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Theasaurus: Scapegoat

6 Bible Verses about Scapegoat

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Leviticus 16:7-10

Then he is to take the two male goats and present them in the LORD's presence at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Aaron is to cast lots over the two male goats one lot for the LORD and the other one for the scapegoat. Aaron is then to bring the male goat on which the lot fell for the LORD and offer it as a sin offering. read more.
The male goat on which the lot fell for the scapegoat is to be brought alive into the LORD's presence to make atonement for himself. Then he is to send it into the wilderness."

Leviticus 16:26

The one who sent away the male goat as a scapegoat is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water. After doing so, he may enter the camp.

Isaiah 53:4

"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

Hebrews 9:11-14

But when the Messiah came as a high priest of the good things that have come, he went through the greater and more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not a part of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he went into the Most Holy Place once for all and secured our eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are unclean purifies them physically, read more.
how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead actions so that we may 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 two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a whole burnt offering from the assembly of the Israelis.

Leviticus 16:7

Then he is to take the two male goats and present them in the LORD's presence 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 is to lay his two hands upon the head of the male goat and confess over it the sins of Israel, all their transgressions, and all their sins, thus placing them on the head of the male goat that he'll then send out to the wilderness by the hand of a man capable of carrying out this task. The male goat will bear on itself all their sins to a solitary land as Aaron sends the goat out to the wilderness.

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

Leviticus 16:26

The one who sent away the male goat as a scapegoat is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water. After doing so, he may enter the camp.

Scapegoat » Communicated uncleanness to » The high priest

Leviticus 16:24

He is to wash his body with water at the sacred place and put on his clothes. Then he is to go out and offer a whole burnt offering for himself and a whole burnt offering for the people, thereby making atonement on account of himself and on account of the people.

Scapegoat » Chosen by lot

Leviticus 16:8

Aaron is to cast lots over the two male goats one lot for the LORD and the other one for the scapegoat.

Scapegoat » Typical of Christ

Types of Christ » Scapegoat

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong; because he poured out his life to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he carried the sins of many, and made intercession for their transgressions."

Leviticus 16:20-22

"When he has completed making atonement at the sacred place, the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, then he is to present the live male goat. Aaron is to lay his two hands upon the head of the male goat and confess over it the sins of Israel, all their transgressions, and all their sins, thus placing them on the head of the male goat that he'll then send out to the wilderness by the hand of a man capable of carrying out this task. The male goat will bear on itself all their sins to a solitary land as Aaron sends the goat out to the wilderness.

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