Bible: Lev 4

Sin Offering Regulations

4:1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 1  4:2 Tell the Israelites, ‘When a person sins by straying unintentionally 2  from any of the Lord’s commandments which must not be violated, and violates any 3  one of them 4 

For the Priest

4:3‘If the high priest 5  sins so that the people are guilty, 6  on account of the sin he has committed he must present a flawless young bull to the Lord 7  for a sin offering. 8  4:4 He must bring the bull to the entrance of the Meeting Tent before the Lord, lay his hand on the head of the bull, and slaughter the bull before the Lord. 4:5 Then that high priest must take some of the blood 9  of the bull and bring it to the Meeting Tent. 4:6 The priest must dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle 10  some of it 11  seven times before the Lord toward 12  the front of the veil-canopy 13  of the sanctuary. 4:7 The priest must put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the Meeting Tent, and all the rest of the bull’s blood he must pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.

4:8‘Then he must take up all the fat from the sin offering bull: 14  the fat covering the entrails 15  and all the fat surrounding the entrails, 16  4:9 the two kidneys with the fat on their sinews, and the protruding lobe on the liver (which he is to remove along with the kidneys) 17  4:10 – just as it is taken from the ox of the peace offering sacrifice 18  – and the priest must offer them up in smoke on the altar of burnt offering. 4:11 But the hide of the bull, all its flesh along with its head and its legs, its entrails, and its dung 4:12 all the rest of the bull 19 he must bring outside the camp 20  to a ceremonially clean place, 21  to the fatty ash pile, 22  and he must burn 23  it on a wood fire; it must be burned on the fatty ash pile.

For the Whole Congregation

4:13‘If the whole congregation of Israel strays unintentionally 24  and the matter is not noticed by 25  the assembly, and they violate one of the Lord’s commandments, which must not be violated, 26  so they become guilty, 4:14 the assembly must present a young bull for a sin offering when the sin they have committed 27  becomes known. They must bring it before the Meeting Tent, 4:15 the elders of the congregation must lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord, and someone must slaughter 28  the bull before the Lord. 4:16 Then the high priest 29  must bring some of the blood of the bull to the Meeting Tent, 4:17 and that priest must dip his finger in the blood 30  and sprinkle 31  some of the blood seven times 32  before the Lord toward 33  the front of the veil-canopy. 34  4:18 He must put some of the blood on the horns of the altar 35  which is before the Lord in the Meeting Tent, and all the rest of the blood he must pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.

4:19‘Then the priest 36  must take all its fat 37  and offer the fat 38  up in smoke on the altar. 4:20 He must do with the rest of the bull just as he did with the bull of the sin offering; this is what he must do with it. 39  So the priest will make atonement 40  on their behalf and they will be forgiven. 41  4:21 He 42  must bring the rest of the bull outside the camp 43  and burn it just as he burned the first bull – it is the sin offering of the assembly.

For the Leader

4:22‘Whenever 44  a leader, by straying unintentionally, 45  sins and violates one of the commandments of the Lord his God which must not be violated, 46  and he pleads guilty, 4:23 or his sin that he committed 47  is made known to him, 48  he must bring a flawless male goat as his offering. 49  4:24 He must lay his hand on the head of the male goat and slaughter 50  it in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the Lordit is a sin offering. 4:25 Then the priest must take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and he must pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. 4:26 Then the priest 51  must offer all of its fat up in smoke on the altar like the fat of the peace offering sacrifice. So the priest will make atonement 52  on his behalf for 53  his sin and he will be forgiven. 54 

For the Common Person

4:27‘If an ordinary individual 55  sins by straying unintentionally 56  when he violates one of the Lord’s commandments which must not be violated, 57  and he pleads guilty 4:28 or his sin that he committed 58  is made known to him, 59  he must bring a flawless female goat 60  as his offering for the sin 61  that he committed. 4:29 He must lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter 62  the sin offering in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. 4:30 Then the priest must take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and he must pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 4:31 Then he must remove all of its fat (just as fat was removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 63  on his behalf and he will be forgiven. 64 

4:32‘But if he brings a sheep as his offering, for a sin offering, he must bring a flawless female. 4:33 He must lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter it for a sin offering in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. 4:34 Then the priest must take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and he must pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. 4:35 Then the one who brought the offering 65  must remove all its fat (just as the fat of the sheep is removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer them up in smoke on the altar on top of the other gifts of the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 66  on his behalf for his sin which he has committed and he will be forgiven. 67 

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