Modern English Version
The Burnt Offering
1 And the Lord called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying: 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When an individual among you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering from the livestock, either from the herd or from the flock.
3 If his offering is a burnt sacrifice, and it is from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish. At the door of the tent of meeting, he shall offer it of his own free will before the Lord. 4 Then he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement[a] for him. 5 And he shall slaughter the bull before the Lord, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood on all the sides of the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. 6 Then he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it up into parts. 7 The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange the wood on the fire. 8 Then the priests, the sons of Aaron, shall arrange the parts, with the head and the fat, on the wood that is on the fire that is on the altar. 9 But he shall wash its entrails and its legs in water, and the priest shall burn everything on the altar. It is a burnt sacrifice, a food offering made by fire, which is a pleasing aroma for the Lord.
10 If his gift for a burnt offering is from the flocks, whether from the sheep or from the goats, he shall bring a male without blemish. 11 He shall slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the Lord. And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood on all the sides of the altar. 12 He shall cut it up into parts, with its head and its fat, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood that is on the fire that is on the altar. 13 But he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water. The priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt sacrifice, a food offering made by fire, which is a pleasing aroma for the Lord.
14 If his offering to the Lord is a burnt sacrifice of birds, then he shall bring his offering from turtledoves or from young pigeons. 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar. Its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. 16 He shall remove its entrails with its feathers and throw it to the east side of the altar to the place of the ashes. 17 And he shall split it open by its wings, but not tear it in two. The priest shall burn it on the altar on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt sacrifice, a food offering made by fire, which is a pleasing aroma for the Lord.
- Leviticus 1:4 To appease wrath, remove sin, and reconcile with God.