Bible: Leviticus 7:11-34

The Peace Offering

7:11‘This is the law of the peace offering sacrifice which he 1  is to present to the Lord. 7:12 If he presents it on account of thanksgiving, 2  along with the thank offering sacrifice he must present unleavened loaves mixed with olive oil, unleavened wafers smeared with olive oil, 3  and well soaked 4  ring-shaped loaves made of choice wheat flour 5  mixed with olive oil. 7:13 He must present this grain offering 6  in addition to ring-shaped loaves of leavened bread which regularly accompany 7  the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offering. 7:14 He must present one of each kind of grain offering 8  as a contribution offering 9  to the Lord; it belongs to the priest who splashes the blood of the peace offering. 7:15 The meat of his 10  thanksgiving peace offering must be eaten on the day of his offering; he must not set any of it aside until morning.

7:16‘If his offering is a votive or freewill sacrifice, 11  it may be eaten on the day he presents his sacrifice, and also the leftovers from it may be eaten on the next day, 12  7:17 but the leftovers from the meat of the sacrifice must be burned up in the fire 13  on the third day. 7:18 If some of the meat of his peace offering sacrifice is ever eaten on the third day it will not be accepted; it will not be accounted to the one who presented it, since it is spoiled, 14  and the person who eats from it will bear his punishment for iniquity. 15  7:19 The meat which touches anything ceremonially 16  unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, 17  everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat. 7:20 The person who eats meat from the peace offering sacrifice which belongs to the Lord while his uncleanness persists 18  will be cut off from his people. 19  7:21 When a person touches anything unclean (whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, or an unclean detestable creature) 20  and eats some of the meat of the peace offering sacrifice which belongs to the Lord, that person will be cut off from his people.’ 21 

Sacrificial Instructions for the Common People: Fat and Blood

7:22 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 22  7:23 Tell the Israelites, ‘You must not eat any fat of an ox, sheep, or goat. 7:24 Moreover, the fat of an animal that has died of natural causes 23  and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be used for any other purpose, 24  but you must certainly never eat it. 7:25 If anyone eats fat from the animal from which he presents a gift to the Lord, that person will be cut off from his people. 25  7:26 And you must not eat any blood of the birds or the domesticated land animals in any of the places where you live. 26  7:27 Any person who eats any blood – that person will be cut off from his people.’ 27 

Priestly Portions of Peace Offerings

7:28 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 28  7:29 Tell the Israelites, ‘The one who presents his peace offering sacrifice to the Lord must bring his offering to the Lord from his peace offering sacrifice. 7:30 With his own hands he must bring the Lord’s gifts. He must bring the fat with the breast 29  to wave the breast as a wave offering before the Lord, 30  7:31 and the priest must offer the fat up in smoke on the altar, but the breast will belong to Aaron and his sons. 7:32 The right thigh you must give as a contribution offering 31  to the priest from your peace offering sacrifices. 7:33 The one from Aaron’s sons who presents the blood of the peace offering and fat will have the right thigh as his share, 7:34 for the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution offering I have taken from the Israelites out of their peace offering sacrifices and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons from the people of Israel as a perpetual allotted portion.’ 32 

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