The Day of Atonement

1 The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the LORD.

References for Leviticus 16:1

2 The LORD said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.
3 “This is how Aaron is to enter the Most Holy Place: He must first bring a young bull for a sin offeringa and a ram for a burnt offering.

References for Leviticus 16:3

    • „ 16:3 - Or "purification offering" ; here and throughout this chapter
      4 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.
      5 From the Israelite community he is to take two male goats for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

      References for Leviticus 16:5

      6 “Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household.

      References for Leviticus 16:6

      7 Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting.