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The Priestly Ministry Begins

And it came to pass on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. Then he said to Aaron, “Take a young calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. To the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb—both a year old without blemish—for a burnt offering, also an ox and a ram for peace offerings to sacrifice before the Lord, and a grain offering mixed with oil. For today the Lord will appear to you.’ ”

They brought that which Moses commanded before the tent of meeting, and the entire congregation drew near and stood before the Lord. Moses said, “This is the thing which the Lord commanded that you should do; then the glory of the Lord shall appear to you.”

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people, and offer the sacrifice of the people, and make atonement for them, as the Lord commanded.”

Aaron therefore went to the altar and slaughtered the calf of the sin offering which was for himself. The sons of Aaron brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar. 10 But the fat, the kidneys, and the appendage above the liver of the sin offering he burned on the altar, as the Lord commanded Moses. 11 The flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp.

12 He slaughtered the burnt offering, and the sons of Aaron presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled on the sides of the altar. 13 They presented the burnt offering to him, with its pieces, and the head, and he burned them on the altar. 14 He then washed the entrails and the legs and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.

15 He brought the people’s offering, and took the goat which was the sin offering for the people, and slaughtered it, and offered it for sin as the first offering.

16 And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to its regulation. 17 Then he brought the grain offering, took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar, besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

18 He slaughtered the ox and the ram as a sacrifice of peace offerings for the people, and the sons of Aaron presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled on the sides of the altar, 19 and the fat of the ox and of the ram, the fatty tail, and that which covers the entrails, and the kidneys, and the appendage above the liver. 20 They put the fat pieces on the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar. 21 But the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave offering before the Lord just as Moses commanded.

22 Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

23 Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. 24 A fire came out from before the Lord, and it consumed the burnt offering and the fat that were on the altar. When all the people saw this, they shouted and fell on their faces.