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Leviticus 1 (New American Standard)

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The Law of Burnt Offerings

1 Then 1the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, 2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When any man of you brings an a2offering to the LORD, you shall bring your boffering of animals from 3the herd or the flock. 3 'If his offering is a 4burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male 5without defect; he shall offer it 6at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD. 4 '7He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make 8atonement on his behalf. 5 '9He shall slay the cyoung bull before the LORD; and Aaron's sons the priests shall offer up 10the blood and 11sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 6 '12He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7 '13The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. 8 'Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, the head and the 14suet over the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. 9 'Its 15entrails, however, and its legs he shall wash with water. And 16the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of 17a soothing aroma to the LORD. 10 'But if his offering is from the flock, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer it a 18male without defect. 11 '19He shall slay it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. 12 'He shall then cut it into its pieces with its head and its 20suet, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. 13 'The entrails, however, and the legs he shall wash with water. And 21the priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. 14 'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the 22turtledoves or from young pigeons. 15 'The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out 23on the side of the altar. 16 'He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the d24ashes. 17 'Then he shall tear it by its wings, but 25shall not sever it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; 26it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
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