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Leviticus 1Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Laws for Burnt Offerings

Then[a] Yahweh called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of assembly, saying, “Speak to the Israelites,[b] and say to them, ‘When a person[c] from you presents an offering to Yahweh, you shall present your offering from domestic animals, from the cattle[d] or from the flock.[e] If his offering is a burnt offering from the cattle,[f] then he must present[g] an unblemished male; he must present it at the door of the tent of assembly for his acceptance before[h] Yahweh.

“‘He[i] must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted[j] for him in order to make atonement for him. He[k] must slaughter the young bull[l] before[m] Yahweh, then[n] Aaron’s sons, the priests, will present the blood and sprinkle the blood all around the altar that is at the door of the tent of assembly. Then[o] he must remove the skin of the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. The sons of[p] Aaron the priest will put fire on the altar and arrange the wood on the fire. Then[q] Aaron’s sons, the priests, will arrange the pieces of meat,[r] the head, and the suet on the wood that is on the fire that is on the altar. Then[s] he must wash its inner parts[t] and its lower leg bones with water, and the priest will turn into smoke the whole animal on the altar as a burnt offering by fire, as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

10 “‘But if his offering is from the flock,[u] from the sheep or from the goats for a burnt offering, he must present[v] an unblemished[w] male. 11 He[x] must slaughter it on the north side of the altar before[y] Yahweh; then[z] Aaron’s sons, the priests, will sprinkle its blood all around the altar. 12 Then[aa] he must cut it into pieces along with its head and its suet; and the priest will arrange them on the wood that is on the fire that is on the altar. 13 Then[ab] he must wash the inner parts[ac] and the lower leg bones with water and the priest shall present the whole animal and will turn it[ad] into smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering by fire as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

14 “‘But if his offering for Yahweh is a burnt offering from the birds, then he must present his offering from the turtledoves or from the young doves.[ae] 15 The priest[af] will present it at the altar and must wring off its head and turn it into smoke on the altar, and its blood will be drained out on the wall[ag] of the altar. 16 He[ah] must remove its crop with its plumage and throw it to the east beside the altar on the place of the fatty ashes. 17 Then[ai] he must tear it apart by its wings but must not sever it; then[aj] the priest will turn it into smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering by fire as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.’”

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 1:1 Or “And”
  2. Leviticus 1:2 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Leviticus 1:2 Or “man”—the singular noun is generic, thus the “you” and “your” in the remainder of the verse are all plural
  4. Leviticus 1:2 Or “herd”
  5. Leviticus 1:2 The Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
  6. Leviticus 1:3 Or “herd”
  7. Leviticus 1:3 Hebrew “present it”
  8. Leviticus 1:3 Literally “to the face of”
  9. Leviticus 1:4 Or “And he”
  10. Leviticus 1:4 Same root word as “acceptance” in v. 3
  11. Leviticus 1:5 Or “And he”
  12. Leviticus 1:5 Literally “the son of the herd” or “the son of the cattle”
  13. Leviticus 1:5 Literally “to the face of”
  14. Leviticus 1:5 Or “and”
  15. Leviticus 1:6 Or “And”
  16. Leviticus 1:7 Or “And the sons of”
  17. Leviticus 1:8 Or “And”
  18. Leviticus 1:8 Verse 6 in the context uses the same word with reference to the meat
  19. Leviticus 1:9 Or “And”
  20. Leviticus 1:9 Or “entrails”
  21. Leviticus 1:10 The Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
  22. Leviticus 1:10 Hebrew “present it”
  23. Leviticus 1:10 Same word as in v. 3
  24. Leviticus 1:11 Or “And he”
  25. Leviticus 1:11 Literally “to the face of”
  26. Leviticus 1:11 Or “and”
  27. Leviticus 1:12 Or “And”
  28. Leviticus 1:13 Or “And”
  29. Leviticus 1:13 Or “entrails”
  30. Leviticus 1:13 Understood direct object
  31. Leviticus 1:14 Literally “the sons of the dove”
  32. Leviticus 1:15 Or “And the priest”
  33. Leviticus 1:15 Or “side”
  34. Leviticus 1:16 Or “And he”
  35. Leviticus 1:17 Or “And”
  36. Leviticus 1:17 Or “and”
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