“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land to which I am taking you
and you eat the food of the land, present a portion as an offering to the LORD.
Present a loaf from the first of your ground meal and present it as an offering from the threshing floor.
Throughout the generations to come you are to give this offering to the LORD from the first of your ground meal.
“ ‘Now if you as a community unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands the LORD gave Moses—
any of the LORD’s commands to you through him, from the day the LORD gave them and continuing through the generations to come—
and if this is done unintentionally without the community being aware of it, then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering as an aroma pleasing to the LORD, along with its prescribed grain offering and drink offering, and a male goat for a sin offering.
The priest is to make atonement for the whole Israelite community, and they will be forgiven, for it was not intentional and they have presented to the LORD for their wrong a food offering and a sin offering.
The whole Israelite community and the foreigners residing among them will be forgiven, because all the people were involved in the unintentional wrong.
“ ‘But if just one person sins unintentionally, that person must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering.
The priest is to make atonement before the LORD for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made, that person will be forgiven.