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Parashah 24: Vayikra (He called) 1:1–5:26(6:7)

Adonai called to Moshe and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, “Speak to the people of Isra’el; say to them, ‘When any of you brings an offering to Adonai, you may bring your animal offering either from the herd or from the flock. If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he must offer a male without defect. He is to bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, so that it can be accepted by Adonai. He is to lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. He is to slaughter the young bull before Adonai ; and the sons of Aharon, the cohanim, are to present the blood. They are to splash the blood against all sides of the altar, which is by the entrance to the tent of meeting. He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it in pieces. The descendants of Aharon the cohen are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. The sons of Aharon, the cohanim, are to arrange the pieces, the head and the fat on the wood which is on the fire on the altar. He is to wash the entrails and lower parts of the legs with water, and the cohen is to cause all of it to go up in smoke on the altar as a burnt offering; it is an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai.

10 “‘If his offering is from the flock, whether from the sheep or from the goats, for a burnt offering, he must offer a male without defect. 11 He is to slaughter it on the north side of the altar before Adonai; and the sons of Aharon, the cohanim, are to splash its blood against all sides of the altar. 12 He is to cut it into pieces, and the cohen is to arrange them with the head and fat on the wood which is on the fire on the altar. 13 He is to wash the entrails and lower parts of the legs with water; and the cohen is to offer it all and make it go up in smoke on the altar as a burnt offering; it is an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai.

(ii) 14 “‘If his offering to Adonai is a burnt offering of birds, he must offer a dove or a young pigeon. 15 The cohen is to bring it to the altar, snap off its head and make it go up in smoke on the altar; its blood is to be drained out on the side of the altar. 16 He is to remove the food pouch and its feathers from its neck and discard it on the pile of ashes just east of the altar. 17 He is to pull it open with a wing on each side, but without tearing it in half. The cohen is to make it go up in smoke on the altar, on the wood which is on the fire, as a burnt offering; it is an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai.

“‘Anyone who brings a grain offering to Adonai is to make his offering of fine flour; he is to pour olive oil on it and put frankincense on it. He is to bring it to the sons of Aharon, the cohanim. The cohen is to take a handful of fine flour from it, together with its olive oil and all its frankincense, and make this reminder portion go up in smoke on the altar as an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai. But the rest of the grain offering will belong to Aharon and his sons; it is an especially holy part of the offerings for Adonai made by fire.

“‘When you bring a grain offering which has been baked in the oven, it is to consist of either unleavened cakes made of fine flour mixed with olive oil or matzah spread with olive oil. If your offering is a grain offering cooked on a griddle, it is to consist of unleavened fine flour mixed with olive oil; you are to break it in pieces and pour olive oil on it — it is a grain offering. (iii) If your offering is a grain offering cooked in a pot, it is to consist of fine flour with olive oil.

“‘You are to bring the grain offering prepared in any of these ways to Adonai ; it is to be presented to the cohen, and he is to bring it to the altar. The cohen is to remove the reminder portion of the grain offering and make it go up in smoke on the altar as an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai. 10 But the rest of the grain offering will belong to Aharon and his sons; it is an especially holy part of the offerings for Adonai made by fire.

11 “‘No grain offering that you bring to Adonai is to be made with leaven, because you are not to cause any leaven or honey to go up in smoke as an offering made by fire to Adonai. 12 As an offering of firstfruits you may bring these to Adonai, but they are not to be brought up onto the altar to make a fragrant aroma. 13 You are to season every grain offering of yours with salt — do not omit from your grain offering the salt of the covenant with your God, but offer salt with all your offerings.

14 “‘If you bring a grain offering of firstfruits to Adonai, you are to bring as the grain offering from your firstfruits kernels of grain from fresh ears, dry-roasted with fire. 15 Put olive oil on it, and lay frankincense on it; it is a grain offering. 16 The cohen is to cause the reminder portion of it, its grits and olive oil, with all its frankincense, to go up in smoke; it is an offering made by fire for Adonai.

