“‘If the offering is a burnt offering(A) from the herd,(B) you are to offer a male without defect.(C) You must present it at the entrance to the tent(D) of meeting so that it will be acceptable(E) to the Lord.

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21 If an animal has a defect,(A) is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God.(B)

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17 Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect(A) or flaw in it, for that would be detestable(B) to him.(C)

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23 When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.(A)

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18 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In the first month(A) on the first day you are to take a young bull without defect(B) and purify the sanctuary.(C)

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On the day of the New Moon(A) he is to offer a young bull, six lambs and a ram, all without defect.(B)

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When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals,(A) is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased(B) with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty.(C)

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14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit(A) offered himself(B) unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences(C) from acts that lead to death,[a](D) so that we may serve the living God!(E)

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  1. Hebrews 9:14 Or from useless rituals
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19 but with the precious blood(A) of Christ, a lamb(B) without blemish or defect.(C)

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