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

Other Translations of Leviticus 4:32

New International Version

32 " 'If someone brings a lamb as their sin offering, they are to bring a female without defect.

English Standard Version

32 "If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish

The Message

32 "If he brings a lamb for an Absolution-Offering, he shall present a female without any defect,

New King James Version

32 'If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish.

New Living Translation

32 "If the people bring a sheep as their sin offering, it must be a female with no defects.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 4:32

Commentary on Leviticus 4:27-35

(Read Leviticus 4:27-35)

Here is the law of the sin-offering for a common person. To be able to plead, when charged with sin, that we did it ignorantly, and through the surprise of temptation, will not bring us off, if we have no interest in that great plea, Christ hath died. The sins of ignorance committed by a common person, needed a sacrifice; the greatest are not above, the meanest are not below Divine justice. None, if offenders, were overlooked. Here rich and poor meet together; they are alike sinners, and welcome to Christ. From all these laws concerning the sin-offerings, we may learn to hate sin, and to watch against it; and to value Christ, the great and true Sin-offering, whose blood cleanses from all sin, which it was not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away. For us to err, with the Bible in our hands, is the effect of pride, sloth, and carelessness. We need to use frequent self-examination, with serious study of the Scriptures, and earnest prayer for the convincing influences of God the Holy Spirit; that we may detect our sins of ignorance, repent, and obtain forgiveness through the blood of Christ.