Leviticus 16:3
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New International Version
"This is how Aaron is to enter the Most Holy Place: He must first bring a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

New Living Translation
"When Aaron enters the sanctuary area, he must follow these instructions fully. He must bring a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

English Standard Version
But in this way Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with a bull from the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

New American Standard Bible
"Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

King James Bible
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Aaron is to enter the most holy place in this way: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

International Standard Version
Aaron is to enter the sacred place with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a whole burnt offering.

NET Bible
"In this way Aaron is to enter into the sanctuary--with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

New Heart English Bible
"Herewith shall Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a young bull for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what Aaron must do in order to come into the holy place: He must take a bull as an offering for sin and a ram as a burnt offering.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering.

New American Standard 1977
“Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock as sin and a ram as a burnt offering.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

American King James Version
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

American Standard Version
Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unless he first do these things: He shall offer a calf for sin, and a ram for a holocaust.

Darby Bible Translation
In this manner shall Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering.

English Revised Version
Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering.

World English Bible
"Herewith shall Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a young bull for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

Young's Literal Translation
'With this doth Aaron come in unto the sanctuary; with a bullock, a son of the herd, for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering;
Study Bible
The Law of Atonement
2The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. 3"Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4"He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his body, and he shall be girded with the linen sash and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments). Then he shall bathe his body in water and put them on.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:7
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and then only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.

Leviticus 4:1
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 16:6
"Then Aaron shall offer the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household.

Numbers 29:11
one male goat for a sin offering, besides the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

Aaron

Hebrews 9:7,12,24,25 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not …

a young

Leviticus 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the …

Leviticus 8:14 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his …

Numbers 29:7-11 And you shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy …

a ram for a burnt-offering

Leviticus 1:3,10 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a …

Leviticus 8:18 And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his …

Leviticus 9:3 And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, Take you a …

(3) Thus shall Aaron come.--Better, With this shall, &c, that is, with the following sacrifices, ritual, vestments, &c, shall he approach the most holy place, after having offered previously the daily morning sacrifice, and performed the ordinary daily service. During the performance of the morning service the high priest, at the time of Christ, wore the golden vestments. These he changed for the white garments before he commenced the special ritual prescribed for this day.

With a young bullock for a sin offering.--Which had to be of the second year (see Exodus 29:1), and which the high priest had to buy with his own money. It was to be his own property because the victim was to expiate his own sins, since he, like the meanest sinner, required Divine mercy and forgiveness, though, owing to his high office, he had to bring a more costly sacrifice.

Verse 3 - Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place. "Thus" would be translated more literally by With this. He must come supplied with the specified offerings, dressed in the appointed manner and using the ceremonial here designated. The efficacy of the acts of the high priest on this day and throughout his ministrations depended not upon his individual but on his official character, and on his obedience to the various commandments positively enjoined. Personal worthiness would not qualify him for his service, nor personal unworthiness hinder the effect of his liturgical acts (cf. Art. 26, 'Of the Unworthiness of the Ministers, which hinders not the effect of the Sacrament'). Aaron's special offerings for himself on this great day are to be a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place,.... The most holy place; and this was after he had offered the daily sacrifice of the morning, and had performed the rest of the service then done, as Gersom observes; such as burning the incense and trimming the lamps, for no offering preceded the daily sacrifice:

with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering; which were both for himself and his family; and such were the weakness, imperfection, and insufficiency of the Levitical priesthood, and priests, that they were obliged first to offer for their own sins, and then for the sins of the people: the meaning is not, as Aben Ezra says, that he should bring the bullock into the holy place, only that he should first give of his own a bullock for a sin offering, to atone for himself, and for the priests; nor could it be the body of the bullock he brought, only the blood of it into the most holy place, where he entered not without blood, first with the blood of the bullock, and then with the blood of the goat; for the body of the bullock for a sin offering was burnt without the camp, and the body of the ram for the burnt offering was burnt upon the altar of burnt offering; see Hebrews 9:7. 3, 4. Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place—As the duties of the great day of atonement led to the nearest and most solemn approach to God, the directions as to the proper course to be followed were minute and special.

with a young bullock … and a ram—These victims he brought alive, but they were not offered in sacrifice till he had gone through the ceremonies described between Le 16:3-11. He was not to attire himself on that occasion in the splendid robes that were proper to his sacred office, but in a plain dress of linen, like the common Levites, for, as he was then to make atonement for his own sins, as well as for those of the people, he was to appear in the humble character of a suppliant. That plain dress was more in harmony with a season of humiliation (as well as lighter and more convenient for the duties which on that occasion he had singly to perform) than the gorgeous robes of the pontificate. It showed that when all appeared as sinners, the highest and lowest were then on a level, and that there is no distinction of persons with God [Ac 10:34].16:1-14 Without entering into particulars of the sacrifices on the great day of atonement, we may notice that it was to be a statute for ever, till that dispensation be at an end. As long as we are continually sinning, we continually need the atonement. The law of afflicting our souls for sin, is a statue which will continue in force till we arrive where all tears, even those of repentance, will be wiped from our eyes. The apostle observes it as a proof that the sacrifices could not take away sin, and cleanse the conscience from it, that in them there was a remembrance made of sin every year, upon the day of atonement, Heb 10:1,3. The repeating the sacrifices, showed there was in them but a feeble effort toward making atonement; this could be done only by offering up the body of Christ once for all; and that sacrifice needed not to be repeated.
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