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6:5-20
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You must give back whatever you stole, or the money you took by extortion, or the security deposit, or the lost property you found, or anything
obtained by swearing falsely. You must make restitution by paying the full
price plus an additional 20 percent to the person you have harmed. On the
same day you must present a guilt offering. As a guilt offering to the Lord,
you must bring to the priest your own ram with no defects, or you may buy
one of equal value. Through this process, the priest will purify you before
the Lord, making you right with him, and you will be forgiven for any of
these sins you have committed.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give Aaron and his sons the following
instructions regarding the burnt offering. The burnt offering must be left
on top of the altar until the next morning, and the fire on the altar must
be kept burning all night. In the morning, after the priest on duty has put
on his official linen clothing and linen undergarments, he must clean out
the ashes of the burnt offering and put them beside the altar. Then he must
take off these garments, change back into his regular clothes, and carry
the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially clean. Meanwhile, the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must never go out.
Each morning the priest will add fresh wood to the fire and arrange the
burnt offering on it. He will then burn the fat of the peace offerings on it.
Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must
never go out.
“These are the instructions regarding the grain offering. Aaron’s sons must
present this offering to the Lord in front of the altar. The priest on duty
will take from the grain offering a handful of the choice flour moistened
with olive oil, together with all the frankincense. He will burn this representative portion on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. Aaron and
his sons may eat the rest of the flour, but it must be baked without yeast
and eaten in a sacred place within the courtyard of the Tabernacle. Remember, it must never be prepared with yeast. I have given it to the priests
as their share of the special gifts presented to me. Like the sin offering and
the guilt offering, it is most holy. Any of Aaron’s male descendants may eat
from the special gifts presented to the Lord. This is their permanent right
from generation to generation. Anyone or anything that touches these offerings will become holy.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “On the day Aaron and his sons are anointed,
they must present to the Lord the standard grain offering of two quarts





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