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Leviticus Poem

This is the entire book of Leviticus, put into a poem format. The divisions correspond to the sermons I preached on the Book of Leviticus and each poem was given at the end of those particular verses. The small dash in the middle of each poem is where the Bible text ends and my own ending poetry begins. I hope you will enjoy this poetic journey through Leviticus.

Be advised, this is NOT to be considered for doctrine and is not an attempt to change the word of God from its intent and meaning. Rather, it is a poem based on Leviticus, nothing more.

Leviticus 1:1-4

The Burnt Offering, Part I

Now the Lord called to Moses

Yes, He was relaying

And spoke to him

From the tabernacle of meeting, saying

Speak to the children of Israel

And say to them; let these words ring

When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord

You shall your offering bring

Of the livestock—

Of the herd and of the flock

If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd

Let him offer a male without blemish; according to this word

He shall offer it of his own free will

At the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord

Then he shall put his hand on the head

Of the burnt offering, this gesture he shall make

And it will be accepted

On his behalf for him to make atonement, for goodness sake

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Lord God, how exciting it is to start Leviticus the book

And to ponder on the treasure hidden there

As we continue, help our eyes to carefully look

For Jesus in each word; surely He is revealed there

And be pleased as we continue to live in accord with Your word

Holding fast to the grace which is found in Christ Jesus

All glory we give to You, through Jesus our Lord

How can we hold back when so much He has done for us!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 1:5-17

The Burnt Offering, Part II

He shall kill the bull before the Lord

And the priests, Aaron’s sons, next to do

Shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood

All around on the altar, as I am instructing you

That is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting

This task they shall be completing

And he shall skin the burnt offering

And cut it into its pieces

So shall they handle this proffering

The sons of Aaron the priest

Shall put fire on the altar

And lay the wood in order on the fire

In this they shall not falter

Then the priests, Aaron’s sons

Shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat also

In order on the wood

That is on the fire upon the altar; there it shall go

But he shall wash its entrails and its legs with water

And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice

An offering made by fire

A sweet aroma to the Lord, pleasing and nice

If his offering is of the flocks—

Of the sheep or of the goats—as a burnt sacrifice

He shall bring a male without blemish

Only this will suffice

He shall kill it on the north side

Of the altar before the Lord

And the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood

All around on the altar, according to this word

And he shall cut it into its pieces

With its head and its fat

And the priest shall lay them in order on the wood

That is on the fire upon the altar; where the fire is at

But he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water

Then the priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar

It is a burnt sacrifice,

An offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord

An offering both pleasing and nice

And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering

To the Lord is of birds

Then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or young pigeons

According to these words

The priest shall it to the altar bring

Wring off its head, and burn it on the altar

Its blood shall be drained out at the altar’s side

In these duties he shall not falter

And he shall remove its crop with its feathers

And cast it beside the altar on the east side

Into the place for ashes

To these instructions he shall abide

Then he shall split it at its wings

But shall not divide it completely

And the priest shall burn it on the altar

On the wood that is on the fire it shall burn sweetly

It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire

A sweet aroma to the Lord, such as I do require

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Lord God, in ourselves we are not acceptable to You

But You have made a way for it to come about

Through the offering of Your Son who is faithful and true

We can approach You without fear or doubt

Thank You for this great thing You have done

And we shall thank You even unto eternal days

Marvelous! Wonderful! Stupendous! is Jesus Christ Your Son

And so to You, through Him we shall offer eternal praise

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 2:1-16

The Grain Offering

When anyone offers a grain offering to the Lord

His offering of fine flour shall it be

And he shall pour oil on it

And put frankincense on it; so it shall smell sweetly

He shall bring it to Aaron’s sons, the priests

One of whom shall take from it

His handful of fine flour and oil

With all the frankincense, as to you I now submit

And the priest shall burn it

As a memorial on the altar, according to My word

An offering made by fire

A sweet aroma to the Lord

The rest of the grain offering shall be

Aaron’s and his sons’

It is most holy of the offerings to the Lord made by fire

Thus it is for them; they the only ones

And if you bring as an offering a grain offering

Baked in the oven, yes this type of toil

It shall be unleavened cakes

Of fine flour mixed with oil

Or unleavened wafers anointed with oil

For something baked, in this you shall toil

But if your offering is a grain offering baked in a pan

It shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mixed with oil

You shall break it in pieces and pour oil on it

It is a grain offering; such is the grain offering’s toil

If your offering is a grain offering baked in a covered pan

It shall be made of fine flour with oil

Thus you are to relay to them this plan

You shall bring the grain offering that is made

Of these things to the Lord

And when it is presented to the priest

He shall bring it to the altar, according to this word

Then the priest shall take

From the grain offering a memorial portion; now you have heard

And burn it on the altar

It is an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord

And what is left of the grain offering

Shall be Aaron’s and his sons’

It is most holy of the offerings to the Lord made by fire

It is for them; they are the only ones

No grain offering which you bring to the Lord

Shall be made with leaven according to this word

For you shall burn no leaven nor any honey

In any offering made by fire to the Lord

As for the offering of the firstfruits

You shall offer them to the Lord

But they shall not be burned on the altar

For a sweet aroma, with this you shall be in accord

And every offering of your grain offering

You shall season with salt; so shall you do

You shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God

To be lacking from your grain offering, as I now instruct to you

With all your offerings you shall offer salt

In adhering to this, you shall not be found in fault

If you offer a grain offering of your firstfruits to the Lord

You shall offer for the grain offering

Of your firstfruits green heads of grain

Roasted on the fire, grain beaten from full heads as a proffering

And you shall put oil on it

And lay frankincense on it

It is a grain offering

So to you these details I now submit

Then the priest shall burn the memorial portion

Part of its beaten grain and part of its oil, according to this word

With all the frankincense

As an offering made by fire to the Lord

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Time and time again, they came to do these things

Year after year they continued in this obligation

In anticipation of the One to whom the heart sings

They waited on the Messiah of the Hebrew nation

And He came right on time, the glorious Lord

He who was seen in each detail of the grain offering

And He fulfilled each picture according to the word

To God His life was made the final proffering

Thank You O God for what was done by Jesus

Thank You for what You did through Him for each of us

A covenant of salt, perfect and eternal

Was kept by You and fulfilled in what He alone could do

He has kept us from the pit, fiery and infernal

And so in His name, we send our praises to You

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 3:1-17

The Peace Offering

When his offering is a sacrifice of a peace offering

If he offers it of the herd

Whether male or female

He shall offer it without blemish before the Lord

And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering

And kill it at the door of the tabernacle of meeting; so shall it be

And Aaron’s sons, the priests

Shall sprinkle the blood all around on the altar completely

Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering

An offering made by fire to the Lord

The fat that covers the entrails

And all the fat that is on the entrails, according to this word

The two kidneys and the fat

That is on them by the flanks, you see

And the fatty lobe attached to the liver

Above the kidneys, he shall remove accordingly

And Aaron’s sons shall burn it

On the altar upon the burnt sacrifice

Which is on the wood that is on the fire

As an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord, quite nice

If his offering as a sacrifice of a peace offering

To the Lord is of the flock whether male or female

He shall offer it without blemish

So shall it be according to each detail

If he offers a lamb as his offering

Then he shall offer it before the Lord

Yes, he shall do this thing

And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering

And kill it before the tabernacle of meeting; so shall it be

And Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle its blood

All around on the altar accordingly

Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering

As an offering made by fire to the Lord

Its fat and the whole fat tail

Which he shall remove close to the backbone

-------According to this word

And the fat that covers the entrails

And all the fat that is on the entrails too

The two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks

Paying heed to this word, so shall he do

And the fatty lobe attached to the liver

Above the kidneys, he shall remove; according to this word

And the priest shall burn them on the altar as food

An offering made by fire to the Lord

And if his offering is a goat, as I now say

Then he shall offer it before the Lord in the following way

He shall lay his hand on its head

And kill it before the tabernacle of meeting; they shall not falter

And the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood

All around on the altar

Then he shall offer from it his offering

As an offering made by fire to the Lord

The fat that covers the entrails

And all the fat that is on the entrails, according to this word

The two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks

And the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys too

He shall remove; and the priest shall burn them

On the altar as food; this thing he shall do

An offering made by fire for an aroma which is sweet

All the fat is the Lord’s

Your following these directions shall be complete

This shall be a perpetual statute

Throughout your generations in all your dwellings

You shall eat neither fat nor blood

You shall not do these things

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Peace with God, full and complete

Has come to us through the blood of Jesus

Once again, there is fellowship so sweet

Marvelous things He has done for us

And so, O Lord, to You we give our heartfelt praise

And to You, O God, we shall sing out for all of our days

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 4:1-35 (Two sermons)

Christ, Our Sin Offering

Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He began relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

If a person sins unintentionally

Against any of the commandments of the Lord

If such a thing as this comes to be

In anything which ought not to be done

And does any of them, yes any such one

If the anointed priest sins

Bringing guilt on the people, to them it is pinned

Then let him offer to the Lord for his sin

Which he has sinned

A young bull without blemish as a sin offering

Such shall be his proffering

He shall bring the bull to the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord

Lay his hand on the bull’s head

And kill the bull before the Lord, according to this word

Then the anointed priest shall take

Some of the bull’s blood, this he shall do

And bring it to the tabernacle of meeting

As I now am instructing you

The priest shall dip his finger

In the blood and sprinkle some of the blood, so it shall be

Seven times before the Lord

In front of the veil of the sanctuary

And the priest shall put some of the blood

This task he shall be completing

On the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord

Which is in the tabernacle of meeting

And he shall the remaining blood pour

Of the bull at the base of the altar of the burnt offering

Which is at the tabernacle of meeting’s door

He shall take from it all the fat

Of the bull as the sin offering, so he shall do

The fat that covers the entrails

And all the fat which is on the entrails too

The two kidneys and the fat

That is on them by the flanks as I behoove

|And the fatty lobe attached to the liver

Above the kidneys, he shall remove

As it was taken from the bull of the sacrifice

Of the peace offering

And the priest shall burn them on the altar

Of the burnt offering, such is the proffering

But the bull’s hide and all its flesh

With its head and legs, its entrails and offal, no doubt

The whole bull he shall carry outside the camp

To a clean place, where the ashes are poured out

And burn it on wood with fire, as you have learned

Where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned

Now if the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally

And the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly

And they have done something against

Any of the commandments of the Lord

In anything which should not be done

And are guilty, according to His word

When the sin which they have committed

Becomes known, then the assembly

Shall offer a young bull for the sin

And bring it before the tabernacle of meeting, so shall it be

And the elders of the congregation

Shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord

Then the bull shall be killed before the Lord

This is according to My word

The anointed priest shall bring

Some of the bull’s blood to the tabernacle of meeting

Then the priest shall dip his finger

In the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord

In front of the veil

So he shall do according to this word

And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar

Which is before the Lord

Which is in the tabernacle of meeting, in this he shall not falter

And he shall pour the remaining blood

At the base of the altar of burnt offering

Which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting

Such shall be the appropriate proffering

He shall take all the fat

From it and burn it on the altar

And he shall do with the bull

As he did with the bull as a sin offering; in this he must not falter

Thus he shall do with it

To this he shall commit

So the priest shall for them atonement make

And it shall be forgiven them for their sake

Then he shall carry the bull outside the camp

And burn it as he burned the first bull

It is a sin offering for the assembly

Yes, for the assembly as a whole

When a ruler has sinned

And done something unintentionally

Against any of the commandments of the Lord his God

In anything which should not be done, and is guilty

Or if his sin which he has committed

Comes to his knowledge, so he shall do

He shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats

A male without blemish, as I am instructing you

And he shall lay his hand

On the head of the goat, which is his proffering

And kill it at the place where the burnt offering is killed

Before the Lord. It is a sin offering

The priest shall take some of the blood

Of the sin offering with his finger, such is the case

Put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering

And pour its blood at the altar of burnt offering’s base

And he shall burn all its fat on the altar

Like the fat of the sacrifice of the peace offering

So the priest shall make atonement for him

And it shall be forgiven him, his sin concerning

If anyone of the common people

Sins unintentionally by doing something

Against any of the commandments of the Lord

Which ought not to be done, and is guilty in anything

Or if his sin which he has committed

Comes to his knowledge, so it is now admitted

Then he shall as his offering

A kid of the goats bring

A female without blemish, so shall it be

For his sin which he has committed against Me

And he shall his hand on the head of the sin offering lay

And kill the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering

As to you I now say

Then the priest shall take

Some of its blood with his finger, let this be the case

Put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering

And pour all the remaining blood at the altar’s base

He shall remove all its fat

As fat is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering

And the priest shall burn it on the altar

For a sweet aroma to the Lord, an acceptable proffering

So the priest shall for him make atonement

And it shall be forgiven him without postponement

If he brings a lamb as his sin offering

He shall a female without blemish bring

Then he shall lay his hand on the head

Of the sin offering

And kill it as a sin offering, such the proffering

At the place where they kill the burnt offering

The priest shall take some of the blood

Of the sin offering with his finger, in this he shall not falter

Put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering

And pour all the remaining blood at the base of the altar

He shall remove all its fat

As the fat of the lamb is removed

From the sacrifice of the peace offering

This instruction is what I have approved

Then the priest shall burn it on the altar

According to the offerings made by fire to the Lord

So the priest shall make atonement for his sin

That he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him

According to this word

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Our Lord Jesus died outside the walls of the city

He died there for the sins of all men on that day

God demonstrated His merciful pity

And in that crucified body, God has opened the way

We now can come home to Him once again

We are reconciled through what He alone has done

May we be willing to share this marvel with all men

That God has given us new life through His Son

Praises to God who has done this most marvelous thing for us!

