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Additional Laws for Burnt Offerings

[a] Then[b] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “When a person[c] displays infidelity[d] against Yahweh and he deceives his fellow citizen regarding[e] something entrusted or a pledge[f] or stealing or he exploits his fellow citizen, or he finds lost property and lies about it and swears falsely[g] in regard to[h] any one of these things by which a person[i] might commit sin, and when[j] he sins and is guilty, then[k] he shall bring back the things he had stolen[l] or what he had extorted[m] or something with which he had been entrusted[n] or the lost property that he had found, or regarding[o] anything about which he has sworn falsely,[p] then[q] he shall repay it according to[r] its value and shall add one-fifth of its value to it—he must give it to whom it belongs[s] on the day of his guilt offering. And he must bring as his guilt offering to Yahweh a ram without defect from the flock[t] by your valuation[u] as a guilt offering to the priest, and the priest shall make atonement for him before[v] Yahweh, and he shall be forgiven anything[w] from all that he might do by which he might incur guilt.”[x]

Then[y] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the regulation of the burnt offering: The burnt offering must remain on the hearth[z] on the altar all night until the morning, and the altar’s fire must be kept burning on it. 10 And the priest shall put on his linen robe, and he must put his linen undergarments on his body, and he shall take away the fatty ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar, and he shall place them[aa] beside the altar. 11 And he shall take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall bring out the fatty ashes outside the camp[ab] to a ceremonially clean place, 12 but[ac] the fire on the altar must be kept burning on it; it must not be quenched. And the priest must burn wood every morning[ad] on it,[ae] and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it,[af] and he shall turn into smoke the fat portions of the fellowship offerings on it.[ag] 13 A perpetual fire must be kept burning on the altar; it must not be quenched.

Additional Laws for Grain Offerings

14 “‘And this is the regulation of the grain offering. Aaron’s sons shall present it before[ah] Yahweh in front of[ai] the altar, 15 and he[aj] in his fist shall take away from it some of[ak] the grain offering’s finely milled flour, and some of[al] its oil and all of the frankincense that is on the grain offering, and he shall turn into smoke its token portion on the altar as an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. 16 And Aaron and his sons must eat the remainder of it; they must eat it as unleavened bread in a holy place—in the tent of assembly’s courtyard they must eat it. 17 It must not be baked with yeast. I have given it as their share from my offerings made by fire. It is a most holy thing,[am] like the sin offering and like the guilt offering. 18 Every male among Aaron’s sons may eat it as a lasting rule among your generations from the offerings made by fire belonging to[an] Yahweh. Anything that[ao] touches them will become holy.’”

19 Then[ap] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 20 “This is the offering of Aaron and his sons that they shall present to Yahweh on the day of his being anointed: a tenth of an[aq] ephah of finely milled flour as a perpetual grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening. 21 It must be made[ar] in[as] oil on a flat baking pan; you[at] must bring it well-mixed; you must present pieces of a grain offering’s baked goods[au] as an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. 22 And the anointed priest taking his place from among his sons must do it. As a lasting rule, it must be turned into smoke totally for Yahweh. 23 And every grain offering of a priest must be a whole burnt offering; it must not be eaten.”

Additional Laws for Sin Offerings

24 Then[av] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the regulation of the sin offering: In the place where the sin offering is slaughtered, the sin offering must be slaughtered before[aw] Yahweh; it is a most holy thing.[ax] 26 The priest who offers the sin offering[ay] must eat it in a holy place—in the tent of assembly’s courtyard. 27 Anything that[az] touches its flesh will become holy, and when some of[ba] its blood spatters on a[bb] garment, what was spattered on it you[bc] shall wash in a holy place. 28 And a clay vessel in which it was boiled must be broken, but[bd] if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then[be] it shall be thoroughly scoured and rinsed with water. 29 Any male among the priests may eat it; it is a most holy thing.[bf] 30 But[bg] any sin offering from which some of[bh] its blood is brought to the tent of assembly to make atonement in the sanctuary must not be eaten; it must be burned in the fire.’”


