Exodus 25; Exodus 26; Exodus 27

25:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and take first-fruits of all, who may be disposed in their heart to give; and ye shall take my first-fruits.

25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold and silver and brass,

25:4 and blue, and purple, and double scarlet, and fine spun linen, and goats’ hair,

25:5 and rams’ skins dyed red, and blue skins, and incorruptible wood,

25:6 and oil for the light, incense for anointing oil, and for the composition of incense,

25:7 and sardius stones, and stones for the carved work of the breast-plate, and the full-length robe.

25:8 And thou shalt make me a sanctuary, and I will appear among you.

25:9 And thou shalt make for me according to all things which I shew thee in the mountain; even the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all its furniture: so shalt thou make it.

25:10 And thou shalt make the ark of testimony of incorruptible wood; the length of two cubits and a half, and the breadth of a cubit and a half, and the height of a cubit and a half.

25:11 And thou shalt gild it with pure gold, thou shalt gild it within and without; and thou shalt make for it golden wreaths twisted round about.

25:12 And thou shalt cast for it four golden rings, and shalt put them on the four sides; two rings on the one side, and two rings on the other side.

25:13 And thou shalt make staves [of] incorruptible wood, and shalt gild them with gold.

25:14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark with them.

25:15 The staves shall remain fixed in the rings of the ark.

25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimonies which I shall give thee.

25:17 And thou shalt make a propitiatory, a lid of pure gold; the length of two cubits and a half, and the breadth of a cubit and a half.

25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubs graven in gold, and thou shalt put them on both sides of the propitiatory.

25:19 They shall be made, one cherub on this side, and another cherub on the other side of the propitiatory; and thou shalt make the two cherubs on the two sides.

25:20 The cherubs shall stretch forth their wings above, overshadowing the propitiatory with their wings; and their faces shall be toward each other, the faces of the cherubs shall be toward the propitiatory.

25:21 And thou shalt set the propitiatory on the ark above, and thou shalt put into the ark the testimonies which I shall give thee.

25:22 And I will make myself known to thee from thence, and I will speak to thee above the propitiatory between the two cherubs, which are upon the ark of testimony, even in all things which I shall charge thee concerning the children of Israel.

25:23 And thou shalt make a golden table of pure gold, in length two cubits, and in breadth a cubit, and in height a cubit and a half.

25:24 And thou shalt make for it golden wreaths twisted round about, and thou shalt make for it a crown of an hand-breadth round about.

25:25 And thou shalt make a twisted wreath for the crown round about.

25:26 And thou shalt make four golden rings; and thou shalt put the four rings upon the four parts of its feet under the crown.

25:27 And the rings shall be for bearings for the staves, that they may bear the table with them.

25:28 And thou shalt make the staves of incorruptible wood, and thou shalt gild them with pure gold; and the table shall be borne with them.

25:29 And thou shalt make its dishes and its censers, and its bowls, and its cups, with which thou shalt offer drink-offerings: of pure gold shalt thou make them.

25:30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me continually.

25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold; thou shalt make the candlestick of graven work: its stem and its branches, and its bowls and its knops and its lilies shall be of one piece.

25:32 And six branches proceeding sideways, three branches of the candlestick from one side of it, and three branches of the candlestick from the other side.

25:33 And three bowls fashioned like almonds, on each branch a knop and a lily; so to the six brances proceeding from the candlestick,

25:34 and in the candlestick four bowls fashioned like almonds, in each branch knops and the flowers of the same.

25:35 A knop under two branches out of it, and a knop under four branches out of it; so to the six branches proceeding from the candlestick; and in the candlestick four bowls fashioned like almonds.

25:36 Let the knops and the branches be of one piece, altogether graven of one piece of pure gold.

25:37 And thou shalt make its seven lamps: and thou shalt set on [it] the lamps, and they shall shine from one front.

25:38 And thou shalt make its funnel and its snuff-dishes of pure gold.

