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Theasaurus: Scapegoat

6 Bible Verses about Scapegoat

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Leviticus 16:7-10

After that, he shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two he goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall cause the he goat upon which the LORD's lot fell to be brought and offer him for the sin.read more.
But the he goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make the reconciliation upon him and to send him to Azazel into the wilderness.

Leviticus 16:26

And he that took the he goat to Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his flesh with water and afterward come into the camp.

Isaiah 53:4

Surely he has borne our sicknesses and suffered our pain: and we considered him stricken, smitten of God, and cast down.

Hebrews 9:11-14

But Christ being now come, high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the sanctuary designed for eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh,read more.
how much more shall the blood of the Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from the works of death to serve the living God?

From Thematic Bible


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

Leviticus 16:5

And he shall take of the congregation of the sons of Israel two he goats as the sin and one ram as a burnt offering.

Leviticus 16:7

After that, he shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

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

Leviticus 16:21-22

and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live he goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their rebellions and all their sins, putting them thus upon the head of the he goat and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man prepared for this; and that he goat shall bear upon itself all their iniquities unto an uninhabitable land; and he shall send the he goat into the wilderness.

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

Leviticus 16:26

And he that took the he goat to Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his flesh with water and afterward come into the camp.

Scapegoat » Communicated uncleanness to » The high priest

Leviticus 16:24

Then he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place and put on his garments and come forth after that and make his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make reconciliation for himself and for the people.

Scapegoat » Chosen by lot

Leviticus 16:8

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

Scapegoat » Typical of Christ

Types of Christ » Scapegoat

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil unto the strong because he has poured out his soul unto death, and he was numbered with the rebellious, having born the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Leviticus 16:20-22

And when he has made an end of reconciling the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, he shall cause the live he goat to be brought; and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live he goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their rebellions and all their sins, putting them thus upon the head of the he goat and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man prepared for this; and that he goat shall bear upon itself all their iniquities unto an uninhabitable land; and he shall send the he goat into the wilderness.