Leviticus 16:22

22 The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land,[a] and he will release it there.

Leviticus 16:22 In-Context

20 "When he has finished purifying the [most] holy place, the tent of meeting, and the altar, he is to present the live male goat.
21 Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites' wrongdoings and rebellious acts-all their sins. He is to put them on the goat's head and send [it] away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task.
22 The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.
23 "Then Aaron is to enter the tent of meeting, take off the linen garments he wore when he entered the [most] holy place, and leave them there.
24 He will bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes. Then he must go out and sacrifice his burnt offering and the people's burnt offering; he will make atonement for himself and for the people.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ps 103:12; Isa 53:4,6,12; 1 Pt 2:24; 1 Jn 3:5
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