Leviticus 5-7 Bible in Basic English

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5 1  And if anyone does wrong by saying nothing when he is put under oath as a witness of something he has seen or had knowledge of, then he will be responsible: 2  If anyone becomes unclean through touching unconsciously some unclean thing, such as the dead body of an unclean beast or of unclean cattle or of any unclean animal which goes flat on the earth, he will be responsible: 3  Or if he becomes unclean through touching unconsciously any unclean thing of man, whatever it may be, when it is made clear to him he will be responsible: 4  Or if anyone, without thought, takes an oath to do evil or to do good, whatever he says without thought, with an oath, having no knowledge of what he is doing; when it becomes clear to him, he will be responsible for any of these things. 5  And whoever is responsible for any such sin, let him make a statement openly of his wrongdoing; 6  And take to the Lord the offering for the wrong which he has done, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin-offering, and the priest will take away his sin.

7  And if he has not money enough for a lamb, then let him give, for his offering to the Lord, two doves or two young pigeons; one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering. 8  And let him take them to the priest, who will first give the sin-offering, twisting off its head from its neck, but not cutting it in two; 9  And he is to put drops of the blood of the offering on the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin-offering. 10  And the second is for a burned offering, in agreement with the law; and the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness. 11  But if he has not enough money for two doves or two young pigeons, then let him give, for the sin he has done, the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal, for a sin-offering; let him put no oil on it, and no perfume, for it is a sin-offering. 12  And let him come to the priest with it, and the priest will take some of it in his hand, to be burned on the altar as a sign, among the offerings of the Lord made by fire: it is a sin-offering. 13  And the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness: and the rest of the offering will be the priest's, in the same way as the meal offering.

Trespass Offerings

14  And the Lord said to Moses, 15  If anyone is untrue, sinning in error in connection with the holy things of the Lord, let him take his offering to the Lord, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you in silver by shekels, by the scale of the holy place. 16  And he is to make payment to the priest for what he has done wrong in relation to the holy thing, together with a fifth part of its value in addition; and the priest will take away his sin by the sheep of his offering, and he will have forgiveness. 17  And if anyone does wrong, and does any of the things which the Lord has given orders are not to be done, though he has no knowledge of it, still he is in the wrong and he is responsible. 18  Let him come to the priest with a sheep, a male without any mark out of the flock, of the value fixed by you, as an offering for his error; and the priest will take away the sin which he did in error, and he will have forgiveness. 19  It is an offering for his error: he is certainly responsible before the Lord. 20  And the Lord said to Moses, 21  If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour, 22  Or has taken a false oath about the loss of something which he has come across by chance; if a man has done any of these evil things, 23  Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance, 24  Or anything about which he took a false oath; he will have to give it all back, with the addition of a fifth of its value, to him whose property it is, when he has been judged to be in the wrong. 25  Then let him take to the Lord the offering for his wrongdoing; giving to the priest for his offering, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you: 26  And the priest will take away his sin from before the Lord, and he will have forgiveness for whatever crime he has done

6 1  And the Lord said to Moses, 2  Give orders to Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law for the burned offering: the offering is to be on the fire-wood on the altar all night till the morning; and the fire of the altar is to be kept burning. 3  And the priest is to put on his linen robes and his linen trousers, and take up what is over of the offering after it has been burned on the altar, and put it by the side of the altar. 4  Then having taken off his linen robes and put on other clothing, he is to take it away into a clean place, outside the tent-circle. 5  The fire on the altar is to be kept burning; it is never to go out; every morning the priest is to put wood on it, placing the burned offering in order on it, and there the fat of the peace-offering is to be burned. 6  Let the fire be kept burning on the altar at all times; it is never to go out. 7  And this is the law for the meal offering: it is to be offered to the Lord before the altar by the sons of Aaron.

The Law of the Offerings

8  The priest is to take in his hand some of the meal of the meal offering and of the oil of it, and all the perfume on it, burning it on the altar as a sign, for a sweet smell to the Lord. 9  And whatever is over Aaron and his sons may have for their food, taking it without leaven in a holy place; in the open space of the Tent of meeting they may take a meal of it. 10  It is not to be cooked with leaven. I have given it to them as their part of the offerings made by fire to me; it is most holy, as are the sin-offerings and the offerings for error. 11  Every male among the children of Aaron may have it for food; it is their right for ever through all your generations, from the offerings made by fire to the Lord: anyone touching them will be holy. 12  And the Lord said to Moses, 13  This is the offering which Aaron and his sons are to make to the Lord on the day when he is made a priest: the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal for a meal offering for ever; half of it in the morning and half in the evening.

