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Leviticus 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Laws for Sin Offerings

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:2 - “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If anyone sins unintentionally[fn] in any of the LORD’s commandments about things not to be done, and does any one of them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:3 - if it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull from the herd without blemish to the LORD for a sin offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:4 - He shall bring the bull to the entrance of the tent of meeting before the LORD and lay his hand on the head of the bull and kill the bull before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:5 - And the anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:6 - and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle part of the blood seven times before the LORD in front of the veil of the sanctuary.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:7 - And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before the LORD that is in the tent of meeting, and all the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:8 - And all the fat of the bull of the sin offering he shall remove from it, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:9 - and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins and the long lobe of the liver that he shall remove with the kidneys

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:10 - (just as these are taken from the ox of the sacrifice of the peace offerings); and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:11 - But the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung—

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:12 - all the rest of the bull—he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, to the ash heap, and shall burn it up on a fire of wood. On the ash heap it shall be burned up.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:13 - “If the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally[fn] and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they do any one of the things that by the LORD’s commandments ought not to be done, and they realize their guilt,[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:14 - when the sin which they have committed becomes known, the assembly shall offer a bull from the herd for a sin offering and bring it in front of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:15 - And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be killed before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:16 - Then the anointed priest shall bring some of the blood of the bull into the tent of meeting,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:17 - and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD in front of the veil.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:18 - And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is in the tent of meeting before the LORD, and the rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:19 - And all its fat he shall take from it and burn on the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:20 - Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:21 - And he shall carry the bull outside the camp and burn it up as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:22 - “When a leader sins, doing unintentionally any one of all the things that by the commandments of the LORD his God ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:23 - or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:24 - and shall lay his hand on the head of the goat and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD; it is a sin offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:25 - Then the priest shall 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 pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:26 - And all its fat he shall burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. So the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin, and he shall be forgiven.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:27 - “If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the LORD’s commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:28 - or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:29 - And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:30 - And the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:31 - And all its fat he shall remove, as the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasing aroma to the LORD. And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:32 - “If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:33 - and lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:34 - Then the priest shall 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 pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:35 - And all its fat he shall remove as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on top of the LORD’s food offerings. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.
ESV Footnotes
Or by mistake; so throughout Leviticus
Or makes a mistake
Or suffer for their guilt, or are guilty; also verses 22, 27, and chapter 5
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