The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
lev 3:1And if his oblation [be] a sacrifice of (a) 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) A sacrifice of thanksgiving offered for peace and prosperity, either generally or particularly.
lev 3:3And he shall (b) offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,
(b) One part was burnt, another was to the priests, and the third to him that offered.
lev 3:6And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD [be] of the flock; (c) male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
(c) In the peace offering either male or female could be offered, but in the burnt offering only the male: so here no birds can be offered, but in the burnt offering they might: there all was consumed with fire, and in the peace offering divided.
lev 3:9And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering (d) an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, [and] the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,
(d) The burnt offering was completely consumed, and of the offering made by fire only the inner parts were burnt: the shoulder and breast, with the two jaws and the stomach were the priests, and the rest his that offered.
lev 3:13And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before (e) the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.
(e) Meaning, at the north side of the altar, (Lev 1:1).
lev 3:17[It shall be] a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither (f) fat nor blood.
(f) Eating fat was a symbol of carnality, and eating blood signified cruelty.