Laws for Burnt Offerings

Leviticus 1

1 Now the LORD a called to Moses, and spoke to him b from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: c '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 d without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD. 4 e 'Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be f accepted on his behalf g to make atonement for him. 5 'He shall kill the h bull before the LORD; i and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood j and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 6 'And he shall k skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7 'The sons of Aaron the priest shall put l fire on the altar, and m lay the wood in order on the fire. 8 'Then 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; 9 'but 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 n sweet 1 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 o without blemish. 11 p 'He 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. 12 'And 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; 13 'but 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 q offering 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 r turtledoves or young pigeons. 15 'The priest shall bring it to the altar, 2 wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar. 16 'And he shall remove its crop with its feathers and cast it s beside the altar on the east side, into the place for ashes. 17 'Then he shall split it at its wings, but t shall not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. u It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a 3 sweet aroma to the LORD.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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