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Numbers 29 / Basic English

1. In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, let there be a holy meeting; on it you may do no field-work; let the day be marked by the blowing of horns;
2. And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them:
3. And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,
4. And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;
5. And one he-goat for a sin-offering, to take away your sin:
6. In addition to the burned offering of the new moon, and its meal offering, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings, as they are ordered, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
7. And on the tenth day of this seventh month there will be a holy meeting; keep yourselves from pleasure, and do no sort of work;
8. And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year: only those without any mark on them may be used:
9. And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,
10. A separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;
11. One he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the offering for taking away your sin, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.
12. And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month let there be a holy meeting; do no field-work, and keep a feast to the Lord for seven days;
13. And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord, thirteen oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, all without any mark on them;
14. And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for every one of the thirteen oxen, two tenth parts for every male sheep,
15. And a separate tenth part for every one of the fourteen lambs;
16. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.
17. On the second day of the feast give an offering of twelve oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them;
18. And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen and the sheep and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
19. And one he-goat for a sin-offering in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.
20. And on the third day eleven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark;
21. And their meal offering and drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
22. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.
23. And on the fourth day ten oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
24. And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered.
25. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.
26. And on the fifth day nine oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
27. And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
28. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.
29. And on the sixth day eight oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
30. And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
31. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offerings.
32. And on the seventh day seven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
33. And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
34. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.
35. On the eighth day let there be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work;
36. And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord: one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
37. With the meal offering and the drink offerings for the ox, the male sheep, and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:
38. And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.
39. These are the offerings which you are to give to the Lord at your regular feasts, in addition to the offerings for an oath, and the free offerings you give, for your burned offerings and your drink offerings and your peace-offerings.
40. So Moses gave the children of Israel all these directions as the Lord had given him orders.
Numbers 30 / Basic English

1. And Moses said to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, This is the order of the Lord.
2. When a man takes an oath to the Lord, or gives an undertaking having the force of an oath, let him not go back from his word, but let him do whatever he has said he will do.
3. If a woman, being young and under the authority of her father, takes an oath to the Lord or gives an undertaking;
4. If her father, hearing of her oath or the undertaking she has given, says nothing to her, then all her oaths and every undertaking she has given will have force.
5. But if her father, hearing of it, makes her take back her word, then the oaths or the undertakings she has given will have no force; and she will have forgiveness from the Lord, because her oath was broken by her father.
6. And if she is married to a husband at the time when she is under an oath or an undertaking given without thought;
7. If her husband, hearing of it, says nothing to her at the time, then the oaths she made and the undertakings she gave will have force.
8. But if her husband, hearing of it, makes her take it back, then the oath she made and the undertaking she gave without thought will have no force or effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness.
9. But an oath made by a widow or one who is no longer married to her husband, and every undertaking she has given, will have force.
10. If she made an oath while she was under the authority of her husband,
11. And her husband, hearing of it, said nothing to her and did not put a stop to it, then all her oaths and every undertaking she gave will have force.
12. But if her husband, on hearing of it, made them without force or effect, then whatever she has said about her oaths or her undertaking has no force: her husband has made them without effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness.
13. Every oath, and every undertaking which she gives, to keep herself from pleasure, may be supported or broken by her husband.
14. But if the days go on, and her husband says nothing whatever to her, then he is giving the support of his authority to her oaths and undertakings, because at the time of hearing them he said nothing to her.
15. But if at some time after hearing of them, he makes them without force, then he is responsible for her wrongdoing.
16. These are the laws which the Lord gave Moses in relation to a man and his wife, or a father and a young daughter who is under his authority.
Psalms 69 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker; put to Shoshannim. Of David.> Be my saviour, O God; because the waters have come in, even to my neck.
2. My feet are deep in the soft earth, where there is no support; I have come into deep waters, the waves are flowing over me.
3. I am tired with my crying; my throat is burning: my eyes are wasted with waiting for my God.
4. Those who have hate for me without cause are greater in number than the hairs of my head; those who are against me, falsely desiring my destruction, are very strong; I gave back what I had not taken away.
5. O God, you see how foolish I am; and my wrongdoing is clear to you.
6. Let not those who have hope in you be put to shame because of me, O Lord God of armies: let not those who are waiting for you be made low because of me, O God of Israel.
7. I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame.
8. I have become strange to my brothers, and like a man from a far country to my mother's children.
9. I am on fire with passion for your house; and the hard things which are said about you have come on me.
10. My bitter weeping, and my going without food, were turned to my shame.
11. When I put on the clothing of grief, they said evil of me.
12. I am a cause of wonder to those in authority; a song to those who are given to strong drink.
13. But as for me, let my prayer be made to you, O Lord, at a time when you are pleased; O God, give me an answer in your great mercy, for your salvation is certain.
14. Take me from the grip of the sticky earth, so that I may not go down into it; let me be lifted up from the deep waters.
15. Let me not be covered by the flowing waters; let not the deep waters go over my head, and let me not be shut up in the underworld.
16. Give an answer to my words, O Lord; for your mercy is good: be turned to me, because of your great pity.
17. Let not your face be covered from your servant, for I am in trouble; quickly give me an answer.
18. Come near to my soul, for its salvation: be my saviour, because of those who are against me.
19. You have seen my shame, how I was laughed at and made low; my haters are all before you.
20. My heart is broken by bitter words, I am full of grief; I made a search for some to have pity on me, but there was no one; I had no comforter.
21. They gave me poison for my food; and bitter wine for my drink.
22. Let their table before them be for their destruction; let their feasts become a net to take them.
23. Let their eyes be blind so that they may not see; let their bodies for ever be shaking.
24. Let your curse come on them; let the heat of your wrath overtake them.
25. Give their houses to destruction, and let there be no one in their tents.
26. Because they are cruel to him against whom your hand is turned; they make bitter the grief of him who is wounded by you.
27. Let their punishment be increased; let them not come into your righteousness.
28. Let their names be taken from the book of the living, let them not be numbered with the upright.
29. But I am poor and full of sorrow; let me be lifted up by your salvation, O Lord.
30. I will give praise to the name of God with a song; I will give glory to him for what he has done.
31. This will be more pleasing to the Lord than an ox, or a young ox of full growth.
32. The poor will see it and be glad: you who are lovers of God, let your hearts have life.
33. For the ears of the Lord are open to the poor, and he takes thought for his prisoners.
34. Let the heavens and the earth give praise to him, the seas, and everything moving in them.
35. For God will be the saviour of Zion, and the builder of the towns of Judah; so that it may be their resting-place and heritage.
36. The seed of his servants will have their part in it, and there the lovers of his name will have rest.