Sundry Rules for Priests
1 Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 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°. 3 Say° to them, ‘aIf any° man° among° all° your Idescendants° 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°. 4 aNo°° man° of the Idescendants° of Aaron°, who° is a leper° or° who has a discharge°, may eat° of the holy° [gifts] until°° he is clean°. bAnd if one touches° anything° made unclean° by a corpse° or° if ca man° has° a seminal°° emission°, 5 or° aif a man° touches° any° teeming° things° by which° he is made° unclean°, or° any° man° by whom° he is made° unclean°, whatever° his uncleanness°; 6 a Iperson° who° touches° any such shall be unclean° until° evening°, and shall not eat° of the holy° [gifts] unless°° he has bathed° his IIbody° in water°. 7 But when the sun° sets°, he will be clean°, and afterward° he shall eat° of the holy° [gifts], for ait is his Ifood°. 8 He shall not eat° a[an animal] which° dies° or is torn° [by beasts], becoming° unclean° by it; I am the LORD°. 9 They shall therefore keep° aMy charge°, so that bthey will not bear° sin° because° of it and die° thereby because° they profane° it; I am the LORD° who sanctifies° them.
 ILit seed aLv 7:20, 21; Nu 19:13
 ILit seed aLv 14:1-32 bLv 11:24-28, 39, 40 cLv 15:16, 17
 aLv 11:23-28
 ILit soul IILit flesh
 ILit bread aNu 18:11
 aLv 7:24; 11:39, 40; 17:15
 aLv 18:30 bEx 28:43; Lv 22:16; Nu 18:22
10 ¶ ‘aNo° Ilayman°, however, is to eat° the holy° [gift]; a sojourner° with the priest° or a hired° man° shall not eat° of the holy° [gift]. 11 aBut if° a priest° buys° a Islave° as [his] property° with his money°, IIthat one° may eat° of it, and those° who° are born° in his house° may eat° of his IIIfood°. 12 If° a priest’s° daughter° is married° to a Ilayman°, she shall not eat° of the IIoffering° of the [gifts]. 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° Ifood°; abut no°° IIlayman° shall eat° of it. 14 aBut 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°. 15 aThey shall not profane° the holy° [gifts] of the sons° of Israel° which° they offer° to the LORD°, 16 and [so] cause them ato bear° Ipunishment° for guilt° by eating° their holy° [gifts]; for I am the LORD° who sanctifies° them.’”
 ILit stranger aEx 29:33; Lv 22:13; Nu 3:10
 ILit soul IILit he may IIILit bread aGn 17:13; Ex 12:44
 ILit stranger IILit heave offering
 ILit bread IILit stranger aLv 22:10
 aLv 5:15, 16
 aNu 18:32
 IOr iniquity requiring a guilt offering aLv 10:17; 22:9
Flawless Animals for Sacrifice
17 ¶ Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 18 “Speak° to Aaron° and to his sons° and to all° the sons° of Israel° and say° to them, ‘aAny° man° of the house° of Israel° or of the aliens° in Israel° who° presents° his offering°, whether it is any° of their Ivotive° or any° of their freewill° offerings°, which° they present° to the LORD° for a burnt° offering° 19 afor you to be accepted°[it must be] a male° without° defect° from the cattle°, the sheep°, or the goats°. 20 aWhatever°° has a defect°, you shall not offer°, for it will not be accepted° for you. 21 When° a man° offers° a sacrifice° of peace° offerings° to the LORD° ato Ifulfill° 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. 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°. 23 In respect to an ox° or a lamb° which has an Iovergrown° or stunted° [member], you may present° it for a freewill° offering°, but for a vow° it will not be accepted°. 24 Also aanything [with its testicles] bruised° or crushed° or torn° or cut°, you shall not offer° to the LORD°, or Isacrifice° in your land°, 25 nor° shall you accept° any°° such° from the hand° of a foreigner°° for offering° aas the Ifood° of your God°; for their corruption° is in them, they have a defect°, they shall not be accepted° for you.’”
 ILit vows aNu 15:14
 aLv 21:18-21; Dt 15:21
 aDt 15:21; 17:1; Mal 1:8, 14; He 9:14; 1P 1:19
 IOr make a special votive offering aNu 15:3, 8
 IOr a deformed
 ILit do aLv 21:20
 ILit bread aLv 21:22
26 ¶ Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 27 “When° an ox° or° a sheep° or° a goat° is born°, it shall Iremain° aseven° days° IIwith its mother°, and from the eighth° day° on it shall be accepted° as a sacrifice° of an offering° by fire° to the LORD°. 28 aBut, [whether] it is an ox° or° a sheep°, you shall not kill° [both] it and its young° in one° day°. 29 When° you sacrifice° aa sacrifice° of thanksgiving° to the LORD°, you shall sacrifice° it so that you may be accepted°. 30 It shall be eaten° on the same° day°, you shall leave° none° of it until° morning°; I am the LORD°. 31 aSo you shall keep° My commandments°, and do° them; I am the LORD°.
