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Leviticus 5:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 " 'Or if a person touches anything ceremonially unclean--whether the carcasses of unclean wild animals or of unclean livestock or of unclean creatures that move along the ground1--even though he is unaware of it, he has become unclean2 and is guilty. 3 " 'Or if he touches human uncleanness3--anything that would make him unclean4--even though he is unaware of it, when he learns of it he will be guilty. 4 " 'Or if a person thoughtlessly takes an oath5 to do anything, whether good or evil6--in any matter one might carelessly swear about--even though he is unaware of it, in any case when he learns of it he will be guilty. 5 " 'When anyone is guilty in any of these ways, he must confess7 in what way he has sinned 6 and, as a penalty for the sin he has committed, he must bring to the LORD a female lamb or goat8 from the flock as a sin offering;9 and the priest shall make atonement10 for him for his sin. 7 " 'If he cannot afford11 a lamb,12 he is to bring two doves or two young pigeons13 to the LORD as a penalty for his sin--one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. 8 He is to bring them to the priest, who shall first offer the one for the sin offering. He is to wring its head from its neck,14 not severing it completely,15 9 and is to sprinkle16 some of the blood of the sin offering against the side of the altar;17 the rest of the blood must be drained out at the base of the altar.18 It is a sin offering. 10 The priest shall then offer the other as a burnt offering in the prescribed way19 and make atonement20 for him for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven.21 11 " 'If, however, he cannot afford22 two doves or two young pigeons,23 he is to bring as an offering for his sin a tenth of an ephaha24 of fine flour25 for a sin offering. He must not put oil or incense on it, because it is a sin offering. 12 He is to bring it to the priest, who shall take a handful of it as a memorial portion26 and burn it on the altar27 on top of the offerings made to the LORD by fire. It is a sin offering.
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