Leviticus 24

Allah spoke to Musa, saying, 2Command Bani-Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. 3Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, shall Harun keep it in order from evening to morning before Allah continually: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 4He shall keep in order the lamps on the pure gold lampstand before Allah continually.

5You shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenth parts of an ephah shall be in one cake. 6You shall set them in two rows, six on a row, on the pure gold table before Allah. 7You shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to Allah. 8Every Sabbath day he shall set it in order before Allah continually. It is on the behalf of Bani-Israel an everlasting covenant. 9It shall be for Harun and his sons; and they shall eat it in a holy place: for it is most holy to him of the offerings of Allah made by fire by a perpetual statute.

10The son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among Bani-Israel; and the son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel fought together in the camp. 11The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed God’s name, and cursed; and they brought him to Musa. His mother’s name was Shelomith Bint Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 12They put him in custody, until the will of Allah should be declared to them.

13Allah spoke to Musa, saying, 14Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 15You shall speak to Bani-Israel, saying, ‘Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16He who blasphemes the name of Allah, he shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him: the foreigner as well as the native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

17“‘He who strikes any man mortally shall surely be put to death. 18He who strikes a animal mortally shall make it good, life for life. 19If anyone injures his neighbour; as he has done, so shall it be done to him: 20fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth[1]; as he has injured someone, so shall it be done to him. 21He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death. 22You shall have one kind of law, for the foreigner as well as the native-born: for I am Allah your God.‘”

23Musa spoke to Bani-Israel; and they brought forth him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. Bani-Israel did as Allah commanded Musa.


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[1] 24:20 Quoted in the Injil, Matthew 5:38. Also see a similar wording in the Quran 5:45.