The Priestly Ministry Begins
1It came to pass on the #Ezek. 43:27eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. 2And he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a young #Ex. 29:21; Lev. 4:1–12bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. 3And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, #Lev. 4:23, 28; Ezra 6:17; 10:19‘Take a kid of the goats as a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering, 4also a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord, and #Lev. 2:4a grain offering mixed with oil; for #Ex. 29:43; Lev. 9:6, 23today the Lord will appear to you.’ ”
5So they brought what Moses commanded before the tabernacle of meeting. And all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord. 6Then Moses said, “This is the thing which the Lord commanded you to do, and the glory of the Lord will appear to you.” 7And Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar, #Lev. 4:3; 1 Sam. 3:14; (Heb. 5:3–5; 7:27)offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. #Lev. 4:16, 20; Heb. 5:1Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the Lord commanded.”
8Aaron therefore went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself. 9Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood, put it on the horns of the altar, and poured the blood at the base of the altar. 10#Ex. 23:18; Lev. 8:16But the fat, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe from the liver of the sin offering he burned on the altar, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 11#Lev. 4:11, 12; 8:17The flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp.
12And he killed the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, #Lev. 1:5; 8:19which he sprinkled all around on the altar. 13#Lev. 8:20Then they presented the burnt offering to him, with its pieces and head, and he burned them on the altar. 14#Lev. 8:21And he washed the entrails and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.
15#(Is. 53:10; Heb. 2:17; 5:3)Then he brought the people’s offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin, like the first one. 16And he brought the burnt offering and offered it #Lev. 1:1–13according to the prescribed manner. 17Then he brought the grain offering, took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar, #Ex. 29:38, 39besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.
18He also killed the bull and the ram as #Lev. 3:1–11sacrifices of peace offerings, which were for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar, 19and the fat from the bull and the ram—the fatty tail, what covers the entrails and the kidneys, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver; 20and they put the fat on the breasts. #Lev. 3:5, 16Then he burned the fat on the altar; 21but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved #Ex. 29:24, 26, 27; Lev. 7:30–34as a wave offering before the Lord, as Moses had commanded.
22Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, #Num. 6:22–26; Deut. 21:5; Luke 24:50blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and peace offerings. 23And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of meeting, and came out and blessed the people. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people, 24and #Gen. 4:4; Judg. 6:21; 2 Chr. 7:1; Ps. 20:3fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they #Ezra 3:11shouted and fell on their #1 Kin. 18:38, 39faces.