WAYYIQRA (Leviticus) 16

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1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh after the death of the two sons of Aharon, when they drew near before יהוה, and died.

2 And יהוה said to Mosheh, "Speak to Aharon your brother not to come in at all times to the qodesh place inside the veil, before the lid of atonement which is on the ark, lest he die, because I appear in the cloud above the lid of atonement.

3 "With this Aharon should come into the qodesh place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.

4  "He should put on the qodesh linen long shirt, with linen trousers on his flesh, and gird himself with a linen girdle, and be dressed with the linen turban - they are qodesh garments. And he shall bathe his body in water, and shall put them on.

5 "And from the congregation of the children of Yisra'ĕl he takes two male goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.

6 "And Aharon shall bring the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.

7 "And he shall take the two goats and let them stand before יהוה at the door of the Tent of Appointment.

8 "And Aharon shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for יהוה and the other lot for Azazĕl.

9 "And Aharon shall bring the goat on which the lot for יהוה fell, and shall prepare it as a sin offering.

10  "But the goat on which the lot for Azazĕl fell is caused to stand alive before יהוה, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness to Azazĕl.

11  "And Aharon shall bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall slaughter the bull as the sin offering which is for himself,

12  and shall take a fire holder filled with burning coals of fire from the altar before יהוה, with his hands filled with sweet incense beaten fine, and shall bring it inside the veil.

13 "And he shall put the incense on the fire before יהוה, and the cloud of incense shall cover the lid of atonement which is on the Witness, lest he die.

14  "And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the lid of atonement on the east side, also in front of the lid of atonement he sprinkles some of the blood with his finger seven times.

15  "And he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and shall bring its blood inside the veil, and shall do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the lid of atonement and in front of the lid of atonement.

16 "And he shall make atonement for the qodesh place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and because of their transgressions in all their sins. And so he does for the Tent of Appointment which is dwelling with them in the midst of their uncleanness.

17 "And no man should be in the Tent of Appointment when he goes in to make atonement in the qodesh place, until he comes out. And he shall make atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the assembly of Yisra'ĕl.

18 "And he shall go out to the altar that is before יהוה, and make atonement for it. And he 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, and cleanse it, and qadosh it from the uncleanness of the children of Yisra'ĕl.

20 "And when he has finished atoning for the qodesh place, and the Tent of Appointment, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat.

21 "Then Aharon shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and shall confess over it all the wickednesses of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a fit man.

22 "And the goat shall bear on itself all their wickednesses, to a land cut off. Thus he shall send the goat away into the wilderness.

23  "Aharon shall then come into the Tent of Appointment, and shall take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the qodesh place, and shall leave them there.

24  "And he shall bathe his body in water in the qodesh place, and shall put on his garments, and shall come out and prepare his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people,

25 and burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

26 "And he who sent away the goat to Azazĕl washes his garments, and shall bathe his body in water, and afterward he comes into the camp.

27 "And the bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the qodesh place, is brought outside the camp. And they shall burn their skins, and their flesh, and their dung with fire.

28 "And he who burns them washes his garments, and shall bathe his body in water, and afterward he comes into the camp.

29 "And this shall be for you a Law forever: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you afflict your beings, and do no work, the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.

30 "For on that day he makes atonement for you, to cleanse you, to be clean from all your sins before יהוה.

31 "It is a Shabbath of rest for you, and you shall afflict your beings - a Law forever.

32  "And the kohen, who is anointed and ordained to serve as kohen in his father's place, shall make atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, the qodesh garments,

33 and he shall make atonement for the Qodesh Mikdash, and make atonement for the Tent of Appointment and for the altar, and make atonement for the kohenim and for all the people of the assembly.

34 "And this shall be for you a Law forever, to make atonement for the children of Yisra'ĕl, for all their sins, once a year." And he did as יהוה commanded Mosheh.