let the Lord, I pray Thee, go in the midst – Portion21.v

5…..Exodus Chapter 34

1 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that
were on the first tables, which thou didst break. 2 And be ready by the morning, and come up in the
morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to Me on the top of the mount. 3 And no man shall
come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor
herds feed before that mount.’

4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. 5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed:

‘The LORD, the LORD, God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and
truth;7 keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin;
and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children,
and upon the children’s children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation.’

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. 9 And he said:

‘If now I have found grace in Thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray Thee, go in the midst of us;
for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine
inheritance.’

he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves – Writings:Psalms 126

Psalms Chapter 126

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

When the LORD brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; {N}
then said they among the nations:

‘The LORD hath done great things with these.’

3 The LORD hath done great things with us;
we are rejoiced.
4 Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, {N}
he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves. {P}

Behold, there is a place by Me – Portion 21.iv

4….
Exodus 33,17 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken, for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name.’

18 And he said:

‘Show me, I pray Thee, Thy glory.’

19 And He said:

‘I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.’

20 And He said:

‘Thou canst not see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.’

21 And the LORD said:

‘Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock. 22 And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand until I have passed by. 23 And I will take away My hand, and thou shalt see My back; but My face shall not be seen.’ {P}

The LORD is round about His people – Writings:Psalms 125

Psalms Chapter 125

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

They that trust in the LORD are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, {N}
so the LORD is round about His people, from this time forth and for ever.
3 For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; {N}
that the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Do good, O LORD, unto the good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
5 But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. {N}
Peace be upon Israel. {P}

My presence shall go with thee – Portion 21.iii

3…

Exodus 33,12 And Moses said unto the LORD:

‘See, Thou sayest unto me: Bring up this people; and Thou hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send with me. Yet Thou hast said: I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in My sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy ways, that I may know Thee, to the end that I may find grace in Thy sight; and consider that this nation is Thy people.’

14 And He said:

‘My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.’

15 And he said unto Him:

‘If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein now shall it be known that I have found grace in Thy sight, I and Thy people? is it not in that Thou goest with us, so that we are distinguished, I and Thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?’ {P}

Our help is in the name of the LORD – Writings:Psalms 124

Psalms Chapter 124

1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}

‘If it had not been the LORD who was for us’,

let Israel now say;

2 ‘If it had not been the LORD who was for us, when men rose up against us,
3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul;
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.’

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; {N}
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. {P}

The noise of them that sing – Portion 21.ii

2..Exodus 31

{S} 18 And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus Chapter 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him:

‘Up, make us a god who shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out
of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.’

2 And Aaron said unto them:

‘Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your
daughters, and bring them unto me.’

3 And all the people broke off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said:

‘This is thy god, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.’

5 And when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said:

‘To-morrow shall be a feast to the LORD.’

6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to make merry. {P}

7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses:

‘Go, get thee down; for thy people, that thou broughtest up out of the land of Egypt, have dealt
corruptly; 8 they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made
them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said: This is thy god,
O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.’

9 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people. 10 Now therefore let Me alone,
that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of thee a
great nation.’

11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said:

‘LORD, why doth Thy wrath wax hot against Thy people, that Thou hast brought forth out of the land
of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying:
For evil did He bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face
of the earth? Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Thy people. 13 Remember
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou didst swear by Thine own self, and saidst
unto them: I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken
of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.’

14 And the LORD repented of the evil which He said He would do unto His people. {P}

15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. 16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses:

‘There is a noise of war in the camp.’

18 And he said:

‘It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for
being overcome, but the noise of them that sing do I hear.’

19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount. 20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it. 21 And Moses said unto Aaron:

‘What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought a great sin upon them?’

22 And Aaron said:

‘Let not the anger of my lord wax hot; thou knowest the people, that they are set on evil. 23 So
they said unto me: Make us a god, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. 24 And I said unto them:
Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off; so they gave it me; and I cast it into the fire,
and there came out this calf.’

25 And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose–

for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies–

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said:

‘Whoso is on the LORD’S side, let him come unto me.’

And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. 27 And he said unto them:

‘Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and
fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his
companion, and every man his neighbour.’

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29 And Moses said:

‘Consecrate yourselves to-day to the LORD, for every man hath been against his son and against his
brother; that He may also bestow upon you a blessing this day.’

30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people:
‘Ye have sinned a great sin; and now I will go up unto the LORD, peradventure I shall make
atonement for your sin.’

31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said:

‘Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them a god of gold. 32 Yet now, if Thou
wilt forgive their sin–;

and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.’

