The New King James Version

Leviticus 4:1–5:13

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The Sin Offering

4 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: a‘If a person sins 1unintentionally against any of the commandments of the Lord in anything which ought not to be done, and does any of them, bif the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer to the Lord for his sin which he has sinned ca young bull without blemish as a dsin offering. He shall bring the bull eto the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord, lay his hand on the bull’s head, and kill the bull before the Lord. Then the anointed priest fshall take some of the bull’s blood and bring it to the tabernacle of meeting. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord, in front of the gveil of the sanctuary. And the priest shall hput some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord, which is in the tabernacle of meeting; and he shall pour ithe remaining blood of the bull at the base of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. He shall take from it all the fat of the bull as the sin offering. The fat that covers the entrails and all the fat which is on the entrails, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove, 10 jas it was taken from the bull of the sacrifice of the peace offering; and the priest shall burn them on the altar of the burnt offering. 11 kBut the bull’s hide and all its flesh, with its head and legs, its entrails and offal—12 the whole bull he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, lwhere the ashes are poured out, and mburn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.

13 ‘Now nif the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally, oand the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done something against any of the commandments of the Lord in anything which should not be done, and are guilty; 14 when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a young bull for the sin, and bring it before the tabernacle of meeting. 15 And the elders of the congregation pshall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord. Then the bull shall be killed before the Lord. 16 qThe anointed priest shall bring some of the bull’s blood to the tabernacle of meeting. 17 Then the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord, in front of the veil. 18 And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the Lord, which is in the tabernacle of meeting; and he shall pour the remaining blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 19 He shall take all the fat from it and burn it on the altar. 20 And he shall do rwith the bull as he did with the bull as a sin offering; thus he shall do with it. sSo the priest shall make 2atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them. 21 Then he shall carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull. It is a sin offering for the assembly.

22 ‘When a 3ruler has sinned, and tdone something unintentionally against any of the commandments of the Lord his God in anything which should not be done, and is guilty, 23 or uif his sin which he has committed 4comes to his knowledge, he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats, a male without blemish. 24 And vhe shall lay his hand on the head of the goat, and kill it at the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord. It is a sin offering. 25 wThe priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. 26 And he shall burn all its fat on the altar, like xthe fat of the sacrifice of the peace offering. ySo the priest shall make 5atonement for him concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

27 z‘If 6anyone of the 7common people sins unintentionally by doing something against any of the commandments of the Lord in anything which ought not to be done, and is guilty, 28 or aif his sin which he has committed comes to his knowledge, then he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed. 29 bAnd he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering. 30 Then the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour all the remaining blood at the base of the altar. 31 cHe shall remove all its fat, das fat is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering; and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a esweet aroma to the Lord. fSo the priest shall make atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

32 ‘If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, ghe shall bring a female without blemish. 33 Then he shall hlay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill it as a sin offering at the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34 The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour all the remaining blood at the base of the altar. 35 He shall remove all its fat, as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering. Then the priest shall burn it on the altar, iaccording to the offerings made by fire to the Lord. jSo the priest shall make atonement for his sin that he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

The Trespass Offering

5 ‘If a person sins in ahearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter—if he does not tell it, he bbears 1guilt.

‘Or cif a person touches any unclean thing, whether it is the carcass of an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and he is unaware of it, he also shall be unclean and dguilty. Or if he touches ehuman uncleanness—whatever uncleanness with which a man may be defiled, and he is unaware of it—when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty.

‘Or if a person 2swears, speaking thoughtlessly with his lips fto do evil or gto do good, whatever it is that a man may pronounce by an oath, and he is unaware of it—when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty in any of these matters.

‘And it shall be, when he is guilty in any of these matters, that he shall hconfess that he has sinned in that thing; and he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin.

i‘If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord, for his trespass which he has committed, two jturtledoves or two young pigeons: one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and kwring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it 3completely. Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, and the lrest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar. It is a sin offering. 10 And he shall offer the second as a burnt offering according to the mprescribed manner. So nthe priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin which he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

11 ‘But if he is onot able to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he who sinned shall bring for his offering one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering. pHe shall put no oil on it, nor shall he put frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12 Then he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it qas a memorial portion, and burn it on the altar raccording to the offerings made by fire to the Lord. It is a sin offering. 13 sThe priest shall make atonement for him, 4for his sin that he has committed in any of these matters; and it shall be forgiven him. tThe rest shall be the priest’s as a grain offering.’ ”

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