New International Reader's Version

Leviticus 16

The Day When Sin Is Paid For

1The Lord spoke to Moses after two of Aaron’s sons had died. They were the sons who died when they came near the Lord. The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to your brother Aaron. Tell him not to come into the Most Holy Room just anytime he wants to. Tell him not to come behind the curtain in front of the cover of the ark. The cover is the place where sin is paid for. If he comes behind the curtain, he will die. That is because I appear in the cloud over the cover.

“Aaron must not enter the area of the Most Holy Room without bringing a sacrifice. He must bring a young bull for a sin offering. He must also bring a ram for a burnt offering. He must put on the sacred inner robe made out of linen. He must wear linen underwear next to his body. He must tie the linen belt around him. And he must put the linen turban on his head. Those are sacred clothes. So he must take a bath before he puts them on. The community of Israel must give him two male goats and a ram. The goats are for a sin offering. The ram is for a burnt offering.

“Aaron must offer the bull for his own sin offering. It will pay for his own sin and the sin of his whole family. Then he must take the two goats and bring them to me at the entrance to the tent of meeting. He must cast lots for the two goats. One lot is for me. The other is for the goat that carries the people’s sins away. Aaron must bring the goat chosen for me by lot. He must sacrifice it for a sin offering. 10 But the goat chosen by the other lot must remain alive. First, it must be brought in to me to pay for the people’s sins. Then, it must be sent into the desert as a goat that carries the people’s sins away.

11 “Aaron must bring the bull for his own sin offering. It will pay for his own sin and the sin of his whole family. He must kill the bull for his own sin offering. 12 He must take a shallow cup full of burning coals from the altar in my sight. He must get two handfuls of incense completely ground up. The incense must smell sweet. He must take the cup and the incense behind the curtain. 13 He must put the incense on the fire in my sight. The smoke from the incense will hide the cover of the ark where the tablets of the covenant law are kept. The cover is the place where sin is paid for. Aaron must burn the incense so that he will not die. 14 He must dip his finger in the bull’s blood. He must sprinkle it on the front of the cover of the ark. He must sprinkle some in front of the cover. He must do it seven times.

15 “Then Aaron must kill the goat for the sin offering for the people. He must take its blood behind the curtain. There he must do the same thing with it as he did with the bull’s blood. He must sprinkle it on the cover of the ark. He must also sprinkle some in front of it. 16 That is how he will make the Most Holy Room pure. He must do it because the Israelites are not ‘clean.’ They have not obeyed me. They have also committed other sins. Aaron must do the same for the tent of meeting because it stands in the middle of the camp. And the camp is ‘unclean.’ 17 Aaron will go into the Most Holy Room to pay for the people’s sin. While Aaron is there, no one may be in the tent of meeting. No one may enter the tent until Aaron comes out. He will not come out until he has paid for his own sin and the sin of his whole family. He will not come out until he has also paid for the sin of the whole community of Israel.

18 “Then he will come out to the altar for burnt offerings. It is in front of the tent where the ark of the Lord is. He will make the altar pure and clean. He will take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood. Then he will put the blood on all the horns that stick out from the upper four corners of the altar. 19 He will sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times. He will do it to make the altar pure. He will do it to set it apart from the Israelites. They are ‘unclean.’

20 “Aaron will finish making the Most Holy Room pure and ‘clean.’ He will finish making the tent of meeting and the altar pure. Then he will bring out the live goat. 21 He must place both of his hands on its head. While he does that, he must tell me about all the sins the Israelites have committed. He must tell me about all their evil acts and the times they did not obey me. In that way he puts their sins on the goat’s head. Then he will send the goat away into the desert. The goat will be led away by a man appointed to do it. 22 The goat will carry all their sins on itself to a place where there are no people. And the man will set the goat free in the desert.

23 “Then Aaron must go into the tent of meeting. He must take off the linen clothes he put on before he entered the Most Holy Room. He must leave them there. 24 He must take a bath in the holy area. And he must put on his regular clothes. Then he will come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself. He will also sacrifice the burnt offering for the people. That will pay for his own sin and the people’s sin. 25 He will also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

26 “The man who sets free the goat that carries the people’s sins away must wash his clothes. He must take a bath. After that, he can come back into the camp. 27 The bull and the goat for the sin offerings must be taken outside the camp. Their blood was brought into the Most Holy Room. It paid for sin. The hides, meat and guts of the animals must be burned up. 28 The man who burns them must wash his clothes. He must take a bath. After that, he can come back into the camp.

