JPS Audio Bible Weekly Portion

Excerpt #29-30


16 1The LORD spoke to Moses after 1he death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the LORD. 2The LORD said to Moses: Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come at will into the Shrine behind the curtain, in front of the cover that is upon the ark, lest he die; for I appear in the cloud over the cover. 3Thus only shall Aaron enter the Shrine: with a bull of the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.—4He shall be dressed in a sacral linen tunic, with linen breeches next to his flesh, and be girt with a linen sash, and he shall wear a linen turban. They are sacral vestments; he shall bathe his body in water and then put them on.—5And from the Israelite community he shall take two he-goats for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.


The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.
3 You shall each revere his mother and his father, and keep My sabbaths: I the LORD am your God.
4 Do not turn to idols or make molten gods for yourselves: I the LORD am your God.
5. When you sacrifice an offering of well-being to the LORD, sacrifice it so that it may be accepted on your behalf.

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