Leviticus 1:4
New International Version
You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.

New Living Translation
Lay your hand on the animal's head, and the LORD will accept its death in your place to purify you, making you right with him.

English Standard Version
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
'He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
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.

Contemporary English Version
Lay your hand on its head, and I will accept the animal as a sacrifice for taking away your sins.

Good News Translation
You shall put your hand on its head, and it will be accepted as a sacrifice to take away your sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him as an atonement on his behalf.

NET Bible
He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.

New Heart English Bible
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Place your hand on the animal's head. The burnt offering will be accepted to make peace with the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

New American Standard 1977
‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and he shall accept it to reconcile him.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
And he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

American Standard Version
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt-offering as a thing acceptable for him, to make atonement for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall put his hand upon the head of the victim, and it shall be acceptable, and help to its expiation.

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

English Revised Version
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath laid his hand on the head of the burnt-offering, and it hath been accepted for him to make atonement for him;
Study Bible
Laws for Burnt Offerings
3If one’s offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer an unblemished male. He must bring it to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting for its acceptance before the LORD. 4He 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. 5And he shall slaughter the bull before the LORD, and Aaron’s sons the priests are to present the blood and sprinkle it on all sides of the altar that is at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.…
Cross References
Exodus 28:38
It will be on Aaron's forehead, so that he may bear the iniquity of the holy things that the sons of Israel consecrate with regard to all their holy gifts. It shall always be on his forehead, so that the people may be acceptable before the LORD.

Exodus 29:10
Bring the bull to the front of the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons are to lay their hands on its head.

Exodus 29:15
Take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.

Exodus 29:33
They must eat those things by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no outsider may eat them, because these things are sacred.

Leviticus 3:2
He is to lay his hand on the head of the offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood on all sides of the altar.

Leviticus 3:8
He is to lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it in front of the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood on all sides of the altar.

Leviticus 4:4
He must bring the bull to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD, lay his hand on the bull's head, and slaughter it before the LORD.

Leviticus 4:20
He shall offer this bull just as he did the bull for the sin offering; in this way the priest will make atonement on their behalf, and they will be forgiven.

Leviticus 4:26
He must burn all its fat on the altar, like the fat of the peace offerings; thus the priest will make atonement for that man's sin, and he will be forgiven.

Leviticus 4:29
He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter it at the place of the burnt offering.

Leviticus 4:33
And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter it as a sin offering at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered.

Numbers 8:10
You are to present the Levites before the LORD and have the Israelites lay their hands upon them.

2 Chronicles 29:23
Then they brought the goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly, who laid their hands on them.

2 Chronicles 29:24
And 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.

Ezekiel 45:15
And one sheep shall be given from each flock of two hundred from the well-watered pastures of Israel. These are for the grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement for the people, declares the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture

And he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

put

Leviticus 3:2,8,13
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about…

Leviticus 4:4,15,24,29
And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the LORD…

Leviticus 8:14,22
And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering…

be accepted

Leviticus 22:21,27
And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein…

Isaiah 56:7
Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

atonement

Leviticus 4:20,26,31,35
And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them…

Leviticus 5:6
And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

Leviticus 6:7
And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.







Lexicon
He is to lay
וְסָמַ֣ךְ (wə·sā·maḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

his hand
יָד֔וֹ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

on
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the head
רֹ֣אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

of the burnt offering,
הָעֹלָ֑ה (hā·‘ō·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5930: Whole burnt offering

so it can be accepted
וְנִרְצָ֥ה (wə·nir·ṣāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

on his behalf
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to make atonement
לְכַפֵּ֥ר (lə·ḵap·pêr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

for him.
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(4) And he shall put his hand.--Or, lay his hand, as the same phrase is rendered in Leviticus 3:2-3; Leviticus 3:17, &c. The laying on of hands by the offerer on the victim was enjoined not only in the case of burnt offerings, but also in peace offerings (Leviticus 3:2; Leviticus 3:7; Leviticus 3:13; Leviticus 8:22, &c.) and in sin offerings (Leviticus 4:4; Leviticus 4:15; Leviticus 4:24; Leviticus 4:29; Leviticus 4:33; Leviticus 8:14, &c.). The offerer indicated thereby both the surrender of his ownership of the victim, and the transfer to it of' the feelings by which he was influenced in performing this act of dedication to the Lord. From the practice which obtained during the second Temple, we know that the offerer himself laid both his hands between the two horns of the animal whilst alive, and that no proxy could do it. If several offered one sacrifice, each one laid his hand separately on the victim, confessing his sins and saying, "I have sinned, I have committed iniquity, I have transgressed and I have done this and this, but I repent before Thee, and this is my atonement."

