15 The community is to have the same rules for you and for the foreigner residing among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.(A) You and the foreigner shall be the same before the Lord: 16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the foreigner residing among you.(B)’”

17 The Lord said to Moses, 18 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land to which I am taking you(C) 19 and you eat the food of the land,(D) present a portion as an offering to the Lord.(E) 20 Present a loaf from the first of your ground meal(F) and present it as an offering from the threshing floor.(G) 21 Throughout the generations to come(H) you are to give this offering to the Lord from the first of your ground meal.(I)

Offerings for Unintentional Sins

22 “‘Now if you as a community unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands the Lord gave Moses(J) 23 any of the Lord’s commands to you through him, from the day the Lord gave them and continuing through the generations to come(K) 24 and if this is done unintentionally(L) without the community being aware of it,(M) then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering(N) as an aroma pleasing to the Lord,(O) along with its prescribed grain offering(P) and drink offering,(Q) and a male goat for a sin offering.[a](R) 25 The priest is to make atonement for the whole Israelite community, and they will be forgiven,(S) for it was not intentional(T) and they have presented to the Lord for their wrong a food offering(U) and a sin offering.(V) 26 The whole Israelite community and the foreigners residing among them will be forgiven, because all the people were involved in the unintentional wrong.(W)

27 “‘But if just one person sins unintentionally,(X) that person must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering.(Y) 28 The priest is to make atonement(Z) before the Lord for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made, that person will be forgiven.(AA) 29 One and the same law applies to everyone who sins unintentionally, whether a native-born Israelite or a foreigner residing among you.(AB)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 15:24 Or purification offering; also in verses 25 and 27