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NUMBERS 15:1-45

1. Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2. ``Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, `When you enter the land where you are to live, which I am giving you, 3. then make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your appointed times, to make a soothing aroma to the LORD, from the herd or from the flock. 4. `The one who presents his offering shall present to the LORD a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil, 5. and you shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one-fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb. 6. `Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil; 7. and for the drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a soothing aroma to the LORD. 8. `When you prepare a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD, 9. then you shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil; 10. and you shall offer as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD. 11. `Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the goats. 12. `According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number. 13. `All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD. 14. `If an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he wishes to make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, just as you do so he shall do. 15. ` As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the LORD. 16. `There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.'" 17. Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18. ``Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, `When you enter the land where I bring you, 19. then it shall be, that when you eat of the food of the land, you shall lift up an offering to the LORD. 20. `Of the first of your dough you shall lift up a cake as an offering; as the offering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up. 21. `From the first of your dough you shall give to the LORD an offering throughout your generations. 22. `But when you unwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses, 23. even all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day when the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations, 24. then it shall be, if it is done unintentionally, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering. 25. `Then the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error. 26. `So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through error. 27. `Also if one person sins unintentionally, then he shall offer a one year old female goat for a sin offering. 28. `The priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who goes astray when he sins unintentionally, making atonement for him that he may be forgiven. 29. `You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. 30. `But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31. `Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'" 32. Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day. 33. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; 34. and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him. 35. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp." 36. So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 37. The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38. ``Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39. ``It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40. so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. 41. ``I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God."

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AUG

NUMBERS 14:1-33

1. Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2. All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, ``Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! 3. ``Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?" 4. So they said to one another, ``Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt." 5. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel. 6. Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 7. and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, ``The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8. ``If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us--a land which flows with milk and honey. 9. ``Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them." 10. But all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Then the glory of the LORD appeared in the tent of meeting to all the sons of Israel. 11. The LORD said to Moses, ``How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst? 12. ``I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they." 13. But Moses said to the LORD, ``Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst, 14. and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15. ``Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say, 16. `Because the LORD could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.' 17. ``But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared, 18. `The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations. ' 19. ``Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." 20. So the LORD said, ``I have pardoned them according to your word; 21. but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD. 22. ``Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, 23. shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it. 24. ``But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. 25. ``Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the valleys; turn tomorrow and set out to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea." 26. The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27. ``How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me. 28. ``Say to them, `As I live,' says the LORD, `just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you; 29. your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all your numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me. 30. `Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31. `Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey--I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected. 32. `But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness. 33. `Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness. 34. `According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition. 35. `I, the LORD, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.'" 36. As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land, 37. even those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a plague before the LORD. 38. But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land. 39. When Moses spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people mourned greatly. 40. In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the ridge of the hill country, saying, ``Here we are; we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the LORD has promised." 41. But Moses said, ``Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed? 42. ``Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the LORD is not among you. 43. ``For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you." 44. But they went up heedlessly to the ridge of the hill country; neither the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses left the camp. 45. Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as Hormah.

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AUG

NUMBERS 13:1-2

1. Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying, 2. ``Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers' tribes, every one a leader among them."

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AUG

NUMBERS 13:17-20

17. When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, ``Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country. 18. ``See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many. 19. ``How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications? 20. ``How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

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AUG

NUMBERS 13:25-33

25. When they returned from spying out the land, at the end of forty days, 26. they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. 27. Thus they told him, and said, ``We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28. ``Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29. ``Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan." 30. Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, ``We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it." 31. But the men who had gone up with him said, ``We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us." 32. So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, ``The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. 33. ``There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

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AUG

NUMBERS 11:4-32

4. The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, ``Who will give us meat to eat? 5. ``We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, 6. but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna." 7. Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. 8. The people would go about and gather it and grind it between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil. 9. When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall with it. 10. Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, and Moses was displeased. 11. So Moses said to the LORD, ``Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me? 12. ``Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, `Carry them in your bosom as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers'? 13. ``Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, `Give us meat that we may eat!' 14. ``I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me. 15. ``So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness." 16. The LORD therefore said to Moses, ``Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you. 17. ``Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone. 18. ``Say to the people, `Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, ``Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt." Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat. 19. `You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, 20. but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, ``Why did we ever leave Egypt?"'" 21. But Moses said, ``The people, among whom I am, are 600,000 on foot; yet You have said, `I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.' 22. ``Should flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?" 23. The LORD said to Moses, ``Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not." 24. So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent. 25. Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again. 26. But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (now they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp. 27. So a young man ran and told Moses and said, ``Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." 28. Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, ``Moses, my lord, restrain them." 29. But Moses said to him, ``Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!" 30. Then Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel. 31. Now there went forth a wind from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a day's journey on the other side, all around the camp and about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground. 32. The people spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers) and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.

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AUG

LEVITICUS 25:1-44

1. The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, 2. ``Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, `When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the LORD. 3. `Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, 4. but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. 5. `Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. 6. `All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. 7. `Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat. 8. `You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. 9. `You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. 10. `You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. 11. `You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines. 12. `For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field. 13. `On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property. 14. `If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong one another. 15. `Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops. 16. `In proportion to the extent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling to you. 17. `So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God. 18. `You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land. 19. `Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it. 20. `But if you say, ``What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?" 21. then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years. 22. `When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in. 23. `The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. 24. `Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. 25. `If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold. 26. `Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption, 27. then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property. 28. `But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property. 29. `Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year. 30. `But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not revert in the jubilee. 31. `The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in the jubilee. 32. `As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession. 33. `What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel. 34. `But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession. 35. `Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36. `Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 37. `You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. 38. `I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. 39. `If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service. 40. `He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee. 41. `He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers. 42. `For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale. 43. `You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God. 44. `As for your male and female slaves whom you may have--you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. 45. `Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession. 46. `You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another. 47. `Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family, 48. then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him, 49. or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself. 50. `He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him. 51. `If there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption; 52. and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption. 53. `Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight. 54. `Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him. 55. `For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

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AUG

LEVITICUS 23:1-14

1. The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, 2. ``Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, `The LORD'S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations--My appointed times are these: 3. `For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings. 4. `These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. 5. `In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover. 6. `Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7. `On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. 8. `But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'" 9. Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10. ``Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, `When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. 11. `He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12. `Now on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb one year old without defect for a burnt offering to the LORD. 13. `Its grain offering shall then be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to the LORD for a soothing aroma, with its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine. 14. `Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

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LEVITICUS 16:3-22

3. ``Aaron shall enter the holy place with this: with a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4. ``He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his body, and he shall be girded with the linen sash and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments). Then he shall bathe his body in water and put them on. 5. ``He shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. 6. ``Then Aaron shall offer the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household. 7. ``He shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 8. ``Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9. ``Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the LORD fell, and make it a sin offering. 10. ``But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat. 11. ``Then Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his household, and he shall slaughter the bull of the sin offering which is for himself. 12. ``He shall take a firepan full of coals of fire from upon the altar before the LORD and two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it inside the veil. 13. ``He shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the ark of the testimony, otherwise he will die. 14. ``Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. 15. ``Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. 16. ``He shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities. 17. ``When he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel. 18. ``Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar on all sides. 19. ``With his finger he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it seven times and cleanse it, and from the impurities of the sons of Israel consecrate it. 20. ``When he finishes atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the live goat. 21. ``Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readiness. 22. ``The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.

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