Leviticus 1:1
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New International Version
The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said,

New Living Translation
The LORD called to Moses from the Tabernacle and said to him,

English Standard Version
The LORD called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying,

King James Bible
And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD summoned Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting:"

International Standard Version
The LORD told Moses from the middle of the Tent of Meeting,

NET Bible
Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the Meeting Tent:

New Heart English Bible
The LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And THE LORD called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of the testimony, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of meeting, saying,

American King James Version
And the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

American Standard Version
And Jehovah called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord called Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of the testimony, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah called to Moses and spoke to him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

English Revised Version
And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

World English Bible
Yahweh called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah calleth unto Moses, and speaketh unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,
Study Bible
Laws for Burnt Offerings
1Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, 2"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When any man of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:3
Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:

Exodus 25:22
"There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

Leviticus 7:38
which the LORD commanded Moses at Mount Sinai in the day that He commanded the sons of Israel to present their offerings to the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai.

Leviticus 9:16
He also presented the burnt offering, and offered it according to the ordinance.

Numbers 7:89
Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

called

Exodus 19:3 And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him out of the mountain, …

Exodus 24:1,2,12 And he said to Moses, Come up to the LORD, you, and Aaron, Nadab, …

Exodus 29:42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations …

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

out of

Exodus 25:22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from …

Exodus 33:7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar …

Exodus 39:32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation …

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory …

(1) And the Lord called . . . and spake.--Rather, And he called unto Moses, and the Lord spake, &c. (See Leviticus 8:15.) At the end of the previous book we are told that when the tent of meeting was completed, the Lord showed His approbation of it by covering the outside of the edifice with a heaven-sent cloud, and by filling the inside with His glory (Exodus 40:34-38). He therefore, who had filled the sanctuary with his glory now "called unto Moses," thus indicating by "And he called," which are one word in the original, the intimate connection between the two books. The ancient Jewish synagogue already pointed out the fact that this unusual phrase, "And he called unto Moses," is used as an introductory formula on the three different occasions when the Lord made a special communication to this great law-giver. Thus when the Lord first communicated to Moses that He was about to deliver the Israelites from Egypt, "He called unto him" from the burning bush (Exodus 3:4). When the Lord was about to give to Moses the Ten Commandments for the people of Israel, "He called unto him" from the top of Sinai (Exodus 19:3; Exodus 19:20); and now when the Lord is about to give to His chosen people, through His servant Moses, the laws by which their Divine worship is to be regulated, "He called unto him" from the tent of meeting (Leviticus 1:1).

Verse 1. - And the LORD called unto Moses. The first word of the verse, in the original Vayikra, meaning "and called," has been taken as the designation of the book in the Hebrew Bible. The title Leviticon, or Leviticus, was first adopted by the LXX., to indicate that it had for its main subject the duties and functions appertaining to the chief house of the priestly tribe of Levi. The word "and" connects the third with the second book of the Pentateuch. God is spoken of in this and in the next book almost exclusively under the appellation of "the LORD" or "Jehovah," the word "Elohim" being, however, used sufficiently often to identify the two names. Cf. Leviticus 2:13, 19:12. And spake unto him. The manner in which God ordinarily communicated with a prophet was by "a vision" or "in a dream;" but this was not the case with Moses; "My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house; with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently" (Numbers 12:8). The Levitical code of laws, therefore, was delivered to Moses in his ordinary mental state, not in trance, or dream, or ecstasy. Out of the tabernacle of the congregation. The tabernacle had just been set up by Moses (Exodus 40:16). It derives its name of the congregation, or rather of meeting, from being the place where God met the representatives of his people (see Numbers 16:42). Hitherto God had spoken from the mount, now he speaks from the mercy-seat of the ark in the tabernacle. He had symbolically drawn near to his people, and the sacrificial system is now instituted as the means by which they should draw nigh to him. All the laws in the Book of Leviticus, and in the first ten chapters of the Book of Numbers, were given during the fifty days which intervened between the setting up of the tabernacle (Exodus 40:17) and the departure of the children of Israel from the neighbourhood of Mount Sinai (Numbers 10:11). And the Lord called unto Moses,.... Or "met him", as the phrase is rendered in Numbers 23:4. The word translated "called", the last letter of it is written in a very small character, to show, as the Jews (b) say, that he met him accidentally, and unawares to Moses: other mysteries they observe in it, as that it respects the modesty of Moses, who lessened himself, and got out of the way, that he might not have the government laid upon him, and therefore the Lord called him; or to denote the wonderful condescension of the Lord, whose throne is in heaven, and yet vouchsafed to dwell in the tabernacle, out of which he called to Moses, and from Mount Sinai, and out of the cloud (c). The word "Lord" is not in this clause, but the following, from whence it is supplied by our translators, as it is in the Syriac version, and as the word "God" is in the Arabic version; the two Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem paraphrase it,"the Word of the Lord called to Moses,''by an articulate voice, though it may be it was a still small one; and which some think is the reason of the smallness of the letter before mentioned; and Aben Ezra says that Moses heard it, but all Israel did not hear:

and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation; from off the mercy seat, between the cherubim over the ark, where the glory of the Lord, or the divine Shechinah and Majesty took up its residence, and from whence the Lord promised to commune with Moses, Exodus 25:22,

saying; what follows concerning sacrifices; which shows, that these were not human inventions, but of divine institution, and by the appointment of God.

(b) Vid. Buxtorf. Tiberias, c. 15. p. 39. (c) R. Abraham Seba, Tzeror Hammor, fol. 92. 1. 2. THE THIRD BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED LEVITICUS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson

CHAPTER 1

Le 1:1-17. Burnt Offerings of the Herd.

1. the Lord … spake … out of the tabernacle—The laws that are contained in the previous record were delivered either to the people publicly from Sinai, or to Moses privately, on the summit of that mountain; but on the completion of the tabernacle, the remainder of the law was announced to the Hebrew leader by an audible voice from the divine glory, which surmounted the mercy seat.1:1,2 The offering of sacrifices was an ordinance of true religion, from the fall of man unto the coming of Christ. But till the Israelites were in the wilderness, no very particular regulations seem to have been appointed. The general design of these laws is plain. The sacrifices typified Christ; they also shadowed out the believer's duty, character, privilege, and communion with God. There is scarcely any thing spoken of the Lord Jesus in Scripture which has not also a reference to his people. This book begins with the laws concerning sacrifices; the most ancient were the burnt-offerings, about which God here gives Moses directions. It is taken for granted that the people would be willing to bring offerings to the Lord. The very light of nature directs man, some way or other, to do honour to his Maker, as his Lord. Immediately after the fall, sacrifices were ordained.
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