Leviticus 3:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then the priest is to burn the food on the altar as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the 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.

New King James Version
and the priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma; all the 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 as a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD’S.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
‘And 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.

Amplified Bible
The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as food. It is an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma; all the fat is the LORD’S.

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

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Priest shall offer them up on the altar a food offering for a sweet savor; all the fat is for LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priest shall offer it upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering, a smell of sweet savour to the Lord. All the fat belongs to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
One of the priests will put these pieces on the altar and send them up in smoke as a food offering with a smell that pleases me. All fat belongs to me.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
The priest shall burn all this on the altar as a food offering pleasing to the LORD. 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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priest shall make them smoke upon the altar; it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savour; all the fat is the LORD'S.

Literal Standard Version
and the priest has made them an incense on the altar [as] bread of a fire-offering, for refreshing fragrance; all the fat [is] YHWH’s.

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.

New Heart 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 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws for Peace Offerings
15both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he is to remove with the kidneys. 16Then the priest is to burn the food on the altar as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD’s. 17This is a permanent statute for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.”…

Cross References
Leviticus 3:11
Then the priest is to burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus 7:23
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'You are not to eat any of the fat of an ox, a sheep, or a goat.

1 Samuel 2:15
Even before the fat was burned, the servant of the priest would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest some meat to roast, because he will not accept boiled meat from you, but only raw."

2 Chronicles 29:35
Furthermore, the burnt offerings were abundant, along with the fat of the peace offerings and the drink offerings for the burnt offerings. So the service of the house of the LORD was established.

Ezekiel 44:15
But the Levitical priests, who are descended from Zadok and who kept charge of My sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from Me, are to approach Me to minister before Me. They will stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood, declares the Lord GOD.


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 upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the LORD.

all the fat

Leviticus 3:3-5,9,11,14,15
And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, …

Leviticus 4:8-19,26,31
And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, …

Leviticus 7:23-25
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat…









(16) Shall burn them.--That is, the fat pieces which have thus been specified (see Leviticus 4:35), because they constitute the bread of Jehovah; they are to ascend in a sweet-smelling savour to heaven. (See Leviticus 1:9).

All the fat is the Lord's.--This part of the verse is intimately connected with the following verse. As the fat belongs to the Lord, it is therefore enacted as a perpetual statute that it must never be eaten.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the priest
הַכֹּהֵ֖ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

will burn
וְהִקְטִירָ֥ם (wə·hiq·ṭî·rām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

the food
לֶ֤חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

on the altar
הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חָה (ham·miz·bê·ḥāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar

as an offering made by fire,
אִשֶּׁה֙ (’iš·šeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 801: A burnt-offering, a sacrifice

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

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

All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the fat
חֵ֖לֶב (ḥê·leḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

[is] the LORD’s.
לַיהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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