The grain offering
1When anyone presents a grain offering to the Lord, the offering must be of choice flour. They must pour oil on it and put frankincense on it, 2then bring it to Aaron’s sons, the priests. A priest will take a handful of its choice flour and oil, along with all of its frankincense, and will completely burn this token portion on the altar as a food gift of soothing smell to the Lord. 3The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons as a most holy portion from the Lord’s food gifts.
4When you present a grain offering baked in an oven, it must be of choice flour: unleavened flatbread mixed with oil or unleavened wafers spread with oil. 5If your offering is grain prepared on a griddle, it must be of choice flour mixed with oil and it must be unleavened. 6Crumble it into pieces and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering. 7If your offering is grain prepared in a pan, it must be made of choice flour with oil. 8You will bring the grain offering made in one of these ways to the Lord, presenting it to the priest, who will then bring it to the altar. 9The priest will remove from the grain offering the token portion and completely burn it on the altar as a food gift of soothing smell to the Lord. 10The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons as a most holy portion from the Lord’s food gifts.
11No grain offering that you give to the Lord can be made with yeast. You must not completely burn any yeast or honey as a food gift for the Lord. 12You can present those as first-choice offerings to the Lord, but they must not be entirely burned up on the altar as a soothing smell.
13You must season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not omit the salt of your God’s covenant from your grain offering. You must offer salt with all your offerings.
14If you present a grain offering to the Lord from the first produce, you must make such an offering from the crushed heads of newly ripe grain, roasted with fire. 15You must put oil and frankincense on it; it is a grain offering. 16The priest will completely burn the token portion—some of the crushed new grain and oil along with all of the frankincense—as a food gift for the Lord.
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