Leviticus 5:8

NET ©

He must bring them to the priest and present first the one that is for a sin offering. The priest must pinch its head at the nape of its neck, but must not sever the head from the body.

NIV ©

He is to bring them to the priest, who shall first offer the one for the sin offering. He is to wring its head from its neck, not severing it completely,

NASB ©

‘He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first that which is for the sin offering and shall nip its head at the front of its neck, but he shall not sever it.

NLT ©

They must bring them to the priest, who will offer one of the birds as the sin offering. The priest will wring its neck but without severing its head from the body.

MSG ©

Bring them to the priest who will first offer the one for the Absolution-Offering: He'll wring its neck but not sever it,

BBE ©

And let him take them to the priest, who will first give the sin-offering, twisting off its head from its neck, but not cutting it in two;

NRSV ©

You shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first the one for the sin offering, wringing its head at the nape without severing it.

NKJV ©

‘And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it completely.

KJV
And he shall bring
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them unto the priest
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who shall offer
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[that] which [is] for the sin offering
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first
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and wring off
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his head
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from
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his neck
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but shall not divide [it] asunder
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HEBREW
lydby
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hnwsar
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rsa
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ta
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byrqhw
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Nhkh
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la
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Mta
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aybhw (5:8)
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LXXM
kai
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CONJ
oisei
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V-FAI-3S
auta
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D-APN
prov
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PREP
ton
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T-ASM
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kai
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CONJ
prosaxei
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T-NSM
iereuv
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N-NSM
to
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PREP
thv
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T-GSF
amartiav
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N-GSF
proteron
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ADV
kai
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CONJ
apoknisei
 
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iereuv
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CONJ
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ADV
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V-FAI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
He must bring
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them to
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the priest
<03548>
and present
<07126>
first
<07223>
the one that
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is for a sin offering
<02403>
. The priest must pinch
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its head
<07218>
at the nape of its neck
<06203>
, but must not
<03808>
sever
<0914>
the head from the body.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “he.” The subject (“he”) refers to the priest here, not the offerer who presented the birds to the priest (cf. v. 8a).

sn The action seems to involve both a twisting action, breaking the neck of the bird and severing its vertebrae, as well as pinching or nipping the skin, but in this case not severing the head from the main body (note the rest of this verse).

tn Heb “he shall not divide [it]” (see J. Milgrom, Leviticus [AB], 1:305).