Leviticus 4:8-12

8 He shall remove all the fat from the bull of the sin offering—all the fat that is connected to the internal organs,
9 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys—
10 just as the fat is removed from the ox[a] sacrificed as a fellowship offering. Then the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering.
11 But the hide of the bull and all its flesh, as well as the head and legs, the internal organs and the intestines—
12 that is, all the rest of the bull—he must take outside the camp to a place ceremonially clean, where the ashes are thrown, and burn it there in a wood fire on the ash heap.

Leviticus 4:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
ESV
8 And all the fat of the bull of the sin offering he shall remove from it, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails
NLT
8 Then the priest must remove all the fat of the bull to be offered as a sin offering. This includes all the fat around the internal organs,
MSG
8 He is to remove all the fat from the bull of the Absolution-Offering, the fat which covers and is connected to the entrails,
CSB
8 He is to remove all the fat from the bull of the sin offering: the fat surrounding the entrails; all the fat that is on the entrails;

Leviticus 4:8-12 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 4

This chapter contains the law of the sin offering, which was offered for sins committed through ignorance, error, and mistake, Le 4:1,2 and gives an account of the matter of them, and the rites belonging thereunto, which were different according to the persons for whom it was made, as for the anointed priest, Le 4:3-12 for the whole congregation, Le 4:13-21 and for the ruler, Le 4:22-26 and for any of the common people, Le 4:27-35.

Leviticus 4:8-12 In-Context

6 He is to dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the LORD, in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.
7 The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the LORD in the tent of meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
8 He shall remove all the fat from the bull of the sin offering—all the fat that is connected to the internal organs,
9 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys—
10 just as the fat is removed from the ox sacrificed as a fellowship offering. Then the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering.
11 But the hide of the bull and all its flesh, as well as the head and legs, the internal organs and the intestines—
12 that is, all the rest of the bull—he must take outside the camp to a place ceremonially clean, where the ashes are thrown, and burn it there in a wood fire on the ash heap.
13 “ ‘If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt
14 and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the tent of meeting.

Cross References 11

  • 1. ver 19; Leviticus 3:3-5
  • 2. S Leviticus 3:4
  • 3. Leviticus 9:4
  • 4. S Exodus 32:6
  • 5. S Exodus 29:13
  • 6. Exodus 29:14; Leviticus 8:17; Leviticus 9:11; Numbers 19:5
  • 7. S Exodus 29:14; Leviticus 8:17; Leviticus 9:11; Hebrews 13:11
  • 8. Leviticus 6:11; Leviticus 10:14; Numbers 19:9
  • 9. S Leviticus 1:16
  • 10. Leviticus 6:30
  • 11. Leviticus 16:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.
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