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Leviticus 5:12-13

He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest {shall take a handful of it} [for] its token portion, and he shall turn it to smoke on the altar {in addition to} the offerings made by fire [to] Yahweh; it [is] a sin offering. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him because of the sin that he has {committed} {in any of these}, and he shall be forgiven. It shall be for the priest, like the grain offering.'"

Exodus 29:38-43

"And this is what you shall offer on the altar: Two {one-year-old} male lambs {every day} continually. The first lamb you will offer in the morning, and the second lamb you will offer {at twilight}. And a tenth of finely milled flour mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine as a libation with the first lamb.read more.
And the second lamb you will offer {at twilight}; you will offer a grain offering and its libation like that of the morning for a fragrance of appeasement, an offering made by fire for Yahweh. [It will be] a burnt offering of continuity throughout your generations [at] the entrance of the tent of assembly before Yahweh, where I will meet with you to speak to you there. "And I will meet with the {Israelites} there, and it will be consecrated by my glory.

Leviticus 1:3-13

If his offering [is] a burnt offering from the cattle, [then] he must present an unblemished male; he must present it at the door of the tent of assembly for his acceptance {before} Yahweh. " 'He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted for him [in order] to make atonement for him. He must slaughter {the young bull} {before} Yahweh, then Aaron's sons, the priests, will present the blood and sprinkle the blood all around the altar that [is] [at] the door of the tent of assembly.read more.
Then he must remove [the] skin [of] the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. The sons of Aaron the priest will put fire on the altar and arrange the wood on the fire. Then Aaron's sons, the priests, will arrange the pieces [of meat], the head, and the suet on the wood that [is] on the fire that [is] on the altar. Then he must wash its inner parts and its lower leg bones with water, and the priest will turn into smoke the whole [animal] on the altar [as] a burnt offering [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. " 'But if his offering [is] from the flock, from the sheep or from the goats for a burnt offering, he must present an unblemished male. He must slaughter it on the north side of the altar {before} Yahweh; then Aaron's sons, the priests, will sprinkle its blood all around the altar. Then he must cut it into pieces [along] with its head and its suet; and the priest will arrange them on the wood that [is] on the fire that [is] on the altar. Then he must wash the inner parts and the lower leg bones with water and the priest shall present the whole [animal] and will turn [it] into smoke on the altar; it [is] a burnt offering [by] fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 4:1-3

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'If a person sins by an unintentional wrong from any of Yahweh's commands that should not be {violated}, and he {violates} {any of them}-- if the anointed priest sins, {bringing guilt on the people}, then, concerning the sin that he has {committed}, he shall bring {a young bull} without defect for Yahweh as a sin offering.

Leviticus 5:13

Thus the priest shall make atonement for him because of the sin that he has {committed} {in any of these}, and he shall be forgiven. It shall be for the priest, like the grain offering.'"

Leviticus 6:1-7

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "When a person {displays infidelity} against Yahweh and he deceives his fellow citizen regarding something entrusted or {a pledge} or stealing or he exploits his fellow citizen, or he finds lost property and lies about it and swears {falsely} {in regard to} any one of these things by which {a person} might commit sin,read more.
{and when} he sins and is guilty, then he shall bring back {the things he had stolen} or {what he had extorted} or {something with which he had been entrusted} or the lost property that he had found, or {regarding} anything about which he has sworn {falsely}, then he shall repay it {according to} its value and shall add one-fifth of its value to it--he must give it {to whom it belongs} on the day of his guilt offering. And he must bring as his guilt offering to Yahweh a ram without defect from the flock by your valuation as a guilt offering to the priest, and the priest shall make atonement for him {before} Yahweh, and he shall be forgiven {anything} from all that he might do {by which he might incur guilt}."

Leviticus 7:1-7

" 'And this [is] the regulation of the guilt offering; it [is] {a most holy thing}. In the place where they slaughter the burnt offering, they must slaughter the guilt offering, and he must sprinkle its blood upon the altar all around. And he must present all of its fat: the fat tail and the fat that covers the inner parts,read more.
and the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] on them, which [is] on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. And the priest shall turn it into smoke it on the altar [as] a food offering made by fire for Yahweh; it [is] a guilt offering. Every male among the priests may eat it; it must be eaten in a holy place; it [is] {a most holy thing}. [The] instruction [is] {the same for the guilt offering as for the sin offering}; {it belongs to} the priest, who makes atonement with it.

Leviticus 16:1-34

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron's two sons, when they had come near {before} Yahweh and they died. And Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell your brother Aaron [that] he should not enter at any time into the sanctuary {behind} the curtain {in front of} the atonement cover that [is] on the ark, so that he might not die, because I appear in the cloud over the atonement cover. "Aaron must enter the sanctuary with this: {a young bull} as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering.read more.
He must put on {a holy linen tunic}, and linen undergarments must be on his body, and he must fasten [himself] with a linen sash, and he must wrap a linen turban around [his head]--they [are] holy garments, and he shall wash his body with water, then he shall put them on. And he must take from the {Israelites}' community two he-goats as a sin offering and one ram as a burnt offering. "And Aaron shall present the sin offering's bull, which [is] for himself, and so he shall make atonement for himself and for his family. And he shall take the two goats, and he shall present them {before} Yahweh [at the] tent of assembly's entrance. Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for Yahweh and one for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot for Yahweh fell, and he shall {sacrifice} it [as] a sin offering. But he must present alive {before} Yahweh the goat on which the lot for Azazel fell to make atonement for himself, to send it away into the desert to Azazel. "And Aaron shall present the sin offering's bull, which [is] for himself, and so he shall make atonement for himself and for his family; then he shall slaughter the sin offering's bull, which [is] for himself. And he shall take a censer full of {burning charcoal} from upon the altar from {before} Yahweh and {two handfuls} of incense of powdered fragrant perfumes, and he shall bring [it] {from behind} the curtain, and he shall put the incense on the fire {before} Yahweh so that the cloud of incense might cover the atonement cover, which [is] on the {covenant text}, so that he might not die. And he shall take {some of} the bull's blood, and he shall spatter [it] with his finger on the atonement cover's surface on the eastern [side], and {before} the atonement cover he shall spatter {some of} the blood with his finger seven times. "And he shall slaughter the sin offering's goat, which [is] for the people, and he shall bring its blood {from behind} the curtain, and he shall do with its blood as that which he did with the bull's blood, and he shall spatter it on the atonement cover and {before} the atonement cover. Thus he shall make atonement for the sanctuary from the {Israelites}' impurities and from their transgressions for all their sins; and so he must do for [the] tent of assembly, which dwells with them in the midst of their impurities. And {no person} shall be in [the] tent of assembly when he enters to make atonement in the sanctuary until he comes out, and so he shall make atonement for himself and for his family and for all of Israel's assembly. "Then he shall go out to the altar that [is] {before} Yahweh, and he shall make atonement for it; and he shall take {some of} the bull's blood and {some of} the goat's blood, and he shall put [it] all around on the altar's horns. And he shall spatter {some of} the blood on it seven times with his finger, and he shall cleanse it and consecrate it from the {Israelites}' impurities. "And he shall finish making atonement [for] the sanctuary and [the] tent of assembly and the altar; then he shall present the living goat. And Aaron shall place his two hands on the living goat's head, and he shall confess over it all the {Israelites}' iniquities and all their transgressions for all their sins, and he shall put them on the goat's head, and he shall send [it] away into the desert {with} a man [standing] ready. Thus the goat shall bear on it to {a barren region} all their guilt, and he shall send the goat away into the desert. "And Aaron shall enter [the] tent of assembly, and he shall take off the linen garments that he put on at his coming to the sanctuary, and he shall leave them there. And he shall wash his body with water in a holy place, and he shall put on his garments and go out and {sacrifice} his burnt offering and the people's burnt offering, and so he shall make atonement for himself and for people. And he must turn into smoke the sin offering's fat on the altar. "And the person who sends out the goat for Azazel shall wash his garments, and he shall wash his body with water, and {afterward} he shall come to the camp. And the sin offering's bull and the sin offering's goat, whose blood was brought to make atonement in the sanctuary, shall be brought {outside the camp}, and they shall burn their hide and their flesh and their offal in the fire. And the person who burns them shall wash his garments, and he shall wash his body with water, and {afterward} he must come to the camp. "And this shall be {a lasting statute} for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you must deny yourselves and you must not do any work, [whether] the native or the alien who is dwelling in your midst, because on this day he shall make atonement for you to cleanse you; you must be clean from all your sins {before} Yahweh. It [is] {a Sabbath of complete rest} for you, and you shall deny yourselves--[it is] {a lasting statute}. And the priest who is anointed and who is {ordained} to serve as a priest in place of his father shall make atonement; thus he shall put on the linen garments, the holy garments, and he shall make atonement for the sanctuary's holy place, and he shall make atonement for [the] tent of assembly and the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all of the assembly's people. And this shall be {a lasting statute} for you to make atonement for the {Israelites} one time in a year from all their sins."

