The Meaning of Numbers 15:8 Explained

Numbers 15:8

KJV: And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the LORD:

YLT: 'And when thou makest a son of the herd a burnt-offering or a sacrifice, at separating a vow or peace-offerings to Jehovah,

Darby: And when thou offerest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice for the performance of a vow, or for a peace-offering to Jehovah,

ASV: And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace-offerings unto Jehovah;

What does Numbers 15:8 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Numbers 15

1  The law of the meat offering, and the drink offering
14  The stranger is under the same law
17  The law of the first of the dough
22  The sacrifice for sins of ignorance
30  The punishment of presumption
32  He who violated the Sabbath is stoned
37  The law of tassels

What do the individual words in Numbers 15:8 mean?

And when you prepare a son of a bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice to fulfill a vow or as a peace offering to Yahweh
וְכִֽי־ תַעֲשֶׂ֥ה בֶן־ בָּקָ֖ר עֹלָ֣ה אוֹ־ זָ֑בַח לְפַלֵּא־ נֶ֥דֶר אֽוֹ־ שְׁלָמִ֖ים לַֽיהוָֽה

וְכִֽי־  And  when 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Conjunction
Root: כִּי 
Sense: that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since.
תַעֲשֶׂ֥ה  you  prepare 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperfect, second person masculine singular
Root: עָשָׂה 
Sense: to do, fashion, accomplish, make.
בֶן־  a  son 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: בֵּן 
Sense: son, grandson, child, member of a group.
בָּקָ֖ר  of  a  bull 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: בָּקָר  
Sense: cattle, herd, oxen, ox.
עֹלָ֣ה  as  a  burnt  offering 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular
Root: עֹלָה  
Sense: whole burnt offering.
זָ֑בַח  as  a  sacrifice 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: זֶבַח  
Sense: sacrifice.
לְפַלֵּא־  to  fulfill 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Piel, Infinitive construct
Root: פָּלָא  
Sense: to be marvellous, be wonderful, be surpassing, be extraordinary, separate by distinguishing action.
נֶ֥דֶר  a  vow 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: נֵדֶר  
Sense: vow, votive offering.
שְׁלָמִ֖ים  as  a  peace  offering 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: שֶׁלֶם  
Sense: peace offering, requital, sacrifice for alliance or friendship.
לַֽיהוָֽה  to  Yahweh 
Parse: Preposition-l, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.

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