The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things.
Leviticus 22:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, sayinge: Leviticus 22:2 Speake vnto Aaron and hys sonnes, that they be separated from the holy thynges of the chyldren of Israel, and that they polute not my holy name in those thynges whych they halowe vnto me: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:3 Saye vnto them: whosoeuer he be of all youre seed amonge youre generacyons after you, that goeth vnto þe holy thynges whych the chyldren of Israel halowe vnto the Lorde, hauynge hys vnclennes vpon hym: that soule shall peryshe from out of my syght. I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:4 What man soeuer of the seed of Aaron is a leper or hath a runnynge yssue, he shall not eate of þe holy thynges vntyll he be cleane. And whoso toucheth any man that is vncleane ouer the soule of the deed, or a man whose seed runneth from him in hys slepe, Leviticus 22:5 or whosoeuer toucheth any worme, wherby he maye be made vncleane, or a man, of whom he maye take vnclennesse
How they shall be cleansed.
Leviticus 22:6 (whatsoeuer vnclennesse he hath) þe same soule that hath touched any soche, shalbe vncleane vntyll euen, and shall not eate of the holy thinges, vntyll he haue wasshed his flesshe with water. Leviticus 22:7 And when the sonne is doune, he shalbe cleane, & shall afterwarde eate of the holy thinges: for asmoche as it is hys fode. Leviticus 22:8 Of a beast that dieth alone, or is rent wyth wylde beastes (wherby he maye be defyled) he shall not eate: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:9 Let them kepe therfore myne ordynaunce, lest they for the same lade synne vpon them, and dye for it, yf they defyle it. I the Lorde sanctifye them.
Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things.
Leviticus 22:10 There shall no straunger eate of the holy thynge, nether a gest of the preastes, neyther shall an hyred seruaunte eate of þe holy thinge. Leviticus 22:11 But yf the Preaste bye any soule wyth money, he shall eate of it, lyke as he that is borne in hys house, shall they eate of hys bread. Leviticus 22:12 If the Preastes daughter also be maryed vnto a straunger, she maye not eate of the halowed heue offrynges. Leviticus 22:13 Notwythstandynge yf the Preastes daughter be a wedowe or deuorsed & haue no chylde, but is returned vnto her fathers house agayne, she shall eate of her fathers bread, as well as she dyd in her youth. But there shall no straunger eate therof.
Leviticus 22:14 If a man eate of the holy thynge vnwittingly, he shall put the fyfthe parte ther vnto, and geue it vnto the Preaste wyth the halowed thynge. Leviticus 22:15 And the Preastes shall not defyle the holy thynges of the chyldren of Israel (which they offer vnto the Lord) Leviticus 22:16 to lade them selues wt mysdoynge & trespace whyle they eate their holy thynges, for I the Lorde do halowe them.
The sacrifices must be without blemish.
Leviticus 22:17 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge: Leviticus 22:18 speake vnto Aaron and hys sonnes and vnto all the chyldren of Israel, and saye vnto them: whatsoeuer he be of þe house of Israel or straunger in Israel, þt will offer hys sacrifyce for all his vowes, and for all hys frewyllofferinges which they will offer vnto þe Lord for a burntofferynge, Leviticus 22:19 ye shall offre (to reconcyle youre selues) a male without blemyshe of the oxen, of þe shepe, or of the goates. Leviticus 22:20 But whatsoeuer hath a blemyshe, þt shall ye not offre, for ye shall gett no fauoure therwith. Leviticus 22:21 And whosoeuer bringeth a peace offringe vnto the Lorde (accordynge as he is apoynted) or a vowe, or a frewyll offeringe, in oxe or shepe, that is without deformyte, he shall be accepted. Leviticus 22:22 There shalbe also no blemyshe therin: blinde, or broken, or wounded, or haue a wen, or be mawnge, or scabbed. Ye shall not offre soche vnto þe Lorde, nor put an offerynge of any soche vpon the alter vnto þe Lorde. Leviticus 22:23 An oxe or a shepe that hath any membre out of proporcion, mayst thou offer for a frewillofferynge: but for a vowe it shall not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 Ye shall not offer vnto the Lorde þt which is broosed, or broken, or plucked out, or cut awaye, nether shall ye make any soch in youre lande, Leviticus 22:25 nether of a straungers hande shall ye offer bread vnto youre God of any soche. Because their corrupcyon is in them, and they haue deformite in them selues, and therfore shall they not be accepted for you.
The age of the sacrifice.
Leviticus 22:26 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge: Leviticus 22:27 when an oxe, or a shepe, or a goate is brought forth, it shalbe seuen dayes vnder þe damme. And from the .viij. daye forth, it shalbe accepted, for a sacrifice vnto the Lorde. Leviticus 22:28 And whether it be oxe or shepe, ye shall not kill it and her yonge both in one daye.
The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Leviticus 22:29 When ye wyll offre a thank offerynge vnto the Lorde, offre it that ye maye be accepted. Leviticus 22:30 And the same daye it must be eaten vp, so that ye leaue none of it vntyll þe morowe. I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:31 Therfore shall ye kepe my commaundementes and do them, I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:32 Neyther shall ye polute my holy name, but I will be halowed amonge the chyldren of Israel. I am the Lord which halowe you, Leviticus 22:33 and that brought you out of the lande of Egypte, to be youre God: I am the Lorde.