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Leviticus 22

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

Leviticus 22:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:2 Speak to 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 those things] which they hallow to me: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:3 Say to them, Whoever [he may be] of all your seed among your generations, that approacheth the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow to the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:4 Whatever man of the seed of Aaron [is] a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. And whoever toucheth any thing [that is] unclean [by] the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him; Leviticus 22:5 Or whoever toucheth any creeping animal, by which he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatever uncleanness he hath:

How they shall be cleansed.

Leviticus 22:6 The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he shall wash his flesh with water. Leviticus 22:7 And when the sun is set, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things, because it [is] his food. Leviticus 22:8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn [by beasts], he shall not eat to defile himself with it: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:9 They shall therefore keep my ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify 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 sojourner of the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat [of] the holy thing. Leviticus 22:11 But if the priest shall buy [any] soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat. Leviticus 22:12 If the priest's daughter also shall be [married] to a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things. Leviticus 22:13 But if the priest's daughter shall be a widow, or divorced, and shall have no child, and have returned to her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's meat; but there shall no stranger eat of it.

Leviticus 22:14 And if a man shall eat [of] the holy thing unknowingly, then he shall put to it the fifth [part], and shall give [it] to 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 to the LORD; Leviticus 22:16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.

The sacrifices must be without blemish.

Leviticus 22:17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:18 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, Whoever [he may be] of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his free-will-offerings, which they will offer to the LORD for a burnt-offering: Leviticus 22:19 [Ye shall offer] at your own will a male without blemish of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. Leviticus 22:20 [But] whatever hath a blemish, [that] shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. Leviticus 22:21 And whoever offereth a sacrifice of peace-offerings to the LORD to accomplish [his] vow, or a free-will-offering in beeves, or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted: there shall be in it no blemish. Leviticus 22:22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar to the LORD. Leviticus 22:23 Either a bullock, or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer [for] a free-will-offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. Leviticus 22:24 Ye shall not offer to the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make [any offering thereof] in your land. Leviticus 22:25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption [is] in them, [and] blemishes [are] in them: they shall not be accepted for you.

The age of the sacrifice.

Leviticus 22:26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Leviticus 22:27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire to the LORD. Leviticus 22:28 And [whether it is] cow, or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Leviticus 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it at your own will. Leviticus 22:30 On the same day it shall be eaten up, ye shall leave none of it until the morrow: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I [am] the LORD. Leviticus 22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I [am] the LORD who 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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