14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised(A) in the flesh, will be cut off from his people;(B) he has broken my covenant.(C)

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“Say to them: ‘For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the Lord,(A) that person must be cut off from my presence.(B) I am the Lord.

“‘If a descendant of Aaron has a defiling skin disease[a] or a bodily discharge,(C) he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse(D) or by anyone who has an emission of semen, or if he touches any crawling thing(E) that makes him unclean, or any person(F) who makes him unclean, whatever the uncleanness may be. The one who touches any such thing will be unclean(G) till evening.(H) He must not eat any of the sacred offerings unless he has bathed himself with water.(I) When the sun goes down, he will be clean, and after that he may eat the sacred offerings, for they are his food.(J)

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  1. Leviticus 22:4 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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