Leviticus 2:16

“And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Priest shall burne the memoriall of it, part of the beaten corne thereof, and part of the oyle thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire vnto the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'The priest shall offer up in smoke its memorial portion, part of its grits and its oil with all its incense as an offering by fire to the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the bruised grain thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And part of the meal of the offering and part of the oil and all the perfume is to be burned for a sign by the priest: it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And the priest shall burn the memorial thereof, [part] of the beaten corn thereof, and [part] of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: [it is] an offering by fire to Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of its beaten corn, and part of its oil, with all its frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

The priest shall burn as its memorial, part of its bruised grain, and part of its oil, along with all its frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to Yahweh.
- World English Bible

and the priest hath made perfume with its memorial from its beaten out [corn], and from its oil, besides all its frankincense -- a fire-offering to Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the priest shall make the memorial-part of it smoke, even of the groats thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 2:16


2:16 Made by fire - The fire denotes that fervency of spirit, which ought to be in all our religious services. Holy love is the fire, by which all our offerings must be made: else they are not of a sweet savour to God.


Discussion for Leviticus 2

  • Sharita jones
    andre there is fruit given in the offerings the fruit is not to be burnt when offering. I love this chapter the foods represent something different and you have to go beyond the reading to understand it
  • Sharita jones
    andre there is fruit given in the offerings the fruit is not to be burnt when offering. I love this chapter the foods represent something different and you have to go beyond the reading to understand it
  • Dewey
    Charlotte, in Matthew Henry comments he believes a meat offerings was the same as a offering of fine flour to represent Christ as that bead of life that comes down from Heaven. I believe he is correct God did accept either that 's his prerogative. As for Cain his farming products was not the only things he had to offer God. He Could have borrowed Sheep or some other animal to sacrifice to God had he cared. It was his arrogance, pride, envy, and hatred for his brother Abel that caused God to reject him and his subsequent downfall. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Margie Edwards
    I think the comments have merit but they seem to be written with the view point of law and nothing of grace. I believe the commands God gave not just showed us how live a peaceful life because we can do ll of the "right things " and still miss the point. When i read Leviticus 2 I see definate parallels. The bread of the grain offering was a forthtelling of how Jesus would give His body and the bread we eat in rememberance is the sacrifice that Christ made. Then we have to remember the olive oil was representative of the Holy Spirit. The body amd oil go together like a hand in a glove. Can 't work the same one without the other. I also not those who were to burn the sacrifice. Maybe not the same faces, but don 't forget the high priests was the "prime minister " and the priests did his bidding. Link that to the ones to the crucifixion of Jesus if you will and you will see even in this scripture passage the typology. One more thing i get from this is the honey and the leaven were not to be birned on the altar. The leven represents all that is in us of the world that needs to drop off us. We should let it go instead of sayimg things like, its hard for me. Nothing is too hard for God and in Him ot shouldn 't be for us eother. The honey is the sweet presence of God in our lives when we are doing what he commands, to love the Lord God with all of hearts souls and mind. What we think and bwleive really does affect the way our brains function.
  • Varaidzo matiza
    lets render unto the most high his dues
  • Charlotte for verse 1
    OUR GOD IS A GOD OF PRINCIPLE. HE KNOWS WHY OFFERING SHOULD BE DONE THAT WAY IN LEVITICUS. AND THOSE DAYSTHE ISRAELITIES OBEY AND DID HAS GOD COMMANDED AND THEY WERE BLESSED. HE IS THE MAKER OF EVERYTHING THEREFORE WE HAVE TO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENT.

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