Leviticus: Chapter 22 (1534)

The boke of Leuiticus. The .xxij. Chapter.

  1. And the Lorde comened with Moses saynge:
  2. byd Aaron and his sonnes that they absteyne from the halowed thynges of the childern of Israel which they haue halowed vnto me, that they polute not myne holy name: for I am the Lorde.
  3. Saye vnto them: whosoeuer he be of all youre seed amonge youre generacion after you that goeth vnto the halowed thinges which the childern of Israel shall haue halowed vnto the Lorde his vnclennes shalbe apon him: and that soule shall perysh from out of my syghte. I am the Lorde.
  4. None of the seed of Aaron that is a leper or that hath a runnynge sore shall eate of the halowed thinges vntill he be cleane. And whosoeuer twytcheth any vncleane soule or man whose seed runneth fro him by nyghte,
  5. or whosoeuer twitcheth any worme that is vncleane to him or man that is vncleane to him what soeuer vnclennesse he hath:
  6. the same soule that hath twyched any soch thynge shalbe vncleane vntill euen and shall not eate of the halowed thynges vntill he haue wasshed his flesh with water.
  7. And than when the sonne is doune he shalbe cleane ad shall afterward eate of the halowed thynges: for they are his fode.
  8. Off a beest that dyeth alone or is rent with wylde beastes he shall not eate to defyle him selfe therwith: I am the Lorde.
  9. But let them kepe therfore myne ordynaunce lest they lade synne apo them and dye therein when they haue defyled them selues: for I am the Lorde which sanctifye them.
  10. There shall no straunger eate of the halowed thinges nether a gest of the preastes or an hyred seruaunte.
  11. But yf the preast bye any soule with money he maye eate of it and he also that is borne in his housse maye eate of his bred.
  12. Yf the preastes doughter be maryed vnto a straunger she maye not eate of the halowed heueofferynges.
  13. Notwithstondynge yf the preastes doughter be a wedowe or deuorsed and haueno childe but is returned vnto hir fathers housse agayne she shall eate of hir fathers bred as wel as she dyd in hyr youth. But thereshall no straunger eate there of.
  14. Yf a man eate of the halowed thynges vnwyttingly he shall put the fyfte parte there vnto and make good vnto the preast the halowed thynge.
  15. And let the preastes see that they defyle not the halowed thynges of the childern of Israel which they haue offered vnto the Lorde
  16. lest they lade them selues with mysdoynge and trespace in eatynge their halowed thinges: for I am the Lorde which halowe them.
  17. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge:
  18. speake vnto Aaron and his sonnes and vnto all the childern of Israel and saye vnto them what soeuer he be of the housse of Israel or straunger in Israel that will offer his offerynge: what soeuer vowe or frewillofferynge it be which they will offer vnto the Lorde for a burntofferynge
  19. to reconcyle them selues it must be a male without blemysh of the oxen shepe or gootes.
  20. let them offer nothynge that is deformed for they shall gett no fauoure there with.
  21. Yf a man will offer a peaseoffrynge vnto the Lorde and separate a vowe or a frewill offerynge of the oxen or the flocke it must be without deformyte that it maye be accepted. There maye be no blemysh therein:
  22. whether it be blide, broke, wounded or haue a wen, or be maunge or scabbed. se that ye offre no soch vnto the Lorde, nor put an offerynge of any soch apon the alter vnto the Lorde.
  23. An oxe or a shepe that hath any membre out of proporcion, mayst thou offer for a frewillofferynge: but in a vowe it shal not accepted.
  24. Thou shalt not offer vnto the Lorde that which hath his stones broosed broke, plucked out or cutt awaye, nether shalt make any soch in youre lande,
  25. nether of a straungers hande shall ye offer an offerynge to youre God of any soch. For they marre all in that they haue deformytes in them, and therfore can not be accepted for you.
  26. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge:
  27. when an oxe, a shepe or a goote is brought forth, it shalbe seue dayes vnder the damme. And from the .viij. daye forth, it shalbe accepted vnto a gifte in the sacrifice of the Lorde.
  28. And whether it be oxe or shepe, ye shall not kyll it, and hir yonge: both in one daye.
  29. When ye will offre a thankofferynge vnto the Lorde, ye shall so offre it that ye maye be accepted.
  30. And the same daye it must be eate vp, so that ye leaue none of it vntill the morowe. For I am the Lorde,
  31. kepe now my commaundementes and do them, for I am the Lorde.
  32. And polute not my holy name, that I maye be halowed amonge the childern of Israel. For I am the Lorde which halowe you,
  33. and broughte you out of the londe of Egipte, to be youre God: for I am the Lorde.
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