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Of the priests' mourning, CHAP. XXI.

marriages, and blemishes. nakedness : it is a wicked thing; and they a chief man among his people, to profane shall be cut off in the sight of their peo- himself ple: he hath uncovered his sister's naked 5 They shall not make baldness upon ness; he shall bear his iniquity.

their head, neither shall they shave off the
18 ( And if a man shall lie with a wo-corner of their beard, nor make any cut-
man having her sickness, and shall uncover tings in their flesh.
her nakedness; he hath discovered her 6 1 They shall be holy unto their God,
fountain, and she bath uncovered the and not profane the name of their God :
fountain of her blood: and both of them for the offerings of the LORD made by fire,
shall be cut off from among their people. and the bread of their God they do offer;

19 q And thou shalt not uncover the therefore they shall be holy.
nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy 7 They shall not take a wife that as a
father's sister: for he uncovereth his near whore, or profane ; neither shall they take
kin: they shall bear their iniquity. a woman put away from her husband: for

20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's he is holy unto his God.
wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's naked 8. Thou shalt sanctify him therefore,
ness: they shall bear their sin; they shall for he offereth the bread of thy God: he
die childless.

shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, 21 And if a man shall take his brother's which sanctify you, am holy. wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath un 9 And the daughter of any priest, if she covered his brother's nakedness; they profane herself by playing the whore, she shall be childless.

profaneth her father: she shall be burnt 22 | Ye shall therefore keep all my with fire. statutes, and all my judgments, and do 10 And he that is the high priest among them: that the land whither I bring you his brethren, upon whose head the anointto dwell therein, spue you not out. ing oil was poured, and that is consecrated

23 And ye shall not walk in the man- to put on the garments, shall not uncover ners of the nations which I cast out before his head, nor rend his clothes; you: for they committed all these things, 11 Neither shall he go in to any dead and therefore I abhorred them.

body, nor defile himself for his father, or 24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall for his mother;. inherit their land, and I will give it unto 12 Neither shall he go out of the sancyou to possess it, a land that floweth with tuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his milk and honey: I am the LORD your God; for the crown of the anointing oil of God, which have separated you from other his God is upon him: I am the LORD. people.

13 | And he shall take a wife in her 25 Ye shall therefore put difference be- virginity. tween clean beasts and unclean, and be 14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or tween unclean fowls and clean: and ye profane, or a harlot, these shall he not shall not make your souls abominable by take: but he shall take a virgin of his own beast or by fowl, or by any manner of liv- people to wife. ing thing that creepeth on the ground, 15 Neither shall be profane his seed which I have separated from you as un- among his people: for I the LORD do sancclean.

tify him. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I 16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, the LORD am holy, and have severed you saying, from other people, that ye should be mine. 17 T Speak unto Aaron, saying, Who

27 1 A man also or a woman that hath soever he be of thy seed in their generaa familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall tions that hath any blemish, let him not surely be put to death: they shall stone approach to offer the bread of his God: them witte stones: their blood shall be 18 For whatsoever man he be that bath upon them.

a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind CHAP. XXI.

man, or a lame, or be that hath a flat nose, A

ND the LORD said unto Moses, Speak or any thing superfluous,

unto the priests the sons of Aaron, 19°Or a man that is broken-footed, or
and say unto them, There shall none be broken-handed,
defiled for the dead among his people : 20 Or crook-backed, or a dwart, or that

2 But for his kin, that is near unto him, hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or
that is, for his mother, and for his father, scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
and for his son, and for his daughter, and 21 No man that hath a blemish of the
for his brother,

seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigte 3 And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by unto him, which hath had no husband: for fire; he hath a blemish, he shall not come ber may he be defiled.

nigh to offer the bread of his God. 4 But be shall not defile himself, being| 22 He shall eat the bread of his God,

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LEVITICUS. abstarn from holy things. both of the most holy, and of the holy: 14 And if a man eat of the holy thing

23 Only he shall not goin unto the vail, unwittingly, then he shall put the fith part nor come nigh unto the altar, because he thereof unto it, and shall give it unto the háth a blemish; that he profane not my priest, with the holy thing. sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify 15 And they shall not profane the holy them.

things of the children of Israel which they 24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to offer unto the LORD: his sons, and unto all the children of Israel. 16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of CHAP. XXII.

trespass, when they eat their holy things: A

ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- for I the LORD do sanctify them.

17 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, that they separate themselves from the 18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, holy things of the children of Israel, and and unto all the children of Israel, and say that they profane nut my holy name in unto them, Whatsoever he be of the house those things which they hallow unto me : of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that I am the LORD.

will offer his oblation for all his vows, and 3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be of for all his free-will-offerings, which they all your seed among your generations, that will offer unto the LORD for a burnt-offer. goeth unto the holy things, which the ing : children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, 19 Ye shall offer at your own will a having his uncieanness upon him, thai soul male without blemish of the beeves, of the shall be cut off from my presence: I am sheep, or of the goats. the LORD.

20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that 4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acis a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall ceptable for you. not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. 21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of And whoso toucheth any thing that is un-peace-offerings unto the LORD to accomclean by the dead, or a man whose seed plish his vow, or a free-will-offering in goeth from him;

beeves, or sheep, it shall be perfect to be 5 Or whosoever toucheth any creeping accepted: there shall be no blemish therein. thing, whereby be may be made unclean, 22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or or a man of whom he may take unclean- having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye ness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath : shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor

6'T The soul which hath touched any make an offering by fire of them upon the such shall be unclean until even, and shall altar unto the LORD. not eat of the holy things, unless he wash 23 Either a bullock, or a lamb that hath his flesh with water.

any thing superfluous or lacking in his 7 And when the sun is down, he shall be parts, that mayest thou offer for a freeclean, and shall afterward eat of the holy will-offering ; but for a vow it shall not be things, because it is his food.

accepted. 8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn 24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that with beasts, he shall not eat to defile him- which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or self therewith: I am the LORD.

cut; neither shall ye make any offering 9 They shall therefore keep mine ordi- thereof in your land. nance, lest they bear sin for it, and die 25

Neither from a stranger's hand shall therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do ye offer the bread of your God of any of sanctify them.

these; because their corruption is in them, 10 | There shall no stranger eat of the and blemishes be in them: they shall not holy thing : a sojourner of the priest, or a be accepted for you. bired servant, shall not eat of the holy 26 TAnd the LORD spake unto Moses, thing.

saying, 11 But if the priest buy any soul with 27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a his money, be shall eat of it, and he that is goat is brought forth, then it shall be born in his house : ihey shall eat of his seven days under the dam; and from the meat.

eighth day and thenceforth it shall be ac12 If the priest's daughter also be mar- cepted for an offering made by fire unto the ried unto a stranger, she may not eat of an LORD. offering of the boly things.

28 And whether it be cow, or ewe, ye 13 But if the priest's daughter be a shall not kill it and her young both in one widow, or divorced, and have no child, day. and is returned unto her fatber's house, as 29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice in her youth, she shall eat of her father's of thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at meat; but there shall no stranger eat your own will. thereof.

30 On the same day it shall be eaten up,

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