11 For the life of a creature is in the blood,(A) and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.[a](B)

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  1. Leviticus 17:11 Or atonement by the life in the blood

27 “‘If any member of the community sins unintentionally(A) and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, when they realize their guilt 28 and the sin they have committed becomes known, they must bring as their offering(B) for the sin they committed a female goat(C) without defect. 29 They are to lay their hand on the head(D) of the sin offering(E) and slaughter it at the place of the burnt offering.(F) 30 Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering(G) and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. 31 They shall remove all the fat, just as the fat is removed from the fellowship offering, and the priest shall burn it on the altar(H) as an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(I) In this way the priest will make atonement(J) for them, and they will be forgiven.(K)

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[a]The Lord said to Moses: “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord(A) by deceiving a neighbor(B) about something entrusted to them or left in their care(C) or about something stolen, or if they cheat(D) their neighbor, or if they find lost property and lie about it,(E) or if they swear falsely(F) about any such sin that people may commit— when they sin in any of these ways and realize their guilt, they must return(G) what they have stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to them, or the lost property they found, or whatever it was they swore falsely about. They must make restitution(H) in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day they present their guilt offering.(I) And as a penalty they must bring to the priest, that is, to the Lord, their guilt offering,(J) a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value.(K) In this way the priest will make atonement(L) for them before the Lord, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-7 is numbered 5:20-26, and 6:8-30 is numbered 6:1-23.

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