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Leviticus 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Priests Begin Their Work
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:1 - After the ordination ceremony, on the eighth day, Moses called together Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:2 - He said to Aaron, “Take a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without defects, and present them to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:3 - Then tell the Israelites, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and take a calf and a lamb, both a year old and without defects, for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - Also take a bull[fn] and a ram for a peace offering and flour moistened with olive oil for a grain offering. Present all these offerings to the LORD because the LORD will appear to you today.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:5 - So the people presented all these things at the entrance of the Tabernacle,[fn] just as Moses had commanded. Then the whole community came forward and stood before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:6 - And Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded you to do so that the glory of the LORD may appear to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:7 - Then Moses said to Aaron, “Come to the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering to purify yourself and the people. Then present the offerings of the people to purify them, making them right with the LORD,[fn] just as he has commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:8 - So Aaron went to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:9 - His sons brought him the blood, and he dipped his finger in it and put it on the horns of the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:10 - Then he burned on the altar the fat, the kidneys, and the long lobe of the liver from the sin offering, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:11 - The meat and the hide, however, he burned outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:12 - Next Aaron slaughtered the animal for the burnt offering. His sons brought him the blood, and he splattered it against all sides of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:13 - Then they handed him each piece of the burnt offering, including the head, and he burned them on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:14 - Then he washed the internal organs and the legs and burned them on the altar along with the rest of the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:15 - Next Aaron presented the offerings of the people. He slaughtered the people’s goat and presented it as an offering for their sin, just as he had first done with the offering for his own sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:16 - Then he presented the burnt offering and sacrificed it in the prescribed way.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:17 - He also presented the grain offering, burning a handful of the flour mixture on the altar, in addition to the regular burnt offering for the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:18 - Then Aaron slaughtered the bull and the ram for the people’s peace offering. His sons brought him the blood, and he splattered it against all sides of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:19 - Then he took the fat of the bull and the ram—the fat of the broad tail and from around the internal organs—along with the kidneys and the long lobes of the livers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:20 - He placed these fat portions on top of the breasts of these animals and burned them on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:21 - Aaron then lifted up the breasts and right thighs as a special offering to the LORD, just as Moses had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:22 - After that, Aaron raised his hands toward the people and blessed them. Then, after presenting the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offering, he stepped down from the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:23 - Then Moses and Aaron went into the Tabernacle, and when they came back out, they blessed the people again, and the glory of the LORD appeared to the whole community.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:24 - Fire blazed forth from the LORD’s presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When the people saw this, they shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.
NLT Footnotes
Or cow; also in 9:18, 19.
Hebrew Tent of Meeting; also in 9:23.
Or to make atonement for them.

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