THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Leviticus (Author Moses)

5:1¤ If any one sin, and hear the voice of one swearing, and is a witness either because he himself hath seen, or is privy to it: if he do not utter it, he shall bear his iniquity.

5:2Whosoever toucheth any unclean thing, either that which hath been killed by a beast, or died of itself, or any other creeping thing: and forgetteth his uncleanness, he is guilty, and hath offended.

5:3And if he touch any thing of the uncleanness of man, according to any uncleanness wherewith he is wont to be defiled: and having forgotten it, come afterwards to know it, he shall be guilty of an offence.

5:4The person that sweareth, and uttereth with his lips, that he would do either evil or good, and bindeth the same with an oath, and his word: and having forgotten it afterwards understandeth his offence,

5:5Let him do penance for his sin:

5:6And offer of the flocks an ewe lamb, or a she goat, and the priest shall pray for him and for his sin.

5:7But if he be not able to offer a beast, let him offer two turtles, or two young pigeons to the Lord, one for sin, and the other for a holocaust,

5:8And he shall give them to the priest: who shall offer the first for sin, and twist back the head of it to the little pinions, so that it stick to the neck, and be not altogether broken off.

5:9And of its blood he shall sprinkle the side of the altar: and whatever is left, he shall let it drop at the bottom thereof, because it is for sin.

5:10And the other he shall burn for a holocaust, as is wont to be done. And the priest shall pray for him, and for his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:11And if his hand be not able to offer two turtles, or two young pigeons, he shall offer for his sin the tenth part of an ephi of flour. He shall not put oil upon it, nor put any frankincense thereon, because it is for sin.

5:12And he shall deliver it to the priest, who shall take a handful thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar for a memorial of him that offered it:

5:13Praying for him and making atonement. But the part that is left, he himself shall have for a gift.

5:14And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

5:15If any one shall sin through mistake, transgressing the ceremonies in those things that are sacrificed to the Lord, he shall offer for his offence a ram without blemish out of the flocks, that may be bought for two sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary.

5:16And he shall make good the damage itself which he hath done, and shall add the fifth part besides, delivering it to the priest, who shall pray for him, offering the ram: and it shall be forgiven him.

5:17If any one sin through ignorance, and do one of those things which by the law of the Lord are forbidden, and being guilty of sin, understand his iniquity:

5:18He shall offer of the flocks a ram without blemish to the priest, according to the measure and estimation of the sin. And the priest shall pray for him, because he did it ignorantly: And it shall be forgiven him,

5:19Because by mistake he trespassed against the Lord.

6:1¤ The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

6:2Whosoever shall sin, and despising the Lord, shall deny to his neighbour the thing delivered to his keeping, which was committed to his trust; or shall by force extort any thing, or commit oppression;

6:3Or shall find a thing lost, and denying it, shall also swear falsely, or shall do any other of the many things, wherein men are wont to sin:

6:4Being convicted of the offence, he shall restore

6:5All that he would have gotten by fraud, in the principal, and the fifth part besides, to the owner, whom he wronged.

6:6Moreover for his sin he shall offer a ram without blemish out of the flock: and shall give it to the priest, according to the estimation and measure of the offence.

6:7And he shall pray for him before the Lord: and he shall have forgiveness for every thing in doing of which he hath sinned.

6:8And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

6:9Command Aaron and his sons: This is the law of a holocaust. It shall be burnt upon the altar, all night until morning: the fire shall be of the same altar.

6:10The priest shall be vested with the tunick and the linen breeches; and he shall take up the ashes of that which the devouring fire hath burnt: and putting them beside the altar,

6:11Shall put off his former vestments, and being clothed with others, shall carry them forth without the camp, and shall cause them to be consumed to dust in a very clean place.

6:12And the fire on the altar shall always burn, and the priest shall feed it, putting wood on it every day in the morning: and laying on the holocaust, shall burn thereupon the fat of the peace offerings.

6:13This is the perpetual fire which shall never go out on the altar.

6:14This is the law of the sacrifice and libations, which the children of Aaron shall offer before the Lord, and before the altar.

6:15The priest shall take a handful of the flour that is tempered with oil, and all the frankincense that is put upon the flour: and he shall burn it on the altar for a memorial of most sweet odour to the Lord.

6:16And the part of the flour that is left, Aaron and his sons shall eat, without leaven: and he shall eat it in the holy place of the court of the tabernacle.

6:17And therefore it shall not be leavened, because part thereof is offered for the burnt sacrifice of the Lord. It shall be most holy, as that which is offered for sin and for trespass.

6:18The males only of the race of Aaron shall eat it. It shall be an ordinance everlasting in your generations concerning the sacrifices of the Lord: Every one that toucheth them shall be sanctified.

6:19And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

6:20This is the oblation of Aaron, and of his sons, which they must offer to the Lord, in the day of their anointing. They shall offer the tenth part of an ephi of flour for a perpetual sacrifice, half of it in the morning, and half of it in the evening.

6:21It shall be tempered with oil, and shall be fried in a fryingpan.

