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Leviticus 22

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. (22:3-6) Don't mess around with holy things while you've got your uncleanness on you. And keep away lepers and people that have touched dead bodies, bugs, or or other unclean things..

(22:3) "Whosoever ... goeth unto the holy things ... having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence."

(22:4) "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) "Whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean."

(22:6) "The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean."

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, 13)
"There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing ... an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing."
No stranger or slave can "eat of the holy thing."

(22:11)
"If a priest buy any soul with his money...."
(It must be OK to buy slaves; even priests do it.)
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(22:12) "If the priest's daughter also be married unto a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things."

(22:14) "If a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly...."
What to do if you eat some holy thing unwittingly.

(22:19-24)
God wants us to kill lots of animals for him. Not just any animals, though. God only wants dead, male animals without any blemishes. Don't kill any blind , broken, maimed, or scabbed animials for him. It will just get him pissed off. (And, since you've been reading Leviticus, you know what God does when he's pissed off.)

(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."

(22:21) "Whosoever offereth a sacrifice ... 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."

(22:23) "A bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts ... shall not be accepted."

(22:24) "Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut."

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 LORD.
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 accepted.
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. (22:25)
"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."
God won't accept animal sacrifices from strangers, since strangers have blemishes and are corrupt.
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. (22:27-28) "From the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted ... [but] ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day."
Don't kill animals for God until they are at least eight days old. And don't kill mother and her young on the same day. You can kill the mom on one day and her young on the next.
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. (22:31) "Keep my commandments, and do them."
God wants everyone to do all the stuff he's commanded in Leviticus.
22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you,
22:33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD.

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Priests must stay away from holy things when they are unclean. 22:1-7
And the LORD spake unto Moses, 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. ... 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; 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; And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food. 22:1-7

If a priest approaches the holy things while his uncleanness is upon him will be cut off from God's presence.
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. 22:3

Don't eat any animal (or its fat) that died of natural causes or was killed by other animals.
That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith. 22:8

No stranger shall eat of the holy thing.
There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing. 22:10a

No one who is visiting a priest shall eat of the holy thing.
A sojourner of the priest ... shall not eat of the holy thing. 22:10b

No hired servant of a priest shall eat of the holy thing.
An hired servant [of a priest], shall not eat of the holy thing. 22:10c

If a priest buys a slave, the slave and his family may eat the priest's meat.
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. 22:11

If a priest's daughter marries a stranger, she may not eat holy things. 22:12
If the priest's daughter also be married unto a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things. 22:12

If a priest's daughter returns to her father's house after she is divorced or widowed, she can eat of her father's meat, as long as she didn't have any children while she was married.
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. 22:13

If you eat the holy thing by mistake, you must pay the priest for it, plus a 20% fine.
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. 22:14

Don't profane the holy things that Jews offer and eat.
They shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto the LORD; Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things. 22:15-16

Don't offer God any blemished animals.
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; Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. 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. 22:18-24

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 LORD. 22:22

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. 22:24

When making a vow, don't offer God any animals with extra or missing body parts.
Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts ... for a vow it shall not be accepted. 22:23a

But animals with extra or missing body parts may be used in freewill offerings.
Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering. 22:23b

Don't get your sacrificial animals from strangers.
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. 22:25

Wait until a bullock, sheep, or goat is eight days old before killing and burning its dead body for God.
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. 22:27

Don't kill a newborn animal and its mother on the same day.
And whether it be cow, or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day. 22:28

Don't leave any until the morning.
On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none of it until the morrow: I am the LORD. 22:30

Obey all of the commandments.
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments and do them. 22:31

Don't profane God's name.
Neither shall ye profane my holy name. 22:32a

Hallow God's name. 22:32
will be hallowed. 22:32b


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