Leviticus 3:1-5

" 'Now if his offering [is] a sacrifice of fellowship offering, if he brings it from the cattle, whether male or female, he must bring it without defect before Yahweh. He must lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance of the tent of assembly, and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood on the altar all around. He shall present from the sacrifice of the fellowship offering an offering made by fire for Yahweh [consisting of] the fat covering the inner parts and all the fat that [is] on the inner parts,read more.
the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] on them, which [is] on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. Aaron's sons shall turn it to smoke on the altar in addition to the burnt offering that [is] on the wood, which [is] on the fire; it [is] an offering made by fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 7:11-15

" 'And this [is] the regulation of the fellowship offerings that he must present to Yahweh: If he presents it for thanksgiving, in addition to the thanksgiving sacrifice he shall present ring-shaped unleavened bread mixed with oil and unleavened bread wafers smeared with oil and well-mixed ring-shaped bread cakes of finely milled flour mixed with oil. In addition to ring-shaped cakes of bread [with] yeast, he must present his [grain] offering together with his sacrifice of thanksgiving peace offerings.read more.
And he shall present one of each kind of [grain] offering [as] a contribution for Yahweh; {it belongs to} the priest who sprinkles the fellowship offerings' blood. And the meat of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving fellowship offerings must be eaten on the day of his offering; he must not leave it until morning.

Leviticus 2:1-3

" 'When a person brings a grain offering to Yahweh, his offering must be finely milled flour, and he must pour out oil on it and place frankincense on it. And he shall bring it to the sons of Aaron, the priests, and he shall take {his handful from its finely milled flour} and from its oil in addition to all its frankincense. The priest shall turn its token portion into smoke on the altar [as] an offering made [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. The remainder of the grain [offering] {belongs to} Aaron and to his sons--{it is a most holy thing} from the offerings made by fire for Yahweh.

Leviticus 6:14-23

" 'And this [is] the regulation of the grain offering. Aaron's sons shall present it {before} Yahweh {in front of} the altar, and he in his fist shall take away from it {some of} the grain offering's finely milled flour, and {some of} its oil and all of the frankincense that [is] on the grain offering, and he shall turn into smoke its token portion on the altar [as] an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. And Aaron and his sons must eat the remainder of it; they must eat it [as] unleavened bread in a holy place--in the tent of assembly's courtyard they must eat it.read more.
It must not be baked [with] yeast. I have given it [as] their share from my offerings made by fire. It [is] {a most holy thing}, like the sin offering and like the guilt offering. Every male among Aaron's sons may eat it [as] a lasting rule among your generations from the offerings made by fire {belonging to} Yahweh. Anything that touches them will become holy.'" Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "This is the offering of Aaron and his sons that they shall present to Yahweh on the day of his being anointed: a tenth of an ephah of finely milled flour [as] a perpetual grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening. It must be made in oil on a flat baking pan; you must bring it well-mixed; you must present pieces of a grain offering's baked goods [as] an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. And the anointed priest [taking] his place from [among] his sons must do it. [As] a lasting rule, it must be turned into smoke totally for Yahweh. And every grain offering of a priest must be a whole burnt offering; it must not be eaten."

