1 And it cometh to pass on the eighth day, Moses hath called for Aaron and for his sons, and for the elders of Israel, 2and he saith unto Aaron, ‘Take to thyself a calf, a son of the herd, for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering, perfect ones, and bring near before Jehovah.
3 ‘And unto the sons of Israel thou dost speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin-offering, and a calf, and a lamb, sons of a year, perfect ones, for a burnt-offering, 4and a bullock and a ram for peace-offerings, to sacrifice before Jehovah, and a present mixed with oil; for to-day Jehovah hath appeared unto you.’ 5And they take that which Moses hath commanded unto the front of the tent of meeting, and all the company draw near and stand before Jehovah; 6and Moses saith, ‘This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded; do it, and the honour of Jehovah doth appear unto you.’ 7And Moses saith unto Aaron, ‘Draw near unto the altar, and make thy sin-offering, and thy burnt-offering, and make atonement for thyself, and for the people, and make the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as Jehovah hath commanded.’
8 And Aaron draweth near unto the altar, and slaughtereth the calf of the sin-offering, which is for himself; 9and the sons of Aaron bring the blood near unto him, and he dippeth his finger in the blood, and putteth it on the horns of the altar, and the blood he hath poured out at the foundation of the altar; 10and the fat, and the kidneys, and the redundance of the liver, of the sin-offering, he hath made a perfume on the altar, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses; 11and the flesh and the skin he hath burnt with fire, at the outside of the camp. 12And he slaughtereth the burnt-offering, and the sons of Aaron have presented unto him the blood, and he sprinkleth it on the altar round about; 13and the burnt-offering they have presented unto him, by its pieces, and the head, and he maketh perfume on the altar; 14and he washeth the inwards and the legs, and maketh perfume for the burnt-offering on the altar. 15And he bringeth near the offering of the people, and taketh the goat of the sin-offering which is for the people, and slaughtered it, and maketh it a sin-offering, like the first; 16and he bringeth near the burnt-offering, and maketh it, according to the ordinance; 17and he bringeth near the present, and filleth his palm with it, and maketh perfume on the altar, apart from the burnt-offering of the morning. 18And he slaughtereth the bullock and the ram, a sacrifice of the peace-offerings, which are for the people, and sons of Aaron present the blood unto him (and he sprinkleth it on the altar round about), 19and the fat of the bullock, and of the ram, the fat tail, and the covering of the inwards, and the kidneys, and the redundance above the liver, 20and they set the fat on the breasts, and he maketh perfume with the fat on the altar; 21and the breasts, and the right leg hath Aaron waved—a wave-offering before Jehovah, as He hath commanded Moses. 22And Aaron lifteth up his hand towards the people, and blesseth them, and cometh down from making the sin-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings.
23 And Moses goeth in—Aaron also—unto the tent of meeting, and they come out, and bless the people, and the honour of Jehovah appeareth unto all the people; 24and fire cometh out from before Jehovah, and consumeth on the altar the burnt-offering, and the fat; and all the people see, and cry aloud, and fall on their faces.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.