Leviticus 2

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1 And when a soul will offer an offering, a gift·​·offering to Jehovah, his offering shall be of flour; and he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it;

2 and he shall bring it to the sons of Aaron, the priests; and he shall take·​·a·​·handful from there, his full handful from its flour, and from its oil, on all its frankincense; and the priest shall burn·​·as·​·incense the memorial of it upon the altar, a fire·​·offering, a restful smell to Jehovah:

3 and the remnant of the gift·​·offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; it is a holy of holies of the fire·​·offerings of Jehovah.

4 And if thou offer an offering of a gift·​·offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

5 And if thine offering be a gift·​·offering on a griddle, it shall be unleavened flour, mixed with oil.

6 Thou shalt morsel· it ·out in morsels, and pour oil on it; it is a gift·​·offering.

7 And if thine offering be a gift·​·offering of the cooking·​·pot, it shall be made of flour with oil.

8 And thou shalt bring the gift·​·offering that is made of these things to Jehovah; and when it is offered to the priest, he shall present it to the altar.

9 And the priest shall lift·​·high from the gift·​·offering a memorial of it, and shall burn· it ·as·​·incense upon the altar; it is a fire·​·offering, a restful smell to Jehovah.

10 And the remainder of the gift·​·offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; it is a holy of holies of the fire·​·offerings of Jehovah.

11 All the gift·​·offering, which you shall offer to Jehovah, shall not be made with leaven; for you shall not burn·​·for·​·incense any yeast, or any honey, in a fire·​·offering to Jehovah.

12 As for the offering of the firstfruits, you shall offer them to Jehovah; but they shall not be offered·​·up on the altar for a restful smell.

13 And every offering of thy gift·​·offering shalt thou salt with salt; neither shalt thou cause the salt of the covenant of thy God to cease from thy gift·​·offering; with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

14 And if thou offer a gift·​·offering of thy firstfruits to Jehovah, thou shalt offer a gift·​·offering of thy firstfruits of maturing·​·ears, parched grain by the fire, and groats* of fresh·​·grain.

15 And thou shalt put oil on it, and set frankincense on it; it is a gift·​·offering.

16 And the priest shall burn·​·as·​·incense the memorial of it, from its groats, and from its oil, on all its frankincense; it is a fire·​·offering to Jehovah.

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Explanation of Leviticus 2      

Napsal(a) Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-3. The worship of the Lord from the highest degree of celestial love is described.

Verse 4. Then follows a description of worship from interior celestial love, or charity to the neighbour, showing how it is connected with that from the highest celestial good, which is pure love to the Lord, and the lowest

Verses 5-6. A similar description of worship from celestial good in the Internal of the Natural succeeds, accompanied by an account of the arrangement of truths there, and of the influx of inmost celestial good.

Verse 7. And lastly, worship from the External of the Natural is described, showing that it is similar to worship from higher loves, but is in a lower degree

Verses 8-10. It is then shown that celestial worship in all these degrees and ways involves certain particulars, namely: the power to worship must be ascribed to the Lord; it must be acknowledged to be from celestial good inmostly derived from Him; and it must be exercised from Him. Also the worshiper will realize the conjunction of truth with good as from himself; he will be able to devote his life to the service of the Lord; he will experience a state of heavenly joy and peace; he will be able to appropriate good and truth; and he will worship the Lord from pure love

Verses 11-13. Again this worship of the Lord must be free from falsity; it must not be vitiated by merely natural delight; such imperfect worship only appertains to preparatory states; and in all worship there must be the mutual desire of truth for good and of good for truth, or in other words, every one who really loves the truth will desire also to be good, and all who sincerely desire to be good will also long for the truth

Verses 14-16. And also, during such worship, in preparatory states, it will be from natural good, and truth influenced by celestial good, and involving the sincere acknowledgement of the Lord.

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Významy biblických slov

soul
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

offering
It was customary in the representative Ancient Church, and later in the Jewish Church, when people went to the judges, and at a later time,...

jehovah
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

flour
In Revelation 18:13, 'wine, oil, flour, and wheat' signify celestial principles of worship.

oil
Oil – typically olive oil – was an extremely important product in Biblical times, for food preparation, medicinal ointment and for burning in lamps. As...

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

bring
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

aaron
Aaron was the brother of Moses. He symbolizes two things, at different stages of the story. During the first part of the exodus, when he...

priests
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.

altar
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

smell
'The sense of smell,' in general, corresponds to the affection for perceiving.

remnant
In Leviticus 6:16, 'Aaron and his sons eating the remainder' signifies a person’s reciprocation and making something one's own. This represents conjunction by means of...

holy
'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.

Holy of holies
'The Holy of holies' represents the very essential divine good and truth in the Lord's divine human, to which truth from the human was conjoined....

holies
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

Offerings
'Offerings' signify worship.

oven
'An oven,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies hell, where the people live who confirm themselves in false doctrines and evils of life from earthly and...

unleavened
For something to be “unleavened” means that it's been made without yeast. Since yeast is what makes bread rise and take on its airy texture,...

cakes
Cake denotes the conjunction of the spiritual and celestial principles, which appertained to the Lord, (Gen. 18:16.)

wafers
Cake denotes the conjunction of the spiritual and celestial principles, which appertained to the Lord, (Gen. 18:16.)

anointed
Oil in the Bible represents the Lord’s love, so anointing someone (or something) with oil was a way to make that person (or object) a...

present
It was customary in the representative Ancient Church, and later in the Jewish Church, when people went to the judges, and at a later time,...

remainder
In Leviticus 6:16, 'Aaron and his sons eating the remainder' signifies a person’s reciprocation and making something one's own. This represents conjunction by means of...

leaven
Leaven' signifies evil and falsity, which should not be mixed with good and true things. In Leviticus 2:11, it says, 'no meat offering which ye...

yeast
Leaven' signifies evil and falsity, which should not be mixed with good and true things. In Leviticus 2:11, it says, 'no meat offering which ye...

honey
'Honey' signifies the delight derived from good and truth or from the affection thereof, and specifically the external delight. Thus it signifies the delight of...

salt
'Salt' is the desire of conjunction of truth with good, which is why only salt will conjoin water, which corresponds to truth, and oil, which...

God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

parched
To roast something is, in Biblical culinary terms, to cook it over a fire. Fire represents the Lord’s infinite love for all things, so roasting...

fire
Fire, in the spiritual sense, can mean both love and hatred depending on the context, just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping...


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.


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