Attention!
For 10¢ a day you can enjoy StudyLight.org ads
free while helping to build churches and support pastors in Uganda.
Click here to learn more!

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 3

Introduction

Overview

Leviticus 3:1, The peace offering of the herd; Leviticus 3:6, of the flock; Leviticus 3:7, whether a lamb, Leviticus 3:12, or a goat; Leviticus 3:17, A prohibition to eat fat or blood.

Verse 1

a sacrifice: Leviticus 7:11-21, Leviticus 7:29-34, Leviticus 22:19-21, Exodus 20:24, Exodus 24:5, Exodus 29:28, Numbers 6:14, Numbers 7:17, Judges 20:26, Judges 21:4, 1 Chronicles 21:26, Proverbs 7:14, Ezekiel 45:15, Amos 5:22, Romans 5:1, Romans 5:2, Colossians 1:20, 1 John 1:3

without: Leviticus 1:3, Numbers 6:14, Malachi 1:8, Malachi 1:14, Hebrews 10:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:9 - General Leviticus 3:6 - be of Leviticus 3:7 - offer it Leviticus 3:12 - a goat Leviticus 3:13 - lay his hand Leviticus 7:37 - sacrifice Leviticus 9:4 - a bullock Leviticus 9:18 - a sacrifice Leviticus 17:5 - and offer them Leviticus 19:5 - a sacrifice Leviticus 22:21 - peace Leviticus 23:19 - two lambs Numbers 15:8 - peace Deuteronomy 27:7 - peace offerings 1 Kings 3:15 - peace offerings 1 Kings 8:63 - a sacrifice 2 Chronicles 33:16 - peace

Verse 2

lay: Leviticus 1:4, Leviticus 1:5, Leviticus 8:22, Leviticus 16:21, Leviticus 16:22, Exodus 29:10, Isaiah 53:6, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 1:9, 1 John 1:10

kill it: Leviticus 1:11, Zechariah 12:10, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 3:15, Acts 3:26, Acts 4:10-12, Acts 4:26-28

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:6 - on the altar Leviticus 3:8 - he shall Leviticus 3:13 - sprinkle Leviticus 4:24 - in the place Leviticus 7:2 - and the Leviticus 8:15 - he slew it Leviticus 17:6 - sprinkle Numbers 18:17 - thou shalt

Verse 3

the fat: or, suet, Leviticus 3:16, Leviticus 4:8, Leviticus 4:9, Leviticus 7:3, Leviticus 7:4, Exodus 29:13, Exodus 29:22, Deuteronomy 30:6, Psalms 119:70, Proverbs 23:26, Isaiah 6:10, Ezekiel 36:26, Matthew 13:16, Matthew 15:8, Romans 5:5, Romans 6:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 3:9 - the fat Leviticus 3:14 - the fat that covereth Leviticus 4:31 - all the fat Leviticus 6:12 - burn wood Leviticus 7:30 - own hands Leviticus 8:16 - General Leviticus 8:25 - General Leviticus 9:10 - the fat Leviticus 22:22 - an offering 1 Samuel 2:15 - General 2 Chronicles 35:12 - as it is written Psalms 37:20 - smoke 1 Corinthians 10:18 - are

Verse 4

caul above the liver, with the kidneys: or, midriff over the liver, and over the kidneys, Leviticus 3:10, Leviticus 3:15, Leviticus 4:9, Leviticus 7:4, Leviticus 8:16, Leviticus 8:25, Leviticus 9:10, Leviticus 9:19, Exodus 29:13, *marg. Exodus 29:22

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:9 - the fat Leviticus 5:12 - according Leviticus 7:30 - own hands 1 Samuel 1:4 - offered

