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Numbers 15:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land to which I am taking you1 19 and you eat the food of the land,2 present a portion as an offering to the LORD.3 20 Present a cake from the first of your ground meal4 and present it as an offering from the threshing floor.56 21 Throughout the generations to come7 you are to give this offering to the LORD from the first of your ground meal.8

Offerings for Unintentional Sins

22 " 'Now if you unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands the LORD gave Moses9-- 23 any of the LORD's commands to you through him, from the day the LORD gave them and continuing through the generations to come10-- 24 and if this is done unintentionally11 without the community being aware of it,12 then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering13 as an aroma pleasing to the LORD,14 along with its prescribed grain offering15 and drink offering,16 and a male goat for a sin offering.17 25 The priest is to make atonement for the whole Israelite community, and they will be forgiven,18 for it was not intentional19 and they have brought to the LORD for their wrong an offering made by fire20 and a sin offering.21 26 The whole Israelite community and the aliens living among them will be forgiven, because all the people were involved in the unintentional wrong.22 27 " 'But if just one person sins unintentionally,23 he must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering.24 28 The priest is to make atonement25 before the LORD for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made for him, he will be forgiven.26
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