The Grain Offering

“‘When anyone brings a grain offering(A) to the Lord, their offering is to be of the finest flour.(B) They are to pour olive oil(C) on it,(D) put incense on it(E) and take it to Aaron’s sons the priests. The priest shall take a handful of the flour(F) and oil, together with all the incense,(G) and burn this as a memorial[a] portion(H) on the altar, a food offering,(I) an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(J) The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons;(K) it is a most holy(L) part of the food offerings presented to the Lord.

“‘If you bring a grain offering baked in an oven,(M) it is to consist of the finest flour: either thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in or thin loaves(N) made without yeast and brushed with olive oil.(O) If your grain offering is prepared on a griddle,(P) it is to be made of the finest flour mixed with oil, and without yeast. Crumble it and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering. If your grain offering is cooked in a pan,(Q) it is to be made of the finest flour and some olive oil. Bring the grain offering made of these things to the Lord; present it to the priest, who shall take it to the altar. He shall take out the memorial portion(R) from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(S) 10 The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons;(T) it is a most holy part of the food offerings presented to the Lord.(U)

11 “‘Every grain offering you bring to the Lord must be made without yeast,(V) for you are not to burn any yeast or honey in a food offering presented to the Lord. 12 You may bring them to the Lord as an offering of the firstfruits,(W) but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma. 13 Season all your grain offerings with salt.(X) Do not leave the salt of the covenant(Y) of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings.

14 “‘If you bring a grain offering of firstfruits(Z) to the Lord, offer crushed heads of new grain roasted in the fire. 15 Put oil and incense(AA) on it; it is a grain offering. 16 The priest shall burn the memorial portion(AB) of the crushed grain and the oil, together with all the incense,(AC) as a food offering presented to the Lord.(AD)

The Fellowship Offering

“‘If your offering is a fellowship offering,(AE) and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the Lord an animal without defect.(AF) You are to lay your hand on the head(AG) of your offering and slaughter it(AH) at the entrance to the tent of meeting.(AI) Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash(AJ) the blood against the sides(AK) of the altar.(AL) From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the Lord: the internal organs(AM) and all the fat(AN) that is connected to them, both kidneys(AO) with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys. Then Aaron’s sons(AP) are to burn it on the altar(AQ) on top of the burnt offering(AR) that is lying on the burning wood;(AS) it is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(AT)

“‘If you offer an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering(AU) to the Lord, you are to offer a male or female without defect. If you offer a lamb,(AV) you are to present it before the Lord,(AW) lay your hand on its head and slaughter it(AX) in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar. From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering(AY) to the Lord: its fat, the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone, the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them, 10 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys. 11 The priest shall burn them on the altar(AZ) as a food offering(BA) presented to the Lord.(BB)

12 “‘If your offering is a goat,(BC) you are to present it before the Lord, 13 lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash(BD) its blood against the sides of the altar.(BE) 14 From what you offer you are to present this food offering to the Lord: the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them, 15 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys.(BF) 16 The priest shall burn them on the altar(BG) as a food offering,(BH) a pleasing aroma.(BI) All the fat(BJ) is the Lord’s.(BK)

17 “‘This is a lasting ordinance(BL) for the generations to come,(BM) wherever you live:(BN) You must not eat any fat or any blood.(BO)’”

Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 2:2 Or representative; also in verses 9 and 16

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