LEVITICUS 3:9

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And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

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Leviticus 3:9 Translation & Meaning

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And he shall offer וְהִקְרִ֨יב To approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose offer
of the sacrifice מִזֶּ֣בַח Properly, a slaughter, i.e., the flesh of an animal; by implication, a sacrifice (the victim or the act) sacrifice
of the peace offering הַשְּׁלָמִים֮ Properly, requital, i.e., a (voluntary) sacrifice in thanks peace offering
an offering made by fire אִשֶּׁ֣ה Properly, a burnt-offering; but occasionally of any sacrifice offering made fire
unto the Lord; לַֽיהוָה֒ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
the fat חֶלְבּוֹ֙ Fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence, the richest or choice part fat
thereof, the whole תְמִימָ֔ה Entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth thereof whole
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
rump, הָֽאַלְיָ֣ה The stout part, i.e., the fat tail of the Middle Eastern sheep rump
it shall he take off יְסִירֶ֑נָּה To turn off (literally or figuratively) take off
hard by לְעֻמַּ֥ת Conjunction, i.e., society; mostly adverb or preposition (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with hard
the backbone; הֶֽעָצֶ֖ה The spine (as giving firmness to the body) backbone
and the fat הַחֵ֙לֶב֙ Fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence, the richest or choice part fat
that covereth הַֽמְכַסֶּ֣ה Properly, to plump, i.e., fill up hollows; by implication, to cover (for clothing or secrecy) covereth
the inwards, הַקֶּ֔רֶב Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) inwards
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the fat הַחֵ֔לֶב Fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence, the richest or choice part fat
that אֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
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 inwards, הַקֶּֽרֶב׃ Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) inwards

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  • 7  If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the Lord.

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

  • 9  And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

  • 10  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.

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




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