(iv) “‘If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, then, if he offers before Adonai an animal from the herd, then, no matter whether it is male or female, it must be without defect. He is to lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the tent of meeting; and the sons of Aharon, the cohanim, are to splash the blood against all sides of the altar. He is to present the sacrifice of the peace offerings as an offering made by fire to Adonai; it is to consist of the fat covering the inner organs, all the fat above the inner organs, the two kidneys, the fat on them near the flanks, and the covering of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys. Aharon’s sons will make it go up in smoke on the altar on top of the burnt offering which is on the wood on the fire; it is an offering made by fire, a fragrant aroma for Adonai.

“‘If his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to Adonai is from the flock, then, when he offers it, no matter whether it is male or female, it must be without defect. If he brings a lamb for his offering, then he is to present it before Adonai. He is to lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and the sons of Aharon are to splash its blood against all sides of the altar. From the sacrifices made as peace offerings, he is to present Adonai with an offering made by fire; it is to consist of its fat, the entire fat tail, which he will remove close to the lower backbone, the fat covering the inner organs, all the fat above the inner organs, 10 the two kidneys, the fat on them near the flanks, and the covering of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys. 11 The cohen will make it go up in smoke on the altar; it is food, an offering made by fire to Adonai.

12 “‘If his offering is a goat, then he is to present it before Adonai. 13 He is to lay his hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting, and the sons of Aharon are to splash its blood against all sides of the altar. 14 He is to present from it his offering, an offering made by fire to Adonai ; it is to consist of the fat covering the inner organs, all the fat above the inner organs, 15 the two kidneys, the fat on them near the flanks, and the covering of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys. 16 The cohen will make them go up in smoke on the altar; it is food, an offering made by fire to be a fragrant aroma; all the fat belongs to Adonai. 17 It is to be a permanent regulation through all your generations wherever you live that you will eat neither fat nor blood.’”

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Vayikra 1-3Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

And Hashem spoke unto Moshe, and spoke unto him out of the Ohel Mo’ed (Tent of Meeting, i.e., Tabernacle) saying,

Speak unto the Bnei Yisroel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring a korban unto Hashem, ye shall bring your korban of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

If his korban be an olah (burnt sacrifice) of the herd, let him offer a zachar tamim (male without blemish); he shall offer it that he may be accepted at the entrance of the Ohel Mo’ed before Hashem.

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the olah (burnt offering); and it shall be accepted for him to make kapparah for him.

And he shall slaughter (shachat) the young bull before Hashem; and the kohanim, Aharon’s banim, shall bring the dahm, and sprinkle the dahm around upon the Mizbe’ach that is by the entrance of the Ohel Mo’ed.

And he shall skin the olah, and cut it into pieces.

And the Bnei Aharon the kohen shall put eish upon the Mizbe’ach, and lay the wood in order upon the eish;

And the kohanim, Aharon’s banim, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the eish which is upon the Mizbe’ach:

But his innards and his legs shall he wash in mayim; and the kohen shall burn the whole on the Mizbe’ach, to be an olah, an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach (sweet savour) unto Hashem.

10 And if his korban be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for an olah (burnt offering); he shall bring it a zachar tamim (male without blemish).

11 And he shall slaughter (shachat) it on the side of the Mizbe’ach northward before Hashem: and the kohanim, Aharon’s banim, shall sprinkle his dahm around upon the Mizbe’ach.

12 And he shall cut it into pieces, with his head and his fat; and the kohen shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the eish which is upon the Mizbe’ach:

13 But he shall wash the innards and the legs with mayim; and the kohen shall bring the whole, and burn it upon the Mizbe’ach: it is an olah, an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach (sweet savour) unto Hashem.

14 And if the olah for his korban to Hashem be of fowls, then he shall bring his korban of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

15 And the kohen shall bring it unto the Mizbe’ach, and wring off his head, and burn it on the Mizbe’ach; and the dahm thereof shall be pressed out at the side of the Mizbe’ach:

16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the Mizbe’ach on the east side, by the place of the ashes:

17 And he shall tear it open with the wings thereof, but shall not tear it in half; and the kohen shall burn it upon the Mizbe’ach, upon the wood that is upon the eish; it is an olah, an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach (sweet savour) unto Hashem.

And when a nefesh will offer a korban minchah unto Hashem, his korban shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour shemen upon it, and put incense thereon;

And he shall bring it to the Bnei Aharon the kohanim; and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the shemen thereof, with all the incense thereof; and the kohen shall burn the memorial portion of it upon the Mizbe’ach, to be an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach unto Hashem;

And the remnant of the minchah shall belong to Aharon and his Banim; it is a kodesh kodashim of the offerings of Hashem made by eish.

