Leviticus 1:4
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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.

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.

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.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering - By the imposition of hands the person bringing the victim acknowledged,

1. The sacrifice as his own.

2. That he offered it as an atonement for his sins.

3. That he was worthy of death because he had sinned, having forfeited his life by breaking the law.

4. That he entreated God to accept the life of the innocent animal in place of his own.

5. And all this, to be done profitably, must have respect to Him whose life, in the fullness of time, should be made a sacrifice for sin.

6. The blood was to be sprinkled round about upon the altar, Leviticus 1:5, as by the sprinkling of blood the atonement was made; for the blood was the life of the beast, and it was always supposed that life went to redeem life.

See Clarke on Exodus 29:10 (note). On the required perfection of the sacrifice see Clarke on Exodus 12:5 (note). It has been sufficiently remarked by learned men that almost all the people of the earth had their burnt-offerings, on which also they placed the greatest dependence. It was a general maxim through the heathen world, that there was no other way to appease the incensed gods; and they sometimes even offered human sacrifices, from the supposition, as Caesar expresses it, that life was necessary to redeem life, and that the gods would be satisfied with nothing less. "Quod pro vita hominis nisi vita hominis redditur, non posse aliter deorum immortalium numen placari arbitrantur." - Com. de Bell. Gal., lib. vi. But this was not the case only with the Gauls, for we see, by Ovid, Fast., lib. vi., that it was a commonly received maxim among more polished people: -

" - Pro parvo victima parva cadit.

Cor pro corde, precor, pro fibris sumite fibras.

Hanc animam vobis pro meliore damus."

See the whole of this passage in the above work, from ver. 135 to 163.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Leviticus 3:2,8,13 And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation...

Leviticus 4:4,15,24,29 And he shall bring the bullock to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD...

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

Leviticus 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel...

Exodus 29:10,15,19 And you shall cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation...

Numbers 8:12 And the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bullocks: and you shall offer the one for a sin offering...

Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted...

2 Corinthians 5:20,21 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God...

be accepted

Leviticus 22:21,27 And whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep...

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer...

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...

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...

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...

Leviticus 6:7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD...

Leviticus 9:7 And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering, and your burnt offering, and make an atonement for yourself...

Leviticus 16:24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering...

Numbers 15:25,28 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them...

Numbers 25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God...

2 Chronicles 29:23,24 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands on them...

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

Romans 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood...

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Library
The Burnt Offering a Picture and a Prophecy
'And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 2. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. 3. If his offering be a burnt-sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. 4. And
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 28:38
It will be on Aaron's forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts may be. It will be on Aaron's forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the LORD.

Exodus 29:10
"Bring the bull to the front of the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall 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 are to eat these offerings by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no one else may eat them, because they are sacred.

Leviticus 3:2
You are to lay your hand on the head of your offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then Aaron's sons the priests shall splash the blood against the sides of the altar.

Leviticus 3:8
lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron's sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar.

Leviticus 4:4
He is to present the bull at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the LORD. He is to lay his hand on its head and slaughter it there before the LORD.

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