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Leviticus 7:16-18

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7:16 “‘If his offering is a votive or freewill sacrifice, 1  it may be eaten on the day he presents his sacrifice, and also the leftovers from it may be eaten on the next day, 2  7:17 but the leftovers from the meat of the sacrifice must be burned up in the fire 3  on the third day. 7:18 If some of the meat of his peace offering sacrifice is ever eaten on the third day it will not be accepted; it will not be accounted to the one who presented it, since it is spoiled, 4  and the person who eats from it will bear his punishment for iniquity. 5 

Leviticus 7:32

Context
7:32 The right thigh you must give as a contribution offering 6  to the priest from your peace offering sacrifices.

1 tn For the distinction between votive and freewill offerings see the note on Lev 22:23 and the literature cited there.

2 tn Heb “and on the next day and the left over from it shall be eaten.”

3 tn Heb “burned with fire,” an expression which is sometimes redundant in English, but here means “burned up,” “burned up entirely” (likewise in v. 19).

4 tn Or “desecrated,” or “defiled,” or “forbidden.” For this difficult term see J. Milgrom, Leviticus (AB), 1:422. Cf. NIV “it is impure”; NCV “it will become unclean”; NLT “will be contaminated.”

5 tn Heb “his iniquity he shall bear” (cf. Lev 5:1); NIV “will be held responsible”; NRSV “shall incur guilt”; TEV “will suffer the consequences.”

6 tn Older English versions (e.g., KJV, ASV) translate this Hebrew term (תְּרוּמָה, tÿrumah) “heave offering,” derived from the idea of “to raise, to lift” found in the verbal root (cf. NAB “a raised offering”). “Contribution offering” is a better English rendering because it refers to something “taken out from” (i.e., “lifted up from”; cf. the Hebrew term הֵרִים (herim) in, e.g., Lev 2:9; 4:8, etc.) the offering as a special contribution to the specific priest who presided over the offering procedures in any particular instance (see the next verse and R. E. Averbeck, NIDOTTE 4:335-37). Cf. TEV “as a special contribution”; NCV, NLT “as a gift.”



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