Leviticus 1

The Law of Burnt Offerings

Then a the  Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When any man of you brings an
Heb qorban
,
c offering to the  Lord, you shall bring your
Heb qorban
offering of animals from e the herd or the flock.
If his offering is a f burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male g without defect; he shall offer it h at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the  Lord. i He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make j atonement on his behalf. k He shall slay the
Or one of the herd; lit son of the herd
young bull before the  Lord; and Aaron’s sons the priests shall offer up m the blood and n sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
o He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. p The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, the head and the q suet over the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. ‘Its r entrails, however, and its legs he shall wash with water. And s the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of t a soothing aroma to the  Lord.

10 But if his offering is from the flock, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer it a u male without defect. 11 v He shall slay it on the side of the altar northward before the  Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. 12 He shall then cut it into its pieces with its head and its w suet, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. 13 The entrails, however, and the legs he shall wash with water. And x the priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the  Lord.

14 But if his offering to the  Lord is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the y turtledoves or from young pigeons. 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out z on the side of the altar. 16 He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the
Or fat ashes
,
ab ashes.
17 Then he shall tear it by its wings, but ac shall not sever it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; ad it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the  Lord.
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