25:39 All these articles [shall be] a talent of pure gold.

25:40 See, thou shalt make them according to the pattern shewed thee in the mount.

 

26:1 And thou shalt make the tabernacle, ten curtains of fine linen spun, and blue and purple, and scarlet spun [with] cherubs; thou shalt make them with work of a weaver.

26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and one curtain shall be the breadth of four cubits: there shall be the same measure to all the curtains.

26:3 And the five curtains shall be joined one to another, and [the other] five curtains shall be closely connected the one with the other.

26:4 And thou shalt make for them loops of blue on the edge of one curtain, on one side for the coupling, and so shalt thou make on the edge of the outer curtain for the second coupling.

26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make for one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make on the part of the curtain answering to the coupling of the second, opposite [each other], corresponding to each other at each point.

26:6 And thou shalt make fifty golden rings; and thou shalt join the curtains to each other with the rings, and it shall be one tabernacle.

26:7 And thou shalt make for a covering of the tabernacle skins with the hair on, thou shalt make them eleven skins.

26:8 The length of one skin thirty cubits, and the breadth of one skin four cubits: there shall be the same measure to the eleven skins.

26:9 And thou shalt join the five skins together, and the six skins together; and thou shalt double the sixth skin in front of the tabernacle.

26:10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the border of one skin, which is in the midst for the joinings; and thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the second skin that joins it.

26:11 And thou shalt make fifty brazen rings; and thou shalt join the rings by the loops, and thou shalt join the skins, and they shall be one.

26:12 And thou shalt fix at the end that which is over in the skins of the tabernacle; the half of the skin that is left shalt thou fold over, according to the overplus of the skins of the tabernacle; thou shalt fold it over behind the tabernacle.

26:13 A cubit an this side, and a cubit on that side of that which remains of the skins, of the length of the skins of the tabernacle: it shall be folding over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and that side, that it may cover it.

26:14 And thou shalt make for a covering of the tabernacle rams’ skins dyed red, and blue skins as coverings above.

26:15 And thou shalt make the posts of the tabernacle of incorruptible wood.

26:16 Of ten cubits shalt thou make one post, and the breadth of one post of a cubit and a half.

26:17 Two joints shalt thou make in one post, answering the one to the other: so shalt thou do to all the posts of the tabernacle.

26:18 And thou shalt make posts to the tabernacle, twenty posts on the north side.

26:19 And thou shalt make to the twenty posts forty silver sockets; two sockets to one post on both its sides, and two sockets to the other post on both its sides.

26:20 And for the next side, toward the south, twenty posts,

26:21 and their forty silver sockets: two sockets to one post on both its sides, and two sockets to the other post on both its sides.

26:22 And on the back of the tabernacle at the part which is toward the [west] thou shalt make six posts.

26:23 And thou shalt make two posts on the corners of the tabernacle behind.

26:24 And it shall be equal below, they shall be equal toward the same part from the heads to one joining; so shalt thou make to both the two corners, let them be equal.

26:25 And there shall be eight posts, and their sixteen silver sockets; two sockets to one post on both its sides, and two sockets to the other post.

26:26 And thou shalt make bars of incorruptible wood; five to one post on one side of the tabernacle,

26:27 and five bars to one post on the second side of the tabernacle, and five bars to the hinder posts, on the side of the tabernacle toward the sea.

26:28 And let the bar in the middle between the posts go through from the one side to the other side.

26:29 And thou shalt gild the posts with gold; and thou shalt make golden rings, into which thou shalt introduce the bars, and thou shalt gild the bars with gold.

26:30 And thou shalt set up the tabernacle according to the pattern shewed thee in the mount.

26:31 And thou shalt make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet woven, and fine linen spun: thou shalt make it cherubs [in] woven work.

26:32 And thou shalt set it upon four posts of incorruptible wood overlaid with gold; and their tops [shall be] gold, and their four sockets [shall be] of silver.

