Rules for Priests (continued)
22:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
22:2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate
themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel,
and that they profane not my holy name in those things which
they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.
22:3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among
your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the
children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, having his
uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my
presence: I am the LORD.
22:4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or
hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things,
until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is
unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;
22:5 Or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he
may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take
uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath;
22:6 The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean
until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he
wash his flesh with water.
22:7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall
afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food.
22:8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he
shall not eat to defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.
22:9 They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they
bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I
the LORD do sanctify them.
22:10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a
sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat
of the holy thing.
22:11 But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he
shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they
shall eat of his meat.
22:12 If the priest's daughter also be married unto a
stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.
22:13 But if the priest's daughter be a widow, or divorced,
and have no child, and is returned unto her father's house,
as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's meat: but
there shall be no stranger eat thereof.
22:14 And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then
he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give
it unto the priest with the holy thing.
22:15 And they shall not profane the holy things of the
children of Israel, which they offer unto the LORD;
22:16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when
they eat their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
22:17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
22:18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the
children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of
the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that
will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his
freewill offerings, which they will offer unto the LORD for
a burnt offering;
22:19 Ye shall offer at your own will a male without
blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
22:20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not
offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
22:21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings
unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering
in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted;
there shall be no blemish therein.
22:22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or
scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD,
nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the
22:23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing
superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer
for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be
22:24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is
bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye
make any offering thereof in your land.
22:25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the
bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption
is in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be
accepted for you.
22:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
22:27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought
forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from
the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an
offering made by fire unto the LORD.
22:28 And whether it be cow, or ewe, ye shall not kill it
and her young both in one day.
22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving
unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.
22:30 On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave
none of it until the morrow: I am the LORD.
22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them:
I am the LORD.
22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be
hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which
22:33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your
God: I am the LORD.