The Holiness of the Offerings

221 Then the Lord spoke to Moses , saying , 2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel , which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name ; I am the Lord . 3 "Say to them, ' If any man among all your descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the Lord , while he has an uncleanness , that person shall be cut off from before e Me; I am the Lord . 4 ' No e man of the descendants of Aaron , who is a leper or who has a discharge , may eat of the holy gifts until e he is clean . And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal e emission , 5 or if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean , or any man by whom he is made unclean , whatever his uncleanness ; 6 a person who touches any such shall be unclean until evening , and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless e he has bathed his body in water . 7 'But when the sun sets , he will be clean , and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food . 8 'He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the Lord . 9 'They shall therefore keep My charge , so that they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the Lord who sanctifies them.

10 ' No layman , however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift. 11 ' But if a priest buys a slave as his property with his money , that one may eat of it, and those who are born in his house may eat of his food . 12 'If a priest's daughter is married to a layman , she shall not eat of the offering of the gifts. 13 'But if a priest's daughter becomes a widow or divorced , and has no child and returns to her father's house as in her youth , she shall eat of her father's food ; but no e layman shall eat of it. 14 ' But if a man eats a holy gift unintentionally , then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy gift to the priest . 15 ' They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the Lord , 16 and so cause them to bear punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the Lord who sanctifies them.' "

17 Then the Lord spoke to Moses , saying , 18 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, ' Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering , whether it is any of their votive or any of their freewill offerings , which they present to the Lord for a burnt offering - 19 for you to be accepted -it must be a male without defect from the cattle , the sheep , or the goats . 20 ' Whatever e has a defect , you shall not offer , for it will not be accepted for you. 21 'When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord to fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering , of the herd or of the flock , it must be perfect to be accepted ; there shall be no e defect in it. 22 'Those that are blind or fractured or maimed or having a running sore or eczema or scabs , you shall not offer to the Lord , nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to the Lord . 23 'In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering , but for a vow it will not be accepted . 24 'Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut , you shall not offer to the Lord , or sacrifice in your land , 25 nor shall you accept any e such from the hand of a foreigner e for offering as the food of your God ; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect , they shall not be accepted for you.' " 26 Then the Lord spoke to Moses , saying , 27 "When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born , it shall remain seven days with its mother , and from the eighth day on it shall be accepted as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the Lord . 28 " But, whether it is an ox or a sheep , you shall not kill both it and its young in one day . 29 "When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord , you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted . 30 "It shall be eaten on the same day , you shall leave none of it until morning ; I am the Lord . 31 " So you shall keep My commandments , and do them; I am the Lord . 32 "You shall not profane My holy name , but I will be sanctified among the sons of Israel ; I am the Lord who sanctifies you, 33 who brought you out from the land of Egypt , to be your God ; I am the Lord ."