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Leviticus 22 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Sundry 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, ‘If any man among all your [fn]descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from before Me; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘No man of the [fn]descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:5 - or if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean, or any man by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:6 - a [fn]person who touches any such 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 shall 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 beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:9 - ‘They shall therefore keep My charge, so that they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby 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 sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:11 - ‘But if a priest buys a [fn]slave as his property with his money, [fn]that one 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 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 shall eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:14 - ‘But if a man eats a holy gift unintentionally, then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy gift to the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:15 - ‘They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:16 - and so cause them to bear [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, ‘Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their [fn]votive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offering
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:19 - for you to be acceptedit must be a male without defect 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 a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to [fn]fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:22 - ‘Those that are blind or fractured or maimed or having a running sore or eczema 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 - ‘In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an [fn]overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:24 - ‘Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or [fn]sacrifice in your land,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner for offering as the [fn]food of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall 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 shall be accepted 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 kill 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 - “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.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: seed
Literally: seed
Literally: soul
Literally: flesh
Literally: bread
Literally: stranger
Literally: soul
Literally: he may
Literally: bread
Literally: stranger
Literally: heave offering
Literally: bread
Literally: stranger
Or, iniquity requiring a guilt offering
Literally: vows
Or, make a special votive offering
Or, a deformed
Literally: do
Literally: bread
Literally: be
Literally: under

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