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, 33 awho brought° you out from the land° of Egypt°, to be your God°; I am the LORD°.”
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The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things.
1 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 2 Speakºª unto² Aaronº and to² his sons,º that they separate¹ª themselves² from the holy thingsº² of the childrenº of Israel,º and that they profaneºª not²² my holyº nameº [in those things] which² they² hallowºª unto me: I² [am] the LORD.º 3 Sayºª unto² them, Whosoeverº² [he be] of all²² your seedº among your generations,º that² goethºª unto² the holy things,º which² the childrenº of Israelº hallowºª unto the LORD,º having his uncleannessº upon² him, that² soulº shall be cut offºª from my presence:º² I² [am] the LORD.º 4 What man soeverº of the seedº² of Aaronº [is] a leper,ºª or² hath a running issue;ºª he shall not² eatºª of the holy things,º until²² he be clean.ºª And whoso touchethºª any thing² [that is] uncleanº [by] the dead,º or² a manº whose² seedºº goethºª from² him; 5 Or² whosoeverº² touchethºª any² creeping thing,º whereby² he may be made unclean,ºª or² a manº of whom² he may take uncleanness,ºª whatsoever² uncleannessº he hath;
 Ex 13:12; 28:38; Lv 15:31; 18:21; 19:12; 20:3; 21:6; 22:3, 32; Nu 6:3; 18:32; Dt 15:19.
 Ex 33:14; Lv 7:20; Ps 16:11; 51:11; Mt 25:41; 2Th 1:9.
 Lv 2:3, 10; 6:25; 13:2, 44; 14:2; 15:2, 13, 16; 21:1, 22; Nu 18:9, 19; 19:11.
 Lv 11:24, 43; 15:7, 19.
How they shall be cleansed.
6 The soulº which² hath touchedºª any such shall be uncleanºª until² even,º and shall not² eatºª of² the holy things,º unlessº² he washºª his fleshº with water.º 7 And when the sunº is down,ºª he shall be clean,ºª and shall afterwardº eatºª of² the holy things;º because² it² [is] his food.º 8 That which dieth of itself,º or is tornº [with beasts], he shall not² eatºª to defileºª himself therewith: I² [am] the LORD.º 9 They shall therefore keepºª² mine ordinance,º lest² they bearºª sinº for² it, and dieºª therefore, if² they profaneºª it: I² the LORDº do sanctifyºª them.
 Lv 11:24; 15:5; 16:24; Nu 19:7; Hg 2:13; 1Co 6:11; He 10:22.
 Lv 21:22; Nu 18:11; Dt 18:3; 1Co 9:4, 13.
 Ex 22:31; Lv 17:15; Dt 14:21; Ezk 44:31.
 Ex 28:43; Lv 10:1; 16:2; Nu 18:22, 32.
Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things.
10 There shall no²² strangerºª eatºª [of] the holy thing:º a sojournerº of the priest,º or an hired servant,º shall not² eatºª [of] the holy thing.º 11 But if² the priestº buyºª [any] soulº with¹ his money,º² he² shall eatºª of it, and he that is bornº in his house:º they² shall eatºª of his meat.º 12 If² the priest'sº daughterº also be² [married] unto a stranger,ººª she² may not² eatºª of an offeringº of the holy things.º 13 But if² the priest'sº daughterº be² a widow,º or divorced,ºª and have no² child,º and is returnedºª unto² her father'sº house,º as in her youth,º she shall eatºª of her father's¹ meat:º²² but there shall no²² strangerºª eatºª thereof.
 1S 21:6; Mt 12:4.
 Gn 17:13; Nu 18:11.
 Lv 21:3; Is 40:13.
 Gn 38:11; Lv 10:14; Nu 18:11.
14 ¶ And if² a manº eatºª [of] the holy thingº unwittingly,º then he shall putºª the fifthº [part] thereof unto² it, and shall giveºª [it] unto the priestº² with the holy thing.º 15 And they shall not² profaneºª² the holy thingsº of the childrenº of Israel,º² which² they offerºª unto the LORD;º 16 Or suffer them to bearºª the iniquityº of trespass,º when they eatºª² their holy things:º for² I² the LORDº do sanctifyºª them.
 Lv 5:15; 27:13, 15.
 Lv 19:8; 22:9; Nu 18:32; Ezk 22:26.
 Lv 7:18; 20:8; 22:9; Ps 38:4; Is 53:11; 1P 2:24.
