14 “‘If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon.(A) 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head(B) and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar.(C) 16 He is to remove the crop and the feathers[a] and throw them down east of the altar where the ashes(D) are. 17 He shall tear it open by the wings, not dividing it completely,(E) and then the priest shall burn it on the wood(F) that is burning on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 1:16 Or crop with its contents; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Lord be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:

16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:

17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.

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13 It was because you, the Levites,(A) did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us.(B) We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.(C)

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13 For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

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