Leviticus 22:20
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New International Version
Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

New Living Translation
Do not present an animal with defects, because the LORD will not accept it on your behalf.

English Standard Version
You shall not offer anything that has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you.

New American Standard Bible
'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.

King James Bible
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to present anything that has a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf."

International Standard Version
However, whatever has a defect is not to be offered, because it won't be acceptable for you.

NET Bible
You must not present anything that has a flaw, because it will not be acceptable for your benefit.

New Heart English Bible
But whatever has a blemish, that you shall not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never bring any animal with a physical defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not bring; for it shall not be acceptable for you.

New American Standard 1977
‘Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye shall not offer any thing that has a blemish, for it shall not be acceptable for you.

King James 2000 Bible
But whatsoever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

American King James Version
But whatever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

American Standard Version
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If it have a blemish you shall not offer it, neither shall it be acceptable.

Darby Bible Translation
Nothing that hath a defect shall ye present; for it shall not be acceptable for you.

English Revised Version
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But whatever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

World English Bible
But whatever has a blemish, that you shall not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Young's Literal Translation
nothing in which is blemish do ye bring near, for it is not for a pleasing thing for you.
Study Bible
Worthy Offerings
19for you to be accepted-- it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats. 20Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you. 21'When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:14
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, purify our consciences from works of death, so that we may serve the living God!

1 Peter 1:19
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.

Leviticus 1:3
'If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.

Leviticus 3:1
'Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer out of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD.

Leviticus 3:6
'But if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD is from the flock, he shall offer it, male or female, without defect.

Numbers 19:2
"This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.

Numbers 29:8
You shall present a burnt offering to the LORD as a soothing aroma: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect;

Deuteronomy 15:21
"But if it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 17:1
"You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.

Ezekiel 45:18
Thus says the Lord GOD, "In the first month, on the first of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary.
Treasury of Scripture

But whatever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Leviticus 22:25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall you offer the bread of your …

Deuteronomy 15:21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, …

Deuteronomy 17:1 You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God any bullock, or sheep, …

Malachi 1:8,13,14 And if you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if …

(20) But whatsoever hath a blemish.--Better. whatsoever hath, &c, without the "but," which is not in the original, and is not wanted. The general rule is here repeated as an introduction to the cases which are immediately to be specified. It will be seen that only quadrupeds are given and that fowls are not alluded to, because when people brought birds the Law did not require any distinction to be made between male and female, and during the second Temple no blemish disqualified a bird except the entire absence of a limb.

For whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer,.... Which is the general rule, the particulars of which are after given, and which has been imitated by the Heathens. The Egyptians, as they only sacrificed the males of beeves, so they were very curious in examining them, that they might be entirely pure and perfect (s); and it was a custom among the Romans, that such sheep should be chosen for sacrifice, in which there was nothing wanting (t); and so, among the Grecians, Homer (u) speaks of perfect goats offered in sacrifice to appease the gods:

for it shall not be acceptable for you; be grateful to God, and accepted by him on their account, if blemished; see Malachi 1:13.

(s) Heredot. Euterpe, sive, l. 2. c. 38. (t) Servius in Virgil. Aeneid. l. 4. (u) Iliad. 1. ver. 66. 22:1-33 Laws concerning the priests and sacrifices. - In this chapter we have divers laws concerning the priests and sacrifices, all for preserving the honour of the sanctuary. Let us recollect with gratitude that our great High Priest cannot be hindered by any thing from the discharge of his office. Let us also remember, that the Lord requires us to reverence his name, his truths, his ordinances, and commandments. Let us beware of hypocrisy, and examine ourselves concerning our sinful defilements, seeking to be purified from them in the blood of Christ, and by his sanctifying Spirit. Whoever attempts to expiate his own sin, or draws near in the pride of self-righteousness, puts as great an affront on Christ, as he who comes to the Lord's table from the gratification of sinful lusts. Nor can the minister who loves the souls of the people, suffer them to continue in this dangerous delusion. He must call upon them, not only to repent of their sins, and forsake them; but to put their whole trust in the atonement of Christ, by faith in his name, for pardon and acceptance with God; thus only will the Lord make them holy, as his own people.
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