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Leviticus 6



1The trespass offering for sins done wittingly.
8The law of the burnt offering;
14and of the meat offering.
19The offering at the consecration of a priest.
24The law of the sin offering.

Verse 2
If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
5:15,19; Numbers 5:6-8; Psalms 51:4
19:11; Genesis 26:7; John 8:44; Acts 5:4; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9; Revelation 22:15
in that
Exodus 22:7-10
in fellowship
or, in dealing. Heb. in putting of the hand.
Isaiah 21:2; 24:16; 33:1; Habakkuk 1:13
Proverbs 24:28; 26:19; Isaiah 59:13-15; Jeremiah 9:5; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:10-12

Verse 3
Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
have found
Exodus 23:4; Deuteronomy 22:1-3
19:12; Exodus 22:9-11; Proverbs 30:9; Jeremiah 5:2; 7:9; Zechariah 5:4; Malachi 3:5

Verse 4
Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
4:13-15; 5:3,4
which he
Genesis 21:25; Job 20:19; 24:2; Isaiah 59:6; Ezekiel 18:7,12,18; Amos 3:10; Micah 2:2; Zephaniah 1:9

Verse 5
Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
5:16; Exodus 22:1,4,7,9; Numbers 5:7,8; 1 Samuel 12:3; 2 Samuel 12:6; Proverbs 6:30,31; Isaiah 58:6,9; Luke 19:8
in the principal
The property itself, if still remaining, or its full value, to which a fifth part more was to be added, to compensate the owner for the loss he had sustained by being deprived of the use of his goods. He must also bring a trespass offering to the Lord; which was intended to show that disobedience to God is the great evil, even of those crimes which are injurious to man, and that repentance, and even restitution, though needful in order to forgiveness, cannot atone for sin.
of his trespass offering
or, of his being found guilty. Heb. of trespass.
Matthew 5:23,24

Verse 6
And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:
a ram
5:15,18; Isaiah 53:10,11

Verse 7
And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.
4:20,26,31; 5:10,13,15,16,18; Exodus 34:7; Ezekiel 18:21-23,26,27; Ezekiel 33:14-16,19; Micah 7:18; 1 John 1:7,9; 2:1,2
it shall be
Isaiah 1:18; Matthew 12:31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Verse 8

At this verse the Jews begin the twenty-fifth section of the law, and also, in the best Hebrew Bibles, the sixth chapter, which undoubtedly ought to begin here, as the inspired writer enters upon a new subject; the former part of the book being intended for the instruction of the people relative to the several sacrifices to be brought; but this for the instruction of the priests respecting some particulars of their official services.

Verse 9
Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
of the burnt
1:1-17; Exodus 29:38-42; Numbers 28:3
because of the burning
or, for the burning.

Verse 10
And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
linen garment
16:4; Exodus 28:39-43; 39:27-29; Ezekiel 44:17,18; Revelation 7:13; 19:8,14
1:9,13,17; Numbers 16:21,35; Psalms 20:3; *marg:; Psalms 37:20

Verse 11
And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
put off
16:23,24; Ezekiel 44:19
4:12,21; 14:40,41; 16:27; Hebrews 13:11-13

Verse 12
And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
the fire
9:24; Numbers 4:13,14; Mark 9:48,49; Hebrews 10:27
burn wood
1:7-9; 3:3-5,9-11,14-16; Exodus 29:38-42; Nehemiah 13:31; The efficacy of the priesthood and mediation of Christ is perpetual, and we can never approach to God in his name, by day or night, unseasonably. The ministers of Christ should have the fire of their zeal constantly burning.

Verse 14
And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.
the meat offering
2:1,2; Numbers 15:4,6,9; John 6:32

Verse 15
And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.
the memorial

Verse 16
And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.
the remainder
2:3,10; 5:13; Ezekiel 44:29; 1 Corinthians 9:13-15
Exodus 12:8; 1 Corinthians 5:8
shall it
26; 10:12,13; Numbers 18:9,10

Verse 17
It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
2:11; 1 Peter 2:22
I have
Numbers 18:9,10
it is most holy
25; 2:3; 7:1,6; Exodus 29:33,34,37

Verse 18
All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.
the males
29; 21:21,22; Numbers 18:10
It shall
every one
Kol asher yiggâ bahem yikdash, "all (whether person or thing) that toucheth them shall be (or must be) holy;" that is, the priests must not eat of these oblations when under any ceremonial defilement, and the sacred utensils used about them must not be employed for any other purpose, or in any other way.
22:3-7; Exodus 29:37; Haggai 2:12-14; Zechariah 14:20,21; 1 Peter 1:16; 2:9

Verse 20
This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
the offering
This oblation, which the Jews call a mincha of initiation, seems to have been required of the high priest alone "on the day in which he was anointed," and from that time, every morning and evening, as long as he continued in office, and then in like manner of his successor; for, by "the sons of Aaron," may be understood his descendants and successors in the high priesthood, in their generations.
Exodus 29:2; Numbers 18:26-32; Hebrews 5:1; 7:27; 8:3,4
in the day
The word beyom signifies not only in the day, but from that day forward; for it was a daily oblation, and for them and their successors, a statue for ever.
the tenth
5:1; Exodus 16:36
a meat offering
2:1-16; Exodus 29:35-42; Numbers 28:3,10

Verse 21
In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
2:5; 7:9; 1 Chronicles 9:31

Verse 22
And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.
is anointed
4:3; Deuteronomy 10:6; Hebrews 7:23
8:21; Exodus 29:22-25; Isaiah 53:10

Verse 23
For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.
shall be
The meat offering of the people was eaten by the priests, who typically bore and expiated their sins; but as no priest, being a sinner, could make atonement for himself, his meat offering must not be eaten, but wholly burnt on the altar, which was a typical transfer of his guilt to the great antitype who actually bore and expiated it.
it shall not be
16,17; 2:10

Verse 25
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.
the law
In the
1:3,5,11; 4:24,29,33
it is
17; 21:22

Verse 26
The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
10:17,18; Numbers 18:9,10; Ezekiel 44:28,29; 46:20; Hosea 4:8
in the holy
in the court
Exodus 27:9-18; 38:9-19; 40:33; Ezekiel 42:13

Verse 27
Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.
18; Exodus 29:37; 30:29; Haggai 2:12; Matthew 9:21; 14:36
11:32; 2 Corinthians 7:1,11

Verse 28
But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
11:33; 15:12; Hebrews 9:9,10

Verse 29
All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
the males
18; Numbers 18:10
it is

Verse 30
And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.
4:3-21; 10:18; 16:27,28; Hebrews 9:11,12; 13:11


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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