All praises to God, through our glorious Lord Jesus!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 5:1-19

The Trespass Offering

If a person sins in hearing the utterance

Of an oath, and is a witness; yes, the truth is spilt

Whether he has seen or known of the matter

If he does not tell it, he bears guilt

Or if a person touches any unclean thing

Whether it is the carcass of an unclean beast

Or the carcass of unclean livestock

Or the carcass of unclean creeping things, from greatest to least

And unaware of it is he

He also shall be unclean and guilty 

Or if he touches human uncleanness

Whatever uncleanness with which a man may be defiled

And he is unaware of it

When he realizes it, then he shall be guilty

--------- needing to be reconciled

Or if a person swears, speaking thoughtlessly

With his lips to do evil or to do good

Whatever it is that a man may pronounce by an oath

And he is unaware of it; it was not understood

When he realizes it, so shall it be

Then in any of these matters guilty shall be he

And it shall be, when he is guilty

In any of these matters at hand

That he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing

That he does not understand 

And he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord 

For his sin which he has committed in this thing

A female from the flock

A lamb or a kid of the goats as a sin offering

So the priest shall make atonement for him

So shall it be concerning his sin

If he is not able to bring a lamb

Then he shall bring to the Lord

For his trespass which he has committed

Two turtledoves or two young pigeons, according to this word

One as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering 

Such shall be his proffering

And he shall bring them to the priest

Who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, you see

And wring off its head from its neck

But shall not divide it completely 

Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood

Of the sin offering on the side of the altar, he shall do this thing

And the rest of the blood shall be drained out

At the base of the altar. It is a sin offering 

And he shall offer the second as a burnt offering

According to the prescribed manner; a task somewhat grim

So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf

For his sin which he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him

But if he is not able to bring two turtledoves

Or two young pigeons, he cannot bring

Then he who sinned shall bring for his offering

One-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering

He shall put no oil on it

Nor shall he put frankincense on it

For it is a sin offering 

This to you I now submit

Then he shall bring it to the priest

And the priest shall take his handful of it, according to this word

As a memorial portion, and burn it on the altar

According to the offerings made by fire to the Lord

It is a sin offering

Such is to be this proffering

The priest shall make atonement for him

For his sin that he has committed in any of these matters

------- any such thing

And it shall be forgiven him 

The rest shall be the priest’s as a grain offering

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying 

These are the words he was then relaying

If a person commits a trespass

And sins unintentionally in regard to the holy things of the Lord

Then he shall bring to the Lord as his trespass offering

A ram without blemish from the flocks, according to this word

With your valuation in shekels of silver he shall bring

According to the shekel of the sanctuary

As a trespass offering 

And he shall make restitution

For the harm that he has done in regard to the holy thing

And shall add one-fifth to it

And give it to the priest; so shall be his offering

So the priest shall make atonement for him

With the ram of the trespass offering

And it shall be forgiven him

The Lord shall forgive his trespass in this thing

If a person sins, and commits any of these things

Which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the Lord

Though he does not know it

Yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity; so stands the word

And he shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish from the flock

With your valuation, as a trespass offering

So the priest shall make atonement for him

In which he erred, his ignorance this thing regarding

And did not know it

And it shall be forgiven him as I to you submit

It is a trespass offering; so understand the word

He has certainly trespassed against the Lord

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Lord, how many countless times have we offended You

In things we have done, and those things left undone as well

We have hidden our hands from what is right

And have earned a one-way path to hell

And yet through one marvelous offering

The sins of all the world are taken away

If we but come to Jesus

If we to Him call out and pray

Marvelous are You O God for what You have done for us

You have come in human flesh; You have come O Lord Jesus

Thank You for being our Substitute; now hear our praise

Thank You O God Almighty; we sing to You now and for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 6:1-30, 7:1-21, & 7:22-38

The Mediator’s Duties

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying 

These are the words he was relaying

If a person sins and commits a trespass against the Lord 

By lying to his neighbor about what was delivered to him

For safekeeping, or about a pledge, or about a robbery

Or if he has extorted from his neighbor; an action quite grim

Or if he has found what was lost

And lies concerning it, and swears falsely

In any one of these things that a man may do in which he sins 

Then it shall be, because he has sinned and is guilty

That he shall restore what he has stolen

Or the thing which he has extorted

Or what was delivered to him for safekeeping

Or the lost thing which he found, when it went unreported 

Or all that about which he has sworn falsely

He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more to it 

And give it to whomever it belongs

On the day of his trespass offering, as to you I submit

And he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord

A ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation

As a trespass offering, to the priest

Such is the set determination

So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord

And he shall be forgiven for any one of these things

That he may have done in which he trespasses

When upon himself guilt he brings

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

This he next began relaying

 

Command Aaron and his sons, saying

This is the law of the burnt offering, as I to you submit

The burnt offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night

Until morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it

And the priest shall put on his linen garment

He shall do this thing

And his linen trousers he shall put on his body

And take up the ashes of the burnt offering

Which the fire has consumed on the altar

And he shall put them beside the altar; in this he shall not falter 

Then he shall take off his garments

Put on other garments; yes the others he shall replace

And carry the ashes

Outside the camp to a clean place

And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it

It shall not be put out, so to you I submit

And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning

And lay the burnt offering in order on it

And he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings, no doubt

A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out

This is the law of the grain offering; according to this word

The sons of Aaron shall offer it on the altar before the Lord

 

He shall take from it his handful of the fine flour of the grain offering

With its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the grain offering

And shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma

As a memorial to the Lord, so shall be this proffering

And the remainder of it Aaron and his sons shall eat

With unleavened bread it shall be eaten in a holy place

In the court of the tabernacle of meeting they shall eat it 

It shall not be baked with leaven; such shall be the case

I have given it as their portion of My offerings made by fire

It is most holy, like the sin offering and the trespass offering too

All the males among the children of Aaron may eat it 

Follow now as I am instructing you

It shall be a statute forever in your generations

Concerning the offerings made by fire to the Lord

Everyone who touches them must be holy

So shall it be according to this word

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These words the Lord began relaying

This is the offering of Aaron and his sons

Which they shall offer to the Lord 

Beginning on the day when he is anointed

On that day according to My word

One-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering

Half of it in the morning and half of it at night shall be this proffering

It shall be made in a pan with oil

When it is mixed, in it you shall bring

The baked pieces of the grain offering you shall offer 

For a sweet aroma to the Lord, such is this offering

The priest from among his sons

Who is anointed in his place, shall offer it 

It is a statute forever to the Lord

It shall be wholly burned, as I to you submit

For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned

It shall not be eaten: follow these instructions you have learned

Also the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These continued words He was relaying

Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying

This is the law of the sin offering; according to this word

In the place where the burnt offering is killed

The sin offering shall be killed before the Lord

It is most holy
This is how it is to be

The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it

In a holy place it shall be eaten, so shall it be

In the court of the tabernacle of meeting 

Everyone who touches its flesh must be holy

And when its blood is sprinkled on any garment

You shall wash that on which it was sprinkled, in a holy place

But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken

Such instructions shall be the case

And if it is boiled in a bronze pot

It shall be both scoured and rinsed in water, so shall it be

All the males among the priests may eat it

It is most holy 

But no sin offering from which any of the blood

Is brought into the tabernacle of meeting

To make atonement in the holy place, shall be eaten

It shall be burned in the fire, of them there shall be no eating

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Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering

Most holy is this proffering

In the place where they kill the burnt offering

They shall kill the trespass offering as well

And its blood he shall sprinkle all around on the altar

As to you I do now tell

And he shall offer from it all its fat

The fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails too

The two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks

As I am now instructing you

And the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys

He shall remove; and the priest shall burn them on the altar

As an offering made by fire to the Lord

It is a trespass offering, and so in this he shall not halter

Every male among the priests may eat it

It shall be eaten in a holy place

It is most holy as I to you submit

The trespass offering is like the sin offering 

There is one law for them both, you see

The priest who makes atonement with it shall have it 
This is how it shall be

And the priest who offers anyone’s burnt offering

That priest shall have for himself the skin

Of the burnt offering which he has offered

This is an allowance intended for him

Also every grain offering that is baked

In the oven and all that is prepared in the covered pan

Or in a pan, shall be the priest’s who offers it

It shall belong to this man 

Every grain offering, whether mixed with oil or dry

Shall belong to all the sons of Aaron

To one as much as the other, so they shall comply

This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings

Which he shall offer to the Lord

So shall be these profferings

If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer

With the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes with oil mixed

Unleavened wafers anointed with oil

Or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil, so it shall be fixed

Besides the cakes, as his offering he shall offer leavened bread

With the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offering

As to you I have specifically said

And from it he shall offer one cake

From each offering as a heave offering to the Lord

It shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood

Of the peace offering according to this word

The flesh of the sacrifice

Of his peace offering for thanksgiving

Shall be eaten the same day it is offered

He shall not leave any of it until morning 

But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow or a voluntary offering

It shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice

But on the next day the remainder of it also may be eaten 

These directions are concise

The remainder of the flesh

Of the sacrifice on the third day

Must be burned with fire

Be careful to follow what I to you now say

And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice

Of his peace offering is eaten at all on the third day

It shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him

So you shall be obedient in this way

It shall be an abomination to him who offers it

And the person who eats of it shall bear guilt

So to you I now submit

The flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten

It shall be burned with fire

And as for the clean flesh

All who are clean may eat of it, if they so desire

But the person who eats the flesh of the sacrifice

Of the peace offering that belongs to the Lord

While he is unclean, that person shall be cut off

From his people, according to My word 

Moreover the person who touches any unclean thing 

Such as human uncleanness, an unclean animal as well

Or any abominable unclean thing 

Pay heed as I continue to tell

And who eats the flesh of the sacrifice

Of the peace offering that belongs to the Lord

That person shall be cut off from his people

So shall it be according to My word

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying 

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat 

And the fat of an animal that dies naturally

And the fat of what is torn by wild beasts, please take careful note

It may be used in any other way

But you shall by no means eat it, so to you I say

For whoever eats the fat of the animal

Of which men offer an offering made by fire to the Lord

The person who eats it shall be cut off from his people

So shall it be according to this word

Moreover you shall not eat any blood

In any of your dwellings, whether of bird or beast

Whoever eats any blood, that person

Shall be cut off from his people; from the greatest to the least

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offering to the Lord 

Shall bring his offering to the Lord 

From the sacrifice of his peace offering, according to My word

His own hands shall bring the offerings

Made by fire to the Lord, as you now have heard

The fat with the breast he shall bring

That the breast may be waved as a wave offering before the Lord 

And the priest shall burn the fat on the altar

But the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons, they are the priest’s things

Also the right thigh you shall give to the priest 

As a heave offering from the sacrifices of your peace offerings 

He among the sons of Aaron

Who offers the blood of the peace offering and the fat also

Shall have the right thigh for his part

To him it shall go 

For the breast of the wave offering

And the thigh of the heave offering too

I have taken from the children of Israel

From the sacrifices of their peace offerings, as I instruct you

And I have given them to Aaron the priest

And to his sons from the children of Israel

By a statute forever

These instructions to you I now tell

This is the consecrated portion for Aaron and his sons

From the offerings made by fire to the Lord

On the day when Moses presented them to minister

To the Lord as priests, according to His word 

The Lord commanded this to be given to them

By the children of Israel, chosen from among the nations

On the day that He anointed them 

By a statute forever throughout their generations

This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering

The sin offering, the trespass offering too

The consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering

The law which the priests were instructed to do 

Which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai

On the day when He commanded the children of Israel

To offer their offerings to the Lord in the Wilderness of Sinai

These instructions He thus to them did tell

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Lord God, in ourselves we are not acceptable to You

But You have made a way for it to come about

Through the offering of Your Son who is faithful and true

We can approach You without fear or doubt

We now can come home to You once again

We are reconciled through what Christ alone has done

May we be willing to share this marvel with all men

That God has given us new life through His Son

Praises to God who has done this most marvelous thing for us!

All praises to God, through our glorious Lord Jesus!

Hallelujah and Amen

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Leviticus 8:1-13

The Consecration of the Aaronic Priesthood

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying 

These are the words He was relaying

Take Aaron and his sons with him

And the garments, the anointing oil too

A bull as the sin offering

Two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread; so you shall do 

And gather all the congregation together for sure

At the tabernacle of meeting’s door

So Moses did as the Lord commanded him

And the congregation was gathered together as one

At the door of the tabernacle of meeting 

And Moses said to the congregation

--------“This is what the Lord commanded to be done”

Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons

And washed them with water; yes, he washed these ones

And he put the tunic on him, girded him with the sash

Clothed him with the robe, and put on him the ephod

And he girded him with the intricately woven band of the ephod

And with it tied the ephod on him, as he was previously showed

Then he put the breastplate on him, as the Lord did state

And he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate 

And he put the turban on his head

Also on the front of the turban too

He put the golden plate, the holy crown

As the Lord had commanded Moses to do

Also Moses took the anointing oil

And anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it

And consecrated them 

As the Lord to him did submit

He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times

Anointed the altar and all its utensils as well

And the laver and its base, to consecrate them 

As the Lord to him did tell

And he poured some of the anointing oil, as the Lord did state

On Aaron’s head and anointed him; him to consecrate

Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons

And put tunics on them, girded them with sashes

And put hats on them, as the Lord had commanded Moses

He crossed all T’s, dotted all I’s, and didn’t miss any dashes

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2 Sermons; Leviticus 8:1-13 & Leviticus 8:24-36

The Consecration of the Aaronic Priesthood

And he brought the bull for the sin offering

Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands

On the head of the bull for the sin offering 

And Moses killed it, according to the Lord’s plans

Then he took the blood

And put some on the horns of the altar all around with his finger

And purified the altar

In his duties, he did not linger

And he poured the blood at the base of the altar, as the Lord did submit

And consecrated it, to make atonement for it

Then he took all the fat that was on the entrails

The fatty lobe attached to the liver too

And the two kidneys with their fat

And Moses burned them on the altar, as instructed to do 

But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal

He burned outside the camp with fire

As the Lord had commanded Moses

There outside was the burning pyre

And he brought the bull for the sin offering

Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands

On the head of the bull for the sin offering

And Moses killed it, according to the Lord’s plans

Then he took the blood

And put some on the horns

--------Of the altar all around with his finger

And purified the altar

Again, not letting his duties linger

And he poured the blood at the base of the altar

And consecrated it, to make atonement for it 

In this duty, he did not falter

Then he took all the fat that was on the entrails

The fatty lobe attached to the liver as well

And the two kidneys with their fat

And Moses burned them on the altar, as the Lord to him did tell

But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal

He burned with fire outside the camp

As the Lord had commanded Moses

Surely in his duties, he got the approval stamp

Then he brought the ram as the burnt offering

And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head

Of the ram, and Moses killed it

Then he sprinkled the blood all around on the altar as the Lord said

And he cut the ram into pieces

And Moses burned the head, the pieces, and the fat too

Then he washed the entrails and the legs in water

And Moses burned the whole ram on the altar, as instructed to do

It was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet aroma

An offering made by fire to the Lord

As the Lord had commanded Moses

Yes, according to His word

And he brought the second ram, the ram of consecration

Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands

On the head of the ram, and Moses killed it

According to the Lord’s preset plans

Also he took some of its blood

And put it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear, there

On the thumb of his right hand

And on the big toe of his right foot 

Then he brought Aaron’s sons

And Moses put some of the blood, as was meet

On the tips of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands

And on the big toes of their right feet

And Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar 

In this task he was careful and did not falter

Then he took the fat and the fat tail

All the fat that was on the entrails, so he did do

The fatty lobe attached to the liver

The two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh too

And from the basket of unleavened bread

That was before the Lord he took one unleavened cake

A cake of bread anointed with oil, and one wafer

And put them on the fat and on the right thigh; a pile he did make

And he put all these in Aaron’s hands

And in his sons’ hands as well

And waved them as a wave offering before the Lord

As the Lord to him did tell 

Then Moses took them from their hands

And burned them on the altar, on the burnt offering

-------as per His word

They were consecration offerings for a sweet aroma

That was an offering made by fire to the Lord 

And Moses took the breast and waved it 

As a wave offering before the Lord that day

It was Moses’ part of the ram of consecration

As the Lord had commanded Moses, as the Lord did say

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil

And some of the blood which was on the altar too

And sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons

And on the garments of his sons with him, so he did do

And he consecrated Aaron, his garments, his sons as well

And the garments of his sons with him, as the Lord to him did tell

And Moses said to Aaron and his sons

Boil the flesh at the tabernacle of meeting’s door

And eat it there with the bread

That is in the basket of consecration offerings, for sure

As I commanded, saying; yes as I did submit

Aaron and his sons shall eat it

What remains of the flesh and of the bread

You shall burn with fire, just as the Lord has said

And you shall not go outside the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting for seven days

Until the days of your consecration are ended

For seven days he shall consecrate you, marvelous are His ways 

As he has done this day 

So the Lord has commanded to do

And what is the reason for this rite?

