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The Lord said to Moses, “Give these instructions to the people of Israel:
The offerings you present as special gifts are a pleasing aroma to me; they
are my food. See to it that they are brought at the appointed times and
offered according to my instructions.
“Say to the people: This is the special gift you must present to the Lord
as your daily burnt offering. You must offer two one-year-old male lambs
with no defects. Sacrifice one lamb in the morning and the other in the
evening. With each lamb you must offer a grain offering of two quarts of
choice flour mixed with one quart of pure oil of pressed olives. This is the
regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a special gift, a pleasing
aroma to the Lord. Along with it you must present the proper liquid offering of one quart of alcoholic drink with each lamb, poured out in the Holy
Place as an offering to the Lord. Offer the second lamb in the evening
with the same grain offering and liquid offering. It, too, is a special gift, a
pleasing aroma to the Lord.
“On the Sabbath day, sacrifice two one-year-old male lambs with no defects. They must be accompanied by a grain offering of four quarts of
choice flour moistened with olive oil, and a liquid offering. This is the
burnt offering to be presented each Sabbath day, in addition to the regular
burnt offering and its accompanying liquid offering.
“On the first day of each month, present an extra burnt offering to the
Lord of two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all
with no defects. These must be accompanied by grain offerings of choice
flour moistened with olive oil—six quarts with each bull, four quarts with
the ram, and two quarts with each lamb. This burnt offering will be a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord. You must also present a liquid
offering with each sacrifice: two quarts of wine for each bull, a third of
a gallon for the ram, and one quart for each lamb. Present this monthly
burnt offering on the first day of each month throughout the year.
“On the first day of each month, you must also offer one male goat for a
sin offering to the Lord. This is in addition to the regular burnt offering
and its accompanying liquid offering.
“On the fourteenth day of the first month, you must celebrate the Lord’s
Passover. On the following day—the fifteenth day of the month—a joyous, seven-day festival will begin, but no bread made with yeast may be
eaten. The first day of the festival will be an official day for holy assembly,
and no ordinary work may be done on that day. As a special gift you must