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

  • JOHN A JEROME
    Comment*MY TAKE ON LEVTICUS CHPT 2 AS A WHOLE IS THAT'S ALL THE OFFERING GOD REQUESTED FOR ARE ALL FOUNDED IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.IN JN 3 V 16 FOR GOD SO LOVE THE WHOLE THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN JESUS,WHOSO EVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT SHALL HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. THE ABOVE VS HANG ALL THE SACRIFICE
  • Marlene
    Margie, I support your comments which vividly state the laborous rituals which the Israelites had to endure to seek forgiveness of their sins and to be able to commune with their God. Jesus has made it so simple, He is just a prayer away and many of us can't even dedicate one minute to seek His face. Thank you God the father for the gift of Jesus Christ our intercessor
  • Marlene
    I agree with Matthew that when we give our lives to God at a young age; innocent and pure, we are giving God the first fruits of our lives which He honours. Parents should therefore ensure that they nurture their children in the word of God so that they will offer them as spotless and unblemished sacrifices to the Lord and that they will grow up to love and serve the Lord in spirit and in truth.
  • 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!

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