And if thou bring a korban minchah baked in an oven, it shall be matzot cakes of fine flour mixed with shemen, or matzot wafers anointed with shemen.

And if thy korban minchah be on a pan, it shall be of fine flour matzot, mixed with shemen.

Thou shalt break it in pieces, and pour shemen thereon; it is a minchah.

And if thy korban minchah be in a deep pan, it shall be made of fine flour with shemen.

And thou shalt bring the minchah that is made of these things unto Hashem; and when it is presented unto the kohen, he shall bring it unto the Mizbe’ach.

And the kohen shall take from the minchah a memorial portion thereof, and shall burn it upon the Mizbe’ach; it is an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach unto Hashem.

10 And that which is left of the minchah shall belong to Aharon and his Banim; it is a kodesh kodashim of the offerings of Hashem made by eish.

11 No minchah, which ye shall bring unto Hashem, shall be made with chametz; for ye shall burn no se’or, nor any devash, in any offering of Hashem made by eish.

12 As for the korban reshit (firstfruit offering), ye shall offer them unto Hashem; but they shall not be burned on the Mizbe’ach for a re’ach nicho’ach.

13 And every korban of thy minchah shalt thou season with melach; neither shalt thou suffer the melach Brit Eloheicha to be lacking from thy minchah; with every minchah of thine thou shalt offer melach.

14 And if thou offer a minchah of thy bikkurim unto Hashem, thou shalt offer for the minchah of thy bikkurim ripe ears of grain roasted by the eish, even meal ground from new grain.

15 And thou shalt put shemen upon it, and lay incense thereon; it is a minchah.

16 And the kohen shall burn the memorial portion of it, part of the ground grain thereof, and part of the shemen thereof, with all the incense thereof; it is an offering made by eish unto Hashem.

And if his korban be a zevach of shelamim, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a zachar or nekevah, he shall offer it tamim (without blemish) before Hashem.

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his korban, and slaughter (shachat) it at the entrance of the Ohel Mo’ed; and Aharon’s Banim the kohanim shall sprinkle the dahm upon the Mizbe’ach around.

And he shall offer of the zevach of the shelamim an offering made by eish unto Hashem; the chelev (fat) that covereth the innards, and all the chelev (fat) that is upon the innards,

And the two kidneys, and the chelev (fat) that is around them, which is by the loins, and the diaphragm with the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he remove.

And Aharon’s Banim shall burn it on the Mizbe’ach upon the olah which is upon the wood that is on the eish; it is an offering made by eish, of a re’ach nicho’ach unto Hashem.

And if his korban for a zevach shelamim unto Hashem be of the flock; zachar or nekevah, he shall offer it tamim (without blemish).

If he offer a kesev (lamb) for his korban, then shall he offer it before Hashem.

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his korban, and slaughter (shachat) it before the Ohel Mo’ed; and Aharon’s Banim shall sprinkle the dahm thereof around upon the Mizbe’ach.

And he shall offer of the zevach hashelamim an offering made by eish unto Hashem; the chelev thereof, and the whole fat tail, it shall he remove by the backbone; and the chelev that covereth the innards, and all the chelev that is upon the innards,

10 And the two kidneys, and the chelev (fat) that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the diaphragm with the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he remove.

11 And the kohen shall burn it upon the Mizbe’ach; it is the lechem of the offering made by eish unto Hashem.

12 And if his korban be a goat, then he shall offer it before Hashem.

13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and slaughter (shachat) it before the Ohel Mo’ed; and the Bnei Aharon shall sprinkle the dahm thereof upon the Mizbe’ach round about.

14 And he shall offer thereof his korban, even an offering made by eish unto Hashem; the chelev (fat) that covereth the innards, and all the chelev (fat) that is upon the innards,

15 And the two kidneys, and the chelev (fat) that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the diaphragm above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he remove.

16 And the kohen shall burn them upon the Mizbe’ach; it is the lechem of the offering made by eish for a re’ach nicho’ach; all the chelev (fat) is Hashem’s.

17 It shall be a chukkat olam for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither chelev (fat) nor dahm (blood).

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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