Then the LORDspoke to Moses, saying,
2"TellAaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holyname ; I am the LORD.
3"Say to them, '1If anymanamongall your adescendants throughout your generationsapproaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israeldedicate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cutoff from before Me; I am the LORD.
'2Noman of the bdescendants of Aaron, who is a leperor who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. 3And if one touchesanything made unclean by a corpseor if 4a manhas a seminalemission,
5or5if a mantouchesanyteemingthings by which he is madeunclean, oranyman by whom he is madeunclean, whatever his uncleanness ;
a cpersonwhotouches any such shall be uncleanuntilevening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his dbody in water.
'But when the sunsets, he will be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for 6it is his efood.
'He shall not eat7an animal whichdies or is torn by beasts, becomingunclean by it; I am the LORD.
'They shall therefore keep8My charge, so that 9they will not bearsinbecause of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
'10Noflayman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hiredman shall not eat of the holy gift.
'11But if a priestbuys a gslave as his property with his money, hthat one may eat of it, and thosewho are born in his house may eat of his ifood.
12'If a priest'sdaughter is married to a jlayman, she shall not eat of the koffering of the gifts.
'But if a priest'sdaughterbecomes a widow or divorced, and hasnochild and returns to her father'shouse as in her youth, she shall eat of her father'slfood ; 12but nomlayman shall eat of it.
'13But if a maneats a holy gift unintentionally, then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy gift to the priest.
'14They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israelwhich they offer to the LORD,
and so cause them 15to bearnpunishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.' "