|Leviticus 22 |
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that [under the below detailed conditions] they keep separate from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they do not profane my holy name in those things which they hallow to me; I am the LORD.
3 Say to them, 'Whoever he is of all your seed among your generations, that goes to the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow to the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence; I am the LORD.
4 Whoever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or has a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. And whoever touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him;
5 Or whoever touches any creeping thing, by which he may is made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatever uncleanness he has;
6 The soul who has touched any of the above shall be unclean until the evening, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he washes his flesh with water.
7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food.
8 That which dies of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself; I am the LORD.
9 They shall therefore keep my ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it; I the LORD sanctify them.
10 No stranger shall eat of the holy things; a sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy things.
11 But if the priest purchases any servant with his money, that servant shall eat of it, as well as those that are born in his house; they shall eat of his food.
12 Also, if the priest's daughter is married to a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.
13 But if the priest's daughter is a widow, or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father's house, just like she did in her youth, she shall eat of her father's food; but no stranger may eat of them.
14 And if a man eat of the holy thing by accident, then he shall add one fifth of the value to it, and shall give it to the priest with the holy thing.
15 And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD;
16 Or allow them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things for I the LORD do sanctify them.'"
17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
18 "Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, 'Whoever is of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer to the LORD for a burnt offering;
19 You shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the young bulls, of the sheep, or of the goats.
20 But whatever has a blemish, that shall you not offer for it shall not be acceptable for you.
21 And whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in young bulls or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish in it.
22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a eczema, or scurvy, or scabbed, you shall not offer these to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar to the LORD.
23 Either a bullock or a lamb that has anything superfluous or lacking in his parts, that may you offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
24 You shall not offer to the LORD what is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall you make any offering of it in your land.
25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall you offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes are in them; they shall not be accepted for you.'"
26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
27 "When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is born, then it shall be seven days nursing under its mother; and from the eighth day and from that time it shall be acceptable as an offering made by fire to the LORD.
28 And whether it is cow, or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day.
29 And when you will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it at your own will.
30 On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until the next day; I am the LORD.
31 Therefore you shall keep my commandments and do them; I am the LORD.
32 Neither shall you profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel; I am the LORD who hallows you,
33 Who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD."
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