Leviticus 22:17-33 (English Standard Version)

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Acceptable Offerings

17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18 "Speak to Aaron and his sons and all the people of Israel and say to them, 1When any one of the house of Israel or of the sojourners in Israel presents a burnt offering as his offering, for any of their vows or freewill offerings that they offer to the LORD, 19 if it is to be accepted for you it shall be a 2male without blemish, of the bulls or the sheep or the goats. 20 3You shall not offer anything that has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you. 21 And when anyone 4offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD5to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock, to be accepted it must be perfect; there shall be no blemish in it. 22 Animals 6blind or disabled or mutilated or having a discharge or 7an itch or scabs you shall not offer to the LORD or give them to the LORD as a food 8offering on the altar. 23 You may present a bull or a lamb that has a part 9too long or too short for a freewill offering, but for a vow offering it cannot be accepted. 24 Any animal that has its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut you shall not offer to the LORD; you shall not do it within your land, 25 neither shall you offer as 10the bread of your God any such animals gotten from a foreigner. Since there is a 11blemish in them, because of their mutilation, they will not be accepted for you." 26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 27 12"When an ox or sheep or goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be acceptable as a food offering to the LORD. 28 But you shall not kill an ox or a sheep 13and her young in one day. 29 And when you sacrifice a 14sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted. 30 It shall be eaten on the same day; 15you shall leave none of it until morning: I am the LORD. 31 16"So you shall keep my commandments and do them: I am the LORD. 32 17And you shall not profane my holy name, that 18I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. 19I am the LORD who sanctifies you, 33 who brought you out of the land of Egypt 20to be your God: I am the LORD."
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