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Leviticus 4:1-35

4  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Tell the sons of Israel, When a person sins by misstep as to any of Jehovah’s prohibitions and does any of the prohibited things, 3  if the anointed priest sins bringing guilt on the people, he shall present to Jehovah for his sin that he has committed a faultless steer of horned cattle as a sin-offering. 4  And he shall bring the steer to the door of the Tent of Meeting before Jehovah, and lay his hand on the head of the steer, and slaughter the steer before Jehovah. 5*  And the anointed priest shall take some of the steer’s blood and bring it into the Tent of Meeting, 6  and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before Jehovah close in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7  And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar for the aromatic incense before Jehovah, which is in the Tent of Meeting, and pour all the steer’s blood at the base of the altar for the burnt-offerings which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8  And all the fat of the sin-steer he shall take out of it, the fat that covers the entrails 9  and all the fat on the entrails and both kidneys and the fat on them, on the loins, and the appendix of the liver, which he shall take off over the kidneys, 10  as it is taken out of the welfare-sacrifice bull, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for the burnt-offerings. 11  And the steer’s skin and all its flesh, head and shanks and entrails and dung and all, 12  he shall bring out, the whole steer, outside the camp to a clean place, to the ash-dump for the altar, and burn it up on a fire of wood: on the ash-dump for the altar it shall be burned. 13  “And if all the congregation of Israel misstep and the assembly is ignorant of something and they do any one of the things prohibited by Jehovah and are liable, 14*  and the sin they have committed against the prohibition becomes known, the assembly shall present a steer of horned cattle for a sin-offering and bring it before the Tent of Meeting, 15  and the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the steer before Jehovah, and one shall slaughter the steer before Jehovah. 16  And the anointed priest shall bring some of the steer’s blood into the Tent of Meeting, 17  and the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood and sprinkle it seven times before Jehovah close in front of the veil; 18  and some of the blood he shall put on the horns of the altar that is before Jehovah in the Tent of Meeting, and pour all the blood at the base of the altar for the burnt-offerings which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting; 19  and all its fat he shall take out of it and burn it at the altar, 20  and do with the steer the same as he did with the sin-steer: the priest shall purge them, and they shall be forgiven. 21  And he shall bring the steer out outside the camp and burn it as he burned the first steer: it is the assembly’s sin-offering. 22  “And in case a chief sins and does any one of the things prohibited by Jehovah by misstep and is liable, 23**  and his sin wherein he has sinned is made known to him, he shall bring as his oblation a faultless old male goat; 24  and he shall lay his hand on the head of the goat and slaughter it at the place where they slaughter the burnt-offerings, before Jehovah: it is a sin-offering. 25  And the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin-offering on his finger and put it on the horns of the altar for the burnt-offerings, and its blood he shall pour at the base of the altar for the burnt-offerings, 26  and all its fat he shall burn at the altar like the fat of the welfare-sacrifice: the priest shall purge him from his sin and he shall be forgiven. 27  “And if one person of the common people sins by misstep by doing one of the things prohibited by Jehovah and is liable, 28*  and his sin that he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring as his oblation a faultless old female goat for his sin that he has committed; 29  and he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin-offering and slaughter the sin-offering at the place for the burnt-offerings; 30  and the priest shall take some of its blood on his finger and put it on the horns of the altar for the burnt-offerings, and all its blood he shall pour at the base of the altar, 31  and all its fat he shall take off as fat was taken off from the welfare-sacrifice, and the priest shall burn it at the altar for a genial odor to Jehovah: the priest shall purge him, and he shall be forgiven. 32  “And if he bring a sheep as his oblation for sin, it shall be a faultless female that he brings; 33  and he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin-offering and slaughter it for a sin-offering at the place where they slaughter the burnt-offerings, 34  and the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin-offering on his finger and put it on the horns of the altar for the burnt-offerings, and all its blood he shall pour at the base of the altar, 35  and all its fat he shall take off as the sheep-fat is taken off from the welfare-sacrifice, and the priest shall burn them at the altar on Jehovah’s fire-offerings: the priest shall purge him for his sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.

Footnotes

4:5 Var. the duly installed anointed priest
4:14 Or the sin as to which they have sinned becomes known
4:23 Var. or his sin
4:23 Or his sin which he has committed against the prohibition is made known
4:28 Var. or his sin