“All the wave offerings of the holy things that the children of Israel offer to Yahweh I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before Yahweh to you and to your seed with you.” Bible see other translations

“covenant of salt.” Like the blood covenant, the covenant of salt was an ancient custom that was recognized all over the Middle East and even in other countries. The offerings of the Lord were to be offered with salt as a symbol of the covenant and a reminder of the commitment people made to keep the covenant (Lev. 2:13).

[For more on the salt covenant, see commentary on 2 Chron. 13:5.]

Commentary for: Numbers 18:19