Leviticus 5 Outline
– The rite of the sin offering for someone not testifying the truth, touching something ceremonially unclean, touch human uncleanness, thoughtlessly takes an oath to do anything good or evil (Leviticus 5:1-6)
– Two turtledoves or two young pigeons as sin offerings (Leviticus 5:7-10)
– A tenth part of an ephah of fine flour (Leviticus 5:11-13)
– The rite for making the guilt offering (Leviticus 5:14-19)
Leviticus 5 Summary
A person who sin by not testifying the truth, touching something ceremonially unclean, touch human uncleanness, thoughtlessly takes an oath to do anything good or evil, he is to offer a female lamb or goat as a sin offering.
If the person is not able to afford it, he can bring 2 turtledoves or 2 pigeons instead. One bird will be used as a sin offering while the other will be used as a burnt offering. If a turtledoves or pigeon is used as a sin offering, the priest is to wring the head of one of the birds but not severe it, and sprinkle some blood against the altar side. The priest is to drain out the rest of the blood into the base of the altar. The other bird is to be used as a burnt offering.
If the person is not able to afford 2 turtledoves or 2 pigeons, he is to bring a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour. No oil or incense is to be added to the fine flour as it is a sin offering. The priest will take a handful of the fine flour as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar. The rest of the offerings belong to the priest.
If a person sin unintentionally against the Lord’s holy things or disobey one of God’s commandments, he is to offer a ram as a guilt offering. The ram should be without defect and of proper value. For the sin against the Lord’s holy things, the person is to make restitution for what he failed to do, add 1/5 of the value to that and give it to the priest, who will use the ram to atone for his sins.
Leviticus 5 Bible Study
1. Speaking up the truth
In Leviticus 5:1, a person who does not speak up and testify against a criminal has sinned against God. If you see someone sinning, you should rebuke and encourage him with the word of God in the bible. In Ezekiel 33:6, a watchman who see the sword coming but does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes to take their lives, the man will be taken away for his sin but the watchman will also be held accountable. If you do nothing when seeing someone sin, God will hold you accountable on the judgment day.
2. Confess your sins every day
Leviticus 5 is about making sin offering for sins committed unknowingly. We sin almost every day. Therefore, it is best that we confess our sins to God every day. Every day before you go to sleep, you should take some time to think what wrong thing you had done. Then, you should confess it to God one by one and ask him to forgive you. In 1 John 1:9, if you confess your sins, God who is faithful will forgive your sins and purify you from all unrighteousness.