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15 “When a person[a] displays infidelity[b] and he sins in an unintentional wrong in any of[c] Yahweh’s holy things, then[d] he shall bring his guilt offering to[e] Yahweh: a ram without defect from the flock[f] as a guilt offering by your valuation in silver shekels[g] according to the sanctuary shekel. 16 And he shall make restitution for what he sinned because of[h] a holy thing and shall add one-fifth of its value[i] onto it and shall give it to the priest. The priest[j] shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and he will be forgiven.

17 “If[k] a person[l] when he sins violates[m] one from all of Yahweh’s commands that should not be violated,[n] but[o] he did not know, then[p] he is guilty and he shall bear his guilt.

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  1. Leviticus 5:15 Or “a soul”
  2. Leviticus 5:15 Literally “acts unfaithfully infidelity” or “is unfaithful in unfaithfulness”
  3. Leviticus 5:15 Literally “from”
  4. Leviticus 5:15 Or “and”
  5. Leviticus 5:15 Or “for”
  6. Leviticus 5:15 The Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
  7. Leviticus 5:15 Or “convertible into silver shekels” (NET, NRSV, TNK), “of the proper value in silver” (NIV; cp. ESV “valued in silver shekels,” CSB), or “or you may buy one of equal value with silver” (NLT)
  8. Leviticus 5:16 Literally “from” (see HALOT 598)
  9. Leviticus 5:16 Literally “it”
  10. Leviticus 5:16 Or “And the priest”
  11. Leviticus 5:17 Or “And if”
  12. Leviticus 5:17 Or “a soul”
  13. Leviticus 5:17 Literally “and she/it does”
  14. Leviticus 5:17 Literally “they are to be done”
  15. Leviticus 5:17 Or “and”
  16. Leviticus 5:17 Or “and”

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