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OF'FER, verb transitive [Latin offero; ob and fero, to bring.]
1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.
The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands.
2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to.
I offer thee three things. 2 Samuel 24:12.
3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up.
Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Exodus 29:36.
The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning.
A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.
4. To present in prayer or devotion.
Offer to God thanksgiving. Psalms 1:1.
5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.
6. To present to the view or to the mind; as ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind.
To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.
OF'FER, verb intransitive
1. To present itself; to be at hand.
Th' occasion offers and the youth complies.
2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.
3. To make an attempt.
We came close to the shore and offered to land.
Formerly with at.
I will not offer at that I cannot master. obsolete
1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected.
When offers are disdained, and love deny'd.
2. First advance.
Force compels this offer
3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.
4. Attempt; endeavor; essay.
It is the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.]
OF'FERABLE, adjective That may be offered.
OF'FERED, participle passive Presented for acceptance or rejection; presented in worship or devotion; immolated; bid; presented to the eye or the mind.
OF'FERER, noun One that offers; one that sacrifices or dedicates in worship.
An oblation, dedicated to God. Thus Cain consecrated to God of the first-fruits of the earth, and Abel of the firstlings of the flock (Genesis 4:3, 4). Under the Levitical system different kinds of offerings are specified, and laws laid down as to their presentation. These are described under their distinctive names.
OF'FERING, participle present tense Presenting; proposing; sacrificing; bidding; presenting to the eye or mind.
OF'FERING, noun That which is presented in divine service; an animal or a portion of bread or corn, or of gold and silver, or other valuable articles, presented to God as an atonement for sin, or as a return of thanks for his favors, or for other religious purpose; a sacrifice; an oblation. In the Mosaic economy, there were burnt-offerings, sin-offerings, peace-offerings, trespass-offerings, thank-offerings, wave-offerings, and wood-offerings. Pagan nations also present offerings to their deities. Christ by the offering of himself has superseded the use of all other offerings, having made atonement for all men.
When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed - Isaiah 53:10.
Offered at the door:
All animal sacrifices must be eight days old or over
1 Samuel 9:13
Animal sacrifices, a type of Christ
Psalms 40:6-8; Hebrews 10:1-14; Isaiah 53:11-12; Leviticus 16:21; John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 5:2; Hebrews 9:19-28; Hebrews 13:11-13; Revelation 5:6
Exodus 29:15-18; Exodus 3:1; Leviticus 5:7-10; Leviticus 6:9-13; Leviticus 17:8-9; Leviticus 23:18; Leviticus 23:26-37; Numbers 15:24-25; Numbers 19:9; Numbers 28:26-31; Numbers 4:29
Accompanied by other offerings
Skins of, belonged to priests
Drink, libations of wine offered with the sacrifices
Genesis 35:14; Exodus 29:40-41; Exodus 30:9; Leviticus 23:13; Leviticus 23:18; Numbers 6:17; Numbers 15:24; Numbers 28:5-15; Numbers 28:24-31; Numbers 29:6-11; Numbers 29:18-40; 2 Kings 16:13; 1 Chronicles 29:21; 2 Chronicles 29:35; Ezra 7:17
Must be perfect
To be eaten by priests
With meat and drink offerings
Consecrated by being elevated by the priest
To be offered on taking possession of the land of Canaan
2 Kings 3:27
By the Sepharvites to idols
2 Kings 17:31
Exodus 29:40-41; Exodus 30:9; Exodus 40:29; Leviticus 5:11-12; Leviticus 6:14-23; Leviticus 7:9-13; Leviticus 7:37; Leviticus 9:17; Leviticus 23:13; Leviticus 23:16-17; Numbers 4:16; Numbers 5:15; Numbers 5:18; Numbers 5:25-26; Numbers 8:8; Numbers 15:3-16; Numbers 15:24; Numbers 18:9; Numbers 28:5; Numbers 28:9; Numbers 28:12-13; Numbers 28:20-21; Numbers 28:26-31; Numbers 29:3-4; Numbers 29:14
Offered with the sacrifices
Provided for in the vision of Ezekiel
Exodus 29:10-14; Hebrews 13:11-13; Hebrews 3:4; Leviticus 6:1-7; Leviticus 6:26-30; Leviticus 9:1-21; Leviticus 12:6-8; Leviticus 14:19; Leviticus 14:22; Leviticus 14:31; Leviticus 15:30; Leviticus 23:19; Numbers 6:10-11; Numbers 6:14; Numbers 6:16; Numbers 8:8; Numbers 8:12; Numbers 15:27; Numbers 28:15; Numbers 28:22-24; Numbers 28:30; Numbers 29:5-6; Numbers 29:11; Numbers 29:16-38
Special sacrifices, in consecration:
Of the altar
Of the temple
Temple, Solomon's Temple, Facts About, Dedication of
Unavailing when not accompanied by piety
1 Samuel 15:22; Psalms 40:6; Psalms 50:8-14; Psalms 51:16-17; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 21:27; Isaiah 1:11-14; Isaiah 40:16; Isaiah 66:3; Jeremiah 6:20; Jeremiah 7:21-23; Jeremiah 14:12; Hosea 6:6; Hosea 8:13; Amos 5:21-24; Micah 6:6-8; Mark 12:33
OF'FERTORY, noun The act of offering, or the thing offered. [Little used.]
1. offertory was properly an anthem chanted or a voluntary played on the organ during the offering and a part of the mass, in the Catholic church; but since the reformation it denotes certain sentences in the communion-office, read while the alms are collecting.
2. Anciently, the linen on which the offering was laid.
OF'FERTURE, noun Offer; proposal. [Not used.]