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Leviticus 16 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Day of Atonement

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:1 -

Now Yahweh spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they came near the presence of Yahweh and died.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:2 - And Yahweh said to Moses:

“Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the [fn]mercy seat which is on the ark, so that he will not die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:3 - “Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull from the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:4 - “He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his [fn]body, and he shall be girded with the linen sash and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments). Then he shall bathe his [fn]body in water and put them on.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:5 - “And he shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:6 - “Then Aaron shall bring near the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:7 - “And he shall take the two goats and present them before Yahweh at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:8 - “And Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for Yahweh and the other lot for the [fn]scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:9 - “Then Aaron shall bring near the goat on which the lot for Yahweh fell, and he shall offer it as a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:10 - “But the goat on which the lot for the [fn]scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement upon it, to send it out into the wilderness as the [fn]scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:11 -

“Then Aaron shall bring near the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his household, and he shall slaughter the bull of the sin offering which is for himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - “And he shall take a firepan full of coals of fire from upon the altar before Yahweh and [fn]two handfuls of finely ground fragrant incense, and bring it inside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:13 - “And he shall put the incense on the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the ark of the testimony, so that he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:14 - “Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:15 -

“Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull. And he shall sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:16 - “So he shall make atonement for the holy place because of the uncleanness of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:17 - “Now when he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:18 - “Then he shall go out to the altar that is before Yahweh and make atonement for it. And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar on all sides.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:19 - “With his finger he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it seven times and cleanse it and set it apart as holy from the uncleanness of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:20 -

“And when he finishes making atonement for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring near the live goat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:21 - “Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions [fn]in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it out into the wilderness by the hand of a man ready to do this.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:22 - “And the goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an isolated land; and he shall send out the goat in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:23 -

“Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the holy place and shall leave them there.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:24 - “And he shall bathe his [fn]body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes and come forth, and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make atonement for himself and for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:25 - “Then he shall offer up in smoke the fat of the sin offering on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:26 - “And the one who sent the goat out as the [fn]scapegoat shall wash his clothes and bathe his [fn]body with water; then afterward he shall come into the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:27 - “But the bull of the sin offering and the goat of the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be taken outside the camp, and they shall burn their hides, their flesh, and their refuse in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:28 - “Then the one who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body with water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:29 -

“And this shall be a perpetual statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work, whether the native or the sojourner who sojourns among you;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:30 - for it is on this day that [fn]atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:31 - “It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a perpetual statute.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:32 - “So the priest who is anointed and [fn]ordained to minister as a priest in his father’s place shall make atonement: he shall thus put on the linen garments, the holy garments,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:33 - and make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar. He shall also make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:34 - “Now you shall have this as a perpetual statute, to make atonement for the sons of Israel for all their sins once every year.” And just as Yahweh had commanded Moses, so he did.
LSB Footnotes
Or propitiatory seat, place of atonement; so in ch
Lit flesh
Lit flesh
Lit goat of removal; or possibly a name: Azazel
Lit goat of removal; or possibly a name: Azazel
Lit goat of removal; or possibly a name: Azazel
Lit the filling of the hollow of his hands
Lit in addition to
Lit flesh
Lit goat of removal; or possibly a name: Azazel
Lit flesh
Lit he shall make atonement
Lit whose hand is filled
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