16 Adonai said to Moshe,
17 “Tell Aharon, ‘None of your descendants who has a defect may approach to offer the bread of his God.
18 No one with a defect may approach — no one blind, lame, with a mutilated face or a limb too long,
19 a broken foot or a broken arm,
20 a hunched back, stunted growth, a cataract in his eye, festering or running sores, or damaged testicles —
21 no one descended from Aharon the cohen who has such a defect may approach to present the offerings for Adonai made by fire; he has a defect and is not to approach to offer the bread of his God.
22 He may eat the bread of his God, both the especially holy and the holy;
23 only he is not to go in to the curtain or approach the altar, because he has a defect — so that he will not profane my holy places, because I am Adonai, who makes them holy.’”
24 Moshe said these things to Aharon, his sons and all the people of Isra’el.
1 Adonai said to Moshe,
2 “Tell Aharon and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the people of Isra’el which they set apart as holy for me, so that they will not profane my holy name; I am Adonai.
3 Tell them, ‘Any descendant of yours through all your generations who approaches the holy things that the people of Isra’el consecrate to Adonai and is unclean will be cut off from before me; I am Adonai.
4 “‘Any descendant of Aharon with tzara‘at or a discharge is not to eat the holy things until he is clean. Anyone who has touched a person made unclean by a dead body, or who has had a seminal emission,
5 or who has touched a reptile or insect that can make him unclean, or a man who is unclean for any reason and who can transmit to him his uncleanness —
6 the person who touches any of these will be unclean until evening and is not to eat the holy things unless he bathes his body in water.
7 After sunset he will be clean; and afterwards, he may eat the holy things; because they are his food.
8 But he is not to eat anything that dies naturally or is torn to death by wild animals and thereby make himself unclean; I am Adonai.
9 The cohanim must observe this charge of mine; otherwise, if they profane it, they will bear the consequences of their sin for doing so and die in it; I am Adonai, who makes them holy.
10 “‘No one who is not a cohen may eat anything holy, nor may a tenant or employee of a cohen eat anything holy.
11 But if a cohen acquires a slave, either through purchase or through his being born in his household, he may share his food.
12 If the daughter of a cohen is married to a man who is not a cohen, she is not to have a share of the food set aside from the holy things.
13 But if the daughter of a cohen is a widow or divorcee and has no child, and she is sent back to her father’s house as when she was young, she may share in her father’s food; but no one not a cohen is to share in it.
14 If a person eats holy food by mistake, he must add one-fifth to it and give the holy food to the cohen.
15 They are not to profane the holy things of the people of Isra’el that they have set apart for Adonai
16 and thus cause them to bear guilt requiring a guilt offering, by eating their holy things; because I am Adonai, who makes them holy.’”