Leviticus 7:9-10

And every grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is prepared in a cooking pan or on a flat baking pan {belongs to} the priest who presented it. And every grain offering, [whether] mixed with oil or dry, shall be for all of Aaron's sons {equally}.

Leviticus 9:4

and an ox and a ram as fellowship offerings to sacrifice {before} Yahweh, and a grain offering mixed with oil, because today Yahweh will appear to you."

Numbers 6:14-17

He will present his offering to Yahweh, one ram-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a burnt offering, and one ewe-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a sin offering, and one ram without defect as a fellowship offering; and a basket of unleavened bread, finely milled flour of ring-shaped bread cakes mixed with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread smeared with oil, and their grain offering and their libations. The priest will present {before Yahweh} and offer his sin offering, his burnt offering;read more.
he will offer a ram as a sacrifice of a fellowship offering to Yahweh, in addition to the basket of the unleavened bread; the priest will offer his grain offering and his libation.

Numbers 28:3-13

You will say to them, 'This [is] the offering made by fire that you will offer to Yahweh: two male lambs without defect {in their first year} as a continual burnt offering each day. You will offer one male lamb in the morning, and the second male lamb you will offer {at twilight}, and a tenth of an ephah of finely milled flour as a grain offering, mixed with a fourth of a measure of beaten oil.read more.
It is a continual burnt offering that was {ordained} on Mount Sinai as a fragrance of appeasement, an offering made by fire for Yahweh. The libation with it [will be] a fourth of a liquid measure for each male lamb; in the sanctuary you will pour out the libation of fermented drink for Yahweh. And the second male lamb you will offer {at twilight}; as the grain offering of the morning and as its libation you will offer it, an offering made by fire, a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh. " 'On the day of the Sabbath, two male lambs without defect {in their first year}, and two-tenths of finely milled flour mixed with oil [for] a grain offering and its libation. [This is] the burnt offering every Sabbath [in addition to] the continual burnt offering and its libation. " 'And at the beginning of each of your months, you will present a burnt offering for Yahweh: two bulls and one ram, seven male lambs without defect {in their first year}; and three-tenths of finely milled flour mixed with oil [for] a grain offering, for each bull; and two-tenths of finely milled flour mixed with oil [for] a grain offering for the one ram; and a tenth of finely milled flour mixed with oil [as] a grain offering for each male lamb, for a burnt offering of a fragrance of appeasement, an offering of fire for Yahweh.

Luke 2:22-24

And when the days of their purification were completed according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present [him] to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb will be called holy to the Lord") and to offer a sacrifice according to what was stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."

Leviticus 12:1-8

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'When a woman becomes pregnant and she gives birth to a male, then she shall be unclean seven days--as [in] the time of her menstrual bleeding, she shall become unclean. And on the eighth day his foreskin's flesh shall be circumcised.read more.
And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing. But if she gives birth to a female, then she shall be unclean [for] two weeks as [in] her menstruation, and [for] sixty-six days she shall stay {through} the blood of [her] cleansing. And at the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing, [whether] for a son or for a daughter, she must bring to the priest at the tent of assembly's entrance a {yearling} male lamb as a burnt offering and {young dove} or a turtledove as a sin offering. And [the priest] shall present it {before} Yahweh, and he shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This [is] the regulation of childbearing for the male or for the female. And if {she cannot afford} a sheep, then she shall take two turtledoves or two {young doves}--one as a burnt offering and one as a sin offering--and the priest shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean.'"

