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.'
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryMeditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
It is found by continual experience, that near the time of death, when the children of God are weakest, then Satan makes the greatest nourish of his strength, and assails them with his strongest temptations. For he knows that either he must now or never prevail; for if their souls once go to heaven, he shall never vex nor trouble them any more. And therefore he will now bestir himself as much as he can, and labour to set before their eyes all the gross sins which ever they committed, and the judgments …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
The son who is to succeed him as anointed priest shall prepare it. It is the LORD's perpetual share and is to be burned completely.
The LORD said to Moses,
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