Each stage of the sacrificial offerings corresponds to atone for some aspect of that sin. Sins are committed through speaking, thought, and action; therefore, the sacrifices correspond to atone for those areas of sinning:
1. Semicha/resting his hands on the sacrifice- is atoning for a person misusing his own hand in wrongful deeds.
2. Vidui/verbal confession- is atoning for a person’s sinful speech.
3. Hakravas ha’aimrus/the burning of the animal’s internal organs- is atoning for impure thoughts.
4. Zerika/sprinking the animal’s blood onto the alter- symbolizes that in actuality, the sinners blood should have been shed for his acts of evil; however, the animal’s blood was shed as a substitution.