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Leviticus 22

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

Leviticus 22:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:2 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in the things that they hallow unto me: I am Jehovah. Leviticus 22:3 Say unto them, Every one of all your seed, throughout your generations, that approacheth the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto Jehovah, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from before me: I am Jehovah. Leviticus 22:4 Whatsoever man of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a flux, he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. And he that toucheth any one that is unclean by a dead person, or a man whose seed of copulation hath passed from him; Leviticus 22:5 or a man that toucheth any crawling thing whereby he becometh unclean, or a man by whom he may become unclean, whatever may be his uncleanness,

How they shall be cleansed.

Leviticus 22:6 —a person that toucheth any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the holy things; but he shall bathe his flesh with water, Leviticus 22:7 and when the sun goeth down, he shall be clean, and may afterwards eat of the holy things; for it is his food. Leviticus 22:8 Of a dead carcase and what is torn shall he not eat, to make himself unclean therewith: I am Jehovah. Leviticus 22:9 And they shall keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it, and die by it, if they profane it: I am Jehovah who do hallow them.

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

Leviticus 22:10 And no stranger shall eat the holy thing; the sojourner with the priest, and the hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. Leviticus 22:11 But if a priest buy any one for money, he may eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they may eat of his food. Leviticus 22:12 And a priest's daughter who is [married] to a stranger may not eat of the heave-offering of the holy things. Leviticus 22:13 But a priest's daughter that becometh a widow, or is divorced, and hath no seed, and returneth unto her father's house, as in her youth, she may eat of her father's food; but no stranger shall eat thereof.

Leviticus 22:14 And if a man eat of a holy thing through inadvertence, then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto 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 unto Jehovah, Leviticus 22:16 and cause them to bear the iniquity of trespass when they eat their holy things; for I am Jehovah who do hallow them.

The sacrifices must be without blemish.

Leviticus 22:17 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the sojourners in Israel, that presenteth his offering for any of his vows, and for any of his voluntary offerings, which they present to Jehovah as a burnt-offering, Leviticus 22:19 it shall be for your acceptance, without blemish, a male of the oxen, of the sheep, and of the goats. Leviticus 22:20 Nothing that hath a defect shall ye present; for it shall not be acceptable for you. Leviticus 22:21 And if any present a sacrifice of peace-offering to Jehovah to accomplish a vow, or a voluntary offering of oxen or small cattle, it shall be without blemish to be accepted: there shall be no defect therein. Leviticus 22:22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or ulcerous, or with itch, or scabbed—ye shall not present these to Jehovah, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to Jehovah. Leviticus 22:23 A bullock and a sheep that hath a member too long or too short, that mayest thou offer as a voluntary offering; but as a vow it shall not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 That which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut shall ye not present to Jehovah; neither in your land shall ye do [the like]. Leviticus 22:25 Nor from the hand of the stranger shall ye present the bread of your God, of any of these; for their corruption is in them: a defect is in them; they shall not be accepted for you.

The age of the sacrifice.

Leviticus 22:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:27 An ox, or a sheep, or a goat, when it is brought forth, shall be seven days under its dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering by fire to Jehovah. Leviticus 22:28 A cow, or sheep—it and its young shall ye not slaughter in one day.

The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Leviticus 22:29 And when ye sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Jehovah, ye shall sacrifice it for your acceptance. Leviticus 22:30 On that day shall it be eaten: ye shall leave none of it until morning: I am Jehovah. Leviticus 22:31 And ye shall observe my commandments and do them: I am Jehovah. Leviticus 22:32 And ye shall not profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am Jehovah who do hallow you, Leviticus 22:33 who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Jehovah.

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