Your lips drip sweetness like the honeycomb, my bride, honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
“The appointed responsibility of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest is for the oil for the light, and the spiced incense, and the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil; he also has 1 the appointed responsibility over all the tabernacle with 2 all that is in it, over the sanctuary and over all its furnishings.” 3
and you make an offering by fire to the Lord from the herd or from the flock (whether a burnt offering or a sacrifice for discharging a vow or as a freewill offering or in your solemn feasts) to create a pleasing aroma to the Lord,
If a resident foreigner is living 1 with you – or whoever is among you 2 in future generations 3 – and prepares an offering made by fire as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, he must do it the same way you are to do it. 4
And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma 1 and said 2 to himself, 3 “I will never again curse 4 the ground because of humankind, even though 5 the inclination of their minds 6 is evil from childhood on. 7 I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.
Then he must bring it to the sons of Aaron, the priests, and the priest 1 must scoop out from there a handful of its choice wheat flour and some of its olive oil in addition to all of its frankincense, and the priest must offer its memorial portion 2 up in smoke on the altar – it is 3 a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.
Along with the loaves of bread, 1 you must also present seven flawless yearling lambs, 2 one young bull, 3 and two rams. 4 They are to be a burnt offering to the Lord along with their grain offering 5 and drink offerings, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord. 6
They offer burnt sacrifices to the Lord every morning and every evening, along with fragrant incense. They arrange the Bread of the Presence on a ritually clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. Certainly 1 we are observing the Lord our God’s regulations, but you have rejected him.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Then you will know that I am the Lord – when their dead lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and all the mountaintops, under every green tree and every leafy oak, 1 the places where they have offered fragrant incense to all their idols.
I brought them to the land which I swore 1 to give them, but whenever they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices there and presented the offerings that provoke me to anger. They offered their soothing aroma there and poured out their drink offerings.
But its swamps and its marshes will not become fresh; they will remain salty.
I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices, along with the smell of sacrificial rams. I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)
May you accept my prayer like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering! 1