33 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book. 34 And now go, lead the people
unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee; behold, Mine angel shall go before thee;
nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them.’

35 And the LORD smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. {S}

Exodus Chapter 33

1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses:

‘Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto
the land of which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying: Unto thy seed will I give
it–

2 and I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite–

3 unto a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art
a stiffnecked people; lest I consume thee in the way.’

4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned; and no man did put on him his ornaments. 5 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Say unto the children of Israel: Ye are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of thee
for one moment, I shall consume thee; therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may
know what to do unto thee.’

6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Horeb onward. 7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it the tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought the LORD went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp. 8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. 9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent; and [the LORD] spoke with Moses. 10 And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door. 11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he would return into the camp; but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent. {P}

Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes – Writings:Psalms 123

Psalms Chapter 123

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes,
O Thou that art enthroned in the heavens.
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants unto the hand of their master, {N}
as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; {N}
so our eyes look unto the LORD our God, until He be gracious unto us.
3 Be gracious unto us, O LORD, be gracious unto us;
for we are full sated with contempt.
4 Our soul is full sated {N}
with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud oppressors. {P}

‘Peace be within thee.’ – Writings:Psalms 122

Psalms Chapter 122

1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}

I rejoiced when they said unto me:

‘Let us go unto the house of the LORD.’

2 Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together;
4 Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
5 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;
may they prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say:

‘Peace be within thee.’

9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. {P}

It is a sign between Me and you – Potion 21.i

Exodus Chapter 30

11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

12 ‘When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel, according to their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. 13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary–

the shekel is twenty gerahs–

half a shekel for an offering to the LORD. 14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of the LORD. 15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of the LORD, to make atonement for your souls. 16 And thou shalt take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for your souls.’ {P}
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

18 ‘Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, whereat to wash; and thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. 19 And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat; 20 when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to cause an offering made by fire to smoke unto the LORD; 21 so they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not; and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.’ {P}

22 Moreover the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

23 ‘Take thou also unto thee the chief spices, of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, 24 and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. 25 And thou shalt make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the art of the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil. 26 And thou shalt anoint therewith the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, 27 and the table and all the vessels thereof, and the candlestick and the vessels thereof, and the altar of incense, 28 and the altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels thereof, and the laver and the base thereof. 29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy; whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy. 30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto Me in the priest’s office. 31 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying:

This shall be a holy anointing oil unto Me throughout your generations. 32 Upon the flesh of man shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any like it, according to the composition thereof; it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you. 33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.’

{S} 34 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense; of each shall there be a like weight. 35 And thou shalt make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy. 36 And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with thee; it shall be unto you most holy. 37 And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves; it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD. 38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he shall be cut off from his people.’ {S}

Exodus Chapter 31

1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

2 ‘See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 3 and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4 to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. 6 And I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee:
7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the ark-cover that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent; 8 and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense; 9 and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base; 10 and the plaited garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office; 11 and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place; according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.’ {P}

12 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

13 ‘Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying:
Verily ye shall keep My sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that ye may know that I am the LORD who sanctify you. 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore, for it is holy unto you; every one that profaneth it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD; whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased from work and rested.’

Portion 20.vi-vii “And I will dwell among the children of Israel”

vi.

29,{S} 38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar:
two lambs of the first year day by day continually. 39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at dusk. 40 And with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. 41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at dusk, and shalt do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 42 It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto thee. 43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and [the Tent] shall be sanctified by My glory. 44 And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar; Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to Me in the priest’s office. 45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. 46 And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the LORD their God. {P}

Exodus Chapter 30


1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon; of acacia-wood shalt thou make it. 2 A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it. 3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. 4 And two golden rings shalt thou make for it under the crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make them; and they shall be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. 5 And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold. 6 And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the ark-cover that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. 7 And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices; every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it. 8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at dusk, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations. 9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and ye shall pour no drink-offering thereon. 10 And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations; it is most holy unto the LORD.’ {P}

“The LORD shall guard thy going out and thy coming in” Writings:Psalms 120-121

Psalms Chapter 120

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

In my distress I called unto the LORD, and He answered me.
2 O LORD, deliver my soul from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of broom.
5 Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech, that I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath full long had her dwelling with him that hateth peace.
7 I am all peace; but when I speak, they are for war. {P}

Psalms Chapter 121

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:
from whence shall my help come?
2 My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel doth neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper;
the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall keep thee from all evil;
He shall keep thy soul.
8 The LORD shall guard thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for ever. {P}

