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Levítico 1

El holocausto

1El Señor llamó a Moisés y le habló desde la Tienda de reunión. Le ordenó que les dijera a los israelitas: «Cuando alguno de ustedes traiga una ofrenda al Señor, deberá presentar un animal de ganado vacuno u ovino.

»Si el animal que ofrece en holocausto es de ganado vacuno, deberá presentar un macho sin defecto, a la entrada de la Tienda de reunión. Así será aceptable al Señor. Pondrá su mano sobre la cabeza de la víctima, la cual le será aceptada en su lugar y le servirá de propiciación. Después degollará el novillo ante el Señor, y los hijos de Aarón, los sacerdotes, tomarán la sangre y la derramarán alrededor del altar que está a la entrada de la Tienda de reunión. Luego desollará la víctima del holocausto y la cortará en trozos. Los hijos de Aarón, los sacerdotes, harán fuego sobre el altar y le echarán leña; después acomodarán los trozos sobre la leña encendida del altar, junto con la cabeza y el sebo. Las entrañas y las patas se lavarán con agua, y el sacerdote lo quemará todo en el altar. Es un holocausto, una ofrenda presentada por fuego de aroma grato al Señor.

10 »Si alguien ofrece un holocausto de ganado ovino, sea de corderos o de cabras, deberá presentar un macho sin defecto. 11 Lo degollará ante el Señor, en el costado norte del altar, y los hijos de Aarón, los sacerdotes, derramarán la sangre alrededor del altar. 12 Luego lo cortará en trozos, los cuales el sacerdote acomodará sobre la leña encendida del altar, junto con la cabeza y el sebo. 13 Las entrañas y las patas se lavarán con agua, y el sacerdote lo tomará todo y lo quemará en el altar. Es un holocausto, una ofrenda presentada por fuego de aroma grato al Señor.

14 »Si alguien ofrece al Señor un holocausto de ave, deberá presentar una tórtola o un pichón de paloma. 15 El sacerdote llevará el ave al altar para quemarla. Le arrancará la cabeza; después exprimirá la sangre en un costado del altar, 16 y le quitará también el buche y las entrañas, y los arrojará hacia el costado oriental del altar, donde se echa la ceniza. 17 Después la desgarrará por las alas, pero sin arrancárselas. Entonces el sacerdote la quemará en el altar, sobre la leña encendida. Es un holocausto, una ofrenda presentada por fuego de aroma grato al Señor.

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Leviticus 1

Rules for Burnt Offerings

1The Lord called out to Moses. He spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, “Speak to the Israelites. Tell them, ‘Suppose anyone among you brings an offering to the Lord. They must bring an animal from their herd or flock.

“ ‘If someone brings a burnt offering from the herd, they must offer a male animal. It must not have any flaws. They must bring it to the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then the Lord will accept it. They must place their hand on the head of the burnt offering. Then the Lord will accept it in place of them. It will pay for their sin. The young bull must be killed there in the sight of the Lord. Then the priests in Aaron’s family line must bring its blood to the altar. They must splash it against the sides of the altar. The altar stands at the entrance to the tent of meeting. The skin must be removed from the animal brought for the burnt offering. Then the animal must be cut into pieces. The priests in Aaron’s family line must build a fire on the altar. They must place wood on the fire. Then they must place the pieces of the animal on the burning wood on the altar. The pieces include the head and the fat. The inside parts of the animal must be washed with water. The legs must also be washed. The priest must burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering. It is a food offering. Its smell pleases the Lord.

10 “ ‘If someone offers a burnt offering from the flock, it must be a male animal. It can be a sheep or a goat. It must not have any flaws. 11 They must kill it at the north side of the altar in the sight of the Lord. The priests in Aaron’s family line must splash its blood against the sides of the altar. 12 They must cut the animal into pieces. The priest must place the pieces on the burning wood on the altar. The pieces include the head and the fat. 13 They must wash the inside parts with water. The legs must also be washed. The priest must bring all the parts to the altar. He must burn them there. It is a burnt offering. It is a food offering. Its smell pleases the Lord.

14 “ ‘If someone offers to the Lord a burnt offering of birds, it must be a dove or a young pigeon. 15 The priest must bring it to the altar. He must twist its head off. Then he must burn the rest of the bird on the altar. Its blood must be emptied out on the side of the altar. 16 The priest must remove the small bag inside the bird’s throat. He must also remove the feathers. Then he must throw them to the east side of the altar. That is where the ashes are. 17 He must take hold of the wings of the bird and tear it open. But he must not tear it in two. Then the priest will burn it on the wood burning on the altar. It is a burnt offering. It is a food offering. Its smell pleases the Lord.