Glossary: Burnt Sacrifices/Tithes/Various Offerings

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Worship, thanksgiving (also see definition for “Altar,” which may refer to the hearts of God’s people).


  • God tells Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering and Abraham tells his servants that they were merely going to “worship.”

Genesis 22:2 (KJV)  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

VERSE 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

Jonah 2:9 (KJV)  But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Hosea 14:2 (KJV)  Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

Hebrews 13:15 (KJV)  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

  • The knowledge of Jesus being preached is referred to as a sweet smelling aroma. That’s the same terminology used for burnt offerings. 

2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (YLT) …and to God [are] thanks, who at all times is leading us in triumph in the Christ, and the fragrance of His knowledge He is manifesting through us in every place, 15 because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God…

Exodus 29:18 (YLT) …and thou hast made perfume with the whole ram on the altar. It [is] a burnt-offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance; a fire-offering {burnt offering} it [is] to Jehovah.

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