and doesn’t purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of The Divine; and that soul shall be cut off from Zion: because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet on him.

19:14 “This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent, and everyone who is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

19:15 Every open vessel, which has no covering bound on it, is unclean.

19:16 “Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

19:17 “For the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

19:18 and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the persons who were there, and on him who touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave:

19:19 and the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at evening.

19:20 But the man who shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of The Divine: the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him; he is unclean.

19:21 It shall be a perpetual statute to them: and he who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.

19:22 “Whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until evening.”