The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
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1 And the By this Moses declares that he taught nothing to the people but that which he received from God. LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, The Argument - As God daily by most singular benefits declared himself mindful of his Church: he did not want them to have opportunity to trust either in themselves, or to depend on others, either for lack of physical things, or anything that belonged to his divine service and religion. Therefore he ordained various kinds of duties and sacrifices, to assure them of forgiveness for their offences (if they offered them in true faith and obedience.) Also he appointed the priests and levites, their apparel, offices, conversation and portion; he showed what feasts they should observe, and when. Moreover, he declares by these sacrifices and ceremonies that the reward of sin is death, and that without the blood of Christ the innocent Lamb, there can be no forgiveness of sins. Because they should not give priority to their own inventions (which God detested, as appears by the terrible example of Nadab and Abihu) he prescribed even to the least things, what they should do, what beasts they should offer and eat, what diseases were contagious and to be avoided, how they should purge all types of filthiness and pollution, whose company they should flee, what marriages were lawful, and what customs were profitable. After declaring these things, he promised favour and blessing to those who keep his laws, and threatened his curse to those who transgressed them.
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the So they could offer of no other sort, but of those who were commanded. cattle, [even] of the herd, and of the flock.
3 If his offering [be] a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the Meaning, within the court of the tabernacle. tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
4 And he shall put his hande vpon the head of the burnt offering, and it shalbe accepted to the Lorde, to be his atonement.
5 And A priest of the Levites. he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the Of the burnt offering, (Exo_27:1). altar that [is by] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6 Then shall he fley the burnt offering, and cut it in pieces.
7 So the sonnes of Aaron the Priest shall put fire vpon the altar, and lay the wood in order vpon the fire.
8 Then the Priestes Aarons sonnes shall lay the parts in order, the head & the kall vpon the wood that is in the fire which is vpon the altar.
9 But his inwards 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 fire, of a sweet savour Or a savour of rest, which pacifies the anger of the Lord. unto the LORD.
10 And if his sacrifice for the burnt offering be of the flocks (as of the sheepe, or of the goats) he shall offer a male without blemish,
11 Read (Lev_1:5). And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward Before the altar of the Lord. before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
12 And he shall cut it in pieces, separating his head and his kall, and the Priest shall lay them in order vpon the wood that lyeth in the fire which is on the altar:
13 But he shall wash the inwardes, and the legges with water, and the Priest shall offer the whole & burne it vpon the altar: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.
14 And if his sacrifice be a burnt offring to the Lord of ye foules, then he shall offer his sacrifice of the turtle doues, or of the yong pigeons.
15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and The Hebrew word signifies to pinch off with the nail. wring off his head, and burn [it] on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:
16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the On the side of the court gate in the pans which stood with ashes; (Exo_27:3). east part, by the place of the ashes:
17 And he shall cleaue it with his wings, but not deuide it asunder: and the Priest shall burne it vpon the altar vpon the wood that is in the fire: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh