Leviticus 2:1

“And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when any will offer a meate offering vnto the Lord, his offring shall be of fine flowre: and hee shall powre oyle vpon it, and put frankincense thereon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when any one offereth an oblation of a meal-offering unto Jehovah, his oblation shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when anyone makes a meal offering to the Lord, let his offering be of the best meal, with oil on it and perfume:
- Basic English Bible

And when any one will present an oblation to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense thereon.
- Darby Bible

And when any will offer a meat-offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense upon it.
- Webster's Bible

'When anyone offers an offering of a meal offering to Yahweh, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.
- World English Bible

`And when a person bringeth near an offering, a present to Jehovah, of flour is his offering, and he hath poured on it oil, and hath put on it frankincense;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when any one bringeth a meal-offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 2:1


2:1 A meal - offering - (Not meat - offering, an ancient false print, which has run thro' many editions of our bible.) This was of two kinds, the one joined with other offerings, #Num 15:4|,7,10, which was prescribed, together with the measure or proportion of it: the other, of which this place speaks, was left to the offerer's good will both for the thing, and for the quantity. And the matter for this offering was things without life, as meal, corn, or cakes. Now this sort of sacrifices were appointed, because these are things of greatest necessity and benefit to man, and therefore it is meet that God should be served with them, and owned and praised as the giver of them. In condescension to the poor, that they might not want an offering for God, and to shew that God would accept even the meanest services, when offered with a sincere mind. These were necessary provisions for the feast which was to be presented to God, and for the use of the priests, who were to attend upon these holy ministrations. He shall pour oil - This may note the graces of the Holy Ghost, which are compared to oil, and anointing with it, #Psa 45:7|, 1John 2:20, and which are necessary to make any offering acceptable to God. Frankincense - Manifestly designed Christ's satisfaction and intercession, which is compared to a sweet odour, #Eph 5:2|.


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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