Leviticus 5:5
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New International Version
when anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what way they have sinned.

New Living Translation
"When you become aware of your guilt in any of these ways, you must confess your sin.

English Standard Version
when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed,

New American Standard Bible
'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.

King James Bible
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he is to confess he has committed that sin.

International Standard Version
When a person is guilty of one of these things, then he is to confess whatever sin it was

NET Bible
when an individual becomes guilty with regard to one of these things he must confess how he has sinned,

New Heart English Bible
It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So if you are guilty of any of these sins, you must confess it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that wherein he hath sinned;

New American Standard 1977
‘So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned;

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing:

American King James Version
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing:

American Standard Version
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things , that he shall confess that wherein he hath sinned:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him do penance for his sin,

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these, that he shall confess wherein he hath sinned;

English Revised Version
and it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that wherein he hath sinned:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:

World English Bible
It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned:

Young's Literal Translation
'And it hath been when he is guilty of one of these, that he hath confessed concerning that which he hath sinned,
Study Bible
Sins Requiring a Sin Offering
4Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these. 5So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned. 6'He shall also bring his guilt offering to the LORD for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:13
So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has committed from one of these, and it will be forgiven him; then the rest shall become the priest's, like the grain offering.'"

Leviticus 16:21
"Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readiness.

Leviticus 26:40
'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me--

Numbers 5:7
then he shall confess his sins which he has committed, and he shall make restitution in full for his wrong and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to him whom he has wronged.

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
Treasury of Scripture

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing:

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Leviticus 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, …

Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, …

Numbers 5:7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall …

Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said to Achan, My son, give, I pray you, glory to the …

Ezra 10:11,12 Now therefore make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and …

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

Psalm 32:5 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, …

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses …

Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against …

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, …

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth …

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth …

(5) And it shall be, when . . . --When he feels that he has been guilty of one of these sins specified in Leviticus 5:1-4, he must confess the offence which he has committed. For the form of confession which obtained during the second Temple, see Leviticus 1:4.

Verses 5, 6. - In the four cases last mentioned there is first to be an acknowledgment of guilt, he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing, and then the sin offering is to be made. Confession of sin probably preceded or accompanied all sin offerings. The use of the word asham, translated trespass offering in verse 6, and the character of the four cases have led many commentators to regard verses 1-13 as dealing with the trespass offering rather than the sin offering. But if this were so, the words trespass offering and sin offering would be used synonymously in this verse, which is very unlikely, when they are immediately afterwards carefully distinguished. It is best to render asham "for his trespass," that is, in expiation of his guilt, as in the next verse, in place of a trespass offering. And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things,.... Before expressed in the preceding verses; the Targum of Jonathan is,"in one of the four things,''which Ben Gersom particularly mentions in the oath of witness, or the pollution of the sanctuary, or the pollution of its holy things, or a vain oath:

that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing; not make confession of sin in general, but of that particular sin he is guilty of; and this he was to do before he brought his offering, or at least at the time of his bringing it; for without confession his offering would be of no avail; and which he made, as Ben Gersom says, by laying his hand on the head of the offering, thereby signifying and declaring his guilt, and that he deserved to die as the creature would about to be sacrificed for him; or he might make a verbal confession and acknowledgment of his offence. Fagius, from the Jewish writers, has given us the form of it, which was this;"I beseech thee, O Lord, I have sinned, I have done wickedly, I have transgressed before thee, so and so have I done; and, lo, I repent, and am ashamed of what I have done, and I will never do the same again.''Though perhaps this form may be of too modern a date, yet doubtless somewhat like this was pronounced; and they make confession of sin necessary to all sacrifices, and say (x), atonement is not made by them without repentance and confession.

(x) Maimon. Hilchot Teshubah, c. 1. sect. 1.5. it shall be, when he shall be guilty … that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing—make a voluntary acknowledgment of his sin from the impulse of his own conscience, and before it come to the knowledge of the world. A previous discovery might have subjected him to some degree of punishment from which his spontaneous confession released him, but still he was considered guilty of trespass, to expiate which he was obliged by the ceremonial law to go through certain observances.5:1-13 The offences here noticed are, 1. A man's concealing the truth, when he was sworn as a witness to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. If, in such a case, for fear of offending one that has been his friend, or may be his enemy, a man refuses to give evidence, or gives it but in part, he shall bear his iniquity. And that is a heavy burden, which, if some course be not taken to get it removed, will sink a man to hell. Let all that are called at any time to be witnesses, think of this law, and be free and open in their evidence, and take heed of prevaricating. An oath of the Lord is a sacred thing, not to be trifled with. 2. A man's touching any thing that was ceremonially unclean. Though his touching the unclean thing only made him ceremonially defiled, yet neglecting to wash himself according to the law, was either carelessness or contempt, and contracted moral guilt. As soon as God, by his Spirit, convinces our consciences of any sin or duty, we must follow the conviction, as not ashamed to own our former mistake. 3. Rash swearing, that a man will do or not do such a thing. As if the performance of his oath afterward prove unlawful, or what cannot be done. Wisdom and watchfulness beforehand would prevent these difficulties. In these cases the offender must confess his sin, and bring his offering; but the offering was not accepted, unless accompanied with confession and humble prayer for pardon. The confession must be particular; that he hath sinned in that thing. Deceit lies in generals; many will own they have sinned, for that all must own; but their sins in any one particular they are unwilling to allow. The way to be assured of pardon, and armed against sin for the future, is to confess the exact truth. If any were very poor, they might bring some flour, and that should be accepted. Thus the expense of the sin-offering was brought lower than any other, to teach that no man's poverty shall ever bar the way of his pardon. If the sinner brought two doves, one was to be offered for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering. We must first see that our peace be made with God, and then we may expect that our services for his glory will be accepted by him. To show the loathsomeness of sin, the flour, when offered, must not be made grateful to the taste by oil, or to the smell by frankincense. God, by these sacrifices, spoke comfort to those who had offended, that they might not despair, nor pine away in their sins. Likewise caution not to offend any more, remembering how expensive and troublesome it was to make atonement.
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