Introduction to Leviticus Chapter 5

This chapter treats of the trespass offering, points at the sins for which it was to be made, and the matter of it; it was for secret sins, and sins of ignorance, such as refusing to bear witness in a known case, Leviticus 5:1 touching unclean things and false swearing, Leviticus 5:2 the things directed to in such cases are confession, Leviticus 5:5 sacrifice of a lamb, or kid of the goats, Leviticus 5:6 and in case of poverty, two turtle doves, or two young pigeons; concerning the offering of which instructions are given, Leviticus 5:7 and if not able to bring them, then a meat offering of fine flour, about which rules are laid down, Leviticus 5:11 and for sins committed through ignorance in holy things or sacrileges, the sacrifice of a ram is enjoined, and satisfaction ordered to be made for the injury done in the holy thing, by adding a fifth part to it, Leviticus 5:14 and for sins committed ignorantly against negative precepts, only a ram is appointed for the trespass offering, Leviticus 5:17.