WAYYIQRA (Leviticus) 22

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1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 "Speak to Aharon and his sons, that they separate themselves from the qodesh offerings of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and that they do not profane My qodesh Name in what they qadosh to Me. I am יהוה.

3 "Say to them, ‘Any man of all your offspring throughout your generations who draws near the qodesh offerings which the children of Yisra'ĕl qadosh 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 qodesh offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches what is rendered unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had an emission of semen,

5  or a man who touches any creeping creature by which he would be made unclean, or any being by whom he would become unclean, even any of his uncleanness;

6 the being who has touched it shall be unclean until evening, and does not eat the qodesh offerings, but shall bathe his body in water.

7 ‘And when the sun goes down he shall be clean, and afterward eat the qodesh 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 qadosh them.

10 ‘And no stranger eats the qodesh offering. A sojourner with the kohen, or a hired servant, does not eat the qodesh offering.

11 ‘But when the kohen 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 kohen's daughter is married to a stranger, she does not eat of the qodesh offerings.

13  ‘But when a kohen'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 qodesh offering by mistake, then he shall give a qodesh offering to the kohen, and add one-fifth to it.      

15 ‘And do not profane the qodesh offerings of the children of Yisra'ĕl, which they lift up to יהוה,

16 or allow them to bear the wickedness of trespass when they eat their qodesh offerings. For I am יהוה, who qadosh them.' "

17 And 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 a burnt offering,

19 for 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 peace offering 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.

22 ‘Those blind or broken or having a cut, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you do not bring to יהוה, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar 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.' "

26 And 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 slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.

29 "And when you bring a slaughtering of thanksgiving to יהוה, bring 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.

32 "And do not profane My qodesh Name, and I shall be qodesh among the children of Yisra'ĕl. I am יהוה, who qadosh you,

33 who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am יהוה."