Leviticus 4:3
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New International Version
"'If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the LORD a young bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.

King James Bible
If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

Darby Bible Translation
if the priest that is anointed sin according to the trespass of the people; then for his sin which he hath sinned shall he present a young bullock without blemish to Jehovah for a sin-offering.

World English Bible
if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he has sinned, a young bull without blemish to Yahweh for a sin offering.

Young's Literal Translation
'If the priest who is anointed doth sin according to the guilt of the people, then he hath brought near for his sin which he hath sinned a bullock, a son of the herd, a perfect one, to Jehovah, for a sin-offering,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If the priest that is anointed - Meaning, most probably, the high priest. According to the sin of the people; for although he had greater advantages than the people could have, in being more conversant with the law of God, and his lips should understand and preserve knowledge, yet it was possible even for him, in that time in which the word of God had not been fully revealed, to transgress through ignorance; and his transgression might have the very worst tendency, because the people might be thereby led into sin. Hence several critics understand this passage in this way, and translate it thus: If the anointed priest shall lead the people to sin; or, literally, if the anointed priest shall sin to the sin of the people; that is, so as to cause the people to transgress, the shepherd going astray, and the sheep following after him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the priest

Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Leviticus 21:10-12 And he that is the high priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil was poured...

Exodus 29:7,21 Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him...

a young bullock

Leviticus 4:14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin...

Leviticus 9:2 And he said to Aaron, Take you a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish...

Leviticus 16:6,11 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house...

Ezekiel 43:19 And you shall give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach to me, to minister to me, said the Lord GOD...

for a sin

Leviticus 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock...

Exodus 29:14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shall you burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.

Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement on the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements...

Numbers 8:8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, even fine flour mingled with oil...

Ezra 8:35 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel...

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Hebrews 5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

Hebrews 7:27,28 Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's...

John's First Testimony to Jesus.
(Bethany Beyond Jordan, February, a.d. 27.) ^D John I. 19-34. ^d 19 And this is the witness of John [John had been sent to testify, "and" this is the matter of his testimony], when the Jews [The term "Jews" is used seventy times by John to describe the ruling classes of Judæa] sent unto him [In thus sending an embassy they honored John more than they ever honored Christ. They looked upon John as a priest and Judæan, but upon Jesus as a carpenter and Galilæan. It is probable that
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Hebrews 9:12
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.

Leviticus 4:5
Then the anointed priest shall take some of the bull's blood and carry it into the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 4:14
and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 4:23
and the sin he has committed becomes known, he must bring as his offering a male goat without defect.

Leviticus 4:28
and the sin they have committed becomes known, they must bring as their offering for the sin they committed a female goat without defect.

Leviticus 9:2
He said to Aaron, "Take a bull calf for your sin offering and a ram for your burnt offering, both without defect, and present them before the LORD.

Numbers 16:22
But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, the God who gives breath to all living things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"

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