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Theasaurus: Scapegoat

6 Bible Verses about Scapegoat

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Leviticus 16:7-10

And he shall take the two goats, and set them before Jehovah, before the entrance of the tent of meeting. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats: one lot for Jehovah, and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat upon which the lot fell for Jehovah, and offer it as a sin-offering.read more.
And the goat upon which the lot fell for Azazel shall be set alive before Jehovah, to make atonement with it, to send it away as Azazel into the wilderness.

Leviticus 16:26

And he that letteth go the goat for Azazel shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water; and afterwards he may come into the camp.

Isaiah 53:4

Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Hebrews 9:11-14

But Christ being come high priest of the good things to come, by the better and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (that is, not of this creation,) nor by blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, has entered in once for all into the holy of holies, having found an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and a heifer's ashes sprinkling the defiled, sanctifies for the purity of the flesh,read more.
how much rather shall the blood of the Christ, who by the eternal Spirit offered himself spotless to God, purify your conscience from dead works to worship the living God?

From Thematic Bible


Scapegoat » Part of the sin offering on the day of atonement

Leviticus 16:5

And of the assembly of the children of Israel shall he take two bucks of the goats for a sin-offering, and one ram for a burnt-offering.

Leviticus 16:7

And he shall take the two goats, and set them before Jehovah, before the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Scapegoat » Sent into the wilderness by the hands of a fit person

Leviticus 16:21-22

and Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the living goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away to the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready; that the goat may bear upon him all their iniquities to a land apart from men; and he shall send away the goat into the wilderness.

Scapegoat » Communicated uncleanness to » The man who lead him away

Leviticus 16:26

And he that letteth go the goat for Azazel shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water; and afterwards he may come into the camp.

Scapegoat » Communicated uncleanness to » The high priest

Leviticus 16:24

and he shall bathe his flesh with water in a holy place, and put on his garments, and go forth, and offer his burnt-offering, and the burnt-offering of the people, and make atonement for himself, and for the people.

Scapegoat » Chosen by lot

Leviticus 16:8

And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats: one lot for Jehovah, and the other lot for Azazel.

Scapegoat » Typical of Christ

Types of Christ » Scapegoat

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore will I assign him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong: because he hath poured out his soul unto death, and was reckoned with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Leviticus 16:20-22

And when he hath ended making atonement for the sanctuary, and the tent of meeting, and the altar, he shall present the living goat; and Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the living goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away to the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready; that the goat may bear upon him all their iniquities to a land apart from men; and he shall send away the goat into the wilderness.