Numbers 28:12-22

12 These must be accompanied by grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil—six quarts with each bull, four quarts with the ram,
13 and two quarts with each lamb. This burnt offering will be a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
14 You must also present a liquid offering with each sacrifice: two quarts of wine for each bull, a third of a gallon for the ram, and one quart for each lamb. Present this monthly burnt offering on the first day of each month throughout the year.
15 “On the first day of each month, you must also offer one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD . This is in addition to the regular burnt offering and its accompanying liquid offering.
16 “On the fourteenth day of the first month, you must celebrate the LORD ’s Passover.
17 On the following day—the fifteenth day of the month—a joyous, seven-day festival will begin, but no bread made with yeast may be eaten.
18 The first day of the festival will be an official day for holy assembly, and no ordinary work may be done on that day.
19 As a special gift you must present a burnt offering to the LORD —two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
20 These will be accompanied by grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil—six quarts with each bull, four quarts with the ram,
21 and two quarts with each of the seven lambs.
22 You must also offer a male goat as a sin offering to purify yourselves and make yourselves right with the LORD .

Numbers 28:12-22 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 28

In this chapter is a repetition of several laws concerning sacrifices, as the law of the daily sacrifice morning and evening, Nu 28:1-8 of those that were offered every week on the sabbath day, Nu 28:9,10 and every month on the first day of the month, Nu 28:11-15 and on the seven days of unleavened bread, Nu 28:16-25, and at the feast of weeks, Nu 28:26-31.

Numbers 28:12-22 In-Context

10 This is the burnt offering to be presented each Sabbath day, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its accompanying liquid offering.
11 “On the first day of each month, present an extra burnt offering to the LORD of two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
12 These must be accompanied by grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil—six quarts with each bull, four quarts with the ram,
13 and two quarts with each lamb. This burnt offering will be a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
14 You must also present a liquid offering with each sacrifice: two quarts of wine for each bull, a third of a gallon for the ram, and one quart for each lamb. Present this monthly burnt offering on the first day of each month throughout the year.
15 “On the first day of each month, you must also offer one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD . This is in addition to the regular burnt offering and its accompanying liquid offering.
16 “On the fourteenth day of the first month, you must celebrate the LORD ’s Passover.
17 On the following day—the fifteenth day of the month—a joyous, seven-day festival will begin, but no bread made with yeast may be eaten.
18 The first day of the festival will be an official day for holy assembly, and no ordinary work may be done on that day.
19 As a special gift you must present a burnt offering to the LORD —two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
20 These will be accompanied by grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil—six quarts with each bull, four quarts with the ram,
21 and two quarts with each of the seven lambs.
22 You must also offer a male goat as a sin offering to purify yourselves and make yourselves right with the LORD .
23 Present these offerings in addition to your regular morning burnt offering.
24 On each of the seven days of the festival, this is how you must prepare the food offering that is presented as a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD . These will be offered in addition to the regular burnt offerings and liquid offerings.

Footnotes 6

  • [a]. Hebrew of an ephah [6.6 liters]; also in 28:20, 28 .
  • [b]. Hebrew of a hin [2 liters].
  • [c]. Hebrew of a hin [1.3 liters].
  • [d]. Hebrew of a hin [1 liter].
  • [e]. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in late March, April, or early May.
  • [f]. Or to make atonement for yourselves; also in 28:30 .
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