Leviticus 7:1-10

The Guilt Offering

1 “ ‘These are the regulations for the guilt offering, which is most holy:
2 The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar.
3 All its fat shall be offered: the fat tail and the fat that covers the internal organs,
4 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which is to be removed with the kidneys.
5 The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD. It is a guilt offering.
6 Any male in a priest’s family may eat it, but it must be eaten in the sanctuary area; it is most holy.
7 “ ‘The same law applies to both the sin offering[a] and the guilt offering: They belong to the priest who makes atonement with them.
8 The priest who offers a burnt offering for anyone may keep its hide for himself.
9 Every grain offering baked in an oven or cooked in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who offers it,
10 and every grain offering, whether mixed with olive oil or dry, belongs equally to all the sons of Aaron.

Leviticus 7:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
ESV
1 "This is the law of the guilt offering. It is most holy.
NLT
1 “These are the instructions for the guilt offering. It is most holy.
MSG
1 "These are the instructions for the Compensation-Offering. It is most holy.
CSB
1 "Now this is the law of the restitution offering; it is especially holy.

Leviticus 7:1-10 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 7

The several things contained in this chapter are the law of the trespass offering, Le 7:1-7 the portion the priests had in the burnt offerings and meat offerings, Le 7:8-10 the law of the peace offerings, whether by way of thanksgiving, or a vow, or voluntary oblation, Le 7:11-21 the prohibition of fat and blood, Le 7:22-27 the parts the priests should have in the peace offerings, the breast and right shoulder, Le 7:28-36 and the chapter is concluded with a recapitulation of the various things contained in this and the preceding chapters, Le 7:37,38.

Leviticus 7:1-10 In-Context

1 “ ‘These are the regulations for the guilt offering, which is most holy:
2 The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar.
3 All its fat shall be offered: the fat tail and the fat that covers the internal organs,
4 both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which is to be removed with the kidneys.
5 The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD. It is a guilt offering.
6 Any male in a priest’s family may eat it, but it must be eaten in the sanctuary area; it is most holy.
7 “ ‘The same law applies to both the sin offering and the guilt offering: They belong to the priest who makes atonement with them.
8 The priest who offers a burnt offering for anyone may keep its hide for himself.
9 Every grain offering baked in an oven or cooked in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who offers it,
10 and every grain offering, whether mixed with olive oil or dry, belongs equally to all the sons of Aaron.
11 “ ‘These are the regulations for the fellowship offering anyone may present to the LORD:
12 “ ‘If they offer it as an expression of thankfulness, then along with this thank offering they are to offer thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, thin loaves made without yeast and brushed with oil, and thick loaves of the finest flour well-kneaded and with oil mixed in.
13 Along with their fellowship offering of thanksgiving they are to present an offering with thick loaves of bread made with yeast.
14 They are to bring one of each kind as an offering, a contribution to the LORD; it belongs to the priest who splashes the blood of the fellowship offering against the altar.

Cross References 14

  • 1. S Leviticus 5:15; Ezekiel 40:39; Lev 5:14-6:7
  • 2. S Exodus 29:13; Leviticus 3:4,9
  • 3. Leviticus 3:15
  • 4. S Exodus 29:13
  • 5. S Leviticus 6:18; Numbers 18:9-10
  • 6. Ezekiel 42:13; Leviticus 2:3
  • 7. S Exodus 30:10
  • 8. S Leviticus 5:15
  • 9. ver 6; Leviticus 2:3; Leviticus 6:17,26; Leviticus 14:13; 2 Kings 12:16; 1 Corinthians 9:13; 1 Corinthians 10:18
  • 10. Numbers 5:8
  • 11. Leviticus 1:6
  • 12. S Leviticus 2:4
  • 13. Leviticus 2:7
  • 14. S Leviticus 2:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "purification offering" ; also in verse 37
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