Leviticus 3:16
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New International Version
The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD's.

New Living Translation
and the priest will burn them on the altar. It is a special gift of food, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. All the fat belongs to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And the priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering with a pleasing aroma. All fat is the LORD’s.

New American Standard Bible
The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as food, an offering by fire for a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD'S.

King James Bible
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the priest will burn the food on the altar, as a fire offering for a pleasing aroma." All fat belongs to the LORD.

International Standard Version
The priest is to burn it on the altar, a food offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the fat belongs to the LORD.

NET Bible
Then the priest must offer them up in smoke on the altar as a food gift for a soothing aroma--all the fat belongs to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the priest will burn them on the altar. It is food, an offering by fire to the LORD. It is a soothing aroma. All the fat belongs to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priest shall incense them upon the altar; and this shall be the food of the offering on fire of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD; all the fat is the LORD's.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet aroma: all the fat is the LORD'S.

American King James Version
And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the LORD's.

American Standard Version
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savor; all the fat is Jehovah's.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar, for the food of the fire, and of a most sweet savour. All the fat shall be the Lord's.

Darby Bible Translation
and the priest shall burn them on the altar: [it is] the food of the offering by fire for a sweet odour. All the fat [shall be] Jehovah's.

English Revised Version
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savor: all the fat is the LORD'S.

World English Bible
The priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma; all the fat is Yahweh's.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath made them a perfume on the altar -- bread of a fire-offering, for sweet fragrance; all the fat is Jehovah's.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:6-17 Here is a law that they should eat neither fat nor blood. As for the fat, it means the fat of the inwards, the suet. The blood was forbidden for the same reason; because it was God's part of every sacrifice. God would not permit the blood that made atonement to be used as a common thing, Heb 10:29; nor will he allow us, though we have the comfort of the atonement made, to claim for ourselves any share in the honour of making it. This taught the Jews to observe distinction between common and sacred things; it kept them separate from idolaters. It would impress them more deeply with the belief of some important mystery in the shedding of the blood and the burning the fat of their solemn sacrifices. Christ, as the Prince of peace, made peace with the blood of his cross. Through him the believer is reconciled to God; and having the peace of God in his heart, he is disposed to follow peace with all men. May the Lord multiply grace, mercy, and peace, to all who desire to bear the Christian character.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the priest shall burn them upon the altar,.... Which shows that not the fat only, but the inwards and the kidneys, were burnt also; so Maimonides says (l), that the priest salted the parts, and burned them upon the altar; and the priests might not have the breast and shoulder (which were what belonged to them) until the parts were burnt:

it is the food of the offering made by fire; which the Lord ate of, or accepted of:

for a sweet savour; as a type of the sweet smelling sacrifice of Christ, with which he is well pleased:

all the fat is the Lord's; that is, all that was upon the parts mentioned in the several sacrifices of peace offerings, which was to be taken off and burnt: though the Jewish writers understand it of all fat in general, and so interpret the law that follows.

(l) Ut supra, (Maaseh Hakorbanot) c. 9. sect. 11.



Leviticus 3:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Laws for Peace Offerings
15and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys. 16The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as food, an offering by fire for a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD'S. 17'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"
Cross References
Leviticus 3:11
The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD.

Leviticus 7:23
"Say to the Israelites: 'Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats.

1 Samuel 2:15
But even before the fat was burned, the priest's servant would come and say to the person who was sacrificing, "Give the priest some meat to roast; he won't accept boiled meat from you, but only raw."

2 Chronicles 29:35
There were burnt offerings in abundance, together with the fat of the fellowship offerings and the drink offerings that accompanied the burnt offerings. So the service of the temple of the LORD was reestablished.

Ezekiel 44:15
"'But the Levitical priests, who are descendants of Zadok and who guarded my sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from me, are to come near to minister before me; they are to stand before me to offer sacrifices of fat and blood, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the LORD's.

it is the food

Leviticus 3:11 And the priest shall burn it on the altar: it is the food of the …

all the fat

Leviticus 3:3-5,9,11,14,15 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering …

Leviticus 4:8-19,26,31 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the …

Leviticus 7:23-25 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, You shall eat no manner …

Leviticus 8:25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was on the …

Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed on the …

Leviticus 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD …

Exodus 29:13,22 And you shall take all the fat that covers the inwards, and the lobe …

1 Samuel 2:15,16 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said …

2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before …

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

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your …

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