Numbers 15:1-21 NIV

Supplementary Offerings

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'After you enter the land I am giving you1 as a home

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      3 and you present to the LORD offerings made by fire, from the herd or the flock,2 as an aroma pleasing to the LORD 3--whether burnt offerings4 or sacrifices, for special vows or freewill offerings5 or festival offerings6--

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      4 then the one who brings his offering shall present to the LORD a grain offering7 of a tenth of an ephaha of fine flour8 mixed with a quarter of a hinb of oil.

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        • a 15:4 - That is, probably about 2 quarts (about 2 liters)
        • b 15:4 - That is, probably about 1 quart (about 1 liter); also in verse 5
          5 With each lamb9 for the burnt offering or the sacrifice, prepare a quarter of a hin of wine10 as a drink offering.11

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          6 " 'With a ram12 prepare a grain offering13 of two-tenths of an ephahc14 of fine flour mixed with a third of a hind of oil,15

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            • c 15:6 - That is, probably about 4 quarts (about 4.5 liters)
            • d 15:6 - That is, probably about 1 1/4 quarts (about 1.2 liters); also in verse 7
              7 and a third of a hin of wine16 as a drink offering.17 Offer it as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.18

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              8 " 'When you prepare a young bull19 as a burnt offering or sacrifice, for a special vow20 or a fellowship offeringe21 to the LORD,

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                • e 15:8 - Traditionally "peace offering"
                  9 bring with the bull a grain offering22 of three-tenths of an ephahf23 of fine flour mixed with half a hing of oil.

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                    • f 15:9 - That is, probably about 6 quarts (about 6.5 liters)
                    • g 15:9 - That is, probably about 2 quarts (about 2 liters); also in verse 10
                      10 Also bring half a hin of wine24 as a drink offering.25 It will be an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.26

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                      11 Each bull or ram, each lamb or young goat, is to be prepared in this manner.
                      12 Do this for each one, for as many as you prepare.27

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                      13 " 'Everyone who is native-born28 must do these things in this way when he brings an offering made by fire as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.29

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                      14 For the generations to come,30 whenever an alien31 or anyone else living among you presents an offering32 made by fire33 as an aroma pleasing to the LORD, he must do exactly as you do.

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                      15 The community is to have the same rules for you and for the alien living among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.34 You and the alien shall be the same before the LORD:

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                          16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the alien living among you.35' "

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                          17 The LORD said to Moses,
                          18 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land to which I am taking you36

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                          19 and you eat the food of the land,37 present a portion as an offering to the LORD.38

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                          20 Present a cake from the first of your ground meal39 and present it as an offering from the threshing floor.4041

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                          21 Throughout the generations to come42 you are to give this offering to the LORD from the first of your ground meal.43

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