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Geneva Study Bible

Leviticus 3

 

 

Verse 1
And if his oblation [be] a sacrifice of a peace offering, if he offer [it] of the herd; whether [it be] a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

(a) A sacrifice of thanksgiving offered for peace and prosperity, either generally or particularly.

Verse 3
And he shall b offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,

(b) One part was burnt, another was to the priests, and the third to him that offered.

Verse 6
And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD [be] of the flock; c male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

(c) In the peace offering either male or female could be offered, but in the burnt offering only the male: so here no birds can be offered, but in the burnt offering they might: there all was consumed with fire, and in the peace offering divided.

Verse 9
And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering d an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, [and] the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,

(d) The burnt offering was completely consumed, and of the offering made by fire only the inner parts were burnt: the shoulder and breast, with the two jaws and the stomach were the priests, and the rest his that offered.

Verse 13
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before e the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

(e) Meaning, at the north side of the altar, (Leviticus 1:1).

Verse 17
[It shall be] a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither f fat nor blood.

(f) Eating fat was a symbol of carnality, and eating blood signified cruelty.

 


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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Leviticus 3:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/leviticus-3.html. 1599-1645.

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