Verse 5

Aaron's: Leviticus 1:9, Leviticus 4:31, Leviticus 4:35, Leviticus 6:12, Leviticus 9:9, Leviticus 9:10, Exodus 29:13, 1 Samuel 2:15, 1 Samuel 2:16, 1 Kings 8:64, 2 Chronicles 35:14, Ezekiel 44:7, Ezekiel 44:15

upon the burnt: Leviticus 6:12, 1 Peter 2:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 3:11 - burn Leviticus 4:26 - the fat Leviticus 7:31 - the priest Leviticus 9:19 - General Leviticus 17:6 - burn Leviticus 22:22 - an offering 2 Chronicles 35:12 - as it is written

Verse 6

a sacrifice: Galatians 4:4, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 2:13-22

be of: Leviticus 3:1, Leviticus 1:2, Leviticus 1:10, Isaiah 60:7

male: Galatians 3:28

he shall: Leviticus 3:1-17, Acts 4:27, Romans 12:1, Romans 12:2, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:9 - General Leviticus 4:32 - a lamb Leviticus 22:21 - peace Numbers 6:14 - one ram 1 Samuel 10:3 - three kids Hebrews 9:19 - the blood

Verse 7

offer it: Leviticus 3:1, 1 Kings 8:62, Ephesians 5:2, Ephesians 5:12, Hebrews 9:14

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:12 - a goat Leviticus 4:32 - a lamb

Verse 8

he shall: Leviticus 3:2-5, Leviticus 3:13, Leviticus 4:4, Leviticus 4:15, Leviticus 4:24, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 53:11, Isaiah 53:12, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24

kill it: Ephesians 2:18, Ephesians 3:12, Hebrews 10:19-22

sprinkle: Leviticus 1:5, Leviticus 1:11, Matthew 3:17, 2 Corinthians 5:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:6 - on the altar Exodus 27:21 - the tabernacle of the congregation Leviticus 1:4 - put Leviticus 7:2 - and the Leviticus 8:15 - he slew it Leviticus 17:6 - sprinkle

Verse 9

the fat: Leviticus 3:3, Leviticus 3:4, Proverbs 23:26, Isaiah 53:10

the whole rump: To what has already been said on the tails of eastern sheep, we may add the testimony of Ludolf, who states that they are so very large, some of them weighing from twelve to fourteen pounds, "that the owners are obliged to tie a little cart behind them, whereupon they put the tail of the sheep, as well for the convenience of carriage, and to ease the poor creatures, as to preserve the wool from dirt, and the tail from being torn among the bushes and stones." The same is testified by Dr. Russell, who says, "In some other places where they feed in the fields, the shepherds are obliged to fix a piece of thin board to the under part of the tail, to prevent its being torn by bushes, thistles, etc., as it is not covered underneath with thick wool, like the upper part; and some have small wheels to facilitate the dragging of the board after them." Leviticus 7:3, Leviticus 8:25, Leviticus 9:19, Exodus 29:22

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:13 - all the fat Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 3:14 - the fat that covereth Leviticus 3:16 - all the fat Leviticus 4:8 - General Leviticus 4:31 - all the fat Leviticus 6:12 - burn wood Leviticus 7:30 - own hands Leviticus 9:10 - the fat 2 Chronicles 35:12 - as it is written

Verse 10

the caul: Leviticus 3:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:13 - all the fat

Verse 11

burn: Leviticus 3:5, Psalms 22:14, Isaiah 53:4-10, Romans 8:32

the food: Leviticus 3:16, Leviticus 21:6, Leviticus 21:8, Leviticus 21:17, Leviticus 21:21, Leviticus 21:22, Leviticus 22:25, Numbers 28:2, Ezekiel 44:7, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 1:12, 1 Corinthians 10:21, Revelation 3:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 1:9 - burn all Leviticus 5:12 - according Leviticus 7:31 - the priest Leviticus 17:6 - burn Isaiah 9:5 - fuel 1 Corinthians 10:18 - are

Verse 12

a goat: Leviticus 3:1, Leviticus 3:7-17, Leviticus 1:2, Leviticus 1:6, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 9:3, Leviticus 9:15, Leviticus 10:16, Leviticus 22:19-27, Isaiah 53:2, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 25:32, Matthew 25:33, Romans 8:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:3 - three kids

