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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 1:4


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 1:4

    And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

    World English Bible

    He shall lay his
    hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 1:4

    And he shall put his
    hand upon the head of the victim, and it shall be acceptable, and help to its expiation.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And he shall put his
    hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

    Original Hebrew

    וסמך
    5564 ידו 3027 על 5921 ראשׁ 7218 העלה 5930 ונרצה 7521 לו  לכפר 3722  עליו׃ 5921  

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    VERSE (4) -
    Le 3:2,8,13; 4:4,15,24,29; 8:14,22; 16:21 Ex 29:10,15,19 Nu 8:12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:4

    Y pondrá su mano sobre la cabeza del holocausto; y él lo aceptará para expiarle.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 1:4

    Verse 4. He shall put his
    hand upon the head of the burnt- offering] By the imposition of hands the person bringing the victim acknowledged, 1. The sacrifice as his own. 2. That he offered it as an atonement for his sins. 3. That he was worthy of death because he had sinned, having forfeited his life by breaking the law. 4. That he entreated God to accept the life of the innocent animal in place of his own. 5. And all this, to be done profitably, must have respect to HIM whose life, in the fullness of time, should be made a sacrifice for sin. 6. The blood was to be sprinkled round about upon the altar, ver. 5, as by the sprinkling of blood the atonement was made; for the blood was the life of the beast, and it was always supposed that life went to redeem life. See on "Exod. xxix. 10". On the required perfection of the sacrifice see on "Exod. xii. 5". It has been sufficiently remarked by learned men that almost all the people of the earth had their burnt-offerings, on which also they placed the greatest dependence. It was a general maxim through the heathen world, that there was no other way to appease the incensed gods; and they sometimes even offered human sacrifices, from the supposition, as Caesar expresses it, that life was necessary to redeem life, and that the gods would be satisfied with nothing less. "Quod pro vita hominis nisi vita hominis redditur, non posse aliter deorum immortalium numen placari arbitrantur."-Com. de Bell. Gal., lib. vi. But this was not the case only with the Gauls, for we see, by Ovid, Fast., lib. vi., that it was a commonly received maxim among more polished people:- " - Pro parvo victima parva cadit.

    Cor pro corde, precor, pro fibris sumite fibras.

    Hanc animam vobis pro meliore damus." See the whole of this passage in the above work, from ver. 135 to 163.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. And he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering , etc.] According to the Targum of Jonathan, it was his right hand; but it is generally thought by the Jewish writers that both hands were laid on; so Ben Gersom and Aben Ezra, with whom Maimonides agrees, who says, he that lays on hands ought to lay on with all his strength, with both his hands upon the head of the beast, as it is said, “upon the head of the burnt offering”: not upon the neck, nor upon the sides; and there should be nothing between his hands and the beast: and as the same writer says f6 , it must be his own hand, and not the hand of his wife, nor the hand of his servant, nor his messenger; and who also observes f7 , that at the same time he made confession over the burnt offering both of his sins committed against affirmative and negative precepts: and indeed by this action he owned that he had sinned, and deserved to die as that creature he brought was about to do, and that he expected pardon of his sin through the death of the great sacrifice that was a type of. Moreover, this action signified the transferring of his sins from himself to this sacrifice, which was to be offered up to make atonement for them; so Gersom observes; (see Leviticus 16:21,22). This denotes the translation of our sins from us, and the imputation of them to Christ, who was offered up in our room and stead, to make atonement for them, as follows: and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him : that is, the burnt offering should be accepted in his room and stead, and hereby an atonement of his sins should be made for him, typical of that true, real, and full atonement made by the sacrifice of Christ, which this led his faith unto.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 3-9 - In the due
    performance of the Levitical ordinances, the mysteries of the spiritual world are represented by corresponding natural objects and future events are exhibited in these rites. Without this, the whol will seem unmeaning ceremonies. There is in these things a type of the sufferings of the Son of God, who was to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world? The burning body of an animal was but a fain representation of that everlasting misery, which we all have deserved and which our blessed Lord bore in his body and in his soul, when he died under the load of our iniquities. Observe, 1. The beast to be offered must be without blemish. This signified the strength and purit that were in Christ, and the holy life that should be in his people. 2 The owner must offer it of his own free will. What is done in religion so as to please God, must be done by love. Christ willingly offere himself for us. 3. It must be offered at the door of the tabernacle where the brazen altar of burnt-offerings stood, which sanctified the gift: he must offer it at the door, as one unworthy to enter, an acknowledging that a sinner can have no communion with God, but by sacrifice. 4. The offerer must put his hand upon the head of his offering, signifying thereby, his desire and hope that it might be accepted from him, to make atonement for him. 5. The sacrifice was to be killed before the Lord, in an orderly manner, and to honour God. I signified also, that in Christians the flesh must be crucified with it corrupt affections and lust. 6. The priests were to sprinkle the bloo upon the altar; for the blood being the life, that was it which mad atonement. This signified the pacifying and purifying of ou consciences, by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ upon the by faith. 7. The beast was to be divided into several pieces, and the to be burned upon the altar. The burning of the sacrifice signified the sharp sufferings of Christ, and the devout affections with which, as holy fire, Christians must offer up themselves, their whole spirit soul, and body, unto God. 8. This is said to be an offering of a swee savour. As an act of obedience to a Divine command, and a type of Christ, this was well-pleasing to God; and the spiritual sacrifices of Christians are acceptable to God, through Christ, 1Pe 2:5.


    Original Hebrew

    וסמך 5564 ידו 3027 על 5921 ראשׁ 7218 העלה 5930 ונרצה 7521 לו  לכפר 3722  עליו׃ 5921  


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