17 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them: t‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, who 5offers his sacrifice for any of his vows or for any of his freewill offerings, which they offer to the Lord as a burnt offering—19 uyou shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats. 20 vWhatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf. 21 And wwhoever offers a sacrifice of a peace offering to the Lord, xto fulfill his vow, or a freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it. 22 yThose that are blind or broken or maimed, or have an 6ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the Lord, nor make zan offering by fire of them on the altar to the Lord. 23 Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb atoo long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
24 ‘You shall not offer to the Lord what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you make any offering of them in your land. 25 Nor bfrom a foreigner’s hand shall you offer any of these as cthe bread of your God, because their dcorruption is in them, and defects are in them. They shall not be accepted on your behalf.’ ”
26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 e“When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter it shall be accepted as an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her fand her young on the same day. 29 And when you goffer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will. 30 On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave hnone of it until morning: I am the Lord.
31 i“Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them: I am the Lord. 32 jYou shall not profane My holy name, but kI will be 7hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the Lord who lsanctifies you, 33 mwho brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.”
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