NASB — Numbers 15 — KJV

Laws for Canaan

1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2aSpeak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land Iwhere you are to live, which I am giving you, 3 then make aan offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to Ibfulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your cappointed times, to make a dsoothing aroma to the LORD, from the herd or from the flock. 4 aThe one who presents his offering shall present to the LORD a grain offering of one-tenth [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a Ihin of oil, 5 and you shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one-fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for aeach lamb. 6 Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil; 7 and for the drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a soothing aroma to the LORD. 8 When you prepare aa bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to Ifulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD, 9 then you shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil; 10 and you shall offer as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.

[2] ILit of your dwellings aLv 23:10
[3] IOr make a special votive offering aLv 1:2, 3 bLv 22:21 cLv 23:1-44 dGn 8:21; 2Co 2:15, 16; Php 4:18
[4] II.e. Approx one gal., and so through v 10 aNu 28:1-29:40
[5] aLv 1:10; 3:6; Nu 15:11
[8] IOr make a special votive offering aLv 1:3; 3:1

11 ¶ ‘Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the goats. 12 According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number. 13 All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD.

Law of the Sojourner

14 If an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he [wishes to] make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, just as you do so he shall do. 15 [As for] the assembly, there shall be aone statute for you and for the alien who sojourns [with you], a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the LORD. 16 There is to be aone law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.’”

[15] aNu 9:14; 15:29
[16] aLv 24:22

17 ¶ Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land where I bring you, 19 then it shall be, that when you eat of the Iafood of the land, you shall lift up IIan offering to the LORD. 20 aOf the first of your Idough you shall lift up a cake as an IIoffering; as bthe IIoffering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up. 21 From the first of your Idough you shall give to the LORD an IIoffering throughout your generations.

[19] ILit bread IIOr a heave offering aJsh 5:11, 12
[20] IOr coarse meal IIOr heave offering aEx 34:26; Lv 23:14 bDt 14:22, 23; 16:13
[21] IOr coarse meal IIOr offering lifted up

22 ¶ ‘But when you aunwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses, 23 [even] all that the LORD has commanded you Ithrough Moses, from the day when the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations, 24 then it shall be, if it is done aunintentionally, Iwithout the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, bwith its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering. 25 Then athe priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error. 26 So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for [it happened] to all the people through aerror.

[22] aLv 4:2
[23] ILit by the hand of
[24] ILit from the eyes of the congregation aLv 4:2, 22, 27; 5:15, 18 bNu 15:8-10
[25] aLv 4:20; He 2:17
[26] aNu 15:24

27 ¶ ‘Also if one person sins aunintentionally, then he shall offer a one year old female goat for a sin offering. 28 aThe priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who goes astray when he sins unintentionally, making atonement for him Ithat he may be forgiven. 29 You shall have one law for him who does [anything] unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. 30 But the person who does [anything] adefiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has adespised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; bhis Iguilt [will be] on him.’”

[27] aLv 4:27-31; Lk 12:48
[28] IOr and he shall aLv 4:35
[30] aNu 14:40-44; Dt 1:43; 17:12, 13
[31] IOr iniquity a2S 12:9; Pv 13:13 bEzk 18:20

Sabbath-breaking Punished

32 ¶ Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man agathering wood on the sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; 34 and they put him in Icustody abecause it had not been IIdeclared what should be done to him. 35 Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; aall the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him Ito death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

[32] aEx 31:14, 15; 35:2, 3
[34] IOr prison IILit declared distinctly aNu 9:8
[35] aLv 20:2, 27; 24:14-23; Dt 21:21
[36] ILit with stones and he died

37 ¶ The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves atassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 It shall be a tassel for you Ito look at and aremember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not IIfollow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and abe holy to your God. 41 I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God.”

[38] aDt 22:12; Mt 23:5
[39] ILit and you shall look at it IILit seek aDt 4:23; 6:12; 8:11, 14, 19
[40] aLv 11:44, 45


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The law of the meat offering and the drink offering.

1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 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, 3 And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing 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: 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. 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. 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. 7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third [part] of an hin of wine, [for] a sweet savour unto the LORD. 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: 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil. 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. 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. 12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number. 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.

