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Shemos/Exodus  22:24 - 23:19
Bamidbar/Numbers  28:19 - 25

Chapter 22

24 When you lend money to My people, to the poor person who is with you, do not act toward him as a creditor; do not lay interest upon him.  25 If you take your fellow's garment as security, until sunset shall you return it to him.  26 For it alone is his clothing, it is his garment for his skin — in what should he lie down? — so it will be that if he cries out to Me, I shall listen, for I am compassionate.

27 You shall not revile God, and you shall not curse a leader among your people.

28 Do not delay your fullness-offering or your priestly heave-offering; the firstborn of your sons shall you present to Me.  29 So shall you do to your ox, to your flock; for a seven-day period shall it be with its mother, on the eighth day you may present it to Me.  30 People of holiness shall you be to Me; you shall not eat flesh of an animal that was torn in the field; to the dog shall you throw it.

Chapter 23

1 Do not accept a false report, do not extend your hand with the wicked to be a venal witness.

2 Do not be a follower of the majority for evil; and do not respond to a grievance by yielding to the majority to pervert [the law].  3 Do not glorify a destitute person in his grievance.

4 If you encounter an ox of your enemy or his donkey wandering, you shall return it to him repeatedly.

5 If you see the donkey of someone you hate crouching under its burden, would you refrain from helping him? — you shall help repeatedly with him.

6 Do not pervert the judgment of your destitute person in his grievance.  7 Distant yourself from a false word; do not execute the innocent or the righteous, for I shall not exonerate the wicked.  8 Do not accept a bribe, for the bribe will blind those who see and corrupt words that are just.  9 Do not oppress a stranger; you know the feelings of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  10 Six years shall you sow your land and gather in its produce.  11 And in the seventh, you shall leave it untended and unharvested, and the destitute of your people shall eat, and the wildlife of the field shall eat what is left; so shall you do to your vineyard and your olive grove.  12 Six days shall you accomplish your activities, and on the seventh day you shall desist, so that your ox and donkey may be content and your maidservant's son and the sojourner may be refreshed.  13 Be careful regarding everything I have said to you. The name of strange gods you shall not mention, nor shall your mouth cause it to be heard.

14 Three pilgrimage festivals shall you celebrate for Me during the year.  15 You shall observe the Festival of Matzos; seven days shall you eat matzos, as I have commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of springtime, for in it you left Egypt; you shall not be seen before Me empty-handed.  16 And the Festival of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labor that you sow in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the close of the year, when you gather in your work from the field.  17 Three times during the year shall all your menfolk appear before the Lord, Hashem.  18 You shall not offer the blood of My feast-offering upon leavened bread; nor may the fat of My festive-offering remain overnight until morning.  19 The choicest first fruit of your land shall you bring to the House of Hashem, your God; you shall not cook a kid in the milk of its mother.

Chapter 28

19 You shall offer a fire-offering, an elevation-offering to Hashem - two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs within their first year, unblemished shall they be for you.  20 And their meal-offering - fine flour mixed with oil; you shall make three tenth-ephah for each bull and two tenth-ephah for each ram.  21 One tenth-ephah shall you make for each lamb, of the seven lambs.  22 And one he-goat for a sin-offering, to provide you atonement.  23 Aside from the elevation-offering of the morning that is for the continual elevation-offering shall you make these.  24 Like these shall you make each day of the seven-day period - food, a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to Hashem; in addition to the continual elevation-offering shall it be made, and its libation.  25 The seventh day shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall not do any laborious work.


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