5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and [is]
a witness, whether he hath seen or a known [of it]; if he
do not utter [it], then he shall bear his iniquity.
(a) By which it is commanded to bear witness to the truth,
and disclose the iniquity of the ungodly.
5:4 Or if a soul b swear, pronouncing with [his] lips to do
evil, or to do good, whatsoever [it be] that a man shall
pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he
knoweth [of it], then he shall be guilty in one of these.
(b) Or, vow rashly without just examination of the
circumstances, and not knowing what shall be the issue
of the same.
5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these c
[things], that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that
(c) Which have been mentioned before in this chapter.
5:10 And he shall offer the second [for] a burnt offering,
according to the manner: and the priest shall d make an
atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it
shall be forgiven him.
(d) Or, declare him to be purged of that sin.
5:11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two
young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his
offering the tenth part of an e ephah of fine flour for a
sin offering; he shall put no f oil upon it, neither
shall he put [any] frankincense thereon: for it [is] a sin
(e) Which was about a half gallon.
(f) As in the meat offering, (Le 2:1).
5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, g
in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his
trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the
flocks, h with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after
the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
(g) Concerning the first fruits or tithes, due to the
priests and Levites.
(h) By the estimation of the priest, (Le 27:12).
5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are
forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD;
though he wist [it] not, yet is he guilty, and shall i
bear his iniquity.
(i) That is, remembers after that he has sinned when his
conscience accuses him.
5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock,
with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the
priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him
concerning his k ignorance wherein he erred and wist [it]
not, and it shall be forgiven him.
(k) Else if his sin against God come of malice, he must
die; (Nu 15:30).