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Laws for Fellowship Offerings
1“ ‘Now if#Or “And if” his offering is a sacrifice of fellowship offering, if he brings it from the cattle,#Or “the herd” whether male or female, he must bring it without defect before Yahweh. 2He#Or “And he” must lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance of the tent of assembly, and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood on the altar all around. 3He shall present#Or “And he shall present” from the sacrifice of the fellowship offering an offering made by fire for Yahweh consisting of#The Hebrew accusative implies this transition the fat covering the inner parts#Or “entrails” and all the fat that is on the inner parts,#Or “entrails” 4the two kidneys,#Or “and the two kidneys” and the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. 5Aaron’s sons shall turn it to smoke on the altar in addition to the burnt offering that is on the wood, which is on the fire; it is an offering made by fire as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.
6“ ‘But if his offering for a sacrifice of fellowship offering for Yahweh is from the flock,#The Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals) he must bring a male or a female without defect. 7If he brings a sheep as his offering, then#Or “and” he shall present it before Yahweh, 8and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and he shall slaughter it before the tent of assembly, and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle its blood on the altar all around. 9He shall present#Or “And he shall present” from the sacrifice of the fellowship offering an offering made by fire for Yahweh: he must remove its fat, the entire fat tail near the tailbone, and the fat covering the inner parts#Or “entrails” and all the fat that is on the inner parts,#Or “entrails” 10the two kidneys,#Or “and the two kidneys” and the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. 11The priest#Or “And the priest” shall turn it into smoke on the altar as a food offering made by fire for Yahweh.
12“ ‘And#Or “But” if his offering is a goat, then#Or “and” he shall bring it before Yahweh, 13and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and he shall slaughter it before the tent of assembly, and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle its blood on the altar all around. 14He shall present#Or “And he shall present” his offering from it as an offering made by fire for Yahweh: the fat covering the inner parts#Or “entrails” and all the fat that is on the inner parts,#Or “entrails” 15the two kidneys,#Or “and the two kidneys” and the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. 16The priest#Or “And the priest” shall turn them into smoke on the altar as a food offering;#Compare v. 11 all the fat is an offering made by fire as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. 17This is#Understood by context a lasting statute for your generations in all your dwellings: you must not eat any fat or any blood.’ ”
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