THE THIRD BOOK OF
L E V I T I C U S
Leviticus 1 ©
Laws concerning the manner of slaying the free-will burnt offering in the tabernacle, vs. 1, etc. Which was to be either of large cattle, as of bullocks, 2. Or of small, as of sheep and goats, 10. Or of fowls, as of turtledoves and young pigeons, 14.
AND the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him 1out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you 2bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and 3of the flock.
If his offering be a 4burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without 5blemish: he shall offer it 6of his own voluntary will 7ata the door of the tabernacle of the congregation 8before the LORD.
And he shall put 9his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted 10for him to make atonement 11for him.
And 12he shall 13kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And 14he shall flayb the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.
And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put 15fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:
And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and 16the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
But his 17inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by 18fire, 19of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
¶And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.
And 20he shall kill it on the side of the altar 21northward 22before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
¶And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of 23young pigeons.
And the priest shall bring 24it unto the altar, and 25wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:
And he shall pluck away his crop with his 26feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the 27east part, 28by the place of the ashes:
And he shall cleave 29it 30with the wings thereof, but shall 31not divide it asunder:c and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.