" 'Or if he touches human uncleanness1--anything that would make him unclean2--even though he is unaware of it, when he learns of it he will be guilty.
" 'Or if a person thoughtlessly takes an oath3 to do anything, whether good or evil4--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 confess5 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 goat6 from the flock as a sin offering;7 and the priest shall make atonement8 for him for his sin.
" 'If he cannot afford9 a lamb,10 he is to bring two doves or two young pigeons11 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,12 not severing it completely,139
and is to sprinkle14 some of the blood of the sin offering against the side of the altar;15 the rest of the blood must be drained out at the base of the altar.16 It is a sin offering.
The priest shall then offer the other as a burnt offering in the prescribed way17 and make atonement18 for him for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven.1911
" 'If, however, he cannot afford20 two doves or two young pigeons,21 he is to bring as an offering for his sin a tenth of an ephaha22 of fine flour23 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 portion24 and burn it on the altar25 on top of the offerings made to the LORD by fire. It is a sin offering.
In this way the priest will make atonement26 for him for any of these sins he has committed, and he will be forgiven. The rest of the offering will belong to the priest,27 as in the case of the grain offering.28' "