21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the Lord an heave offering in your generations.

Other Translations of Numbers 15:21

New International Version

21 Throughout the generations to come you are to give this offering to the Lord from the first of your ground meal.

English Standard Version

21 Some of the first of your dough you shall give to the Lord as a contribution throughout your generations.

The Message

21 Down through the future generations make this offering to God from each first batch of dough.

New King James Version

21 Of the first of your ground meal you shall give to the Lord a heave offering throughout your generations.

New Living Translation

21 Throughout the generations to come, you are to present a sacred offering to the Lord each year from the first of your ground flour.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 15:21

Commentary on Numbers 15:1-21

(Read Numbers 15:1-21)

Full instructions are given about the meat-offerings and drink-offerings. The beginning of this law is very encouraging, When ye come into the land of your habitation which I give unto you. This was a plain intimation that God would secure the promised land to their seed. It was requisite, since the sacrifices of acknowledgment were intended as the food of God's table, that there should be a constant supply of bread, oil, and wine, whatever the flesh-meat was. And the intent of this law is to direct the proportions of the meat-offering and drink-offering. Natives and strangers are placed on a level in this as in other like matters. It was a happy forewarning of the calling of the Gentiles, and of their admission into the church. If the law made so little difference between Jew and Gentile, much less would the gospel, which broke down the partition-wall, and reconciled both to God.