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Leviticus 5:10

Leviticus 5:10

And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering,
according to the manner
That is, the second turtledove or young pigeon, after the other was made a sin offering; and the manner according to which this was offered was not according to the rite or manner of the bird chosen first for a sin offering, as the Targum of Jonathan, but according to the burnt offering of the fowl in ( Leviticus 1:15-17 ) so Jarchi and Ben Gersom:

and the priest shall make an atonement for him, for his sin which
he had sinned, and it shall be forgiven him;
upon the atonement made; and so forgiveness of sin with God proceeds upon the atonement made by the blood of Christ, ( Hebrews 9:22 ) . God never took one step towards it, without a regard to Christ the propitiation for sin; he promised it with a view to him; there is no instance of pardon under the Old Testament but in this way, and God always has respect to Christ in pardon, it is for his sake; and this way of forgiveness best provides for the glory of the divine perfections; there can be no better way, or infinite wisdom would have used it; there could be no other way, considering the council and covenant of peace; to pardon, without atonement and satisfaction, is not consistent with the purity, justice, and veracity of God; and to observe this great truth, the phrase is afterwards frequently repeated,

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