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The Burnt Offering
1Now the Lord #Ex. 19:3; 25:22; Num. 7:89called to Moses, and spoke to him #Ex. 40:34from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, 2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: #Lev. 22:18, 19‘When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of the herd and of the flock.
3‘If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male #Ex. 12:5; Lev. 22:20–24; Deut. 15:21; Eph. 5:27; Heb. 9:14; 1 Pet. 1:19without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord. 4#Ex. 29:10, 15, 19; Lev. 3:2, 8, 13; 4:15Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be #(Rom. 12:1); Phil. 4:18accepted on his behalf #Lev. 4:20, 26, 31; 2 Chr. 29:23, 24to make atonement for him. 5He shall kill the #Mic. 6:6bull before the Lord; #2 Chr. 35:11and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood #Lev. 1:11; 3:2, 8, 13; (Heb. 12:24; 1 Pet. 1:2)and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 6And he shall #Lev. 7:8skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7The sons of Aaron the priest shall put #Lev. 6:8–13; Mal. 1:10fire on the altar, and #Gen. 22:9lay the wood in order on the fire. 8Then the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar; 9but he shall wash its entrails and its legs with water. And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a #Gen. 8:21; (Ezek. 20:28, 41; 2 Cor. 2:15)sweet aroma to the Lord.
10‘If his offering is of the flocks—of the sheep or of the goats—as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male #Ex. 12:5; Lev. 1:3; Ezek. 43:22; (1 Pet. 1:19)without blemish. 11#Ex. 24:6; 40:22; Lev. 1:5; Ezek. 8:5He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the Lord; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar. 12And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar; 13but he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water. Then the priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an #Num. 15:4–7; 28:12–14offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.
14‘And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to the Lord is of birds, then he shall bring his offering of #Gen. 15:9; Lev. 5:7, 11; 12:8; Luke 2:24turtledoves or young pigeons. 15The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar. 16And he shall remove its crop with its feathers and cast it #Lev. 6:10beside the altar on the east side, into the place for ashes. 17Then he shall split it at its wings, but #Gen. 15:10; Lev. 5:8shall not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. #Lev. 1:9, 13It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.