Now the LORDspoke to Mosesafter1the death of the twosons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the LORD and died.
The LORDsaid to Moses : "Tell your brotherAaron that he shall not enter2 at anytime into the holy place inside the veil,before the amercyseatwhich is on the ark,or he will die; for 3 I will appear in the cloudover the bmercyseat.
3"Aaron shall enter the holy place with this : with a cbull for a 4sinoffering and a ram for a burntoffering.
"He shall put on the 5holylinentunic, and the linenundergarments shall be next to his dbody, and he shall be girded with the linensash and attired with the linenturban (these are holygarments ). Then he shall 6bathe his ebody in water and put them on.
"He shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel7twomalegoats for a sinoffering and oneram for a burntoffering.
"Then 8Aaron shall offer the bull for the sinofferingwhich is for himself, that he may makeatonement for himself and for his household.
"He shall take the twogoats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
8"Aaron shall castlots for the twogoats, onelot for the LORD and the otherlot for the fscapegoat.
"Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the LORDfell, and make it a sinoffering.
"But the goat on which the lot for the gscapegoatfell shall be presentedalivebefore the LORD, to make9atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the hscapegoat.
"Then Aaron shall offer the bull of the sinoffering10which is for himself and makeatonement for himself and 11for his household, and he shall slaughter the bull of the sinofferingwhich is for himself.
"He shall take a 12firepanfull of coals of fire from upon the altarbefore the LORD and itwo handfuls of finelyground13sweetincense, and bring it inside the veil.
"He shall put the incense on the firebefore the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the j14mercyseat that is on the ark of the testimony, 15otherwise he will die.
"Moreover, 16he shall takesome of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it 17with his finger on the kmercyseat on the east side; also in front of the lmercyseat he shall sprinklesome of the blood with his fingerseventimes.
"Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sinoffering18which is for the people, and bring its bloodinside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mmercyseat and in front of the nmercyseat.
"19He shall makeatonement for the holy place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins ; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities.
"When he goes in to makeatonement in the holy place, noone shall be in the tent of meetinguntil he comes out, that he may makeatonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel.
"Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD and makeatonement for it, and shall takesome of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat and 20put it on the horns of the altar on allsides.
"21With his finger he shall sprinklesome of the blood on it seventimes and cleanse it, and from the impurities of the sons of Israelconsecrate it.
"When he finishesatoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the livegoat.
"Then Aaron shall layboth of his hands on the head of the livegoat, and 22confessover it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressionsoin regard to all their sins ; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readiness.
"The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitaryland ; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.
"Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting and takeoff23the linengarmentswhich he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.
"24He shall bathe his pbody with water in a holyplace and put on 25his clothes, and comeforth and offer his burntoffering and the burntoffering of the people and makeatonement for himself and for the people.
"Then he shall offer up in smoke the fat of the sinoffering on the altar.
"The one who released the goat as the qscapegoat26shall wash his clothes and bathe his rbody with water ; then afterward he shall come into the camp.
"But the bull of the sinoffering and the goat of the sinoffering, 27whoseblood was brought in to makeatonement in the holy place, shall be takenoutside the camp, and they shall burn their hides, their flesh, and their refuse in the fire.
"Then the 28one who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body with water, then afterward he shall come into the camp.
"This shall be a permanentstatute for you: 29in the seventhmonth, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not 30doanywork, whether the native, or the alien who sojournsamong you;
for it is on thisday that satonement shall be made for you to 31cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sinsbefore the LORD.
"It is to be a sabbath of solemnrest for you, that you may 32humble your souls ; it is a permanentstatute.
"So the priestwho is anointed and tordained to serve as priest in his father'splace shall makeatonement : he shall thus put on 33the linengarments, the holygarments,
and makeatonement for the holysanctuary, and he shall makeatonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar. He shall also makeatonement for 34the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
"Now you shall havethis as a 35permanentstatute, to 36makeatonement for the sons of Israel for all their sinsonce every year." And just as the LORD had commandedMoses, so he did.