Leviticus 16:6
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New International Version
"Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household.

New Living Translation
"Aaron will present his own bull as a sin offering to purify himself and his family, making them right with the LORD.

English Standard Version
“Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering for himself and shall make atonement for himself and for his house.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Aaron will present the bull for his sin offering and make atonement for himself and his household.

International Standard Version
Then Aaron is to bring the bull as a sin offering for himself and make atonement for himself and his household.

NET Bible
Then Aaron is to present the sin offering bull which is for himself and is to make atonement on behalf of himself and his household.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Aaron must sacrifice the bull as his own offering for sin. By doing this, he will make peace with the LORD for himself and his family.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Aaron shall cause the bullock of his sin to be brought, and make reconciliation for himself and for his house.

King James 2000 Bible
And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.

American King James Version
And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.

American Standard Version
And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself, and for his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he hath offered the calf and prayed for himself, and for his own house,

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself, and for his house.

English Revised Version
And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself, and for his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.

World English Bible
"Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.

Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron hath brought near the bullock of the sin-offering which is his own, and hath made atonement for himself, and for his house;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - And Aaron shall offer his bullock... and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. The first step is an expiatory offering to reconcile the officiating priest and the remainder of the priestly house to God. This was necessary before his offerings for the people could be accepted. It indicates the defects inherent in a priest whose nature was only that of man, which is compassed about with infirmities. The offering here commanded is not the slaying, but the solemn presentation, of the bullock to the Lord. In after times the following form of confession was used by the high priest when he laid his hand upon the bullock: - "O Lord, I have committed iniquity; I have transgressed; I have sinned, I and my house. O Lord, I entreat thee, cover over the iniquities, the transgressions, and the sins which I have committed, transgressed, and sinned before thee, I and my house; even as it is written in the Law of Moses thy servant, 'For on that day will he cover over for you, to make you clean; from all your transgressions before the Lord ye shall be cleansed" (Edersheim, 'Temple Service').

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself,.... That is, bring it into the court, and present it before the Lord in order to its being slain and sacrificed; for as yet it was not killed, and so could not be offered on the altar, see Leviticus 16:11; the place where the bullock was set was between the porch and the altar, his head in the south, and his face to the west, and the priest stood in the east, and his face to the west, and laid both his hands upon him, and confessed his sins, and his family's (x): and this is said to be "for himself"; not to atone for him, which is afterwards expressed, but which should come of him or from him, and not from the congregation, as Jarchi explains it; or as the Targum of Jonathan more clearly, which is of his own money, wholly at his own expense, and not the people's:

and make atonement for himself, and for his house; for himself, for his own personal sins and for his family's sins, those of his wife and children; and it may be extended to all the priests of the house of Aaron; and some say to the Levites also, as Aben Ezra notes, though he disapproves of it: by this it appears, that Christ, the antitype of Aaron, is a more perfect and excellent priest than he, who needed not to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for his people's, for this he did once, when he offered up himself, Hebrews 7:27; and which was for his whole family, and them only, the elect of God, consisting of Jews and Gentiles; part of which is in heaven, and part on earth, and both were reconciled, or atonement made for them, by the blood of Christ; whose house and family men appear to be, when they believe and hope in him, and hold fast their faith and hope; and who are made by him priests as well as kings to God; see Ephesians 3:15 Revelation 1:6.

(x) Misn. Yoma, c. 3. sect. 8.



Leviticus 16:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Law of Atonement
5"He shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. 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. 7"He shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:3
This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 9:12
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.

Leviticus 16:3
"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.

Leviticus 16:7
Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
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Leviticus 8:14-17 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his …

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

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Ezra 10:18,19 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken …

Job 1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that …

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