Leviticus 4

Laws for Sin Offerings

1And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to the people of Israel, saying aIf anyone sins unintentionally
Or by mistake; so throughout Leviticus
in any of the  Lord’s commandments cabout things not to be done, and does any one of them,
3if it is the anointed priest who dsins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then he shall offer for the sin that he has committed ea bull from the herd without blemish to the  Lord for a sin offering. 4He shall bring the bull to the fentrance of the tent of meeting before the  Lord and lay his hand on the head of the bull and kill the bull before the  Lord. 5And the anointed priest gshall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting, 6and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and hsprinkle part of the blood seven times before the  Lord in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7And the priest ishall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before the  Lord that is in the tent of meeting, and jall the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 8And all the fat of the bull of the sin offering he shall remove from it, kthe fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails 9 land the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins and the long lobe of the liver that he shall remove with the kidneys 10(just as these are taken from the ox of the sacrifice of the peace offerings); and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering. 11But mthe skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung 12all the rest of the bull—he shall carry noutside the camp to a clean place, to the ash heap, and shall oburn it up on a fire of wood. On the ash heap it shall be burned up.

13 p“If the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally
Or makes a mistake
and rthe thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they do any one of the things that by the  Lord’s commandments ought not to be done, and they realize their guilt
Or suffer for their guilt, or are guilty; also verses 22, 27, and chapter 5
14 twhen the sin which they have committed becomes known, the assembly shall offer a bull from the herd for a sin offering and bring it in front of the tent of meeting. 15And the elders of the congregation ushall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the  Lord, and the bull shall be killed before the  Lord. 16Then vthe anointed priest shall bring some of the blood of the bull into the tent of meeting, 17and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the  Lord in front of the veil. 18And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is in the tent of meeting before the  Lord, and the rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 19And all its fat he shall take from it and burn on the altar. 20Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did wwith the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. xAnd the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. 21And he shall carry the bull youtside the camp and burn it up as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly.

22“When a leader sins zdoing unintentionally any one of all the things that by the commandments of the  Lord his God ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, 23or aathe sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish, 24and abshall lay his hand on 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. 25 acThen the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. 26And all its fat he shall burn on the altar, like adthe fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. So aethe priest shall make atonement for him for his sin, and he shall be forgiven.

27If afanyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the  Lord’s commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, 28 agor the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed. 29 ahAnd he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering. 30And the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 31And aiall its fat he shall remove, ajas the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a akpleasing aroma to the  Lord. alAnd the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.

32“If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring ama female without blemish 33 anand lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 35And all its fat he shall remove aoas the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on top of the  Lord’s food offerings. apAnd the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.

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