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Leviticus 7 (Lexham English Bible)

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Additional Laws for Guilt Offerings

1 " 'And this [is] the regulation of the guilt offering; it [is] {a most holy thing}.a 2 In the place where they slaughter the burnt offering,b they must slaughter the guilt offering,c and hed must sprinkle its blood upon the altar all around. 3 And he must present all of its fat:e the fat tail and the fat that covers the inner parts,f 4 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. 5 And the priest shall turn it into smoke it on the altar [as] a food offering made by fire for Yahweh; it [is] a guilt offering. 6 Every male among the priests may eat it; it must be eaten in a holy place; it [is] {a most holy thing}.g 7 [The] instruction [is] {the same for the guilt offering as for the sin offering};h {it belongs to}i the priest, who makes atonement with it.

Portions for the Priests

8 " 'Andj the priest who presents {a person's}k burnt offering, to thatl priest {belongs}m the skin of the burnt offering that he presented. 9 And every grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is prepared in an cooking pan oro on a flat baking pan {belongs to}p the priest who presented it. 10 And every grain offering, [whether] mixed with oil or dry, shall be for all of Aaron's sons {equally}.q

Additional Laws for Fellowship Offerings

11 " 'And this [is] the regulation of the fellowship offerings that he must present to Yahweh: 12 If he presents it for thanksgiving, in addition to the thanksgiving sacrifice he shall present ring-shaped unleavened bread mixed with oil and unleavened bread wafers smeared with oil and well-mixed ring-shaped bread cakes of finely milled flour mixed with oil. 13 In addition to ring-shaped cakes of bread [with] yeast, he must present his [grain]r offering together withs his sacrifice of thanksgiving peace offerings. 14 And he shall present one of each kind of [grain]t offering [as] a contribution for Yahweh; {it belongs to}u the priest who sprinkles the fellowship offerings' blood. 15 And the meat of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving fellowship offerings must be eaten on the day of his offering; he must not leave it until morning. 16 " 'Butv if his sacrifice [is] [for] a vow or [as] a freewill offering, it must be eaten on the day of his presenting his sacrifice, and on the next day the remainderw from it may be eaten, 17 butx the remainder from the sacrifice's meat must be burned up in the fire on the third day. 18 And if indeed some of the meat of his fellowship offerings' sacrifice is eaten on the third day, it will not be accepted; it will not be considered [of benefit] for the one who presented it--it shall be unclean [meat], and the persony who eats it shall bear his guilt. 19 And the meat that touches anything unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned with fire, and as for the [clean]z meat, anyone who is clean may eat the meat. 20 And the personaa who eats meat from the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, which [is] for Yahweh, and whose uncleanness [is] upon him--that personbb shall be cut off from his people. 21 And when a personcc touches anything unclean, [whether] human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean detestable thing, and he eats from the meat of the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, which [is] for Yahweh, thendd that personee shall be cut off from his people.'"

Instructions for the People

22 Thenff Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 23 "Speak to the {Israelites},gg saying, 'Youhh must not eat any fat of ox, orii sheep, orjj goat; 24 and a dead body's fat orkk mangled carcass's fat may be used for any {purpose},ll butmm younn certainly must not eat it. 25 When anyone eats fat from the domestic animal from which he presented an offering made by fire for Yahweh, thenoo that personpp who ate shall be cut off from his people. 26 And in any of yourqq dwellings, you must not eat any blood {belonging to}rr birdsss ortt domestic animals.uu 27 Any personvv who eats any blood, that personww shall be cut off from his people.'"

Portions of Fellowship Offerings for Priests

28 Thenxx Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 29 "Speak to the {Israelites},yy saying, 'The one who presents his fellowship offerings' sacrifice for Yahweh shall bring his offering to Yahweh from his fellowship offerings' sacrifice. 30 His [own] hands must bring Yahweh's offerings made by fire. He must bring the fat in addition to the breast section to wave the breast section [as] a wave offering before Yahweh, 31 and the priest shall turn the fat into smoke on the altar, and the breast section shall be for Aaron and hiszz sons. 32 And the right upper thigh you52 must give [as] a contribution for the priest from your53 fellowship offerings' sacrifice. 33 [As for] the one from Aaron's sons who presents the blood of the fellowship offerings and the fat, the right upper thigh {shall belong to him}54 [as] his share, 34 because I have taken the wave offering's breast section and the contribution [offering's] upper thigh from the {Israelites}55 out of their fellowship offerings' sacrifices, and I have given them to Aaron the priest and his56 sons from the {Israelites}57 [as] a lasting rule.'" 35 This [is] Aaron's allotted portion and his sons' allotted portion from Yahweh's offerings made by fire {when}58 he brought them forward to serve as priests for Yahweh. 36 This is what Yahweh commanded to give them from the {Israelites}59 on the day of his anointing them; [it is] a lasting statute for their generations.

Concluding Summary Concerning the Offerings

37 This [is] the regulation for the burnt offering, for the grain offering and for the sin offering and for the guilt offering and for the consecration [offering] and for the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, 38 which Yahweh commanded Moses on {Mount Sinai}60 on the day of his commanding the {Israelites}61 to present their offerings to Yahweh in the desert of Sinai.
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