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1 The LORD said to Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Tell Aaron and his sons to be very careful how they treat the holy things that the Israelites devote to me so that they do not make my holy name impure: 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 Say to them: If any descendant of yours should ever come near the holy things that the Israelites have dedicated to the LORD while he is in an unclean state, he will be cut off from before me; 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 Any descendant of Aaron who is afflicted with skin disease or has a discharge cannot eat of the holy things until he is clean. Anyone who touches anything made unclean by a dead body, or who has an emission of semen, 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 or who touches any swarming creature or another person who makes him unclean—whatever the uncleanness might be— 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 the person who touches these things will be unclean until evening. He must not eat of the holy things unless he has bathed his body in water. 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 Once the sun has set and he has become clean again, he may eat of the holy things, for that is 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 not eat an animal that has died naturally or that was killed by another animal, becoming unclean by doing so; 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 keep my requirement so that they don't become liable to punishment and die for having made it impure. I am the LORD, who makes them 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 No layperson is allowed to eat the holy offerings. No foreign guest or hired laborer of a priest can eat it. 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 purchases a servant, that person can eat it, and servants born into the priest's household can also eat his 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 If a priest's daughter marries a layman, she is not allowed to eat the holy offerings. 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 is a widow or divorced and has no children and so returns to her father's household as when she was young, she can eat her father's food. But, again, no layperson is allowed to 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 If someone eats a holy offering unintentionally, they must provide the priest with an equal item, plus one-fifth. 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 The Israelites must not make the holy offerings impure that they offer up to the LORD 15 The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings the Israelites present to the LORD
16 or make themselves liable to punishment requiring compensation by eating their own holy offerings. I am the LORD, who makes them 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 said to Moses: 17 The LORD said to Moses,
18 Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites: Whenever someone from Israel's house or from the immigrants in Israel presents their offering to the LORD as an entirely burned offering—whether it is payment for a solemn promise or a spontaneous gift— 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 for it to be acceptable on your behalf, it must be a flawless male from the herd, the sheep, or the goats. 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 You must not present anything that has an imperfection, because it will not be acceptable on your behalf. 20 Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.
21 Whenever someone presents a communal sacrifice of well-being to the LORD from the herd or flock—whether it is payment for a solemn promise or a spontaneous gift—it must be flawless to be acceptable; it must not have any imperfection. 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 You must not present to the LORD anything that is blind or that has an injury, mutilation, warts, a rash, or scabs. You must not put any such animal on the altar as a food gift for the LORD. 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 can, however, offer an ox or sheep that is deformed or stunted as a spontaneous gift, but it will not be acceptable as payment for a solemn promise. 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 You must not offer to the LORD anything with bruised, crushed, torn, or cut-off testicles. You must not do that 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 You are not allowed to offer such animals as your God's food even if they come from a foreigner. Because these animals have blemishes and imperfections in them, they will not be acceptable on your behalf. 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 said to Moses: 26 The LORD said to Moses,
27 When an ox or sheep or goat is born, it must remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on it will be acceptable as an offering, a food gift for 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 But you will not slaughter an ox or sheep and its offspring on the same day. 28 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.
29 When you sacrifice a communal sacrifice of thanksgiving for the LORD, you must sacrifice it so that it will be acceptable on your behalf. 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 It must be eaten on the same day; you must not 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 You must keep my commands and do them; I am the LORD. 31 "Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD.
32 You must not make my holy name impure so that I will be treated as holy by the Israelites. I am the LORD—the one who makes you 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 and who is bringing you out of the land 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."