Leviticus 6:23
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New International Version
Every grain offering of a priest shall be burned completely; it must not be eaten."

King James Bible
For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

Darby Bible Translation
And every oblation of the priest shall be wholly burned; it shall not be eaten.

World English Bible
Every meal offering of a priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten."

Young's Literal Translation
and every present of a priest is a whole burnt-offering; it is not eaten.'

Leviticus 6:23 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For every meat-offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt - Whatever the priest offered was wholly the Lord's, and therefore must be entirely consumed: the sacrifices of the common people were offered to the Lord, but the priests partook of them; and thus they who ministered at the altar were fed by the altar. Had the priests been permitted to live on their own offerings as they did on those of the people, it would have been as if they had offered nothing, as they would have taken again to themselves what they appeared to give unto the Lord. Theodoret says that this marked "the high perfection which God required in the ministers of his sanctuary," as his not eating of his own sin-offering supposes him to stand free from all sin; but a better reason is given by Mr. Ainsworth: "The people's meat-offering was eaten by the priests that made atonement for them, Leviticus 6:15, Leviticus 6:16, Leviticus 7:7; but because no priest, being a sinner, could make atonement for himself, therefore his meat-offering might not be eaten, but all burnt on the altar, to teach him to expect salvation, not by his legal service or works, but by Christ; for the eating of the sin-offering figured the bearing of the sinner's iniquity;" Leviticus 10:17.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall be The meat offering of the people was eaten by the priests, who typically bore and expiated their sins; but as no priest, being a sinner, could make atonement for himself, his meat offering must not be eaten, but wholly burnt on the altar, which was a typical transfer of his guilt to the great antitype who actually bore and expiated it.

it shall not be

Leviticus 6:16,17 And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place...

Leviticus 2:10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'...

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