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Leviticus 7 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 The law of the trespass offering. 11 Also of the peace offering. 23 The fat and the blood may not be eaten.

Likewise this is the law of the [a]trespass offering, it is most holy.

In the place [b]where they kill the burnt offering, shall they kill the trespass offering, and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.

All the fat thereof also shall [c]he offer, the rump, and the fat that covered the inwards.

After, he shall take away the two kidneys, with the fat that is on them and upon the flanks, and the caul on the liver with the kidneys.

Then the Priest shall burn them upon the altar, for an offering made by fire unto the Lord: this is a trespass offering.

All the males among the Priests shall eat thereof, it shall be eaten in the holy place for it is most holy.

As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering, one [d]law serveth for both: [e]that wherewith the Priest shall make atonement, shall be his.

Also the Priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, shall have the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.

And all the meat offering that is baked in the oven, and that is dressed in the pan, and in the frying pan, shall be the Priest’s that offereth it.

10 And every meat offering mingled with oil, and that is [f]dry, shall pertain unto all the sons of Aaron, to all alike.

11 Furthermore, this is the law of the peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the Lord.

12 If he offer it to [g]give thanks, then he shall offer for his thanks offering, unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and fine flour fried with the cakes mingled with oil.

13 He shall offer also his offering with cakes of leavened bread, for his peace offerings, to give thanks.

14 And of all the sacrifice he shall offer one cake for an heave offering unto the Lord, and it shall be the Priest’s that sprinkled the blood of the peace offerings.

15 Also the flesh of the peace offerings, for thanksgiving, shall be eaten the same day that it is offered: he shall leave nothing thereof until the morning.

16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a [h]vow, or a free offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and so in the morning the residue thereof shall be eaten.

17 But as much of the offered flesh as remaineth unto the third day, shall be burnt with fire.

18 For if any of the flesh of his peace offerings be eaten in the third day, he shall not be accepted that offereth it, neither shall it be reckoned unto him, but shall be an abomination: therefore the person that eateth of it shall [i]bear his iniquity.

19 The flesh also that toucheth any unclean [j]thing, shall not be eaten, but burnt with fire: but [k]of this flesh all that be clean shall eat thereof.

20 But if any eat of the flesh of the peace offerings that pertaineth to the Lord, having his uncleanness upon him, even the same person shall be cut off from his people.

21 Moreover, when any toucheth any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or of an unclean beast, or of any filthy abomination, and eat of the flesh of the peace offerings, which pertaineth unto the Lord, even that person shall be cut off from his people.

22 ¶ Again the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

23 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, Ye shall eat no fat of beeves, nor of sheep, nor of goats.

24 Yet the fat of the dead beast, and the fat of that, which is torn with beasts, shall be occupied to any use, but ye shall not eat of it.

25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of the which ye shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, even the person that eateth, shall be cut off from his people.

26 Neither shall ye eat any blood, either of fowl, or of beast in all your dwellings.

27 Every person that eateth any blood, even the same person shall be cut off from his people.

28 ¶ And the Lord talked with Moses, saying,

29 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, He that offereth his peace offerings unto the Lord, shall bring his gift unto the Lord of his peace offerings.

30 His [l]hands shall bring the offerings of the Lord made by fire: even the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be shaken to and fro before the Lord.

31 Then the Priest shall burn the fat upon the Altar, and the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.

32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the Priest for an heave offering, of your peace offerings.

33 The same that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat among the sons of Aaron, shall have the right shoulder for his part.

34 For the breast shaken to and fro, and the shoulder lifted up, have I taken of the children of Israel, even of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the Priest and unto his sons by a statute forever from among the children of Israel.

35 ¶ This is the [m]anointing of Aaron, and the anointing of his sons, concerning the offerings of the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to serve in the Priest’s office unto the Lord.

36 The which portions the Lord commanded to give them in the day that he anointed them from among the children of Israel, by a statute forever in their generations.

37 This is also the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the [n]consecrations, and of the peace offerings,

38 Which the Lord commanded Moses in the mount Sinai, when he commanded the children of Israel to offer their gifts unto the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai.


