Vayikra (Leviticus): Tzav > Ch 6

Law of the burnt offering

  • That is the burnt offering which burns on the altar all night until morning, and the fire of the altar shall burn with it.
  • The kohen shall don his linen tunic, and his linen trousers on his flesh.
  • He shall lift out the ashes into which the fire has consumed the burnt offering upon the altar, and put them down next to the altar.
  • He shall then take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall take out the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.
  • And the fire on the altar shall burn on it; it shall not go out. The kohen shall kindle wood upon it every morning, and upon it, he shall arrange the burnt offering and cause the fats of the peace offerings to [go up in] smoke upon it.
  • A continuous fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not go out.

Law of the meal offering

  • Aaron's sons shall bring it before the Lord, to the front of the altar.
  • He shall lift out of it in his fist, from the fine flour of the meal offering and from its oil and all the frankincense that is on the meal offering
  • He shall cause its reminder to [go up in] smoke on the altar as a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.
  • Aaron and his sons shall eat whatever is left over from it. It shall be eaten as unleavened bread in a holy place; they shall eat it in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting.
  • It shall not be baked leavened. [As] their portion, I have given it to them from My fire offerings. It is a holy of holies, like the sin offering and like the guilt offering.
  • Any male among Aaron's sons may eat it. [This is] an eternal statute for your generations from the fire offerings of the Lord. Anything that touches them shall become holy.

Law of the offering of Aaron & his sons

  • This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer to the Lord, on the day when [one of them] is anointed: One tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a perpetual meal offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.
  • It shall be made with oil on a shallow pan, after bringing it scalded and repeatedly baked; you shall offer a meal offering of broken pieces, [with] a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.
  • And the kohen who is anointed instead of him from among his sons, shall prepare it; [this is] an eternal statute; it shall be completely burnt to the Lord.
  • Every meal offering of a kohen shall be completely burnt; it shall not be eaten.

Law of the sin offering

  • The sin offering shall be slaughtered before the Lord in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. It is a holy of holies.
  • The kohen who offers it up as a sin offering shall eat it; it shall be eaten in a holy place, in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting.
  • Anything that touches its flesh shall become holy, and if any of its blood is sprinkled on a garment, [the area of the garment] upon which it has been sprinkled, you shall wash in a holy place.
  • An earthenware vessel in which it is cooked shall be broken, but if it is cooked in a copper vessel, it shall be purged and rinsed with water.
  • Every male among the kohanim may eat it. It is a holy of holies.
  • But any sin offering some of whose blood was brought into the Tent of Meeting to make atonement in the Holy, shall not be eaten; it shall be burned in fire.