26:33 And thou shalt put the veil on the posts, and thou shalt carry in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony; and the veil shall make a separation for you between the holy and the holy of holies.

26:34 And thou shalt screen with the veil the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies.

26:35 And thou shalt set the table outside the veil, and the candlestick opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle; and thou shalt put the table on the north side of the tabernacle.

26:36 And thou shalt make a screen for the door of the tabernacle of blue, and purple, and spun scarlet and fine linen spun, the work of the embroiderer.

26:37 And thou shalt make for the veil five posts, and thou shalt gild them with gold; and their chapiters shall be gold; and thou shalt cast for them five brazen sockets.

 

27:1 And thou shalt make an altar of incorruptible wood, of five cubits in the length, and five cubits in the breadth; the altar shall be square, and the height of it shall be of three cubits.

27:2 And thou shalt make the horns on the four corners; the horns shall be of the same piece, and thou shalt overlay them with brass.

27:3 And thou shalt make a rim for the altar; and its covering and its cups, and its flesh-hooks, and its fire-pan, and all its vessels shalt thou make of brass.

27:4 And thou shalt make for it a brazen grate with net-work; and thou shalt make for the grate four brazen rings under the four sides.

27:5 And thou shalt put them below under the grate of the altar, and the grate shall extend to the middle of the altar.

27:6 And thou shalt make for the altar staves of incorruptible wood, and thou shalt overlay them with brass.

27:7 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings; and let the staves be on the sides of the altar to carry it.

27:8 Thou shalt make it hollow with boards: according to what was shewed thee in the mount, so thou shalt make it.

27:9 And thou shalt make a court for the tabernacle, curtains of the court of fine linen spun on the south side, the length of a hundred cubits for one side.

27:10 And their pillars twenty, and twenty brazen sockets for them, and their rings and their clasps of silver.

27:11 Thus [shall there be] to the side toward the north curtains of a hundred cubits in length; and their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty of brass, and the rings and the clasps of the pillars, and their sockets overlaid with silver.

27:12 And in the breadth of the tabernacle toward the west curtains of fifty cubits, their pillars ten and their sockets ten.

27:13 And in the breadth of the tabernacle toward the south, curtains of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

27:14 And the height of the curtains [shall be] of fifty cubits for the one side [of the gate]; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

27:15 And [for] the second side the height of the curtains [shall be] of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

27:16 And a veil for the door of the court, the height [of it] of twenty cubits of blue linen, and of purple, and spun scarlet, and of fine linen spun with the art of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four.

27:17 All the pillars of the court round about overlaid with silver, and their chapiters silver and their brass sockets.

27:18 And the length of the court [shall be] a hundred [cubits] on each side, and the breadth fifty on each side, and the height five cubits of fine linen spun, and their sockets of brass.

27:19 And all the furniture and all the instruments and the pins of the court [shall be] of brass.

27:20 And do thou charge the children of Israel, and let them take for thee refined pure olive-oil beaten to burn for light, that a lamp may burn continually

27:21 in the tabernacle of the testimony, without the veil that is before the [ark of the] covenant, shall Aaron and his sons burn it from evening until morning, before the Lord: it is a perpetual ordinance throughout your generations of the children of Israel.

 

UK: Islamic terrorist links to proposed Piccadilly Circus mega-mosque

Islamist and terrorist links have been unearthed in connection to a proposed ‘mega-mosque’ in the heart of London. Plans have been submitted to London’s City of Westminster Council for a 1,000 worshipper capacity mosque in iconic Piccadilly Circus. The bid aims to transform parts of the historic Trocadero building in the West End, but locals have objected to the proposal, with some citing the proximity of the city’s gay quarter in the Soho district.

The proposal has been made by the Aziz Foundation, which is a charity offering educational grants and scholarships to Muslims. Heading the bid is Asif Aziz, CEO and founder of Criterion Capital, a Malawian-born tycoon who is the largest property owner between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, earning him the nickname ‘Mr. West End’. Aziz has recently taken a ‘hardball approach’ to businesses that have been unable to pay their rent due to lost income during the Corona virus epidemic. He was also in the news in 2017 over a legal wrangle with his estranged ‘wife’. Aziz contested her claim to a share of his £1.1 billion fortune, arguing they were never legally married.