Mark 1:40-44

And a leper came to him, entreating him and kneeling down, saying to him, "If you are willing, you are able to make me clean." And becoming angry, he stretched out his hand [and] touched [him], and said to him, "I am willing; be made clean." And immediately the leprosy went away from him and he was made clean.read more.
And warning him sternly, he sent him away at once. And he said to him, "See to it that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and bring for your cleansing [the things] which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

Matthew 8:2-4

And behold, a leper approached [and] worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if you are willing, you are able to make me clean." And extending his hand he touched him, saying, "I am willing, be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

Luke 5:12-14

And it happened that while he was in one of the towns, {there was} a man {covered with leprosy}. And [when he] saw Jesus, he fell down on [his] face [and] begged him, saying, "Lord, if you are willing, you are able to make me clean." And extending [his] hand he touched him, saying, "I am willing; be clean." And immediately the leprosy went away from him. And he ordered him, "Tell no one, but go [and] show yourself to the priest and bring [the offering] for your cleansing just as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

Leviticus 14:2-7

"This is the regulation of the person afflicted with a skin disease {at the time of} his cleansing. And he shall be brought to the priest, and the priest shall go {outside the camp}, and the priest shall examine [him], and {if} the skin disease's infection is healed on the afflicted person, then the priest shall command, and he shall take two living, clean birds and {cedar wood} and {a crimson thread} and hyssop for the one who presents himself for cleansing.read more.
Then the priest shall command [someone] to slaughter one bird over fresh water in a clay vessel. He must take the living bird and the {cedar wood} and {the crimson thread} and the hyssop, and he shall dip them and the living bird in the bird's blood slaughtered over the fresh water. And he shall spatter [the blood] seven times on the one who presents himself for cleansing from the infectious skin disease, and he shall declare him clean, and he shall send the living bird {into the open field}.

Leviticus 15:32-33

"This [is] the regulation of [the one with] the body fluid discharge and [the one] from whom an emission of semen goes out so that he becomes unclean by it and {concerning} the menstruating [woman] in her bleeding and the person who discharges his body fluid, for the male and for the female and for a man who lies with an unclean woman."

Numbers 19:11-13

" 'The one who touches a corpse of {any person} will be unclean for seven days. He will purify himself on the third day, and on the seventh day he will be clean. If he does not purify himself on the third day, he will not be clean on the seventh day. Anyone who touches a corpse, the person of a human being who died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of Yahweh, and that person will be cut off from Israel because the waters of impurity were not sprinkled on him. He will still be unclean, and uncleanness [is] on him.

Leviticus 11:1-2

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, "Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'These [are] the animals that you may eat from all the animals that [are] on the land:

Leviticus 11:44-47

because I [am] Yahweh your God, and you must keep yourselves sanctified, so that you shall be holy, because I [am] holy. And you must not make yourselves unclean with any swarmer that moves along on the land, because I [am] Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be for you as God. Thus you shall be holy, because I [am] holy. " 'This is the regulation of the animals and the birds and all living creatures that move along in the water and {concerning} all the creatures that swarm on the land,read more.
to distinguish between the unclean and the clean and between the animal that is to be eaten and the animal that must not be eaten.'"

Genesis 9:4-5

Only you shall not eat {raw flesh with blood in it}. And {your lifeblood} I will require; from {every animal} I will require it. And from the hand of humankind, from the hand of [each] man to his brother I will require the life of humankind.

Leviticus 17:11-12

Indeed the flesh's life [is] in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, because it [is] the blood with the life that makes atonement. {Therefore} I said to the {Israelites}, '{None of you} may eat blood, nor may the alien who is dwelling in your midst eat blood.'

Leviticus 8:30

Then Moses took {some of} the anointing oil and {some of} the blood that [was] on the altar, and he spattered [them] on Aaron, on his garments, and on Aaron's sons and on his sons' garments with him--thus he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.

