Leviticus 16:1-34, NLT
The Day of Atonement
1The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons, who died after they entered the Lord’s presence and burned the wrong kind of fire before him.
3“When Aaron enters the sanctuary area, he must follow these instructions fully. He must bring a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.
6“Aaron will present his own bull as a sin offering to purify himself and his family, making them right with the Lord.*16:6 Or to make atonement for himself and his family; similarly in 16:11, 17b, 24, 34.
11“Aaron will present his own bull as a sin offering to purify himself and his family, making them right with the Lord. After he has slaughtered the bull as a sin offering,
15“Then Aaron must slaughter the first goat as a sin offering for the people and carry its blood behind the inner curtain. There he will sprinkle the goat’s blood over the atonement cover and in front of it, just as he did with the bull’s blood.
18“Then Aaron will come out to purify the altar that stands before the Lord. He will do this by taking some of the blood from the bull and the goat and putting it on each of the horns of the altar.
20“When Aaron has finished purifying the Most Holy Place and the Tabernacle and the altar, he must present the live goat.
23“When Aaron goes back into the Tabernacle, he must take off the linen garments he was wearing when he entered the Most Holy Place, and he must leave the garments there.
26“The man chosen to drive the scapegoat into the wilderness of Azazel must wash his clothes and bathe himself in water. Then he may return to the camp.
27“The bull and the goat presented as sin offerings, whose blood Aaron takes into the Most Holy Place for the purification ceremony, will be carried outside the camp. The animals’ hides, internal organs, and dung are all to be burned.
29“On the tenth day of the appointed month in early autumn,*16:29a Hebrew On the tenth day of the seventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in September or October. you must deny yourselves.*16:29b Or must fast; also in 16:31. Neither native-born Israelites nor foreigners living among you may do any kind of work. This is a permanent law for you.
Moses followed all these instructions exactly as the Lord had commanded him.