Leviticus 16:2-13 NIV

2 The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron not to come whenever he chooses1 into the Most Holy Place2 behind the curtain3 in front of the atonement cover4 on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear5 in the cloud6 over the atonement cover.

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3 "This is how Aaron is to enter the sanctuary area:7 with a young bull8 for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.9

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      4 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic,10 with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban.11 These are sacred garments;12 so he must bathe himself with water13 before he puts them on.14

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      5 From the Israelite community15 he is to take two male goats16 for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

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      6 "Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household.17

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      7 Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
      8 He is to cast lots18 for the two goats--one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat.a19

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        • a 16:8 - That is, the goat of removal; Hebrew "azazel "; also in verses 10 and 26
          9 Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the LORD and sacrifice it for a sin offering.
          10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement20 by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.

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          11 "Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household,21 and he is to slaughter the bull for his own sin offering.

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              12 He is to take a censer full of burning coals22 from the altar before the LORD and two handfuls of finely ground fragrant incense23 and take them behind the curtain.

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              13 He is to put the incense on the fire before the LORD, and the smoke of the incense will conceal the atonement cover24 above the Testimony, so that he will not die.25

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