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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 1:7


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 1:7

    And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:

    World English Bible

    The sons of Aaron the priest shall put
    fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 1:7

    And shall put
    fire on the altar, having before laid in order a pile of wood:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put
    fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire.

    Original Hebrew

    ונתנו
    5414 בני 1121 אהרן 175 הכהן 3548 אשׁ 784 על 5921 המזבח 4196 וערכו 6186 עצים 6086 על 5921 האשׁ׃ 784

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    VERSE (7) -
    Le 6:12,13; 9:24; 10:1 1Ch 21:26 2Ch 7:1 Mal 1:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:7

    Y los hijos de Aarón el sacerdote pondrán fuego sobre el altar, y pondrán la leña en orden sobre el fuego.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 1:7

    Verse 7. Put
    fire] The fire that came out of the tabernacle from before the Lord, and which was kept perpetually burning; see chap. ix. 24. Nor was it lawful to use any other fire in the service of God. See the case of Nadab and Abihu, chap. 10.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. And the sons of
    Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar , etc.] The fire of the altar originally came down from heaven, and consumed the sacrifice, and which was a token of God’s acceptance of it, (see Leviticus 9:24 1 Kings 18:23,24,38 1 Chronicles 21:26 <140701> Chronicles 7:1) and this fire was kept burning continually upon the altar, ( Leviticus 6:12,13) and yet the Jewish writers say, it was the command of God, according to this passage, that fire should be brought from another place and put here; Jarchi’s note on the text is, “though fire came down from heaven, it was commanded to bring it from a common or private place:” and Maimonides says the same thing, and so it is often said in the Talmud f18 ; and this, as Gersom observes, was not done by any but a priest in the time of his priesthood, or when clothed with his priestly garments; and so in the Talmud it is said, that the putting fire upon the altar belonged to the priesthood, but not flaying or cutting in pieces f19 : this fire denoted the wrath of God, revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness and ungodliness of men, and which is the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels, and all the workers of iniquity; and which Christ endured for his people in human nature, when he bore their sins, and became a whole burnt offering for them: and lay the wood in order upon the fire ; the wood for the sacrifice was an offering of the people, brought to the temple at the times appointed, ( Nehemiah 10:34 13:31) where was a place called µyx[h tkçl , “the wood room”, or “wood chamber”, and which was in the northeast part of the court of the women; and here such priests as had blemishes wormed the wood, or searched the wood for worms; for whatsoever wood had a worm found in it, it was not fit to be laid upon the altar; and it was from hence the priests fetched the wood and laid it on the altar f20 ; for a private person might not bring it from his own house for his offering f21 , though it was provided by the congregation f22 , and brought thither by private persons; and it might be any sort of wood but that of the vine and olive f23 , which were not used, because they did not burn well, and were soon reduced to ashes; and because such a consumption would be made of such useful trees hereby, that there would be no wine or oil in the land of Israel, so necessary for private and religious uses. The Vulgate Latin version renders it, “the pile of wood being laid before”: that is, before the fire was put upon the altar; but this is contrary to the text, for the wood was laid upon the fire, and therefore the fire must be first; the case seems to be this, the fire was first kindled, and then the wood laid in order upon it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 3-9 - In the due
    performance of the Levitical ordinances, the mysteries of the spiritual world are represented by corresponding natural objects and future events are exhibited in these rites. Without this, the whol will seem unmeaning ceremonies. There is in these things a type of the sufferings of the Son of God, who was to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world? The burning body of an animal was but a fain representation of that everlasting misery, which we all have deserved and which our blessed Lord bore in his body and in his soul, when he died under the load of our iniquities. Observe, 1. The beast to be offered must be without blemish. This signified the strength and purit that were in Christ, and the holy life that should be in his people. 2 The owner must offer it of his own free will. What is done in religion so as to please God, must be done by love. Christ willingly offere himself for us. 3. It must be offered at the door of the tabernacle where the brazen altar of burnt-offerings stood, which sanctified the gift: he must offer it at the door, as one unworthy to enter, an acknowledging that a sinner can have no communion with God, but by sacrifice. 4. The offerer must put his hand upon the head of his offering, signifying thereby, his desire and hope that it might be accepted from him, to make atonement for him. 5. The sacrifice was to be killed before the Lord, in an orderly manner, and to honour God. I signified also, that in Christians the flesh must be crucified with it corrupt affections and lust. 6. The priests were to sprinkle the bloo upon the altar; for the blood being the life, that was it which mad atonement. This signified the pacifying and purifying of ou consciences, by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ upon the by faith. 7. The beast was to be divided into several pieces, and the to be burned upon the altar. The burning of the sacrifice signified the sharp sufferings of Christ, and the devout affections with which, as holy fire, Christians must offer up themselves, their whole spirit soul, and body, unto God. 8. This is said to be an offering of a swee savour. As an act of obedience to a Divine command, and a type of Christ, this was well-pleasing to God; and the spiritual sacrifices of Christians are acceptable to God, through Christ, 1Pe 2:5.


    Original Hebrew

    ונתנו 5414 בני 1121 אהרן 175 הכהן 3548 אשׁ 784 על 5921 המזבח 4196 וערכו 6186 עצים 6086 על 5921 האשׁ׃ 784


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