Leviticus 22 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD spoke to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Tell Aaron and his sons that they must respect the holy offerings which the Israelites set apart for me. In this way they will not dishonor my holy name. I am the LORD. 2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my holy name. I am the LORD.
3 "Tell them: In future generations if any of your descendants, while unclean, comes near the holy offerings the Israelites set apart for the LORD, that person must be excluded from my presence. I am the LORD. 3 "Say to them: 'For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the LORD, that person must be cut off from my presence. I am the LORD.
4 "No descendant of Aaron who has a skin disease or a discharge may eat any of the holy offerings until he is clean. Any person who has an emission of semen or touches a dead body, 4 " 'If a descendant of Aaron has an infectious skin disease or a bodily discharge, he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse or by anyone who has an emission of semen,
5 an unclean swarming creature, or an unclean person 5 or if he touches any crawling thing that makes him unclean, or any person who makes him unclean, whatever the uncleanness may be.
6 will be unclean until evening. He must not eat any of the holy offerings unless he has washed himself. 6 The one who touches any such thing will be unclean till evening. He must not eat any of the sacred offerings unless he has bathed himself with water.
7 When the sun has set, he will be clean. Then he may eat the holy offerings because they are his food. 7 When the sun goes down, he will be clean, and after that he may eat the sacred offerings, for they are his food.
8 He must never eat the meat of an animal that dies naturally or is killed by wild animals. It will make him unclean. I am the LORD. 8 He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, and so become unclean through it. I am the LORD.
9 The priests must do what I order, or their sin will bring them death because they dishonored a holy offering. I am the LORD, who sets them apart as holy. 9 " 'The priests are to keep my requirements so that they do not become guilty and die for treating them with contempt. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.
10 "Laypeople must never eat any holy offering, even if they are visiting a priest or are working for him. 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.
11 But if a priest buys a slave, the slave and anyone born in his household may eat the priest's food. 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.
12 However, if a priest's daughter marries a layman, she must never eat the food taken from the holy contributions. 12 If a priest's daughter marries anyone other than a priest, she may not eat any of the sacred contributions.
13 If a priest's daughter is widowed or divorced, doesn't have any children, and comes back to live in her father's home, she may eat her father's food. But a layperson must never eat it. 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 "Those who eat a holy offering by mistake must give another holy offering to the priest and add one-fifth more to it. 14 " 'If anyone eats a sacred offering by mistake, he must make restitution to the priest for the offering and add a fifth of the value to it.
15 Priests must not dishonor the holy offerings that the Israelites contribute to the LORD. 15 The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings the Israelites present to the LORD
16 They must make those people pay the penalty for their guilt because they have eaten the priests' holy offerings. I am the LORD, who sets them apart as holy." 16 by allowing them to eat the sacred offerings and so bring upon them guilt requiring payment. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.' "
17 The LORD spoke to Moses, 17 The LORD said to Moses,
18 "Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites: Israelites or foreigners may bring burnt offerings to the LORD for anything they vowed or as freewill offerings. 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 Israel--presents a gift for a burnt offering to the LORD, either to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering,
19 The offering must be a male that has no defects from your cattle, sheep, or goats in order to be accepted. 19 you must present a male without defect from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.
20 Never bring any animal with a physical defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf. 20 Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.
21 A person may bring the LORD a fellowship offering to fulfill a vow or for a freewill offering. Whether it is from the cattle, sheep, or goats, it must be an animal that has no defects in order to be accepted. It must never be an animal that has defects. 21 When anyone brings from the herd or flock a fellowship offering to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or as a freewill offering, it must be without defect or blemish to be acceptable.
22 Never bring the LORD an animal that is blind, has broken bones, cuts, warts, scabs, or ringworm. Never give the LORD any of these in a sacrifice by fire on the altar. 22 Do not offer to the LORD the blind, the injured or the maimed, or anything with warts or festering or running sores. Do not place any of these on the altar as an offering made to the LORD by fire.
23 You may use a bull or a sheep with a deformity or one that is stunted in growth as a freewill offering. However, it will not be accepted for a vow. 23 You may, however, present as a freewill offering an ox or a sheep that is deformed or stunted, but it will not be accepted in fulfillment of a vow.
24 Never bring the LORD an animal that has bruised, crushed, torn out, or cut out testicles. Never do any of these things to an animal in your land. 24 You must not offer to the LORD an animal whose testicles are bruised, crushed, torn or cut. You must not do this in your own land,
25 Never bring any kind of castrated animal received from a foreigner as a food offering for your God. A castrated animal will not be accepted on your behalf because castration is a physical defect." 25 and you must not accept such animals from the hand of a foreigner and offer them as the food of your God. They will not be accepted on your behalf, because they are deformed and have defects.' "
26 The LORD spoke to Moses, 26 The LORD said to Moses,
27 "When a calf, a lamb, or a goat is born, it must stay with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on it may be accepted as a sacrifice by fire to the LORD. 27 "When a calf, a lamb or a goat is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as an offering made to the LORD by fire.
28 Never slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young the same day. 28 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.
29 "When you sacrifice a thank offering to the LORD, do it in the proper way. 29 "When you sacrifice a thank offering to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf.
30 Eat it the same day. Never leave any of it until morning. I am the LORD. 30 It must be eaten that same day; leave none of it till morning. I am the LORD.
31 "Carefully obey my commands. I am the LORD. 31 "Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD.
32 Never dishonor my holy name. I will show my holiness among the Israelites. I am the LORD, who sets you apart as holy. 32 Do not profane my holy name. I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the LORD, who makes you holy
33 I brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD." 33 and who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD."