Levítico 6

1 Jehovah gave the following regulations to Moses:

2 »If any of you sin against Jehovah by failing to do your duty, if you lie to your neighbor about something you were supposed to take care of or if you lie about something stolen or seized from your neighbor, you are sinning and will be guilty.

3 »If you find something that someone lost and lie about it under oath, or commit any other sin like this,

4 you have sinned and are guilty. Return what you stole or seized, what you were supposed to take care of, the lost item you found,

5 or whatever it was that you swore falsely about. Pay it back in full plus one-fifth more. Give it back to its owner on the day you bring your guilt offering.

6 »Then bring your guilt offering to Jehovah. Bring a ram that has no defects or its value in money. Bring it to the priest.

7 »The priest will pay compensation for your wrong and make peace with Jehovah. Then you will be forgiven for whatever you did that made you guilty.«

8 Jehovah continued to speak to Moses,

9 »Command Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the instructions for the burnt offering that stays on the altar overnight while the altar fire is kept burning.

10 »‘The priest must put on his linen clothes. This includes linen undergarments. Then he will remove the ashes left on the altar from the fire that consumed the burnt offering and will put them next to the altar.

11 »‘He will take off these clothes and put on some others. He will take the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.

12 »‘The fire must always be burning on the altar. It must never go out. The priest will burn wood on it every morning. He will lay the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offering.

13 »‘The fire must always be burning on the altar. It must never go out.

14 »‘This is the law of the grain offering: the sons of Aaron shall present it in the presence of Jehovah in front of the altar.

15 »‘One of them will lift up from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering. Using its oil and all the incense that is on the grain offering, and he will offer it up in smoke on the altar. It will be a soothing aroma and a memorial offering to Jehovah.

16 »‘Any thing left is for Aaron and his sons to eat. It will be eaten as unleavened cakes in a holy place. They must eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting.

17 »‘It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their share from my offerings by fire. It is most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.

18 »‘Every male among the sons of Aaron may eat it. It is a long lasting ordinance throughout your generations, from the offerings by fire to Jehovah. Whoever touches them will become consecrated.’«

19 Jehovah continued to speak to Moses:

20 »This is the offering Aaron and his sons are to present to Jehovah on the day when he is anointed: a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.

21 »Prepare it with oil on a griddle. Stir it well and bring it. Present the grain offering in baked pieces as a soothing aroma to Jehovah.

22 »The anointed priest who will be in his place among his sons will offer it. By a long lasting ordinance it shall be entirely offered up in smoke to Jehovah.

23 »Every grain offering made by a priest must be completely burned. It must not be eaten.«

24 Jehovah spoke to Moses:

25 »Tell Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the instructions for the offering for sin. The offering for sin must be slaughtered in Jehovah’s presence. It is very holy.

26 »‘The priest who makes the offering for sin will eat it in a holy place, in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. This is in the same place where the burnt offering is slaughtered.

27 »‘Everything that touches its meat will be holy. If blood gets on someone's clothes, he must wash them in a holy place.

28 »‘The piece of pottery in which the offering for sin is cooked must be broken into pieces. The copper kettle in which the offering for sin is cooked must be scoured and rinsed with water.

29 »‘Every male among the priests may eat the offering for sin. It is very holy.

30 »‘The offering for sin must not be eaten if some of the blood was brought into the holy place in the Tent of Meeting to pay compensation for wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah. It must be burned.