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Leviticus 22 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Holiness of the Offerings
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:2 - “Speak to Aaron and his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they do not profane My holy name by what they dedicate to Me: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:3 - “Say to them: ‘Whoever of all your descendants throughout your generations, who goes near the holy things which the children of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has uncleanness upon him, that person shall be cut off from My presence: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or has a discharge, shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had an emission of semen,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:5 - ‘or whoever touches any creeping thing by which he would be made unclean, or any person by whom he would become unclean, whatever his uncleanness may be—
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:6 - ‘the person who has touched any such thing shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat the holy offerings unless he washes his body with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:7 - ‘And when the sun goes down he shall be clean; and afterward he may eat the holy offerings, because it is his food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:8 - ‘Whatever dies naturally or is torn by beasts he shall not eat, to defile himself with it: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:9 - ‘They shall therefore keep My ordinance, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, if they profane it: I the LORD sanctify them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:10 - ‘No outsider shall eat the holy offering; one who dwells with the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat the holy thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:11 - ‘But if the priest buys a person with his money, he may eat it; and one who is born in his house may eat his food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:12 - ‘If the priest’s daughter is married to an outsider, she may not eat of the holy offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - ‘But if the priest’s daughter is a widow or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father’s house as in her youth, she may eat her father’s food; but no outsider shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:14 - ‘And if a man eats the holy offering unintentionally, then he shall restore a holy offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:15 - ‘They shall not profane the holy offerings of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:16 - ‘or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass when they eat their holy offerings; for I the LORD sanctify them.’ ”
Offerings Accepted and Not Accepted
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:17 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:18 - “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, who offers his sacrifice for any of his vows or for any of his freewill offerings, which they offer to the LORD as a burnt offering—
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:19 - you shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:20 - ‘Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:21 - ‘And whoever offers a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, to fulfill his vow, or a freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:22 - ‘Those that are blind or broken or maimed, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - ‘Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb too long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:24 - ‘You shall not offer to the LORD what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you make any offering of them in your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - ‘Nor from a foreigner’s hand shall you offer any of these as the bread of your God, because their corruption is in them, and defects are in them. They shall not be accepted on your behalf.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:26 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:27 - “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter it shall be accepted as an offering made by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:28 - Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - “And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it of your own free will.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:30 - “On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until morning: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:31 - “Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:32 - “You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:33 - “who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD.”

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