" '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.
" '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.
" '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.
" 'When anyone is guilty in any of these ways, he must confess7 in what way he has sinned
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.
" '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.
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,159
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.
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.2111
" '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.
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.