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Leviticus 9

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Leviticus 9

Aaron's Priesthood Inaugurated

1On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel; 2and he said to Aaron, "Take a bull calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, both without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. 3And say to the people of Israel, 'Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old without blemish, for a burnt offering, 4and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord, and a cereal offering mixed with oil; for today the Lord will appear to you.' " 5And they brought what Moses commanded before the tent of meeting; and all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord. 6And Moses said, "This is the thing which the Lord commanded you to do; and the glory of the Lord will appear to you." 7Then Moses said to Aaron, "Draw near to the altar, and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people; and bring the offering of the people, and make atonement for them; as the Lord has commanded."

8So Aaron drew near to the altar, and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself. 9And the sons of Aaron presented the blood to him, and he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar; 10but the fat and the kidneys and the appendage of the liver from the sin offering he burned upon the altar, as the Lord commanded Moses. 11The flesh and the skin he burned with fire outside the camp.

12And he killed the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons delivered to him the blood, and he threw it on the altar round about. 13And they delivered the burnt offering to him, piece by piece, and the head; and he burned them upon the altar. 14And he washed the entrails and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.

15Then he presented the people's offering, and took the goat of the sin offering which was for the people, and killed it, and offered it for sin, like the first sin offering. 16And he presented the burnt offering, and offered it according to the ordinance. 17And he presented the cereal offering, and filled his hand from it, and burned it upon the altar, besides the burnt offering of the morning.

18He killed the ox also and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings for the people; and Aaron's sons delivered to him the blood, which he threw upon the altar round about, 19and the fat of the ox and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the entrails, and the kidneys, and the appendage of the liver; 20and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burned the fat upon the altar, 21but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave offering before the Lord; as Moses commanded.

22Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings. 23And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting; and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. 24And fire came forth from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat upon the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.