1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,
3 And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savor unto the LORD, of the herd or of the flock:
4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.
5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.
6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.
7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savor unto the LORD.
8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the LORD:
9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.
10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.
12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.
13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.
15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you,
19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.
20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.
21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.
22 And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,
23 Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;
24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.
25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance:
26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.
27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.
29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
37 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
41 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.
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The book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Old Testament in the KJV Holy Bible. It is a continuation of the story of the Israelites as they journey through the wilderness towards the Promised Land. The book is named after the census that was taken at the beginning of the Israelites' journey, as well as the numerous lists and numbers that are found throughout the book.
Chapter 15 of Numbers is a continuation of the laws and regulations that God gave to the Israelites through Moses. This chapter focuses on the laws of offerings and sacrifices, as well as the punishment for breaking the Sabbath. It also highlights the concept of unintentional sins and the requirement for atonement.
1. Offerings and Sacrifices
The first section of chapter 15 discusses the various offerings and sacrifices that the Israelites were to present to the Lord. These were to be given as a way to show their gratitude and devotion to God, and to seek forgiveness for their sins. The offerings included burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings, which were to be accompanied by a male lamb or goat as a sin offering. The chapter also mentions the importance of giving the firstfruits of their produce to the Lord as an offering.
2. The Law of the Sabbath
The second section of chapter 15 emphasizes the importance of keeping the Sabbath holy. The Sabbath was to be a day of rest and worship for the Israelites, and anyone who did any work on that day was to be put to death. This law was a reminder for the Israelites to trust in God and to take a break from their daily work to focus on their spiritual well-being.
3. Unintentional Sins and Atonement
The third section of chapter 15 deals with the concept of unintentional sins. These were sins that were committed unknowingly, either by an individual or the entire community. In such cases, the Israelites were required to offer a sin offering to atone for their unintentional sins. This shows the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions, even if they were not done intentionally.
Chapter 15 of Numbers is a reminder of the importance of obedience and devotion to God. The various laws and regulations mentioned in this chapter were given to the Israelites to guide them in their relationship with God. The offerings and sacrifices were a way for them to show their gratitude and seek forgiveness for their sins, while the law of the Sabbath served as a reminder to trust in God and take time to rest and worship. The concept of unintentional sins and atonement highlights the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions and seeking forgiveness.
Furthermore, chapter 15 also emphasizes the significance of keeping God's commandments. The consequences for breaking the Sabbath or offering an unauthorized sacrifice were severe, showing that God takes obedience seriously. This serves as a reminder for us today to also follow God's commandments and live a life that is pleasing to Him.
Another important aspect of this chapter is the emphasis on the community. The laws and regulations given in this chapter were not just for individuals, but for the entire community of Israel. This highlights the importance of unity and accountability within the community of believers.
Lastly, chapter 15 also foreshadows the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The various offerings and sacrifices mentioned in this chapter were temporary ways to seek forgiveness for sins, but Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross became the ultimate atonement for all our sins. This chapter serves as a reminder of the love and grace of God, who provided a way for us to be reconciled with Him through His son, Jesus Christ.
Chapter 15 of Numbers in the KJV Holy Bible is a reminder of the importance of obedience, trust, and unity in our relationship with God. It also highlights the significance of atonement for our sins and the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This chapter continues to hold relevance for believers today, as we strive to follow God's commandments and live a life that is pleasing to Him.