1611 King James Bible

Leviticus 22

The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things.

Leviticus 22:1 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:2 Speake vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes, that they separate themselues from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they prophane not my holy Name, [in those things] which they halow vnto me: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:3 Say vnto them, Whosoeuer he be of all your seed, among your generations, that goeth vnto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow vnto the LORD, hauing his vncleannesse vpon him, that soule shalbe cut off from my presence: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:4 What man soeuer of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue, he shall not eat of the holy things, vntill he be cleane. And who so toucheth any thing [that is] vncleane [by] the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him: Leviticus 22:5 Or whosoeuer toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made vncleane, or a man of whom hee may take vncleannesse, whatsoeuer vncleannesse he hath:

How they shall be cleansed.

Leviticus 22:6 The soule which hath touched any such, shalbe vncleane vntill Euen, and shall not eate of the holy things, vnlesse he wash his flesh with water. Leviticus 22:7 And when the Sunne is downe, he shall be cleane, and shall afterward eate of the holy things, because it [is] his food. Leviticus 22:8 That which dieth of it selfe, or is torne [with beasts], hee shall not eate to defile himselfe therewith: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:9 They shall therefore keepe mine Ordinance, lest they beare sinne for it, and die therefore, if they prophane it: I the LORD doe sanctifie them.

Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things.

Leviticus 22:10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing; a soiourner of the Priests, or an hired seruant shall not eate of the holy thing. Leviticus 22:11 But if the Priest buy any soule with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is borne in his house: they shall eat of his meat. Leviticus 22:12 If the Priests daughter also bee married vnto a stranger, she may not eate of an offering of the holy things. Leviticus 22:13 But if the Priests daughter be a widow, or diuorced, and haue no childe, and is returned vnto her fathers house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her fathers meat, but there shall no stranger eate thereof.

Leviticus 22:14 And if a man eate of the holy thing vnwittingly, then he shall put the fift part thereof vnto it; and shall giue it vnto the Priest, with the holy thing. Leviticus 22:15 And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer vnto the LORD: Leviticus 22:16 Or suffer them to beare the iniquitie of trespasse, when they eate their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctifie them.

The sacrifices must be without blemish.

Leviticus 22:17 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:18 Speake vnto Aaron and to his sonnes, and vnto all the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Whatsoeuer he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vowes, and for all his free will offerings, which they will offer vnto the LORD for a burnt offering: Leviticus 22:19 [Ye shal offer] at your owne wil a male without blemish, of the beeues, of the sheepe, or of the goats. Leviticus 22:20 [But] whatsoeuer hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. Leviticus 22:21 And whosoeuer offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings vnto the LORD, to accomplish his vow, or a free will offring in beeues or sheepe, it shalbe perfect, to be accepted: there shall be no blemish therein. Leviticus 22:22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or hauing a wenne, or scuruie, or scabbed, ye shal not offer these vnto the LORD, nor make an offring by fire of them vpon the Altar vnto the LORD. Leviticus 22:23 Either a bullocke, or a lambe that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a free will offring: but for a vow it shal not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 Ye shal not offer vnto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut, neither shall you make any offering thereof in your land. Leviticus 22:25 Neither from a strangers hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, [and] blemishes bee in them: they shall not be accepted for you.

The age of the sacrifice.

Leviticus 22:26 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:27 When a bullocke, or a sheepe, or a goat is brought forth, then it shall bee seuen dayes vnder the damme, and from the eight day and thencefoorth, it shal be accepted for an offering made by fire vnto the LORD. Leviticus 22:28 And whether it be cowe or ewe, ye shall not kill it, and her yong, both in one day.

The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Leviticus 22:29 And when yee will offer a sacrifice of thankesgiuing vnto the LORD, offer it at your owne will. Leviticus 22:30 On the same day it shall be eaten vp, ye shall leaue none of it vntill the morrow: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:31 Therefore shall ye keepe my Commandements, and doe them: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:32 Neither shal ye profane my holy Name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I [am] the LORD which hallow you, Leviticus 22:33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I [am] the LORD.

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