New International Reader's Version

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.

Japanese Living Bible

レビ記 1

焼き尽くすいけにえ

1さて主は、幕屋(主がイスラエル人と会う天幕、聖所)からモーセに語りました。 2-3 「イスラエルの民に次のような指示を与えなさい。主にいけにえをささげるときは、自分の群れの牛か羊を使いなさい。雄牛を焼き尽くすいけにえとしてささげるときは、体に傷のないものでなければならない。まず、いけにえ用の雄牛を幕屋の入口へ引いて来る。そこで、祭司がそのささげ物を受け取る。 いけにえをささげる人は、その雄牛の頭に手を置く。そうすることで、身代わりのいけにえと認められる。本人が自分の罪の刑罰として死ぬ代わりにその動物が死ぬことを、わたしは認めよう。 わたしの前で、自ら手を下していけにえを殺しなさい。祭司であるアロンの子たちが、その雄牛の血をわたしにささげる。幕屋の入口で、祭壇の回りに血を振りかけるのだ。 6-7 続いて、皮をはいで四肢に分け、祭司が祭壇に火を置き、たきぎを並べ、 ばらした部分と頭と脂肪を載せる。 そのとき、内臓と足は、いけにえをささげる本人がきれいに洗う。祭司はそれをみな祭壇の上で焼く。これが、主に受け入れられる、焼き尽くすいけにえである。

10 焼き尽くすいけにえにする動物が、羊かやぎの場合は、傷のない雄でなければならない。 11 いけにえをささげる人は、祭壇の北側で、わたしの前でそれを殺す。祭司であるアロンの子らが、その血を祭壇の回りに振りかける。 12 その人は死体を四肢に分け、祭司はそれを頭や脂肪といっしょに祭壇のたきぎに載せる。 13 その前に、内臓と足は、いけにえをささげる人自身が水で洗う。祭司は主へのささげ物として、その動物をみな祭壇で焼く。焼き尽くすいけにえをわたしは喜ぶ。

14 鳥を使う場合は、山鳩か家鳩のひなのどちらかにしなさい。 15-17 祭司はそれを祭壇へ持って行き、首をひねって殺し、血は祭壇の横に絞り出す。餌袋(胃袋)と羽毛は祭壇の東側の灰捨て場に捨てる。このあと翼をつかんで引き裂くが、ばらばらにしてはならない。それを祭壇で焼く。わたしはこのいけにえを喜ぶ。