New International Version
The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD.
King James Bible
And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
and the priest shall burn it on the altar: [it is] the food of the offering by fire to Jehovah.
World English Bible
The priest shall burn it on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath made it a perfume on the altar -- bread of a fire-offering to Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is the food of the offering - We have already remarked that God is frequently represented as feasting with his people on the sacrifices they offered; and because these sacrifices were consumed by that fire which was kindled from heaven, therefore they were considered as the food of that fire, or rather of the Divine Being who was represented by it. "In the same idiom of speech," says Dodd, "the gods of the heathens are said, Deuteronomy 32:38, to eat the fat and drink the wine which were consumed on their altars.
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Let me exhort Christians to holy mourning. I now persuade to such a mourning as will prepare the soul for blessedness. Oh that our hearts were spiritual limbecs, distilling the water of holy tears! Christ's doves weep. They that escape shall be like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity' (Ezekiel 7:16). There are several divine motives to holy mourning: 1 Tears cannot be put to a better use. If you weep for outward losses, you lose your tears. It is like a shower …
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Then Aaron's sons are to burn it on the altar on top of the burnt offering that is lying on the burning wood; it is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD's.
They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the food offerings to the LORD, the food of their God, they are to be holy.
Regard them as holy, because they offer up the food of your God. Consider them holy, because I the LORD am holy--I who make you holy.
"Give this command to the Israelites and say to them: 'Make sure that you present to me at the appointed time my food offerings, as an aroma pleasing to me.'
In this way present the food offering every day for seven days as an aroma pleasing to the LORD; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.
"By offering defiled food on my altar. "But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible.
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