The Aziz Foundation is connected to a network of extremist and terrorist organizations. As a ‘Muslim philanthropist’, Asif Aziz has written for The Forum, journal of the Muslim Charities Forum (MCF), which was stripped of £250,000 in state funding in 2014 after its links with the Union of Good were exposed, a designated terrorist organization created to fund the militant group Hamas. At least six of the ten charities in the MCF are or were members of the Union of Good, which was identified by the U.S. Treasury as an organization created by Hamas leadership to transfer funds to the terrorist organization. The Union of Good is directed by Yussuf al-Qaradawi, a Muslim cleric of Egyptian extraction and one of the heads of the Muslim Brotherhood, who resides in Qatar. The Chairman of the MCF is Hany El Banna, who is also co-founder of Islamic Relief, a charity dogged by accusations of terrorist and extremist (Muslim Brotherhood) links. The MCF Secretary is Syed Lakthe Hassanain, Chairman of Hamas-affiliated charity, Muslim Hands.

Aziz Foundation personnel include a variety of extremist-linked individuals. Its Board of Trustees includes Talat Malik, who is also a trustee of extremist-linked Wimbledon Mosque, which has hosted speakers such as Imam Wasim Kempson, patron of jihadist support-group HHUGS. Director of the Aziz Foundation is Mohammed Abdul Aziz, also a trustee of Muslim Aid, a charity cited as one of the founding members of designated terrorist organization, Union of Good. Programme Manager is Saadia Mahmood, who has worked for the MCF, the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID). Assistant Director is Shenaz Bunglawala, former Head of Research at extremist advocacy group Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND). Bunglawala has been a guest speaker at the Cordoba Foundation, which was accused by the British government of being associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and has openly supported Hamas. Although unverified, Bunglawala is likely sister of Inayat Bunglawala, former Media Secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), a UK umbrella group that has been dominated by Jamaat-i-Islami and usually acts in concert with the Global Muslim Brotherhood.

The Aziz Foundation took part in the 8th Global Donors Forum, which was held in London at the House of Lords, the British Museum and Mansion House. Its panelists included Tufail Hussain of Islamic Relief’s UK Executive Board, also a Trustee at the MCF. Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is banned by the Israeli government over an “unauthorized association” with Hamas. Also speaking at the Global Donors Forum was First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdogan. Under her husband’s rule, Turkey has become a de facto Islamist state; it is now the world’s biggest backer of the Muslim Brotherhood and supported the Islamic State in a variety of ways during the Syrian Civil War. As part of its donor activities, the Aziz Foundation has provided grants to the MCB (2019) and the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) (2017).  ISB was formed by members or former members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-i-Islami. It is a member of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), which, in turn, is the youth/student arm of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. FIOE has direct links to both Hamas and Qaradawi himself; and there is also evidence that some FIOE member organizations have links to Al Qaeda.

The Aziz Foundation annual report of 2018 provides insight into its activities. Included is funding of Faith Associates, which has worked with extremist and terrorist linked Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (linked with ‘Jihadi John’). The Foundation provided key funding towards a report by the Runnymede Trust. This contribution marked the 20th anniversary of the Trust’s 1997 publication that launched the ‘Islamophobia’ industry: Islamophobia: a challenge for us all.  The Baroness Warsi Foundation has also received funding. Warsi, who now sits in the House of Lords, was co-Chair of the Conservative Party and Foreign Office minister in David Cameron’s 2010 coalition government, until resigning in 2014 over the government’s support of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Warsi has associated with MEND on numerous occasions and is a high-profile advocate for investigating the Conservative Party for ‘Islamophobia’.

