Leviticus 2:12
New International Version
You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of the firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

New Living Translation
You may add yeast and honey to an offering of the first crops of your harvest, but these must never be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

English Standard Version
As an offering of firstfruits you may bring them to the LORD, but they shall not be offered on the altar for a pleasing aroma.

Berean Study Bible
You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

King James Bible
As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.

New King James Version
As for the offering of the firstfruits, you shall offer them to the LORD, but they shall not be burned on the altar for a sweet aroma.

New American Standard Bible
As an offering of first fruits you shall bring them to the LORD, but they shall not ascend as a soothing aroma on the altar.

NASB 1995
'As an offering of first fruits you shall bring them to the LORD, but they shall not ascend for a soothing aroma on the altar.

NASB 1977
‘As an offering of first fruits, you shall bring them to the LORD, but they shall not ascend for a soothing aroma on the altar.

Amplified Bible
As an offering of first fruits you may offer them [leaven and honey] to the LORD, but they shall not go up [in smoke] on the altar as a sweet and soothing aroma.

Christian Standard Bible
You may present them to the LORD as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may present them to the LORD as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

American Standard Version
As an oblation of first - fruits ye shall offer them unto Jehovah: but they shall not come up for a sweet savor on the altar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The offerings of first fruits you shall bring to LORD JEHOVAH, and upon the altar they will not offer for a sweet savor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall bring them in the way of fruits to the Lord, but they shall not be offered on the altar for a sweet-smelling savour to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You may offer either of them separately, when you present the first part of your harvest to me, but they must never be burned on the altar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall offer only the firstfruits of them and gifts: but they shall not be put upon the altar, for a savour of sweetness,

English Revised Version
As an oblation of firstfruits ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not come up for a sweet savour on the altar.

Good News Translation
An offering of the first grain that you harvest each year shall be brought to the LORD, but it is not to be burned on the altar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You may bring them to the LORD as offerings of your first products. But they must never be placed on the altar to make a soothing aroma.

International Standard Version
You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of first fruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar for a pleasing aroma."

JPS Tanakh 1917
As an offering of first-fruits ye may bring them unto the LORD; but they shall not come up for a sweet savour on the altar.

Literal Standard Version
An offering of first-[fruits]—you bring them near to YHWH, but they do not go up on the altar for refreshing fragrance.

NET Bible
You can present them to the LORD as an offering of first fruit, but they must not go up to the altar for a soothing aroma.

New Heart English Bible
As an offering of firstfruits you shall offer them to the LORD: but they shall not ascend for a pleasant aroma on the altar.

World English Bible
As an offering of firstfruits you shall offer them to Yahweh: but they shall not ascend for a pleasant aroma on the altar.

Young's Literal Translation
An offering of first -fruits -- ye bring them near to Jehovah, but on the altar they go not up, for sweet fragrance.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws for Grain Offerings
11No grain offering that you present to the LORD may be made with leaven, for you are not to burn any leaven or honey as an offering made by fire to the LORD. 12You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma. 13And you shall season each of your grain offerings with salt. You must not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offering; you are to add salt to each of your offerings.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:22
And you are to celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

Leviticus 7:13
Along with his peace offering of thanksgiving he is to present an offering with cakes of leavened bread.

Leviticus 23:10
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'When you enter the land that I am giving you and you reap its harvest, you are to bring to the priest a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest.

Leviticus 23:17
Bring two loaves of bread from your dwellings as a wave offering, each made from two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, baked with leaven, as the firstfruits to the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

As for the oblation of the first fruits, you shall offer them to the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet smell.

the oblation

Genesis 23:10,11,17
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, …

Exodus 22:29
Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

Exodus 23:10,11,19
And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: …

be burnt [heb] ascend









(12) As for the oblation.--Better, as an oblation of firstfruits ye may offer them. This verse mentions an exception to the rule laid down in the previous one. i.e., leaven and honey, which are excluded from the meat offerings, may be used with firstfruits. Hence they are mentioned with firstfruits (Leviticus 23:17; 2Chronicles 31:5).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You may bring
תַּקְרִ֥יבוּ (taq·rî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

them to the LORD
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

as an offering
קָרְבַּ֥ן (qā·rə·ban)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7133: Something brought near the altar, a sacrificial present

of firstfruits,
רֵאשִׁ֛ית (rê·šîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7225: The first, in place, time, order, rank

but they are not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to be offered
יַעֲל֖וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

on
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the altar
הַמִּזְבֵּ֥חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar

as a pleasing
נִיחֹֽחַ׃ (nî·ḥō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5207: A quieting, soothing, tranquilizing

aroma.
לְרֵ֥יחַ (lə·rê·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7381: To smell, perceive odor


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