Leviticus 1:6
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New International Version
You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.

New Living Translation
Then skin the animal and cut it into pieces.

English Standard Version
Then he shall flay the burnt offering and cut it into pieces,

New American Standard Bible
'He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.

King James Bible
And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he must skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.

International Standard Version
He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.

NET Bible
Next, the one presenting the offering must skin the burnt offering and cut it into parts,

New Heart English Bible
And he shall skin the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Skin the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces.

New American Standard 1977
‘He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall flay the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.

King James 2000 Bible
And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into its pieces.

American King James Version
And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.

American Standard Version
And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they have flayed the victim, they shall cut the joints into pieces,

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it up into its pieces.

English Revised Version
And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into its pieces.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces,

World English Bible
He shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he hath stripped the burnt-offering, and hath cut it into its pieces;
Study Bible
Laws for Burnt Offerings
5'He shall slay the young bull before the LORD; and Aaron's sons the priests shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 6He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7'The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:8
'Also the priest who presents any man's burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has presented.

Leviticus 1:7
'The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
Treasury of Scripture

And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.

Leviticus 7:8 And the priest that offers any man's burnt offering…

Genesis 3:21 To Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, …

(6) And he shall flay.--After the priest threw the blood on the walls of the altar, the sacrificer himself had to skin and cut up the sacrifice into its natural limbs (comp. Leviticus 1:12; Leviticus 8:20; Exodus 29:17), as head, breast, legs, &c., and not mangle it. The skin was the perquisite of the officiating priest (Leviticus 8).

Verse 6. - He shall flay the burnt offering. The hide was given to the priest (Leviticus 7:8). The whole of the remainder of the animal was consumed by the fire of the altar; none of it was eaten by the offerer and his friends as in the peace offerings, or even by the ministers of God as in the sin offerings; it was a whole burnt offering. His pieces, into which it was to be cut, means the customary pieces. And he shall flay the burnt offering,.... Take off its skin; this was the only part of it that was not burnt, and was the property of the priest, Leviticus 7:8 but who this was done by is not so manifest, since it is in the singular number "he", and seems to be the bringer of the offering; for Aaron's sons, the priests that sprinkled the blood, are spoken of plurally; and agreeably, Gersom observes, that the flaying of the burnt offering and cutting it in pieces were lawful to be done by a stranger; but Aben Ezra interprets "he" of the priest; and the Septuagint and Samaritan versions read in the plural number, "they shall flay", &c. and this was the work of the priests, and who were sometimes helped in it by their brethren, the Levites, 2 Chronicles 29:34 and as this follows upon the sprinkling of the blood, it was never done till that was; the rule is, they do not flay them (the sacrifices) until the blood is sprinkled, except the sin offerings, which are burnt, for they do not flay them at all (p). The flaying of the burnt offering may denote the very great sufferings of Christ, when he was stripped of his clothes, and his back was given to the smiters, and his cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; and the skin of the sacrifice, which belonged to the priest, may be an emblem of the righteousness of Christ, and which also was signified by the coats of skins the Lord God made for Adam and Eve, Genesis 3:21 that robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation, which all that are made kings and priests to God are clothed with:

and cut it into his pieces; which was done while he was flaying it, and after this manner, as Maimonides relates (q), he flays until he comes to the breast, and then he cuts off the head, then its legs, and finishes the flaying; then he rends the heart, and brings out its blood; then he cuts off the hands, and goes to the right foot, and cuts off that, and after that he cuts down the beast until its bowels are discovered; he takes the knife and separates the lights from the liver, and the caul of the liver from the liver, and does not remove the liver out of its place; and he goes up to the right side, and cuts and descends to the backbone, and he does not go to the backbone until he comes to the two tender ribs; he comes to the neck, and leaves in it two ribs here and two ribs there; he cuts it and comes to the left side, and leaves in it two tender ribs above and two tender ribs below; then he comes to the point of the backbone, he cuts it, and gives it and the tail, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys with it; he takes the left foot and gives it to another; and according to this order they flay and cut in pieces the burnt offering of the cattle; and these are the pieces spoken of in the law, Leviticus 1:6 some apply this to the ministers of the Gospel, rightly dividing the word of God, and to the effect the word has in dividing asunder soul and spirit; but it is best to apply it to Christ, either to the evidence given of him in the Gospel, in which he is clearly set forth in his person, natures, and offices, and in all the parts and branches thereof; where every thing is naked and open to view, as the creature was when thus cut up; or rather to his sufferings, which he endured in every part of his body, from head to foot.

(p) Hilchot Korbanot, c. 5. sect. 18. (q) Ib. c. 6. sect. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Vid. Misnah Tamid, c. 4. sect. 2, 3.1:3-9 In the due performance of the Levitical ordinances, the mysteries of the spiritual world are represented by corresponding natural objects; and future events are exhibited in these rites. Without this, the whole will seem unmeaning ceremonies. There is in these things a type of the sufferings of the Son of God, who was to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world? The burning body of an animal was but a faint representation of that everlasting misery, which we all have deserved; and which our blessed Lord bore in his body and in his soul, when he died under the load of our iniquities. Observe, 1. The beast to be offered must be without blemish. This signified the strength and purity that were in Christ, and the holy life that should be in his people. 2. The owner must offer it of his own free will. What is done in religion, so as to please God, must be done by love. Christ willingly offered himself for us. 3. It must be offered at the door of the tabernacle, where the brazen altar of burnt-offerings stood, which sanctified the gift: he must offer it at the door, as one unworthy to enter, and acknowledging that a sinner can have no communion with God, but by sacrifice. 4. The offerer must put his hand upon the head of his offering, signifying thereby, his desire and hope that it might be accepted from him, to make atonement for him. 5. The sacrifice was to be killed before the Lord, in an orderly manner, and to honour God. It signified also, that in Christians the flesh must be crucified with its corrupt affections and lust. 6. The priests were to sprinkle the blood upon the altar; for the blood being the life, that was it which made atonement. This signified the pacifying and purifying of our consciences, by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ upon them by faith. 7. The beast was to be divided into several pieces, and then to be burned upon the altar. The burning of the sacrifice signified the sharp sufferings of Christ, and the devout affections with which, as a holy fire, Christians must offer up themselves, their whole spirit, soul, and body, unto God. 8. This is said to be an offering of a sweet savour. As an act of obedience to a Divine command, and a type of Christ, this was well-pleasing to God; and the spiritual sacrifices of Christians are acceptable to God, through Christ, 1Pe 2:5.
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