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7:11-31
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“These are the instructions regarding the different kinds of peace offerings
that may be presented to the Lord. If you present your peace offering as
an expression of thanksgiving, the usual animal sacrifice must be accompanied by various kinds of bread made without y­ east—­thin cakes mixed
with olive oil, wafers spread with oil, and cakes made of choice flour mixed
with olive oil. This peace offering of thanksgiving must also be accompanied by loaves of bread made with yeast. One of each kind of bread must
be presented as a gift to the Lord. It will then belong to the priest who
splatters the blood of the peace offering against the altar. The meat of the
peace offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the same day it is offered.
None of it may be saved for the next morning.
“If you bring an offering to fulfill a vow or as a voluntary offering, the
meat must be eaten on the same day the sacrifice is offered, but whatever
is left over may be eaten on the second day. Any meat left over until the
third day must be completely burned up. If any of the meat from the peace
offering is eaten on the third day, the person who presented it will not be
accepted by the Lord. You will receive no credit for offering it. By then the
meat will be contaminated; if you eat it, you will be punished for your sin.
“Meat that touches anything ceremonially unclean may not be eaten; it
must be completely burned up. The rest of the meat may be eaten, but only
by people who are ceremonially clean. If you are ceremonially unclean and
you eat meat from a peace offering that was presented to the Lord, you
will be cut off from the community. If you touch anything that is unclean
(whether it is human defilement or an unclean animal or any other unclean, detestable thing) and then eat meat from a peace offering presented
to the Lord, you will be cut off from the community.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the
people of Israel. You must never eat fat, whether from cattle, sheep, or
goats. The fat of an animal found dead or torn to pieces by wild animals
must never be eaten, though it may be used for any other purpose. Anyone
who eats fat from an animal presented as a special gift to the Lord will
be cut off from the community. No matter where you live, you must never
consume the blood of any bird or animal. Anyone who consumes blood
will be cut off from the community.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the
people of Israel. When you present a peace offering to the Lord, bring
part of it as a gift to the Lord. Present it to the Lord with your own
hands as a special gift to the Lord. Bring the fat of the animal, together
with the breast, and lift up the breast as a special offering to the Lord.
Then the priest will burn the fat on the altar, but the breast will belong to





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