Leviticus 4:15
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
The elders of the community must then lay their hands on the bull’s head and slaughter it before the LORD.

English Standard Version
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be killed before the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD. Then the bull shall be killed before the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the LORD.

NASB 1995
‘Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slain before the LORD.

NASB 1977
‘Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slain before the LORD.

Amplified Bible
Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD [to transfer symbolically the congregation’s guilt to the sacrifice], and they shall kill the bull before the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the LORD and it is to be slaughtered before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the LORD and it is to be slaughtered before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before Jehovah; and the bullock shall be killed before Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Elders of the Assembly shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before LORD JEHOVAH and they shall kill the bull before LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the calf before the Lord, and they shall slay the calf before the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
where your tribal leaders will lay their hands on its head, before having it killed in my presence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ancients of the people shall put their hands upon the head thereof before the Lord. And the calf being immolated in the sight of the Lord,

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
the leaders of the community shall put their hands on its head, and it shall be killed there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The leaders of the congregation will place their hands on the bull's head in the LORD's presence. One of them will slaughter it in the LORD's presence.

International Standard Version
where the elders of the community are to lay their hands on the head of the bull in the LORD's presence and slaughter it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
and the elderly of the congregation have laid their hands on the head of the bullock, before YHWH, and [one] has slaughtered the bullock before YHWH.

NET Bible
the elders of the congregation must lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and someone must slaughter the bull before the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD; and the bull shall be killed before the LORD.

World English Bible
The elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before Yahweh; and the bull shall be killed before Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and the elders of the company have laid their hands on the head of the bullock, before Jehovah, and one hath slaughtered the bullock before Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws for Sin Offerings
14when they become aware of the sin they have committed, then the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the Tent of Meeting. 15The 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. 16Then the anointed priest is to bring some of the bull’s blood into the Tent of Meeting,…

Cross References
Leviticus 1:3
If 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.

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.

Leviticus 4:16
Then the anointed priest is to bring some of the bull's blood into the Tent of Meeting,

Leviticus 8:14
Moses then brought the bull near for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head.

Leviticus 8:18
Then Moses presented the ram for the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head.

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

Numbers 8:12
And the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and offer to the LORD one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites.


Treasury of Scripture

And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.

the elders

Exodus 24:1,9
And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off…

Numbers 11:16,25
And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee…

Deuteronomy 21:3-9
And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke; …

lay

Leviticus 4:4
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 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 16:21
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:









(15) And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands.--As the whole congregation could not lay their hands on the victim, their representatives had to perform this act. (See Leviticus 4:4.) But as the elders also were far too many to do it, since they were seventy in number, it was ordained during the second Temple that three of their members should lay their hands upon the sacrifice. Besides this sin offering there was only one other congregational offering upon which there was this laying of hands: i.e., the scape-goat (Leviticus 16:21).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The elders
זִקְנֵ֨י (ziq·nê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2205: Old

of the congregation
הָעֵדָ֧ה (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

are to lay
וְ֠סָמְכוּ (wə·sā·mə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

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

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

the bull’s
הַפָּ֖ר (hap·pār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6499: Young bull, steer

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

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

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and it
הַפָּ֖ר (hap·pār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6499: Young bull, steer

shall be slaughtered
וְשָׁחַ֥ט (wə·šā·ḥaṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7819: To slaughter, beat

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

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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