Leviticus 3

Moses tells Israel's people what to do with their gifts for the LORD

1 A person might want to give a fellowship gift to the LORD. He must take a perfect animal from his group of animals. The animal can be male or female. 2 The person must put his hand on the animal's head. Then he must kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's sons the priests will throw the blood on to the sides of the altar. 3 The person must burn some pieces of the animal as a gift to the LORD. It is a fellowship offering. 4 He must bring all the fat from inside the animal. And he must bring the kidneys with their fat and the best piece of the liver. 5 The priests, Aaron's sons, will take the pieces. They must put them on top of the gift on the altar. The smell of them while they are burning will give the LORD pleasure.

3:5This is another ‘nice smell’ offering. It is not about sin. It is about a person who wants fellowship with God.

6 If a person wants to give a sheep to the LORD as a fellowship gift, it must be perfect. The person can give a male animal or a female animal to the LORD. 7 If it is a young sheep he must offer it to the LORD. 8 He must put his hand on its head. Then he must kill it at the front of the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's sons will throw the blood on to the sides of the altar. 9 The person must cut the tail off the animal. He must give the tail and all the fat from inside the body to the LORD. 10 He must also give the kidneys and the best piece of the liver. 11 The priest will burn them as food on the altar. They are a burnt offering to the LORD.

12 A person may offer a goat to the LORD. 13 The person must put his hand on the goat's head. Then he must kill it at the front of the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron's sons will throw the blood on to the sides of the altar. 14 The person must take all of the fat round the inside parts. He must give it to the LORD for a burnt offering. 15 He must also give the kidneys with the fat on them and the best piece of the liver. 16 The priest will burn them as food on the altar. The smell of them while they are burning will give the LORD pleasure.

17 Israel's people must not eat any fat or drink any blood. This rule is for them and for their children everywhere. They must obey this rule always.’