“Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name; I am the Lord. Say to them, ‘(A)If any man among all your [a]descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the Lord, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from before Me; I am the Lord. (B)No man of the [b]descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. (C)And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if (D)a man has a seminal emission, or (E)if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean, or any man by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness; a [c]person who touches any such shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his [d]body in water. But when the sun sets, he will be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for (F)it is his [e]food. He shall not eat (G)an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the Lord. They shall therefore keep (H)My charge, so that (I)they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the Lord who sanctifies them.

10 (J)No [f]layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.

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  1. Leviticus 22:3 Lit seed
  2. Leviticus 22:4 Lit seed
  3. Leviticus 22:6 Lit soul
  4. Leviticus 22:6 Lit flesh
  5. Leviticus 22:7 Lit bread
  6. Leviticus 22:10 Lit stranger