Leviticus 1


The Burnt Offering

1Then the Lord summoned Moses a and spoke to him from the tent of meeting: b 2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any of you brings an offering to the Lord from the livestock, you
Or Lord, from the livestock you
may bring your offering from the herd or the flock.

3 “If his gift is a
burnt offering(s): Or holocaust, an offering completely burned to ashes; it was used in connection with worship, seeking God's favor, expiating sin, or averting judgment.
burnt offering e from the herd, he is to bring an unblemished male. f He must bring it to the entrance to the tent of meeting so that he
Or it
may be accepted by the Lord. h
4He is to lay his hand on i the head of the burnt offering so it can be accepted j on his behalf to make
atone/ atonement: A theological term for God's provision to deal with human sin. In the OT, it primarily means purification. In some contexts forgiveness, pardon, expiation, propitiation, or reconciliation is included. The basis of atonement is substitutionary sacrifice offered in faith. The OT sacrifices were types and shadows of the great and final sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
atonement for him. l
5He is to slaughter the bull before the Lord; Aaron’s sons the priests m are to present the blood n and sprinkle it o on all sides of the altar that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 6Then he must skin the burnt offering p and cut it into pieces.
Lit its pieces
7The sons of Aaron the priest will prepare a fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. 8 Aaron’s sons the priests are to arrange the pieces, the head, and the suet r on top of the burning wood on the altar. 9The offerer must wash its entrails s and shanks t with water. Then the priest will burn all of it on the altar as a burnt offering, a fire offering u of a pleasing aroma v to the Lord.

10“But if his gift for a burnt offering is from the flock, from sheep or goats, w he is to present an unblemished male. 11He will slaughter it on the north side of the altar before the Lord. Aaron’s sons the priests will sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides. 12He will cut the animal into pieces
Lit its pieces
with its head and its suet, and the priest will arrange them on top of the burning wood on the altar.
13But he is to wash the entrails and shanks with water. The priest will then present all of it and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt offering, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

14 “If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, y he is to present his offering from the turtledoves z or young pigeons.
Or or pigeons
15Then the priest must bring it to the altar, and must twist off its head and burn it on the altar; its blood should be drained at the side of the altar. 16He will remove its digestive tract,
Or its crop, or its crissum
cutting off the tail feathers, and throw it on the east side of the altar at the place for ashes. ad
17He will tear it open by its wings without dividing the bird. ae Then the priest is to burn it on the altar on top of the burning wood. It is a burnt offering, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
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