And the priest must make atonement for the person who sins unintentionally – when he sins unintentionally before the Lord – to make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.
“‘If any person 1 sins unintentionally, then he must bring a yearling female goat for a purification offering.
“‘If the whole congregation of Israel strays unintentionally 1 and the matter is not noticed by 2 the assembly, and they violate one of the Lord’s commandments, which must not be violated, 3 so they become guilty,
You must have one law for the person who sins unintentionally, both for the native-born among the Israelites and for the resident foreigner who lives among them.
Anyone who accidentally kills someone can escape there; 1 these cities will be a place of asylum from the avenger of blood.
And the priest is to make atonement 1 for the whole community of the Israelites, and they will be forgiven, 2 because it was unintentional and they have brought their offering, an offering made by fire to the Lord, and their purification offering before the Lord, for their unintentional offense.
“But if he strikes him suddenly, without enmity, or throws anything at him unintentionally,
“When a person commits a trespass 1 and sins by straying unintentionally 2 from the regulations about the Lord’s holy things, 3 then he must bring his penalty for guilt 4 to the Lord, a flawless ram from the flock, convertible into silver shekels according to the standard of the sanctuary shekel, 5 for a guilt offering. 6
then if anything is done unintentionally 1 without the knowledge of 2 the community, the whole community must prepare one young bull for a burnt offering – for a pleasing aroma to the Lord – along with its grain offering and its customary drink offering, and one male goat for a purification offering.
and must bring a flawless ram from the flock, convertible into silver shekels, 1 for a guilt offering to the priest. So the priest will make atonement 2 on his behalf for his error which he committed 3 (although he himself had not known it) and he will be forgiven. 4
And the whole community 1 of the Israelites and the resident foreigner who lives among them will be forgiven, since all the people were involved in the unintentional offense.
you must then designate some towns as towns of refuge for you, to which a person who has killed someone unintentionally may flee.
When the avenger of blood comes after him, they must not hand over to him the one who committed manslaughter, for he accidentally killed his fellow man without premeditation. 1