28"'But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. 29On the eighth day she shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and bring them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting. 30The priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her before TheIAM (Yahweh) for the uncleanness of her discharge. 31"'Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, so they will not die in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is in their midst.'" 32This is the law of him who has a discharge, and of him who has an emission of semen, so that he is unclean thereby; 33and of her who has her period, and of a man or woman who has a discharge, and of him who lies with her who is unclean.
1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and died; 2and TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother, not to come at all times into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest he die: for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat. 3"Herewith shall Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a young bull for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. 4He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches on his body, and shall put on the linen sash, and he shall be clothed with the linen turban. They are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water, and put them on. 5He shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. 6"Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house. 7He shall take the two goats, and set them before TheIAM (Yahweh) at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats; one lot for TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for TheIAM (Yahweh) , and offer him for a sin offering. 10But the goat, on which the lot fell for the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before TheIAM (Yahweh) , to make atonement for him, to send him away for the scapegoat into the wilderness.
1The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. 2It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. Lebanon's glory Lebanon will be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They will see TheIAM (Yahweh) 's glory, the excellence of our God (Elohim) . 3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4Tell those who have a fearful heart, "Be strong. Don't be afraid. Behold, your God (Elohim) will come with vengeance, God (Elohim) 's retribution. He will come and save you. 5Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. 6Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. 7The burning sand will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water. Grass with reeds and rushes will be in the habitation of jackals, where they lay. 8A highway will be there, a road, and it will be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there. 9No lion will be there, nor will any ravenous animal go up on it. They will not be found there; but the redeemed will walk there. 10The TheIAM (Yahweh) 's ransomed ones will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
1Why do you stand far off, TheIAM (Yahweh) ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2In arrogance, the wicked hotly-pursue (Dalaq) the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise. 3For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns TheIAM (Yahweh) . 4The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God (Elohim) . 5His ways are prosperous at all times. He is haughty, and your laws are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them. 6He says in his heart, "I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble." 7His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity. 8He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless. 9He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net. 10The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength. 11He says in his heart, "God (El) has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it." 12Arise, TheIAM (Yahweh) ! God (El) , lift up your hand! Don't forget the helpless. 13Why does the wicked person condemn God (Elohim) , and say in his heart, "You won't call me into account?" 14But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless. 15Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none. 16TheIAM (Yahweh) is King forever and ever! The nations will perish out of his land. 17TheIAM (Yahweh) , you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear, 18to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.
1Some men came down from Judea and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moses, you can't be saved." 2Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small discord and discussion with them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question. 3They, being sent on their way by the assembly, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. They caused great joy to all the brothers. 4When they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all things that God had done with them. 5But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses." 6The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter. 7When there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the nations should hear the word of the Good News, and believe. 8God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us. 9He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. 10Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord (Kurios) Jesus, just as they are." 12All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the nations through them. 13After they were silent, James answered, "Brothers, listen to me. 14Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name. 15This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written, 16'After these things I will return. I will again build the tabernacle of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins. I will set it up, 17That the rest of men may seek after the Lord (Kurios) ; All the Gentiles who are called by my name, Says the Lord (Kurios) , who does all these things. 18All his works are known to God from eternity.' 19"Therefore my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to God, 20but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. 21For Moses from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath." 22Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole assembly, to choose men out of their company, and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brothers. 23They wrote these things by their hand: "The apostles, the elders, and the brothers, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: greetings. 24Because we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, 'You must be circumcised and keep the law,' to whom we gave no commandment; 25it seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them to you with our dear-ones (Agapetos) Barnabas and Paul, 26men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord (Kurios) Jesus Christ. 27We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves will also tell you the same things by word of mouth. 28For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things: 29that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell." 30So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter. 31When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement. 32Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them. 33After they had spent some time there, they were sent back with greetings from the brothers to the apostles. 34[Omitted from WEB - Nevertheless it pleased Silas to stay there still.] 35But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord (Kurios) , with many others also. 36After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord (Kurios) , to see how they are doing." 37Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also. 38But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work. 39Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus, 40but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God. 41He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the assemblies.