To make atonement for you 

Therefore you shall stay at the door of the tabernacle of meeting

Day and night for seven days, by and by

And keep the charge of the Lord

For so I have been commanded, so that you may not die

So Aaron and his sons did all the things, we understand

That the Lord had commanded by Moses’ hand

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How amazing! Every detail gives us precious insights to delight

Things that provide our souls with surety

That through Christ’s work, all things have been made right

And that our future is secure, a Divine guarantee

Thank You, O God for these marvelous hints of Jesus

Written so long ago, and yet as new as the day before our eyes

They are an anchor for the expectant souls of each of us

As we wait upon His return; He our splendid Prize


And because of Him we shall for all eternity give You our praise

Yes, we shall hail You O God because of Jesus for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 9:1-24

We Beheld His Glory

It came to pass on the eighth day

That Moses called Aaron and his sons also

And the elders of Israel 

And he said to Aaron these words, as we know

Take for yourself a young bull as a sin offering

And a ram as a burnt offering, according to this word

Without blemish shall be this proffering

And offer them before the Lord 

And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying

Take a kid of the goats as a sin offering, so do

And a calf and a lamb, both of the first year

Without blemish, as a burnt offering, as I instruct you

Also a bull and a ram as peace offerings

To sacrifice before the Lord, as to you I now say

And a grain offering mixed with oil

For the Lord will appear to you today

So they brought what Moses commanded

Before the tabernacle of meeting

And all the congregation drew near

And stood before the Lord, awaiting His greeting

Then Moses said, “This is the thing

Which the Lord commanded you to do

And the glory of the Lord 

Will appear to you

And Moses said to Aaron

Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering

And make atonement for yourself and for the people

So shall you do with this proffering

Offer the offering of the people

And make for them atonement

As the Lord commanded

This is your solemn assignment

Aaron therefore went to the altar

And killed the calf of the sin offering which was for himself

In this duty he did not falter

Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him

And he dipped his finger in the blood

Put it on the horns of the altar

And poured the blood at the base of the altar; a crimson flood

But the fat, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe from the liver

Of the sin offering he burned on the altar, so was the pyre

As the Lord had commanded Moses 

The flesh and the hide he burned outside the camp with fire

And he killed the burnt offering

And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood

Which he sprinkled all around on the altar

A second crimson flood

Then they presented the burnt offering to him

With its pieces and head, and he burned them on the altar too

And he washed the entrails and the legs

And burned them with the burnt offering on the altar

------- as instructed to do

Then he brought the people’s offering

And took the goat, as was said to be done

Which was the sin offering for the people

And killed it and offered it for sin, like the first one

And he brought the burnt offering, as described

And offered it according to the manner prescribed

Then he brought the grain offering

Took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar

Besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning

In his duties, he did not fail or falter

He also killed the bull and the ram 

As sacrifices of peace offerings, which for the people were

And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood

Which he sprinkled all around on the altar 

And the fat from the bull and the ram

The fatty tail, what covers the entrails and the kidneys too

And the fatty lobe attached to the liver 

And they put the fat on the breasts as instructed to do

Then he burned the fat on the altar

But the breasts and the right thigh

Aaron waved as a wave offering before the Lord

As Moses had commanded, by and by

Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people

Blessed them, and down he came

From offering the sin offering, the burnt offering

And peace offerings, according to each name 

And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of meeting

And came out and blessed the people, a solemn word

Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people

And fire came out from before the Lord 

And consumed the burnt offering

And the fat on the altar as well

When all the people saw it

They shouted and on their faces they fell

Lord God, Israel beheld Your glory

And they saw the fire come forth from You

But that is just a taste of the magnificent story

Which speaks of Your glory, through and through

And an even greater glory was seen by the blessed eyes

Of those who beheld the coming of Christ Jesus

And someday we too shall behold Him

When in the twinkling of an eye, He comes for us

And for the ages of ages we shall see

Your glory shining out through Him unto us

Our joy will be full for all eternity

As we behold our magnificent Lord, radiant and glorious

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 10:1-7

The Burning Which the Lord Has Kindled

Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron

Each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it

And offered profane fire before the Lord

Which He had not commanded them; not good we must admit 

So fire went out from the Lord, a deadly sword

And devoured them, and they died before the Lord

And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke, saying:

These words to him he was relaying

By those who come near Me
I must be regarded as holy


And before all the people I must be glorified

So Aaron held his peace, after his sons had died

Then Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan

The sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and to them said

Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary

Out of the camp, now that they are dead 

So they went near and carried them by their tunics out of the camp As Moses had said; according to his authoritative stamp

And Moses said to Aaron

And to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, as well

Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die

And wrath come upon all the people, as to you I tell

But let your brethren, the whole house of Israel

Bewail the burning which the Lord has kindled, for a spell 

You shall not go out from the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die; so you have heard

For the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you

And they did according to Moses’ word

Lord, how good we have it in the age of grace

We have the whole word laid out before us

In obedience to You we are sure of a heavenly place

By faith, and faith alone in the finished work of Jesus

This is what Your word tells us

That the law only brought death, sorrow, and pain

But now we are saved by faith alone, nothing plus

Help us not to throw such a gift right down the drain

Give us wisdom to pursue You through Your superior word

And be obedient to it by calling on Jesus

Yes, may we not deviate from the gospel we have heard

And which is able to save each and every one of us

Hallelujah to You, O God, hear our praise!
Hallelujah to You, O Lord, as to you our voices raise!


Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 10:8-20

The Sin Problem

Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying: 

To His high priest he was thus relaying

Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink

You, nor your sons with you

When you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die 

This thing you shall not do

It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations

That you may distinguish between holy and unholy

And between unclean and clean 

These things certainly shall be

And that you may teach the children of Israel

All the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them

By the hand of Moses; all the things He did tell

And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar also

His sons who were left: for them to know

Take the grain offering that remains

Of the offerings made by fire to the Lord

And eat it without leaven beside the altar

For it is most holy; hearken to this word 

You shall eat it in a holy place

Because it is your due and your sons’ due

Of the sacrifices made by fire to the Lord

For so I have been commanded to instruct you 

The breast of the wave offering

And the thigh of the heave offering too

You shall eat in a clean place

You, your sons, and your daughters with you

For they are your due and your sons’ due 

Which are given from the sacrifices

Of peace offerings of the children of Israel to you

The thigh of the heave offering

And the breast of the wave offering, according to this word

They shall bring with the offerings of fat made by fire

To offer as a wave offering before the Lord

And it shall be yours and your sons’ with you as well

By a statute forever, as the Lord has commanded; as to you I tell

Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat

Of the sin offering, and there it was—burned up

--------------Of this he made note

And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar

The sons of Aaron who were left, saying 

Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a holy place

Since it is most holy; answer me this I am praying

And God has given it to you

To bear the guilt of the congregation

To make atonement for them before the Lord

Atonement for the Israelite nation

See! Its blood was not brought inside the holy place

This you did not do

Indeed you should have eaten it in a holy place

As I commanded you

And Aaron said to Moses

Look, this day they have offered their sin offering, you see

And their burnt offering before the Lord

And such things have befallen me! 

If I had eaten the sin offering today

Would it have been accepted in the sight of the Lord?” 

So when Moses heard that, he was content

Upon hearing Aaron’s word

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Thank You, O God, for such a wonderful word

Thank You for the mysteries which are hidden there

Each that we pull out speaks of Jesus our Lord

Thank you that in His goodness we too can share


For all eternity we shall sing to You our praise

Yes, from this time forth and for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen…

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2 Sermons – Leviticus 11:1-23 & 11:24-47

What’s for Dinner?

Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them 

Speak to the children of Israel, saying without a haw or a hem

These are the animals which you may eat

Among all the animals that are on the earth, those tasty and sweet

Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof

Having cloven hooves and chewing the cud

That you may eat 

And if you wish, you can add in a tasty spud

Nevertheless these you shall not eat

Among those that chew the cud

Or those that have cloven hooves

Not even with sauce; each is to be to you a dud

The camel, because it chews the cud

But does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you 

The rock hyrax, because it chews the cud

But does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you too

The hare, because it chews the cud

But does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you 

And the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves

Yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you

-------No bacon for you; boo hoo!

Their flesh you shall not eat

And their carcasses you shall not touch

They are unclean to you

No rabbit stew, or pork chops, or such

These you may eat of all that are in the water

Whatever in the water has fins and scales

Whether in the seas or in the rivers

That you may eat; this does not include snails 

But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales

All that move in the water, you must bid adieu

Or any living thing which is in the water

They are an abomination to you 

They shall be an abomination to you

Yes, to the whole nation

You shall not eat their flesh

But you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination 

Whatever in the water

Which does not have fins or scales

That shall be an abomination to you

This includes lobsters, clams, and whales

And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds

They shall not be eaten, they are an abomination, as I have outlined

The eagle, the vulture, the buzzard 

The kite, and the falcon after its kind

Every raven after its kind, the ostrich, the short-eared owl

The sea gull, and the hawk after its kind

The little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl

The white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture, as defined

The stork, the heron after its kind

The hoopoe, and the bat, please bear in mind

All flying insects that creep on all fours

Shall be an abomination to you

Yet these you may eat of every flying insect

That creeps on all fours, will be OK in some stew

Yes, those which have jointed legs above their feet

With which to leap on the earth

Those with some sauce, can be tasty and sweet

These you may eat: the locust after its kind

The destroying locust after its kind too

The cricket after its kind

And the grasshopper after its kind, these are ok for you

But all other flying insects which have four feet

Shall be an abomination to you

They shall not be for you a tasty treat

By these you shall become unclean

Whoever touches the carcass of any of them, you see

Shall be unclean until evening

So shall it be 

Whoever carries part of the carcass of any of them, a gruesome scene

Shall wash his clothes and until evening shall be unclean 

The carcass of any animal which divides the foot

But is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud 

Is unclean to you

Everyone who touches it shall be unclean, whether sis or bud 

And whatever goes on its paws

Among all kinds of animals that on all fours go

Those are unclean to you

Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening

------ It shall be so

 

Whoever carries any such carcass

Shall wash his clothes and until evening be unclean

It is unclean to you

It is not to be considered proper hygiene

These also shall be unclean to you

Among the creeping things that creep on the earth, yes every one

The mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind; the gecko too

The monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon 

These are unclean to you among all that creep

Whoever touches them when they are dead

Shall be unclean until evening

Pay heed to this word, just as I have said 

Anything on which any of them falls

When they are dead shall be unclean

Whether it is any item of wood or clothing, or skin or sack

Whatever item it is, in which any work is done, it must be put in water

-------for proper hygiene

And it shall be unclean until evening; you see

Then it shall be clean, so shall it be

Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls you shall break

And whatever is in it shall be unclean, this distinction you shall make 

In such a vessel, any edible food

Upon which water falls becomes unclean

And any drink that may be drunk from it becomes unclean

Even if it has something nummy like caffeine

And everything on which a part of any such carcass falls

Shall be unclean; whether it is an oven or cooking stove

It shall be broken down; for they are unclean

And shall be unclean to you, not a part of your treasure trove 

Nevertheless a spring or a cistern 

In which there is plenty of water, shall be clean

But whatever touches any such carcass becomes unclean

Pay heed to what my instructions mean 

And if a part of any such carcass falls

On any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains clean 

But if water is put on the seed, and if a part of any such carcass falls on it

It becomes unclean to you; yes, unclean is what I mean

And if any animal which you may eat dies

He who touches its carcass shall unclean until evening be

He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes

And be unclean until evening; this is My decree

He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes

And be unclean until evening, as to you I disclose

And every creeping thing that creeps

On the earth shall be an abomination

It shall not be eaten 

This law is given to the whole Israelite nation

Whatever crawls on its belly

Whatever goes on all fours, even from its birth

Or whatever has many feet

Among all creeping things that creep on the earth

These you shall not eat, my holy nation

For they are an abomination 

You shall not make yourselves abominable

With any creeping thing that creeps, you see

Nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them

Lest you be defiled by them, as you certainly will be 

For I am the Lord your God

You shall therefore consecrate yourselves to Me

And you shall be holy

For I am holy

Neither shall you defile yourselves, diminishing your worth

With any creeping thing that creeps on the earth

 

For I am the Lord 

Who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God

You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy

Be circumspect in the path that you trod

This is the law of the animals and the birds

And every living creature that moves in the waters too

And of every creature that creeps on the earth 

To distinguish between the unclean and the clean, as I so instruct you

And between the animal that may be eaten, nummy and good

And the animal that may not be eaten, be sure you have understood

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Lord God, thank you for having done what we could not do

You fulfilled the law, and now it is done for us

It is over, annulled, and through
Thank You O God, for the work of our Lord Jesus

And so through Him to You we give all of our praise

And we thank You for our freedoms in Christ, our matchless King

We shall rest in Him and His finished work for all of our days

And to You O God, we shall lift our voices and sing


Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 12:1-9

Purification After Childbirth

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying 

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child

Then she shall be unclean seven days

So shall her state be, as one defiled

As in the days of her customary impurity

She shall be unclean, so shall she be

And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin

Shall be circumcised, so shall it be done to him 

She shall then continue in the blood

Of her purification thirty-three days

She shall not touch any hallowed thing

Nor come into the sanctuary during this phase

Until the days of her purification are fulfilled

Thus shall it be as I have willed

But if she bears a female child

Then she shall for two weeks be unclean

As in her customary impurity

That totals days fourteen

And she shall continue in the blood of her purification

Sixty-six days according to this notification

When the days of her purification are fulfilled

Whether for a son or a daughter, remember this thing

She shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year

As a burnt offering

And a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering

To the door of the tabernacle of meeting

Then he shall offer it before the Lord

And make atonement for her, according to this detail

And she shall be clean from the flow of her blood

This is the law for her who has borne a male or a female

And if she is not able to bring a lamb

Then she may two turtledoves or two young pigeons bring

One as a burnt offering

And the other as a sin offering

So the priest shall make atonement for her

And she will be clean; no longer impure

----------

Lord, who can bring out purity from that which is impure
How can we be cleansed, when we are already found with sin?