[1] Dt 1:46.
[2] Lv 14:34; 23:10; 25:2; Nu 15:18; Dt 7:1; 12:1, 9.
[3] Gn 8:21; 15:9; Ex 29:18, 25, 41; Lv 1:1, 2, 9, 13, 17; 7:16; 10:13; 22:18, 21, 23; 23:8, 12, 36; 27:2; Nu 28:16, 27; 29:1, 8, 13; Dt 12:6, 11, 17; 16:1, 10; Mt 3:17; Ep 5:2; Php 4:18.
[4] Ex 29:40; Lv 2:1, 15; 6:14; 7:9; 14:10; 23:13; Nu 28:5; Jg 9:9; Is 66:20; Ezk 46:14; Mal 1:11; Ro 15:16; He 13:16.
[5] Nu 28:7, 14; Jg 9:13; Ps 116:13; So 1:4; Zc 9:17; Mt 26:28; Php 2:17; 2Ti 4:6.
[6] Nu 15:4; 28:12.
[8] Lv 3:1; 7:11.
[9] Lv 6:14; 7:37; 14:10; Nu 28:12, 14; 29:6; 1Ch 21:23; Ne 10:33; Ezk 42:13; 46:5, 7, 11, 15; Jol 1:9; 2:14.
[10] Nu 6:15; 15:5.
[11] Nu 15:28.

The stranger is under the same law.

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 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. 16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

[15] Ex 12:14, 24, 43, 49; Lv 24:22; Nu 9:14; 10:8; 15:29; 18:8; 1S 30:25; Ga 3:28; Ep 2:11; Col 3:11.

The law of the first of the dough for an heave offering.

17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you, 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. 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. 21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.

[18] Nu 15:2; Dt 26:1.
[19] Jsh 5:11.
[20] Ex 23:19; Lv 2:14; 23:16, 20; Nu 18:12; Dt 26:2; Ne 10:37; Pv 3:9; Ezk 44:30; Mt 6:33; Ro 11:16; 1Co 15:20; Jm 1:18; Rv 14:4.
[21] Ex 29:28; Nu 18:26.

The sacrifice for sin of ignorance.

22 ¶ And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses, 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; 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. 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: 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.

[22] Lv 4:1, 2, 13, 22, 27; 5:13, 15; Ps 19:12; Lk 12:48.
[24] Lv 4:13, 14, 23; Nu 15:8; 28:15; 2Ch 29:21; Ezr 6:17; 8:35.
[25] Lv 4:20, 26; Lk 23:34; Ac 13:39; Ro 3:25; 1Jn 2:2.

27 ¶ And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 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.

[27] Lv 4:27; Ac 3:17; 17:30; 1Ti 1:13.
[28] Lv 4:35.

The stranger is under the same law.

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.

[29] Lv 16:29; 17:15; Nu 9:14; 15:15; Ro 3:29.

The punishment of presumption.

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. 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.

[30] Gn 17:14; Ex 21:14; Lv 20:3, 6, 10; Nu 9:13; 14:44; Dt 1:43; 17:12; 29:19; Ps 19:13; 69:9; 74:18, 22; 79:12; 89:51; Pv 14:31; Is 37:23; Mt 12:32; He 10:26, 29; 2P 2:10.
[31] Lv 5:1; 26:15, 43; 2S 12:9; Ps 38:4; 119:126; Pv 13:13; Is 30:12; 53:6; Ezk 18:20; 1Th 4:8; He 10:28; 1P 2:24; 2P 2:21.

He that violated the Sabbath is stoned.

32 ¶ And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. 33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him. 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. 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

[32] Ex 16:23, 27; 20:8; 35:2.
[33] Jn 8:3.
[34] Lv 24:12.
[35] Ex 31:14; Lv 24:14, 23; 1K 21:13; Ac 7:58; He 13:11.
[36] Jsh 7:25.

The law of fringes.

37 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 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: 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: 40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. 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.

[38] Nu 15:39; Dt 22:12; Mt 9:20; 23:5; Lk 8:44.
[39] Ex 13:9; 34:15; Dt 6:6; 11:18, 28; 29:19; Jb 31:7; Ps 73:27; 106:39; Pv 3:1; 28:26; Ec 11:9; Jr 9:14; Ezk 6:9; Ho 2:2; Jm 4:4.
[40] Lv 11:44; 19:2; Ro 12:1; Ep 1:4; Col 1:2; 1Th 4:7; 1P 1:15.
[41] Lv 22:33; 25:38; Ps 105:45; Jr 31:31; 32:37; Ezk 36:25; He 11:16; 1P 2:9.


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