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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 be separated from the holy thinges of the children of Israel, and that they pollute not mine holy name in those things, which they hallowe vnto me: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:3 Say vnto them, Whosoeuer he be of all your seede among your generations after you, that toucheth the holy things which the children of Israel hallowe vnto the Lord, hauing his vncleannesse vpon him, euen that person shall be cut off from my sight: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:4 Whosoeuer also of the seede of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue, he shall not eate of the holy things vntill he be cleane: and who so toucheth any that is vncleane, by reason of the dead, or a man whose issue of seede runneth from him, Leviticus 22:5 Or the man that toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made vncleane, or a man, by whom he may take vncleannesse, whatsoeuer vncleannesse he hath,

How they shall be cleansed.

Leviticus 22:6 The person that hath touched such, shall therefore be vncleane vntill the euen, and shall not eat of ye holy things, except he haue washed his flesh with water. Leviticus 22:7 But when the Sunne is downe, hee shalbe cleane, & shall afterward eate of the holy things: for it is his foode. Leviticus 22:8 Of a beast that dyeth, or is rent with beasts, whereby he may be defiled, hee shall not eate: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:9 Let them keepe therefore mine ordinance, least they beare their sinne for it, and die for it, if they defile it: I the Lord sanctifie them.

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

Leviticus 22:10 There shall no stranger also eate of the holie thing, neither the ghest of the Priest, neither shall an hired seruant eat of the holie thing: Leviticus 22:11 But if the Priest bye any with money, he shall eate of it, also he that is borne in his house: they shall eate of his meate. Leviticus 22:12 If the Priests daughter also be maried vnto a stranger, she may not eate of the holy offrings. Leviticus 22:13 Notwithstanding if the Priests daughter be a widowe or diuorced, and haue no childe, but is returned vnto her fathers house shee shall eate of her fathers bread, as she did in her youth but there shall no stranger eate thereof.

Leviticus 22:14 If a man eate of the holie thing vnwittingly, he shall put the fift part thereunto, and giue it vnto the Priest with the halowed thing. Leviticus 22:15 So they shall not defile the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer vnto the Lord, Leviticus 22:16 Neither cause the people to beare the iniquitie of their trespas, while they eate their holy thing: for I the Lorde do halowe 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 to all the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Whosoeuer he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his sacrifice for all their vowes, and for all their free offrings, which they vse to offer vnto the Lorde for a burnt offring, Leviticus 22:19 Yee shall offer of your free minde a male without blemish of the beeues, of the sheepe, or of the goates. Leviticus 22:20 Ye shall not offer any thing that hath a blemish: for that shal not be acceptable for you. Leviticus 22:21 And whosoeuer bringeth a peace offring vnto ye Lord to accomplish his vowe, or for a free offring, of the beeues, or of the sheepe, his free offring shall bee perfect, no blemish shalbe in it. Leviticus 22:22 Blinde, or broken, or maimed, or hauing a wenne, or skiruie, or skabbed: these shall yee not offer vnto the Lord nor make an offring by fire of these vpon the altar of the Lorde. Leviticus 22:23 Yet a bullocke, or a sheepe that hath any member superfluous, or lacking, such mayest thou present for a free offring, but for a vowe it shall not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 Ye shall not offer vnto ye Lord that which is bruised or crusshed, or broken, or cut away, neither shal ye make an offring thereof in your land, Leviticus 22:25 Neither of ye hand of a strager shal ye offer ye bread of your God of any of these, because their corruption is in them, there is a blemish in them: therefore shall they 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 goate shal be brought foorth, it shalbe euen seuen daies vnder his damme: and from the eight day forth, it shalbe accepted for a sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord. Leviticus 22:28 As for the cowe or the ewe, yee shall not kill her, and her yong both in one day.

The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Leviticus 22:29 So when ye will offer a thanke offring vnto the Lord, ye shall offer willingly. Leviticus 22:30 The same day it shalbe eaten, yee shall leaue none of it vntill the morowe: I am the Lord. Leviticus 22:31 Therefore shall ye keepe my commandements and do them: for I am the Lord. Leviticus 22:32 Neither shal ye pollute mine holy Name, but I will be halowed among the children of Israel. I the Lord sanctifie you, Leviticus 22:33 Which haue brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.

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