But if she becomes a widow or is divorced and has no children to support her, and she returns to live in her father’s home as in her youth, she may eat her father’s food again. Otherwise, no one outside a priest’s family may eat the sacred offerings.
“Any such person who eats the sacred offerings without realizing it must pay the priest for the amount eaten, plus an additional 20 percent.
The priests must not let the Israelites defile the sacred offerings brought to the
by allowing unauthorized people to eat them. This would bring guilt upon them and require them to pay compensation. I am the who makes them holy.”
And the said to Moses,
“Give Aaron and his sons and all the Israelites these instructions, which apply both to native Israelites and to the foreigners living among you. “If you present a gift as a burnt offering to the , whether it is to fulfill a vow or is a voluntary offering,
you will be accepted only if your offering is a male animal with no defects. It may be a bull, a ram, or a male goat.
References for Leviticus 22:19
Do not present an animal with defects, because the will not accept it on your behalf.
“If you present a peace offering to the from the herd or the flock, whether it is to fulfill a vow or is a voluntary offering, you must offer a perfect animal. It may have no defect of any kind.
You must not offer an animal that is blind, crippled, or injured, or that has a wart, a skin sore, or scabs. Such animals must never be offered on the altar as special gifts to the .
If a bull or lamb has a leg that is too long or too short, it may be offered as a voluntary offering, but it may not be offered to fulfill a vow.
References for Leviticus 22:23