New International Version
So Aaron came to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for himself.
King James Bible
Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron went to the altar and slaughtered the calf of the sin-offering which was for himself;
World English Bible
So Aaron drew near to the altar, and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
Young's Literal Translation
And Aaron draweth near unto the altar, and slaughtereth the calf of the sin-offering, which is for himself;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Make an atonement for thyself - This showed the imperfection of the Levitical law; the high priest was obliged to make an expiation for his own sins before he could make one for the sins of the people. See the use made of this by the apostle, Hebrews 5:3; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:7.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Library"Then the Fire of the Lord Fell. " 1 Kings xviii. 38
It was fire that came direct from heaven. It was not the first time it had fallen; we read of it in Leviticus ix. 24 as coming from before the Lord, and consuming the sacrifice. It was God's way of showing His power and his favour, and it was something that could neither be imitated nor produced by anyone else besides Jehovah. I.--THIS FIRE CAME AT A TIME OF APOSTACY. The nation, headed by King Ahab, had gone very far away from God. They needed some signal display of God's power to win them back …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
The LORD said to Moses,
Aaron replied to Moses, "Today they sacrificed their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, but such things as this have happened to me. Would the LORD have been pleased if I had eaten the sin offering today?"
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