With the Aziz Foundation being situated in this network of Islamist associations, it is hoped that London’s City of Westminster Council will deny planning permission for the proposed mosque.

 

UK: Islamic terrorist links to proposed Piccadilly Circus mega-mosque

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Attack Education

(New York) – Increasing armed Islamist group attacks on teachers, students, and schools in Burkina Faso since 2017 have had a devastating impact on children’s access to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The 102-page report, “‘Their War Against Education’: Armed Group Attacks on Teachers, Students, and Schools in Burkina Faso,” documents scores of education-related attacks by armed Islamist groups in 6 of the country’s 13 regions between 2017 and 2020. The groups have killed, beaten, abducted, and threatened education professionals; intimidated students; terrorized parents into keeping children out of school; and damaged, destroyed, and looted schools.

Exodus 22-24

22:1 And if one steal an ox or a sheep, and kill it or sell it, he shall pay five calves for a calf, and four sheep for a sheep.

22:2 And if the thief be found in the breach [made by himself] and be smitten and die, there shall not be blood shed for him.

22:3 But if the sun be risen upon him, he is guilty, he shall die instead; and if a thief have nothing, let him be sold in compensation for what he has stolen.

22:4 And if the thing stolen be left and be in his hand alive, whether ox or sheep, he shall restore them two-fold.

22:5 And if any one should feed down a field or a vineyard, and should send in his beast to feed down another field, he shall make compensation of his own field according to his produce; and if he shall have fed down the whole field, he shall pay for compensation the best of his own field and the best of his vineyard.

22:6 And if fire have gone forth and caught thorns, and should also set on fire threshing-floors or ears of corn or a field, he that kindled the fire shall make compensation.

22:7 And if any one give to his neighbour money r goods to keep, and they be stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief be found he shall repay double.

22:8 But if the thief be not found, the master of the house shall come forward before God, and shall swear that surely he has not wrought wickedly in regard of any part of his neighbour’s deposit,

22:9 according to every injury alleged, both concerning a calf, and an ass, and a sheep, and a garment, and every alleged loss, whatsoever in fact it may be,– the judgment of both shall proceed before God, and he that is convicted by God shall repay to his neighbour double.

22:10 And if any one give to his neighbour to keep a calf or sheep or any beast, and it be wounded or die or be taken, and no one know,

22:11 an oath of God shall be between both, [each swearing] that he has surely not at all been guilty in the matter of his neighbour’s deposit; and so his master shall hold him guiltless, and he shall not make compensation.

22:12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make compensation to the owner.

22:13 And if it be seized of beasts, he shall bring him to [witness] the prey, and he shall not make compensation.

22:14 And if any one borrow [ought] of his neighbour, and it be wounded or die or be carried away, and the owner of it be not with it, he shall make compensation.

22:15 But if the owner be with it, he shall not make compensation: but if it be a hired thing, there shall be [a compensation] to him instead of his hire.

22:16 And if any one deceive a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her for a wife to himself.

22:17 And if her father positively refuse, and will not consent to give her to him for a wife, he shall pay compensation to her father according to the amount of the dowry of virgins.

22:18 Ye shall not save the lives of sorcerers.

22:19 Every one that lies with a beast ye shall surely put to death.

22:20 He that sacrifices to any gods but to the Lord alone, shall be destroyed by death.

22:21 And ye shall not hurt a stranger, nor afflict him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22:22 Ye shall hurt no widow or orphan.

22:23 And if ye should afflict them by ill-treatment, and they should cry aloud to me, I will surely hear their voice.

22:24 And I will be very angry, and will slay you with the sword, and your wives shall be widows and your children orphans.

22:25 And if thou shouldest lend money to thy poor brother who is by thee, thou shalt not be hard upon him thou shalt not exact usury of him.

22:26 And if thou take thy neighbour’s garment for a pledge, thou shalt restore it to him before sunset.

22:27 For this is his clothing, this is the only covering of his nakedness; wherein shall he sleep? If then he shall cry to me, I will hearken to him, for I am merciful.

