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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Trespass

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(אָשָׁם, guilt; παράπτωμα ) is an offence committed, a hurt, or wrong done to a neighbor; and partakes of the nature of an error or slip rather than of deliberate or gross sin. Under the law, the delinquent who had trespassed was of course bound to make satisfaction; but an offering or oblation was allowed him to reconcile himself to the Divine Governor (Leviticus 6:15). Our Savior teaches us that whoever does not forgive the trespasses of a fellow-man against himself is not to expect that his Father in heaven will forgive his trespasses (Matthew 6:14-15).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Trespass'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/t/trespass.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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