Leviticus 4:22
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New International Version
"'When a leader sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the commands of the LORD his God, when he realizes his guilt

King James Bible
When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;

Darby Bible Translation
When a prince sinneth and through inadvertence doeth [somewhat against] any of all the commandments of Jehovah his God [in things] which should not be done, and is guilty;

World English Bible
"'When a ruler sins, and unwittingly does any one of all the things which Yahweh his God has commanded not to be done, and is guilty;

Young's Literal Translation
When a prince doth sin, and hath done something against one of all the commands of Jehovah his God regarding things which are not to be done, through ignorance, and hath been guilty --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When a ruler hath sinned - Under the term נשיא nasi, it is probable that any person is meant who held any kind of political dignity among the people, though the rabbins generally understand it of the king.

A kid of the goats was the sacrifice in this case, the rites nearly the same as in the preceding cases, only the fat was burnt as that of the peace-offering. See Leviticus 4:26 and Leviticus 3:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a ruler hath sinned. Under the term {nasi}, that is, {one preferred or elevated} above others, from {nasa}, to {exalt}, it is probable that any person is meant who held any kind of political dignity among the people; and it evidently means the {head of a tribe} as in

Numbers 1:4,16 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers...

Numbers 7:2 That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes...

But the Rabbins generally understand it of the prince of the great sanhedrin, who, when they were under the regal form of government, was the king. A {kid of the goats} was the sacrifice in this case; and the rites were nearly the same as in the preceding, only the {fat} was burnt as that of the {peace offering}.

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness...

Numbers 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly...

2 Samuel 21:1-3 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

2 Samuel 24:10-17 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said to the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done...

and done

Leviticus 4:2,13 Speak to the children of Israel, saying...

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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
Leviticus 4:2
"Say to the Israelites: 'When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD's commands--

Leviticus 4:27
"'If any member of the community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD's commands, when they realize their guilt

Numbers 15:24
and if this is done unintentionally without the community being aware of it, then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering as an aroma pleasing to the LORD, along with its prescribed grain offering and drink offering, and a male goat for a sin offering.

Numbers 31:13
Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp.

Numbers 32:2
So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,

Numbers 35:11
select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.

Ecclesiastes 5:6
Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a mistake." Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?

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