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Leviticus 6 Expanded Bible (EXB)

The Lord said to Moses, “A person might sin against the Lord ·by doing one of these sins [L and be unfaithful/disloyal]: He might lie about ·what happened to something he was taking care of for someone else [L a deposit], or ·he might lie about a promise he made [L a pledge]. He might steal something or cheat someone. He might find something that had been lost and then lie about it. He might make a promise before the Lord about something and not mean it, or he might do some other sin. If he does any of these things, he is guilty of sin. He must bring back whatever he stole or whatever he took by cheating. He must bring back the ·thing he took care of for someone else [deposit]. He must bring back what he found and lied about or what he made a false promise about. He must pay the full price plus an extra one-fifth of the value of what he took. He must give the money to the true owner on the day he brings his ·penalty [guilt; reparation] offering. He must bring his penalty to the priest—a male sheep from the flock, ·one that does not have anything wrong with it [unblemished] and that is worth the correct amount. It will be a ·penalty [guilt; reparation] offering to the Lord. Then the priest will ·perform the acts to remove that person’s sin so he will belong to the Lord, and the Lord will forgive him [make atonement for him and he will be forgiven] for the sins that made him guilty.”

The Whole Burnt Offering

The Lord said to Moses, “Give this command to Aaron and ·the priests [L his sons]: ‘These are the ·teachings [laws; instruction] about the whole burnt offering [1:1–17]: The burnt offering must stay on the [L hearth of the] altar all night until morning, and the altar’s fire must be kept burning. 10 The priest must put on his linen robe and linen underclothes next to his body. Then he will remove the ashes from the burnt offering on the altar and put them beside the altar. 11 Then he must take off those clothes and put on others and carry the ashes outside the camp to a special clean [C in a ritual sense] place. 12 But the fire must be kept burning on the altar; it must not be ·allowed to go out [extinguished]. The priest must put more firewood on the altar every morning, place the whole burnt offering on the fire, and ·burn [L turn into smoke] the fat of the ·fellowship [or peace; well-being] offerings [3:1]. 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar ·all the time [perpetually]; it must not ·go out [be extinguished].

The Grain Offering

14 “‘These are the ·teachings [laws; instructions] about the ·grain [L gift; tribute] offering [2:1]: The ·priests [L sons of Aaron] must bring it to the Lord in front of the altar. 15 The priest must take a handful of ·fine [choice] flour, with the oil and all of the ·incense [frankincense] on it, and ·burn the grain offering [L turn it into smoke] on the altar as a memorial offering to the Lord. Its smell is pleasing to him. 16 Aaron and ·the priests [L his sons] may eat what is left, but it must be eaten ·without yeast [unleavened] in a holy place. They must eat it in the courtyard of the Meeting Tent. 17 It must not be ·cooked [baked] with ·yeast [leaven]. I have given it as their ·share [portion] of the offerings made to me by fire; it is most holy, like the ·sin [or purification] offering [4:3] and the ·penalty [guilt; reparation] offering [5:14–6:7]. 18 Any male descendant of Aaron may eat it as his ·share of the offerings [perpetual due; decree] made to the Lord by fire, ·and this will continue from now on [L throughout your generations]. Whatever touches these offerings shall become holy.’”

19 The Lord said to Moses, 20 “This is the ·offering [gift] Aaron and ·the priests [L his sons] must bring to the Lord on the day they ·appoint Aaron as high priest [L anoint him]: They must bring ·two quarts [L one-tenth of an ephah] of ·fine [choice] flour for a ·continual [perpetual] ·grain [L gift; tribute] offering [2:1], half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 21 The ·fine [choice] flour must be mixed with oil and cooked on a griddle. Bring it when it is well ·mixed [or soaked]. Present the ·grain [L gift; tribute] offering [2:1] that is ·broken into pieces [or partly baked; or folded], and it will be a smell that is pleasing to the Lord. 22 One of the priests ·appointed [anointed] to take Aaron’s place as high priest must make the ·grain [L gift; tribute] offering [2:1]. It is a ·rule [statute; ordinance; regulation] forever that the ·grain [L gift; tribute] offering [2:1] must be completely burned to the Lord. 23 Every grain offering made by a priest must be completely ·burned [L turned into smoke]; it must not be eaten.”

The Sin Offering

24 The Lord said to Moses, 25 “Tell Aaron and ·the priests [L his sons]: ‘These are the ·teachings [laws; instructions] about the ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering: The ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering must be ·killed [slaughtered] in front of the Lord in the same place the whole burnt offering [ch. 1] is ·killed [slaughtered]; it is most holy. 26 The priest who offers the ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering must eat it in a holy place, in the courtyard of the Meeting Tent. 27 Whatever touches the meat of the ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering ·must be [or will become] ·holy [consecrated; set apart], and if the blood is ·sprinkled [spattered] on any clothes, you must wash them in a holy place. 28 The clay pot the meat is ·cooked [boiled] in must be broken, or if a bronze pot is used, it must be scrubbed and rinsed with water. 29 Any male in a priest’s family may eat the offering; it is most holy. 30 But if the blood of the ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering is taken into the Meeting Tent and used to ·remove sin [make atonement] in the Holy Place, that ·sin [or purification; 4:3] offering must be burned with fire. It must not be eaten.

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