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Leviticus 4:1-35

The Sin Offering

1The Lord said to Moses, 2“Say to the Israelites: ‘When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands—

3“ ‘If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the Lord a young bull without defect as a sin offering4:3 Or purification offering; here and throughout this chapter for the sin he has committed. 4He is to present the bull at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord. He is to lay his hand on its head and slaughter it there before the Lord. 5Then the anointed priest shall take some of the bull’s blood and carry it into the tent of meeting. 6He is to dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord, in front of the curtain of the sanctuary. 7The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 8He shall remove all the fat from the bull of the sin offering—all the fat that is connected to the internal organs, 9both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys— 10just as the fat is removed from the ox4:10 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female. sacrificed as a fellowship offering. Then the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering. 11But the hide of the bull and all its flesh, as well as the head and legs, the internal organs and the intestines— 12that is, all the rest of the bull—he must take outside the camp to a place ceremonially clean, where the ashes are thrown, and burn it there in a wood fire on the ash heap.

13“ ‘If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt 14and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the tent of meeting. 15The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the Lord, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the Lord. 16Then the anointed priest is to take some of the bull’s blood into the tent of meeting. 17He shall dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle it before the Lord seven times in front of the curtain. 18He is to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. The rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 19He shall remove all the fat from it and burn it on the altar, 20and do with this bull just as he did with the bull for the sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for the community, and they will be forgiven. 21Then he shall take the bull outside the camp and burn it as he burned the first bull. This is the sin offering for the community.

22“ ‘When a leader sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the commands of the Lord his God, when he realizes his guilt 23and the sin he has committed becomes known, he must bring as his offering a male goat without defect. 24He is to lay his hand on the goat’s head and slaughter it at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the Lord. It is a sin offering. 25Then 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 the blood at the base of the altar. 26He shall burn all the fat on the altar as he burned the fat of the fellowship offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for the leader’s sin, and he will be forgiven.

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

32“ ‘If someone brings a lamb as their sin offering, they are to bring a female without defect. 33They are to lay their hand on its head and slaughter it for a sin offering at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. 34Then 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 the blood at the base of the altar. 35They shall remove all the fat, just as the fat is removed from the lamb of the fellowship offering, and the priest shall burn it on the altar on top of the food offerings presented to the Lord. In this way the priest will make atonement for them for the sin they have committed, and they will be forgiven.

Japanese Contemporary Bible

レビ記 4:1-35

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罪の赦しのためのいけにえ

1主はさらに、次のような指示をモーセに与えました。 2「人々に言いなさい。過ってわたしの戒めを破った場合の規定はこうである。 3大祭司が過って罪を犯し、人々に悪影響を及ぼした場合、罪の赦しのためのいけにえとして傷のない若い雄牛をささげなければならない。 4幕屋の入口に引いて来てその雄牛の頭に手を置き、主の前でほふる。 5大祭司は血を持って幕屋に入り、 6指を浸し、奥の至聖所へ通じる道をふさぐ垂れ幕の前に、七回振りかける。 7次に、幕屋の中の主の前にある香の祭壇の角に血を塗る。残った血は、幕屋の入口にある焼き尽くすいけにえ用の祭壇の土台に注ぎかける。 8-10内臓を覆う脂肪、二つの腎臓とその上を覆う腰の脂肪、胆のうを祭壇で焼く。主への和解のいけにえとしてささげる雄牛や雌牛の場合と同じである。 11-12皮、肉、頭、足、内臓、腸など残りの部分は、野営地の外のきよい場所である祭壇の灰捨て場で焼く。

13イスラエルの民全体が過って罪を犯し、してはならないことをした場合は、全国民が有罪となる。 14罪に気づきしだい、罪の赦しのためのいけにえとして、若い雄牛を天幕の入口に引いて来なさい。 15指導者たちが代表して、主の前でその雄牛の頭に手を置いてほふる。 16大祭司は血を幕屋の中へ持って行き、 17指を浸し、主の前で垂れ幕の前に七回振りかける。 18次に、天幕の中にある香の祭壇の角に血を塗る。残りの血は、天幕の入口にある焼き尽くすいけにえ用の祭壇の土台に注ぎかける。 19いけにえの脂肪はすべて取り除き、祭壇で焼く。 20罪の赦しのためのいけにえの雄牛のときと同じようにする。こうして、祭司は民全体の罪を償う。これで初めて、全国民が赦される。 21最後に祭司は、いけにえの死体を野営地の外へ運び出し、個人の罪のためのいけにえと同じように焼く。

22指導者のだれかが過って罪を犯し、主の戒めに背いた場合は、 23罪に気づきしだい、傷のない雄やぎをいけにえとして引いて来なさい。 24焼き尽くすいけにえをささげる場所で、その頭に手を置いてほふり、主にささげる。これは指導者の罪の赦しのためのいけにえである。 25祭司はそのいけにえの血を祭壇の角に指で塗り、残りは祭壇の土台に注ぎかける。 26和解のいけにえと同じように、脂肪はすべて祭壇で焼く。こうして、祭司は指導者の罪を償い、彼は赦される。

27一般のイスラエル人が、過って罪を犯したとき、 28または自らそれに気づいたなら、罪の償いとして傷のない雌やぎを引いて来なさい。 29焼き尽くすいけにえをほふる場所で、いけにえの頭に手を置いてほふる。 30祭司は指に血をつけ、焼き尽くすいけにえ用の祭壇の角に塗る。残りの血は祭壇の土台に注ぎかける。 31和解のいけにえの場合と同じように、脂肪はすべて取り除き、祭司が祭壇で焼く。わたしはそれを受け入れる。こうして、祭司が罪の償いをするとき、罪を犯した者は赦される。

32罪の赦しのためのいけにえに子羊を引いて来るときは、傷のない雌でなければならない。 33焼き尽くすいけにえを殺す場所に連れて来て、その頭に手を置き、罪の赦しのためのいけにえとして殺す。 34祭司は指に血をつけ、祭壇の角に塗り、残りの血は土台に注ぎかける。 35脂肪は和解のいけにえの羊と同じようにする。火で焼いて主にささげる他のいけにえと同じように、祭壇で焼く。こうして祭司が償いをし、罪は赦される。