Any tribal leader who disobeys me without knowing it is still guilty. 23
As soon as the leader realizes what has happened, he must sacrifice a goat that has nothing wrong with it. 24
This is a sacrifice for sin. So he will lay his hand on the animal's head, before having it killed in my presence at the north side of the bronze altar. 25
The priest will dip a finger in the blood, smear some of it on each of the four corners of the altar, and pour out the rest at the foot of the altar. 26
Then he must send all of the fat up in smoke, just as he does when a sacrifice is offered to ask my blessing. By this sacrifice the leader's sin will be forgiven. Lord
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.