Numbers 15:1-5

Laws About Offerings

1 The Lord instructed Moses:
2 "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you to settle in,
3 and you make a fire offering to the Lord from the herd or flock-either a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow,[a] or as a freewill offering, or at your appointed festivals-to produce a pleasing aroma for the Lord,
4 the one presenting his offering to the Lord must also present a grain offering of two quarts[b] of fine flour mixed with a quart[c] of oil.
5 Prepare a quart[d] of wine as a drink offering with the burnt offering or sacrifice of each lamb.

Numbers 15:1-5 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 15

In this chapter the children of Israel are instructed about the meat offerings and drink offerings, and the quantities of them, which were always to go along with their burnt offerings and peace offerings they should offer when they came into the land of Canaan, Nu 15:1-12; and they are told that the same laws and ordinances would be binding equally on them that were of the country, and on the strangers in it, Nu 15:13-16; and an order is given them to offer a cake of the first dough for an heave offering, Nu 15:17-21; and they are directed what sacrifices to offer for sins of ignorance, both of the congregation and particular persons, Nu 14:22-29; but as for presumptuous sinners, they were to be cut off, Nu 14:30,31; and an instance is recorded of stoning a sabbath breaker, Nu 14:32-36; and the chapter is concluded with a law for wearing fringes on the borders of their garments, the use of which is expressed, Nu 14:35-41.

Numbers 15:1-5 In-Context

1 The Lord instructed Moses:
2 "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you to settle in,
3 and you make a fire offering to the Lord from the herd or flock-either a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a freewill offering, or at your appointed festivals-to produce a pleasing aroma for the Lord,
4 the one presenting his offering to the Lord must also present a grain offering of two quarts of fine flour mixed with a quart of oil.
5 Prepare a quart of wine as a drink offering with the burnt offering or sacrifice of each lamb.
6 "If you prepare a grain offering with a ram, it must be four quarts of fine flour mixed with a third of a gallon of oil.
7 Also present a third of a gallon of wine for a drink offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
8 "If you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a fellowship offering to the Lord,
9 a grain offering of six quarts of fine flour mixed with two quarts of oil must be presented with the bull.

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