Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 22
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1And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2“Speak to Aharon and his sons, that they separate themselves from the set-apart offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and that they do not profane My set-apart Name in what they set apart to Me. I am יהוה.
3Say to them, ‘Any man of all your offspring throughout your generations who draws near the set-apart offerings which the children of Yisra’ĕl set apart to יהוה, while he has uncleanness upon him, that being shall be cut off from before Me. I am יהוה.
4‘Any man of the offspring of Aharon, who is a leper or has a discharge, does not eat the set-apart offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches what is rendered unclean by a being, or a man who has had an emission of semen,
5or a man who touches any swarming creature by which he would be made unclean, or any being by whom he would become unclean, even any of his uncleanness;
6the being who has touched it shall be unclean until evening, and does not eat the set-apart offerings, but shall bathe his body in water.
7‘And when the sun goes down he shall be clean, and afterward eat the set-apart offerings, because it is his food.
8‘He does not eat that which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it. I am יהוה.
9‘And they shall guard My Charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, when they profane it. I יהוה set them apart.
10‘And no stranger eats the set-apart offering. A sojourner with the priest, or a hired servant, does not eat the set-apart offering.
11‘But when the priest buys a being with his silver, he does eat of it. And one who is born in his house does eat his food.
12‘And when a priest’s daughter is married to a stranger, she does not eat of the set-apart offerings.
13‘But when a priest’s daughter is a widow or put away, and has no child, and has returned to her father’s house as in her youth, she does eat her father’s food, but no stranger eats of it.
14‘And when a man eats the set-apart offering by mistake, then he shall give a set-apart offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.
15‘And let the priests not profane the set-apart offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they lift up to יהוה,
16or allow them to bear the crookedness of trespass when they eat their set-apart offerings. For I am יהוה, who sets them apart.’ ”
17And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
18“Speak to Aharon and his sons, and to all the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Any man of the house of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers in Yisra’ĕl, who brings his offering for any of his vows or for any of his voluntary offerings, which they bring to יהוה as an ascending offering,
19for your acceptance, is a male, a perfect one from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.
20‘Whatever has a defect, you do not bring, for it is not acceptable for you.
21‘And when a man brings a slaughtering of peace offerings to יהוה, to complete a vow, or a voluntary offering from the cattle or the sheep, it is to be perfect to be accepted, let there be no defect in it.
22Those blind or broken or cut, or having an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you do not bring to יהוה, nor make an offering by fire of them on the slaughter-place to יהוה.
23‘As for a bull or a lamb that has any limb deformed or dwarfed you do prepare as a voluntary offering, but for a vow it is not accepted.
24‘Do not bring to יהוה what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut, nor do it in your land.
25‘And from a son of a stranger’s hand you do not bring any of these as the bread of your Elohim, for their corruption is in them, and defects are in them, they are not acceptable for you.’ ”
26And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
27“When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother. And from the eighth day and thereafter it is acceptable as an offering made by fire to יהוה.
28“But do not slay a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.
29“And when you slaughter a slaughtering of thanksgiving to יהוה, slaughter it for your acceptance.
30“It is eaten that same day, leave none of it till morning. I am יהוה.
31“And you shall guard My commands and do them. I am יהוה.
32And do not profane My set-apart Name, and I shall be set-apart among the children of Yisra’ĕl. I am יהוה, who sets you apart,”
33who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am יהוה.”

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