The Laws of the Offerings
Leviticus 6:8 – 7:38
Leviticus 6:8 – 7:38
- The Law of the Burnt Offering (6:8-13)
- The Law of the Meat Offering (6:14-18)
- The Law of the Consecrations (6:19-23)
- The Law of the Sin and Trespass Offerings (6:24 – 7:7)
- The Portion of the Priests (7:8-10)
- The Law of the Peace Offering – Part I (7:11-21)
- The Significance of Fat (7:22-25)
- The Significance of Blood (7:26-27)
- The Law of the Peace Offering – Part II (7:28-36)
- Conclusion (7:37-38)
The Law of the Burnt Offering (6:8-13)
8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt-offering; this, the burnt-offering, shall be on the hearth on the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. 10 And the priest shall put on his linen raiment, and his linen breeches shall he put on his flesh, and take up the ashes to which the fire hath consumed the burnt-offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. 11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place. 12 And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning on it: it shall not be put out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt-offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace-offerings. 13 A continual fire shall be kept burning on the altar: it shall never go out.
The Law of the Meat Offering (6:14-18)
14 And this is the law of the oblation: one of the sons of Aaron shall present it before Jehovah, before the altar. 15 And he shall take of it his handful of the fine flour of the oblation, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is on the meat-offering, and shall burn it on the altar: it is a sweet odour of the memorial thereof to Jehovah. 16 And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: unleavened shall it be eaten in a holy place; in the court of the tent of meeting shall they eat it. 17 It shall not be baken with leaven. As their portion have I given it unto them of my offerings by fire: it is most holy; as the sin-offering, and as the trespass-offering. 18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It is an everlasting statute in your generations, their portion of Jehovah’s offerings by fire: whatever toucheth these shall be holy.
The Law of the Consecrations (6:19-23)
19 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall present to Jehovah on the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour as a continual oblation, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night. 21 It shall be prepared in the pan with oil: saturated with oil shalt thou bring it: baken pieces of the oblation shalt thou present for a sweet odour to Jehovah. 22 And the priest who is anointed of his sons in his stead shall prepare it: it is an everlasting statute; it shall be wholly burned to Jehovah. 23 And every oblation of the priest shall be wholly burned; it shall not be eaten.
The Law of the Sin and Trespass Offerings (6:24 – 7:7)
24 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin-offering. At the place where the burnt-offering is slaughtered shall the sin-offering be slaughtered before Jehovah: it is most holy. 26 The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. 27 Everything that toucheth the flesh thereof shall be holy; and if there be splashed of the blood thereof on a garment — that whereon it is sprinkled shalt thou wash in a holy place. 28 And the earthen vessel wherein it hath been sodden shall be broken; and if it have been sodden in a copper pot, it shall be both scoured and rinsed with water. 29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy. 30 And no sin-offering whereof blood hath been brought to the tent of meeting, to make atonement in the sanctuary, shall be eaten: it shall be burned with fire.
1 And this is the law of the trespass-offering — it is most holy: 2 in the place where they slaughter the burnt-offering shall they slaughter the trespass-offering; and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle on the altar round about. 3 And he shall present of it all the fat thereof; the fat tail and the fat that covereth the inwards, 4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the net above the liver, which he shall take away as far as the kidneys. 5 And the priest shall burn them on the altar, an offering by fire to Jehovah: it is a trespass-offering. 6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof; in a holy place shall it be eaten: it is most holy. 7 As the sin-offering, so is the trespass-offering; there shall be one law for them: it shall be the priest’s who maketh atonement therewith.
The Portion of the Priests (7:8-10)
8 And as to the priest that presenteth any man’s burnt-offering, the skin of the burnt-offering which he hath presented shall be the priest’s for himself. 9 And every oblation that is baken in the oven, and all that is prepared in the cauldron and in the pan, shall be the priest’s who offereth it; to him it shall belong. 10 And every oblation, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as the other.
The Law of the Peace Offering – Part I (7:11-21)
11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace-offering, which a man shall present to Jehovah. 12 If he present it for a thanksgiving, then he shall present with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and fine flour saturated with oil, cakes mingled with oil. 13 Besides the cakes, he shall present his offering of leavened bread with the sacrifice of his peace-offering of thanksgiving. 14 And of it he shall present one out of the whole offering as a heave-offering to Jehovah; to the priest that sprinkleth the blood of the peace-offering, to him it shall belong. 15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering of thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is presented; he shall not let any of it remain until the morning. 16 And if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or voluntary, it shall be eaten the same day that he presented his sacrifice; on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten; 17 and the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire. 18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, it shall not be reckoned to him that hath presented it; it shall be an unclean thing, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity. 19 And the flesh that toucheth anything unclean shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. And as to the flesh, all that are clean may eat the flesh. 20 But the soul that eateth the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offering which is for Jehovah, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples. 21 And if any one touch anything unclean, the uncleanness of man, or unclean beast, or any unclean abomination, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offering, which is for Jehovah, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples.
The Significance of Fat (7:22-25)
22 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 23 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, No fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat shall ye eat. 24 But the fat of a dead carcase, and the fat of that which is torn, may be used in any other use; but ye shall in no wise eat it. 25 For whoever eateth the fat of the beast of which men present an offering by fire to Jehovah, the soul that hath eaten shall be cut off from his peoples.
The Significance of Blood (7:26-27)
26 And no blood shall ye eat in any of your dwellings, whether it be of fowl or of cattle. 27 Whatever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples.
The Law of the Peace Offering – Part II (7:28-36)
28 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that presenteth the sacrifice of his peace-offering to Jehovah shall bring his offering to Jehovah of the sacrifice of his peace-offering. 30 His own hands shall bring Jehovah’s offerings by fire, the fat with the breast shall he bring: the breast, that it may be waved as a wave-offering before Jehovah. 31 And the priest shall burn the fat on the altar; and the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’. 32 And the right shoulder of the sacrifices of your peace-offerings shall ye give as a heave-offering unto the priest. 33 He of the sons of Aaron that presenteth the blood of the peace-offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part. 34 For the breast of the wave-offering, and the shoulder of the heave-offering, have I taken of the children of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons from the children of Israel by an everlasting statute. 35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron and of the anointing of his sons, from Jehovah’s offerings by fire, in the day when he presented them to serve Jehovah as priests, 36 which Jehovah commanded to be given them by the children of Israel in the day that he anointed them: it is an everlasting statute, throughout their generations.
37 This is the law of the burnt-offering, of the oblation, and of the sin-offering, and of the trespass-offering, and of the consecration-offering, and of the sacrifice of peace-offering, 38 which Jehovah commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to present their offerings to Jehovah, in the wilderness of Sinai.