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Leviticus 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:1 - The LORD said to Moses:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:2 - “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the LORD by deceiving a neighbor about something entrusted to them or left in their care or about something stolen, or if they cheat their neighbor,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:3 - or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit—
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:4 - when they sin in any of these ways and realize their guilt, they must return what they have stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to them, or the lost property they found,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:5 - or whatever it was they swore falsely about. They must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day they present their guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:6 - And as a penalty they must bring to the priest, that is, to the LORD, their guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:7 - In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the LORD, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”

The Burnt Offering

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:8 - The LORD said to Moses:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:11 - Then he is to take off these clothes and put on others, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:12 - The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:13 - The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

The Grain Offering

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:14 - “ ‘These are the regulations for the grain offering: Aaron’s sons are to bring it before the LORD, in front of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:15 - The priest is to take a handful of the finest flour and some olive oil, together with all the incense on the grain offering, and burn the memorial[fn] portion on the altar as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:16 - Aaron and his sons shall eat the rest of it, but it is to be eaten without yeast in the sanctuary area; they are to eat it in the courtyard of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:17 - It must not be baked with yeast; I have given it as their share of the food offerings presented to me. Like the sin offering[fn] and the guilt offering, it is most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:18 - Any male descendant of Aaron may eat it. For all generations to come it is his perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the LORD. Whatever touches them will become holy.[fn]’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:19 - The LORD also said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:20 - “This is the offering Aaron and his sons are to bring to the LORD on the day he[fn] is anointed: a tenth of an ephah[fn] of the finest flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:21 - It must be prepared with oil on a griddle; bring it well-mixed and present the grain offering broken[fn] in pieces as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:22 - The son who is to succeed him as anointed priest shall prepare it. It is the LORD’s perpetual share and is to be burned completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:23 - Every grain offering of a priest shall be burned completely; it must not be eaten.”

The Sin Offering

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:24 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:25 - “Say to Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be slaughtered before the LORD in the place the burnt offering is slaughtered; it is most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:26 - The priest who offers it shall eat it; it is to be eaten in the sanctuary area, in the courtyard of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:27 - Whatever touches any of the flesh will become holy, and if any of the blood is spattered on a garment, you must wash it in the sanctuary area.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:28 - The clay pot the meat is cooked in must be broken; but if it is cooked in a bronze pot, the pot is to be scoured and rinsed with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:29 - Any male in a priest’s family may eat it; it is most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:30 - But any sin offering whose blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place must not be eaten; it must be burned up.
NIV Footnotes
Or representative
Or purification offering; also in verses 25 and 30
Or Whoever touches them must be holy; similarly in verse 27
Or each
That is, probably about 3 1/2 pounds or about 1.6 kilograms
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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