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62 Bible Verses about Priests, Function In Ot Times

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Leviticus 22:9

They are to keep my charge. By doing so, they won't bear the punishment of sin because of it and therefore die if they've been defiled by it. I am the LORD, who sets them apart."

Exodus 28:1

"You are to bring your brother Aaron, along with his sons, from among the Israelis so they can serve as priests for me: that is, Aaron and his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Exodus 29:1

"This is what you are to do to them in order to consecrate them to serve me as priests: Take a young bull, two rams without blemish,

Exodus 30:34

The LORD told Moses, "Take for yourself spices: stacte, onycha, galbanum, and spices with pure frankincense, all in equal amounts.

Exodus 31:10

the woven garments, the holy garments of Aaron the priest, the garments of his sons as they serve as priests,

Exodus 35:19

the woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments of Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons for serving as priests.'"

Exodus 39:41

the woven garments for Aaron the priest for ministering in the Holy Place, and the garments for his sons for serving as priests.

Leviticus 21:1

The LORD told Moses, "Speak to the priests, Aaron's sons, and tell them that no priest is to defile himself on account of the dead among his people,

Ezekiel 44:25

They are not to come in contact with a dead body, so they don't defile themselves, except in the case of their father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or for an unmarried sister, on whose behalf they may defile themselves.

Leviticus 21:5

"They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh.

Ezekiel 44:20

Also, they are not to shave their heads nor let their hair grow long. Instead, they are certainly to trim the hair on their heads.

Leviticus 21:7

"They are not to marry a prostitute or a woman who has been dishonored or who was divorced from her husband, because the priest is holy to his God.

Ezekiel 44:22

They are not to marry a widow or a divorced woman. Instead, they are to marry virgins from the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest."

Leviticus 10:9

"You and your sons with you are not to drink wine that is, any intoxicating drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting. That way, you won't die. This is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Leviticus 21:17

"Tell Aaron that whoever of your descendants throughout their generations has a bodily defect is not to approach to offer the food of his God.

Leviticus 21:18-22

Indeed, any person who has a defect is not to approach the Tent of Meeting the blind, the lame, one who is mutilated in the face or who has a very long limb, or a person who has a fractured foot or hand, has scoliosis, is a dwarf, or has an eye defect, an itching disease, scabs, or a crushed testicle. read more.
None of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to approach to bring offerings of the LORD made by fire, since he has a defect. He is not to approach to offer the food of his God. However, he may eat the food of his God, including the most holy and the holy offerings,

Leviticus 22:15-16

They are not to defile the sacred things of the Israelis that they have offered to the LORD, thereby causing them to bear the punishment of their iniquity for wrongdoing when they eat their sacred things, because I am the LORD, who sets them apart."

Leviticus 24:9

This gift will belong to Aaron and his sons, and they are to eat it in a sacred place, because it's the most holy thing for him of all the offerings made by fire to the LORD. This is to be an eternal ordinance."

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest answered David: "There is no ordinary bread available; only consecrated bread, provided that the young men have kept themselves from women."

Matthew 12:4

How is it that he went into the house of God and ate the Bread of the Presence, which was not lawful for him and his companions to eat but was reserved for the priests?

Numbers 18:20

Then the LORD instructed Aaron, "You are not to have any inheritance in the land, nor are you to have any portion among the people. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelis.

Ezekiel 44:28

"Now with respect to the priests' inheritances, I am to be their inheritance, and you are to give them no possession in Israel, since I am their possession.

Leviticus 22:20

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

Malachi 1:7-9

By presenting defiled food on my altar. And you ask, "How have we defiled you?' By saying, "The Table of the LORD is contemptible.' When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Offer that to your governor would he be pleased with you or receive you favorably?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "And now, go ahead and implore God by saying, "Be gracious to us.' Will he receive you favorably and accept offerings like that from your hand?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Leviticus 22:31

"Keep my commands and observe them. I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 44:24

When disputes arise, they are to serve as a judge, adjudicating matters according to my ordinances. They are to enforce my laws, my statutes, all of my appointed festivals, and they are to sanctify my Sabbaths.

Numbers 3:10

Appoint Aaron and his sons so that they are to take responsibility for their priesthood. Any unauthorized person who approaches it is to be put to death."

Numbers 4:5

When the camp is about to travel, Aaron and his sons are to come and take down the veil of the curtain and cover the Ark of the Testimony with it.

Ezekiel 40:45-46

The angel told me, "This south-facing chamber is for the priests who maintain the Temple, and the north-facing chamber is for the priests who maintain the altar. These are Zadok's descendants, who, as descendants of Levi approach the LORD to minister directly to him."

