Priests, Function In Ot Times

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Leviticus 22:9

They must keep My instruction, or they will be guilty and die because they profane it; I am the Lord who sets them apart.

Exodus 28:1

"Have your brother Aaron, with his sons, come to you from the Israelites to serve Me as priest-Aaron, his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Exodus 30:34

The Lord said to Moses: "Take fragrant spices: stacte, onycha, and galbanum; the spices and pure frankincense are to be in equal measures.

Exodus 31:10

the specially woven garments, both the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests,

Exodus 35:19

and the specially woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary-the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests."

Exodus 39:41

and the specially woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests.

Leviticus 21:1

The Lord said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron's sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a [dead] person among his relatives,

Ezekiel 44:25

A priest may not come [near] a dead person so that he becomes defiled. However, he may defile himself for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother, or an unmarried sister.

Ezekiel 44:20

"They may not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but must carefully trim their hair.

Leviticus 21:7

They are not to marry a woman defiled by prostitution or divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Ezekiel 44:22

He is not to marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

Leviticus 10:9

"You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Leviticus 21:17

"Tell Aaron: None of your descendants throughout your generations who has a physical defect is to come near to present the food of his God.

Leviticus 21:18-22

No man who has any defect is to come near: no man who is blind, lame, facially disfigured, or deformed; no man who has a broken foot or hand, or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has an eye defect, a festering rash, scabs, or a crushed testicle.read more.
No descendant of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to present the fire offerings to the Lord. He has a defect and is not to come near to present the food of his God. He may eat the food of his God from what is especially holy as well as from what is holy.

Leviticus 22:15-16

The priests must not profane the holy offerings the Israelites give to the Lord and have them bear the penalty of restitution if the people eat their holy offerings. For I am the Lord who sets them apart."

Leviticus 24:9

It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in a holy place, for it is the holiest portion for him from the fire offerings to the Lord; this is a permanent rule."

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest told him, "There is no ordinary bread on hand. However, there is consecrated bread, but the young men may eat it only if they have kept themselves from women."

Matthew 12:4

how he entered the house of God, and they ate the sacred bread, which is not lawful for him or for those with him to eat, but only for the priests?

Numbers 18:20

The Lord told Aaron, "You will not have an inheritance in their land; there will be no portion among them for you. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelites.

Ezekiel 44:28

"This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

Leviticus 22:20

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

Malachi 1:7-9

"By presenting defiled food on My altar." You ask: "How have we defiled You?" When you say: "The Lord's table is contemptible." "When you present a blind [animal] for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick [animal], is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?" asks the Lord of Hosts. "And now ask for God's favor. Will He be gracious to us? [Since] this has come from your hands, will He show any of you favor?" asks the Lord of Hosts.

Leviticus 22:31

"You are to keep My commands and do them; I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 44:24

"In a dispute, they will officiate as judges and decide the case according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed festivals, and keep My Sabbaths holy.

Numbers 3:10

You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near [the sanctuary] must be put to death."

Numbers 4:5

Whenever the camp is about to move on, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the screening veil, and cover the ark of the testimony with it.

Ezekiel 40:45-46

Then the man said to me: "This chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple. The chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the ones from the sons of Levi who may approach the Lord to serve Him."

Ezekiel 44:16

"They are the ones who may enter My sanctuary and draw near to My table to serve Me. They will keep My mandate.

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the Lord's ministers, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say: "Have pity on Your people, Lord, and do not make Your inheritance a disgrace, an object of scorn among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, 'Where is their God?' "

Exodus 27:21

In the tent of meeting outside the veil that is in front of the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to tend the lamp from evening until morning before the Lord. This is to be a permanent statute for the Israelites throughout their generations.

Deuteronomy 31:9

Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the Lord's covenant, and to all the elders of Israel.

Joshua 3:8

Command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant: 'When you reach the edge of the waters, stand in the Jordan.' "

Joshua 4:9

Joshua also set up 12 stones in the middle of the Jordan where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing. The stones are there to this day.

Joshua 6:12

Joshua got up early the next morning. The priests took the ark of the Lord,

Leviticus 1:5

He is to slaughter the bull before the Lord; Aaron's sons the priests are to present the blood and sprinkle it on all sides of the altar that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 1:8

Aaron's sons the priests are to arrange the pieces, the head, and the suet on top of the burning wood on the altar.

Leviticus 2:2

and bring it to Aaron's sons the priests. The priest will take a handful of fine flour and oil from it, along with all its frankincense, and will burn this memorial portion of it on the altar, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

1 Chronicles 9:30

But some of the priests' sons mixed the spices.

Malachi 2:6

True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing wrong was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and fairness and turned many from sin.

Ezekiel 44:23

They must teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and explain to them the difference between the clean and the unclean.

Leviticus 10:10

You must distinguish between the holy and the common, and the clean and the unclean,

Deuteronomy 31:10-13

Moses commanded them, "At the end of [every] seven years, at the appointed time in the year of debt cancellation, during the Festival of Booths, when all Israel assembles in the presence of the Lord your God at the place He chooses, you are to read this law aloud before all Israel. Gather the people-men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates-so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law.read more.
Then their children who do not know [the law] will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."

Ezra 7:6

came up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses,(F) which Yahweh, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he requested because the hand of Yahweh his God was on him.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.

Deuteronomy 17:9

You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Ask, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

Deuteronomy 19:17

the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and judges in authority at the time.

Deuteronomy 21:5

Then the priests, the sons of Levi, will come forward, for the Lord your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in the Lord's name, and they are to give a ruling in every dispute and [case of] assault.

2 Chronicles 19:8

Jehoshaphat also appointed in Jerusalem some of the Levites and priests and some of the heads of the Israelite families for [rendering] the Lord's judgments and for [settling] disputes of the residents of Jerusalem.

Numbers 10:8

The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. Your use of these is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Joshua 6:4

Have seven priests carry seven ram's-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the trumpets.

2 Chronicles 13:12

Look, God and His priests are with us at our head. The trumpets are ready to sound the charge against you. Israelites, don't fight against the Lord God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed."

Lamentations 4:13

[Yet it happened] because of the sins of her prophets and the guilt of her priests, who shed the blood of the righteous within her.

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests quit asking: Where is the Lord? The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the rulers rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is gaining profit unjustly. From prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

Ezekiel 7:26

Disaster after disaster will come, and there will be rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from the priests and counsel from the elders.

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they do not explain the difference between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Hosea 4:6-9

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons. The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me. I will change their honor into disgrace. They feed on the sin of My people; they have an appetite for their transgressions.read more.
[The same judgment] will happen to both people and priests. I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.

Hosea 6:9

Like robbers who wait in ambush for someone, a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem. They commit atrocities.

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are reckless- treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary; they do violence to instruction.

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