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16 and so cause them to incur a penalty for guilt[a] when they eat their holy offerings,[b] for I am the Lord who sanctifies them.’”

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  1. Leviticus 22:16 tn Heb “iniquity of guilt”; NASB “cause them to bear punishment for guilt.” The Hebrew word עָוֹן (ʾavon, “iniquity”) can designate either acts of iniquity or the penalty (i.e., punishment) for such acts.
  2. Leviticus 22:16 sn That is, when the lay people eat portions of offerings that should have been eaten only by priests and those who belonged to priestly households.

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