4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the Lord bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.

Other Translations of Numbers 15:4

New International Version

4 then the person who brings an offering shall present to the Lord a grain offering of a tenth of an ephahThat is, probably about 3 1/2 pounds or about 1.6 kilograms of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hinThat is, about 1 quart or about 1 liter; also in verse 5 of olive oil.

English Standard Version

4 then he who brings his offering shall offer to the Lord a grain offering of a tenth of an ephahAn ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters of fine flour, mixed with a quarter of a hinA hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters of oil;

The Message

4 the one bringing the offering shall present to God a Grain-Offering of two quarts of fine flour mixed with a quart of oil.

New King James Version

4 then he who presents his offering to the Lord shall bring a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil;

New Living Translation

4 When you present these offerings, you must also give the Lord a grain offering of two quarts of choice flour mixed with one quart of olive oil.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 15:4

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.