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Sacrifices to ask the Lord's blessing
The Lord said:
1When you offer sacrifices to ask my blessing,#3.1 sacrifices to ask my blessing: These sacrifices have traditionally been called “peace offerings” or “offerings of well-being”. A main purpose was to ask for the Lord's blessing, and so in the CEV they are sometimes called “sacrifices to ask the Lord's blessing”. you may offer either a bull or a cow, but there must be nothing wrong with the animal. 2Lead it to the entrance of the sacred tent, lay your hand on its head, and have it killed there. A priest from Aaron's family will splatter its blood against the four sides of the altar.
3Offer all the fat on the animal's insides, 4as well as the lower part of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat. 5Some of the priests will lay these pieces on the altar and send them up in smoke with a smell that pleases me, together with the sacrifice that is offered to please me.#3.5 sacrifice … to please me: See the note at 1.1–3.
6Instead of a bull or a cow, you may offer any sheep or goat that has nothing wrong with it. 7If you offer a sheep, you must present it to me at the entrance to the sacred tent. 8Lay your hand on its head and have it killed there. A priest will then splatter its blood against the four sides of the altar.
9Offer the fat on the tail, the tailbone, and the insides, 10as well as the lower part of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat. 11One of the priests will lay these pieces on the altar and send them up in smoke as a food offering for me.
12If you offer a goat, you must also present it to me 13at the entrance to the sacred tent. Lay your hand on its head and have it killed there. A priest will then splatter its blood against the four sides of the altar.
14Offer all the fat on the animal's insides, 15as well as the lower part of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat. 16One of the priests will put these pieces on the altar and send them up in smoke as a food offering with a smell that pleases me.
All fat belongs to me. 17So you and your descendants must never eat any fat or any blood, not even in the privacy of your own homes.#3.17 not even … homes: Or “no matter where you live”. This law will never change.
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