The sacrifices must be without blemish.
17 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 18 Speakºª unto² Aaron,º and to² his sons,º and unto² all² the childrenº of Israel,º and sayºª unto² them, Whatsoeverº [he be] of the houseº² of Israel,º or of² the strangersº in Israel,º that² will offerºª his oblationº for all² his vows,º and for all² his freewill offerings,º which² they will offerºª unto the LORDº for a burnt offering;º 19 [Ye shall offer] at your own willº a maleº without blemish,º of the beeves,º of the sheep,º or of the goats.º 20 [But] whatsoever²² hath a blemish,º [that] shall ye not² offer:ºª for² it shall not² be² acceptableº for you. 21 And whosoeverº² offerethºª a sacrificeº of peace offeringsº unto the LORDº to accomplishºª [his] vow,º or² a freewill offeringº in beevesº or² sheep,º it shall be² perfectº to be accepted;º there shall be² no²² blemishº therein. 22 Blind,º or² broken,ºª or² maimed,ºª or² having a wen,º or² scurvy,º or² scabbed,º ye shall not² offerºª these² unto the LORD,º nor² makeºª an offering by fireº of² them upon² the altarº unto the LORD.º 23 Either a bullockº or a lambº that hath any thing superfluousºª or lacking in his parts,ºª that mayest thou offerºª [for] a freewill offering;º but for a vowº it shall not² be accepted.ºª 24 Ye shall not² offerºª unto the LORDº that which is bruised,ºª or crushed,ºª or broken,ºª or cut;ºª neither² shall ye makeºª [any offering thereof] in your land.º 25 Neither² from a stranger's¹ handºº²² shall ye offerºª² the breadº of your Godº of any²² of these;² because² their corruptionº [is] in them, [and] blemishesº [be] in them: they shall not² be acceptedºª for you.
 Lv 1:2, 10; 7:16; 17:10, 13; 23:38; Nu 15:3, 14; Dt 12:6, 17; 16:10; Ps 22:25; 56:12; 61:5, 8; 65:1; 66:13; 116:14, 18; Ec 5:4; Jna 1:16; 2:9; Na 1:15; Ac 18:18.
 Ex 12:5; Lv 1:3, 10; 4:32; Mt 27:4, 19, 24, 54; Lk 23:14, 41, 47; Jn 19:4; 2Co 5:21; Ep 5:27; He 9:14; 1P 1:19; 2:22; 3:18.
 Lv 22:25; Dt 15:21; 17:1; Mal 1:8, 13.
 Gn 28:20; 35:1; Lv 3:1, 6; 7:11; Nu 15:3, 8; Dt 23:21; Ps 50:14; Pv 7:14; Ec 5:4.
 Lv 1:9, 13; 3:3, 5; 21:18; 22:20; Mal 1:8.
 Lv 21:18.
 Lv 22:20; Dt 23:1.
 Lv 21:6, 8, 21; Nu 15:14; 16:40; Ezr 6:8; Mal 1:7, 12; Ep 2:12; 1Jn 5:18.
The age of the sacrifice.
26 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 27 When² a bullock,º or² a sheep,º or² a goat,º is brought forth,ºª then it shall be² sevenº daysº under² the dam;º and from the eighth¹ dayº²² and thenceforthº it shall be acceptedºª for an offeringº made by fireº unto the LORD.º 28 And [whether it be] cowº or² ewe,º ye shall not² killºª it and her youngº both in oneº day.º
The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
29 And when² ye will offerºª a sacrificeº of thanksgivingº unto the LORD,º offerºª [it] at your own will.º 30 On the same² dayº it shall be eaten up;ºª ye shall leaveºª none² of² it until² the morrow:º I² [am] the LORD.º 31 Therefore shall ye keepºª my commandments,º and doºª them: I² [am] the LORD.º 32 Neither² shall ye profaneºª² my holyº name;º but I will be hallowedºª amongº the childrenº of Israel:º I² [am] the LORDº which hallowºª you, 33 That brought you outºª² of the landº² of Egypt,º to be² your God:º I² [am] the LORD.º
 Lv 7:12; Ps 107:22; 116:17; Ho 14:2; Am 4:5; He 13:15; 1P 2:5.
 Ex 16:19; Lv 7:15; 19:7.
 Lv 18:4; 19:37; Nu 15:40; Dt 4:40; 1Th 4:1.
 Ex 19:5; Lv 10:3; 18:21; 20:8; 21:8, 15; 22:2, 16; Is 5:16; Mt 6:9; Lk 11:2; Jn 17:17; 1Co 1:2.
 Ex 6:7; 20:2; Lv 11:45; 19:36; 25:38; Nu 15:41.
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