The Lamb of God

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Leviticus 1:1-2 EasyEnglish
1 The Lord spoke to Moses from the Tent of Meeting. He told him the rules that Israel’s people must obey. 2 The Lord said, ‘Speak to Israel’s people. Tell them this. When a person gives an animal to the Lord, it must be a cow or a sheep or a goat.
(Matthew 27:1) “When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:”

Leviticus 1:3a EasyEnglish
3a A person may want to give a gift to the Lord.
(Matthew 27:3) “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,”

Leviticus 1:3b EasyEnglish
3b That gift must be a male animal from his group of animals. It must be perfect.
(Matthew 27:4) “Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.”
(Matthew 27:24) “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.”

Leviticus 1:3c EasyEnglish
3c He must burn the whole animal as a gift to the Lord. The person must bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting. If he does, the Lord will accept his gift.
(Matthew 27:11) “And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.”

Leviticus 1:4a EasyEnglish
4a The person must put his hand on the animal’s head.
(Matthew 27:25) “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.”

Leviticus 1:4b EasyEnglish
4b Then he must kill it. The animal’s death will pay for the person’s sins.
(Matthew 27:22b) “They all say unto him, Let him be crucified”
(Matthew 27:35a) “And they crucified him.”

Leviticus 1:5 EasyEnglish
5 The person must kill the young male cow in front of the Lord. The priests who are the sons of Aaron will take the blood. They will throw it on to the sides of the altar. That is the altar near to the door of the Tent of Meeting.
(Matthew 27:20) “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.”

Leviticus 1:6 EasyEnglish
6 The person must take the skin from the dead animal and then he must cut up the meat.
(Matthew 27:26b) “and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.”

Leviticus 1:7 Easy English
7 The sons of Aaron the priest will light a fire on the altar. Then they will put wood on it.
(Matthew 27:41) “Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,”

Leviticus 1:8 EasyEnglish
8 The priests will put the pieces of meat on the fire. They will put the head and the fat on the fire with the meat.
(Matthew 27:42-43) “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.”

Leviticus 1:9 EasyEnglish
9 The person must wash the legs and the inside parts with water. Then the priest will burn the whole animal on the altar. The smell of it while it is burning will give the Lord pleasure.
(Matthew 1:34) “They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.”
(Matthew 1:48) “And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.”

“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.”

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Suzanne D. Williams, Author