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Song of Solomon
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1 Jehovah called to Moses, and spoke to him from
the Tent of Meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell
them, ‘When anyone of you offers an offering to Jehovah, you shall offer your
offering of the livestock, from the herd and from the flock.
3 “‘If his offering is a burnt offering from the
herd, he shall offer a male without defect. He shall offer it at the door of
the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before Jehovah. 4 He shall
lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for
him to make atonement for him. 5 He shall kill the bull before Jehovah.
Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall present the blood and sprinkle the blood
around on the altar that is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 6 He shall
flay the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces. 7 The sons of Aaron the
priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire; 8 and
Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat in order
on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar; 9 but its innards
and its legs he shall wash with water. The priest shall burn all of it on the
altar, for a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Jehovah.
10 “‘If his offering is from the flock, from the
sheep, or from the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer a male without
defect. 11 He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before Jehovah.
Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. 12 He
shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat. The priest shall lay
them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar, 13 but
the innards and the legs he shall wash with water. The priest shall offer the
whole, and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by
fire, of a pleasant aroma to Jehovah.
14 “‘If his offering to Jehovah is a burnt
offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering of turtledoves or of young
pigeons. 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its
head, and burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be drained out on the side
of the altar; 16 and he shall take away its crop with its filth, and cast
it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes. 17 He
shall tear it by its wings, but shall not divide it apart. The priest shall
burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering,
an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Jehovah.
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