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Leviticus 6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

6 The offering for sins which are done willingly. 9 The law of the burnt offerings. 13 The fire must abide evermore upon the altar. 14 The law of the meat offering. 20 The offerings of Aaron, and his sons.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

If any sin and commit a trespass against the Lord, and deny unto his neighbor that which was taken him to keep, or that which was put to him[a]of trust, or doth by [b]robbery, or by violence oppress his neighbor,

Or hath found that which was lost, and denieth it, and sweareth falsely, for any of these things that a man doeth, wherein he [c]sinneth:

When, I say, he thus sinneth and trespasseth, he shall then restore the robbery that he robbed, or the thing taken by violence which he took by force, or the thing which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

Or for whatsoever he hath sworn falsely, he shall both restore it in the whole sum, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it pertaineth, the same day that he offereth for his trespass.

Also he shall bring for his trespass unto the Lord, a ram without blemish out of the flock in thy estimation worth two shekels for a trespass offering unto the Priest.

And the Priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord, and it shall be forgiven him, whatsoever thing he hath done, and trespassed therein.

¶ Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the [d]law of the burnt offering, (it is the burnt offering because it burneth upon the altar all the night unto the morning, and the fire burneth on the altar).

10 And the Priest shall put on his linen garment, and shall put on his linen breeches upon [e]his flesh, and take away the ashes when the fire hath consumed the burnt offering upon the altar, and he shall put them beside the [f]altar.

11 After, he shall put off his garments, and put on other raiment, and carry the ashes forth without the host unto a clean place.

12 But the fire upon the altar shall burn thereon and never be put out: wherefore the Priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.

13 The fire shall ever burn upon the altar, and never go out.

14 Also this is the law of the meat offering, which Aaron’s sons shall offer in the presence of the Lord, before the altar.

15 He shall even take thence his handful of fine flour of the meat offering and of the oil, and all the incense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor, as a memorial therefore unto the Lord:

16 But the rest thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten without leaven in the holy place: in the court of the Tabernacle of the Congregation they shall eat it.

17 It shall not be [g]baked with leaven: I have given it for their portion of mine offering made by fire: for it is as the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it: It shall be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings of the Lord made by fire: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy:

19 ¶ Again the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

20 This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer unto the Lord in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an Ephah of fine flour, for a meat offering [h]perpetual: half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.

21 In the frying pan it shall be made with oil: thou shalt bring it fried, and shalt offer the [i]baked pieces of the meat offering for a sweet savor unto the Lord.

22 And the Priest that is [j]anointed in his stead, among his sons shall offer it: It is the Lord’s ordinance forever, it shall be burnt altogether.

23 For every meat offering of the Priest shall be burnt altogether, it shall not be eaten.

24 ¶ Furthermore, the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

25 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and say, This is the Law of the sin offering, In the place where the burnt offering is killed, shall the sin offering be killed before the Lord, for it is most holy.

26 The Priest that offereth this sin offering, shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there droppeth of the blood thereof upon a [k]garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it droppeth in the holy place.

28 Also the earthen pot that it is sodden in, shall be broken, but if it be sodden in a brazen pot, it shall both be scoured and washed with [l]water.

29 All the males among the Priests shall eat thereof, for it is most holy.

30 But no sin offering, whose blood is brought into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, to make reconciliation in the holy place, shall be eaten, but shall be burnt with [m]fire.


  1. Leviticus 6:2 To bestow, and occupy for the use of him that gave it.
  2. Leviticus 6:2 By any guile, or unlawful means.
  3. Leviticus 6:3 Wherein he cannot but sin: or, wherein a man accustometh to sin by perjury or such like thing.
  4. Leviticus 6:9 That is, the ceremonies which ought to be observed therein.
  5. Leviticus 6:10 Upon his secret parts, Exod. 28:43.
  6. Leviticus 6:10 In the ash pans appointed for that use.
  7. Leviticus 6:17 Or, kneaded with leaven and after baked.
  8. Leviticus 6:20 So oft as the high Priest shall be elected and anointed.
  9. Leviticus 6:21 Or, fried.
  10. Leviticus 6:22 His son that shall succeed him.
  11. Leviticus 6:27 Meaning, the garment of the Priest.
  12. Leviticus 6:28 Which was in the laver, Exod. 30:18.
  13. Leviticus 6:30 Out of the camp, Lev. 4:12.
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Leviticus 6 New International Version (NIV)

[a]The Lord said to Moses: “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving a neighbor about something entrusted to them or left in their care or about something stolen, or if they cheat their neighbor, or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit— when they sin in any of these ways and realize their guilt, they must return what they have stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to them, or the lost property they found, or whatever it was they swore falsely about. They must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day they present their guilt offering. And as a penalty they must bring to the priest, that is, to the Lord, their guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value. In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the Lord, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”

The Burnt Offering

The Lord said to Moses: “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. 10 The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar. 11 Then he is to take off these clothes and put on others, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially clean. 12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

The Grain Offering

14 “‘These are the regulations for the grain offering: Aaron’s sons are to bring it before the Lord, in front of the altar. 15 The priest is to take a handful of the finest flour and some olive oil, together with all the incense on the grain offering, and burn the memorial[b] portion on the altar as an aroma pleasing to the Lord. 16 Aaron and his sons shall eat the rest of it, but it is to be eaten without yeast in the sanctuary area; they are to eat it in the courtyard of the tent of meeting. 17 It must not be baked with yeast; I have given it as their share of the food offerings presented to me. Like the sin offering[c] and the guilt offering, it is most holy. 18 Any male descendant of Aaron may eat it. For all generations to come it is his perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the Lord. Whatever touches them will become holy.[d]’”

19 The Lord also said to Moses, 20 “This is the offering Aaron and his sons are to bring to the Lord on the day he[e] is anointed: a tenth of an ephah[f] of the finest flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 21 It must be prepared with oil on a griddle; bring it well-mixed and present the grain offering broken[g] in pieces as an aroma pleasing to the Lord. 22 The son who is to succeed him as anointed priest shall prepare it. It is the Lord’s perpetual share and is to be burned completely. 23 Every grain offering of a priest shall be burned completely; it must not be eaten.”

The Sin Offering

24 The Lord said to Moses, 25 “Say to Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be slaughtered before the Lord in the place the burnt offering is slaughtered; it is most holy. 26 The priest who offers it shall eat it; it is to be eaten in the sanctuary area, in the courtyard of the tent of meeting. 27 Whatever touches any of the flesh will become holy, and if any of the blood is spattered on a garment, you must wash it in the sanctuary area. 28 The clay pot the meat is cooked in must be broken; but if it is cooked in a bronze pot, the pot is to be scoured and rinsed with water. 29 Any male in a priest’s family may eat it; it is most holy. 30 But any sin offering whose blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place must not be eaten; it must be burned up.


  1. Leviticus 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-7 is numbered 5:20-26, and 6:8-30 is numbered 6:1-23.
  2. Leviticus 6:15 Or representative
  3. Leviticus 6:17 Or purification offering; also in verses 25 and 30
  4. Leviticus 6:18 Or Whoever touches them must be holy; similarly in verse 27
  5. Leviticus 6:20 Or each
  6. Leviticus 6:20 That is, probably about 3 1/2 pounds or about 1.6 kilograms
  7. Leviticus 6:21 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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