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Leviticus 27 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses,
2. Say to the children of Israel, If a man makes a special oath, you will give your decision as to the value of the persons for the Lord.
3. And you will put the value of a male from twenty years to sixty years old at fifty shekels of silver, by the scale of the holy place.
4. And if it is a female, the value will be thirty shekels.
5. And if the person is from five to twenty years old, the value will be twenty shekels for a male, and ten for a female.
6. And if the person is from one month to five years old, then the value for a male will be five shekels of silver, and for a female three shekels.
7. And for sixty years old and over, for a male the value will be fifteen shekels, and for a female, ten.
8. But if he is poorer than the value which you have put on him, then let him be taken to the priest, and the priest will put a value on him, such as it is possible for him to give.
9. And if it is a beast of which men make offerings to the Lord, whatever any man gives of such to the Lord will be holy.
10. It may not be changed in any way, a good given for a bad, or a bad for a good; if one beast is changed for another, the two will be holy.
11. And if it is any unclean beast, of which offerings are not made to the Lord, then let him take the beast before the priest;
12. And let the priest put a value on it, if it is good or bad; whatever value the priest puts on it, so will it be.
13. But if he has a desire to get it back for himself, let him give a fifth more than your value.
14. And if a man has given his house as holy to the Lord, then the priest will put a value on it, if it is good or bad; as the priest gives decision so will the value be fixed.
15. And if the owner has a desire to get back his house, let him give a fifth more than your value, and it will be his.
16. And if a man gives to the Lord part of the field which is his property, then let your value be in relation to the seed which is planted in it; a measure of barley grain will be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
17. If he gives his field from the year of Jubilee, the value will be fixed by your decision.
18. But if he gives his field after the year of Jubilee, the amount of the money will be worked out by the priest in relation to the number of years till the coming year of Jubilee, and the necessary amount will be taken off your value.
19. And if the man who has given the field has a desire to get it back, let him give a fifth more than the price at which it was valued and it will be his.
20. But if he has no desire to get it back, or if he has given it for a price to another man, it may not be got back again.
21. But the field, when it becomes free at the year of Jubilee, will be holy to the Lord, as a field given under oath: it will be the property of the priest.
22. And if a man gives to the Lord a field which he has got for money from another, which is not part of his heritage;
23. Then the value fixed by you up to the year of Jubilee will be worked out for him by the priest, and in that day he will give the amount of your value as holy to the Lord.
24. In the year of Jubilee the field will go back to him from whom he got it, that is, to him whose heritage it was.
25. And let all your values be based on the shekel of the holy place, that is, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
26. But a man may not give by oath to the Lord the first-fruits of cattle which are offered to the Lord: if it is an ox or a sheep it is the Lord's.
27. And if it is an unclean beast, then the owner of it may give money to get it back, in agreement with the value fixed by you, by giving a fifth more; or if it is not taken back, let it be given for money in agreement with your valuing.
28. But nothing which a man has given completely to the Lord, out of all his property, of man or beast, or of the land which is his heritage, may be given away or got back in exchange for money; anything completely given is most holy to the Lord.
29. Any man given completely to the Lord may not be got back: he is certainly to be put to death.
30. And every tenth part of the land, of the seed planted, or of the fruit of trees, is holy to the Lord.
31. And if a man has a desire to get back any of the tenth part which he has given, let him give a fifth more.
32. And a tenth part of the herd and of the flock, whatever goes under the rod of the valuer, will be holy to the Lord.
33. He may not make search to see if it is good or bad, or make any changes in it; and if he makes exchange of it for another, the two will be holy; he will not get them back again.
34. These are the orders which the Lord gave to Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai.
Numbers 1 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land of Sinai, in the Tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the land of Egypt,
2. Take the full number of the children of Israel, by their families, and by their fathers' houses, every male by name;
3. All those of twenty years old and over, who are able to go to war in Israel, are to be numbered by you and Aaron.
4. And to give you help, take one man from every tribe, the head of his father's house.
5. These are the names of those who are to be your helpers: from Reuben, Elizur, the son of Shedeur;
6. From Simeon, Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai;
7. From Judah, Nahshon, the son of Amminadab;
8. From Issachar, Nethanel, the son of Zuar;
9. From Zebulun, Eliab, the son of Helon;
10. Of the children of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama, the son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur,
11. From Benjamin, Abidan, the son of Gideoni;
12. From Dan, Ahiezer, the son of Ammi-shaddai;
13. From Asher, Pagiel, the son of Ochran;
14. From Gad, Eliasaph, the son of Reuel;
15. From Naphtali, Ahira, the son of Enan.
16. These are the men named out of all the people, chiefs of their fathers' houses, heads of the tribes of Israel.
17. And Moses and Aaron took these men, marked out by name;
18. And they got together all the people on the first day of the second month; and everyone made clear his family and his father's house, by the number of the names, from twenty years old and over.
19. As the Lord had given orders to Moses, so they were numbered by him in the waste place of Sinai.
20. The generations of the sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over, who was able to go to war;
21. Forty-six thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Reuben were numbered.
22. The generations of the sons of Simeon were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over, who was able to go to war;
23. Fifty-nine thousand, three hundred of the tribe of Simeon were numbered.
24. The generations of the sons of Gad were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
25. Forty-five thousand, six hundred and fifty of the tribe of Gad were numbered.
26. The generations of the sons of Judah were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
27. Seventy-four thousand, six hundred of the tribe of Judah were numbered.
28. The generations of the sons of Issachar were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
29. Fifty-four thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Issachar were numbered.
30. The generations of the sons of Zebulun were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
31. Fifty-seven thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Zebulun were numbered.
32. The generations of the sons of Joseph were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
33. Forty thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Ephraim were numbered.
34. The generations of the sons of Manasseh were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
35. Thirty-two thousand, two hundred of the tribe of Manasseh were numbered.
36. The generations of the sons of Benjamin were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
37. Thirty-five thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Benjamin were numbered.
38. The generations of the sons of Dan were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years and over who was able to go to war;
39. Sixty-two thousand, seven hundred of the tribe of Dan were numbered.
40. The generations of the sons of Asher were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
41. Forty-one thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Asher were numbered.
42. The generations of the sons of Naphtali were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war;
43. Fifty-three thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Naphtali were numbered.
44. These are they who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and by the twelve chiefs of Israel, one from every tribe.
