" 'If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally1 and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD's commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, they are guilty.
When they become aware of the sin they committed, the assembly must bring a young bull2 as a sin offering3 and present it before the Tent of Meeting.
The elders4 of the community are to lay their hands5 on the bull's head6 before the LORD, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the LORD.716
Then the anointed priest is to take some of the bull's blood8 into the Tent of Meeting.
He shall dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle9 it before the LORD 10 seven times in front of the curtain.
He is to put some of the blood11 on the horns of the altar that is before the LORD 12 in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar13 of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
He shall remove all the fat14 from it and burn it on the altar,1520
and do with this bull just as he did with the bull for the sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement16 for them, and they will be forgiven.1721
Then he shall take the bull outside the camp18 and burn it as he burned the first bull. This is the sin offering for the community.19