2 Chronicles 29:23
New International Version
The goats for the sin offering were brought before the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them.

New Living Translation
The male goats for the sin offering were then brought before the king and the assembly of people, who laid their hands on them.

English Standard Version
Then the goats for the sin offering were brought to the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them,

Berean Study Bible
Then they brought the goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly, who laid their hands on them.

New American Standard Bible
Then they brought the male goats of the sin offering before the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them.

King James Bible
And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

Christian Standard Bible
Then they brought the goats for the sin offering right into the presence of the king and the congregation, who laid their hands on them.

Contemporary English Version
They took the goats to Hezekiah and the worshipers, and they laid their hands on the animals.

Good News Translation
Finally they took the goats to the king and to the other worshipers, who laid their hands on them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they brought the goats for the sin offering right into the presence of the king and the congregation, who laid their hands on them.

International Standard Version
They brought the male goats for the sin offering to the king within the assembled gathering, laid their hands on them,

NET Bible
Finally they brought the goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly, and they placed their hands on them.

New Heart English Bible
They brought near the male goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly; and they laid their hands on them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they brought the male goats for the offering for sin in front of the king and the assembly, who laid their hands on them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they brought near the he-goats for the sin-offering before the king and the congregation, and they laid their hands upon them;

New American Standard 1977
Then they brought the male goats of the sin offering before the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they brought forth the he goats of the sin before the king and the congregation, and they laid their hands upon them;

King James 2000 Bible
And they brought forth the male goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

American King James Version
And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands on them:

American Standard Version
And they brought near the he-goats for the sin-offering before the king and the assembly; and they laid their hands upon them:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they brought the goats for a sin-offering before the king and the congregation; and laid their hands upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they brought the he goats for sin before the king, and the whole multitude, and they laid their hand upon them:

Darby Bible Translation
And they brought near the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them.

English Revised Version
And they brought near the he-goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they brought forth the he-goats for the sin-offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

World English Bible
They brought near the male goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly; and they laid their hands on them:

Young's Literal Translation
and they bring nigh the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the assembly, and they lay their hands upon them;
Study Bible
Hezekiah Restores Temple Worship
22So they slaughtered the bulls, and the priests took the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. They slaughtered the rams and sprinkled the blood on the altar. And they slaughtered the lambs and sprinkled the blood on the altar. 23Then they brought the goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly, who laid their hands on them. 24And the priests slaughtered the goats and put their blood on the altar for a sin offering, to make atonement for all Israel, for the king had ordered that the burnt offering and sin offering were for all Israel.…
Cross References
Leviticus 1:4
He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, so it can be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Leviticus 4:15
The elders of the congregation are to lay their hands on the bull's head before the LORD, and it shall be slaughtered before the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands on them:

forth [heb] near

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.

Leviticus 4:15,24
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD…







Lexicon
Then they brought
וַיַּגִּ֙ישׁוּ֙ (way·yag·gî·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5066: To draw near, approach

the goats
שְׂעִירֵ֣י (śə·‘î·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

for the sin offering
הַֽחַטָּ֔את (ha·ḥaṭ·ṭāṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

and the assembly,
וְהַקָּהָ֑ל (wə·haq·qā·hāl)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

who laid
וַיִּסְמְכ֥וּ (way·yis·mə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

their hands
יְדֵיהֶ֖ם (yə·ḏê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

on them.
עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(23) Brought forth.--Rather, brought near--viz., to the altar.

He goats.--Se 'irim ("hairy ones"). A different term--cephire 'izzim, "spring-bucks of goats"--was used in 2Chronicles 29:21. This latter is properly an Aramean word, and only found in late Heb., se 'irim being the classical term.

Laid their hands upon them.--Comp. Leviticus 1:4; Leviticus 3:2; Leviticus 4:4, from which it appears that the person offering laid his hand upon the head of the victim, whether he were making a burnt offering or a thank-offering or a sin-offering.

The natural fitness of the ceremony in the case of expiatory sacrifices is obvious. "The king and the congregation" performed it, in the present instance, on behalf of the entire nation.

Verse 23. - The he-goats for the sin offering. No preposition "for" is found in the Hebrew text, and the previous noun is in the construct state, שְׂעַירֵי. Laid their hands. This signified the supposed laying of sins - the sins of the people - on the head of the animal (Leviticus 1:4; Leviticus 4:4, etc.). 29:20-36 As soon as Hezekiah heard that the temple was ready, he lost no time. Atonement must be made for the sins of the last reign. It was not enough to lament and forsake those sins; they brought a sin-offering. Our repentance and reformation will not obtain pardon but in and through Christ, who was made sin, that is, a sin-offering for us. While the offerings were on the altar, the Levites sang. Sorrow for sin must not prevent us from praising God. The king and the congregation gave their consent to all that was done. It is not enough for us to be where God is worshipped, if we do not ourselves worship with the heart. And we should offer up our spiritual sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving, and devote ourselves and all we have, as sacrifices, acceptable to the Father only through the Redeemer.
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