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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: 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: 2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
2:4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
2:5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
2:6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
2:7 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
2:8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
2:9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
2:10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
2:13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
2:16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.


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King James Bible:Leviticus
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Leviticus
Book: Leviticus
Chapter: 2

Overview:
The meat-Offering of Flour. (1-11) The Offering of
First-fruits. (12-16)

1-11 Meat-offerings may typify Christ, as presented to God for
us, and as being the Bread of Life to our souls; but they rather
seem to denote our obligation to God for the blessings of
Providence, and those good Works which are acceptable to God.
The term "meat" was, and still is, properly given to any kind of
provision, and the greater part of this Offering was to be eaten
for Food, not burned. These meat-offerings are mentioned after
the burnt-offerings: without an interest in the Sacrifice of
Christ, and devotedness of Heart to God, such services cannot be
accepted. Leaven is the emblem of pride, malice, and hypocrisy,
and Honey of sensual pleasure. The former are directly opposed
to the graces of Humility, Love, and sincerity, which God
approves; the latter takes men from the exercises of devotion,
and the practice of good Works. Christ, in his character and
Sacrifice, was wholly free from the things denoted By Leaven;
and his suffering Life and agonizing Death were the very
opposites to worldly pleasure. His people are called to follow,
and to be like him.

12-16 Salt is required in all the offerings. God hereby
intimates to them that their sacrifices, in themselves, were
unsavoury. All religious services must be seasoned with Grace.
Christianity is the Salt of the Earth. Directions are given
about Offering their First-fruits at Harvest. If a Man, with a
thankful sense of God's Goodness in giving him a plentiful crop,
was disposed to present an Offering to God, let him bring the
first ripe and full ears. Whatever was brought to God must be
the best in its kind, though it were but green ears of Corn. Oil
and Frankincense must be Put upon it. Wisdom and Humility soften
and sweeten the spirits and services of young people, and their
green ears of Corn shall be acceptable. God takes delight in the
first ripe fruits of the Spirit, and the expressions of early
Piety and devotion. Holy Love to God is the Fire By which all
our offerings must be made. The Frankincense denotes the
mediation and Intercession of Christ, By which our services are
accepted. Blessed be God that we have the substance, of which
these observances were but shadows. There is that excellency in
Christ, and in his work as Mediator, which No types and shadows
can fully represent. And our dependence thereon must be So
entire, that we must never lose sight of it in any thing we do,
if we would be accepted of God.

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