It seemed like we were goners, a disease the law couldn’t cure

Yes, surely it looked like we were done in

But from the woman came a Child, born without sin

And from Him came cleansing for us all

No longer are we fearful of being done in

When upon the name of JESUS, we do call

Hallelujah that purity can come to we who are impure

By calling on Jesus and being washed from all our sin

Now eternity is ours, His shed blood this does ensure

No longer are we fearful that we are done in


Thank You, O God, for our precious Lord Jesus

Thank You, O God, for all You have done for us

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 13:1-17

Leviticus 13:18-37

Leviticus 13:38-59

The Law of Leprosy

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: 

These are the words He was then relaying

When a man has on the skin of his body

A swelling, a scab, or a bright spot

And it becomes on the skin of his body 

Like a leprous sore; a kind of gross blot

Then he shall to Aaron the priest be brought

Or to one of his sons the priests who in the law has been taught

The priest shall examine the sore on the skin of the body

And if the hair on the sore has turned white

And the sore appears to be deeper than the skin of his body

It is a leprous sore; something with him is just not right

Then the priest shall examine him, so he shall be seen

And pronounce him unclean 

But if the bright spot is white on the skin of his body

And does not appear to be deeper than the skin

And its hair has not turned white

Then the priest shall isolate the one who has the sore

----------Seven days he shall be shut in

And the priest shall examine him on the seventh day

And indeed if the sore appears to be as it was during this phase

And the sore has not spread on the skin

Then the priest shall isolate him another seven days

Then the priest shall examine him again on the seventh day

And indeed if the sore has faded 

And the sore has not spread on the skin

Then the priest shall pronounce him clean, surely for this he waited

It is only a scab, this is what it does mean

And he shall wash his clothes and be clean

But if the scab should at all spread over the skin

After he has been seen for his cleansing by the priest

He shall be seen by the priest again

He is not yet to be released

And if the priest sees that the scab

Has indeed spread on the skin

Then the priest shall pronounce him unclean

It is leprosy; surely much to his chagrin

When the leprous sore is on a person, from the greatest to the least

Then he shall be brought to the priest 

And the priest shall examine him

And indeed if the swelling on the skin is white

And it has turned the hair white

And there is a spot of raw flesh in the swelling, something not right

It is an old leprosy on the skin of his body

The priest shall pronounce him unclean

And shall not isolate him, for he is unclean

This is what this thing does mean

And if leprosy breaks out all over the skin

And the leprosy covers all the skin, for sure

Of the one who has the sore

From his head to his foot wherever the priest looks there is more

Then the priest shall consider

And indeed if the leprosy has covered all his body, this is seen

He shall pronounce him clean who has the sore

It has all turned white. He is clean 

But when raw flesh appears on him

He shall be unclean; a situation quite grim 

And the priest shall examine the raw flesh

And pronounce him to be unclean

For the raw flesh is unclean

It is leprosy; as the raw flesh does mean

Or if the raw flesh changes and turns white again

He shall come to the priest

And the priest shall examine him

And indeed if the sore has turned white, the raw flesh has ceased

Then the priest shall pronounce him clean who has the sore

He is clean; he ain’t got the leprosy blues no more

If the body develops a boil in the skin, and it is healed

And in the place of the boil there comes a white swelling

Or a bright spot, reddish-white

Then it shall be shown to the priest; for his decision-telling

And if, when the priest sees it

It indeed appears deeper than the skin

And its hair has turned white

The priest shall pronounce him unclean; Shoot! leprosy again

It is a leprous sore which has broken out of the boil

Something that will make everyone else recoil

But if the priest examines it

And indeed there are no white hairs in it, not in this phase

And it is not deeper than the skin but has faded

Then the priest shall isolate him seven days

And if it should at all spread over the skin

Then the priest shall pronounce him unclean

It is a leprous sore

That is what this does mean

But if the bright spot stays in one place, and has not spread

It is the scar of the boil

And the priest shall pronounce him clean

From him nobody will need to recoil

Or if the body receives a burn

On its skin by fire

And the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot

Reddish-white or white, as if on a white-wall tire

Then the priest shall examine it

And indeed if the hair of the bright spot has turned white

And it appears deeper than the skin

It is leprosy broken out in the burn, it is a leprous sight

Therefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean

It is a leprous sore; this is what that spot does mean

But if the priest examines it

And indeed there are no white hairs in the bright spot

And it is not deeper than the skin

But has faded, a little bit or even a lot

Then the priest shall isolate him seven days 

And the priest shall examine him on the seventh day, for sure

If it has at all spread over the skin

Then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; It is a leprous sore 

But if the bright spot stays in one place 

And has not spread on the skin, but has faded, so do we learn

It is a swelling from the burn that is seen

The priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is the scar from the burn

If a man or woman has a sore on the head or the beard 

Then the priest shall examine the sore

And indeed if it appears deeper than the skin 

And there is in it thin yellow hair; not like before

Then the priest shall pronounce him unclean

It is a scaly leprosy of the head or beard; this is what it does mean 

But if the priest examines the scaly sore

And indeed it does not appear deeper than the skin, such are its ways

And there is no black hair in it

Then the priest shall isolate the one who has the scale seven days

And on the seventh day the priest shall examine the sore

And indeed if the scale has not spread; it stayed where it has been

And there is no yellow hair in it

And the scale does not appear deeper than the skin

He shall shave himself, but the scale he shall not shave

Yes, he shall follow in these ways

And the priest shall isolate the one who has the scale

Another seven days 

On the seventh day the priest shall examine the scale

And indeed if the scale has not spread over the skin

And does not appear deeper than the skin

Then the priest shall pronounce him clean; this battle he did win

He shall wash his clothes and be clean

In response to what the priest has seen

But if the scale should at all spread over the skin after his cleansing

Then the priest shall examine him to see what can be seen

And indeed if the scale has spread over the skin

The priest need not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean

But if the scale appears to be at a standstill

And there is black hair grown up in it

The scale has healed; he is clean

And the priest shall pronounce him clean; so I do submit

If a man or a woman has bright spots

On the skin of the body, specifically white bright spots

----------such is the sight

Then the priest shall look; and indeed 

If the bright spots on the skin of the body are dull white

It is a white spot that grows on the skin

He is clean; surely this is worthy of a super happy grin

As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head

He is bald, but he is clean

Don’t worry Charlie

This is all that it does mean

He whose hair has fallen from his forehead; only forehead is seen

He is bald on the forehead, but he is clean

And if there is on the bald head or bald forehead

A reddish-white sore

It is leprosy breaking out on his bald head

Or his bald forehead; it is leprosy for sure

Then the priest shall examine it

And indeed if the swelling of the sore is reddish-white

On his bald head or on his bald forehead

As the appearance of leprosy on the skin of the body is the sight

He is a leprous man. He is unclean

The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean

His sore is on his head

This is what that sore does mean

Now the leper on whom the sore is

His clothes shall be torn and his head bare

And he shall cover his mustache, and cry

Unclean! Unclean!’ A most distressing affair

He shall be unclean

All the days he has the sore he shall be unclean; it is so

He is unclean, and he shall dwell alone

His dwelling shall be outside the camp; out there he shall go

Also, if a garment has a leprous plague in it

Whether it is a woolen garment or a linen garment, whichever

Whether it is in the warp or woof of linen or wool

Whether in leather or in anything made of leather

And if the plague is greenish or reddish

In the garment or in the leather

Whether in the warp or in the woof

Or in anything made of leather, yes anything whatsoever

It is a leprous plague and shall be shown to the priest

This applies to everyone, from the greatest to the least

The priest shall examine the plague

And isolate that which has the plague seven days 

And he shall examine the plague on the seventh day

If the plague has spread in the garment, in any of these ways

Either in the warp or in the woof

In the leather or in anything made of leather it is seen

The plague is an active leprosy

It is unclean; this is what that does mean

He shall therefore burn that garment in which is the plague

Whether warp or woof, in wool or in linen; ready the burning pyre

Or anything of leather, for it is an active leprosy

The garment shall be burned in the fire

But if the priest examines it

And indeed the plague in the garment has not spread

Either in the warp or in the woof

Or in anything made of leather, as I have said

Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing

In which is the plague, they shall do this as I say

And he shall isolate it another seven days

Thus shall it be this way

Then the priest shall examine the plague after it has been washed

And indeed if the plague has not changed its color at all

Though the plague has not spread, it is unclean

And you shall burn it in the fire, this is My judgment call

It continues eating away, it is unclean

Whether the damage is outside or inside; this is what it does mean

If the priest examines it

And indeed the plague has faded after washing it

Then he shall tear it out of the garment

Whether out of the warp or out of the woof, or out of the leather

----------- so to you I do submit

But if it appears again in the garment

Either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather

It is a spreading plague; you shall burn with fire

That in which is the plague, yes in anything whatsoever

And if you wash the garment, either warp or woof

Or whatever is made of leather, whatever material is seen

If the plague has disappeared from it

Then it shall be washed a second time, and shall be clean

This is the law of the leprous plague

In a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp or woof as is seen

Or in anything made of leather

To pronounce it clean or to pronounce it unclean

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Lord God, we were all unclean before Your eyes

Each of us deserved to be cast into the eternal Lake of Fire

But You treated us like a marvelous prize

And rescued or souls from that terrible burning pyre

What value is man that You would do such for us?
What do You see in us that this thing has been done?
You took our uncleanness and placed it upon Jesus

There on Calvary’s cross; laid upon Your Son

Though it is beyond our ability to understand

We receive the Gift and now call out in praise to You

For what You have done; so marvelous and grand

Thank You for Christ our Lord; who is ever faithful and true

Praises, yes praises we call out now and forevermore

Whether here on earth, or upon that heavenly shore

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 14:1-9

Set Free in an Open Field

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

This shall be the law of the leper

For the day of his cleansing; yes on that day

He shall be brought to the priest

As to you I now say 

And the priest shall go out of the camp

And the priest shall examine him 

And indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper

No longer is his future leprosy-filled and grim 

Then the priest shall command to take

For him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds

Cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop

According to these words

And the priest shall command that one of the birds

Be killed in an earthen vessel over running water

According to these words

As for the living bird, he shall take it

The cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop too

And dip them and the living bird in the blood

Of the bird that was killed over the running water

---------So shall he do

And he shall sprinkle it seven times

On him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy

And shall pronounce him clean

And shall let the living bird loose in the open field

----------So shall it be

He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes

Shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water

---------- that he may be clean

After that he shall come into the camp

And shall stay outside his tent seven days; so it shall be seen

But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair

Off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, so this shall be seen

All his hair he shall shave off; he shall wash his clothes

And wash his body in water, and he shall be clean

----------

Lord God Almighty, how marvelous is the story

Of what Christ has done for lepers like us

We have gone from defilement unto glory

All because of the wonderful work of Jesus

How can it be that You would care for fallen man

Stepping out of eternity to walk with us

Wondrous are Your ways, glorious is Your plan

Thank You, O God, for the wonderful work of Jesus

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 14:10-32

Purified From All Defilement

And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish

One ewe lamb of the first year without blemish too

Three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil

As a grain offering, and one log of oil; so he shall do

Then the priest who makes him clean

Shall present the man who is to be made clean; this he shall be completing

And those things, before the Lord 

At the door of the tabernacle of meeting 

And the priest shall take one male lamb

And offer it as a trespass offering, according to this word

And the log of oil, and wave them 

As a wave offering before the Lord 

Then he shall kill the lamb

In the place where he kills the sin offering, there it shall be

And the burnt offering, in a holy place

For as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering

----------It is most holy

The priest shall take some of the blood

Of the trespass offering

And the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear

Of him who is to be cleansed; he shall do this thing

On the thumb of his right hand as well

And on the big toe of his right foot, as to you I now tell

And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, please understand

And pour it into the palm of his own left hand

 

Then the priest shall dip his right finger

In the oil that is in his left hand, according to this word

And shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger

Seven times before the Lord

And of the rest of the oil in his hand

The priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear

Of him who is to be cleansed

On the thumb of his right hand, as you now hear

And on the big toe of his right foot, so he shall do this thing

On the blood of the trespass offering

The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand

He shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, so do

So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord

This is what I am instructing you

Then the priest shall offer the sin offering

And make atonement for him; a covering it shall bring

Who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness

Afterward he shall kill the burnt offering 

And the priest shall offer the burnt offering

And the grain offering on the altar

So the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean

In these things, the priest shall not falter

But if he is poor and cannot afford it

Then he shall take one male lamb; this he shall do 

As a trespass offering to be waved

To make atonement for him, as I am telling you

One-tenth of an ephah of fine flour

Mixed with oil as a grain offering

A log of oil, and two turtledoves or two young pigeons

Such as he is able to afford: surely he can do this thing

One shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering

So shall be his proffering

He shall bring them to the priest

According to this word

On the eighth day for his cleansing

To the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord

And the priest shall take the lamb

Of the trespass offering and the log of oil, do heed the word

And the priest shall wave them 

As a wave offering before the Lord

Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering

And the priest some of the blood shall take

Of the trespass offering

For the cleansed man’s sake

And put it on the tip of the right ear of him

Who is to be cleansed, as I to you tell

On the thumb of his right hand

And on the big toe of his right foot as well 

And the priest shall pour some of the oil, please understand

Into the palm of his own left hand 

Then the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger 
According to this word

Some of the oil that is in his left hand

Seven times before the Lord

And the priest shall put some of the oil

That is in his hand on the tip of the right ear

Of him who is to be cleansed

As you now hear

On the thumb of the right hand

There he shall do this thing

And on the big toe of his right foot

On the place of the blood of the trespass offering

The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand

Pay careful heed to this word

He shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed

To make atonement for him before the Lord

And he shall offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons

Such as he can afford— such as he is able to afford

The one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering

With the grain offering, there before the Lord

So the priest shall make atonement for him

Who is to be cleansed before the Lord 

This is the law for one who had a leprous sore

Who cannot the usual cleansing afford

----------

Lord God Almighty, how marvelous is the story

Of what Christ has done for lepers like us

We have gone from defilement unto glory

All because of the wonderful work of Jesus

How can it be that You would care for fallen man

Stepping out of eternity to walk with us

Wondrous are Your ways, glorious is Your plan

Thank You, O God, for the wonderful work of Jesus

Hallelujah and Amen…


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Leviticus 14:33-57

Leprosy in the House

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

These are the words to them he was relaying

When you have come into the land of Canaan

Which I give you as a possession, so I say

And I put the leprous plague in a house

In the land of your possession, a plague arises some given day

And he who owns the house comes

And tells the priest, saying

It seems to me that there is some plague in the house

Yes, to him is this thought he is relaying

Then the priest shall command that the house they empty

Before the priest goes into it to examine the plague

----------even the pet mouse

That all that is in the house may not be made unclean

And afterward the priest shall go in to examine the house 

And he shall examine the plague

And indeed if the plague is on the walls of the house, this is his call

With ingrained streaks, greenish or reddish

Which appear to be deep in the wall 

Then the priest shall go out of the house; inside no one stays

To the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days 

And the priest shall come again

On the seventh day and look

And indeed if the plague has spread

On the walls of the house according to his book

Then the priest shall command that they take away

The stones in which is the plague, on those stones having no pity

And they shall cast them into an unclean place

Outside the city 

And he shall cause the house to be scraped inside all around

And the dust that they scrape off, every little bitty

They shall pour out in an unclean place

Outside the city 

Then they shall take other stones

And put them in the place of those stones as well

And he shall take other mortar and plaster the house

So to you, I now these instructions tell

Now if the plague comes back and breaks out in the house

After he has taken away the stones, as instructed to do

After he has scraped the house

And after it is plastered too

Then the priest shall come and look

And indeed if the plague has spread in the house,

----------Oh! What does it mean?