6:22And the priest that rightfully succeedeth his father, shall offer it hot, for a most sweet odour to the Lord: and it shall be wholly burnt on the altar.

6:23For every sacrifice of the priest shall be consumed with fire: neither shall any man eat thereof.

6:24And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

6:25Say to Aaron and his sons: This is the law of the victim for sin. In the place where the holocaust is offered, it shall be immolated before the Lord. It is holy of holies.

6:26The priest that offereth it, shall eat it in a holy place, in the court of the tabernacle.

6:27Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof, shall be sanctified. If a garment be sprinkled with the blood thereof, it shall be washed in a holy place.

6:28And the earthen vessel, wherein it was sodden, shall be broken: but if the vessel be of brass, it shall be scoured, and washed with water.

6:29Every male of the priestly race shall eat of the flesh thereof, because it is holy of holies.

6:30For the victim that is slain for sin, the blood of which is carried into the tabernacle of the testimony to make atonement in the sanctuary, shall not be eaten, but shall be burnt with fire.

7:1¤ This also is the law of the sacrifice for a trespass: it is most holy.

7:2Therefore where the holocaust is immolated, the victim also for a trespass shall be slain: the blood thereof shall be poured round about the altar.

7:3They shall offer thereof the rump and the fat that covereth the entrails:

7:4The two little kidneys, and the fat which is by the flanks, and the caul of the liver with the little kidneys.

7:5And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the burnt sacrifice of the Lord for a trespass.

7:6Every male of the priestly race, shall eat this flesh in a holy place, because it is most holy.

7:7As the sacrifice for sin is offered, so is also that for a trespass: the same shall be the law of both these sacrifices. It shall belong to the priest that offereth it.

7:8The priest that offereth the victim of holocaust, shall have the skin thereof.

7:9And every sacrifice of flour that is baked in the oven, and whatsoever is dressed on the gridiron, or in the fryingpan, shall be the priest's that offereth it.

7:10Whether they be tempered with oil, or dry, all the sons of Aaron shall have one as much as another.

7:11This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings that is offered to the Lord.

7:12If the oblation be for thanksgiving, they shall offer loaves without leaven tempered with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and fine flour fried, and cakes tempered and mingled with oil.

7:13Moreover loaves of leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanks, which is offered for peace offerings:

7:14Of which one shall be offered to the Lord for firstfruits, and shall be the priest's that shall pour out the blood of the victim.

7:15And the flesh of it shall be eaten the same day: neither shall any of it remain until the morning.

7:16If any man by vow, or of his own accord offer a sacrifice, it shall in like manner be eaten the same day. And if any of it remain until the morrow, it is lawful to eat it.

7:17But whatsoever shall be found on the third day shall be consumed with fire.

7:18If any man eat of the flesh of the victim of peace offerings on the third day, the oblation shall be of no effect: neither shall it profit the offerer. Yea rather, whatsoever soul shall defile itself with such meat, shall be guilty of transgression.

7:19The flesh that hath touched any unclean thing, shall not be eaten: but shall be burnt with fire. He that is clean shall eat of it.

7:20If any one that is defiled shall eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which is offered to the Lord, he shall be cut off from his people.

7:21And he that hath touched the uncleanness of man, or of beast, or of any thing that can defile, and shall eat of such kind of flesh: shall be cut off from his people.

7:22And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

7:23Say to the children of Israel: The fat of a sheep, and of an ox, and of a goat you shall not eat.

7:24The fat of a carcass that hath died of itself, and of a beast that was caught by another beast, you shall have for divers uses.

7:25If any man eat the fat that should be offered for the burnt sacrifice of the Lord, he shall perish out of his people.

7:26Moreover you shall not eat the blood of any creature whatsoever, whether of birds or beasts.

7:27Every one that eateth blood, shall perish from among the people.

7:28And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

7:29Speak to the children of Israel, saying: He that offereth a victim of peace offerings to the Lord, let him offer therewith a sacrifice also, that is, the libations thereof.

7:30He shall hold in his hands the fat of the victim, and the breast. And when he hath offered and consecrated both to the Lord, he shall deliver them to the priest,

7:31Who shall burn the fat upon the altar. But the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'.

7:32The right shoulder also of the victim, of peace offerings shall fall to the priest for firstfruits.

7:33He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood, and the fat: he shall have the right shoulder also for his portion.

7:34For the breast that is elevated and the shoulder that is separated I have taken of the children of Israel, from off their victims of peace offerings: and have given them to Aaron the priest, and to his sons, by a law for ever, from all the people of Israel.

7:35This is the anointing of Aaron and his sons, in the ceremonies of the Lord, in the day when Moses offered them, that they might do the office of priesthood,

7:36And the things that the Lord commanded to be given them by the children of Israel, by a perpetual observance in their generations.

7:37This is the law of holocaust, and of the sacrifice for sin, and for trespass, and for consecration, and the victims of peace offerings:

7:38Which the Lord appointed to Moses in mount Sinai, when he commanded the children of Israel, that they should offer their oblations to the Lord in the desert of Sinai.



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