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Numbers chapter 5

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And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
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"Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse.
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"You shall put out both male and female; you shall put them outside the camp, that they may not defile their camps in the midst of which I dwell."
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And the children of Israel did so, and put them outside the camp; as the LORD spoke to Moses, so the children of Israel did.
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Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit in unfaithfulness against the LORD, and that person is guilty,
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'then he shall confess the sin which he has committed. He shall make restitution for his trespass in full, plus one-fifth of it, and give [it] to the one he has wronged.
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'But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution for the wrong [must go] to the LORD for the priest, in addition to the ram of the atonement with which atonement is made for him.
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'Every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring to the priest, shall be his.
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'And every man's holy things shall be his; whatever any man gives the priest shall be his.' "
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And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'If any man's wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him,
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'and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is concealed that she has defiled herself, and [there was] no witness against her, nor was she caught --
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'if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, who has defiled herself; or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, although she has not defiled herself --
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'then the man shall bring his wife to the priest. He shall bring the offering required for her, one-tenth of an EPHAH of barley meal; he shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on it, because it [is] a grain offering of jealousy, an offering for remembering, for bringing iniquity to remembrance.
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' And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD.
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'The priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put [it] into the water.
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'Then the priest shall stand the woman before the LORD, uncover the woman's head, and put the offering for remembering in her hands, which [is] the grain offering of jealousy. And the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that brings a curse.
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'And the priest shall put her under oath, and say to the woman, "If no man has lain with you, and if you have not gone astray to uncleanness [while] under your husband's [authority,] be free from this bitter water that brings a curse.
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"But if you have gone astray [while] under your husband's [authority,] and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you" --
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'then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman -- "the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh rot and your belly swell;
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"and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make [your] belly swell and [your] thigh rot." Then the woman shall say, "Amen, so be it."
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' Then the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall scrape [them] off into the bitter water.
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'And he shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her [to become] bitter.
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'Then the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman's hand, shall wave the offering before the LORD, and bring it to the altar;
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'and the priest shall take a handful of the offering, as its memorial portion, burn [it] on the altar, and afterward make the woman drink the water.
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'When he has made her drink the water, then it shall be, if she has defiled herself and behaved unfaithfully toward her husband, that the water that brings a curse will enter her [and become] bitter, and her belly will swell, her thigh will rot, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
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'But if the woman has not defiled herself, and is clean, then she shall be free and may conceive children.
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' This [is] the law of jealousy, when a wife, [while] under her husband's [authority,] goes astray and defiles herself,
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'or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he becomes jealous of his wife; then he shall stand the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute all this law upon her.
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'Then the man shall be free from iniquity, but that woman shall bear her guilt.' "

Numbers chapter 6

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Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When either a man or woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD,
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'he shall separate himself from wine and [similar] drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made from wine nor vinegar made from [similar] drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins.
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'All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, from seed to skin.
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'All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall come upon his head; until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. [Then] he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.
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'All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body.
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'He shall not make himself unclean even for his father or his mother, for his brother or his sister, when they die, because his separation to God [is] on his head.
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'All the days of his separation he shall be holy to the LORD.
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' And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.
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'Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting;
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'and the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and [the] other as a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned in regard to the corpse; and he shall sanctify his head that same day.
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'He shall consecrate to the LORD the days of his separation, and bring a male lamb in its first year as a trespass offering; but the former days shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.
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' Now this [is] the law of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
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'And he shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb in its first year without blemish as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its first year without blemish as a sin offering, one ram without blemish as a peace offering,
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'a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.
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'Then the priest shall bring [them] before the LORD and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering;
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'and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall also offer its grain offering and its drink offering.
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'Then the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head [at] the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put [it] on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.
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'And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and put [them] upon the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his consecrated [hair,]
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'and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD; they [are] holy for the priest, together with the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering. After that the Nazirite may drink wine.'
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" This is the law of the Nazirite who vows to the LORD the offering for his separation, and besides that, whatever else his hand is able to provide; according to the vow which he takes, so he must do according to the law of his separation."
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And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
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"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
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"The LORD bless you and keep you;
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The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
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The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." '
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"So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them."

Luke chapter 18

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Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
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saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.
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"Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get justice for me from my adversary.'
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"And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
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'yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.' "
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Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.
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"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
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"I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"
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Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
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"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
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"The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men -- extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
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'I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
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"And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise [his] eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
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"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw [it,] they rebuked them.
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But Jesus called them to [Him] and said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
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"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
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Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
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So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one [is] good but One, [that is,] God.
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"You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother.' "
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And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."
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So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
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But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
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And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
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"For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
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And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?"
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But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
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Then Peter said, "See, we have left all and followed You."
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So He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
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"who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life."
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Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.
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"For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.
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"They will scourge [Him] and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again."
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But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
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Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.
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And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.
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So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
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And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
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Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
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So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him,
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saying, "What do you want Me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, that I may receive my sight."
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Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well."
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And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw [it,] gave praise to God.

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Romans 13:9-10 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if [there is] any other commandment, are [all] summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love [is] the fulfillment of the law.