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

  • Rocky
    If Christ was not in the commentary it would be hard to understand. The reason I say that is today the animal sacrifice no longer exist.
  • Insight777
    Jesus did not come to remove laws that are necessary for society like the commandments but Mosaic laws that determine what is sin and what punishment is required, he did come to change. An example Jesus used was death for adultery. He did not say it was not a sin but that death was to harsh a punishment. He fulfills law with temperance. Judging with equity, fairness which Mosaic law does not.
  • Bruce
    insight:do you Know The Son of God paid for "Your Salvation"? You must surely know most of Your post are not right. Verse 1: LORD: THE SELF EXISTENT or ETERNAL ONE who is CALLED: JEHOVAH./ Life here is very very, compared to Eternity----Is He Tugging on Your Heart? Time of The End---To The Beginning of---Eternity---Starts in a Twinkling of The Eye.
  • A disciple
    "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." The Law given through Moses and the Prophets, was for our instruction unto the character of God, and the testimony of Christ, to write that Law in our hearts.
  • Insight777
    The word Lord is used because God did not require animal sacrifices. It was the Lord of the land laws that required it. The Mosaic laws (not the 10 commandments) that Jesus was sent to earth to remove. They are man made laws not from God. Men kill innocent animals making them experience pain and die so they can feel their cruelty, evil sin is acceptable to God. God hates it, a pagan sinful act.
  • 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.

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