Leviticus 22:15
New International Version
The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings the Israelites present to the LORD

New Living Translation
The priests must not let the Israelites defile the sacred offerings brought to the LORD

English Standard Version
They shall not profane the holy things of the people of Israel, which they contribute to the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
The priests must not profane the sacred offerings that the Israelites present to the LORD

King James Bible
And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto the LORD;

New King James Version
They shall not profane the holy offerings of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,

New American Standard Bible
And they shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,

NASB 1995
They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the LORD,

NASB 1977
‘And they shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the LORD,

Amplified Bible
The priests shall not profane the holy things the Israelites offer to the LORD,

Christian Standard Bible
The priests must not profane the holy offerings the Israelites give to the LORD

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priests must not profane the holy offerings the Israelites give to the LORD

American Standard Version
And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto Jehovah,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the children of Israel shall not pollute the holy things that they offer to LORD JEHOVAH;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
I warn you not to treat lightly the offerings that are brought by the people of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall not profane the sanctified things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the Lord:

Good News Translation
The priests shall not profane the sacred offerings

International Standard Version
They are not to defile the sacred things of the Israelis that they have offered to the LORD,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they set apart unto the LORD;

Literal Standard Version
and they do not defile the holy things of the sons of Israel—that which they lift up to YHWH,

New American Bible
The priests shall not allow the sacred offerings which the Israelites contribute to the LORD to be profaned

NET Bible
They must not profane the holy offerings which the Israelites contribute to the LORD,

New Revised Standard Version
No one shall profane the sacred donations of the people of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,

New Heart English Bible
The priests shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,

World English Bible
The priests shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
and they do not pollute the holy things of the sons of Israel -- that which they lift up to Jehovah,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Restrictions Against the Unclean
14If anyone eats a sacred offering in error, he must add a fifth to its value and give the sacred offering to the priest. 15The priests must not profane the sacred offerings that the Israelites present to the LORD 16by allowing the people to eat the sacred offerings and thus to bear the punishment for guilt. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.”…

Cross References
Numbers 18:32
Once you have presented the best part of it, you will not incur guilt because of it. But you must not defile the sacred offerings of the Israelites, or else you will die.'"

Leviticus 22:16
by allowing the people to eat the sacred offerings and thus to bear the punishment for guilt. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them."


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD;

Leviticus 22:9
They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them.

Leviticus 19:8
Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Numbers 18:32
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.











(15) And they shall not profane.--That is, the priests are not to desecrate the holy gifts of the Israelites by carelessly exposing them, and by not treating them with that sacred regard which is due to their being the bread of God.

Verses 15, 16. - These verses present some difficulties of construction. The rendering of the Authorized Version is as follows: And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto the Lord; or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things: for I the Lord do sanctify them. If this rendering is accepted, it would mean that the priests are not to profane the holy things by any irregularity on their part as to the eating of them, nor to suffer laymen to incur the guilt of a trespass by eating them. The marginal rendering, which is to be preferred, gives the passage as follows: And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto the Lord; or lade themselves with the iniquity of trespass in their eating. According to this translation, the meaning would be that laymen (who had been spoken of in the previous verse) should not profane the holy things, or become guilty of a trespass (as defined in verse 15) by eating them. Technically and literally, David was guilty of this trespass in an aggravated form, when he and his followers ate the shewbread at Nob (1 Samuel 21:6), for the shewbread was not only holy, but most holy. But his act is excused by our Lord, on the plea of necessity (Matthew 12:3, 4), even though it was done on the sabbath day (1 Samuel 21:5, margin).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The priests must not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

profane
יְחַלְּל֔וּ (yə·ḥal·lə·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

the sacred offerings
קָדְשֵׁ֖י (qā·ḏə·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

present
יָרִ֖ימוּ (yā·rî·mū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

to the LORD
לַיהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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