Leviticus 1 NIV

The Burnt Offering

1 The LORD called to Moses1 and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting.2 He said,

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      2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any of you brings an offering to the LORD,3 bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.4

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      3 " 'If the offering is a burnt offering5 from the herd,6 he is to offer a male without defect.7 He must present it at the entrance to the Tent8 of Meeting so that ita will be acceptable9 to the LORD.

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      4 He is to lay his hand on the head10 of the burnt offering,11 and it will be accepted12 on his behalf to make atonement13 for him.

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      5 He is to slaughter14 the young bull15 before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons16 the priests shall bring the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides17 at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

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      6 He is to skin18 the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.19

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      7 The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood20 on the fire.

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          8 Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat,21 on the burning wood22 that is on the altar.

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          9 He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water,23 and the priest is to burn all of it24 on the altar.25 It is a burnt offering,26 an offering made by fire,27 an aroma pleasing to the LORD.28

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          10 " 'If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep29 or the goats,30 he is to offer a male without defect.

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          11 He is to slaughter it at the north side of the altar31 before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides.32

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              12 He is to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat,33 on the burning wood that is on the altar.

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                  13 He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water,34 and the priest is to bring all of it and burn it35 on the altar.36 It is a burnt offering,37 an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

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                      14 " 'If the offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a dove or a young pigeon.38

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                      15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head39 and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar.40

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                      16 He is to remove the crop with its contentsb and throw it to the east side of the altar, where the ashes41 are.

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                        • b 1:16 - Or "crop and the feathers"; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
                          17 He shall tear it open by the wings, not severing it completely,42 and then the priest shall burn it on the wood43 that is on the fire on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

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