22:2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they a separate
themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel,
and that they profane not my holy name [in those things]
which they hallow unto me: I [am] the LORD.
(a) Meaning, that the priests abstain from eating, as long
as they are polluted.
22:3 Say unto them, Whosoever [he be] of all your seed among
your generations, that b goeth unto the holy things,
which the children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, having
his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from
my presence: I [am] the LORD.
(b) To eat of it.
22:4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron [is] a leper, or hath
a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until
he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing [that is] c
unclean [by] the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;
(c) By touching any dead thing, or being at burial of the
22:10 There shall no d stranger eat [of] the holy thing: a e
sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not
eat [of] the holy thing.
(d) Which is not of the tribe of Levi.
(e) Some read, the servant who had his ear bored, and
would not go free, (Ex 21:6).
22:12 If the priest's daughter also be [married] unto a f
stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy
(f) Who is not of the priests kindred.
22:14 And if a man eat [of] the holy thing unwittingly, then he
shall put the g fifth [part] thereof unto it, and shall
give [it] unto the priest with the holy thing.
(g) He shall give that and a fifth part over.
22:16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of h trespass, when
they eat their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify
(h) For if they did not offer sacrifice for their error,
the people by their example might commit the same
22:25 Neither i from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the
bread of your God of any of these; because their
corruption [is] in them, [and] blemishes [be] in them:
they shall not be accepted for you.
(i) You shall not receive any imperfect thing from a
stranger, to make it the Lord's offering: which he
calls the bread of the Lord.
22:32 Neither shall ye k profane my holy name; but I will be
hallowed among the children of Israel: I [am] the LORD
which hallow you,
(k) For whoever does otherwise than God commands pollutes