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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

Ramona:
My reading of Leviticus 6:2-5 is that this is "intentional" sin. In the case of intentional sin, one must make full restitution plus 20% penalty (verse 5). Then one can make the guilt offering.
If one does not restore the wrong, then one cannot make the guilt offering in good conscience.

For "unintentional" sin, the guilt offering is sufficient payment.
In my mind, these are mostly minor offenses, perhaps like saying something offensive, without realizing it.
This "unintentional" sin offering further illustrates how bad a condition we are in. Many things we are unaware of that are sinful and hurt others.

Wish I had some books or references on the Holy Spirit but I dont. I think of the Spirit as talking in your prayer language and I gained my prayer language several years back. A lady at my church told me to go to a secret, quiet place, kneel in prayer and talk to God, thank Him for His goodness and state to Him that I love Him and acknowledge that I am a born again Christian and was given the Holy Spirit as my helpmate. I receive now the prayer language you give me, Now I enter into your spirit, when I open my mouth your language will come out. And I began to speak in tongues. First it was a little, a few here, few there, now I can pray in the spirit at all times. It's a precious gift.

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