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Leviticus 23:10-14

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23:10 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘When you enter the land that I am about to give to you and you gather in its harvest, 1  then you must bring the sheaf of the first portion of your harvest 2  to the priest, 23:11 and he must wave the sheaf before the Lord to be accepted for your benefit 3  – on the day after the Sabbath the priest is to wave it. 4  23:12 On the day you wave the sheaf you must also offer 5  a flawless yearling lamb 6  for a burnt offering to the Lord, 23:13 along with its grain offering, two tenths of an ephah of 7  choice wheat flour 8  mixed with olive oil, as a gift to the Lord, a soothing aroma, 9  and its drink offering, one fourth of a hin of wine. 10  23:14 You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or fresh grain until this very day, 11  until you bring the offering of your God. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations 12  in all the places where you live.

1 tn Heb “and you harvest its harvest.”

2 tn Heb “the sheaf of the first of your harvest.”

3 tn Heb “for your acceptance.”

4 sn See Lev 7:30 for a note on the “waving” of a “wave offering.”

5 tn Heb “And you shall make in the day of your waving the sheaf.”

6 tn Heb “a flawless lamb, a son of its year”; KJV “of the first year”; NLT “a year-old male lamb.”

7 sn See the note on Lev 5:11.

8 sn See the note on Lev 2:1.

9 sn See the note on Lev 1:9.

10 tn Heb “wine, one fourth of the hin.” A pre-exilic hin is about 3.6 liters (= ca. 1 quart), so one fourth of a hin would be about one cup.

11 tn Heb “until the bone of this day.”

12 tn Heb “for your generations.”



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