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

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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