The word "trespass" appears in various translations of the Bible, and its meaning can vary depending on the context. In general, the term refers to an act of wrongdoing or sin that involves violating the rights or property of another person.
In the King James Version of the Bible, the term "trespass" is used primarily in the Old Testament to refer to a specific kind of sin offering made to atone for unintentional violations of God's law. Leviticus 5:15-19 states:
"And if a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering."
In the New Testament, the term "trespass" is used in the Lord's Prayer, where it is translated as "debts" or "sins" in other versions. Matthew 6:12 says:
"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."
This verse is often interpreted to mean that people should ask for forgiveness for their sins or wrongdoings, and also extend forgiveness to those who have wronged them.