Leviticus 7

1“These are the rules for the guilt offering. It is very holy. 2A priest must kill the guilt offering in the same place where they kill the burnt offerings. Then the priest must sprinkle the blood from the guilt offering around the altar. 3“The priest must offer all the fat from the guilt offering. He must offer the fat tail and the fat that covers the inside parts. 4The priest must offer the two kidneys and the fat covering them at the lower back muscle. He must also offer the fat part of the liver. He must remove it with the kidneys. 5The priest must burn all those things on the altar. This will be an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a guilt offering. 6“Any male in a priest’s family may eat the guilt offering. It is very holy, so it must be eaten in a holy place. 7The guilt offering is like the sin offering. The same rules are for both offerings. The priest that does the sacrificing will get the meat for food. 8The priest that does the sacrificing can also have the skin from the burnt offering. 9Every grain offering belongs to the priest that offers it. That priest will get the grain offerings that were baked in an oven, or cooked on a frying pan or a baking dish. 10The grain offerings will belong to Aaron’s sons. It does not make any difference if they are dry or mixed with oil. The sons of Aaron ˻(priests)˼ will all share this food. 11“This is the law of the sacrifice of fellowship offerings that a person offers to the Lord: 12The person may bring the fellowship offering to show his thanks. If he brings his sacrifice to give thanks, he should ˻also˼ bring unleavened bread mixed with oil, wafers with oil poured over them, and loaves of fine flour mixed with oil. 13The fellowship offering is the offering that a person brings to show thanks to God. With that offering the person must bring another offering with loaves of bread made with yeast. 14One of these loaves of bread will belong to the priest that sprinkles the blood of the fellowship offerings. 15The meat of the fellowship offering must be eaten on the same day it is offered. A person offers this gift as a way of showing thanks to God. But none of the meat should remain the next morning. 16“A person might bring a fellowship offering just because he wants to give a gift to God. Or maybe a person made a special promise to God. If this is true, then the sacrifice must be eaten the same day he offers it. If there is any left, then it must be eaten that next day. 17But if any meat from this sacrifice is still left over on the third day, it must be burned in the fire. 18If a person eats any of the meat from his fellowship offering on the third day, then the Lord will not be happy with that person. The Lord will not count the sacrifice for him. The sacrifice will become unclean. And if a person eats any of that meat, then that person will be responsible for his own sin. 19“Also, people must not eat the meat that touches anything that is unclean. They must burn this meat in the fire. Every person who is clean may eat the meat ˻from the fellowship offering˼. 20But if a person is unclean and eats the meat from the fellowship offerings that belongs to the Lord, then that person must be separated from his people. 21“A person might touch something that is unclean. That thing may have been made unclean by people, by an unclean animal, or by any unclean hated thing. ˻That person will become unclean, and˼ if he eats any of the meat from the fellowship offerings that belong to the Lord, then that person must be separated from his people.” 22The Lord said to Moses, 23“Tell the people of Israel: You must not eat any fat from cows, sheep, or goats. 24You may use the fat from any animal that has died by itself, or was torn by ˻other˼ animals. But you must never eat it. 25If any person eats the fat from an animal that was offered by fire to the Lord, then that person must be separated from his people. 26“No matter where you live, you must never eat blood from any bird or any animal. 27If a person eats any blood, then that person must be separated from his people.” 28The Lord said to Moses, 29“Tell the people of Israel: If a person brings a fellowship offering to the Lord, then that person must give a part of that gift to the Lord. 30That part of the gift will be burnt in the fire. He must carry that part of the gift in his own hands. He must bring the fat and the breast ˻of the animal to the priest˼. The breast will be lifted up in front of the Lord. This will be the wave offering. 31Then the priest must burn the fat on the altar. But the breast ˻of the animal˼ will belong to Aaron and his sons. 32You must also give the right thigh from the fellowship offering to the priest. 33The right thigh from the fellowship offerings will belong to the priest that offers the blood and fat of the fellowship offering. 34I ˻(the Lord)˼ am taking the breast of the wave offerings and the right thigh of the fellowship offerings from the people of Israel. And I am giving those things to Aaron and his sons. The people of Israel must obey this rule forever.” 35Those are the parts from the offerings made by fire to the Lord that were given to Aaron and his sons. Whenever Aaron and his sons serve as the Lord’s priests, they get that share of the sacrifices. 36At the time the Lord chose the priests, he commanded the people of Israel to give those parts to the priests. The people must give that share to the priests forever. 37Those are the laws about burnt offerings, grain offerings, sin offerings, guilt offerings, fellowship offerings, and about the choosing of priests. 38The Lord gave those laws to Moses on Mount Sinai. The Lord gave those laws on the day that he commanded the people of Israel to bring their offerings to the Lord in the Sinai desert.

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