7:15 The meat of his 1 thanksgiving peace offering must be eaten on the day of his offering; he must not set any of it aside until morning.
7:16 “‘If his offering is a votive or freewill sacrifice, 2 it may be eaten on the day he presents his sacrifice, and also the leftovers from it may be eaten on the next day, 3 7:17 but the leftovers from the meat of the sacrifice must be burned up in the fire 4 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, 5 and the person who eats from it will bear his punishment for iniquity. 6 7:19 The meat which touches anything ceremonially 7 unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, 8 everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat.
1 tn In the verse “his” refers to the offerer.
3 tn Heb “and on the next day and the left over from it shall be eaten.”
5 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.”
7 tn The word “ceremonially” has been supplied in the translation both here and in the following sentence to clarify that the uncleanness involved is ritual or ceremonial in nature.
8 tn The Hebrew has simply “the flesh,” but this certainly refers to “clean” flesh in contrast to the unclean flesh in the first half of the verse.