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Leviticus 22

MSG 1 God spoke to Moses, NIV 1 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to treat the holy offerings that the Israelites consecrate to me with reverence so they won't desecrate my holy name. I am God. NIV 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. MSG 3 "Tell them, From now on, if any of your descendants approaches in a state of ritual uncleanness the holy offerings that the Israelites consecrate to God, he will be cut off from my presence. I am God. NIV 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. MSG 4 "Each and every one of Aaron's descendants who has an infectious skin disease or a discharge may not eat any of the holy offerings until he is clean. Also, if he touches anything defiled by a corpse, or has an emission of semen, NIV 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, MSG 5 or is contaminated by touching a crawling creature, or touches a person who is contaminated for whatever reason NIV 5 or if he touches any crawling thing that makes him unclean, or any person who makes him unclean, whatever the uncleanness may be. MSG 6 - a person who touches any such thing will be ritually unclean until evening and may not eat any of the holy offerings unless he has washed well with water. NIV 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. MSG 7 After the sun goes down he is clean and may go ahead and eat the holy offerings; they are his food. NIV 7 When the sun goes down, he will be clean, and after that he may eat the sacred offerings, for they are his food. MSG 8 But he must not contaminate himself by eating anything found dead or torn by wild animals. I am God. NIV 8 He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, and so become unclean through it. I am the LORD. MSG 9 "The priests must observe my instructions lest they become guilty and die by treating the offerings with irreverence. I am God who makes them holy. NIV 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. MSG 10 "No layperson may eat anything set apart as holy. Nor may a priest's guest or his hired hand eat anything holy. NIV 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. MSG 11 But if a priest buys a slave, the slave may eat of it; also the slaves born in his house may eat his food. NIV 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. MSG 12 If a priest's daughter marries a layperson, she may no longer eat from the holy contributions. NIV 12 If a priest's daughter marries anyone other than a priest, she may not eat any of the sacred contributions. MSG 13 But if the priest's daughter is widowed or divorced and without children and returns to her father's household as before, she may eat of her father's food. But no layperson may eat of it. NIV 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. MSG 14 "If anyone eats from a holy offering accidentally, he must give back the holy offering to the priest and add twenty percent to it. NIV 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. MSG 15 "The priests must not treat with irreverence the holy offerings of the Israelites that they contribute to God NIV 15 The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings the Israelites present to the LORD MSG 16 lest they desecrate themselves and make themselves guilty when they eat the holy offerings. I am God who makes them holy." NIV 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.' " MSG 17 God spoke to Moses, NIV 17 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 18 "Tell Aaron and his sons and all the People of Israel, Each and every one of you, whether native born or foreigner, who presents a Whole-Burnt-Offering to God to fulfill a vow or as a Freewill-Offering, NIV 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, MSG 19 must make sure that it is a male without defect from cattle, sheep, or goats for it to be acceptable. NIV 19 you must present a male without defect from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf. MSG 20 Don't try slipping in some creature that has a defect - it won't be accepted. NIV 20 Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf. MSG 21 Whenever anyone brings an offering from cattle or sheep as a Peace-Offering to God to fulfill a vow or as a Freewill-Offering, it has to be perfect, without defect, to be acceptable. NIV 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. MSG 22 Don't try giving God an animal that is blind, crippled, mutilated, an animal with running sores, a rash, or mange. Don't place any of these on the Altar as a gift to God. NIV 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. MSG 23 You may, though, offer an ox or sheep that is deformed or stunted as a Freewill-Offering, but it is not acceptable in fulfilling a vow. NIV 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. MSG 24 Don't offer to God an animal with bruised, crushed, torn, or cut-off testicles. Don't do this in your own land NIV 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, MSG 25 but don't accept them from foreigners and present them as food for your God either. Because of deformities and defects they will not be acceptable." NIV 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.' " MSG 26 God spoke to Moses: NIV 26 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 27 "When a calf or lamb or goat is born, it is to stay with its mother for seven days. After the eighth day, it is acceptable as an offering, a gift to God. NIV 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. MSG 28 Don't slaughter both a cow or ewe and its young on the same day. NIV 28 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day. MSG 29 When you sacrifice a Thanksgiving-Offering to God, do it right so it will be acceptable. NIV 29 "When you sacrifice a thank offering to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. MSG 30 Eat it on the same day; don't leave any leftovers until morning. I am God. NIV 30 It must be eaten that same day; leave none of it till morning. I am the LORD. MSG 31 "Do what I tell you; live what I tell you. I am God. NIV 31 "Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD. MSG 32 "Don't desecrate my holy name. I insist on being treated with holy reverence among the People of Israel. I am God who makes you holy NIV 32 Do not profane my holy name. I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the LORD, who makes you holy MSG 33 and brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am God." NIV 33 and who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD."