27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
27 " 'But if just one person sins unintentionally, that person must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering.
27 "If one person sins unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering.
27 "But if it's just one person who sins by mistake, not realizing what he's doing, he is to bring a yearling she-goat as an Absolution-Offering.
27 'And if a person sins unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a sin offering.
27 "If one individual commits an unintentional sin, the guilty person must bring a one-year-old female goat for a sin offering.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 15:27
Commentary on Numbers 15:22-29
(Read Numbers 15:22-29)
Though ignorance will in a degree excuse, it will not justify those who might have known their Lord's will, yet did it not. David prayed to be cleansed from his secret faults, those sins which he himself was not aware of. Sins committed ignorantly, shall be forgiven through Christ the great Sacrifice, who, when he offered up himself once for all upon the cross, seemed to explain one part of the intention of his offering, in that prayer, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. It looked favourably upon the Gentiles, that this law of atoning for sins of ignorance, is expressly made to extend to those who were strangers to Israel.