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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he shall put his hand vpon the head of the burnt offering: and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he is to put his hand on the head of the burned offering and it will be taken for him, to take away his sin.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's 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

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 1:4


1:4 He shall put his hand - Both his hands, #Lev 8:14|,18, and #Lev 16:21|. Whereby he signified, that he willingly gave it to the Lord. That he judged himself worthy of that death which it suffered in his stead; and that he laid his sins upon it with an eye to him upon whom God would lay the iniquity of us all, #Isa 53:6|, and that together with it he did freely offer up himself to God. To make atonement - Sacramentally; as directing his faith and thoughts to that true propitiatory sacrifice which in time was to be offered up for him. And although burnt - offerings were commonly offered by way of thanksgiving; yet they were sometimes offered by way of atonement for sin, that is, for sins in general, as appears from #Job 1:5|, but for particular sins there were special sacrifices.


Discussion for Leviticus 1

  • A disciple
    The religious practice of offering sacrifice to God goes back to Abel. It was the part that made him accepted to God when he came to present himself and give account of himself before the LORD. It was for bringing to remembrance the Word which God spoke from the beginning about the Anointed Saviour to come into the world, to undo the works of the devil, and the sin in man. It was rejected by Cain.
  • Irene123
    I am going to use a quote here,"Lev. is the bk. that is the gateway to the heart of God. The key message is holiness. This is conveyed over 87 times here, Lev.10:10; 19:2. The great mission of Lev. is to mortal men that behind all the laws, commandments of God stands a HOLY and UNDEFILED God. We, therefore, can trust His word in full assurance." From "The Feasts of Jehovah in Prophecy" - P. Dugas
  • Annbellar
    God here wanted his people to be clean
  • Terri Toldson
    It's been a blessing
  • Curtis Lee Smith
    It's how to sacrfice offering to God
  • Sonya
    The burnt offering is the example of giving our life totally to God. The sacrifice is for forgiveness of our sins by God. Those are totally different from oNE another. But , directly connected to each other. In Christian life , first we have to accept the sacrifice of our sin by Jesus Christ killed on Cross for us. Then , with offering our lives in a daily order, we live for God.

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