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: :proach the altar, lest you die. It is your everlasting privilege, 10 throughout your generations, to distinguish between holy things

and things unholy, and between clean and unclean things, and 11 to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord

hath delivered them by the ministration of Moses. 12 Then Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar, and Ithamar,

the sons of Aaron, who were left, Take the sacrifice of flour

, which was left from the homage offerings of the Lord, and eat 13 the unleavened bread near the altar. It is most holy; therefore

you must eat it in a holy place; for this is thy due, and thy sons

due, from the homage offerings of the Lord: for so it hath been 14 given me in charge. The dedicated breast, and the dedicated

shoulder, which are set apart, you shall eat in a holy place, thou, and thy sons, and thy household with thee, for it hath been given

thee as thy due, and to thy sons as their due from the thank of15 ferings of the children of Israel. The dedicated shoulder, and

the dedicated breast, they shall offer on the homage offerings of suet, to be set apart as a dedication before the Lord; and they shall be for thee, and for thy sons, and for thy daughters

with thee, an everlasting due, as the Lord commanded Moses. 16 Now when Moses made diligent search for the goat of the

sin offering, and behold it was burned, Moses was angry with

Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, and said, 17 Why did you not eat the sin offering in a holy place for be

cause it is most holy, he hath given this to you to eat, that you

may take away the sin of the congregation, and make atonement 18 for them before the Lord; for none of its blood was carried into

the sanctuary. You should have eaten it publicly in the court, 19 in a holy place, as the Lord commanded me. Upon this Aaron

spoke to Moses, saying, Though they have this day brought their sin offerings and their whole burnt offerings before the Lord; yet such things having befallen me, had I this day eaten

their sin offering, would it have been well pleasing to the Lord ? 20 Upon hearing this Moses was satisfied with him. XI. Again the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, Speak 2 to the children of Israel, and say, Among all the beasts which 3 are on the earth, these are the beasts which you may eat. Every beast having a double hoof, its hoof parted into two distinct hoofs, and bringing up the cud, these among the beasts you

4 may eat. But of these you shall not eat-of those which chew

the cud, and of those which have parted hoofs--the camel, 5 though it cheweth the cud; yet because it hath not a parted

hoof, it is unclean to you; the hairy foot, though it cheweth

the cud, yet because it hath not a parted hoof, it is unclean to 6 you; and the choirogryllus, though it cheweth the cud, yet be7 cause it hath not a parted hoof, it is unclean to you; and the

swine, though it hath a parted hoof, yet because it doth not chew 8 the cud, it is unclean to you. Of the flesh of these you shall

not eat; nor shall you touch their dead carcases. They are un

clean to you. 9 And these are what you may eat of all that are in the wa

ters: all that have fins and scales, in the waters or in the seas, 10 or in the brooks, these you may eat; but all that have not

fins and scales in the waters, and in the seas, and in the brooks, of all the multitudes which the waters produce, and of all the

living creatures in the waters, are an abomination, and shall be 11 an abomination to you. Of their flesh you shall not eat; and 12 their dead carcases you shall abominate. All in the waters

which have not fins and scales are an abomination to you. 13 And among the birds, these are what you must abominate,

and which shall not be eaten; they are an abomination; the eagle, and the ospray, and the cormorant, and the vulture, and the kite and all of its kind, and the ostrich, and the owl, and the gull and all of its kind, and crows of all sorts and their kind, and the hawk and all its kind, and the night hawk, and the cataractes, and the ibis, and the porphurion, and the pelican, and the swan, and the heron, and the charadrius and all of its kind,

and the puet, and the bat. 20 All the flying reptiles also which walk on four feet are 21 abominations to you: but of the flying reptiles which walk on

four feet, you may eat those which have legs above their feet 22 to hop with them on the ground. These of them in particular

you may eat, the brouchus-locust and its species, and the al

take-locust and all its species, and the serpent-fighter and all 23 its species, and the grasshopper and all its species. Every fly

ing reptile which hath four feet is an abomination to you. 24 With them you must not defile yourselves. Whosoever touch25 eth their dead carcases shall be unclean until the evening. And

whoever carrieth any of their carcases shall wash his clothes, 26 and be unclean until evening. And among all the beasts what

ever hath a hoof parted in two-a hoof divided into two hoofs, 27 but cheweth not the cud, shall be unclean to you. And whoever

toucheth their carcases shall be unclean until evening. And

every beast which walketh on paws among all the beasts which 28 walk on four feet, is unclean to you. Whoever toucheth their car

cases shall be unclean until the evening. And he who carrieth

any of their carcases shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until 29 the evening. These are unclean to you. And of the reptiles

which are on the earth, these are unclean to you—the weasel, and 30 the mouse, and the lizzard, and the toad, and the chamelion, and 31 the spider, and the rat, and the mole. These are unclean to

you above all the reptiles which are on the earth. Whoever

toucheth them when dead, shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when dead, shall fall, it shall

be unclean; whether it be a vessel of wood, or a garment, or a sack, every utensil in which any work is done shall be plunged

