The Lord commanded Moses
to give Aaron and his sons and all the people of Israel the following regulations. When any Israelite or any foreigner living in Israel presents a burnt offering, whether as fulfillment of a vow or as a freewill offering, the animal must not have any defects.
To be accepted, it must be a male without any defects.
If you offer any animal that has any defects, the Lord will not accept it. 1
When anyone presents a fellowship offering to the Lord, whether as fulfillment of a vow or as a freewill offering, the animal must be without any defects if it is to be accepted.
Do not offer to the Lord any animal that is blind or crippled or mutilated, or that has a running sore or a skin eruption or scabs. Do not offer any such animals on the altar as a food offering.
As a freewill offering you may offer an animal that is stunted or not perfectly formed, but it is not acceptable in fulfillment of a vow.
Do not offer to the Lord any animal whose testicles have been crushed, cut, bruised, or torn off. This is not permitted in your land.
Do not offer as a food offering any animal obtained from a foreigner. Such animals are considered defective and are not acceptable.
When a calf or a lamb or a kid is born, it must not be taken from its mother for seven days, but after that it is acceptable as a food offering.
Do not sacrifice a cow and its calf or a sheep and its lamb or a goat and its kid on the same day.
When you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, follow the rules so that you will be accepted;
eat it the same day and leave none of it until the next morning.
The Lord said, "Obey my commands; I am the Lord.
Do not bring disgrace on my holy name; all the people of Israel must acknowledge me to be holy. I am the Lord and I make you holy;
and I brought you out of Egypt to become your God. I am the Lord."