Vayikra (Leviticus): Vayikra > Ch 1

G-d tells Moses how to bring Sacrifices


Sacrificing cattle

  • If the sacrifice is a burnt offering from cattle, bring an unblemished male willingly to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting
  • Lean your hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for atonement.
  • Slaughter the young bull before G-d and Aaron's descendants, the kohanim, shall bring the blood, and dash the blood upon the altar, around [the altar] which is at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
  • Skin the burnt offering, and cut it into its [prescribed] sections and the descendants of Aaron the kohen shall place fire on the altar, arrange wood on the fire, arrange the pieces, the head and the fat, on top of the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar.
  • Wash the animal’s innards and its legs with water, then the kohen shall cause all [of the animal] on the altar to [go up in] smoke, as a burnt offering, a fire offering, [with] a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.


Sacrificing sheep or goats

  • If the offering is from the flock from sheep or from goats as a burnt offering he shall sacrifice it an unblemished male.
  • Slaughter it on the northern side of the altar, before the Lord. And Aaron's descendants, the kohanim, shall dash its blood upon the altar, around.
  • Cut it into its [prescribed] sections, with its head and its fat, and the kohen shall arrange them on top of the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar.
  • Wash the animal’s innards and its legs with water, then the kohen shall cause all [of the animal] on the altar to [go up in] smoke, as a burnt offering, a fire offering, [with] a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.


Sacrificing birds

  • If the sacrifice is a burnt offering from birds, bring [it] from turtle doves or from young doves.
  • The kohen shall bring it near to the altar, and nip off its head, and cause it to [go up in] smoke on the altar, and its [the bird's] blood shall be pressed out upon the wall of the altar.
  • Remove its crop along with its entrails, and cast it next to the altar on the east side, to the place of the ashes.
  • Split it open with its wing feathers [intact], but do not tear it completely apart. The kohen shall then cause it to [go up in] smoke on the altar, on top of the wood which is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, a fire offering [with] a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.


 

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