Good News Translation (GNB)
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Sacrifices Burnt Whole

11The LORD called to Moses from the Tent of the LORD's presence and gave him the following rules 2for the Israelites to observe when they offer their sacrifices.

When anyone offers an animal sacrifice, it may be one of his cattle or one of his sheep or goats. 3If he is offering one of his cattle as a burnt offering, he must bring a bull without any defects. He must present it at the entrance of the Tent of the LORD's presence so that the LORD will accept him. 4The man shall put his hand on its head, and it will be accepted as a sacrifice to take away his sins. 5He shall kill the bull there, and the Aaronite priests shall present the blood to the LORD and then throw it against all four sides of the altar which is at the entrance of the Tent. 6Then he shall skin the animal and cut it up, 7and the priests shall arrange firewood on the altar and light it. 8They shall put on the fire the pieces of the animal, including the head and the fat. 9The man must wash the internal organs and the hind legs, and the officiating priest will burn the whole sacrifice on the altar. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD.

10If the man is offering one of his sheep or goats, it must be a male without any defects. 11He shall kill it on the north side of the altar, and the priests shall throw its blood on all four sides of the altar. 12After the man cuts it up, the officiating priest shall put on the fire all the parts, including the head and the fat. 13The man must wash the internal organs and the hind legs, and the priest will present the sacrifice to the LORD and burn all of it on the altar. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD.

14If the man is offering a bird as a burnt offering, it must be a dove or a pigeon. 15The priest shall present it at the altar, wring its neck, and burn its head on the altar. Its blood shall be drained out against the side of the altar. 16He shall remove the crop and its contents and throw them away on the east side of the altar where the ashes are put. 17He shall take hold of its wings and tear its body open, without tearing the wings off, and then burn it whole on the altar. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD.

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Grain Offerings

21When anyone presents an offering of grain to the LORD, he must first grind it into flour. He must put olive oil and incense on it 2and bring it to the Aaronite priests. The officiating priest shall take a handful of the flour and oil and all of the incense and burn it on the altar as a token that it has all been offered to the LORD. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD. 3The rest of the grain offering belongs to the priests; it is very holy, since it is taken from the food offered to the LORD.

4If the offering is bread baked in an oven, it must be made without yeast. It may be thick loaves made of flour mixed with olive oil or biscuits brushed with olive oil.

5If the offering is bread cooked on a griddle, it is to be made of flour mixed with olive oil but without yeast. 6Crumble it up and pour the oil on it when you present it as an offering.

7If the offering is bread cooked in a pan, it is to be made of flour and olive oil. 8Bring it as an offering to the LORD and present it to the priest, who will take it to the altar. 9The priest will take part of it as a token that it has all been offered to the LORD, and he will burn it on the altar. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD. 10The rest of the offering belongs to the priests; it is very holy, since it is taken from the food offered to the LORD.

11None of the grain offerings which you present to the LORD may be made with yeast; you must never use yeast or honey in food offered to the LORD. 12An offering of the first corn that you harvest each year shall be brought to the LORD, but it is not to be burnt on the altar. 13Put salt on every grain offering, because salt represents the covenant between you and God. (You must put salt on all your offerings.) 14When you bring to the LORD an offering of the first corn harvested, offer roasted grain or ground meal. 15Add olive oil and put incense on it. 16The priest will burn that part of the meal and oil that is to serve as a token, and also all the incense, as a food offering to the LORD.

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Fellowship Offerings

31When anyone offers one of his cattle as a fellowship offering, it is to be a bull or a cow without any defects. 2The man shall put his hand on the head of the animal and kill it at the entrance of the Tent of the LORD's presence. The Aaronite priests shall throw the blood against all four sides of the altar 3and present the following parts of the animal as a food offering to the LORD: all the fat on the internal organs, 4the kidneys and the fat on them, and the best part of the liver. 5The priests shall burn all this on the altar along with the burnt offerings. The smell of this food offering is pleasing to the LORD.

6If a sheep or goat is used as a fellowship offering, it may be male or female, but it must be without any defects. 7If a man offers a sheep, 8he shall put his hand on its head and kill it in front of the Tent. The priests shall throw its blood against all four sides of the altar 9and present the following parts of the animal as a food offering to the LORD: the fat, the entire fat tail cut off near the backbone, all the fat covering the internal organs, 10the kidneys and the fat on them, and the best part of the liver. 11The officiating priest shall burn all this on the altar as a food offering to the LORD.

12If a man offers a goat, 13he shall put his hand on its head and kill it in front of the Tent. The priests shall throw its blood against all four sides of the altar 14and present the following parts as a food offering to the LORD: all the fat on the internal organs, 15the kidneys and the fat on them, and the best part of the liver. 16The priest shall burn all this on the altar as a food offering pleasing to the LORD. All the fat belongs to the LORD. 17No Israelite may eat any fat or any blood; this is a rule to be kept for ever by all Israelites wherever they live.