It is an active leprosy in the house

It is unclean

And he shall break down the house

Its stones, its timber, and such in this case

And all the plaster of the house

And he shall carry them outside the city to an unclean place 

Moreover he who goes into the house, yes inside he is seen

At all while it is shut up shall be until evening unclean

And he who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes

So he shall do

And he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes

He shall do as I am instructing you

But if the priest comes in and examines it

And indeed the plague has not spread in the house; so it is revealed

After the house was plastered

Then the priest shall pronounce the house clean

----------because the plague is healed 

And he shall take, to cleanse the house; so he shall do

Two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop too

Then he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel

----------over running water 

And he shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet

-----------and the living bird

And dip them in the blood of the slain bird

And in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times

----------According to this word

And he shall cleanse the house

With the blood of the bird, as to you I tell

And the running water and the living bird

With the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet as well 

Then he shall let the living bird loose

Outside the city in the open field

And make atonement for the house

And it shall be clean; yes it is healed

This is the law for any leprous sore and scale

For the leprosy of a garment and of a house, when it is seen

For a swelling and a scab and a bright spot

To teach when it is unclean and when it is clean

This is the law of leprosy

This is how it is to be

----------

Lord God, help us to keep our house holy and pure

Keep defilement away through doctrine sound and true

Please guide us as we take the path which is sure

And stay obedient to Your word, and to You

Should sin come and defile our house

Should an infection arise in this sacred place

Help us to be sure the infection to douse

So that You will again turn to us Your face

We are prone to wander, it is true

But through Your word we have a light shining bright
May we cherish this guide lovingly given by You

And to its precepts which direct us aright

Glory to You in the highest our great and precious Lord

Hallelujah to You for Your superior word

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 15:1-18 & 19-33 (2 Sermons)

Discharging Discharges

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying

These are the words to them He was relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them:

When any man has a discharge from his body

His discharge is unclean

This is how it shall be

And this shall be his uncleanness in regard to his discharge—

Whether his body runs with his discharge, as I address

Or his body is stopped up by his discharge

It is his uncleanness 

Every bed is unclean on which he who has the discharge lies

And everything on which he sits shall be unclean

----------as to you I apprise

And whoever touches his bed shall

Wash his clothes and bathe in water, as I say

And be unclean until evening

At the turn of the new day

He who sits on anything

On which he who has the discharge sat

Shall wash his clothes and bathe in water

And be unclean until evening, yes because of that 

And he who touches the body

Of him who has the discharge shall, as I say

Wash his clothes and bathe in water

And be unclean until evening time of day 

If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean

Then he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water too

And be unclean until evening

Such as I am instructing you

Any saddle on which he who has the discharge rides

Shall be unclean, and nothing else besides

Whoever touches anything that was under him, as I say

Shall be unclean until evening; the turning of the day

He who carries any of those things

Shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, as well

And be unclean until evening

As to you I now clearly tell 

And whomever the one who has the discharge touches

And has not rinsed his hands in water, as you know

He shall wash his clothes and bathe in water

And be unclean until evening; certainly it shall be so 

The vessel of earth

That he who has the discharge touches, this is not good

[It] shall be broken

And shall be rinsed in water every vessel of wood

And when he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge

Then he shall count for himself for his cleansing seven days

Wash his clothes, and bathe his body in running water

Then he shall be clean; He has entered a clean phase

On the eighth day he shall take for himself

Two turtledoves or two young pigeons; so he shall obey

And come before the Lord, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting

And give them to the priest, as to you I now say 

Then the priest shall offer them

The one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering

So the priest shall make atonement for him

Before the Lord because of his discharge; this his proffering

If any man has an emission of semen

Then he shall wash in water all his body

And be unclean until evening 

So shall it certainly be

And any garment and any leather

On which there is semen evident

It shall be washed with water

And be unclean until evening; until the day is spent 

Also, when a woman lies with a man

And there is an emission of semen, such is seen

They shall bathe in water

And until evening be unclean

If a woman has a discharge 

And the discharge from her body is blood; if this is seen

She shall be set apart seven days

And whoever touches her shall until evening be unclean  

Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean

Also everything that she sits on shall be unclean

----------this is what I mean

Whoever touches her bed

Shall wash his clothes and bathe in water

And be unclean until evening, so I have said

And whoever touches anything

That she sat on shall wash his clothes also

And bathe in water

And be unclean until evening, as you certainly know

If anything is on her bed

Or on anything on which she sits as well

When he touches it

He shall be unclean until evening, as to you I tell

And if any man lies with her at all

So that her impurity is on him, yes it is now on him seen

He shall be unclean seven days

And every bed on which he lies shall be unclean

If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days

Other than at the time of her customary impurity

Or if it runs beyond her usual time of impurity

In her is some type of health insecurity

All the days of her unclean discharge

Shall be as the days of her customary impurity

She shall be unclean

Know this with all surety

Every bed on which she lies

All the days of her discharge shall be to her

As the bed of her impurity

She shall be deemed as impure

And whatever she sits on shall be unclean, so you see

As the uncleanness of her impurity

Whoever touches those things shall be unclean

He shall wash his clothes and bathe in water

And be unclean until evening when the new day is seen

But if she is cleansed of her discharge

Then she shall count for herself seven days

And after that she shall be clean

Certainly an event worthy of praise

And on the eighth day she shall take for herself

Two turtledoves or two young pigeons, still alive and tweeting

And bring them to the priest

To the door of the tabernacle of meeting

Then the priest shall offer the one as a sin offering

And the other as a burnt offering

And the priest shall make atonement for her before the Lord 

For the discharge of her uncleanness as a proffering

Thus you shall separate the children of Israel

From their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness

When they defile My tabernacle that is among them

So to you I make this address

This is the law for one who has a discharge

And for him who emits semen and is thereby unclean

And for her who is indisposed

Because of her customary impurity, so it shall be seen

And for one who has a discharge

Any discharge as is here seen

Either man or woman

And for him who lies with her who is unclean

----------

Lord God, it is we who have been unclean

It is we who had walked away from You

Our sins defiled us, only stained garments were seen

Our iniquities stained us through and through


But in Your amazing love, and in your magnificent mercy

You made a way for us to be brought back to You

Through the blood of Christ, ended the great controversy

We have been reconciled! Wonderful things You did do

Hallelujah to Christ our Lord!

Hallelujah to the Purifier of our souls

For each person cleansed by His precious blood

Who have been recorded there in heaven’s rolls

We praise You, our matchless King

We praise You now and for all of our days

To you forever will the saints break forth and sing

And to You, O God, we give all of our praise

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 16 (Three sermons – 16:1-10; 11-22; & 23-34)

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Now the Lord spoke to Moses

After the death of Aaron’s two sons

When they offered profane fire before the Lord and died

Yes Nadab and Abihu were these ones

And the Lord said to Moses:

Tell Aaron your brother not to come, by and by

At just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil

Before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die

For I will appear above the mercy seat in the cloud

Therefore he shall only enter when I say he is allowed

Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: 

With the blood of a young bull as a sin offering

And of a ram as a burnt offering

Such shall be the suitable proffering

He shall put the holy linen tunic

And the linen trousers on his body

He shall be girded with a linen sash

And with the linen turban, attired he shall be

These are holy garments he is to don

Therefore he shall wash his body in water

And put them on 

And he shall take from the congregation

Of the children of Israel

Two kids of the goats as a sin offering

And one ram as a burnt offering, as to you I tell

Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering

Which is for himself, only he

And make atonement for himself and for his house

Thus is such as it it shall be 

He shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord

At the door of the tabernacle of meeting, according to this word

Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: take note!

One lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat 

And Aaron shall bring the goat

On which the Lord’s lot fell

And offer it as a sin offering

As to you I do now tell

But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat

Shall be presented alive before the Lord

----------to make atonement upon it

And to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness

So these instructions I now to you submit

And Aaron shall bring the bull of the sin offering

Which is for himself, and make atonement for himself

----------so shall he do

And for his house, and shall kill the bull as the sin offering

Which is for himself, as I instruct now to you

Then he shall take a censer full

Of burning coals of fire from the altar before the Lord

With his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine

And bring it inside the veil, according to this word

And he shall put the incense

On the fire before the Lord

That the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat

----------that is on the Testimony

Lest he die. Pay careful heed to this word

He shall take some of the blood of the bull

And sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side 

And before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood

With his finger seven times; to this instruction he shall abide

Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering

Which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil

----------so shall he complete

Do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull

And sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat 

So he shall make atonement for the Holy Place

Because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel

And because of their transgressions

For all their sins; of which I am aware of very well

And so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting

----------as to you I address

Which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness

There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting

When he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place, so do I tell

Until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself

For his household, and for all the assembly of Israel

And he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord

And make atonement for it, in this he shall not falter

And shall take some of the blood of the bull

----------and some of the blood of the goat

And put it all around on the horns of the altar

Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood

On it with his finger seven times, so to you I tell

Cleanse it, and consecrate it

From the uncleanness of the children of Israel

And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place

Please do take careful note

The tabernacle of meeting, and the altar

He shall bring the live goat

Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat

Confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel

And all their transgressions, concerning all their sins

Putting them on the head of the goat as to you I now tell

And shall send it away into the wilderness

By the hand of a suitable man; pay heed to this address

The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities

To an uninhabited land

And he shall release the goat in the wilderness

This is something for you to carefully understand

Then Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of meeting

Shall take off the linen garments which he put on, so he shall do

When he went into the Holy Place

And shall leave them there, as I am now instructing you

And he shall wash his body with water in a holy place

Put on his garments, come out and offer his burnt offering

And the burnt offering of the people

And make atonement for himself and for the people

----------with this proffering

The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar

In this precept he shall not falter

And he who released the goat as the scapegoat

Shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water

And afterward he may come into the camp, so to you I note

The bull for the sin offering

And the goat for the sin offering too

Whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place

Shall be carried outside the camp, so you shall do

And they shall burn in the fire, so to you I tell

Their skins, their flesh, and their offal as well

Then he who burns them shall wash his clothes

And bathe his body in water, so shall he do

And afterward he may come into the camp

These things shall be done as I am instructing you

This shall be a statute forever for you:

In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you shall do

You shall afflict your souls

And do no work at all, to this law you shall be true

Whether a native of your own country

Or a stranger who dwells among you

For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you

According to this word

To cleanse you, that you may be clean

From all your sins before the Lord

It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you

And so be sure to depart from this law never

And you shall afflict your souls

It is a statute forever

And the priest, who is anointed

And consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place

Shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes

The holy garments; to minister before the Lord’s face

Then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary

And he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting

----------so shall it be

And for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests

And for all the people of the assembly

This shall be an everlasting statute for you

To make atonement for the children of Israel

For all their sins, once a year

And he did as the Lord commanded Moses; as to him He did tell

----------

Lord God, You have sent Jesus to atone for sin

We thank You for doing what we could not do

Through Him new life can begin

And so, O God, we call out through Him to You


Hear our cry for mercy, upon sinners such as us

Know that we trust in Your word, and Your power to save

We are freed from sin’s bondage through Jesus

It was for us that His precious life You gave

Hallelujah! To You, O God, our voices we raise

Hallelujah! To You, O God, we give all of our praise

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 17:1-16

The Sanctity of the Blood

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to Aaron, to his sons

And to all the children of Israel, and to them say

This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, saying: 

Hear the words conveyed to you this day

Whatever man of the house of Israel

Who kills in the camp an ox or lamb or goat

Or who kills it outside the camp

Now you are to make careful note

 

And does not bring it to the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting, according to this word

To offer to the Lord an offering 

Before the tabernacle of the Lord

The guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man

Blood he has shed

And that man shall be cut off from among his people

Away from the people he shall be led

 

To the end that the children of Israel

May bring their sacrifices, in obedience to this word

Which they offer in the open field

That they may bring them to the Lord 

At the door of the tabernacle of meeting, so heed this word

To the priest, and offer them as peace offerings to the Lord 

And the priest shall sprinkle the blood

On the altar of the Lord at the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting

And burn the fat for a sweet aroma to the Lord for sure 

They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons

After whom the harlot they have played

This shall be a statute forever

For them throughout their generations, it shall be obeyed

Also you shall say to them:

Whatever man of the house of Israel

Or of the strangers who dwell among you

Who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, as well

And does not bring it to the door

Of the tabernacle of meeting, as I say to you
To offer it to the Lord

That man shall be cut off from among his people, this you shall do

And whatever man of the house of Israel

Or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, so I now say

I will set My face against that person who eats blood

And will cut him off from among his people; it shall be this way 

For the life of the flesh is in the blood

And I have given it to you upon the altar, to this extent

To make atonement for your souls

For it is the blood that for the soul makes atonement

Therefore I said to the children of Israel

No one among you shall eat blood, as to you I say

Nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood

Pay heed to My word this day

Whatever man of the children of Israel

Or of the strangers who dwell among you

Who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten

He shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust; so he shall do

For it is the life of all flesh

Its blood sustains its life, this precept is true

Therefore I said to the children of Israel

You shall not eat the blood of any flesh; this you shall not do

For the life of all flesh is its blood; pay heed to what I say

Whoever eats it shall be cut off; so it shall be this way

And every person who eats what died naturally 

Or what was torn by beasts as well 

Whether he is a native of your own country or a stranger

He shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water, as to you I tell

And be unclean until evening

Then he shall be clean 

But if he does not wash them or bathe his body

Then he shall bear his guilt; in him guilt shall be seen

----------

How splendid and wonderful it is, O God

That we have been been freed from the burden of the law
So many failed in the walk that they trod

And upon them sorrows of punishment they did draw

But through Christ there is now release and favor

In Christ, we have a glorious and eternal hope

Through His work alone, can we heaven’s delights savor

And so on Him we have set the sighting of our scope

Our eyes are fixed, our hope is set
In Christ alone is our joy and desire found
In Him our assurance of heaven is met
And so to You through Him we sing our joyous sound

Praise God; praise Him all saints, sing forth your praise

From this time forth, and even for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 18:1-30

Laws of Physical Intimacy

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying 

Speak to the children of Israel

And say to them; as I now proclaim:

I am the Lord your God

So you shall pay heed to My name 

According to the doings of the land of Egypt

Where you dwelt, you shall not do

And according to the doings of the land of Canaan

Where I am bringing you, you shall not do such too

Nor shall you walk in their ordinances 

You shall observe My judgments, and My ordinances keep

To walk in them: I am the Lord your God

Is it blessings or curses you wish to reap? 

You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments

Which if a man does, he shall by them live

I am the Lord

And these instructions to you I now give

None of you shall approach anyone

Who is near of kin to him, so I now say

To uncover his nakedness

I am the Lord; you shall not act in this way 

The nakedness of your father

Or the nakedness of your mother

You shall not uncover

She is your mother; her nakedness you shall not uncover 

The nakedness of your father’s wife

You shall not uncover

It is your father’s nakedness 

It is his and not for another

The nakedness of your sister

The daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother 

Whether born at home or elsewhere

Their nakedness you shall not uncover 

The nakedness of your son’s daughter

Or your daughter’s daughter, as to you I address

Their nakedness you shall not uncover

For theirs is your own nakedness 

The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter

Begotten by your father; heed the words I express

She is your sister

You shall not uncover her nakedness 

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your father’s sister as you know

She is near of kin to your father

Near her you shall not go

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your mother’s sister as well

For she is near of kin to your mother

Pay heed to the words I now tell 

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your father’s brother also

You shall not approach his wife

She is your aunt; near her you shall not go 

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your daughter-in-law; heed this address

She is your son’s wife

You shall not uncover her nakedness 

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your brother’s wife; this you shall not do

It is your brother’s nakedness 

Pay careful heed to the words I instruct to you

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of a woman and her daughter; refrain from this

Nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter

Such a thing is truly amiss

To uncover her nakedness, as I to you address

They are near of kin to her; it is wickedness 

Nor shall you take a woman

As a rival to her sister; such a thing you shall not do

To uncover her nakedness while the other is alive

Pay heed to the words that I instruct to you

Also you shall not approach a woman

To uncover her nakedness

As long as she is in her customary impurity

This shall not be done as to you I so express 

Moreover you shall not lie carnally

With your neighbor’s wife, this you shall not do

To defile yourself with her

To your neighbor you shall be faithful and true 

And you shall not let any of your descendants

Pass through the fire to Molech, according to my word

Nor shall you profane the name of your God

I am the Lord 

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman, my holy nation

It is an abomination 

Nor shall you mate with any animal

To defile yourself with it

Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it

It is perversion, as to you I now submit

Do not defile yourselves with any of these things

For by all these are defiled the nations

Which I am casting out before you

For committing these abominations 

For the land is defiled

Therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it

And the land vomits out its inhabitants

For the perversions they did commit

You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments

And shall not commit any of these abominations; you shall not do

Either any of your own nation

Or any stranger who dwells among you 

(For all these abominations

The men of the land have done, so to you I say

Who were before you

And thus the land is defiled to this very day) 

