Priests, Function In Ot Times

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Leviticus 22:9

They shall therefore keep my ordinance lest they bear sin for it and die therefore, if they profane it. I AM he who sanctifies them.

Exodus 28:1

And cause Aaron, thy brother, to come unto thee with his sons, from among the sons of Israel, that they may be my priests, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Exodus 29:1

And this is what thou shalt do unto them to sanctify them that they shall be my priests: Take one young bullock and two perfect rams

Exodus 30:34

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee aromas, stacte and onycha and aromatic galbanum and pure frankincense, of each in equal weight.

Exodus 31:10

and the clothes of service and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons that they may be priests,

Exodus 35:19

the clothing of service to minister in the sanctuary, that is, the holy garments of Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to serve in the priesthood.

Exodus 39:41

the clothing of service for ministry in the sanctuary, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and his sons' garments, to minister in the priesthood.

Leviticus 21:1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and tell them to not be defiled for the dead among his people.

Ezekiel 44:25

And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves; but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that has had no husband, they may defile themselves.

Leviticus 21:5

They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

Ezekiel 44:20

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only cut their hair.

Leviticus 21:7

They shall not take a wife that is a whore or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God.

Ezekiel 44:22

Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

Leviticus 10:9

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee when ye go into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest ye die; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations;

Leviticus 21:17

Speak unto Aaron, saying, The man of thy seed in their generations that has any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.

Leviticus 21:18-22

For no man in whom there is a blemish, shall approach: a blind man or a lame or he that lacks any thing or has any thing superfluous or a man that is brokenfooted or brokenhanded or crookbacked or a dwarf or that has a blemish in his eye or has scurvy or is scabbed or has his stones broken.read more.
No man that has a blemish of the seed of Aaron, the priest, shall come near to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire. He has a blemish; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the sanctified things.

Leviticus 22:15-16

And they shall not profane the holy things of the sons of Israel, which they set apart unto the LORD, or suffer them to bear the iniquity of their guilt, when they eat their holy things. For I AM he who sanctifies them.

Leviticus 24:9

And it shall belong to Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in the holy place, for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD on fire, by a perpetual statute.

1 Samuel 21:4

And the priest answered David and said, There is no common bread under my hand; there is only sacred bread, which I will give thee if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

Matthew 12:4

how he entered into the house of God and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

Numbers 18:20

And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them. I am thy part and thine inheritance among the sons of Israel.

Ezekiel 44:28

And this shall be unto them for an inheritance: I shall be their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

Leviticus 22:20

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

Malachi 1:7-9

Ye offer polluted bread upon my altar; and ye say, In what have we polluted thee? In that ye say, We die of hunger in the service of the LORD. And when ye offer the blind animal for sacrifice, is it not evil? Likewise when ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy prince; will he be pleased with thee or accept thy person? said the LORD of the hosts. And now, therefore, beseech the face of God, and he will have compassion on us; this has come by your hand: will he regard your persons? said the LORD of the hosts.

Leviticus 22:31

Keep, therefore, my commandments and do them. I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 44:24

And in controversy they shall stand to judge; and they shall judge it according to my rights; and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my solemn assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

Numbers 3:10

And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons that they shall guard their priesthood; and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

Numbers 4:5

When the camp is to be moved, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering veil and cover the ark of testimony with it

Ezekiel 40:45-46

And he said unto me, This chamber facing toward the south shall be for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house. And the chamber facing toward the north shall be for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok who are called from the sons of Levi to minister to the LORD.

Ezekiel 44:16

They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Forgive thy people, O LORD, and do not give thine heritage to reproach that the Gentiles should rule over her: why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

Exodus 27:21

In the tabernacle of the testimony outside the veil, which shall be before the ark of the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order them from evening to morning before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute of the sons of Israel for their generations.

Deuteronomy 31:9

And Moses wrote this law and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.

Joshua 3:8

Therefore, thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are entered into the brink of the water of the Jordan, ye shall stand still in the Jordan.

Joshua 4:9

Joshua also set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there unto this day.

Joshua 6:12

And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.

Leviticus 1:5

Then he shall kill the bullock before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall offer the blood and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

Leviticus 1:8

Then the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which shall be upon the altar;

Leviticus 2:2

and he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests, who shall take out a handful of the flour thereof, with its oil, with all its frankincense; and the priest shall incense it upon the altar, to be an offering on fire, of an aroma very acceptable unto the LORD.

1 Chronicles 9:30

And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.

Malachi 2:6

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and righteousness and turned many away from iniquity.

Ezekiel 44:23

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane and teach them to discern between the clean and the unclean.

Leviticus 10:10

and this is that ye may discern between the holy and the profane and between the unclean and the clean

Deuteronomy 31:10-13

And Moses commanded them, saying, At the beginning of the seventh year, in the appointed time of the year of release, in the feast of the tabernacles, when all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women and children and thy strangers that are within thy gates, that they may hear and that they may learn and fear the LORD your God and observe to do all the words of this law,read more.
and that their children, who have not known any thing, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God all the days that ye live in the land unto which ye are to pass the Jordan to inherit it.

Ezra 7:6

This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a diligent scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips keep wisdom, and they seek the law at his mouth; for he is an angel of the LORD of the hosts.

Deuteronomy 17:9

and thou shalt come unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days and enquire, and they shall show thee the word of judgment.

Deuteronomy 19:17

then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days;

Deuteronomy 21:5

And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for the LORD thy God has chosen them to minister unto him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be determined.

2 Chronicles 19:8

Moreover, in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat placed some of the Levites and of the priests and of the heads of the fathers of Israel for the judgment of the LORD and for controversies. And they returned to Jerusalem.

Numbers 10:8

And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and you shall have them as a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Joshua 6:4

And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven shofarot of jubilee; and the seventh day ye shall go around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the shofarot.

2 Chronicles 13:12

And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD God of your fathers, for ye shall not prosper.

Lamentations 4:13

Mem For the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests did not say, Where is the LORD? and those that handled the law did not know me; the pastors also rebelled against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal and walked after things that do not profit.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.

Ezekiel 7:26

Destruction shall come upon destruction, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then they shall seek an answer from the prophet, but the law shall perish from the priest and counsel from the elders.

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests have violated my law by force and have profaned my holy things; they have made no difference between the holy and the profane, neither have they showed the difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Hosea 4:6-9

My people were cut off because they lacked wisdom; because thou hast rejected wisdom, I will cast thee out of the priesthood; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy sons. According to their greatness, so did they sin against me; therefore I will change their honour into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and in their iniquity they raise up their soul.read more.
The people shall become like the priest; and I will visit his ways upon him, and they shall reward him according to his doings.

Hosea 6:9

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the council of priests murder in the way by common accord; for they put the abomination into effect.

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary; they have falsified the law.

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