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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Leviticus 9:1–11:47

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Aaron Offers Sacrifices

1 Now it came about aon the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

2 and he said to Aaron, “aTake for yourself a calf, a bull, for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without defect, and offer them before the Lord.

3 “Then to the sons of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both one year old, without defect, for a burnt offering,

4 and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today athe Lord will appear to you.’ ”

5 So they took what Moses had commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the whole congregation came near and stood before the Lord.

6 Moses said, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded you to do, that athe glory of the Lord may appear to you.”

7 Moses then said to Aaron, “Come near to the altar and 1aoffer your sin offering and your burnt offering, that you may make atonement for yourself and for the people; then make the offering 2for the people, that you may make atonement for them, just as the Lord has commanded.”

8 aSo Aaron came near to the altar and slaughtered the calf of the sin offering which was for himself.

9 aAaron’s sons presented the blood to him; and he dipped his finger in the blood and bput some on the horns of the altar, and poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.

10 The fat and the kidneys and the 1lobe of the liver of the sin offering, he then offered up in smoke on the altar just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

11 aThe flesh and the skin, however, he burned with fire outside the camp.

12 Then he slaughtered the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons handed the blood to him and he sprinkled it around on the altar.

13 They handed the burnt offering to him in 1pieces, with the head, and he offered them up in smoke on the altar.

14 He also washed the entrails and the legs, and offered them up in smoke with the burnt offering on the altar.

15 Then he presented the people’s offering, and took the agoat of the sin offering which was for the people, and slaughtered it and offered it for sin, like the first.

16 He also presented the burnt offering, and 1offered it according to athe ordinance.

17 Next he presented athe grain offering, and filled his 1hand with some of it and offered it up in smoke on the altar, bbesides the burnt offering of the morning.

18 Then ahe slaughtered the ox and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings which was for the people; and Aaron’s sons handed the blood to him and he sprinkled it around on the altar.

19 As for the portions of fat from the ox and from the ram, the fat tail, and the fat acovering, and the kidneys and the 1lobe of the liver,

20 they now placed the portions of fat on the breasts; and he offered 1them up in smoke on the altar.

21 But athe breasts and the right thigh Aaron 1presented as a wave offering before the Lord, just as Moses had commanded.

22 Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and ablessed them, and he stepped down after making the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings.

23 Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, athe glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.

24 aThen fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.

Chapter 10

The Sin of Nadab and Abihu

1 Now aNadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective bfirepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.

2 aAnd fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.

3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the Lord spoke, saying,

‘By those who acome near Me I 1bwill be treated as holy,

And before all the people I will cbe honored.’ ”

So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.

4 Moses called also to aMishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel, and said to them, “Come forward, carry your 1relatives away from the front of the sanctuary to the outside of the camp.”

5 So they came forward and carried them still in their atunics to the outside of the camp, as Moses had said.

6 Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “aDo not 1uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not bbecome wrathful against all the congregation. But your 2kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail the burning which the Lord has 3brought about.

7 “You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for athe Lord’s anointing oil is upon you.” So they did according to the word of Moses.

8 The Lord then spoke to Aaron, saying,

9 “aDo not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die—it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations—

10 and aso as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,

11 and aso as to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them through Moses.”

12 Then Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his surviving sons, aEleazar and Ithamar, “bTake the grain offering that is left over from the Lord’s offerings by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.

13 “You shall eat it, moreover, in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons’ due out of the Lord’s offerings by fire; for thus I have been commanded.

14 “aThe breast of the wave offering, however, and the thigh of the offering you may eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you; for they have been given as your due and your sons’ due out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the sons of Israel.

15 “aThe thigh offered by lifting up and the breast offered by waving they shall bring along with the offerings by fire of the portions of fat, to present as a wave offering before the Lord; so it shall be a thing perpetually due you and your sons with you, just as the Lord has commanded.”

16 But Moses searched carefully for the agoat of the sin offering, and behold, it had been burned up! So he was angry with Aaron’s surviving sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying,

17 “Why adid you not eat the sin offering at the holy place? For it is most holy, and 1He gave it to you to bear away bthe guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord.

18 “Behold, asince its blood had not been brought inside, into the sanctuary, you should certainly have beaten it in the sanctuary, just as I commanded.”

19 But Aaron spoke to Moses, “Behold, this very day they apresented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord. When things like these happened to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of the Lord?”

20 When Moses heard that, it seemed good in his sight.

Chapter 11

Laws about Animals for Food

1 The Lord spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘aThese are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.

3 ‘Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.

4 ‘Nevertheless, ayou are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

5 ‘Likewise, the 1shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

6 the 1rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

7 and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you.

8 ‘You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

9aThese you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.

10 ‘aBut whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,

11 and they shall be 1abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.

12 ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is 1abhorrent to you.

Avoid the Unclean

13 ‘These, moreover, ayou shall detest among the birds; they are 1abhorrent, not to be eaten: the 2eagle and the vulture and the 3buzzard,

14 and the kite and the falcon in its kind,

15 every raven in its kind,

16 and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind,

17 and the little owl and the cormorant and the 1great owl,

18 and the white owl and the 1pelican and the carrion vulture,

19 and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

20 ‘All the 1winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

21 ‘Yet these you may eat among all the 1winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.

22 ‘These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

23 ‘But all other 1winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.

24 ‘By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,

25 and awhoever picks up any of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

26 ‘Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.

27 ‘Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean to you; whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,

28 and the one who picks up their carcasses shall wash …

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