All the oxen for the burnt offering [were] twelve
&c.] According to the number of the princes and their tribes, and so,
the rams twelve, the lambs of the first year
which were also for the burnt offering:
with their meat offering;
which always went along with the burnt offering:
and the kids of the goats, for a sin offering,
thus the twelve princes, and by them the twelve tribes, expressed their faith in Christ, the antitype of those sacrifices, and their hope of his coming into the world to be a sacrifice for sin, and of their atonement, reconciliation, peace, pardon, and salvation by him; see ( Acts 26:6 Acts 26:7 ) .