"When you present a Grain-Offering to God, use fine flour. Pour oil on it, put incense on it,
and bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests. One of them will take a handful of the fine flour and oil, with all the incense, and burn it on the Altar for a memorial: a Fire-Gift, a pleasing fragrance to God.
The rest of the Grain-Offering is for Aaron and his sons - a most holy part of the Fire-Gifts to God.
"When you present a Grain-Offering of oven-baked loaves, use fine flour, mixed with oil but no yeast. Or present wafers made without yeast and spread with oil.
"If you bring a Grain-Offering cooked on a griddle, use fine flour mixed with oil but without yeast.
Crumble it and pour oil on it - it's a Grain-Offering.
"If you bring a Grain-Offering deep-fried in a pan, make it of fine flour with oil.
"Bring the Grain-Offering you make from these ingredients and present it to the priest. He will bring it to the Altar,
break off a memorial piece from the Grain-Offering, and burn it on the Altar: a Fire-Gift, a pleasing fragrance to God.
The rest of the Grain-Offering is for Aaron and his sons - a most holy part of the gifts to God.
"All the Grain-Offerings that you present to God must be made without yeast; you must never burn any yeast or honey as a Fire-Gift to God.
You may offer them to God as an offering of firstfruits but not on the Altar as a pleasing fragrance.
Season every presentation of your Grain-Offering with salt. Don't leave the salt of the covenant with your God out of your Grain-Offerings. Present all your offerings with salt.
"If you present a Grain-Offering of firstfruits to God, bring crushed heads of the new grain roasted.
Put oil and incense on it - it's a Grain-Offering.
The priest will burn some of the mixed grain and oil with all the incense as a memorial - a Fire-Gift to God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)