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Leviticus 7:8

    Leviticus 7:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the priest that offers any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the priest that offereth any man's burnt-offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which he hath offered.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the priest offering any man's burned offering for him, may have the skin of the burned offering which is offered by him.

    Webster's Revision

    And the priest that offereth any man's burnt-offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which he hath offered.

    World English Bible

    The priest who offers any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 7:8

    The priest shall have to himself the skin - Bishop Patrick supposes that this right of the priest to the skin commenced with the offering of Adam, "for it is probable," says he, "that Adam himself offered the first sacrifice, and had the skin given him by God to make garments for him and his wife; in conformity to which the priests ever after had the skin of the whole burnt-offerings for their portion, which was a custom among the Gentiles as well as the Jews, who gave the skins of their sacrifices to their priests, when they were not burnt with the sacrifices, as in some sin-offerings they were among the Jews, see Leviticus 4:11. And they employed them to a superstitious use, by lying upon them in their temples, in hopes to have future things revealed to them in their dreams.

    Of this we have a proof in Virgil, Aen. lib. vii., ver. 86-95.

    " - huc dona sacerdos

    Cum tulit, et caesarum ovium sub nocte silenti

    Pellibus incubuit stratis, somnosque petivit;

    Multa modus simulncra videt volitantia miris,

    Et varias audit voces, fruiturque deorum

    Colloquio, atque imis Acheronta affatur Avernis.

    Hic et tum pater ipse petens responsa Latinus

    Centum lanigeras mactabat rite bidentes,

    Atque harum effultus tergo stratisque jacebat

    Velleribus. Subita ex alto vox reddita luco est."

    First, on the fleeces of the slaughter'd sheep

    By night the sacred priest dissolves in sleep,

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    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 7:8

    The skin of the burnt offering - It is most likely that the skins of the sin-offering and the trespass-offering also fell to the lot of the officiating priest.