LEVITICUS 3:13

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And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

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Leviticus 3:13 Translation & Meaning

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And he shall lay וְסָמַ֤ךְ To prop (literally or figuratively); reflexively, to lean upon or take hold of (in a favorable or unfavorable sense) lay
his hand יָדוֹ֙ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the head רֹאשׁ֔וֹ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) head
of it, and kill וְשָׁחַ֣ט To slaughter (in sacrifice or massacre) kill
it before לִפְנֵ֖י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the tabernacle אֹ֣הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tabernacle
of the congregation: מוֹעֵ֑ד Properly, an appointment, i.e., a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand) congregation
and the sons בְּנֵ֨י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
of Aaron אַֽהֲרֹ֧ן Aharon, the brother of Moses Aaron
shall sprinkle וְ֠זָֽרְקוּ To sprinkle (fluid or solid particles) sprinkle
the blood דָּמ֛וֹ Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood
thereof upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications thereof upon
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ An altar altar
round about. סָבִֽיב׃ (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about

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  • 11  And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the Lord.

  • 12  And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the Lord.

  • 13  And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

  • 14  And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

  • 15  And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.




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