Bible: Leviticus 5:14-19

Guilt Offering Regulations: Known Trespass

5:14 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 1  5:15 When a person commits a trespass 2  and sins by straying unintentionally 3  from the regulations about the Lord’s holy things, 4  then he must bring his penalty for guilt 5  to the Lord, a flawless ram from the flock, convertible into silver shekels according to the standard of the sanctuary shekel, 6  for a guilt offering. 7  5:16 And whatever holy thing he violated 8  he must restore and must add one fifth to it and give it to the priest. So the priest will make atonement 9  on his behalf with the guilt offering ram and he will be forgiven.” 10 

Unknown trespass

5:17If a person sins and violates any of the Lord’s commandments which must not be violated 11  (although he did not know it at the time, 12  but later realizes he is guilty), then he will bear his punishment for iniquity 13  5:18 and must bring a flawless ram from the flock, convertible into silver shekels, 14  for a guilt offering to the priest. So the priest will make atonement 15  on his behalf for his error which he committed 16  (although he himself had not known it) and he will be forgiven. 17  5:19 It is a guilt offering; he was surely guilty before the Lord.”

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