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That guilt denotes the blame or imputation of sin and of transgression against good and truth, is evident from the passages of the Word where guilt is mentioned and also described, as in Isaiah:--
It pleased Jehovah to bruise Him, and He hath made Him weak if thou shalt make His soul guilt, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the will of Jehovah shall prosper through His hand (Isa. 53:10)
where the Lord is treated of; to make His soul guilt denotes sin imputed to Him, thus blame by those who hated Him and not that in Himself He contracted anything of sin, that He should take it away. In Ezekiel:--
Thou art become guilty through thy blood that thou hast shed, and art defiled in thine idols which thou hast made (Ezek. 22:4)
where shedding blood signifies offering violence to good (AC 374, 376, 1005), whence comes guilt. In David:--
They that hate the righteous shall have guilt Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants and none of them that trust in Him shall have guilt (Ps. 34:21, 22).
Thus guilt denotes all sin which remains its separation by good from the Lord is redemption," which was also represented by the expiation made by the priest when they offered the sacrifice of guilt as we read in (Lev. 6:1-26; 7:1-10; 19:20-22; Num. 5:1-8); where also the kinds of guilt are enumerated, which are as follows: hearing the voice of cursing and not declaring it; touching anything unclean swearing to do evil sinning by mistake concerning the holy things of Jehovah doing any of those things which are forbidden by the commandments; refusing to a neighbor that which was to be kept for him; finding what has been lost, and denying it and swearing to a lie; lying with a woman that is a bondmaid betrothed to a man, not redeemed, neither made free; and all sins committed against a man by committing a trespass against Jehovah.
from AC 3400
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