The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Numbers
This, too, was a message the Lord gave to Moses:
Bid the sons of Israel bring offerings to regale me, burnt-sacrifices to delight me with the smell of their burning, at the times appointed.
Daily, all the year round, they must offer two yearling lambs, without blemish, in burnt-sacrifice to me,
one in the morning, one in the evening,
with the tenth of a bushel of flour, kneaded in three pints of pure oil.
The burnt-sacrifice you offered at mount Sinai, to delight the Lord with the smell of its burning, must continue for all time.
For each lamb, too, you will make a libation in the Lord’s sanctuary, of three pints of wine.
The second lamb will be offered in the evening, repeating all the morning’s ceremonies and its libation, and the Lord will accept the smell of its burning.
On the sabbath day you will bring two yearling lambs without blemish, and the fifth of a bushel of flour kneaded with oil as a bread-offering, with due libations
poured out sabbath after sabbath; the sacrifice must never be omitted.
At the new moon, by way of burnt-sacrifice, you will offer to the Lord two bull-calves and a ram, and seven yearling lambs without blemish,
and three tenths of a bushel of flour kneaded with oil by way of bread-offering for each calf, and a fifth for the ram,
and a hundredth for each lamb,✻ to delight the Lord with the smell of their burning.
And libations of wine will go with each victim, six pints for a bullock, four for a ram, and three for a lamb. Each month, as the year goes round, this shall be your burnt-sacrifice.
And together with this repeated sacrifice you will offer the Lord a goat, to atone for faults.
On the fourteenth day of the first month, the Lord’s paschal feast begins.
The fifteenth day is a feast, and for a whole week bread must be eaten unleavened.
Its first day will be a day of solemn observance, on which no servile work may be done.
The burnt-sacrifice made to the Lord will be the same as that of the new moon.
And one goat must be offered in amends for your faults;
all this, over and above the morning sacrifice which is to be made that day as always.
Thus you will do on each of the seven days, feeding the fire and delighting the Lord with the smell of your burnt-sacrifice, and the libations that go with it.
The seventh day too must be a day of solemn observance, on which no servile work may be done.
Another day of solemn observance, on which no servile work must be done, is the day of first-fruits, when you bring the Lord a bread-offering out of the new crops.
You must bring the Lord a burnt-sacrifice, to delight him with the smell of its burning,
as at the new moon.
There must be a goat, too,
offered in amends for fault; all this, over and above the daily sacrifice and its libations.
Sacrifice or libation, all that you offer the Lord must be without blemish.
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