  1. Leviticus 7:1 Which is for the smaller sins, and such as are committed by ignorance.
  2. Leviticus 7:2 At the court gate.
  3. Leviticus 7:3 The high Priest.
  4. Leviticus 7:7 The same ceremonies, notwithstanding that this word trespass signifieth less than sin.
  5. Leviticus 7:7 Meaning, the rest which is left and not burnt.
  6. Leviticus 7:10 Because it had no oil nor liquor.
  7. Leviticus 7:12 Peace offerings contain a confession and thanksgiving for a benefit received, and also a vow, and free offering to receive a benefit.
  8. Leviticus 7:16 If he makes a vow to offer: for else the flesh of the peace offerings must be eaten the same day.
  9. Leviticus 7:18 The sin wherefore he offered shall remain.
  10. Leviticus 7:19 After it be sacrificed.
  11. Leviticus 7:19 Of the peace offering that is clean.
  12. Leviticus 7:30 And should not send it by another.
  13. Leviticus 7:35 That is, his privilege, reward and portion.
  14. Leviticus 7:37 Which sacrifice was offered when the Priests were consecrated, Exod. 29:22.
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Leviticus 7 New International Version (NIV)

The Guilt Offering

“‘These are the regulations for the guilt offering, which is most holy: The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar. All its fat shall be offered: the fat tail and the fat that covers the internal organs, both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which is to be removed with the kidneys. The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the Lord. It is a guilt offering. Any male in a priest’s family may eat it, but it must be eaten in the sanctuary area; it is most holy.

“‘The same law applies to both the sin offering[a] and the guilt offering: They belong to the priest who makes atonement with them. The priest who offers a burnt offering for anyone may keep its hide for himself. Every grain offering baked in an oven or cooked in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who offers it, 10 and every grain offering, whether mixed with olive oil or dry, belongs equally to all the sons of Aaron.

The Fellowship Offering

11 “‘These are the regulations for the fellowship offering anyone may present to the Lord:

12 “‘If they offer it as an expression of thankfulness, then along with this thank offering they are to offer thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, thin loaves made without yeast and brushed with oil, and thick loaves of the finest flour well-kneaded and with oil mixed in. 13 Along with their fellowship offering of thanksgiving they are to present an offering with thick loaves of bread made with yeast. 14 They are to bring one of each kind as an offering, a contribution to the Lord; it belongs to the priest who splashes the blood of the fellowship offering against the altar. 15 The meat of their fellowship offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the day it is offered; they must leave none of it till morning.

16 “‘If, however, their offering is the result of a vow or is a freewill offering, the sacrifice shall be eaten on the day they offer it, but anything left over may be eaten on the next day. 17 Any meat of the sacrifice left over till the third day must be burned up. 18 If any meat of the fellowship offering is eaten on the third day, the one who offered it will not be accepted. It will not be reckoned to their credit, for it has become impure; the person who eats any of it will be held responsible.

19 “‘Meat that touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up. As for other meat, anyone ceremonially clean may eat it. 20 But if anyone who is unclean eats any meat of the fellowship offering belonging to the Lord, they must be cut off from their people. 21 Anyone who touches something unclean—whether human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean creature that moves along the ground[b]—and then eats any of the meat of the fellowship offering belonging to the Lord must be cut off from their people.’”

Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats. 24 The fat of an animal found dead or torn by wild animals may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it. 25 Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which a food offering may be[c] presented to the Lord must be cut off from their people. 26 And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal. 27 Anyone who eats blood must be cut off from their people.’”

The Priests’ Share

28 The Lord said to Moses, 29 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who brings a fellowship offering to the Lord is to bring part of it as their sacrifice to the Lord. 30 With their own hands they are to present the food offering to the Lord; they are to bring the fat, together with the breast, and wave the breast before the Lord as a wave offering. 31 The priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast belongs to Aaron and his sons. 32 You are to give the right thigh of your fellowship offerings to the priest as a contribution. 33 The son of Aaron who offers the blood and the fat of the fellowship offering shall have the right thigh as his share. 34 From the fellowship offerings of the Israelites, I have taken the breast that is waved and the thigh that is presented and have given them to Aaron the priest and his sons as their perpetual share from the Israelites.’”

35 This is the portion of the food offerings presented to the Lord that were allotted to Aaron and his sons on the day they were presented to serve the Lord as priests. 36 On the day they were anointed, the Lord commanded that the Israelites give this to them as their perpetual share for the generations to come.

37 These, then, are the regulations for the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the ordination offering and the fellowship offering, 38 which the Lord gave Moses at Mount Sinai in the Desert of Sinai on the day he commanded the Israelites to bring their offerings to the Lord.


  1. Leviticus 7:7 Or purification offering; also in verse 37
  2. Leviticus 7:21 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Samaritan Pentateuch, Syriac and Targum (see 5:2); most Hebrew manuscripts any unclean, detestable thing
  3. Leviticus 7:25 Or offering is
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