Levítico 5

1 Jehovah continued: »If you are a witness under oath who refuses to tell what you saw or what you know, you are sinning and will be punished.

2 »If you touch anything unclean such as an unclean dead body of a wild or tame animal or the body of an unclean, swarming creature and then ignore what you did, you are unclean and will be guilty.

3 »If you become unclean by touching human uncleanness of any kind and then ignore it knowing what you did you will be guilty.

4 »When you pledge a vow in haste about what you will or will not do, as some people do, and then ignore it; although you know what you said, you will be guilty.

5 »So if you are guilty of any of these sins, you must confess it.

6 »Bring your guilt offering to Jehovah for the sin you committed. It must be a female sheep or goat as an offering for sin. Then the priest will pay compensation for the wrong and make peace with Jehovah for what you did wrong.

7 »If you cannot afford a sheep, you must bring two turtledoves or two pigeons to Jehovah as a guilt offering for the sin you committed. One will be an offering for sin. The other will be a burnt offering.

8 »Bring them to the priest. He will sacrifice the offering for sin first. He will break the bird's neck without pulling its head off.

9 »He will sprinkle some of the blood from the offering for sin on the side of the altar. The rest of the blood will be drained at the bottom of the altar. It is an offering for sin.

10 »Following the proper procedures he will sacrifice the second bird as a burnt offering. The priest will pay compensation and make peace with Jehovah for what you did wrong.

11 »If you cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, bring eight cups of flour as an offering for the sin you committed. Never put olive oil on it or add incense to it. This is because it is an offering for sin.

12 »Bring it to the priest. The priest will take a handful of it. He will burn it as a reminder on top of the offering by fire to Jehovah on the altar. It is an offering for sin.

13 »The priest will pay compensation and make peace with Jehovah for your sin what you did wrong. You will be forgiven. The offering will belong to the priest like the grain offering.«

14 Jehovah spoke to Moses:

15 »If any of you fail to do your duty by unintentionally doing something wrong with any of Jehovah’s holy things, bring a guilt offering to Jehovah. It must be a ram that has no defects or its value in silver weighed according to the official standards of the holy place.

16 »You must make the payments you have failed to hand over and must pay an additional twenty percent. Give it to the priest. The priest will offer the animal as a sacrifice for your sin. You will be forgiven.

17 »If any of you sin unintentionally by breaking any of Jehovah’s commandments, you are guilty and must pay the penalty.

18 »Bring to the priest as a repayment offering a male sheep or goat without any defects. Its value is to be determined according to the official standard. The priest shall offer the sacrifice for the sin that you committed unintentionally. You will be forgiven.

19 »It is a repayment offering for the sin you committed against Jehovah.«