20 And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar:

Other Translations of Leviticus 9:20

New International Version

20 these they laid on the breasts, and then Aaron burned the fat on the altar.

English Standard Version

20 they put the fat pieces on the breasts, and he burned the fat pieces on the altar,

The Message

20 they laid on the breasts and Aaron burned it on the Altar.

New King James Version

20 and they put the fat on the breasts. Then he burned the fat on the altar;

New Living Translation

20 He placed these fat portions on top of the breasts of these animals and burned them on the altar.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 9:20

Commentary on Leviticus 9:1-21

(Read Leviticus 9:1-21)

These many sacrifices, which were all done away by the death of Christ, teach us that our best services need washing in his blood, and that the guilt of our best sacrifices needs to be done away by one more pure and more noble than they. Let us be thankful that we have such a High Priest. The priests had not a day's respite from service allowed. God's spiritual priests have constant work, which the duty of every day requires; they that would give up their account with joy, must redeem time. The glory of God appeared in the sight of the people, and owned what they had done. We are not now to expect such appearances, but God draws nigh to those who draw nigh to him, and the offerings of faith are acceptable to him; though the sacrifices being spiritual, the tokens of the acceptance are spiritual likewise. When Aaron had done all that was to be done about the sacrifices, he lifted up his hands towards the people, and blessed them. Aaron could but crave a blessing, God alone can command it.