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Leviticus 19:22-24 New English Translation (NET Bible)

22 and the priest is to make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the Lord for his sin that he has committed,[a] and he will be forgiven[b] of his sin[c] that he has committed.

The Produce of Fruit Trees

23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any fruit tree,[d] you must consider its fruit to be forbidden.[e] Three years it will be forbidden to you;[f] it must not be eaten. 24 In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy, praise offerings[g] to the Lord.


  1. Leviticus 19:22 tn Heb “on his sin which he has sinned.”
  2. Leviticus 19:22 tn Heb “there shall be forgiveness to him” or “it shall be forgiven to him.”
  3. Leviticus 19:22 tn Heb “from his sin.”
  4. Leviticus 19:23 tn Heb “tree of food”; KJV, ASV, NASB, NRSV “trees for food.”
  5. Leviticus 19:23 tn Heb “you shall circumcise its fruit [as] its foreskin,” taking the fruit to be that which is to be removed and, therefore, forbidden. Since the fruit is uncircumcised it is forbidden (see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 306, and esp. B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 131-32).
  6. Leviticus 19:23 tn Heb “it shall be to you uncircumcised.”
  7. Leviticus 19:24 tn See B. A. Levine, Leviticus (JPSTC), 132, where the translation reads “set aside for jubilation”; a special celebration before the Lord.
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