In this way he will make atonement1 for the Most Holy Place2 because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the Tent of Meeting,3 which is among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
No one is to be in the Tent of Meeting from the time Aaron goes in to make atonement in the Most Holy Place until he comes out, having made atonement for himself, his household and the whole community of Israel.
"Then he shall come out to the altar4 that is before the LORD and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull's blood and some of the goat's blood and put it on all the horns of the altar.519
He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.620
"When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat.721
He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat8 and confess9 over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites--all their sins--and put them on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task.
The goat will carry on itself all their sins10 to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert.
"Then Aaron is to go into the Tent of Meeting and take off the linen garments11 he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.1224
He shall bathe himself with water in a holy place13 and put on his regular garments.14 Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people,15 to make atonement for himself and for the people.1625
He shall also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.
"The man who releases the goat as a scapegoat17 must wash his clothes18 and bathe himself with water;19 afterward he may come into the camp.