|New International Version (©2011)|
you must present a male without defect from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.
New Living Translation (©2007)
you will be accepted only if your offering is a male animal with no defects. It may be a bull, a ram, or a male goat.
English Standard Version (©2001)
if it is to be accepted for you it shall be a male without blemish, of the bulls or the sheep or the goats.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
for you to be accepted-- it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
must offer an unblemished male from the cattle, sheep, or goats in order for you to be accepted.
International Standard Version (©2012)
so that he'll be sure to be accepted, he is to offer a male without defect from the bulls, the lambs, and the goats.
NET Bible (©2006)
if it is to be acceptable for your benefit it must be a flawless male from the cattle, sheep, or goats.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
The offering must be a male that has no defects from your cattle, sheep, or goats in order to be accepted.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
You shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish, of the cattle, of the sheep, or of the goats.
American King James Version
You shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
American Standard Version
that ye may be accepted, ye shall offer a male without blemish, of the bullocks, of the sheep, or of the goats.
To be offered by you, it shall be a male without blemish of the beeves, or of the sheep, or of the goats.
Darby Bible Translation
it shall be for your acceptance, without blemish, a male of the oxen, of the sheep, and of the goats.
English Revised Version
that ye may be accepted, ye shall offer a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
World English Bible
that you may be accepted, you shall offer a male without blemish, of the bulls, of the sheep, or of the goats.
Young's Literal Translation
at your pleasure a perfect one, a male of the herd, of the sheep or of the goats;
|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
22:1-33 Laws concerning the priests and sacrifices. - In this chapter we have divers laws concerning the priests and sacrifices, all for preserving the honour of the sanctuary. Let us recollect with gratitude that our great High Priest cannot be hindered by any thing from the discharge of his office. Let us also remember, that the Lord requires us to reverence his name, his truths, his ordinances, and commandments. Let us beware of hypocrisy, and examine ourselves concerning our sinful defilements, seeking to be purified from them in the blood of Christ, and by his sanctifying Spirit. Whoever attempts to expiate his own sin, or draws near in the pride of self-righteousness, puts as great an affront on Christ, as he who comes to the Lord's table from the gratification of sinful lusts. Nor can the minister who loves the souls of the people, suffer them to continue in this dangerous delusion. He must call upon them, not only to repent of their sins, and forsake them; but to put their whole trust in the atonement of Christ, by faith in his name, for pardon and acceptance with God; thus only will the Lord make them holy, as his own people.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Ye shall offer at your own will,.... For vows and freewill offerings were at their own option, and depended on their own will and pleasure, and when offered should be with a willing mind, and from their whole heart: or "for good will to you"; as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; or for gracious, acceptation, that is, that they might be well pleasing to God, and acceptable in his sight, so Jarchi; in order to which the following direction was strictly to be observed:
a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, and of the goats; bullocks, sheep, and goats, were the only sorts of beasts, out of which sacrifices were taken, and those that were for burnt offerings were always to be males, and unblemished, see Leviticus 1:3; but for other offerings, as peace offerings and sin offerings, females might be used, see Leviticus 3:1. Fowls are not mentioned, though burnt offerings were of them, because it was not required in them, only of beasts, that they should be males, and without blemish; for, as Jarchi observes, these were not rejected on account of a blemish, only for want of a member.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
19. Ye shall offer at your own will—rather, to your being accepted.
a male without blemish—This law (Le 1:3) is founded on a sense of natural propriety, which required the greatest care to be taken in the selection of animals for sacrifice. The reason for this extreme caution is found in the fact that sacrifices are either an expression of praise to God for His goodness, or else they are the designed means of conciliating or retaining His favor. No victim that was not perfect in its kind could be deemed a fitting instrument for such purposes if we assume that the significance of sacrifices is derived entirely from their relation to Jehovah. Sacrifices may be likened to gifts made to a king by his subjects, and hence the reasonableness of God's strong remonstrance with the worldly-minded Jews (Mal 1:8). If the tabernacle, and subsequently the temple, were considered the palace of the great King, then the sacrifices would answer to presents as offered to a monarch on various occasions by his subjects; and in this light they would be the appropriate expressions of their feelings towards their sovereign. When a subject wished to do honor to his sovereign, to acknowledge allegiance, to appease his anger, to supplicate forgiveness, or to intercede for another, he brought a present; and all the ideas involved in sacrifices correspond to these sentiments—those of gratitude, of worship, of prayer, of confession and atonement [Bib. Sac.].
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17And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, Whatever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer to the LORD for a burnt offering; 19You shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. …