22:2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they a 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.
(a) Meaning, that the priests abstain from
eating, as long as they are polluted.
22:3 Say unto them, Whosoever [he be] of all your
seed among your generations, that b
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.
(b) To eat of it.
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] c
unclean [by] the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;
(c) By touching any dead thing, or being at
burial of the dead.
There shall no d stranger eat [of] the
holy thing: a e sojourner of the priest,
or an hired servant, shall not eat [of] the holy thing.
(d) Which is not of the tribe of Levi.
(e) Some read, the servant who had his ear bored,
and would not go free, (Exodus
22:12 If the priest's
daughter also be [married] unto a f
stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.
(f) Who is not of the priests kindred.
22:14 And if a man eat [of]
the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the g
fifth [part] thereof unto it, and shall give [it] unto the priest with the holy
(g) He shall give that and a fifth part over.
22:16 Or suffer them to bear
the iniquity of h trespass, when they
eat their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
(h) For if they did not offer sacrifice for their
error, the people by their example might commit the same offence.
Neither i 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.
(i) You shall not receive any imperfect thing
from a stranger, to make it the Lord's offering: which he calls the bread of
Neither shall ye k profane my holy name;
but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I [am] the LORD which
(k) For whoever does otherwise than God commands
pollutes his Name.