New International Version
The goats for the sin offering were brought 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:
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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They laid their hands upon them - That is, they confessed their sin; and as they had by their transgression forfeited their lives, they now offer these animals to die as vicarious offerings, their life being taken for the life of their owners.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
forth [heb] near
LibraryA Godly Reformation
'Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. 2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. 3. He in the first year of his reign, in the first mouth, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them. 4. And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Twenty-Fourth Day. Holiness and Cleansing.
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.
The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull's head before the LORD, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the LORD.
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