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IMMERSE

BEGINNINGS
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herds of cattle or your flocks of sheep and goats. 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. For each lamb offered as
a burnt offering or a special sacrifice, you must also present one quart of
wine as a liquid offering.
“If the sacrifice is a ram, give a grain offering of four quarts of choice
flour mixed with a third of a gallon of olive oil, and give a third of a gallon
of wine as a liquid offering. This will be a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
“When you present a young bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice to
fulfill a vow or as a peace offering to the Lord, you must also give a grain
offering of six quarts of choice flour mixed with two quarts of olive oil,
and give two quarts of wine as a liquid offering. This will be a special gift,
a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
“Each sacrifice of a bull, ram, lamb, or young goat should be prepared in
this way. Follow these instructions with each offering you present. All of
you n­ ative-­born Israelites must follow these instructions when you offer a
special gift as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. And if any foreigners visit you
or live among you and want to present a special gift as a pleasing aroma to
the Lord, they must follow these same procedures. N
­ ative-­born Israelites
and foreigners are equal before the Lord and are subject to the same decrees. This is a permanent law for you, to be observed from generation to
generation. The same instructions and regulations will apply both to you
and to the foreigners living among you.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the
people of Israel.
“When you arrive in the land where I am taking you, and you eat the
crops that grow there, you must set some aside as a sacred offering to the
Lord. Present a cake from the first of the flour you grind, and set it aside
as a sacred offering, as you do with the first grain from the threshing floor.
Throughout the generations to come, you are to present a sacred offering
to the Lord each year from the first of your ground flour.
“But suppose you unintentionally fail to carry out all these commands
that the Lord has given you through Moses. And suppose your descendants in the future fail to do everything the Lord has commanded through
Moses. If the mistake was made unintentionally, and the community was
unaware of it, the whole community must present a young bull for a burnt
offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. It must be offered along with its
prescribed grain offering and liquid offering and with one male goat for a
sin offering. With it the priest will purify the whole community of Israel,
making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. For it was
an unintentional sin, and they have corrected it with their offerings to the





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