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  • If a priest's daughter becomes a prostitute, defiling her father's holiness as well as herself, she must be burned to death. - Leviticus 21:9

  • "The high priest, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained to wear the special priestly garments, must never let his hair hang loose* or tear his clothing.2 - Leviticus 21:10

  • "The high priest must marry a virgin. - Leviticus 21:13

  • "If any of the priests have a contagious skin disease* or any kind of discharge that makes them ceremonially unclean, they may not eat the sacred offerings until they have been pronounced clean. If any of the priests become unclean by touching a corpse, or are defiled by an emission of semen,1 - Leviticus 22:4

  • The priests may never eat an animal that has died a natural death or has been torn apart by wild animals, for this would defile them. I am the LORD. - Leviticus 22:8

  • Warn all the priests to follow these instructions carefully; otherwise they will be subject to punishment and die for violating them. I am the LORD who makes them holy. - Leviticus 22:9

  • "No one outside a priest's family may ever eat the sacred offerings, even if the person lives in a priest's home or is one of his hired servants. - Leviticus 22:10

  • However, if the priest buys slaves with his own money, they may eat of his food. And if his slaves have children, they also may share his food. - Leviticus 22:11

  • If a priest's daughter marries someone outside the priestly family, she may no longer eat the sacred offerings. - Leviticus 22:12

  • But if she becomes a widow or is divorced and has no children to support her, and she returns to live in her father's home, she may eat her father's food again. But other than these exceptions, only members of the priests' families are allowed to eat the sacred offerings. - Leviticus 22:13

  • "Anyone who eats the sacred offerings without realizing it must pay the priest for the amount eaten, plus an added penalty of 20 percent. - Leviticus 22:14

  • by allowing unauthorized people to eat them. The negligent priest would bring guilt upon the people and require them to pay compensation. I am the LORD, who makes them holy." - Leviticus 22:16

  • to give these instructions to the Israelites: "When you arrive in the land I am giving you and you harvest your first crops, bring the priest some grain from the first portion of your grain harvest. - Leviticus 23:10

  • On the day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up before the LORD so it may be accepted on your behalf. - Leviticus 23:11

  • "The priest will lift up these offerings before the LORD, together with the loaves representing the first of your later crops. These offerings are holy to the LORD and will belong to the priests. - Leviticus 23:20

  • If you desire to make such a vow but cannot afford to pay the prescribed amount, go to the priest and he will evaluate your ability to pay. You will then pay the amount decided by the priest. - Leviticus 27:8

  • But if your vow involves an unclean animal--one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD--then you must bring the animal to the priest. - Leviticus 27:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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