Leviticus 16:21 NLT

21 He will lay both of his hands on the goat’s head and confess over it all the wickedness, rebellion, and sins of the people of Israel. In this way, he will transfer the people’s sins to the head of the goat. Then a man specially chosen for the task will drive the goat into the wilderness.

Study tools for Leviticus 16:21

  • a 16:6 - Or to make atonement for himself and his family; similarly in 16:11, 17b, 24, 34 .
  • b 16:7 - Hebrew Tent of Meeting; also in 16:16, 17, 20, 23, 33 .
  • c 16:10 - Or wilderness, it will make atonement for the people.
  • d 16:13 - Hebrew that is above the Testimony. The Hebrew word for “testimony” refers to the terms of the ’s covenant with Israel as written on stone tablets, which were kept in the Ark, and also to the covenant itself.
  • e 16:16 - Or make atonement for; similarly in 16:17a, 18, 20, 27, 33 .
  • f 16:29 - Hebrew On the tenth day of the seventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in September or October.
  • g 16:29 - Or must fast; also in 16:31 .
  • h 16:30 - Or atonement will be made for you, to purify you.
  • i 16:32 - Or atonement.