Ezekiel 44:16

"They are to enter my sanctuary, approach my table to minister to me, and carry out my requirements.

Joel 2:17

As they serve between the porch and the altar, let the priests and ministers of the LORD weep and pray: "Spare your people, LORD, and do not make your heritage a disgrace so that nations ridicule them. Why should they say among the people, "Where is their God?"'"

Exodus 27:21

In the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain that is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to maintain the lamp stand from evening until morning in the LORD's presence. It is to be a perpetual ordinance from generation to generation among the Israelis."

Deuteronomy 31:9

Then Moses wrote down this Law and gave it to the Levitical priests who carry the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD and to all of Israel's leaders.

Joshua 3:8

Give this command to the priests who are carrying the Ark of the Covenant: "When you arrive at the water of the Jordan River, stand still in the Jordan.'"

Joshua 4:9

Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan River at the location where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had been standing, and they remain there to this day.

Joshua 6:12

Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests picked up the ark of the LORD.

Leviticus 1:8

They are to arrange the pieces of meat including the head and the fat on the wood over the fire that burns on the altar.

Leviticus 2:2

Then he is to bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests. He is to take a handful of fine flour, the olive oil, and all of the frankincense. Then the priest is to offer a memorial offering by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 9:30

Other descendants of the priests prepared the mixed spices.

Malachi 2:6

True teachings were in his mouth, and falsehood was not found on his lips. He walked with me peacefully and righteously, and he turned many from sin.

Ezekiel 44:23

"They are to teach my people how to discern what is holy in contrast to what is common, showing them how to discern between what is unclean and clean.

Leviticus 10:10

You are to differentiate between what's sacred and common and between what's unclean and clean.

Deuteronomy 31:10-13

Then he gave these orders: "At the end of seven years, the year designated for release, during the Festival of Tents, when all of Israel comes to appear in the presence of the LORD your God at the place that he'll choose, read this Law aloud to them. Gather the people the men, women, children, and the foreigners that live in your cities so they may hear and fear the LORD your God, and so they may be careful to obey the words contained in this Law. read more.
Their children who don't know will hear and learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live in the land that you are crossing the Jordan River to possess."

Ezra 7:6

left Babylon. He was a skillful scribe of the Law of Moses that the LORD God of Israel had given. And the king granted him everything he had requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he's the messenger of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Deuteronomy 17:9

Present the case to the Levitical priest or the judge at that time. When you have inquired and they have announced the verdict,

Deuteronomy 19:17

then both must stand with their dispute in the LORD's presence, the priests, and the judges at that time.

Deuteronomy 21:5

Then the priests of the descendants of Levi are to step forward, because the LORD your God chose them to serve and pronounce blessings in his name. Every case of dispute and assault is to be subject to their ruling.

2 Chronicles 19:8

In Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat also appointed certain descendants of Levi, priests, and family leaders of Israel to render verdicts for the LORD and to decide difficult cases. Their offices were in Jerusalem.

Numbers 10:8

The descendants of Aaron the priest are to blow the trumpets. Have them do this for you permanently throughout your generations to come."

Joshua 6:4

with seven priests carrying in front of the ark seven trumpets made from rams' horns. On the seventh day march around the city seven times while the priests blow their trumpets.

2 Chronicles 13:12

Now listen! God is with us to lead us, and his priests are about to sound their battle trumpets against you. Descendants of Israel, don't fight against the LORD God of your ancestors, because you won't succeed!"

Lamentations 4:13

Due to the sins committed by her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests who shed in her midst, the blood of the righteous,

Jeremiah 2:8

"The priests didn't say, "Where is the LORD?' and those handling the Law didn't know me. The rulers transgressed against me, the prophets prophesied by Baal, and they followed that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 6:13

"Indeed, from the least important to the most important, they're all greedy for dishonest gain. From prophet to priest, they all act deceitfully.

Ezekiel 7:26

Disaster upon disaster will come, followed by rumor after rumor. They'll seek an oracle from the prophet, but the Law will be gone from the priests, and counsel from the elders.

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests have violated my Law and profaned my sacred things. They didn't differentiate between what's sacred and what's common. They didn't instruct others to discern clean from unclean things. They refused to keep my Sabbaths.

Hosea 4:6-9

My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children. "The more they increased in number, the more they sinned against me, so I will change their glory into shame. They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress.read more.
So it will be: like people, like priest. I will punish them for their lifestyles, rewarding them according to their behavior.

Hosea 6:9

Like a gang of thieves that stalk a man, priests commit murder along the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

Zephaniah 3:4

Its prophets are arrogant and treacherous. Its priests have contaminated the sanctuary. They give perverse interpretations of the Law.

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