Leviticus 22:8-18 NIV

8 He must not eat anything found dead1 or torn by wild animals,2 and so become unclean3 through it. I am the LORD.4

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9 " 'The priests are to keep my requirements5 so that they do not become guilty6 and die7 for treating them with contempt. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.a8

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    • b 22:9 - Or "who sanctifies them"; or "who sets them apart as holy"; also in verse 16
      10 " 'No one outside a priest's family may eat the sacred offering, nor may the guest of a priest or his hired worker eat it.9

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      11 But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if a slave is born in his household, that slave may eat his food.10

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      12 If a priest's daughter marries anyone other than a priest, she may not eat any of the sacred contributions.
      13 But if a priest's daughter becomes a widow or is divorced, yet has no children, and she returns to live in her father's house as in her youth, she may eat of her father's food. No unauthorized person, however, may eat any of it.
      14 " 'If anyone eats a sacred offering by mistake,11 he must make restitution to the priest for the offering and add a fifth of the value12 to it.

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      15 The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings13 the Israelites present to the LORD 14

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      16 by allowing them to eat15 the sacred offerings and so bring upon them guilt16 requiring payment.17 I am the LORD, who makes them holy.18' "

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      Unacceptable Sacrifices

      17 The LORD said to Moses,

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          18 "Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: 'If any of you--either an Israelite or an alien living in Israel19--presents a gift20 for a burnt offering to the LORD, either to fulfill a vow21 or as a freewill offering,22

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