Old Testament

Leviticus 6
61The Lord spoke to Moses and told him these things:[]
2If a person sins and commits an offense against the Lord by deceiving his fellow citizen about a deposit or an investment or something stolen, or if he has extorted something from his fellow citizen, 3or if he has found something that was lost and he pretended it was his, or if he swears falsely about any offense that a person may commit in connection with any of these sins— 4when he has sinned and then admits his guilt, he shall return what he has stolen, or what he has extorted, or the deposit which was entrusted to him, or the lost thing that he has found, 5or anything else about which he has sworn falsely. He shall repay it in its entirety and then add one-fifth of its value to the payment. He shall pay this to its owner when he admits his liability. 6Then he shall bring to the priest as his penalty to the Lord an unblemished ram from the flock (or its equivalent)[] as a restitution offering. 7The priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord, so that he may be forgiven for whatever he has done to incur liability.
Additional Regulations for the Offerings
8The Lord spoke to Moses: 9“Command this law to Aaron and his sons.”
For Whole Burnt Offerings
This is the law for the whole burnt offering. It concerns the part of the burnt offering that remains on the altar hearth all night until the morning, while the fire is kept burning on the altar.
10After the priest has put on his linen garments and wears linen underclothes next to his flesh, he shall remove the fat-drenched ashes from the burnt offering that remains on the altar after the burning, and he shall place them beside the altar. 11When he has taken off his garments and put on other clothing, he shall carry the fat-drenched ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 12The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It is not to go out. Every morning the priest is to burn more wood on it, so that he may lay out the burnt offering on top of it and turn the fat parts of the fellowship offerings into smoke on top of it. 13The fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar. It must not go out.
For Grain Offerings
14This is the law for the grain offering.
The sons of Aaron shall present it before the Lord, in front of the altar. 15One of them shall take a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering and some of its olive oil, together with all the frankincense that is on the grain offering, and turn its memorial portion into smoke on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 16Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the rest of it. It shall be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They shall eat it in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. 17It shall not be baked with leavened dough. I have assigned it as their portion from my gifts. It is most holy, like the sin offering and the restitution offering. 18Any male among Aaron's descendants may eat it as his perpetual portion from the Lord's gifts throughout your generations. Anyone who touches the offerings will be set apart as holy.[]
The Grain Offering of the Priest
19The Lord spoke to Moses:
20This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall present to the Lord on the day when he is anointed: They shall bring two quarts of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 21It is to be prepared with oil on a griddle. You shall bring it well soaked[] and present pieces[] of the grain offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 22The priest who has been anointed to succeed him from among his sons shall perform this sacrifice as a perpetual obligation to the Lord. It shall be turned entirely into smoke. 23So too every grain offering of a priest shall be a total sacrifice. It is not to be eaten.
The Offerings of the Israelites
24The Lord spoke to Moses and told him 25to tell Aaron and his sons these things.
The Sin Offering
This is the law for the sin offering.
The sin offering is to be slaughtered before the Lord in the same place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. It is most holy. 26The priest who offers it as a sin offering shall eat it. It is to be eaten in a holy place, in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. 27Whoever touches its meat must be set aside as holy, and if any of its blood is spattered on any garment, you shall clean the spattered part in a holy place. 28Any clay pot in which it has been boiled is to be smashed. But if it is boiled in a bronze pot, the pot shall be scoured and rinsed with water. 29Any male among the priests may eat the offering. It is most holy. 30But no sin offering from which some of the blood has been brought into the Tent of Meeting, to make atonement in the Holy Place, may be eaten. It must be burned with fire.


  • 6:1 In chapter 6, English verses 1–7 equal Hebrew verses 5:20–26. English verses 8–30 equal Hebrew verses 1–23.
  • 6:6 Or of the proper value
  • 6:18 Or must be holy
  • 6:21 Or well mixed
  • 6:21 The meaning of this term is uncertain.