in water, and shall be unclean until evening. Then it shall be 33 clean. And if any of them fall into a vessel made of clay, all 34 that is in it shall be unclean, and it shall be broken; and every

kind of meat which is eatable, upon which water out of it shall

come, shall be unclean; and every kind of drink which may be 35 drunk in every such earthen vessel shall be unclean. And

every thing upon which any of their dead carcases may fall

shall be unclean. Ovens, and stands for pots, shall be broken 36 down: they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you. But foun

tains of water, and a lake, or collection of water, shall be clean. 37 And he who toucheth their carcases shall be unclean. If any

of their carcases fall on seed which is to be sown it shall be 38 clean. But if water hath been poured on any kind of grain, and

any of their carcases fall upon it, it shall be unclean to you. 39 Now if any of those beasts which you may lawfully eat

should happen to die, he who toucheth their dead carcases shall 40 be unclean until evening. And he who eateth of their car.

cases shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening. And he who carrieth any of their carcases shall wash his clothes,

and wash himself with water, and be unclean until evening. 41 Moreover every creeping thing which creepeth on the earth shall be an abomination to you. It shall not be eaten. 42 Whether it runneth on its belly, or goeth continually on four,

whatever among the reptiles, which creep on the earth, hath43 many feet, this you shall not eat; for it is an abomination to

you; and you should not pollute yourselves with any of the

reptiles which creep on the earth. You indeed are not to pol44 lute yourselves with them, nor be made unclean by them. Be

cause I am the Lord your God, therefore you must hallow yourselves, and be holy, because I the Lord your God am ho

ly. And you must not defile yourselves with any of the rep. 45 tiles, which creep on the earth, because I am the Lord who

brought you up out of Egypt, to be your God. You shall

therefore be holy, because I the Lord am holy. 46 This is the law respecting beasts, and fowls, and every living

creature which moveth in the water, and every living creature 47 which creepeth on the earth, to distinguish between the un

clean and the clean, and between the viviparous animals which

may be eaten, and the viviparous which are not to be eaten. XII. Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the 2 children of Israel, and say unto them, When a woman hath

conceived, and brought forth a male, she shall be unclean seven

days. During her days of separation for her lying in she shall 3 be unclean. And on the eighth day she shall circumcise the 4 Alesh of his foreskin, and continue thirty three days in her im.

purity. She shall not touch any thing that is hallowed, nor

come to the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be 5 compleated. But if she hath brought forth a female, she shall

be unclean twice seven days for her lying in, and shall con6 tinue sixty six days in her impurity. And when the days of

her purification are compleated, either for a son or a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year, without blemish, for a whole burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle dove,

for a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of the testimo7 ny, to the priest, and present it before the Lord. And the priest

shalt make atonement for her, and purify her from the issue of 8 her blood. This is the law touching her who beareth a male

or a female child. But if she be not in circumstances to furnish a lamb, she shall take two turtle doves, or two young pigeons, one for a whole burnt offering, and one for a sin offering, and

the priest shall make atonement for her and she shall be cleansed. XIII. Again the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, If 2 any man hath, on the outer coat of the skin, a remarkable

swelling, very white, and there be a touch of the leprosy

on the outer coat of his skin, he shall be brought to 3 Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests; and the

priest shall look at the touch on the outer coat of his skin; and if the hair in the touch be turned white, and the appearance of the touch be deeper than the outer skin, it is a touch of the

leprosy. And when the priest shall see this, he shall pronounce 4 him unclean. But though the whiteness be exceedingly bright

on the outer coat of the skin, if the appearance of it be not

deeper than the outer coat, and the hair thereof be not turned 5 white, but is of a duskish colour; the priest shall set apart the

patient seven days. And on the seventh day the priest shall view the touch; and if the touch still remaineth before him,

but hath not spread on the outer skin, the priest shall set him 6 apart seven days more. And on the seventh day the priest

shall look on him again, and if the touch be languid, and hath

not spread on the outer skin, the priest shall pronounce him 7 clean; for it is but a mark. And having washed his clothes,

he shall be clean. But if the mark on the outer skin shall

change, and spread, after the priest viewed him for the purpose 8 of pronouncing him clean, he shall again appear before the .

priest, and the priest shall view him; and if the mark hath

spread on the skin, the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It 9 is a leprosy. And when any man hath a touch of the leprosy, 10 he shall come to the priest; and the priest shall view it: and

if there be a white swelling on the outer skin, and it hath 11 changed the hair, and there be some raw flesh in the swelling,

it is an inveterate leprosy in the outer skin of the flesh, and the

priest shall pronounce him unclean, and set him apart, for he is 12 unclean. But if the leprosy hath formed an efflorescence on

the outer skin, and covered the whole skin of the patient from

head to foot, wherever the priest looketh: and the priest shall 13 look and see that the leprosy hath covered the whole skin of 14 the flesh, the priest shall pronounce him clean. Because it hath

turned all white it is clean. But whenever raw flesh appeareth 15 on him he shall become unclean. When the priest shall see the

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