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“But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the Lord commanded Moses.”

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Leviticus 9:10 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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But the fat, הַחֵ֨לֶב Fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence, the richest or choice part fat
and the kidneys, הַכְּלָיֹ֜ת A kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively, the mind (as the interior self) kidneys
and the caul הַיֹּתֶ֤רֶת The lobe or flap of the liver (as if redundant or outhanging) caul
above מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses above
the liver הַכָּבֵד֙ The liver (as the heaviest of the viscera) liver
of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
the sin offering, הַ֣חַטָּ֔את An offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender sin offering
he burnt הִקְטִ֖יר To smoke, i.e., turn into fragrance by fire (especially as an act of worship) burnt
upon the altar; הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חָה An altar upon altar
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֛ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
commanded צִוָּ֥ה (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
Moses. מֹשֶֽׁה׃ Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses

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  • 8  Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

  • 9  And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar:

  • 10  But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the Lord commanded Moses.

  • 11  And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp.

  • 12  And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.


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