Day of Atonement
16:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death
of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD,
16:2 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy
brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place
within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the
ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon
the mercy seat.
16:3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a
young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt
16:4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have
the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with
a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be
attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash
his flesh in water, and so put them on.
16:5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children
of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one
ram for a burnt offering.
16:6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering,
which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and
for his house.
16:7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them
before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the
16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot
for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
16:9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD's
lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the
scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make
an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat
into the wilderness.
16:11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin
offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement
for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock
of the sin offering which is for himself:
16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of
fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full
of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
16:13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the
LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat
that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and
sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward;
and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood
with his finger seven times.
16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that
is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and
do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock,
and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy
16:16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place,
because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and
because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so
shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that
remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
16:17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the
congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the
holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement
for himself, and for his household, and for all the
congregation of Israel.
16:18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the
LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the
blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put
it upon the horns of the altar round about.
16:19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his
finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the
uncleanness of the children of Israel.
16:20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy
place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the
altar, he shall bring the live goat:
16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of
the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of
the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all
their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and
shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the
16:22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities
unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in
16:23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he
put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave
16:24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy
place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer
his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people,
and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
16:25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon
16:26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and
afterward come into the camp.
16:27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat
for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make
atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without
the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and
their flesh, and their dung.
16:28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and
bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into
16:29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that
in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye
shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it
be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth
16:30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement
for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your
sins before the LORD.
16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall
afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
16:32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he
shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his
father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on
the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
16:33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy
sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle
of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an
atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the
16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to
make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their
sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.