1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew
near before Jehovah, and died;
2 and Jehovah said to Moses: Speak to Aaron your brother that he not come at all times
into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, that he not
die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.
3 Thus shall Aaron come into the Holy Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin
offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.
4 He shall put the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers on his flesh; he shall be girded
with a linen sash, and with the linen turban he shall be wrapped. These are holy garments.
Therefore he shall wash his flesh in water, and put them on.
5 And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats
as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.
6 And Aaron shall bring near the bull as a sin offering for himself, and make atonement
for himself and for his house.
7 He shall take the two goats and present them before Jehovah at the door of the tent of
8 And Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for Jehovah and one lot for the
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the lot of Jehovah fell, and offer it as a sin
10 And the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before
Jehovah, to make atonement with it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.
11 And Aaron shall bring the bull of the sin offering which is for himself, and make
atonement for himself and for his house, and shall kill the bull as the sin offering for
12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before Jehovah,
with his hands full of spiced incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.
13 And he shall put the incense on the fire before Jehovah, that the cloud of incense may
cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, that he not die.
14 And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the
mercy seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood
with his finger seven times.
15 And he shall kill the goat of the sin offering for the people, bring its blood inside the
veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy
seat and before the mercy seat.
16 Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the
children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for all their sins; and thus he shall do
for the tent of meeting which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
17 And no man shall be in the tent of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the
Holy Place, until he comes out. And he shall make atonement for himself, for his house,
and for all the assembly of Israel.
18 And he shall go out to the altar that is before Jehovah, and make atonement for it, and
shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat, and put it on the
horns of the altar all around.
19 And he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it,
and sanctify it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
20 And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the tent of meeting, and
the altar, he shall bring the live goat.
21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the
iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, and all their sins, putting
them upon the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of
a man who is there, ready.
22 And the goat shall bear upon itself all their iniquities to a separate land; and he shall
release the goat in the wilderness.
23 And Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting, shall take off the linen garments which
he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and shall leave them there.
24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, put on his garments, come out
and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for
himself and for the people.
25 The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar with smoke.
26 And he who released the goat as the scapegoat shall wash his clothes and bathe his
flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
27 The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought
in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall
burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their dung.
28 And he who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water, and
afterward come into the camp.
29 This shall be a perpetual statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the
month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work, whether a native or a stranger who
sojourns among you.
30 For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you from all your
sins, that you may be clean before Jehovah.
31 It is a sabbath observance of rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a
32 And the priest, who is anointed and whose hand is confirmed to serve as priest in his father's place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments;
33 and he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for
the tent of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all
the people of the assembly.
34 This shall be a perpetual statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel,
for all their sins, once a year. And he did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.