Leviticus 2:9
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New International Version
He shall take out the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

New Living Translation
The priest will take a representative portion of the grain offering and burn it on the altar. It is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And the priest shall take from the grain offering its memorial portion and burn this on the altar, a food offering with a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
The priest is to remove the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The priest then shall take up from the grain offering its memorial portion, and shall offer it up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.

King James Bible
And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
The priest will remove the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
Then, to show that the whole offering belongs to me, the priest will lay part of it on the altar and send it up in smoke with a smell that pleases me.

Good News Translation
The priest will take part of it as a token that it has all been offered to the LORD, and he will burn it on the altar. The odor of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priest will remove the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Then the priest will dedicate some of the grain offering as a memorial offering and offer it in smoke on the altar, an offering by fire that will be a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

NET Bible
Then the priest must take up from the grain offering its memorial portion and offer it up in smoke on the altar--it is a gift of a soothing aroma to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The priest shall take from the meal offering its memorial, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priest will remove part of the grain offering and burn it as a reminder on the altar. It is an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priest shall take off from the meal-offering the memorial-part thereof, and shall make it smoke upon the altar--an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘The priest then shall take up from the grain offering its memorial portion, and shall offer it up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priest shall take from that present a memorial thereof and shall incense it upon the altar; it shall be an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priest shall take from the grain offering a memorial portion, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet aroma unto the LORD.

American King James Version
And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it on the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet smell to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the priest shall take up from the meal-offering the memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he hath offered it, he shall take a memorial out of the sacrifice, and burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priest shall take from the oblation a memorial thereof, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

English Revised Version
And the priest shall take up from the meal offering the memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest shall take from the meat-offering a memorial of it, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD.

World English Bible
The priest shall take from the meal offering its memorial, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath lifted up from the present its memorial, and hath made perfume on the altar, a fire-offering of sweet fragrance to Jehovah;
Study Bible
Laws for Grain Offerings
8When you bring to the LORD the grain offering made in any of these ways, it is to be presented to the priest, and he shall take it to the altar. 9The priest is to remove the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 10But the remainder of the grain offering shall belong to Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the offerings made by fire to the LORD.…
Cross References
Leviticus 2:2
and bring it to Aaron's sons the priests. The priest shall take a handful of the flour and oil, together with all the frankincense, and burn this as a memorial portion on the altar, an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

Leviticus 2:8
When you bring to the LORD the grain offering made in any of these ways, it is to be presented to the priest, and he shall take it to the altar.

Leviticus 2:16
The priest shall then burn the memorial portion of the crushed grain and the oil, together with all its incense, as an offering made by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus 4:31
And he shall remove all the fat just as it is removed from the peace offering, and the priest is to burn it on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the LORD. In this way the priest will make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.

Leviticus 5:12
He is to bring it to the priest, who shall take a handful from it as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar atop the offerings made by fire to the LORD; it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 6:15
The priest is to remove a handful of fine flour and olive oil, together with all the incense from the grain offering, and burn the memorial portion on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

Leviticus 24:7
And you are to place pure frankincense near each row, so that it may serve as a memorial portion for the bread, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

Numbers 5:26
The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar; after that he is to have the woman drink the water.

Treasury of Scripture

And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it on the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet smell to the LORD.

a memorial

Leviticus 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take …

Leviticus 6:15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, …

an offering

Leviticus 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take …

Exodus 29:18 And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering …

Psalm 22:13,14 They gaped on me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion…

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when …

Zechariah 13:7,9 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

(9, 10) And the priest.--Leviticus 2:9-10, which conclude the law about the bloodless offerings, resume and expand the directions given in Leviticus 2:1-2.

And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof,.... That is, an handful of it; as of the fine flour, Leviticus 2:2 so of the pieces of that which was baked, whether in the oven, or pan, or fryingpan:

and shall burn it upon the altar; the memorial or handful:

it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord; See Gill on Leviticus 1:9. 2:1-11 Meat-offerings may typify Christ, as presented to God for us, and as being the Bread of life to our souls; but they rather seem to denote our obligation to God for the blessings of providence, and those good works which are acceptable to God. The term meat was, and still is, properly given to any kind of provision, and the greater part of this offering was to be eaten for food, not burned. These meat-offerings are mentioned after the burnt-offerings: without an interest in the sacrifice of Christ, and devotedness of heart to God, such services cannot be accepted. Leaven is the emblem of pride, malice, and hypocrisy, and honey of sensual pleasure. The former are directly opposed to the graces of humility, love, and sincerity, which God approves; the latter takes men from the exercises of devotion, and the practice of good works. Christ, in his character and sacrifice, was wholly free from the things denoted by leaven; and his suffering life and agonizing death were the very opposites to worldly pleasure. His people are called to follow, and to be like him.
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