Leviticus 4 (Lexham English Bible)

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Laws for Sin Offerings

1 Thena Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the {Israelites},b saying, 'If a personc sins by an unintentional wrong from any of Yahweh's commands that should not be {violated},d and he {violates}e {any of them}f-- 3 if the anointed priest sins, {bringing guilt on the people},g then,h concerning the sin that he has {committed},i he shall bring {a young bull}j without defect for Yahweh as a sin offering. 4 He shall bringk the bull to [the] tent of assembly's entrance before Yahweh, placel his hand on the bull's head, and slaughter the bull before Yahweh. 5 The anointed priestm shall take {some of}n the bull's blood and shall bring it to [the] tent of assembly, 6 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and shall spatter {some of}o the blood seven times before Yahweh in front of the sanctuary's curtain. 7 The priestp shall put {some of}q the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before Yahweh, which [is] in [the] tent of assembly, and all [the rest]r of the bull's blood he must pour out on the base of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at the] entrance of [the] tent of assembly. 8 " 'He must removes all the fat from the bull of the sin offering: the fat that covers the inner partst and all of the fat that [is] on the inner parts,u 9 the twov kidneys and the fat that [is] on them, and the liver's lobe [that] he must remove in addition to the kidneys-- 10 just as it is removed from the ox of the fellowship offerings' sacrifice--and the priest shall turn them into smoke on the altar of the burnt offering. 11 Butw the bull's skin and its meat, in addition to its head, {its lower leg bones},x itsy inner parts,z and its offal-- 12 he shall carryaa all of the bull {outside the camp}bb to a ceremonially clean place, to the fatty ashes' dump, and he shall burn it on wood in the fire; it must be burned up on the fatty ashes' dump. 13 " 'Ifcc Israel's whole assembly did wrong unintentionally and the matterdd was concealed from the assembly's eyes, and they actedee [against] {any of}ff Yahweh's commands that should not be {violated},gg so thathh they incur guilt, 14 whenii the sin that they have {committed}jj against [that command]kk becomes known, the assemblyll shall present {a young bull}mm as a sin offering, and they shall bring it before [the] tent of assembly. 15 And the elders of the community shall place their hands on the bull's head before Yahweh, and henn shall slaughter the bull before Yahweh. 16 Then the anointed priest shall bring {some of}oo the bull's blood to [the] tent of assembly, 17 and the priest shall dip his finger inpp the blood and shall spatter it seven times before Yahweh in front of the curtain. 18 He must putqq {some of}rr the blood on the altar's horns before Yahweh {in the tent of assembly},ss and all [the rest]tt of the blood he must pour out on the base of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at the] tent of assembly's entrance. 19 He must removeuu all its fat from it, and he shall turn [it] into smoke on the altar. 20 He shall dovv to the bull {just as}ww he did to the sin offering's bull, so he must do to it. The priestxx shall make atonement for them, and {they will be forgiven}.yy 21 He shall bringzz [the rest of]52 the bull {outside the camp},53 and he shall burn it {just as}54 he burned the first bull; it [is] the sin offering for the assembly. 22 " 'When a leader sins and commits55 an unintentional wrong [against] {any of}56 the commands of Yahweh his God that should not be {violated},57 so that58 he incurs guilt, 23 or his sin he has {committed}59 is made known to him, he shall bring60 {a male goat}61 without defect [as] his offering. 24 He shall place62 his hand on the he-goat's head and slaughter it in the place where he slaughtered the burnt offering before Yahweh; it [is] a sin offering. 25 The priest63 shall take {some of}64 the sin offering's blood with his finger, and he shall put [it] on the horns of the altar of the burnt offering, and he must pour out [the rest of]65 its blood on the base of the altar of the burnt offering. 26 He66 must turn all of its fat into smoke on the altar like the fat of the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, and the priest shall make atonement for him {because of}67 his sin, and {he will be forgiven}.68 27 " 'If69 {anyone}70 of the people of the land sins by an unintentional wrong by {violating}71 one of Yahweh's commands that should not be {violated},72 so that73 he incurs guilt, 28 or his sin he has {committed}74 is made known to him, he shall bring75 [as] his offering {a female goat without defect}76 [as] his offering for his sin that he {committed}.77 29 He shall place78 his hand on the sin offering's head and slaughter the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. 30 The priest79 shall take {some of}80 its blood with his finger, and he shall put [it] on the horns of the altar of the burnt offering, and he must pour out all [the rest of]81 its blood on the altar's base. 31 He82 must remove all of its fat {just as}83 [the] fat was removed from84 the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, and the priest shall turn [it] into smoke on the altar as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. The priest85 shall make atonement for him, and {he will be forgiven}.86 32 " 'But87 if he brings a lamb [as] his offering for a sin offering, he must bring a female without defect. 33 He shall place88 his hand on the sin offering's head, and he shall slaughter it as a sin offering in the place where he slaughtered the burnt offering. 34 The priest89 shall take {some of}90 the sin offering's blood with his finger, and he shall put [it] on the horns of the altar of the burnt offering, and he must pour out all [the rest]91 of its blood on the altar's base. 35 He must remove92 all of its fat {just as}93 the lamb's fat from the fellowship offerings' sacrifice was removed, and the priest shall turn them into smoke on the altar upon Yahweh's offerings made by fire; and the priest shall make atonement for him because of94 his sin that he {committed},95 and {he will be forgiven}.'"96
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