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Leviticus 6-7:27

O.K. something must have been lost in the translation. How does one do the following unintentionally:

If anyone sins and commits a trespass against the Lord and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit given him to keep, or of bargain or pledge, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbor, Or has found what was lost and lied about it, or swears falsely, in any of all the things which men do and sin in so doing, Then if he has sinned and is guilty, he shall restore what he took by robbery, or what he secured by oppression or extortion, or what was delivered him to keep in trust, or the lost thing which he found,
(Leviticus 6:2-4 AMP)

If a guilt offering is offered for “unintentional” sin, how can what is being described in this above passage be considered unintentional? Something MUST have been lost/missed in translating the Hebrew to English. How can one be devious and not know that what you are doing is wrong? The mere fact that people cover up their deeds with lies and “smoke” and “mirrors” gives witness to the fact that they knew that what they did was wrong. Maybe the “unintentional” refers to unintentional until I am “busted” or caught by someone else or my conscience.

In reading several translations of Leviticus 5:14-19, which is right above the King James Translation makes a little more sense; however, the passage states that this “guilt” or trespass offering is for those who have “ignorance of the holy things.”

And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, 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, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: (Leviticus 5:14-15 KJV)

Yet, after hearing the Law, how can one plead ignorance? Beware OYB journeymen and women the more you read, the more you are held accountable for and the less you can claim “ignorance.”

While I chew on the above, I am pleasantly surprised to have confirmed for me that sin and trespass are not one and the same, a trespass is a sin but all sin is not a trespass. According to my friend, Mr/Dr. Strong the Hebrew word translated into our English is:

4604
מעל
ma‛al
mah'-al
From H4608; treachery, that is, sin: - falsehood, grievously, sore, transgression, trespass, X very.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

Related to today's reading, I found this commentary interesting:
Question:
Why did God tell the Israelites that they could only sacrifice bread that had been made without yeast at the altar of the temple?
Answer:
There are at least two reasons why God made the stipulation that bread intended for sacrifice at the altar had to be without yeast (or "unleavened"). We see one of the reasons in the depiction of the first Passover in Exodus 12:8: "That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast." You may recall that this final meal for the Israelites in Egypt was a meal made speedily, specifically because the Israelites were to leave Egypt immediately once the Pharaoh relinquished his hold on them. Roasting the meat was an efficient way to deal with the fat, the bitter herbs were symbolic of the bitterness of their captivity, and the unleavened bread symbolized the haste in which the flight from Egypt was to take place (in that there was to be no time taken to allow the bread to rise).

A few verses farther on (Exod. 12:15) we see another significant aspect of the symbolism of yeast as it relates to your question. As part of the observance of Passover, purification of the household was symbolized by the removal of all leaven from the house. (In fact, this is still observed in Jewish Passover observances today, often the duty of the children.) Leaven, thus, is frequently understood in Scripture to be symbolic of evil. Christ clearly alludes to this symbolism in Matthew 16:6 ("the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees"). The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 5:6 extends and further illustrates the symbolism in saying, "Don't you know that a little leaven works through the whole batch of dough?" in his instructions to expel from the Corinthian congregation a man who had a sexual relationship with his stepmother. The message is clear: Continued contact of this person with the congregation would spread the influence of evil throughout the church. See also the Q&A Yeast for further information.

As a side note, the Hebrew and Greek in these passages refer to "leaven" rather than to "yeast" (see the last paragraph of Do the Elements of Communion Matter? for the distinction between "leaven" and "yeast").

I was unclear on Jesus' meaning in Mark 3:29 when He says: "anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin." I found this article very helpful for understanding:
https://www.gotquestions.org/blasphemy-Holy-Spirit.html

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