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Leviticus 16:20-30 (New International Version)

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20 "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.1 21 He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat2 and confess3 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. 22 The goat will carry on itself all their sins4 to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert. 23 "Then Aaron is to go into the Tent of Meeting and take off the linen garments5 he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.6 24 He shall bathe himself with water in a holy place7 and put on his regular garments.8 Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people,9 to make atonement for himself and for the people.10 25 He shall also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar. 26 "The man who releases the goat as a scapegoat11 must wash his clothes12 and bathe himself with water;13 afterward he may come into the camp. 27 The bull and the goat for the sin offerings, whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to make atonement, must be taken outside the camp;14 their hides, flesh and offal are to be burned up. 28 The man who burns them must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may come into the camp.15 29 "This is to be a lasting ordinance16 for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month17 you must deny yourselvesa18 and not do any work19--whether native-born20 or an alien living among you-- 30 because on this day atonement will be made21 for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.22
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