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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

**(New Sermon poem)
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
----------
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
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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
----------
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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