22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor speak ill of the ruler of thy people.

22:29 Thou shalt not keep back the first-fruits of thy threshing floor and press. The first-born of thy sons thou shalt give to me.

22:30 So shalt thou do with thy calf and thy sheep and thine ass; seven days shall it be under the mother, and the eighth day thou shalt give it to me.

22:31 And ye shall be holy men to me; and ye shall not eat flesh taken of beasts, ye shall cast it to the dog.

 

23:1 Thou shalt not receive a vain report: thou shalt not agree with the unjust [man] to become an unjust witness.

23:2 Thou shalt not associate with the multitude for evil; thou shalt not join thyself with a multitude to turn aside with the majority so as to shut out judgment.

23:3 And thou shalt not spare a poor man in judgment.

23:4 And if thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt turn them back and restore them to him.

23:5 And if thou see thine enemy’s ass fallen under its burden, thou shalt not pass by it, but shalt help to raise it with him.

23:6 Thou shalt not wrest the sentence of the poor in his judgment.

23:7 Thou shalt abstain from every unjust thing: thou shalt not slay the innocent and just, and thou shalt not justify the wicked for gifts.

23:8 And thou shalt not receive gifts; for gifts blind the eyes of the seeing, and corrupt just words.

23:9 And ye shall not afflict a stranger, for ye know the heart of a stranger; for ye were yourselves strangers in the land of Egypt.

23:10 Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in the fruits of it.

23:11 But in the seventh year thou shalt let it rest, and leave it, and the poor of thy nation shall feed; and the wild beasts of the field shall eat that which remains: thus shalt thou do to thy vineyard and to thine oliveyard.

23:12 Six days shalt thou do thy works, and on the seventh day there shall be rest, that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and that the son of thy maid-servant and the stranger may be refreshed.

23:13 Observe all things whatsoever I have commanded yo; and ye shall make no mention of the name of other gods, neither shall they be heard out of your mouth.

23:14 Keep ye a feast to me three times in the year.

23:15 Take heed to keep the feast of unleavened bread: seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread, as I charged thee at the season of the month of new [corn], for in it thou camest out of Egypt: thou shalt not appear before me empty.

23:16 And thou shalt keep the feast of the harvest of first-fruits of thy labours, whatsoever thou shalt have sown in thy field, and the feast of completion at the end of the year in the gathering in of thy fruits out of thy field.

23:17 Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God.

23:18 For when I shall have cast out the nations from before thee, and shall have widened thy borders, thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven, neither must the fat of my feast abide till the morning.

23:19 Thou shalt bring the first-offerings of the first-fruits of thy land into the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a lamb in its mother’s milk.

23:20 And, behold, I send my angel before thy face, that he may keep thee in the way, that he may bring thee into the land which I have prepared for thee.

23:21 Take heed to thyself and hearken to him, and disobey him not; for he will not give way to thee, for my name is on him.

23:22 If ye will indeed hear my voice, and if thou wilt do all the things I shall charge thee with, and keep my covenant, ye shall be to me a peculiar people above all nations, for the whole earth is mine; and ye shall be to me a royal priesthood, and a holy nation: these words shall ye speak to the children of Israel, If ye shall indeed hear my voice, and do all the things I shall tell thee, I will be an enemy to thine enemies, and an adversary to thine adversaries.

23:23 For my angel shall go as thy leader, and shall bring thee to the Amorite, and Chettite, and Pherezite, and Chananite, and Gergesite, and Evite, and Jebusite, and I will destroy them.

23:24 Thou shalt not worship their gods, nor serve them: thou shalt not do according to their works, but shalt utterly destroy them, and break to pieces their pillars.

23:25 And thou shalt serve the Lord thy God, and I will bless thy bread and thy wine and thy water, and I will turn away sickness from you.

23:26 There shall not be on thy land one that is impotent or barren. I will surely fulfil the number of thy days.