Lest the land vomit you out also

When you defile it, if these things you do

As it vomited out the nations

That were before you 

For whoever commits any of these abominations

The persons who commit them, such I will repay 

Shall be cut off from among their people

Pay careful heed to all I say

Therefore you shall keep My ordinance

So that you do not any of these abominable customs commit

Which were committed before you

And that you do not defile yourselves by them, so I now submit

I am the Lord your God

You shall in holiness before me trod

----------

Yes, it is so. You are the Lord our God

And to You we owe all heart and soul

You have brought us from the wayward path we trod

And have instructed us in a life of self-control

We were defiled by sin, even sin of the flesh

We had walked in a manner contrary and impure

With the world’s ways, our lives we did enmesh

Judgment was looming, but then came the cure

You sent Jesus to cleanse us from sin and defilement

He fulfilled the law, and then offered Himself for us

Upon His cross, all Your wrath was spent

Thank You, O God, for our Lord Jesus

For Him and through Him we shall give you all our praise

And we shall do so evermore! Even for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 19:1-37

Holy Behavior Towards God and Man

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying
These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to all the congregation

Of the children of Israel

And say to them: ‘You shall be holy

For I the Lord your God am holy, so to you I tell

Every one of you shall revere

His mother and his father, as in this life you trod

And keep My Sabbaths

I am the Lord your God

Do not turn to idols

Nor for yourselves molded gods make:

I am the Lord your God

These words you shall not forsake

And if you offer a sacrifice

Of a peace offering to the Lord

You shall offer it of your own free will

Pay heed to this word 

It shall be eaten the same day you offer it 

And on the next day too

And if any remains until the third day

It shall be burned in the fire, so you shall do

And if it is eaten at all on the third day

It is an abomination

It shall not be accepted, not in any way

Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity

Because he has profaned the hallowed offering of the Lord

And that person shall be cut off from his people

So shall it be according to this word

When you reap the harvest of your land

You shall not reap the corners of your field wholly

Nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest

Heed these instructions given by Me

And you shall not glean your vineyard

Nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard too

You shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God

So these things you shall do

You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another

And you shall not swear by My name falsely

Nor shall you profane the name of your God:

I am the Lord, and so these things shall be

You shall not cheat your neighbor

Nor rob him. Pay heed to this warning

The wages of him who is hired

Shall not remain with you all night until morning 

You shall not curse the deaf

Nor put a stumbling block before the blind

But shall fear your God: I am the Lord

These things you shall keep always in your mind

You shall do no injustice in judgment

You shall not be partial to the poor

Nor honor the person of the mighty

In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor

You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people

----------Pay careful heed to this word

Nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor:

I am the Lord

You shall not hate your brother in your heart

No, you shall not be so grim

You shall surely rebuke your neighbor

And not bear sin because of him

 

You shall not take vengeance

Nor bear any grudge against the children of your people

----------so you have heard

But you shall love your neighbor as yourself:

I am the Lord

You shall keep My statutes

You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind

-----------this you shall not do

You shall not sow your field with mixed seed

Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you

Whoever lies carnally with a woman

Who is betrothed to a man as a concubine, you see

And who has not at all been redeemed nor given her freedom

For this a scourging there shall be

But they shall not be put to death, you see

Because she was not free

And he shall bring

His trespass offering to the Lord

To the door of the tabernacle of meeting

A ram as a trespass offering, according to this word 

The priest shall make atonement for him

With the ram of the trespass offering, it shall be admitted

Before the Lord for his sin which he has committed

And it shall be forgiven him the sin which he has committed

When you come into the land

----------and have planted all kinds of trees for food

Then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised

Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you 

It shall not be eaten, of this law please be apprised

But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy

A praise to the Lord, and therefore shall it be

And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit

That it may yield to you its increase:

I am the Lord your God

In obedience, to you there shall be peace

You shall not eat anything with the blood, as I am now relaying

Nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying 

You shall not shave around the sides of your head

----------which would look weird
Nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead

Nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord; do as I have said

Do not prostitute your daughter

To cause her to be a harlot, pay heed to this address

Lest the land fall into harlotry

And the land become full of wickedness

You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary:

I am the Lord; these instructions in your heart you shall carry

Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits

Do not seek after them, to be defiled by them, so I tell you

I am the Lord your God

These things you are expected to not do

You shall rise before the gray headed

So shall you do according to this word

And honor the presence of an old man

And fear your God: I am the Lord

And if a stranger dwells with you in your land

You shall not mistreat him, please understand

The stranger who dwells among you

Shall be to you as one born among you

And you shall love him as yourself

For you were strangers in the land of Egypt:

----------I am the Lord your God; so this you shall do

You shall do no injustice in judgment

In measurement of length, weight, or volume 

You shall have honest scales, honest weights

An honest ephah, and an honest hin:

----------Yes, honesty in all shall you assume

I am the Lord your God

Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, as you know

Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments

And perform them: I am the Lord; it shall be so

----------

Oh impossible law, where can I go from you?

Who will from this body of death free me?

To Jesus Christ, I will go; it is what I will do

The law is a tutor to lead me to Him, and in Him I am set free

By this law, I have a consciousness of sin

How utterly sinful sin is, by it I can clearly see

By this law, I am utterly defeated; I am done in

But by faith in Jesus, He has set me free

Thank You Lord God for the giving of Your Son

Thank You that You have broken off the yoke and set me free

By faith alone I am saved; through His cross it is done

Now I can live for You, but when I fail

----------You have already forgiven me


Thank You for the perfect life of my Lord

Who fulfilled every detail of Your perfect word

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 20:1-27

In These, Israel Will be Judged

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Again, you shall say to the children of Israel:

These things to them you are to tell

Whoever of the children of Israel

Or of the strangers who dwell in Israel

Who gives any of his descendants to Molech

He shall surely be put to death, as to you I now tell

The people of the land shall stone him with stones

Toss good and hard and break those bones 

I will set My face against that man

And will cut him off from his people; he will bear the blame

Because he has given some of his descendants to Molech

To defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name

And if the people of the land

Should in any way hide their eyes from the man

When he gives some of his descendants to Molech

And they do not kill him, according to My plan

Then I will set My face against that man

And against his family; they shall be a wreck

And I will cut him off from his people

And all who prostitute themselves with him

----------to commit harlotry with Molech

And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits

To prostitute himself with them in this way

I will set My face against that person

And cut him off from his people; I shall perform what I say

Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy

For I am the Lord your God

These things you shall do 

And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them:

----------I am the Lord who sanctifies you

For everyone who curses his father or his mother

Shall surely be put to death, it shall be so

He has cursed his father or his mother

His blood shall be upon him; to the pit he shall go

The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife

He who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife

The adulterer and the adulteress

Shall surely be put to death; so shall end their cheating life

The man who lies with his father’s wife

Has uncovered his father’s nakedness

Both of them shall surely be put to death

Their blood shall be upon them, as to you I address

If a man lies with his daughter-in-law

Both of them shall surely be put to death, so I to you say

They have committed perversion

Their blood shall be upon them; such evil you shall put away

If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman

Both of them have committed an abomination

They shall surely be put to death

Their blood shall be upon them; you are to be a holy nation

If a man marries a woman and her mother

It is wickedness, so it is true

They shall be burned with fire

Both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you

If a man mates with an animal

Pay heed to what I now tell

He shall surely be put to death

And you shall kill the animal as well

If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it

You shall kill the woman and the animal too

They shall surely be put to death

Their blood is upon them, as I am telling you

If a man takes his sister

His father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter as I am telling

And sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness

It is a wicked thing

And they shall be cut off

In the sight of their people, so it shall be

He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness

He shall bear his guilt; abide by these laws from Me

If a man lies with a woman during her sickness

And uncovers her nakedness, he has exposed her flow

And she has uncovered the flow of her blood

Both of them shall be cut off from their people; you shall do so

You shall not uncover the nakedness

Of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister too

For that would uncover his near of kin

They shall bear their guilt, as I now say to you

If a man lies with his uncle’s wife

He has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness

They shall bear their sin

They shall die childless

If a man takes his brother’s wife

It is an unclean thing, you see

He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness

They shall be childless; pay heed to these words from Me

You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments

And perform them, no doubt

That the land where I am bringing you to dwell

May not vomit you out

And you shall not walk in the statutes

Of the nation which I am casting out before you

For they commit all these things

And therefore I abhor them through and through

But I have said to you

You shall inherit their land; things will be sunny

And I will give it to you to possess

A land flowing with milk and honey

I am the Lord your God

Who has separated you from the peoples

----------in the land that you will trod

You shall therefore distinguish

Between clean animals and unclean, check the kosher label

Between unclean birds and clean

And you shall not make yourselves abominable

By beast or by bird

Or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground

Which I have separated from you as unclean

Eat only that which the law proclaims is sound

And you shall be holy to Me

For I the Lord am holy

And have separated you from the peoples

That you should be Mine, yes to belong unto Me

A man or a woman who is a medium

Or who has familiar spirits, shall be put to death surely

They shall stone them with stones

Their blood shall upon them be

----------

Lord God, You have from among the nations called us

Not to live the law given so long ago

But to live by faith in the work of Christ Jesus

And on the straight path of faith, we shall go

Our hope is found in Him alone

We will not look to our own righteousness

From the law like children into sons we have grown

And so in Christ we shall praise You, and Your name we shall bless

Only in Him can we find peace with You

Only in Him are we counted as holy in Your eyes

Thank You for Christ, ever faithful and true

Thank You for Christ, our heavenly prize

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 21:1-24

Suitable for the Priesthood

And the Lord said to Moses

Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron what I have said

And say to them:

None shall defile himself among his people for the dead 

Except for his relatives who are nearest to him

His mother, his father, his son, his daughter, and his brother 

Also his virgin sister who is near to him

Who has had no husband, for her he may defile himself

----------but for no other 

Otherwise he shall not defile himself, as I say

Being a chief man among his people, to profane himself in any way

They shall not make any bald place on their heads

Nor shall they shave the edges of their beards also

Nor make any cuttings in their flesh

These are prohibited as you now know

They shall be holy to their God

And not profane the name of their God, this shall never be

For they offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire 

And the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy

They shall not take a wife who is a harlot

Or a defiled woman, this thing shall not be

Nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband

For the priest to his God is holy

Therefore you shall consecrate him

For he offers the bread of your God; these offerings to Me

He shall be holy to you

For I the Lord, who sanctify you, am holy

The daughter of any priest

If she profanes herself by playing the harlot

----------morality she has spurned

She profanes her father

She shall with fire be burned

He who is the high priest among his brethren

On whose head the anointing oil was poured

----------such as everyone knows

And who is consecrated to wear the garments

Shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes

Nor shall he go near any dead body

Nor defile himself for his father or his mother too

Nor shall he go out of the sanctuary

Nor profane the sanctuary of his God, as I now instruct you

For upon him is the consecration of the anointing oil of his God

I am the Lord; circumspectly he shall trod

And he shall take a wife in her virginity

A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled woman or a harlot too

These he shall not marry

But he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife, so he shall do

Nor shall he profane among his people his posterity

For I the Lord sanctify him, and so this is how it shall be

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These words to Him He was relaying

Speak to Aaron, saying:

No man of your descendants in succeeding generations

Who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God

No, even of his closest relations

For any man who has a defect shall not approach:

A man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long

A man who has a broken foot or broken hand

Or is a hunchback or a dwarf; when such with him is wrong

Or a man who has a defect in his eye

Or eczema or scab, or is a eunuch – they shall not apply

No man of the descendants of Aaron the priest

Who has a defect, shall come near to offer

The offerings made by fire to the Lord

He has a defect; no such thing shall he proffer

He shall not come near to offer the bread of his God

He may eat the bread of his God without reproach

Both the most holy and the holy

Only he shall not go near the veil or the altar approach

Because he has a defect

Lest My sanctuaries he profane

For I the Lord sanctify them

And so from these duties he shall abstain

And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons as well

And to all the children of Israel

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Lord, in You is found the perfect High Priest

And because of You, we are accepted before God

From the greatest of us, even to the least

To Your greatness, we shout and applaud

As a kingdom of priests, we shall minister before You

And it shall be so for even for eternal days

Offering worthy sacrifices, from hearts proven and true

Yes, before Your throne, we shall give You eternal praise

Glory to God in the highest; glory to our King

Glory to God in the highest; hear our voices sing

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 22:1-33

I Am the Lord

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying
These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to Aaron and his sons

That they from the holy things themselves separate

Of the children of Israel

And that they do not profane My holy name; get this straight

By what they dedicate to Me:

I am the Lord; so it shall be 

Say to them: ‘Whoever of all your descendants

Throughout your generations, according to this word

Who goes near the holy things

Which the children of Israel dedicate to the Lord

While he has uncleanness upon him, as you have heard

That person shall be cut off from My presence: I am the Lord

Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron

Yes any of them that is seen

Who is a leper or has a discharge

Shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean

And whoever touches anything made by a corpse unclean

Or a man who has had an emission of semen; if such is seen

Or whoever touches any creeping thing

By which he would be made unclean before Me

Or any person by whom he would become unclean

Whatever his uncleanness may be— 

The person who has touched any such thing

Shall be unclean until evening, so shall it be

And shall not eat the holy offerings 

Unless he washes with water his body

And when the sun goes down

He shall be clean; a reason for a happy mood

And afterward he may eat the holy offerings

Because it is his food

Whatever dies naturally or is torn by beasts, according to My word

He shall not eat, to defile himself with it: I am the Lord.

They shall therefore keep My ordinance

Lest they bear sin for it and die thereby

If they profane it

I the Lord sanctify them; this is why

No outsider shall eat the holy offering

One who dwells with the priest, or a hired servant too

Shall not eat the holy thing

So I am instructing you

But if the priest buys a person with his money

He may eat it; with this right he is imbued

And one who is born in his house

May eat his food

If the priest’s daughter is married to an outsider

She may not eat of the holy offerings; it is to be denied-her

But if the priest’s daughter is a widow or divorced

And has no child, and has to her father’s house returned

As in her youth, she may eat her father’s food

But no outsider shall eat it, this right he has not earned

And if a man eats the holy offering unintentionally

Then he shall restore a holy offering to the priest

And add one-fifth to it

And then the debt is ceased

They shall not profane the holy offerings 

Of the children of Israel, which they offer to the Lord

Or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass

When they eat their holy offerings; for I the Lord sanctify them

---------- So shall they heed this, My word

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words he was then relaying

Speak to Aaron and his sons

And to all the children of Israel, and to them say:

Whatever man of the house of Israel

Or of the strangers in Israel, as I now relay

Who offers his sacrifice for any of his vows

Or for any of his freewill offerings

Which they offer to the Lord as a burnt offering

Yes, any of these profferings

You shall offer of your own free will

Be sure to take careful notes

A male without blemish

From the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats

Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer

----------do not make this gaffe

For it shall not be acceptable on your behalf

And whoever offers a sacrifice of a peace offering

To the Lord, to fulfill his vow
Or a freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep

It must be perfect to be accepted; as I tell you now

There shall be no defect in it

This command I do to you submit

Those that are blind or broken or maimed

Or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs; heed now this word

You shall not offer to the Lord

Nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the Lord 

Either a bull or a lamb

That has any limb too long

Or too short you may offer as a freewill offering

But for a vow it shall not be accepted; do not get this wrong

You shall not offer to the Lord 

What is bruised or crushed, or cut or torn

Nor shall you make any offering of them in your land

This to you I do now warn

Nor from a foreigner’s hand

Shall you offer any of these as the bread of your God

Because their corruption is in them, and defects are in them

They shall not be accepted on your behalf

----------In this there can be no approval nod

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

These continued words He was then relaying

 “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born

It shall be seven days with its mother, according to this word

And from the eighth day and thereafter

It shall be accepted as an offering made by fire to the Lord 

Whether it is a cow or ewe, as to you I say

Do not kill both her and her young on the same day

And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord

Offer it of your own free will, heed now this word

On the same day it shall be eaten

You shall leave none of it until morning: I am the Lord

Therefore you shall keep My commandments

And perform them: I am the Lord, so to you I do these things tell

You shall not profane My holy name

But I will be hallowed among the children of Israel

I am the Lord who sanctifies you 

Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God

I am the Lord

Therefore walk circumspectly as before Me you trod

----------

Lord God, You have sanctified us

And so now help us to sanctify ourselves as well

To ever emulate Jesus

Yes, our hearts we ask that You so impel

May we walk in a manner honorable and right

Never deviating from this noble way

May Christ Jesus be our ever-guiding Light

May He lead us in the bright, eternal day


And we give glory to You in the highest

Yes our voices raised

We bless Your glorious name

And forever it shall be praised

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:1-3

The Feasts of the Lord, The Sabbath

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel

And say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord

Which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations

These are My feasts; pay heed now to My word

Six days shall work be done

But the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest

A holy convocation

You shall do no work on it; as previously addressed 

It is the Sabbath of the Lord 

In all your dwellings, pay heed to this word

----------

Lord God, a Sabbath of rest You gave to Israel

A weekly feast to honor You

But in this feast is a story to tell

A story of what Christ Jesus did do

He came to this place of work, toil, and sweat

And He labored for us so that we could truly find rest

In Him the work is finished; the requirement is met

And so now in Him, we are eternally blessed


We read in Hebrews 4 and verse number 3

That in Him when we believe we find our true rest

The feast is fulfilled; we now rest peacefully

Yes, in Christ Jesus, we are eternally blessed

Hallelujah to You, O God, great things You have done!
Hallelujah to You, O God, for the giving of Jesus Your Son!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:4-8

Passover and Unleavened Bread

These are the feasts of the Lord

Holy convocations which you shall proclaim

At their appointed times

Each year it shall be the same

On the fourteenth day 

Of the first month at twilight 

Is the Lord’s Passover

A time when the moon is full and burning bright

And on the fifteenth day

Of the same month, pay heed to what is said 

Is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord

Seven days you must eat unleavened bread

On the first day

You shall have a holy convocation

You shall do no customary work on it

So it shall be for the entire nation 

But you shall offer an offering

Made by fire to the Lord for seven days, so to you I submit

The seventh day shall be a holy convocation

You shall do no customary work on it

----------
The Passover is fulfilled as says 1 Corinthians 5:7

And for this we are ever grateful to the Lord

It is through His cross that we can return to heaven

So we are assured in Your word

And the feast of Unleavened Bread

It is fulfilled as well in Christ Jesus

To Him we now live in it, as the word has said

Great things, O God, You have done for us!

Hallelujah to You, O God, great things You have done!
Hallelujah to You, O God, for the giving of Jesus Your Son!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:9-14

Christ, the Firstfruits

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying 

Speak to the children of Israel, and to them say:

All the things I relay to you today

When you come into the land which I give to you

And reap its harvest; that which the land has increased

Then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits

Of your harvest to the priest 

He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord

To be accepted on your behalf; so to you I submit

On the day after the Sabbath

The priest shall wave it 

And you shall offer on that day

When you wave the sheaf, so hear My word

A male lamb of the first year, without blemish

As a burnt offering to the Lord 

Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah 

Of fine flour mixed with oil, so I say

An offering made by fire to the Lord

For a sweet aroma; so it shall be this way

And its drink offering of wine shall be

One-fourth of a hin to offer it correctly

You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain

Nor fresh grain until the same day

That you have brought an offering to your God

To these instructions careful heed you shall pay

It shall be a statute forever, as instructed by Me

Throughout your generations in all your dwellings it shall be

----------

Firstfruits to the Lord, is Christ Jesus

He was crucified and buried for our sins

But He was raised for the justification of us

Yes, through the Lord, the victory He wins

And so, O God, we sing out great praises to You

Because of Christ Jesus and the work He wrought

Through Him, marvelous things You did do

And through His work we stand perfect, without spot

Hallelujah to You, yes, again we say it from the heart!
Hallelujah to You, for Christ who to us eternal life does impart!

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 23:15-22

The Giving of the Spirit

And you shall count for yourselves

From the day after the Sabbath, the day when death is defeated

From the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering:

Seven Sabbaths shall be completed 

Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath

----------According to this word

Then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord

You shall bring from your dwellings

Two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah, according to this word

They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven 

They are the firstfruits to the Lord

And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs

Of the first year without blemish, one young bull, and two rams

They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord

With their grain offering and their drink offerings

An offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord

Such shall be these profferings

Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats

As a sin offering, so you shall do

And two male lambs of the first year

As a sacrifice of a peace offering, as I instruct to you

The priest shall wave them with the bread

Of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord

With the two lambs as I have said

They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest, according to this word

And you shall proclaim on the same day 

That it is a holy convocation to you, without alterations

You shall do no customary work on it

It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations

When you reap the harvest of your land

You shall not wholly reap the corners, so I attest

Of your field when you reap

Nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest

You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger

I am the Lord your God, your feast-day Arranger

----------

And so we thank You Lord Jesus, for having fulfilled this feast

You poured out your Spirit on the sons of men

Upon Jew and Gentile, and upon the greatest and the least

All who call on You, are at that moment born again

The Spirit is given; a divine guarantee

We have the surety of God, upon us sealed

Eternal salvation is granted; from condemnation we are free

Marvelous salvation; we are brought in as crops from the field

Thank You, O glorious God, for this that You have done for us

To give us new life, You sent Your only begotten; our Lord Jesus

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:23-25

The Coming of the Second Adam

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

In the seventh month, as to you I attest

On the first day of the month

You shall have a sabbath-rest

A memorial of blowing of trumpets is what you shall do

A holy convocation; observe this day as I instruct to you 

You shall do no customary work on it according to this word 

And you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord

----------

Lord, You planned it all, and then laid it out

In feasts for Israel to observe each year

To leave us with certainty; without a doubt

Seeing their fulfillment in Christ; it all becomes clear

It is true with the Day of Acclamation, we now know

We see that the angels praised God on that marvelous day

When Christ came into the world, there was a heavenly show

While the trumpets of Israel were blowing away

Thank You, O God, for the giving of Your Son

Thank You, O God, for the coming of our King

We praise You for the marvelous things You have done

And to You, forever, we shall shout aloud and sing

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:26-32

The Day of Atonement

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

These are the words He was then relaying

Also the tenth day of this seventh month

Shall be the Day of Atonement

It shall be a holy convocation for you

This is how it shall be spent

You shall afflict your souls, according to this word

And offer an offering made by fire to the Lord

And on that same day you shall do no work

For it is the Day of Atonement, such is this day

To make atonement for you

Before the Lord your God, as to you I now say

For any person who is not afflicted in soul in this way

On that same day shall be cut off from his people, so I say

And any person who does any work

On that same day, pay heed to my word

That person I will destroy from among his people

When my anger he has stirred

You shall do no manner of work

It shall be a statute forever

Throughout your generations in all your dwellings 

From this statute, you shall deviate never

It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest

And you shall your souls afflict

On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening You shall celebrate your sabbath, according to this edict

----------

O God, through Christ we are restored to You again

Our sins are covered, we have atonement

The gift of the cross shouts out to all men

The enmity is ceased, and the wrath has been spent

Thank You for what our Lord has done

Thank You that we are no longer laden with guilt

Through Calvary’s cross, our victory is won

There when Christ’s precious blood was spilt

Praises to You, endless praises, even forevermore

Praise to You from here on earth, and even to heaven’s shore

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 23:33-44

Tabernacles

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying 

Speak to the children of Israel, saying:

The fifteenth day of this seventh month, hear now this word

Shall be the Feast of Tabernacles 

For seven days to the Lord 

On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, so I submit

You shall do no customary work on it 

For seven days you shall offer an offering

Made by fire to the Lord, according to this word

On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation

And you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord

It is a sacred assembly, according to the sacred writ

And you shall do no customary work on it

These are the feasts of the Lord 

To be holy convocations which you shall proclaim

To offer an offering made by fire to the Lord

A burnt offering and a grain offering, each by its name

A sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— 

Besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, so hear the word

Besides your gifts, besides all your vows

And besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord

Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month

When you have gathered in the fruit of the land

You shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days

On the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, please understand

And on the eighth day a sabbath-rest

As to you I now attest 

And you shall take for yourselves

On the first day the fruit of beautiful trees

Branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees

And willows of the brook; choose as many as you please

And you shall before the Lord your God rejoice

For seven days you shall raise a festive voice 

You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord

For seven days in the year 

It shall be a statute forever in your generations

You shall celebrate it in the seventh month

------- when the seventh month does appear

You shall dwell in booths for seven days as to you I tell

All who are native Israelites shall in booths dwell

That your generations may know

That I made to dwell in booths the children of Israel

When I brought them out of the land of Egypt:

I am the Lord your God, and so to you these things I tell

So Moses declared to the children of Israel

The feasts of the Lord; so to them these things he did tell

----------

Lord God, you came and did tabernacle among us

You put on garments of flesh, and with us You did dwell

Praises to You for our Lord, the Lord Jesus

What an incredible story the Bible does tell

Now we too dwell in a temporary tent

Living out our lives with an eternal guarantee

And when our lives are over; our last breath is spent

We shall be glorified forever; throughout eternity

Hallelujah to the Lamb of God

Hallelujah to our atonement covering

Hallelujah, to Christ our King we applaud

And to His majesty we shall forever sing

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 24:1-9

Oil and Bread

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 

These are the words He was then relaying

Command the children of Israel

That they bring to you pure oil, so shall it be

Of pressed olives for the light

To make the lamps burn continually

Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tabernacle of meeting

Aaron shall be in charge of it – this endeavor

From evening until morning before the Lord continually

It shall be a statute in your generations forever

He shall be in charge of the lamps, so shall it be

On the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually

And you shall take fine flour

And bake twelve cakes with it

Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake

So you shall do, as to you I submit 

You shall set them in two rows, six in a row

On the pure gold table before the Lord is where they shall go

And you shall put pure frankincense on each row

That it may be for a memorial on the bread

An offering made by fire to the Lord

It shall be accomplished as I have said

Every Sabbath he shall set it in order

Continually before the Lord

Being taken from the children of Israel

By an everlasting covenant, according to My word

And it shall be for Aaron and his sons

And they shall eat it in a holy place

For it is most holy to him from the offerings of the Lord made by fire

By a perpetual statute; such shall be the case

----------

Wonderful pictures of Christ and His work for us

Are revealed in the holy oil and holy bread of Israel

Every word shows us more hints of Jesus

And of His marvelous works each does tell

Thank You, O God, for such a wonderful word

Thank You for the mysteries which are hidden there

Each that we pull out speaks of Jesus our Lord

Thank you that in His goodness we too can share


For all eternity we shall sing to You our praise

Yes, from this time forth and for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 24:10-23

Recompense for an Offense

Now the son of an Israelite woman

Whose father was an Egyptian

Went out among the children of Israel

According to the account’s description

And this Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel

Fought each other in the camp, so the word does tell

And the Israelite woman’s son

Blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed

And so they brought him to Moses

Because of his irreverent outburst

His mother’s name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri

Of the tribe of Dan was her family tree

Then they put him in custody, probably holed up alone

That the mind of the Lord to them might be shown

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

Take outside the camp him who has cursed

Then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head

And let all the congregation stone him

---------- for his unholy outburst

Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying:

Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin, so I am to you relaying

And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord

Shall surely be put to death, be sure to understand

All the congregation shall certainly stone him

The stranger as well as him who is born in the land

When he blasphemes the name of the Lord

He shall be put to death, according to this word

Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death

So you shall extinguish his life, ending his breath

Whoever kills an animal shall make it good

Animal for animal; ensure this is understood

If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor

As he has done, so shall it be done to him, most certainly

Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth

As he has caused disfigurement of a man

----------so it shall be done to him, so shall it be 

And whoever kills an animal shall restore it

But whoever kills a man shall be put to death, so to you I submit 

You shall have the same law for the stranger

And for one from your own country as well

For I am the Lord your God

You shall do these things as to you I tell

Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel

And they took outside the camp him who had cursed

And stoned him with stones

So the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses

----------for the man’s unholy outburst

----------

Thank You, O God, for this hope You have given to us

As sons of Adam we are dead in sin

But through Your Son we are made alive, yes, through Jesus

A new and eternal life we have been granted to live in


And so may we reverence Your name always, O Lord

And cling fast to the truths of Your superior word

Praise You! Praise You O God. Yes, hear our praise

That which our hearts will sing to You for eternal days

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 25:1-7

The Sabbath of the Land

And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying

There on Sinai, these words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel

And say to them: Yes, according to this word

When you come into the land which I give you

Then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord

Six years you shall sow your field

And six years you shall prune

Your vineyard and gather its fruit 

You can do this while whistling out a tune

But in the seventh year there shall be

A sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord

You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard 

You shall do according to this word

What grows of its own accord

Of your harvest you shall not reap, please understand

Nor gather the grapes of your untended vine 

For it is a year of rest for the land 

And the sabbath produce of the land

Shall be food for you:

For you, your male and female servants

Your hired man, and the stranger who dwells with you too

For your livestock and the beasts that are in your land

All its produce shall be for food, so tasty and grand

----------

O God, it is so good to come to Your word

To search it out for what You would of us expect

And in so searching we find our precious Lord

And in Him, only grace and mercy can we detect

For those who have trusted in Jesus

We have the surest hope of all

Magnificent, wondrous things He has done for us

Because upon His precious name, we did call

How can such love be, O God?
Surely it is exceeds heaven’s highest height

And so for sending Jesus we joyously applaud

Because through Him, all things are new –

----------Once again all things are right

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 25.8-22

The Year of Jubilee

And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself

Seven times seven years

----------just think of all the good times and tears!

And the time of the seven sabbaths of years

Shall be to you forty-nine years

Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee

To sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, let it resound!

On the Day of Atonement you shall make

The trumpet throughout all your land to sound

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year

And proclaim liberty

Throughout all the land to all its inhabitants

It shall be for you a Jubilee

And each of you shall return to his possession, so shall it be

And each of you shall return to his family

That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you

In it you shall neither sow nor reap

What grows of its own accord

Nor gather the grapes of your untended vine

----------Whether just a few, or a whole whopping heap

For it is the Jubilee

It shall be holy to you

You shall eat its produce from the field

This is what you are to do

In this Year of Jubilee, please do heed and learn

Each of you shall to his possession return

And if you sell anything to your neighbor

Or buy from your neighbor’s hand

You shall not oppress one another

Rather in peace with him you shall stand

According to the number of years

After the Jubilee you shall from your neighbor buy

And according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you

By the number of crops you shall classify

According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price

And according to the fewer number of years

----------you shall its price diminish

For he sells to you according to the number 

Of the years of the crops, until they finish 

Therefore you shall not oppress one another

But you shall fear your God

For I am the Lord your God

Walk circumspectly therefore on this land that you trod

So you shall observe My statutes

And keep My judgments, so you are to understand

And perform them

And you will dwell in safety in the land 

Then the land will yield its fruit, so to you I tell

And you will eat your fill, and there in safety dwell

And if you say

What shall we eat in the seventh year...

Since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?

