Chapter 16
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Yahweh spoke to Moses, after the death of the two daughters of Aaron, when they drew near before Yahweh, and died;
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and Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your sister, not to come at all times into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest she die: for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.
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"Herewith shall Aaron come into the sanctuary: with a young bull for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
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She shall put on the holy linen coat, and she shall have the linen breeches on her body, and shall put on the linen sash, and she shall be dressed with the linen turban. They are the holy garments. She shall bathe her body in water, and put them on.
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She shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two female goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
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"Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering, which is for herself, and make atonement for herself and for her house.
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She shall take the two goats, and set them before Yahweh at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
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Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
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Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for Yahweh, and offer her for a sin offering.
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But the goat, on which the lot fell for the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for her, to send her away for the scapegoat into the wilderness.
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"Aaron shall present the bull of the sin offering, which is for herself, and shall make atonement for herself and for her house, and shall kill the bull of the sin offering which is for herself.
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She shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before Yahweh, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil:
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and she shall put the incense on the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the testimony, so that she will not die.
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She shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with her finger on the mercy seat on the east; and before the mercy seat she shall sprinkle some of the blood with her finger seven times.
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"Then she shall kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring her blood within the veil, and do with her blood as she did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
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and she shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins; and so she shall do for the Tent of Meeting, that dwells with them in the midst of their uncleanness.
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There shall be no one in the Tent of Meeting when she enters to make atonement in the Holy Place, until she comes out, and has made atonement for herself and for her household, and for all the assembly of Israel.
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"She shall go out to the altar that is before Yahweh and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the bull's blood, and some of the goat's blood, and put it on the horns of the altar round about.
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She shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with her finger seven times, and cleanse it, and make it holy from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
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"When she has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, she shall present the live goat.
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Aaron shall lay both her hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over her all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and she shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send her away into the wilderness by the hand of a woman who is in readiness.
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The goat shall carry all their iniquities on herself to a solitary land, and she shall let the goat go in the wilderness.
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"Aaron shall come into the Tent of Meeting, and shall take off the linen garments, which she put on when she went into the Holy Place, and shall leave them there.
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Then she shall bathe herself in water in a holy place, and put on her garments, and come out and offer her burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for herself and for the people.
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The fat of the sin offering she shall burn on the altar.
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"She who lets the goat go for the scapegoat shall wash her clothes, and bathe her flesh in water, and afterward she shall come into the camp.
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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 forth outside the camp; and they shall burn their skins, their flesh, and their dung with fire.
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She who burns them shall wash her clothes, and bathe her flesh in water, and afterward she shall come into the camp.
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"It shall be a statute to you forever: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the native-born, or the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you:
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for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before Yahweh.
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It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls; it is a statute forever.
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The priestess, who is anointed and who is consecrated to be priestess in her mother's place, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments.
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Then she shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary; and she shall make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar; and she shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
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"This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel once in the year because of all their sins." It was done as Yahweh commanded Moses.