Lay their hands upon the head of the ram – Portion 20.v

Exodus Chapter 29

19 And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and dash the blood against the altar round about. 21 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him; and he and his garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him. 22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh; for it is a ram of consecration; 23 and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the LORD. 24 And thou shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave-offering before the LORD. 25 And thou shalt take them from their hands, and make them smoke on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD; it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 26 And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron’s ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before the LORD; and it shall be thy portion. 27 And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is Aaron’s, and of that which is his sons’. 28 And it shall be for Aaron and his sons as a due for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering; and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of their sacrifices of peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto the LORD. 29 And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. 30 Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, even he who cometh into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place. 31 And thou shalt take the ram of consecration, and seethe its flesh in a holy place. 32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. 33 And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy. 34 And if aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy. 35 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee; seven days shalt thou consecrate them. 36 And every day shalt thou offer the bullock of sin-offering, beside the other offerings of atonement; and thou shalt do the purification upon the altar when thou makest atonement for it; and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. 37 Seven days thou shalt make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; thus shall the altar be most holy; whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path-Writings:Psalms 119

Psalms Chapter 119

1 ALEPH. Happy are they that are upright in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Happy are they that keep His testimonies, that seek Him with the whole heart.
3 Yea, they do no unrighteousness; they walk in His ways.
4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently.
5 Oh that my ways were directed to observe Thy statutes!
6 Then should I not be ashamed, when I have regard unto all Thy commandments.
7 I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances.
8 I will observe Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly. {P}
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not err from Thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
12 Blessed art Thou, O LORD; teach me Thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I told all the ordinances of Thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word. {P}
17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live, and I will observe Thy word.
18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.
19 I am a sojourner in the earth; hide not Thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, that do err from Thy commandments.
22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept Thy testimonies.
23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes.
24 Yea, Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counsellors. {P}
25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
26 I told of my ways, and Thou didst answer me; teach me Thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts, that I may talk of Thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth away for heaviness; sustain me according unto Thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; and grant me Thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; Thine ordinances have I set [before me].
31 I cleave unto Thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of Thy commandments, for Thou dost enlarge my heart. {P}
33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes; and I will keep it at every step.
34 Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law and observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways.
38 Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant, which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread; for Thine ordinances are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness. {P}
41 VAU. Let Thy mercies also come unto me, O LORD, even Thy salvation, according to Thy word;
42 That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me; for I trust in Thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I hope in Thine ordinances;
44 So shall I observe Thy law continually for ever and ever;
45 And I will walk at ease, for I have sought Thy precepts;
46 I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 I will lift up my hands also unto Thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in Thy statutes. {P}
49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto Thy servant, because Thou hast made me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy word hath quickened me.
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not turned aside from Thy law.
52 I have remembered Thine ordinances which are of old, O LORD, and have comforted myself.
53 Burning indignation hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have remembered Thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have observed Thy law.
56 This I have had, that I have kept Thy precepts. {P}
57 HETH. My portion is the LORD, I have said that I would observe Thy words.
58 I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart; be gracious unto me according to Thy word.
59 I considered my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not, to observe Thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have enclosed me; but I have not forgotten Thy law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous ordinances.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that observe Thy precepts.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of Thy mercy; teach me Thy statutes. {P}
65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O LORD, according unto Thy word.
66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed in Thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted, I did err; but now I observe Thy word.
68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me; but I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.
70 Their heart is gross like fat; but I delight in Thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, in order that I might learn Thy statutes.
72 The law of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. {P}
73 IOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.
74 They that fear Thee shall see me and be glad, because I have hope in Thy word.
75 I know, O LORD, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy lovingkindness be ready to comfort me, according to Thy promise unto Thy servant.
77 Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for Thy law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they have distorted my cause with falsehood; but I will meditate in Thy precepts.
79 Let those that fear Thee return unto me, and they that know Thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be undivided in Thy statutes, in order that I may not be put to shame. {P}
81 CAPH. My soul pineth for Thy salvation; in Thy word do I hope.
82 Mine eyes fail for Thy word, saying: ‘When wilt Thou comfort me?’
83 For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; yet do I not forget Thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of Thy servant? When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to Thy law.
