Numbers 28:1
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The LORD said to Moses,

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The LORD said to Moses,

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The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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Then the LORD said to Moses,

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Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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The LORD spoke to Moses,

Contemporary English Version
The LORD told Moses

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The LORD commanded Moses

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The LORD spoke to Moses, "

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The LORD told Moses,

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The LORD spoke to Moses:

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The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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The LORD said to Moses,

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And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

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Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

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The Lord also said to Moses:

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And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

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And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
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The Daily Offerings
1Then the LORD said to Moses, 2“Command the Israelites and say to them: See that you present to Me at its appointed time the food for My offerings by fire, as a pleasing aroma to Me.…
Cross References
Numbers 27:23
and laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD had instructed through Moses.

Numbers 28:2
“Command the Israelites and say to them: See that you present to Me at its appointed time the food for My offerings by fire, as a pleasing aroma to Me.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

for a sweet savour unto me. Heb. savour of my rest

Numbers 15:3,7,24 And will make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering, …

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

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

Leviticus 1:9,13,17 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest …

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

Ezekiel 16:19 My meat also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, with …

Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you with your sweet smell, when I bring you out from the people…

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

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

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

in their due season. The stated sacrifices and service of the tabernacle having, probably, been greatly interrupted for several years, and a new generation having arisen, who were children or minors when the law was given respecting these ordinances; and as they were now about to enter into the promised land, where they must be established and constantly observed; God commands Moses to repeat them to the people in the following order: --1. Daily: the morning and evening sacrifices; a lamb each time.

Numbers 9:2,3,7,13 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season…

Exodus 23:15 You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened …

Psalm 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our …


(1) And the Lord spake unto Moses . . .--The sacrificial laws had been to a great extent in abeyance during the wanderings of the Israelites in the wilderness. It was needful, therefore, that before the entrance into the land of Canaan those laws should be promulgated afresh.

Verse 1. - The Lord spake unto Moses. It is impossible to say with any assurance whether the law of offerings contained in these two chapters was really given to Moses shortly before his death, or whether it was ever given in this connected and completed form. It is obvious that the formula with which the section opens might be used with equal propriety to introduce a digest of the law on this subject compiled by Moses himself, or by some subsequent editor of his writings from a number of scattered regulations, written or oral, which had Divine authority. It is indeed quite true that this routine of sacrifice was only suitable for times of settled habitation in the promised land, and therefore there is a certain propriety in its introduction here on the eve of the entry into Canaan. But it must be remembered, on the other hand, that the same thing holds true of very much of the legislation given at Mount Sinai, and avowedly of that comprised in chapter 15 (see verse 2), which yet appears from its position to have been given before the rebellion of Korah in the wilderness. It is indeed plain that the ritual, festal, and sacrificial system, both as elaborated in Leviticus and as supplemented in Numbers, presupposed throughout an almost immediate settlement in Canaan. It is also plain that a system so elaborate, and entailing so much care and expense, could hardly have come into regular use during the conquest, or for some time after. It cannot, therefore, be said with any special force that the present section finds its natural place here. All we can affirm is that the system itself was of Divine origin, and dated in substance from the days of Moses. In any case, therefore, it is rightly introduced with the usual formula which attests that it came from God, and came through Moses. It must be noted that a great variety of observances which were zealously followed by the Jews of later ages find no place here. Compare, e.g., the ceremonial pouring of water during the feast of tabernacles, to which allusion is made by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 12:3) and our Lord (John 7:37, 38). And the Lord spake unto Moses,.... The number of the children of Israel being taken, and orders given to divide the land unto them, according to their numbers; it was thought proper by the Lord to renew, or to put in mind of, the laws concerning sacrifices which had been made, and which they were to observe when they came into the land of Canaan; and the rather this was necessary, as it was now thirty eight years ago since these laws were first made, and during that time were much in disuse, at least some of them: and besides, this was a new generation of men that were sprung up, those that were at Mount Sinai at the giving of the law being all dead, except a very few; and now Moses also was about to die, and would be no more with them to remind them of these laws, and see that they were observed; and a successor of him being appointed and constituted, it may be likewise on his account, as well as the people's, that these laws were repeated:

saying; as follows. CHAPTER 28

Nu 28:1-31. Offerings to Be Observed.28:1-8 God saw fit now to repeat the law of sacrifices. This was a new generation of men; and they were concerned to keep their peace with God when at war with their enemies. The daily sacrifice is called a continual burnt-offering; when we are bid to pray always, at least every morning and evening we should offer up solemn prayers and praises to God. Nothing is added here but that the wine poured out in the drink-offering is to be strong wine, to teach us to serve God with the best we have. It was a figure of the blood of Christ, the memorial of which is still left to the church in wine; and of the blood of the martyrs, which was poured out as a drink-offering on the sacrifice and service of our faith, Php 2:17.

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