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Theasaurus: Scapegoat

6 Bible Verses about Scapegoat

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Leviticus 16:7-10

Next he will take the two goats and place them before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting. After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for azazel, he is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering.read more.
But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with it by sending it into the wilderness for azazel.

Leviticus 16:26

The man who released the goat for azazel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water; afterward he may reenter the camp.

Isaiah 53:4

Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.

Hebrews 9:11-14

But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,read more.
how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?

From Thematic Bible


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

Leviticus 16:5

He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 16:7

Next he will take the two goats and place them before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

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

Leviticus 16:21-22

Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites' wrongdoings and rebellious acts-all their sins. He is to put them on the goat's head and send [it] away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.

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

Leviticus 16:26

The man who released the goat for azazel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water; afterward he may reenter the camp.

Scapegoat » Communicated uncleanness to » The high priest

Leviticus 16:24

He will bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes. Then he must go out and sacrifice his burnt offering and the people’s burnt offering; he will make atonement for himself and for the people.

Scapegoat » Chosen by lot

Leviticus 16:8

After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for azazel,

Scapegoat » Typical of Christ

Types of Christ » Scapegoat

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion,
and He will receive the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,
and was counted among the rebels;
yet He bore the sin of many
and interceded for the rebels.

Leviticus 16:20-22

"When he has finished purifying the [most] holy place, the tent of meeting, and the altar, he is to present the live male goat. Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites' wrongdoings and rebellious acts-all their sins. He is to put them on the goat's head and send [it] away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.

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