23:27 And I will send terror before thee, and I will strike with amazement all the nations to which thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies to flee.

23:28 And I will send hornets before thee, and thou shalt cast out the Amorites and the Evites, and the Chananites and the Chettites from thee.

23:29 I will not cast them out in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee.

23:30 By little [and little] I will cast them out from before thee, until thou shalt be increased and inherit the earth.

23:31 And I will set thy borders from the Red Sea, to the sea of the Phylistines, and from the wilderness to the great river Euphrates; and I will give into your hand those that dwell in the land, and will cast them out from thee.

23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them and their gods.

23:33 And they shall not dwell in thy land, lest they cause thee to sin against me; for if thou shouldest serve their gods, these will be an offence to thee.

 

24:1 And to Moses he said, Go up to the Lord, thou and Aaron and Nadab and Abiud, and seventy of the elders of Israel: and they shall worship the Lord from a distance.

24:2 And Moses alone shall draw nigh to God; and they shall not draw nigh, and the people shall not come up with them.

24:3 And Moses went in and related to the people all the words of God and the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, saying, All the words which the Lord has spoken, we will do and be obedient.

24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and [set up] twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel.

24:5 And he sent forth the young men of the children of Israel, and they offered whole burnt-offerings, and they sacrificed young calves as a peace-offering to God.

24:6 And Moses took half the blood and poured it into bowls, and half the blood he poured out upon the altar.

24:7 And he took the book of the covenant and read it in the ears of the people, and they said, All things whatsoever the Lord has spoken we will do and hearken therein.

24:8 And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it upon the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has made with you concerning all these words.

24:9 And Moses went up, and Aaron, and Nadab and Abiud, and seventy of the elders of Israel.

24:10 And they saw the place where the God of Israel stood; and under his feet was as it were a work of sapphire slabs, and as it were the appearance of the firmament of heaven in its purity.

24:11 And of the chosen ones of Israel there was not even one missing, and they appeared in the place of God, and did eat and drink.

24:12 And the Lord said to Moses, Come up to me into the mountain, and be there; and I will give thee the tables of stone, the law and the commandments, which I have written to give them laws.

24:13 And Moses rose up and Joshua his attendant, and they went up into the mount of God.

24:14 And to the elders they said, Rest there till we return to you; and behold, Aaron and Or are with you: if any man have a cause to be tried, let them go to them.

24:15 And Moses and Joshua went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.

24:16 And the glory of God came down upon the mount Sina, and the cloud covered it six days; and the Lord called Moses on the seventh day out of the midst of the cloud.

24:17 And the appearance of the glory of the Lord was as burning fire on the top of the mountain, before the children of Israel.

24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and went up to the mountain, and was there in the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Prosecutors raid branches of religious group at center of coronavirus outbreak

Prosecutors raided facilities of Shincheonji, a minor religious sect, on Friday as part of their ongoing probe into allegations that the group hindered state efforts to contain the new coronavirus in the early stages of the pandemic.

Some 100 investigators took part in the raids into the secretive group’s branches nationwide, to seize materials in connection with the charges brought against the group’s founder, Lee Man-hee. The branches include the group’s headquarters in Gwacheon, just south of Seoul, and facilities in the cities of Busan, Gwangju and Daejeon.

The raid marks the prosecution’s first forcible investigation into the group since February when a group of people who claimed to be victims of the religious group filed a complaint against the 89-year-old Lee for embezzlement, dereliction of duty and violation of infectious disease prevention laws.

The prosecution was seen as taking a cautious approach in investigating in the face of mounting public pressure.

 

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200522000513

Islamists attack Benedictine community in Mozambique

Four monks who lived in the North of Mozambique were forced to flee across the border to Tanzania when their monastery was attacked by islamist insurgents.

The attack took place in the village of Auasse, district of Cabo Delgado, an area that has seen repeated attacks over the past two years.

 

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/12937/islamists-attack-benedictine-community-in-mozambique