86 All Thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me for nought; help Thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness, and I will observe the testimony of Thy mouth. {P}
89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, Thy word standeth fast in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
91 They stand this day according to Thine ordinances; for all things are Thy servants.
92 Unless Thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget Thy precepts; for with them Thou hast quickened me.
94 I am Thine, save me; for I have sought Thy precepts.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider Thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end to every purpose; but Thy commandment is exceeding broad. {P}
97 MEM. O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than mine elders, because I have keep Thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, in order that I might observe Thy word.
102 I have not turned aside from Thine ordinances; for Thou hast instructed me.
103 How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. {P}
105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, to observe Thy righteous ordinances.
107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O LORD, according unto Thy word.
108 Accept, I beseech Thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me Thine ordinances.
109 My soul is continually in my hand; yet have I not forgotten Thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet went I not astray from Thy precepts.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes, for ever, at every step. {P}
113 SAMECH. I hate them that are of a double mind; but Thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my covert and my shield; in Thy word do I hope.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers; that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live; and put me not to shame in my hope.
117 Support Thou me, and I shall be saved; and I will occupy myself with Thy statutes continually.
118 Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes; for their deceit is vain.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love Thy testimonies.
120 My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee; and I am afraid of Thy judgments. {P}
121 AIN. I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for Thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation, and for Thy righteous word.
124 Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy, and teach me Thy statutes.
125 I am Thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know Thy testimonies.
126 It is time for the LORD to work; they have made void Thy law.
127 Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all [Thy] precepts concerning all things to be right; every false way I hate. {P}
129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 The opening of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened wide my mouth, and panted; for I longed for Thy commandments.
132 Turn Thee towards me, and be gracious unto me, as is Thy wont to do unto those that love Thy name.
133 Order my footsteps by Thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, and I will observe Thy precepts.
135 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; and teach me Thy statutes.
136 Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, because they observe not Thy law. {P}
137 TZADE. Righteous art Thou, O LORD, and upright are Thy judgments.
138 Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness.
139 My zeal hath undone me, because mine adversaries have forgotten Thy words.
140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and Thy servant loveth it.
141 I am small and despised; yet have I not forgotten Thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me; yet Thy commandments are my delight.
144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding, and I shall live. {P}
145 KOPH. I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O LORD; I will keep Thy statutes.
146 I have called Thee, save me, and I will observe Thy testimonies.
147 I rose early at dawn, and cried; I hoped in Thy word.
148 Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, that I might meditate in Thy word.
149 Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness; quicken me, O LORD, as Thou art wont.
150 They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; they are far from Thy law.
151 Thou art nigh, O LORD; and all Thy commandments are truth.
152 Of old have I known from Thy testimonies that Thou hast founded them for ever. {P}
153 RESH. O see mine affliction, and rescue me; for I do not forget Thy law.
154 Plead Thou my cause, and redeem me; quicken me according to Thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not Thy statutes.
156 Great are Thy compassions, O LORD; quicken me as Thou art wont.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.
158 I beheld them that were faithless, and strove with them; because they observed not Thy word.
159 O see how I love Thy precepts; quicken me, O LORD, according to Thy lovingkindness.
160 The beginning of Thy word is truth; and all Thy righteous ordinance endureth for ever. {P}
161 SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of Thy words.
162 I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood; Thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise Thee, because of Thy righteous ordinances.
165 Great peace have they that love Thy law; and there is no stumbling for them.
166 I have hoped for Thy salvation, O LORD, and have done Thy commandments.
167 My soul hath observed Thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have observed Thy precepts and Thy testimonies; for all my ways are before Thee. {P}
169 TAU. Let my cry come near before Thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to Thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word.
171 Let my lips utter praise: because Thou teachest me Thy statutes.
172 Let my tongue sing of Thy word; for all Thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Thy hand be ready to help me; for I have chosen Thy precepts.
174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O LORD; and Thy law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thine ordinances help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; {N}
for I have not forgotten Thy commandments. {P}

“To hallow them, to minister unto Me” Portion 20.iv

iv. Exodus Chapter 29

1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest’s office:
take one young bullock and two rams without blemish, 2 and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened spread with oil; of fine wheaten flour shalt thou make them. 3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. 4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water. 5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the tunic, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod. 6 And thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 7 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. 8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and put tunics upon them. 9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them; and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. 10 And thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. 11 And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, at the door of the tent of meeting. 12 And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and thou shalt pour out all the remaining blood at the base of the altar. 13 And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the lobe above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and make them smoke upon the altar. 14 But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and its dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp; it is a sin-offering. 15 Thou shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take its blood, and dash it round about against the altar. 17 And thou shalt cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. 18 And thou shalt make the whole ram smoke upon the altar; it is a burnt-offering unto the LORD; it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.