Pshaw, I am the Lord, so have no fear

 

Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year

----------despite your fears

And it will bring forth produce enough for three years

And you shall sow in the eighth year

And eat old produce until the ninth year, so I attest

Until its produce comes in

You shall eat of the old harvest

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Lord God, we look ahead as yet

To the day when Christ comes for those already released

The moment is ahead, the hour is set

And we wait until the ticking clock has ceased

Until then, we thank You for our Lord Jesus

Who has restored the land and opened heaven’s door

Great things through Him, O God, You have done for us

And we shall exalt and praise You forevermore

Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 25:22-38

Of Property and the Poor

The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine

For you are strangers and sojourners with Me

----------please understand 
And in all the land of your possession

You shall grant redemption of the land

If one of your brethren becomes poor
And has sold some of his possession, so you are told

And if his redeeming relative comes to redeem it

Then he may redeem what his brother sold

Or if the man has no one to redeem it

But he himself becomes able to redeem it

----------No longer facing depression

Then let him count the years since its sale

And restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it

----------that he may return to his possession 

But if he is not able

To have it restored to himself, so you see

Then what was sold shall remain in the hand

Of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee

And in the Jubilee it shall be released

And he shall return to his possession

----------His time apart from it shall be ceased

If a man sells a house in a walled city

Then he may redeem it, so I submit

Within a whole year after it is sold 

Within a full year he may redeem it 

But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year

Then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently

To him who bought it, throughout his generations

It shall not be released in the Jubilee 

However the houses of villages which have no wall around them

Shall be counted as the fields of the country

They may be redeemed

And they shall be released in the Jubilee

Nevertheless the cities of the Levites 

And the houses in the cities of their possession, so I say

The Levites may redeem at any time

It shall always be this way

And if a man purchases a house from the Levites

Then the house that was sold in the city of his possession

----------shall be released in the Jubilee

For the houses in the cities of the Levites 

Are their possession among the children of Israel

----------as stated by Me

But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold

For it is their perpetual possession; so you have been told

If one of your brethren becomes poor

And falls into poverty among you, sad but true

Then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner

That he may live with you 

Take no usury or interest from him, this you shall not do

But fear your God, that your brother may live with you 

You shall not lend him your money for usury

Nor lend him your food at a profit; such shall not be 

I am the Lord your God

Who brought you out of of Egypt the land

To give you the land of Canaan and to be your God

So these things you are to understand

----------

Lord God, in Christ the world has been redeemed

Our faithful Brother came and dwelt among us

When all hope was lost, or so it once seemed

You sent Your Son to purchase us back; thank You for Jesus


And so help us to remember this thing that You have done

Help us stretch forth our own willing hand

Help us to be gracious to each and every one

Soften our heart, and help us to understand

When the need is seen, may we not be slack

But give willing hearts to every one of us

Not because we must pay some debt back

But because of gratitude for our full redemption, found in Christ Jesus

And may this bring You glory now and forevermore

While we praise You here, and also upon that heavenly shore


Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 25:39-55

Of Masters and Slaves

And if one of your brethren who dwells 

By you becomes poor, his riches he does not preserve

And sells himself to you

You shall not compel him as a slave to serve 

As a hired servant and a sojourner with you he shall be

And shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee 

And then he shall depart from you

He and his children with him as well

And shall return to his own family

He shall return to the possession of his fathers; so to you I tell 

For they are My servants

Whom I brought out of Egypt the land

They shall not be sold as slaves

In this you shall pay heed and understand 

You shall not with rigor over him rule

But you shall fear your God; to him you shall not be cruel 

And as for your male and female slaves

Whom you may have, this I will not deny

From the nations that are around you

From them you may male and female slaves buy 

Moreover you may buy the children

Of the strangers who dwell among you, this is allowed to be

And their families who are with you, which they beget in your land

And they shall become your property 

And you may take them as an inheritance

For your children after you, it may be this way

To inherit them as a possession

They shall be your permanent slaves, as I tell you today

But regarding your brethren

The children of Israel

You shall not rule over one another with rigor

In tender care of them you shall dwell

Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich

And one of your brethren who dwells by him, so you construe

Becomes poor, and sells himself

To the stranger or sojourner close to you

Or to a member of the stranger’s family 

After he is sold he may be again redeemed

One of his brothers may redeem him 

If in his eyes he is esteemed

Or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him

Or anyone who is to him near of kin

In his family may redeem him

Or if he is able he may redeem himself again 

Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him:

The price of his release shall be

According to the number of years

From the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee 

It shall be for him according to the time of a hired servant 

In this matter all shall be observant

If there are still many years remaining

According to them he shall repay

The price of his redemption from the money

With which he was bought on his redemption day 

And if there remain but a few years

Until the Year of Jubilee, on that day

Then he shall reckon with him 

And according to his years the price of his redemption him he shall repay 

He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, as is right

And he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight 

And if he is not redeemed in these years

Then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee—

He and his children with him

For the children of Israel are servants to Me

They are My servants whom I brought out of Egypt the land

I am the Lord your God, and so these things you shall understand

----------

Heavenly Father, through Christ we have been redeemed

We are Your possession, and to You we belong

Our times of bondage now are to be lightly esteemed

As we sing in our hearts our final redemption song

Restoration is sure to come, and all will be restored

No longer will access to heaven be inhibited

The truth of this is recorded in Your word

And in the life of Christ, this certainty is exhibited

And so, our King, we give joyful shouts to You

As we await the trumpet blast, to receive our heavenly due

Hallelujah, we shall say it once again!
Hallelujah and Amen...

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Leviticus 26:1-13

Promised Blessings

You shall not make idols for yourselves

Not even of your favorite pup

Neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar

Shall you for yourselves rear up

Nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land

To bow down to it

For I am the Lord your God

And so to you this rule I do submit

You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary

I am the Lord; so shall it be

If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments

----------and perform them

Then I will give you rain in its season, the right amount to suit

The land shall yield its produce

And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit

Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage

And the vintage till the time of sowing shall last

You shall eat your bread to the full

And dwell in your land safely, nor shall you be downcast

I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down

And none will make you afraid, so understand

I will rid the land of evil beasts

And the sword will not go through your land

You will chase your enemies; so you shall do

And they shall fall by the sword before you

Five of you shall chase a hundred

And a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight

Your enemies shall fall by the sword before you

Such shall be your might

For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful

Multiply you and confirm My covenant with you

You shall eat the old harvest

And clear out the old because of the new

I will set My tabernacle among you

And My soul shall not abhor you

I will walk among you and be your God

And you shall be My people; to this word I will be true

I am the Lord your God

Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; that marvelous sight

That you should not be their slaves

I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright

----------

Lord God, surely you have broken our yoke and set us free

And now You dwell in us and walk among us too

Such marvelous love! How can it be?

That we have received such blessing from You!

Thank You that You are our God because of Jesus

Thank You that we are now your people also

Such marvelous things You have done for us

Such gifts of love and mercy upon us You bestow

Hallelujah to You for Your kind and gracious hand upon us

Hallelujah to You, O God, for our King! Our glorious Lord Jesus!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 26:14-39

Assured Curses

But if you do not obey Me

And do not observe all these commandments

And if you despise My statutes

Or if your soul abhors My judgments

So that you do not all My commandments perform 

But break My covenant, then hear the words I warn

I also will do this to you:

I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever

----------So I do submit

Which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart

And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it

I will set My face against you

And you shall be defeated by your enemies; My word is true

Those who hate you shall reign over you

And you shall flee when no one pursues you

And after all this, if you do not obey Me

Then I will punish you seven times more for your sins

----------so shall it be

I will break the pride of your power, thus ending your mirth

I will make your heavens like iron

----------and like bronze shall be your earth

And your strength shall be spent in vain

For your land its produce shall not yield

Nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit

Barren shall be the trees of the field

Then, if you walk contrary to Me

And are not willing to obey Me

I will bring on you seven times more plagues

According to your sins shall it be

I will also send wild beasts among you

Which shall rob you of your children

----------a horrible state

Destroy your livestock, and make you few in number

And your highways shall be desolate

And if by these things you are not reformed by Me

But walk contrary to Me; such are your crimes

Then I also will walk contrary to you

And I will punish you for your sins yet seven times

And I will bring a sword against you

That will execute the vengeance of the covenant

When you are gathered together within your cities

I will send pestilence among you; until you are spent

And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy

Surely this will come to pass; so shall it be

When I have cut off your supply of bread

Ten women shall bake in one oven your bread

And they shall bring back your bread by weight

And you shall eat and not be satisfi-ed

And after all this, if you do not obey Me

But walk contrary to Me; such are your continued crimes

Then I also will walk contrary to you in fury

And I, even I, will chastise you for your sins seven times

You shall eat the flesh of your sons for your meat

And the flesh of your daughters you shall eat

I will destroy your high places

Cut down your incense altars, so I shall do

And cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols

And My soul shall abhor you

I will lay your cities waste

And bring your sanctuaries to desolation

And I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas

You who were to be My holy nation

I will bring the land to desolation

And your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it

I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you

Your land shall be desolate and your cities waste

----------for the crimes you did commit

Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths

As long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land

Then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths

Then shall the nations understand

As long as it lies desolate it shall rest, so I submit

For the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it

And as for those of you who are left, so to you I address

I will send into their hearts in the lands of their enemies faintness

The sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee

They shall flee as though fleeing from a sword

And they shall fall when no one pursues

According to My solemn word

They shall stumble over one another

As it were before a sword throughout the land

When no one pursues

And you shall have no power before your enemies to stand

You shall perish among the nations

And the land of your enemies shall eat you up; so shall it be

And those of you who are left shall waste away

In your enemies’ lands in their iniquity

Also in their fathers’ iniquities, which are with them

They shall waste away, like a branch broken at the stem

----------

Lord God, Israel was warned, and yet they did not obey

They received what was just, right, and due

And we too have walked in a contrary way

We have neglected our duty and responsibility to You

But in Christ there is mercy, and in Christ there is grace

Through Him we are freed from the guilt we bore

And through Him we receive a smile from Your face

And that favor will last forever, and evermore

Thank You for Christ, our Lord Jesus!
Thank You for all, through Him, that You have done for us

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 26:40-46

I Will Remember the Covenant

But if they confess their iniquity

And the iniquity of their fathers, who acted unfaithfully

With their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me

And that they also to Me have walked contrary

And that I also have walked contrary to them

And have brought them into their enemies’ land

If their uncircumcised hearts are humbled

And they accept their guilt; when they understand

Then I will remember My covenant with Jacob

And My covenant with Isaac, by my raised hand

And My covenant with Abraham I will remember

I will remember the land

The land also shall be left empty by them

And will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies without them desolate

They will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments

And because their soul abhorred My statutes, which they did forget

Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies

I will not cast them away, nor shall I them abhor

To utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them

For I am the Lord their God; yes even forevermore

But for their sake I will remember

The covenant of their ancestors, their early family relations

Whom I brought out of the land of Egypt

In the sight of the nations

That I might be their God, so stands My word

I am the Lord

These are the statutes and judgments and laws

Which the Lord made between Himself, as we now understand

And the children of Israel

On Mount Sinai by Moses’ hand

----------

Lord God, we all like Israel have gone astray

And as a vile cloth we should be cast out

But in Christ, You have granted us a new way

And in Christ there is peace and surety, not strife and doubt

Thank You for bringing us back to Yourself through Jesus

Thank You that there is reconciliation, complete and whole

We praise You for all You have done for us

All is well with the redeemed soul

Hallelujah and Amen…

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Leviticus 27:1-34

Things Vowed and Devoted

Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying

These are the words He was then relaying

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them:

When a man consecrates by a vow

Certain persons to the Lord

According to your valuation, then this is how

If your valuation is of a male

From twenty years old up to years old sixty

Then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver

According to the shekel of the sanctuary 

If it is a female, so shall it be

Then your valuation shall be shekels thirty

And if from five years old up to twenty years old

Then your valuation for a male, yes for one of the men

Shall be twenty shekels

And for a female shekels ten 

And if from a month old up to five years old

Then your valuation for a male shall be

Five shekels of silver, and for a female

Your valuation shall be shekels of silver three 

And if from sixty years old and above

If it is a male, then your valuation shall be for one of these men

Fifteen shekels

And for a female shekels ten

But if he is too poor to pay your valuation

Then he shall present himself before the priest

----------so he shall do

And the priest shall set a value for him

According to the ability of him who vowed

----------the priest shall him value

If it is an animal that men may bring

As an offering to the Lord

All that anyone gives to the Lord shall be holy

According to this word 

He shall not substitute it or exchange it

Good for bad or bad for good, such it shall not be

And if he at all exchanges animal for animal

Then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy

If it is an unclean animal

Which they do not offer as a sacrifice to the Lord

Then he shall present the animal before the priest 

According to this word

And the priest shall set a value for it

Whether it is good or bad, as seen plainly

As you, the priest, value it

So it shall be

But if he wants at all to redeem it, according to my narration

Then he must add one-fifth to your valuation

And when a man dedicates his house to be holy to the Lord

Then the priest shall set a value for it

Whether it is good or bad; as the priest values it

So it shall stand; just as he does submit 

If he who dedicated it wants to redeem his house

Then he must one-fifth of the money add

Of your valuation to it

And it shall be his; if that is what makes him glad

If a man dedicates to the Lord 

Part of a field of his possession, so he does do

Then your valuation shall be according to the seed for it

A homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver

----------as I am now instructing you 

If he dedicates his field from the Year of Jubilee, yes this land

According to your valuation it shall stand 

But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee

Then the priest shall reckon to him the money

Due according to the years that remain till the Year of Jubilee

And it shall be deducted from your valuation, so shall it be 

And if he who dedicates the field

Ever wishes to redeem it

Then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it

And it shall belong to him, as to you I submit 

But if he does not want to redeem the field

Or if he has sold to another man the field

It shall not be redeemed anymore

His rights to it he did yield 

But the field, when it is released in the Jubilee

Shall be holy to the Lord; its commons status has ceased

As a devoted field

It shall be the possession of the priest

And if a man dedicates to the Lord 

A field which he has bought

Which is not the field of his possession

 It was not his inherited plot

Then the priest shall reckon to him

The worth of your valuation, up to the Year of Jubilee

And he shall give your valuation on that day 

As a holy offering to the Lord, so shall it be 

In the Year of Jubilee

The field shall return to him, please understand

From whom it was bought

To the one who as a possession owned the land 

And all your valuations shall be

According to the shekel of the sanctuary:

Twenty gerahs to the shekel, as prescribed by Me

But the firstborn of the animals

Which the Lord’s firstborn should be

No man shall dedicate; whether it is an ox or sheep

It is the Lord’s; it belongs to Me

And if it is an unclean animal

Then he shall redeem it according to your valuation, as you set

And shall add one-fifth to it

Or if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold

----------according to your valuation, so the price shall be met

Nevertheless no devoted offering 

That a man may devote of all that he has to the Lord  

Both man and beast, or the field of his possession

Shall be sold or redeemed, according to this word

Every devoted offering is to the Lord most holy

This is how it is and how it shall be 

No person under the ban

Who may become doomed among men to destruction

Shall be redeemed 

But shall surely be put to death, according to this instruction 

And all the tithe of the land 

Whether of the seed of the land 

Or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s

It is holy to the Lord, please understand 

If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, so I submit

He shall add one-fifth to it 

And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock

Of whatever passes under the rod

The tenth one shall be holy to the Lord

Yes, to the Lord your God 

He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad

Nor shall he exchange it; such shall not be

And if he exchanges it at all

Then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy

It shall not be redeemed

It is holy and so it shall be esteemed

These are the commandments

Which the Lord commanded Moses, and which we have heard

For the children of Israel on Mount Sinai

These are the commandments of the Lord

----------

Lord God, thank you for this wonderful book

Leviticus! What a marvel to have studied it

Into every detail possible we took a look

And to You our thanks and praise we now submit!

Hallelujah to Christ our Lord!

Hallelujah for Leviticus, a marvelous part of Your superior word!

Hallelujah and Amen…

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