Numbers 28:6-16

6 This is the regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
7 Along with it you must present the proper liquid offering of one quart of alcoholic drink with each lamb, poured out in the Holy Place as an offering to the LORD .
8 Offer the second lamb in the evening with the same grain offering and liquid offering. It, too, is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
9 “On the Sabbath day, sacrifice two one-year-old male lambs with no defects. They must be accompanied by a grain offering of four quarts of choice flour moistened with olive oil, and a liquid offering.
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.

Numbers 28:6-16 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 28:6-16 In-Context

4 Sacrifice one lamb in the morning and the other in the evening.
5 With each lamb you must offer a grain offering of two quarts of choice flour mixed with one quart of pure oil of pressed olives.
6 This is the regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
7 Along with it you must present the proper liquid offering of one quart of alcoholic drink with each lamb, poured out in the Holy Place as an offering to the LORD .
8 Offer the second lamb in the evening with the same grain offering and liquid offering. It, too, is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD .
9 “On the Sabbath day, sacrifice two one-year-old male lambs with no defects. They must be accompanied by a grain offering of four quarts of choice flour moistened with olive oil, and a liquid offering.
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.

Footnotes 6

  • [a]. Hebrew of an ephah [4.4 liters]; also in 28:12, 20, 28 .
  • [b]. Hebrew of an ephah [6.6 liters]; also in 28:20, 28 .
  • [c]. Hebrew of a hin [2 liters].
  • [d]. Hebrew of a hin [1.3 liters].
  • [e]. Hebrew of a hin [1 liter].
  • [f]. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in late March, April, or early May.
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