Leviticus 9:1-21 NIV

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1 On the eighth day1 Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders2 of Israel.

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2 He said to Aaron, "Take a bull calf for your sin offering and a ram for your burnt offering, both without defect, and present them before the LORD.
3 Then say to the Israelites: 'Take a male goat3 for a sin offering,4 a calf5 and a lamb6--both a year old and without defect--for a burnt offering,

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      4 and an oxa7 and a ram for a fellowship offeringb8 to sacrifice before the LORD, together with a grain offering mixed with oil. For today the LORD will appear to you.9' "

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        • a 9:4 - The Hebrew word can include both male and female; also in verses 18 and 19.
        • b 9:4 - Traditionally "peace offering"; also in verses 18 and 22
          5 They took the things Moses commanded to the front of the Tent of Meeting, and the entire assembly came near and stood before the LORD.
          6 Then Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the LORD 10 may appear to you."

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          7 Moses said to Aaron, "Come to the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and the people;11 sacrifice the offering that is for the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD has commanded.12"

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          8 So Aaron came to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering13 for himself.

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          9 His sons brought the blood to him,14 and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.1516

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              10 On the altar he burned the fat, the kidneys and the covering of the liver from the sin offering, as the LORD commanded Moses;
              11 the flesh and the hide17 he burned up outside the camp.18

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                  12 Then he slaughtered the burnt offering.19 His sons handed him the blood,20 and he sprinkled it against the altar on all sides.

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                      13 They handed him the burnt offering piece by piece, including the head, and he burned them on the altar.21

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                      14 He washed the inner parts and the legs and burned them on top of the burnt offering on the altar.22

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                      15 Aaron then brought the offering that was for the people.23 He took the goat for the people's sin offering and slaughtered it and offered it for a sin offering as he did with the first one.

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                      16 He brought the burnt offering and offered it in the prescribed way.24

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                      17 He also brought the grain offering, took a handful of it and burned it on the altar in addition to the morning's burnt offering.25

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                      18 He slaughtered the ox and the ram as the fellowship offering for the people.26 His sons handed him the blood, and he sprinkled it against the altar on all sides.

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                      19 But the fat portions of the ox and the ram--the fat tail, the layer of fat, the kidneys and the covering of the liver--
                      20 these they laid on the breasts, and then Aaron burned the fat on the altar.
                      21 Aaron waved the breasts and the right thigh before the LORD as a wave offering,27 as Moses commanded.

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