Leviticus 3:1
New International Version
“’If your offering is a fellowship offering, and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the LORD an animal without defect.

New Living Translation
“If you present an animal from the herd as a peace offering to the LORD, it may be a male or a female, but it must have no defects.

English Standard Version
“If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offers an animal from the herd, male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
“If one’s offering is a peace offering and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present it without blemish before the LORD.

King James Bible
And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

New King James Version
‘When his offering is a sacrifice of a peace offering, if he offers it of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
‘Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer from the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD.

NASB 1995
‘Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer out of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD.

NASB 1977
‘Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer out of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD.

Amplified Bible
‘If a man’s offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
“If his offering is a fellowship sacrifice, and he is presenting an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he is to present one without blemish before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If his offering is a fellowship sacrifice, and he is presenting an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present one without blemish before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace-offerings; if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
"And if he is offering his offering as a peace sacrifice, if from oxen, male or female, he shall offer it before LORD JEHOVAH without blemish.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if his gift to the Lord be a peace-offering, if he should bring it of the oxen, whether it be male or whether it be female, he shall bring it unblemished before the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
When you offer sacrifices to ask my blessing, you may offer either a bull or a cow, but there must be nothing wrong with the animal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offerings, and he will offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer them without blemish before the Lord.

English Revised Version
And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offerings; if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

Good News Translation
When any of you offer one of your cattle as a fellowship offering, it is to be a bull or a cow without any defects.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[The LORD continued,] "If your sacrifice is a fellowship offering of cattle in the LORD's presence, it must be a male or female animal that has no defects.

International Standard Version
"If someone's offering is a peace offering from the cattle, the presenter is to offer it without defect, whether the animal is male or female. They are to be brought to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if his offering be a sacrifice of peace-offerings: if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
“And if his offering [is] a sacrifice of peace-offerings, if he is bringing near out of the herd, whether male or female, he brings a perfect one near before YHWH,

NET Bible
"'Now if his offering is a peace offering sacrifice, if he presents an offering from the herd, he must present before the LORD a flawless male or a female.

New Heart English Bible
"'If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings; if he offers it from the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

World English Bible
"'If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings; if he offers it from the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And if his offering is a sacrifice of peace-offerings, if out of the herd he is bringing near, whether male or female, a perfect one he doth bring near before Jehovah,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws for Peace Offerings
1“If one’s offering is a peace offering and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present it without blemish before the LORD. 2He is to lay his hand on the head of the offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood on all sides of the altar.…

Cross References
Leviticus 1:3
If one's offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to present an unblemished male. He must bring it to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting for its acceptance before the LORD.

Leviticus 3:6
If, however, one's peace offering to the LORD is from the flock, he must present a male or female without blemish.

Leviticus 7:11
Now this is the law of the peace offering that one may present to the LORD:

Leviticus 7:29
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'Anyone who presents a peace offering to the LORD must bring it as his sacrifice to the LORD.

Leviticus 9:18
Then he slaughtered the ox and the ram as the people's peace offering. His sons brought him the blood, and he sprinkled it on all sides of the altar.

Leviticus 17:5
For this reason the Israelites will bring to the LORD the sacrifices they have been offering in the open fields. They are to bring them to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and offer them as sacrifices of peace to the LORD.

Leviticus 22:20
You must not present anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.


Treasury of Scripture

And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

a sacrifice

Leviticus 7:11-21,29-34
And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD…

Leviticus 22:19-21
Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats…

Exodus 20:24
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

without

Leviticus 1:3
If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

Numbers 6:14
And he shall offer his offering unto the LORD, one he lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings,

Malachi 1:8,14
And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts…









III.

(1) A sacrifice of peace offering.--The peace offering of which this chapter treats, consisted of two kinds, the peace offering from the herd (Leviticus 3:1-5), and the peace offering from the flock (Leviticus 3:6-15). As in the case of the burnt offering (Leviticus 1:3), the ox is mentioned first, because it is most costly and more important.

Whether it be a male.--Whilst in the case of the burnt offering (Leviticus 1:3; Leviticus 1:10) the male only was legal, there is no distinction of sex here, nor is there any limitation of age. All that was required was that it should be without any organic defect. . . .

Verse 1. - Peace offering, Zebach shelamim, "sacrifice of peace offerings." The singular, shelem, occurs once (Amos 5:22). The conditions to be fulfilled by a Jew who offered a peace offering were the following: -

1. He must bring either

(1) a young bull or cow, or

(2) a young sheep of either sex, or . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

one’s offering
קָרְבָּנ֑וֹ (qā·rə·bā·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7133: Something brought near the altar, a sacrificial present

[is] a peace offering
שְׁלָמִ֖ים (šə·lā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8002: A sacrifice for alliance or friendship, peace offering

and he
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

offers
מַקְרִ֔יב (maq·rîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

an animal from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the herd,
הַבָּקָר֙ (hab·bā·qār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

whether
אִ֤ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

male
זָכָר֙ (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

female,
נְקֵבָ֔ה (nə·qê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5347: A female

he must present
יַקְרִיבֶ֖נּוּ (yaq·rî·ḇen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

it without blemish
תָּמִ֥ים (tā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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