Consecration of the Priests(A)

29 “This is what you are to do to consecrate(B) them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect.(C)

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“‘If the offering is a burnt offering(A) from the herd,(B) you are to offer a male without defect.(C) You must present it at the entrance to the tent(D) of meeting so that it will be acceptable(E) to the Lord.

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The Fellowship Offering

“‘If your offering is a fellowship offering,(A) and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the Lord an animal without defect.(B)

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“‘If the anointed priest(A) sins,(B) bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the Lord a young bull(C) without defect(D) as a sin offering[a](E) for the sin he has committed.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 4:3 Or purification offering; here and throughout this chapter

18 “Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: ‘If any of you—whether an Israelite or a foreigner residing in Israel(A)—presents a gift(B) for a burnt offering to the Lord, either to fulfill a vow(C) or as a freewill offering,(D) 19 you must present a male without defect(E) from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.(F) 20 Do not bring anything with a defect,(G) because it will not be accepted on your behalf.(H) 21 When anyone brings from the herd or flock(I) a fellowship offering(J) to the Lord to fulfill a special vow or as a freewill offering,(K) it must be without defect or blemish(L) to be acceptable.(M)

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12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old(A) without defect,(B)

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14 There they are to present their offerings to the Lord: a year-old male lamb without defect(A) for a burnt offering, a year-old ewe lamb without defect for a sin offering,(B) a ram(C) without defect for a fellowship offering,(D)

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“‘When you prepare a young bull(A) as a burnt offering or sacrifice, for a special vow(B) or a fellowship offering(C) to the Lord,

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Say to them: ‘This is the food offering you are to present to the Lord: two lambs a year old without defect,(A) as a regular burnt offering each day.(B)

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21 If an animal has a defect,(A) is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God.(B)

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17 Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect(A) or flaw in it, for that would be detestable(B) to him.(C)

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14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit(A) offered himself(B) unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences(C) from acts that lead to death,[a](D) so that we may serve the living God!(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 9:14 Or from useless rituals

19 but with the precious blood(A) of Christ, a lamb(B) without blemish or defect.(C)

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