19:29 Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, 1 so that the land does not practice prostitution and become full of lewdness. 2
22:15 They 3 must not profane the holy offerings which the Israelites contribute 4 to the Lord, 5
1 tn Heb “to make her practice harlotry.” Some recent English versions regard this as religious or temple prostitution (cf. TEV, CEV).
3 tn Contextually, “They” could refer either to the people (v. 14a; cf. NRSV “No one”) or the priests (v. 14b; cf. NIV “The priests”), but the latter seems more likely (see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 356, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 150). The priests were responsible to see that the portions of the offerings that were to be consumed by the priests as prebends did not become accessible to the people. Mistakes in this matter (cf. v. 14) would bring “guilt” on the people, requiring punishment (v. 16).
5 tn Heb “the holy offerings of the sons of Israel which they contribute to the