19or a man that is broken-footed, or broken-handed, 20or crook-backed, or a dwarf, or that hath his eye overspread, or is scabbed, or scurvy, or hath his stones crushed; 21no man of the seed of Aaron the priest, that hath a blemish, shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire; he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God. 22He may eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy. 23Only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not My holy places; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.
24So Moses spoke unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.
22And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: 2Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they hallow unto Me, and that they profane not My holy name: I am the Lord. 3Say unto them:
Whosoever he be of all your seed throughout your generations, that approacheth 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 before Me: I am the Lord. 4What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath an issue, he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any one that is unclean by the dead; or from whomsoever the flow of seed goeth out; 5or whosoever toucheth any swarming thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath; 6the soul that toucheth any such shall be unclean until the even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he bathe his flesh in water. 7And when the sun is down, he shall be clean; and afterward he may eat of the holy things, because it is his bread. 8That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the Lord. 9They shall therefore keep My charge, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it: I am the Lord who sanctify them. 10There shall no common man eat of the holy thing; a tenant of a priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. 11But if a priest buy any soul, the purchase of his money, he may eat of it; and such as are born in his house, they may eat of his bread. 12And if a priest's daughter be married unto a common man, she shall not eat of that which is set apart from the holy things. 13But if a 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 may eat of her father's bread; but there shall no common man eat thereof. 14And if a man eat of the holy thing through error, then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give unto the priest the holy thing. 15And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they set apart unto the Lord; 16and so cause them to bear the iniquity that bringeth guilt, when they eat their holy things; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.
17And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: 18Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them:
Whosoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that bringeth his offering, whether it
- That is, one who is not a priest.