Exodus 29:1-9

"And this [is] the thing that you will do for them to consecrate them to serve as a priest for me: Take {one young bull} and two rams without defect and unleavened bread and unleavened, ring-shaped bread cakes mixed with oil, and wafers of unleavened breads smeared with oil. You will make them [with] finely milled wheat flour, and you will put them on one basket, and you will bring them on the basket and [bring] the bull and the two rams.read more.
And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of assembly, and you will wash them with water. And you will take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic and the robe of the ephod, and you will fasten to him the ephod and the breast piece with the waistband of the ephod. And you will set the turban on his head, and you will put the holy diadem on the turban. And you will take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. And you will bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. And you will gird Aaron and his sons [with] sashes and wrap headdresses on them. And priesthood will be theirs as a lasting rule, and {you will ordain Aaron and his sons.}

2 Chronicles 29:4-5

And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and he gathered them into the eastern square. And he said to them, "Hear me, O Levites! Sanctify yourselves now, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, and bring out the defilement from the sanctuary.

Leviticus 16:15-20

"And he shall slaughter the sin offering's goat, which [is] for the people, and he shall bring its blood {from behind} the curtain, and he shall do with its blood as that which he did with the bull's blood, and he shall spatter it on the atonement cover and {before} the atonement cover. Thus he shall make atonement for the sanctuary from the {Israelites}' impurities and from their transgressions for all their sins; and so he must do for [the] tent of assembly, which dwells with them in the midst of their impurities. And {no person} shall be in [the] tent of assembly when he enters to make atonement in the sanctuary until he comes out, and so he shall make atonement for himself and for his family and for all of Israel's assembly.read more.
"Then he shall go out to the altar that [is] {before} Yahweh, and he shall make atonement for it; and he shall take {some of} the bull's blood and {some of} the goat's blood, and he shall put [it] all around on the altar's horns. And he shall spatter {some of} the blood on it seven times with his finger, and he shall cleanse it and consecrate it from the {Israelites}' impurities. "And he shall finish making atonement [for] the sanctuary and [the] tent of assembly and the altar; then he shall present the living goat.

1 Kings 8:62-63

Then the king and all of Israel with him offered a sacrifice in the presence of Yahweh. Solomon sacrificed the fellowship offerings which he offered to Yahweh: twenty-two thousand oxen and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep; and the king and all of the {Israelites} dedicated the house of Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 7:4-5

Then the king and all the people were offering a sacrifice before Yahweh. And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand cattle and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Ezra 6:16-17

And the {Israelites}, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the {returned exiles} celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. And they offered during the dedication of this house of God one hundred young bulls, two hundred young rams, four hundred lambs, and twelve male goats as a sin offering for Israel [according to] the number of the tribes of Israel.

Leviticus 23:37

" 'These [are] Yahweh's festivals, which you must proclaim, holy assemblies to present an offering made by fire to Yahweh--burnt offering and grain offering, sacrifice and libations, {each on its proper day}--

Exodus 31:12-17

And Yahweh spoke to Moses [and] said, "And you, speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, because it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations, [in order] to know that I [am] Yahweh, who consecrates you. And you must keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you; defilers of it will surely be put to death, because anyone who does work on it--that person will be cut off from among his people.read more.
[On] six days work can be done, and on the seventh {is a Sabbath of complete rest}, {a holy day} for Yahweh; anyone doing work on the Sabbath day will surely be put to death. The {Israelites} will pay attention to the Sabbath [in order] to fulfill the Sabbath throughout their generations [as] a lasting covenant. It [is] a sign between me and the {Israelites} forever, because [in] six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh he ceased and recovered."

Matthew 12:2

But [when] the Pharisees saw [it], they said to him, "Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not permitted to do on the Sabbath!"

Mark 2:24

And the Pharisees began to say to him, "Behold, why are they doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?"

Luke 6:2

But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?

Genesis 17:10-14

This [is] my covenant which you shall keep, between me and you, and [also] with your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you. And {at eight days of age} you shall yourselves circumcise every male [belonging] to your generations [and] {the servant born in your house and the one bought from any foreigner} who is not from your offspring.read more.
{You must certainly circumcise} {the servant born in your house and the one bought from any foreigner}. And my covenant shall be with your flesh as an everlasting covenant. And [as for any] uncircumcised male who has not circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant.

