Leviticus Chapter 4

Leviticus 4

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

3If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

4And 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.

5And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:

6And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.

7And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

8And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

9And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away,

10As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.

11And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,

12Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

13And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;

14When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.

15And 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.

16And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock’s blood to the tabernacle of the congregation:

17And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, even before the vail.

18And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

19And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.

20And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.

21And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation.

22When 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;

23Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:

24And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.

25And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.

26And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

27And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;

28Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

29And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.

30And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.

31And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

32And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.

33And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

34And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:

35And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

13 thoughts on “Leviticus Chapter 4

  1. The sin offering was for those who: committed a sin without realizing it or committed a sin out of weakness or negligence as opposed to outright rebellion against God. Both individuals and groups could be guilty of unintentional sin. Different animals were sacrificed for the different kinds of sin. The death of Jesus Christ was the final sin offering.

  2. THE SIN OF IGNORANCE

    1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

    2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

    Too often people use IGNORANCE as justification for sin in their life. Here we find the LORD speaking to Moses about sin through ignorance. We find the same required level of sacrifice for sin through IGNORANCE as we find for a ruler who has sinned.

    The ALTAR is the only answer to sin. Something must die, regardless if the sin is through ignorance or self will. I am thankful today for the atoning blood of JESUS; however I do not use his blood as a license to sin.

    When we recognize sin in our lives we must bring our broken lives and the death of the sin to the ALTAR of the LORD. IGNORANCE is not IGNORED by GOD.

    Study the WORD of GOD.

    BE Church

  3. v 4 “Unto the door of the tabernacle of
    the congregation before the Lord;”

    Pray GOD show us the way. For YOU
    are the door…John 10:9
    It should be impossible to walk through the
    doors of the POFW, and not feel the
    Presence Of The Lord. As we honor His
    Presence and respond to His Glory.
    We are no longer strangers and foreigners
    but fellowcitizen in the household of faith
    ” built upon the foundation ” Jesus Christ
    himself being the chief corner stone. Eph.2:19-20
    JESUS Is The Only Way!

  4. UNINTENTIONAL SINS
    Individuals could find atonement only for unintentional sins. But on the annual day of atonement the high priest made a sacrifice for all the sins for Gods people.There is a difference between sins we commit unintentionally and conscious willful disobedience of Gods commands.

  5. Even sinning without realizing it required atonement. This tells me whether or not someone as told of Jesus on the day of judgment they will have o answer for there actions. Let’s reach the lost for they won’t stand before the throne and say, I didn’t know.

  6. 34And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:

  7. V13-14 “13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;

    14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.”

    When the congregation sinned, the congregation brought an offering. Even though sin needs to be dealt with on an individual level, when God addressed the sin of the congregation, they were to respond as a congregation and not simply as a collection of individuals. It echoes the importance of the entire congregation responding during a church service; when God is speaking not just to us as individuals but to us as a congregation, it calls for us to go beyond simply a personal level and respond in a unified way as a congregation.

    When the sin offering was made for the congregation, it was one bullock, a single offering for a single people. There is power when we respond to God as individuals, but there is so much more available when we respond collectively as a part of the unified body of Christ.

  8. 22When 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;

    23Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:

    24And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.

  9. This chapter illustrates comprehension. There were different processes that were followed according to ones awareness of sin. James 4:17 states; “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” This is why we must repent daily, for we may have sinned and not even known. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. 34And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:

    Here blood had to be sprinkeled on the horns and All the rest put in the base of the alter. With the other sacrifices the blood was sprinkeled in front of and poured on the alter, but was not said to be put on the horns, and was not said that it had to be All the rest of the blood.

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