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Rules for Friendship Offerings
1" 'Suppose someone brings a friendship offering. If he offers an animal from the herd, it can be either male or female. It must not have any flaws. He must offer it in the sight of the Lord.
2" 'The man must place his hand on the animal's head. It must be killed at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then the priests who are in Aaron's family line must sprinkle the blood against every side of the altar.
3" 'Part of the friendship offering must be given to the Lord as an offering that is made with fire. It must include all of the fat that covers the inside parts or is connected to them. 4It must include both kidneys with the fat on them next to the lower back muscles. It must also include the covering of the liver. All of it must be removed together with the kidneys.
5" 'Then the priests who are in Aaron's family line must burn it on the altar. They must burn it on top of the burnt offering on the burning wood.
" 'It is an offering that is made with fire. It gives a smell that is pleasant to the Lord.
6" 'If a man brings an animal from the flock as a friendship offering to the Lord, it can be either male or female. It must not have any flaws. 7If he brings a lamb, he must offer it in the sight of the Lord. 8The man must place his hand on the lamb's head. It must be killed there in front of the Tent of Meeting. Then the priests who are in Aaron's family line must sprinkle its blood against every side of the altar. 9Part of the offering must be brought as a sacrifice that is made to the Lord with fire. It must include the lamb's fat and the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone. It must include all of the fat that covers the inside parts or is connected to them. 10It must include both kidneys with the fat on them next to the lower back muscles. It must also include the covering of the liver. All of it must be removed together with the kidneys.
11" 'Then the priest must burn it on the altar as food. It is an offering that is made to the Lord with fire.
12" 'If a man brings a goat, he must offer it in the sight of the Lord. 13The man must place his hand on its head. It must be killed there in front of the Tent of Meeting. Then the priests who are in Aaron's family line must sprinkle its blood against every side of the altar.
14" 'Part of the offering must be brought as an offering that is made to the Lord with fire. It must include all of the fat that covers the inside parts or is connected to them. 15It must include both kidneys with the fat on them next to the lower back muscles. It must also include the covering of the liver. All of it must be removed together with the kidneys.
16" 'Then the priest must burn it on the altar as food. It is an offering that is made with fire. It has a pleasant smell. All of the fat belongs to the Lord.
17" 'You must not eat any fat or any blood. That is a law that will last for all time to come. It applies no matter where you live.' "
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