45. So all those who were numbered of the children of Israel, by their families, all those of twenty years old and over who were able to go to war,
46. Were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
47. But the Levites, of the tribe of their fathers, were not numbered among them.
48. For the Lord said to Moses,
49. Only the tribe of Levi is not to be numbered among the children of Israel,
50. But to them you are to give the care of the Tent of meeting with its vessels and everything in it: they are to take up the Tent, and be responsible for everything to do with it, and put up their tents round it.
51. And when the Tent of meeting goes forward, the Levites are to take it down; and when it is to be put up, they are to do it: any strange person who comes near it is to be put to death.
52. The children of Israel are to put up their tents, every man in his tent-circle round his flag.
53. But the tents of the Levites are to be round the Tent of meeting, so that wrath may not come on the children of Israel: the Tent of meeting is to be in the care of the Levites.
54. So the children of Israel did as the Lord had given orders to Moses.
Mark 10 / Basic English

1. And he got up, and went into the country of Judaea on the other side of Jordan: and great numbers of people came together to him again; and, as was his way, he gave them teaching.
2. And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?
3. And he said to them in answer, What did Moses say you were to do?
4. And they said to him, Moses let us give her a statement in writing, and be free from her.
5. But Jesus said to them, Because of your hard hearts he gave you this law.
6. But from the first, male and female made he them.
7. For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife;
8. And the two will become one flesh; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9. Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man.
10. And in the house the disciples put questions to him again about this thing.
11. And he said to them, Whoever puts away his wife and takes another, is false to his wife;
12. And if she herself puts away her husband and takes another, she is false to her husband.
13. And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
14. And when Jesus saw it, he was angry, and said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not keep them away; for of such is the kingdom of God.
15. Truly I say to you, Whoever does not put himself under the kingdom of God like a little child, will not come into it at all.
16. And he took them in his arms, and gave them a blessing, putting his hands on them.
17. And while he was going out into the way, a man came running to him, and went down on his knees, saying, Good Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?
18. And Jesus said to him, Why do you say I am good? no one is good but one, and that is God.
19. You have knowledge of what is said in the law, Do not put any one to death, Do not be untrue in married life, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness, Do not get money by deceit, Give honour to your father and mother.
20. And he said to him, Master, all these laws I have kept from the time when I was young.
21. And Jesus, looking on him and loving him, said, There is one thing needed: go, get money for your goods, and give it to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven: and come with me.
22. But his face became sad at the saying, and he went away sorrowing: for he was one who had much property.
23. And Jesus, looking round about, said to his disciples, How hard it is for those who have wealth to come into the kingdom of God!
24. And the disciples were full of wonder at his words. But Jesus said to them again, Children, how hard it is for those who put faith in wealth to come into the kingdom of God!
25. It is simpler for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a man of wealth to come into the kingdom of God.
26. And they were greatly surprised, saying to him, Who then may have salvation?
27. Jesus, looking on them, said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.
28. Peter said to him, See, we have given up everything, and come after you.
29. Jesus said, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, because of me and the good news,
30. Who will not get a hundred times as much now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land--though with great troubles; and, in the world to come, eternal life.
31. But a great number who are first will be last: and those who are last will be first.
32. And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them: and they were full of wonder; but those who came after him were in fear. And again he took the twelve, and gave them word of the things which were to come on him,
33. Saying, See, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be given up to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will give an order for his death, and will give him up to the Gentiles:
34. And they will make sport of him, and put shame on him, and give him cruel blows, and will put him to death; and after three days he will come back from the dead.
35. And there came to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying to him, Master, will you give us whatever may be our request?
36. And he said to them, What would you have me do for you?
37. And they said to him, Let us be seated, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.
38. But Jesus said to them, You have no knowledge of what you are saying. Are you able to take of my cup? or to undergo the baptism which I am to undergo?
39. And they said to him, We are able. And Jesus said to them, You will take of the cup from which I take; and the baptism which I am about to undergo you will undergo:
40. But to be seated at my right hand or at my left is not for me to give: but it is for those for whom it has been made ready.
41. And hearing this, the ten became very angry with James and John.
42. And Jesus made them come to him, and said to them, You see that those who are made rulers over the Gentiles are lords over them, and their great ones have authority over them.
43. But it is not so among you: but whoever has a desire to become great among you, let him be your servant:
44. And whoever has a desire to be first among you, let him be servant of all.
45. For truly the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.
46. And they came to Jericho: and when he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great number of people, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind man, was seated by the wayside, with his hand out for money.
47. And when it came to his ears that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he gave a cry, and said, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.
48. And some of them, turning in protest, gave him an order to be quiet: but he went on crying out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.
49. And Jesus came to a stop and said, Let him come. And crying out to the blind man, they said to him, Be comforted: come, he has sent for you.
50. And he, putting off his coat, got up quickly, and came to Jesus.
51. And Jesus said to him, What would you have me do to you? And the blind man said, Master, make me able to see.
52. And Jesus said to him, Go on your way; your faith has made you well. And straight away he was able to see, and went after him in the way.