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.

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.

New King James Version
Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

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

NASB 1995
‘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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering [transferring symbolically his guilt to the sacrifice], that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering and he will be reconciled for it to make atonement for himself.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and he has laid his hand on the head of the burnt-offering, and it has been accepted for him to make atonement for him;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws for Burnt Offerings
3If one’s offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to present an unblemished male. He must bring it to the entrance to 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 young bull before the LORD, and Aaron’s sons the priests are to present the blood and sprinkle it on all sides of the altar at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.…

Cross References
Exodus 28:38
And it will be worn 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 they may be acceptable before the LORD.

Exodus 29:10
You are to present the bull at 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 to the Tent of Meeting before the LORD, lay his hand on the bull's head, and slaughter it before the LORD.


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.









(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." . . . 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

of the burnt offering,
הָעֹלָ֑ה (hā·‘ō·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 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 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 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

for him.
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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