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Torah - Pentateuch

Vayikra — Leviticus

Chapter 6

1 And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying:
2 Command Aaron and his sons, saying: This is the law of the burnt-offering: it is that which goeth up on its firewood upon the altar all night unto the morning; and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning thereby.
3 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes whereto the fire hath consumed the burnt-offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
4 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
5 And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereby, it shall not go out; and the priest shall kindle wood on it every morning; and he shall lay the burnt-offering in order upon it, and shall make smoke thereon the fat of the peace-offerings.
6 Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.
7 And this is the law of the meal-offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before HaShem, in front of the altar.
8 And he shall take up therefrom his handful, of the fine flour of the meal-offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meal-offering, and shall make the memorial-part thereof smoke upon the altar for a sweet savour unto HaShem.
9 And that which is left thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat; it shall be eaten without leaven in a holy place; in the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it.
10 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of My offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as the sin-offering, and as the guilt-offering.
11 Every male among the children of Aaron may eat of it, as a due for ever throughout your generations, from the offerings of HaShem made by fire; whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
12 And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying:
13 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto HaShem in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half thereof in the evening.
14 On a griddle it shall be made with oil; when it is soaked, thou shalt bring it in; in broken pieces shalt thou offer the meal-offering for a sweet savour unto HaShem.
15 And the anointed priest that shall be in his stead from among his sons shall offer it, it is a due for ever; it shall be wholly made to smoke unto HaShem.
16 And every meal-offering of the priest shall be wholly made to smoke; it shall not be eaten.
17 And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying:
18 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying: This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before HaShem; it is most holy.
19 The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it; in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting.
20 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy; and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in a holy place.
21 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken; and if it be sodden in a brazen vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water.
22 Every male among the priests may eat thereof; it is most holy.
23 And no sin-offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the holy place, shall be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire.
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