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Leviticus 22:12-14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

12 If a priest’s daughter marries a lay person,[a] she may not eat the holy contribution offerings,[b] 13 but if a priest’s daughter is a widow or divorced, and she has no children so that she returns to live in[c] her father’s house as in her youth,[d] she may eat from her father’s food, but no lay person may eat it.

14 “‘If a man eats a holy offering by mistake,[e] he must add one-fifth to it and give the holy offering to the priest.[f]


  1. Leviticus 22:12 tn Heb “And a daughter of a priest, if she is to a man, a stranger” (cf. the note on v. 10 above).
  2. Leviticus 22:12 tn Heb “she in the contribution of the holy offerings shall not eat.” For “contribution [offering]” see the note on Lev 7:14 and the literature cited there. Cf. NCV “the holy offerings”; TEV, NLT “the sacred offerings.”
  3. Leviticus 22:13 tn Heb “to”; the words “live in” have been supplied in the translation for clarity.
  4. Leviticus 22:13 tn Heb “and seed there is not to her and she returns to the house of her father as her youth.” The mention of having “no children” appears to imply that her children, if she had any, should support her; this is made explicit by NLT’s “and has no children to support her.”
  5. Leviticus 22:14 tn Heb “And a man, if he eats a holy thing in error” (see the Lev 4:2 note on “straying,” which is the term rendered “by mistake” here).
  6. Leviticus 22:14 sn When a person trespassed in regard to something sacred to the Lord, reparation was to be made for the trespass, involving restitution of that which was violated plus one-fifth of its value as a fine. It is possible that the restoration of the offering and the additional one-fifth of its value were made as a monetary payment (see, e.g., B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 150). See the regulations for the “guilt offering” in Lev 5:16; 6:5 [5:24 HT] and the notes there.
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