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Leviticus 22:23-33 (New International Version)

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23 You may, however, present as a freewill offering an oxa or a sheep that is deformed or stunted, but it will not be accepted in fulfillment of a vow. 24 You must not offer to the LORD an animal whose testicles are bruised, crushed, torn or cut.1 You must not do this in your own land, 25 and you must not accept such animals from the hand of a foreigner and offer them as the food of your God.2 They will not be accepted on your behalf, because they are deformed and have defects.3' " 26 The LORD said to Moses, 27 "When a calf, a lamb or a goat4 is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days.5 From the eighth day6 on, it will be acceptable7 as an offering made to the LORD by fire. 28 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.8 29 "When you sacrifice a thank offering9 to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. 30 It must be eaten that same day; leave none of it till morning.10 I am the LORD.11 31 "Keep12 my commands and follow them.13 I am the LORD. 32 Do not profane my holy name.14 I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites.15 I am the LORD, who makesb you holyc16 33 and who brought you out of Egypt17 to be your God.18 I am the LORD."
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