The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things.
Leviticus 22:1 And the Lord comened wyth Moses saying: Leviticus 22:2 byd Aaron & his sonnes that they absteyne from the halowed thinges of the chyldren of Israel, whyche they haue halowed vnto me, that they polute not my holy name: for I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:3 Saye vnto them: whosoeuer he be of all youre seed amonge youre generacion after you, that goeth vnto the halowed thynges whyche the chyldren of Israel shall haue halowed vnto the Lorde, hys vnclennes shalbe vpon hym: and that soule shall peryshe from oute of my syghte. I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:4 None of the seed of Aaron that is a leper or that hath a runnyng sore, shall eate of the halowed thynges vntyll he be cleane. And whosoeuer toucheth any vncleane soule or man whose seed runneth from him by night, Leviticus 22:5 or whosoeuer toucheth any worme that is vncleane to hym, or man that is vncleane to hym,
How they shall be cleansed.
Leviticus 22:6 whatsoeuer vnclennesse he hath: the same soule that hath any soche thyng, shalbe vncleane vntyll euen, and shall not eate of the halowed thynges vntyll he haue wasshed hys flesh wyth water. Leviticus 22:7 And then when the sunne is doune he shalbe cleane and shall afterwarde eate of the halowed thynges: for they are hys fode. Leviticus 22:8 Of a beast that dyeth alone or is rent wyth wylde beastes, he shall not eate, to defyle hym selfe therwyth: I am the Lorde. Leviticus 22:9 But let them kepe therfore myne ordynaunce, lest they lade synne vpon them and dye therin when they haue defyled them selues: for I am the Lorde whych sanctyfye them.
Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things.
Leviticus 22:10 There shall no straunger eate of the halowed thinges, nether a gest of the preastes, or an hyred seruaunte. Leviticus 22:11 But yf the preast bye any soule wyth money he may eate of it, and he also that is borne in hys house maye eate of hys bred. Leviticus 22:12 If the preastes doughter be maryed vnto a straunger, she maye not eate of þe halowed heue offringes. Leviticus 22:13 Notwithstandyng yf the preastes daughter be a widowe or deuorsed & haue no chyld 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 halowed thynges vnwyttyngly, he shal put the fyfte part there vnto, & make good vnto the preast the halowed thynge. Leviticus 22:15 And let the preastes se, that they defyle not the halowed thynges of the chyldren of Israel whych they haue offered vnto the Lorde, Leviticus 22:16 lest they lade them selues wyth mysdoynge and trespace in eatynge their halowed thynges, for I am the Lorde which halowe them.
The sacrifices must be without blemish.
Leviticus 22:17 And the lord spake vnto Moses sayinge: Leviticus 22:18 speake vnto Aaron & his sonnes and vnto al the chyldren of Israel & say vnto them, whatsoeuer he be of the house of Israel or straunger in Israell that wyll offer hys offeryng: whatsoeuer vowe or frewyll offerynge it be whych they wyll offer vnto the Lorde for a burntofferynge Leviticus 22:19 to reconcyle them selues, it must be a male without blemysh of þe oxen, shepe or gootes, Leviticus 22:20 let them offer nothyng that is deformed for they shall gett no fauoure therwyth. Leviticus 22:21 If a man wil offer a peace offryng vnto the Lord and separate a vowe or a frewyll offeryng of the oxen or the flocke, it must be wtout deformyte, þt it may be accepted. There maye be no blemysh therin: Leviticus 22:22 whether it be blynd, broken, wounded or haue a wen, or be maunge or scabbed, se that ye offre no suche vnto the Lord, nor put an offeryng of any such vpon the alter vnto the Lord. Leviticus 22:23 An oxe or a shepe that hath any membre out of proporcion, mayst thou offer for a frewyllofferyng: but in a vowe it shall not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 Thou shalt not offer vnto the lord that whych is broosed, broken, plucked out or cutt awaye, nether shalt make any soche in youre lande, Leviticus 22:25 nether of a straungers hand shall ye offer an offeryng to your GOD of any soch. For they marre all in that they haue deformities in them, and therfore can not be accepted for you.
The age of the sacrifice.
Leviticus 22:26 And the Lord spake vnto Moses saying: Leviticus 22:27 when an oxe, a shepe or a goote is brought forth, it shalbe seuen dayes vnder the damme. And from the .viij. day forth, it shalbe accepted vnto a gyfte in the sacrifyce of the Lord. Leviticus 22:28 And whether it be oxe or shepe, ye shall not kyl it and her yong both in one day.
The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Leviticus 22:29 When ye wyll offre a thankofferynge vnto the Lord, ye shal so offre it that ye may be accepted. Leviticus 22:30 And the same daye it must be eaten vp, so that ye leaue none of it vntyl the morowe. Leviticus 22:31 For I am the Lorde, kepe nowe my commaundementes and do them, for I am the Lord. Leviticus 22:32 And polute not my holy name, that I maye be halowed amonge the chyldren of Israel. For I am the Lorde whyche halowe you, Leviticus 22:33 and brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be youre GOD: for I am the Lorde.