New International Version

Leviticus 1

The Burnt Offering

1The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When anyone among you brings an offering to the Lord, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.

“‘If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that it will be acceptable to the Lord. You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you. You are to slaughter the young bull before the Lord, and then Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar at the entrance to the tent of meeting. You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the wood that is burning on the altar. You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

10 “‘If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, you are to offer a male without defect. 11 You are to slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar. 12 You are to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat, on the wood that is burning on the altar. 13 You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of them and burn them on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

14 “‘If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon. 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. 16 He is to remove the crop and the feathers[a] and throw them down east of the altar where the ashes are. 17 He shall tear it open by the wings, not dividing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is burning on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 1:16 Or crop with its contents; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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。