Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox,[a] a lamb(A) or a goat(B) in the camp or outside of it instead of bringing it to the entrance to the tent of meeting(C) to present it as an offering to the Lord in front of the tabernacle of the Lord(D)—that person shall be considered guilty of bloodshed; they have shed blood and must be cut off from their people.(E) This is so the Israelites will bring to the Lord the sacrifices they are now making in the open fields. They must bring them to the priest, that is, to the Lord, at the entrance to the tent of meeting and sacrifice them as fellowship offerings.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 17:3 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.

30 I will destroy your high places,(A) cut down your incense altars(B) and pile your dead bodies[a] on the lifeless forms of your idols,(C) and I will abhor(D) you.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 26:30 Or your funeral offerings

14 Offer them only at the place the Lord will choose(A) in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you.

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14 Although he did not remove(A) the high places, Asa’s heart was fully committed(B) to the Lord all his life.

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43 In everything he followed the ways of his father Asa(A) and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. The high places,(B) however, were not removed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 22:43 In Hebrew texts this sentence (22:43b) is numbered 22:44, and 22:44-53 is numbered 22:45-54.

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