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Leviticus 5:1-19

5  “And when a person sins and hears a voice of imprecation, when he is a witness or has seen or knows, if he does not tell he shall bear his guilt. 2*  Or a person who touches any unclean thing, or the carcass of an unclean wild beast or of an unclean domestic animal or of an unclean vermin, being ignorant of it and becoming unclean, he is liable; 3  or when he touches a human uncleanness, any uncleanness of humanity by which it is defiled, being ignorant of it, but finds it out, he is liable. 4  Or when a person swears thoughtlessly to do a wrong thing or a right, any thoughtlessness that men may commit in swearing, and does not realize it: when he finds it out, he is liable for any one of these things. 5  And when he is liable for any one of these things he shall confess the point in respect to which he has sinned, 6  and bring his indemnity to Jehovah for his sin that he has committed, a female of the sheep or goats for a sin-offering, and the priest shall purge him of his sin. 7  “And if he cannot raise enough for a sheep or goat, he shall bring as his indemnity for having sinned two turtledoves or two squabs for Jehovah, one for a sin-offering and one for a burnt-offering. 8**  And he shall bring them to the priest, and present the one for the sin-offering first, and nip off its head where it meets the neck, but not separate it; 9  and he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin-offering against the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood shall run out at the base of the altar: it is a sin-offering; 10  and the second he shall make a burnt-offering in due form. And the priest shall purge him of his sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven. 11  “And if he cannot get two turtledoves or two squabs, he shall bring as his oblation for his sin a tenth of a bushel of farina for a sin-offering: he shall not put oil on it nor lay frankincense on it, because it is a sin-offering. 12  And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall clutch up off it all his hand can clutch as the memorial of it and burn it at the altar on Jehovah’s fire-offerings: it is a sin-offering. 13  The priest shall purge him for his sin that he has committed in any of these respects, and he shall be forgiven; and it shall belong to the priest like the grain-offering.” 14  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 15  “When a person commits an unfaithfulness and sins by misstep as to Jehovah’s sacred things, he shall bring his indemnity to Jehovah, a faultless ram of an assessed value in silver of shekels by the sacred standard for an indemnity. 16  And what he has misused of the sacred things he shall make good, and add to it a fifth of it, and give it to the priest; and the priest shall purge him with the indemnity ram, and he shall be forgiven. 17  “And when a person sins and does any one of the things prohibited by Jehovah and does not know it, but is liable and is bearing his guilt, 18  he shall bring a faultless ram of an assessed value for an indemnity to the priest, and the priest shall purge him of such misstep as he has made, he not knowing it, and he shall be forgiven. 19*  It is an indemnity: he has paid indemnity to Jehovah.”

Footnotes

5:2 Conj. being ignorant of it, bud finds it out, he
5:8 Or and he shall bring forward the one
5:8 Or wring off
5:19 Or he was liable to Jehovah