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Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations,[a] if any man from all your descendants approaches the holy offerings, which the Israelites consecrate[b] to the Lord, while he is impure,[c] that person must be cut off from before me.[d] I am the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 22:3 tn Heb “To your generations.”
  2. Leviticus 22:3 tn The Piel (v. 2) and Hiphil (v. 3) forms of the verb קָדַשׁ (qadash) appear to be interchangeable in this context. Both mean “to consecrate” (Heb “make holy [or “sacred”]”).
  3. Leviticus 22:3 tn Heb “and his impurity [is] on him”; NIV “is ceremonially unclean”; NAB, NRSV “while he is in a state of uncleanness.”
  4. Leviticus 22:3 sn Regarding the “cut off” penalty, see the note on Lev 7:20. Cf. the interpretive translation of TEV “he can never again serve at the altar.”

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