As for the descendants of Aaron, the priests who lived in the outskirts of all their cities, 1 men were assigned 2 to disburse portions to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed in the genealogical records.
Then Eliashib the high priest and his priestly colleagues 1 arose and built the Sheep Gate. They dedicated 2 it and erected its doors, working as far as the Tower of the Hundred 3 and 4 the Tower of Hananel.
On that day men were appointed over the storerooms for the contributions, first fruits, and tithes, to gather into them from 1 the fields of the cities the portions prescribed by the law for the priests and the Levites, for the people of Judah 2 took delight in the priests and Levites who were ministering. 3
Then he must remove all of its fat (just as fat was removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 1 on his behalf and he will be forgiven. 2
The priest must then examine it on the seventh day, and if, 1 as far as he can see, the infection has stayed the same 2 and has not spread on the skin, 3 then the priest is to quarantine the person for another seven days. 4
the priest is to examine the infection, 1 and if 2 it appears to be deeper than the skin 3 and the hair in it is reddish yellow and thin, then the priest is to pronounce the person unclean. 4 It is scall, 5 a disease of the head or the beard. 6
then the priest must wave them as a wave offering 1 before the Lord; it is a holy portion for the priest, together with the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the raised offering. 2 After this the Nazirite may drink 3 wine.’
All the people of the land went and demolished 1 the temple of Baal. They smashed its altars and idols 2 to bits. 3 They killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altar. Jehoiada the priest 4 then placed guards at the Lord’s temple.
Jehoiada the priest took a chest and drilled a hole in its lid. He placed it on the right side of the altar near the entrance of 1 the Lord’s temple. The priests who guarded the entrance would put into it all the silver brought to the Lord’s temple.
When Azariah the high priest and the other priests looked at 1 him, there was a skin disease on his forehead. They hurried him out of there; even the king 2 himself wanted to leave quickly because the Lord had afflicted him.
that the Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 has a message for him. 2 Tell him, 3 ‘On your own initiative 4 you sent a letter 5 to the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah 6 and to all the other priests and to all the people in Jerusalem. 7 In your letter you said to Zephaniah, 8
The first of all the first fruits and all contributions of any kind 1 will be for the priests; you will also give to the priest the first portion of your dough, so that a blessing may rest on your house.
and the priest is to offer 1 the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. So the priest is to make atonement for him and he will be clean.
and the priest is to take the male lamb of the guilt offering and the log of olive oil and wave them 1 as a wave offering before the Lord.
During the reign 1 of Herod 2 king of Judea, there lived a priest named Zechariah who belonged to 3 the priestly division of Abijah, 4 and he had a wife named Elizabeth, 5 who was a descendant of Aaron. 6
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this one too had to have something to offer.
Then that high priest must take some of the blood 1 of the bull and bring it to the Meeting Tent.
then the priest is to go out of the house to the doorway of the house and quarantine the house for seven days. 1