God spoke to Moses,
"Tell the Israelites: When a person sins unintentionally by straying from any of God's commands, breaking what must not be broken,
if it's the anointed priest who sins and so brings guilt on the people, he is to bring a bull without defect to God as an Absolution-Offering for the sin he has committed.
Have him bring the bull to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting in the presence of God, lay his hand on the bull's head, and slaughter the bull before God.
He is then to take some of the bull's blood, bring it into the Tent of Meeting,
dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle some of it seven times before God, before the curtain of the Sanctuary.
He is to smear some of the blood on the horns of the Altar of Fragrant Incense before God which is in the Tent of Meeting. He is to pour the rest of the bull's blood out at the base of the Altar of Whole-Burnt-Offering at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)