Today’s country: Republic of Honduras
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
from Psalm 45
the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.•••
the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation •••
the Lord’s Passover •••
the Feast of Unleavened Bread •••
the firstfruits of your harvest •••
a memorial of blowing of trumpets •••
the Day of Atonement. •••
the Feast of Tabernacles •••
So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
from Leviticus 23
bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.
take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord.
Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death
from Leviticus 24
When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord.
count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety. Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.
the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
from Leviticus 25