Leviticus 22:17-33 (New American Standard)

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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, '1Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their avotive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offering - 19 2for you to be accepted -it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats. 20 '3Whatever 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 4to bfulfill 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 covergrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted. 24 'Also 5anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or dsacrifice in your land, 25 nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner for offering 6as the efood of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall not be accepted for you.' " 26 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 27 "When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall fremain 7seven days gwith its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be accepted as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the LORD. 28 "8But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day. 29 "When you sacrifice 9a 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 "10So 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 11who brought you out from the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am the LORD."
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