  1. Leviticus 6:1 Leviticus 6:1–30 in the English Bible is 5:20–6:23 in the Hebrew Bible
  2. Leviticus 6:1 Or “And”
  3. Leviticus 6:2 Or “a soul”
  4. Leviticus 6:2 Literally “acts unfaithfully infidelity” or “is unfaithful in unfaithfulness”
  5. Leviticus 6:2 Literally “in”
  6. Leviticus 6:2 Literally “a pledge of a hand”
  7. Leviticus 6:3 Literally “in accordance with deception”
  8. Leviticus 6:3 Literally “on” or “upon”
  9. Leviticus 6:3 Literally “the man”
  10. Leviticus 6:4 Literally “and it will be when”
  11. Leviticus 6:4 Or “and”
  12. Leviticus 6:4 Literally “the robbed things that he had stolen”
  13. Leviticus 6:4 Literally “the extortion that he had extorted”
  14. Leviticus 6:4 Literally “something entrusted that had been entrusted to him”
  15. Leviticus 6:5 Literally “from”
  16. Leviticus 6:5 Literally “in accordance with deception”
  17. Leviticus 6:5 Or “and”
  18. Leviticus 6:5 Literally “in”
  19. Leviticus 6:5 Literally “to whom it is to him”
  20. Leviticus 6:6 The Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
  21. Leviticus 6:6 See 5:15 and 18
  22. Leviticus 6:7 Literally “to the faces of”
  23. Leviticus 6:7 Literally “one”
  24. Leviticus 6:7 Literally “which he might do for incurring guilt by it”
  25. Leviticus 6:8 Or “And”
  26. Leviticus 6:9 Literally “It shall be the burnt offering on a hearth”
  27. Leviticus 6:10 Hebrew “him/it”—plural required by the English “fatty ashes”
  28. Leviticus 6:11 Literally “to from an outside place of the camp”
  29. Leviticus 6:12 Or “and”
  30. Leviticus 6:12 Literally “in the morning in the morning”
  31. Leviticus 6:12 Antecedent for this 3fs suffix is “fire” (“altar” is ms)
  32. Leviticus 6:12 Antecedent for this 3fs suffix is “fire” (“altar” is ms)
  33. Leviticus 6:12 Antecedent for this 3fs suffix is “fire” (“altar” is ms)
  34. Leviticus 6:14 Literally “to the faces of”
  35. Leviticus 6:14 Literally “to the faces of”
  36. Leviticus 6:15 That is, the priest; understood by context and 3ms verb
  37. Leviticus 6:15 Literally “from”
  38. Leviticus 6:15 Literally “from”
  39. Leviticus 6:17 Literally “a holiness of holinesses”
  40. Leviticus 6:18 Literally “of”
  41. Leviticus 6:18 Or “Everyone who”
  42. Leviticus 6:19 Or “And”
  43. Leviticus 6:20 Hebrew “the”
  44. Leviticus 6:21 Or “prepared”
  45. Leviticus 6:21 Or “with”
  46. Leviticus 6:21 Singular masculine
  47. Leviticus 6:21 Or “broken bits” (JPS, NET, NIV)
  48. Leviticus 6:24 Or “And”
  49. Leviticus 6:25 Literally “to the faces of”
  50. Leviticus 6:25 Literally “a holiness of holinesses”
  51. Leviticus 6:26 Literally “one who offers it a sin offering”
  52. Leviticus 6:27 Or “Everyone who”
  53. Leviticus 6:27 Literally “from”
  54. Leviticus 6:27 Hebrew “the”
  55. Leviticus 6:27 Singular masculine
  56. Leviticus 6:28 Or “and”
  57. Leviticus 6:28 Or “and”
  58. Leviticus 6:29 Literally “a holiness of holinesses”
  59. Leviticus 6:30 Or “And”
  60. Leviticus 6:30 Literally “from”