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Leviticus 22 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Various Rules for Priests

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:2 - “Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:3 - “Say to them, ‘Any man among all your [fn]descendants throughout your generations who approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel consecrate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from My presence; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘No man of the [fn]descendants of Aaron, who has [fn]leprosy or has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And one who touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a man who has a seminal emission,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:5 - or a man who touches any swarming things by which he is made unclean, or touches any person by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:6 - a [fn]person who touches any such thing shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his [fn]body in water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:7 - ‘But when the sun sets, he will be clean, and afterward he may eat of the holy gifts, for it is his [fn]food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:8 - ‘He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by animals, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:9 - ‘They shall therefore perform their duty to Me, so that they do not bear sin because of it and die by it because they profane it; I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:10 - ‘No [fn]layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a foreign resident with the priest or a hired worker shall not eat the holy gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:11 - ‘But if a priest buys a [fn]slave as his property with his money, [fn]that person may eat of it, and those who are born in his house may eat of his [fn]food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:12 - ‘If a priest’s daughter is married to a [fn]layman, she shall not eat of the [fn]offering of the holy gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - ‘But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow or divorced, and has no child and returns to her father’s house as in her youth, she may eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:14 - ‘If, however, someone eats a holy food unintentionally, then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy food to the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:15 - ‘And they shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:16 - and thereby bring upon them [fn]punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.’”

Flawless Animals for Sacrifice

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:17 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:18 - “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘Anyone of the house of Israel or of the strangers in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their [fn]vows or any of their [fn]voluntary offerings, which they present to the LORD as a burnt offering
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:19 - for you to be acceptedit must be a male without defect [fn]from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:20 - ‘Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:21 - ‘When someone offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or for a [fn]voluntary offering, [fn]of the herd or [fn]of the flock, it must be without defect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:22 - Those that are blind, fractured, maimed, or have a wart, a festering rash, or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - ‘Now as for an ox or a lamb which has an [fn]overgrown or stunted member, you may present it as a [fn]voluntary offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:24 - ‘Also anything with its testicles squashed, crushed, torn off, or cut off, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor [fn]sacrifice in your land,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - nor shall you offer any of these animals taken from the hand of a [fn]foreigner as the [fn]food of your God; for their deformity is in them, they have an impairment. They will not be accepted for you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:26 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:27 - “When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall [fn]remain seven days [fn]with its mother, and from the eighth day on it will be considered acceptable as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:28 - “But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not slaughter both it and its young in one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - “When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:30 - “It shall be eaten on the same day; you shall leave none of it until morning. I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:31 - “So you shall keep My commandments, and do them; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:32 - “And you shall not profane My holy name, but I will be sanctified among the sons of Israel; I am the LORD who sanctifies you,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:33 - who brought you out from the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am the LORD.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit seed
Lit seed
I.e., leprosy or another serious skin disease
Lit soul
Lit flesh
Lit bread
Or unauthorized person
Lit soul
Lit he may
Lit bread
Lit stranger
Or uplifted offering
Lit bread
Lit stranger
Or wrongdoing requiring a guilt offering
Or vowed offerings
Or freewill offerings
Lit among
Or freewill offering
Lit among
Lit among
Or a deformed
Or freewill offering
Lit do
Lit son of a stranger
Lit bread
Lit be
Lit under

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