"Speak to the Israelis and tell them that if a person inadvertently sins with respect to any of the LORD's commands that should not be violated, but nevertheless he disobeys one of them,
"When a ruler inadvertently sins, disobeying any one of the commands of the LORD his God that should not be violated, he will be guilty.
"If any of the common people of the land inadvertently sins by disobeying one of the LORD's commands that should not be violated, he will be guilty.
"When a person commits a truly treacherous act and sins inadvertently concerning the sacred things of the LORD, then he is to bring a trespass offering to the LORD from the flock as compensation for his guilt. It is to be a ram without defect, estimated as to its value in silver shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.
He is to bring from the flock to the priest a ram without defect, estimated as to its value in silver shekels, as a guilt offering. Then the priest is to make atonement for him concerning his inadvertent act that he committed through ignorance, and it will be forgiven him.
When anything is done without the knowledge of the congregation, the entire community is to offer one young bull for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD, along with its meal and drink offerings offered according to procedure, and one male goat for a sin offering.
"Now when one person sins inadvertently, then he is to bring a one year old female goat for a sin offering.
You are to have a single law for the one who does things inadvertently, whether for the native-born Israeli or for the resident alien who lives among you."
If a person eats anything sacred inadvertently, he is to add a fifth part to it and then give the sacred thing to the priest.
If he didn't lie in wait, but God let him fall into his reach, then I'll appoint for you a place to which he may flee.
they are to designate some towns of refuge so that anyone who kills someone inadvertently may flee there.
that is, places of refuge for the Israelis, the resident alien, and any travelers among them. Anyone who kills a person inadvertently may flee there."
where a person who accidentally killed someone could flee, if he killed his neighbor without having enmity toward him in the past. He may flee to one of these cities and live:
"Now this is the situation for any killer who flees there to live: suppose he strikes his friend unwittingly, not having hated him previously.
so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally and without premeditation may run there and be protected from closely related avengers.
These were appointed to be cities for all the Israelis and for the foreigner who lives among them, so that whoever kills anyone unintentionally may run there and not die at the hands of a closely related avenger until he stands for trial before the community.