Leviticus 3:9

9 From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the LORD: its fat, the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone, the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them,

Leviticus 3:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
ESV
9 Then from the sacrifice of the peace offering he shall offer as a food offering to the LORD its fat; he shall remove the whole fat tail, cut off close to the backbone, and the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails
NLT
9 The priest must present the fat of this peace offering as a special gift to the LORD . This includes the fat of the broad tail cut off near the backbone, all the fat around the internal organs,
MSG
9 As a Fire-Gift to God from the Peace-Offering, present its fat, the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone, all the fat on and connected to the entrails,
CSB
9 He will then present part of the fellowship sacrifice as a fire offering to the Lord [consisting of] its fat and the entire fat tail, which he is to remove close to the backbone. He will also remove the fat surrounding the entrails, all the fat on the entrails,

Leviticus 3:9 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 3:9

And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering,
&c.] That is, the priest, Aaron, or one of his two sons:

an offering made by fire unto the Lord;
that part of it which was to be burnt with fire; and in the peace offering of the lamb there was something more than in the peace offering of the bullock, or of the goat, which follows:

the fat thereof, [and] the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by
the backbone;
not the rump or tail, but the fat of it; the copulative "and" is not in the text; wherefore Aben Ezra says, that Gaon was mistaken in reading it as we do, "the fat there of", and "the whole rump"; but it should be rendered, "its fat of the whole rump", or "tail": in the eastern countries F11, some sheep and lambs had very large tails, and very fat ones, the least weighing ten or twelve pounds, the largest above forty, and were put in little carts for ease and safety; (See Gill on Exodus 29:22) now such as were "whole", entire, perfect, and without blemish, as the word signifies, the fat of them that was next to the backbone was to be taken off of such as were brought for peace offerings:

and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon
the inwards; as before; (See Gill on Leviticus 3:3).


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Vid. Ludolf. Hist. Ethiop. l. 1. c. 10. sect. 14.

Leviticus 3:9 In-Context

7 If you offer a lamb, you are to present it before the LORD,
8 lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar.
9 From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the LORD: its fat, the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone, the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them,
10 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys.
11 The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 34:6; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel 39:19; Zephaniah 1:7