Romans 2:25

For circumcision is of value if you do the law, but if you should be a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Isaiah 1:11-17

What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who asked for this from your hand: you trampling my courts? You must not {continue} to bring offerings of futility, incense--it [is] an abomination to me; new moon and Sabbath, [the] calling of a convocation-- I cannot endure iniquity with [solemn] assembly.read more.
Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become to me like burden, I am not able to bear [them]. And when you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I [will] not be listening. Your hands are full of blood. Wash! Make yourselves clean! Remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes! Cease to do evil! Learn to do good! Seek justice! Rescue [the] oppressed! Defend [the] orphan! Plead for [the] widow!

Matthew 15:16-20

But he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not understand that everything that enters into the mouth goes into the stomach and is evacuated into the latrine? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the person.read more.
For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech. These are the things that defile a person. But eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person!"

Mark 7:18-23

And he said to them, "So are you also without understanding? Do you not understand that everything [that is] outside that goes into a person [is] not able to defile him? For it does not enter into his heart but into his stomach, and goes out into the latrine"--[thus] declaring all foods clean. And he said, "What comes out of a person, that defiles a person.read more.
For from within, from the heart of people, come evil plans, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, [acts of] greed, malicious [deeds], deceit, licentiousness, {envy}, abusive speech, pride, foolishness. All these evil [things] come from within and defile a person."

Romans 2:28-29

For the Jew is not {one outwardly}, nor [is] circumcision {outwardly}, in the flesh. But the Jew {is one inwardly}, and circumcision [is] of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter, whose praise [is] not from people but from God.

1 Corinthians 8:8

But food does not bring us close to God. For neither if we eat do we have more, nor if we do not eat do we lack.

Mark 2:27-28

And he said to them, "The Sabbath was established for people, and not people for the Sabbath. So then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."

Colossians 2:11

in whom also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made by hands, by the removal of the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

Hebrews 10:1-3

For the law, possessing a shadow of the good [things] that are about to come, not the form of things itself, [is] never able {year by year} by means of the same sacrifices which they offer without interruption to make perfect those who draw near. For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in them [there is] a reminder of sins {year by year}.

Hebrews 9:10

concerning [instead] only food and drink and different washings, regulations of outward things imposed until the time of setting [things] right.

Mark 7:19

For it does not enter into his heart but into his stomach, and goes out into the latrine"--[thus] declaring all foods clean.

Acts 10:9-15

And the next day, [as] they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray [at] about the sixth hour. And he became hungry and wanted to eat. But [while] they were preparing [the food], a trance came over him. And he saw heaven opened and an object something like a large sheet coming down, being let down to the earth by its four corners,read more.
in which were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth and birds of the sky. And a voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, slaughter and eat!" But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!" And the voice [came] again to him for the second time: "[The things] which God has made clean, you must not consider unclean!"

Romans 7:6

But now we have been released from the law, [because we] have died [to that] by which we were bound, so that we may serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter [of the law].

Romans 14:14

I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing [is] unclean of itself, except to the one who considers something to be unclean; to that person [it is] unclean.

Ephesians 2:15

invalidating the law of commandments in ordinances, in order that he might create the two in himself into one new man, [thus] making peace,

Colossians 2:13-16

And {although you were dead} in the trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, having destroyed the certificate of indebtedness in ordinances against us, which was hostile to us, and removed it out of the way [by] nailing it to the cross. [When he] had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a display of [them] in public, triumphing over them by it.read more.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath,

Topics on Ritual

Rewards Of Ritual

Isaiah 1:11

What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats.

Ritual Law

Leviticus 22:9

" 'And they shall keep my obligation, and they shall not incur guilt because of it, so that they die through it, because they have profaned it; I [am] Yahweh who consecrates them.

Ritual Washing

Exodus 19:10-11

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes,