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14 “‘If a man eats a holy offering by mistake,[a] he must add one-fifth to it and give the holy offering to the priest.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 22:14 tn Heb “And a man, if he eats a holy thing in error” (see the Lev 4:2 note on “straying,” which is the term rendered “by mistake” here).
  2. Leviticus 22:14 sn When a person trespassed in regard to something sacred to the Lord, reparation was to be made for the trespass, involving restitution of that which was violated plus one-fifth of its value as a fine. It is possible that the restoration of the offering and the additional one-fifth of its value were made as a monetary payment (see, e.g., B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 150). See the regulations for the “guilt offering” in Lev 5:16; 6:5 [5:24 HT] and the notes there.

14 “‘Anyone who eats a sacred offering by mistake(A) must make restitution to the priest for the offering and add a fifth of the value(B) to it.

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