LEVITICUS 4:22

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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;

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Leviticus 4:22 Translation & Meaning

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When אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc When
a ruler נָשִׂ֖יא Properly, an exalted one, i.e., a king or sheik; also a rising mist ruler
hath sinned, יֶֽחֱטָ֑א Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sinned
and done וְעָשָׂ֡ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
somewhat (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
through ignorance בִּשְׁגָגָ֖ה A mistake or inadvertent transgression through ignorance
against (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
any of אַחַ֣ת Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first any
the commandments מִצְוֹת֩ A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments
of the Lord יְהוָ֨ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
his God אֱלֹהָ֜יו Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
concerning things (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
which אֲשֶׁ֧ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
should not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles should not
be done, תֵעָשֶׂ֛ינָה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
and is guilty; וְאָשֵֽׁם׃ To be guilty; by implication to be punished or perish guilty

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  • 20  And 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.

  • 21  And 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.

  • 22  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;

  • 23  Or 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:

  • 24  And 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.




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