And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
1 Timothy 1:13
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.