Verse 13

lay his hand: Leviticus 3:1-5, Leviticus 3:8, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 53:11, Isaiah 53:12, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 3:18

sprinkle: Leviticus 3:2, Leviticus 3:8, Isaiah 52:15, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 5:15-21, Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 1:2

Reciprocal: Leviticus 1:4 - put Leviticus 1:5 - kill Leviticus 4:24 - in the place Leviticus 17:6 - sprinkle Ezekiel 44:7 - the fat

Verse 14

the fat that covereth: Leviticus 3:3-5, Leviticus 3:9-11, Psalms 22:14, Psalms 22:15, Proverbs 23:26, Jeremiah 20:18, Matthew 22:37, Matthew 26:38, Romans 12:1, Romans 12:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:13 - all the fat Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 3:16 - all the fat Leviticus 4:8 - General Leviticus 4:31 - all the fat Leviticus 6:12 - burn wood Leviticus 7:30 - own hands Leviticus 9:20 - burnt 2 Chronicles 35:12 - as it is written

Verse 15

caul above: Leviticus 3:4

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:16 - all the fat Leviticus 7:3 - General 2 Chronicles 29:35 - the fat

Verse 16

it is the food: Leviticus 3:11

all the fat: Leviticus 3:3-5, Leviticus 3:9-11, Leviticus 3:14, Leviticus 3:15, Leviticus 4:8-19, Leviticus 4:26, Leviticus 4:31, Leviticus 7:23-25, Leviticus 8:25, Leviticus 9:24, Leviticus 17:6, Exodus 29:13, Exodus 29:22, 1 Samuel 2:15, 1 Samuel 2:16, 2 Chronicles 7:7, Isaiah 53:10, Matthew 22:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:4 - fat Exodus 29:25 - offering Leviticus 3:17 - eat neither Leviticus 7:3 - General Leviticus 7:5 - General Leviticus 7:31 - the priest Leviticus 9:19 - General Leviticus 21:17 - bread Deuteronomy 12:23 - the blood is 2 Kings 16:13 - he burnt 2 Chronicles 29:35 - the fat Psalms 37:20 - smoke Isaiah 9:5 - fuel Isaiah 43:24 - neither Ezekiel 44:7 - when Ezekiel 44:15 - the fat Ephesians 5:2 - for a

Verse 17

a perpetual: Leviticus 6:18, Leviticus 7:36, Leviticus 16:34, Leviticus 17:7, Leviticus 23:14, Numbers 19:21

eat neither: That is, neither the blood which is contained in the larger veins and arteries, nor the fat or suet which is within the animal, which exists in a separate or unmixed state, as the omentum or caul, the fat of the mesentery, or fatty part of the substance which connects the convolutions of the alimentary canal or small intestines, the fat of the kidneys, and whatever else of the internal fat was easily separable, together with the whole of the tail already described; for the blood which assumes the form of gravy, and the fat which is intermixed with the other flesh, might be eaten. This law not only related to the sacrifices, but to all the cattle which the Israelites slaughtered for food. Leviticus 3:16, Deuteronomy 32:14, Nehemiah 8:10

blood: Leviticus 7:23, Leviticus 7:25-27, Leviticus 17:10-14, Genesis 9:4, Deuteronomy 12:16, Deuteronomy 12:23, Deuteronomy 15:23, 1 Samuel 14:32-34, Ezekiel 33:25, Ezekiel 44:7, Ezekiel 44:15, Matthew 16:24, Matthew 26:28, Acts 15:20, Acts 15:21, Acts 15:29, Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 5:26, 1 Timothy 4:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:4 - fat Exodus 27:21 - a statute for ever Leviticus 7:26 - ye shall eat Leviticus 7:34 - by a statute Leviticus 10:9 - it shall be Leviticus 19:26 - with the blood 2 Chronicles 29:31 - sacrifices

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/leviticus-3.html.