The Place of Sacrifice

Leviticus 17

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, 'This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying: 3 "Whatever man of the house of Israel who a kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp, 4 "and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, the guilt of bloodshed shall be b imputed to that man. He has shed blood; and that man shall be 1 cut off from among his people, 5 "to the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices c which they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to the priest, and offer them as peace offerings to the LORD. 6 "And the priest d shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and e burn the fat for a sweet aroma to the LORD. 7 "They shall no more offer their sacrifices f to 2 demons, after whom they g have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations." '

8 "Also you shall say to them: 'Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, h who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, 9 'and does not i bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to offer it to the LORD, that man shall be 3 cut off from among his people.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:5
    But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.
    Deuteronomy 12:15
    However, you may slaughter and eat meat within all your gates, whatever your heart desires, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, of the gazelle and the deer alike.
    Deuteronomy 12:21
    If the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter from your herd and from your flock which the LORD has given you, just as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your gates as much as your heart desires.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 5:13
    (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 21:33
    Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
    Genesis 22:2
    Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.
    Genesis 31:54
    Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread. And they ate bread and stayed all night on the mountain.
    Deuteronomy 12:1 - 27
    These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to observe in the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth.
    Ezekiel 20:28
    When I brought them into the land concerning which I had raised My hand in an oath to give them, and they saw all the high hills and all the thick trees, there they offered their sacrifices and provoked Me with their offerings. There they also sent up their sweet aroma and poured out their drink offerings.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 3:2
    And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of meeting; and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 29:13
    And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
    Exodus 29:18
    And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
    Numbers 18:17
    But the firstborn of a cow, the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat you shall not redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and burn their fat as an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 22:20
    He who sacrifices to any god, except to the LOR...
    Exodus 32:8
    "They have turned aside quickly out of the way ...
    Exodus 34:15
    Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants o...
    Deuteronomy 32:17
    They sacrificed to demons, not to God, To gods ...
    2 Chronicles 11:15
    Then he appointed for himself priests for the h...
    Psalms 106:37
    They even sacrificed their sons And their daugh...
    1 Corinthians 10:20
    Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacr...
  7. Cross References
    Exodus 34:15
    Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice.
    Deuteronomy 31:16
    And the LORD said to Moses: "Behold, you will rest with your fathers; and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them, and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
    Ezekiel 23:8
    She has never given up her harlotry brought from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out their immorality upon her.
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 1:2
    Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When any one of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of the livestock - of the herd and of the flock.
    Leviticus 1:3
    If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD.
    Leviticus 18:26
    You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you
  9. Cross References
    Leviticus 14:23
    He shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, before the LORD.
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