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The Book of Leviticus Chapters 22-23 (12 of 14)
Read vss 1-9
The priest was under the same restrictions concerning
offering up sacrifices to God being ceremonially
unclean as the common people were. He was to apply
the same procedure to clean himself as the common
person. Refusal to do that while attempting to offer
up a sacrifice or to partake of the holy things of the
sacrifice would profane the offering and cause the
priest to be subject to God's divine judgment of
Read vss 10-13
A member of the priest's household could partake in
eating of the holy things, provided they were
permanent members of His residence. For instance, a
hired servant or a guest or the married daughter of
the priest could not partake, but a servant who is
brought of the priest, a divorced or widowed daughter
coming home could partake.
Read vss 14-16
If a person who was not allowed to eat of the holy
things ate of them without his knowledge he was to
offer up a trespass offering with the appropriate 20%
Read vss 17-21
The burnt or fellowship offering that a person was to
offer to the Lord was to be a spotless male of the
cattle, sheep or the goats. No blemished sacrifice
was to be offered to the Lord. God would only accept
a PERFECT offering.
22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or
scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the
LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the
altar unto the LORD.
23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing
superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou
offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall
not be accepted.
24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is
bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall
ye make any offering thereof in your land.
Any offering that was blemished, blind or has a wen
which is an ulcerous sore, or any other defect was not
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