Accepted for him.--That is, his offer will be acceptable before the Lord, when the offerer thus complies with the prescribed sacrificial regulations. (Comp. Leviticus 1:3.)

To make atonement for him.--As the imposition of hands, confession, repentance, and prayer accompanied this sacrifice, and, moreover, as these acts secure for the offerer acceptance with God, hence expiatory virtue is here and elsewhere ascribed to this burnt offering (Leviticus 14:20; Leviticus 16:24; Micah 6:6; Job 1:5; Job 42:8), which belongs more especially to sin and trespass offerings (Leviticus 4:20; Leviticus 4:26; Leviticus 4:31; Leviticus 4:35; Leviticus 5:16; Leviticus 5:18; Leviticus 7:7, &c.).

Verse 4. - And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering. This putting, or forcibly leaning, the hand on the victim's head, which is the most essential part of the oblation of the victim, was a symbolical act implying "This animal is now for present purposes myself, and its life is my life." It was this act of identification with the offerer which made it be accepted for him to make atonement (literally, covering) for him. The sin offering is the sacrifice which especially symbolizes and ceremonially effects atonement, but the idea of atonement is not absent from the burnt sacrifice. The aspect under which atonement is presented here and elsewhere in the Old Testament is that of covering. But it is not the sin that is covered, but the sinner. Owing to his sin, the latter is exposed to the wrath of a just God, but something intervenes whereby he is covered, and he ceases, therefore, to attract the Divine anger and punishment. No longer being an object of wrath, he becomes at once an object of benevolence and mercy. The covering provided by a sacrifice is the blood or life of an animal, symbolically representing the offerer's own life freely surrendered by him for his acceptance, and typically foreshadowing the blood of Christ. 1:3-9 In the due performance of the Levitical ordinances, the mysteries of the spiritual world are represented by corresponding natural objects; and future events are exhibited in these rites. Without this, the whole will seem unmeaning ceremonies. There is in these things a type of the sufferings of the Son of God, who was to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world? The burning body of an animal was but a faint representation of that everlasting misery, which we all have deserved; and which our blessed Lord bore in his body and in his soul, when he died under the load of our iniquities. Observe, 1. The beast to be offered must be without blemish. This signified the strength and purity that were in Christ, and the holy life that should be in his people. 2. The owner must offer it of his own free will. What is done in religion, so as to please God, must be done by love. Christ willingly offered himself for us. 3. It must be offered at the door of the tabernacle, where the brazen altar of burnt-offerings stood, which sanctified the gift: he must offer it at the door, as one unworthy to enter, and acknowledging that a sinner can have no communion with God, but by sacrifice. 4. The offerer must put his hand upon the head of his offering, signifying thereby, his desire and hope that it might be accepted from him, to make atonement for him. 5. The sacrifice was to be killed before the Lord, in an orderly manner, and to honour God. It signified also, that in Christians the flesh must be crucified with its corrupt affections and lust. 6. The priests were to sprinkle the blood upon the altar; for the blood being the life, that was it which made atonement. This signified the pacifying and purifying of our consciences, by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ upon them by faith. 7. The beast was to be divided into several pieces, and then to be burned upon the altar. The burning of the sacrifice signified the sharp sufferings of Christ, and the devout affections with which, as a holy fire, Christians must offer up themselves, their whole spirit, soul, and body, unto God. 8. This is said to be an offering of a sweet savour. As an act of obedience to a Divine command, and a type of Christ, this was well-pleasing to God; and the spiritual sacrifices of Christians are acceptable to God, through Christ, 1Pe 2:5.
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