14  Let it be made with oil on a flat plate; when it is well mixed and cooked, let it be broken and taken in as a meal offering, for a sweet smell to the Lord. 15  And the same offering is to be given by that one of his sons who takes his place as priest; by an order for ever, all of it is to be burned before the Lord. 16  Every meal offering offered for the priest is to be completely burned: nothing of it is to be taken for food. 17  And the Lord said to Moses, 18  Say to Aaron and his sons, This is the law for the sin-offering: the sin-offering is to be put to death before the Lord in the same place as the burned offering; it is most holy. 19  The priest by whom it is offered for sin, is to take it for his food in a holy place, in the open space of the Tent of meeting. 20  Anyone touching the flesh of it will be holy: and if any of the blood is dropped on any clothing, the thing on which the blood has been dropped is to be washed in a holy place. 21  But the vessel of earth in which the flesh was cooked is to be broken; or if a brass vessel was used, it is to be rubbed clean and washed out with water. 22  Every male among the priests may take it for his food: it is most holy. 23  No sin-offering, the blood of which is taken into the Tent of meeting, to take away sin in the holy place, may be used for food: it is to be burned with fire.

7 1  And this is the law of the offering for wrongdoing: it is most holy. 2  They are to put to death the offering for wrongdoing in the same place as the burned offering; and the priest is to put the blood on and round the altar. 3  And all the fat of it, the fat tail and the fat covering the inside parts, is to be given as an offering. 4  And the two kidneys, and the fat on them, which is by the top of the legs, and the fat joining the liver and the kidneys, he is to take away: 5  They are to be burned by the priest on the altar for an offering made by fire to the Lord: it is an offering for wrongdoing. 6  Every male among the priests may have it as food in a holy place: it is most holy. 7  As is the sin-offering, so is the offering for wrongdoing; there is one law for them: the priest who makes the offering to take away sin, he is to have it. 8  And the priest offering any man's burned offering for him, may have the skin of the burned offering which is offered by him. 9  And every meal offering which is cooked in the oven and everything made in a cooking pot or on a flat plate, is for the priest by whom it is offered. 10  And every meal offering, mixed with oil or dry, is for all the sons of Aaron in equal measure.

11  And this is the law for the peace-offerings offered to the Lord. 12  If any man gives his offering as a praise-offering, then let him give with the offering, unleavened cakes mixed with oil and thin unleavened cakes covered with oil and cakes of the best meal well mixed with oil. 13  With his peace-offering let him give cakes of leavened bread, as a praise-offering. 14  And let him give one out of every offering to be lifted up before the Lord; that it may be for the priest who puts the blood of the peace-offering on the altar. 15  And the flesh of the praise-offering is to be taken as food on the day when it is offered; no part of it may be kept till the morning. 16  But if his offering is made because of an oath or given freely, it may be taken as food on the day when it is offered; and the rest may be used up on the day after: 17  But if any of the flesh of the offering is still unused on the third day, it is to be burned with fire. 18  And if any of the flesh of the peace-offering is taken as food on the third day, it will not be pleasing to God and will not be put to the account of him who gives it; it will be unclean and a cause of sin to him who takes it as food. 19  And flesh touched by any unclean thing may not be taken for food: it is to be burned with fire; and as for the flesh of the peace-offerings, everyone who is clean may take it as food: 20  But he who is unclean when he takes as food the flesh of the peace-offerings, which are the Lord's, will be cut off from his people. 21  And anyone who, after touching any unclean thing of man or an unclean beast or any unclean and disgusting thing, takes as food the flesh of the peace-offerings, which are the Lord's, will be cut off from his people. 22  And the Lord said to Moses, 23  Say to the children of Israel: You are not to take any fat, of ox or sheep or goat, for food. 24  And the fat of that which comes to a natural death, and the fat of that which is attacked by beasts, may be used for other purposes, but not in any way for food. 25  For anyone who takes as food the fat of any beast of which men make an offering by fire to the Lord, will be cut off from his people. 26  And you are not to take for food any blood, of bird or of beast, in any of your houses. 27  Whoever takes any blood for food will be cut off from his people. 28  And the Lord said to Moses, 29  Say to the children of Israel: He who makes a peace-offering to the Lord, is to give an offering to the Lord out of his peace-offering: 30  He himself is to take to the Lord the offering made by fire, even the fat with the breast, so that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the Lord. 31  And the fat is to be burned by the priest on the altar, but the breast is for Aaron and his sons. 32  And the right leg you are to give to the priest for an offering to be lifted up out of what is given for your peace-offerings. 33  That man, among the sons of Aaron, by whom the blood of the peace-offering and the fat are offered, is to have the right leg for his part. 34  For the breast which is waved and the right leg which is lifted up on high I have taken from the children of Israel, from their peace-offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their right for ever from the children of Israel.

35  This is the holy part given to Aaron and to his sons, out of the offerings made to the Lord by fire, on the day when they were made priests before the Lord; 36  Which the Lord said the children of Israel were to give them, on the day when he made them his priests. It is their right for ever from generation to generation. 37  These are the laws for the burned offering, the meal offering, and the offering for wrongdoing; and for the making of priests, and for the giving of peace-offerings; 38  As they were given by the Lord to Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day when the Lord gave orders to the children of Israel to make their offerings to the Lord, in the waste land of Sinai.

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