29 “Here is a law for you that will last for all time to come. On the tenth day of the seventh month you must not eat anything. You must not do any work. It does not matter whether you are Israelites or outsiders. 30 On that day your sin will be paid for. You will be made pure and clean. You will be clean from all your sins in my sight. 31 That day is a sabbath for you. You must rest on it. You must not eat anything on that day. This is a law that will last for all time to come. 32 The high priest must pay for sin. He must make everything pure and clean. He has been anointed and prepared to become the next high priest after his father. He must put on the sacred clothes that are made out of linen. 33 He must make the Most Holy Room, the tent of meeting and the altar pure. And he must pay for the sin of the priests and all the members of the community.

34 “Here is a law for you that will last for all time to come. Once a year you must pay for all the sin of the Israelites.”

So it was done, just as the Lord commanded Moses.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

利未记 16

赎罪日的条例

1亚伦的两个儿子死在耶和华面前以后, 耶和华对摩西说:“告诉你哥哥亚伦,他不可随意进入幔子里面的至圣所,走到约柜上的施恩座前,免得死亡,因为我要在施恩座之上的云彩中显现。 亚伦进入圣所时,要带一只作赎罪祭的公牛犊和一只作燔祭的公绵羊。 他要穿上圣洁的细麻内袍、细麻裤子,束上细麻腰带,戴上细麻礼冠。这些是圣洁的衣物,他必须沐浴后才可穿戴。 他要从以色列会众那里取两只公山羊作赎罪祭、一只公绵羊作燔祭。 亚伦要先献上那头公牛犊作赎罪祭,为自己和全家赎罪。 然后,他要把两只公山羊带到会幕门口,放在耶和华面前, 抽签决定哪只归耶和华、哪只归阿撒泻勒[a] 亚伦要献上那只归耶和华的公山羊作赎罪祭, 10 要将那只归阿撒泻勒的公山羊活着献给耶和华,然后把它放到旷野归阿撒泻勒,用来赎罪。

11 “亚伦要把那只为他作赎罪祭的公牛犊牵来宰杀,为自己和全家赎罪, 12 然后拿一个香炉,盛满从耶和华面前的祭坛上取的火炭,再拿两把磨细的香带进幔子里。 13 他要在耶和华面前烧香,使香的烟笼罩约柜上的施恩座,免得他死亡。 14 他要取一些牛血,用手指弹洒在施恩座的东面,也要在施恩座前用手指弹洒七次。 15 然后,亚伦要出去宰杀那只为民众作赎罪祭的公山羊,把羊血带进幔子里,像洒牛血一样洒在施恩座的上面和前面。 16 因以色列人的污秽、叛逆和罪恶,他要这样为至圣所赎罪。他也要同样为会幕赎罪,因为会幕座落在以色列人中间,处在他们的污秽中。 17 从他进入圣所为自己全家和以色列全体会众赎罪开始,直到他赎完罪出来为止,任何人都不可待在会幕里。 18 之后,他要来到耶和华面前的祭坛那里,为祭坛赎罪。他要取一些牛血和羊血,抹在祭坛的四角上, 19 用手指向祭坛洒血七次,除掉以色列人的污秽,使祭坛圣洁。

20 “他为至圣所、会幕和祭坛赎罪后,要牵来那只活山羊, 21 把双手放在羊头上,承认以色列人的过犯、叛逆和罪恶,将这一切罪归到公山羊的头上,然后派人把它送到旷野。 22 这只公山羊担当他们的一切罪,将这一切罪带到荒无人烟的地方。

23 “亚伦要走进会幕,脱下他进至圣所时穿的细麻衣服,放在会幕里。 24 他要在圣洁之处沐浴,穿上平时的衣服出去为自己和民众献燔祭,为自己和民众赎罪。 25 他要将赎罪祭牲的脂肪焚烧在坛上。 26 把羊送交阿撒泻勒的人要洗衣、沐浴,然后才可回到营里。 27 作赎罪祭的公牛和公山羊的血被带进圣所用来赎罪,要把公牛和公山羊带到营外,用火焚烧它们的皮、肉和粪。 28 负责焚烧的人要洗衣、沐浴,然后才可回到营里。

29 “每年七月十日,不论是你们,还是寄居在你们中间的外族人,都要禁食,停止所有工作。这是你们要永远遵守的律例。 30 因为在这一天要为你们赎罪,使你们在耶和华面前洁净。 31 这天是你们的安息日,你们要禁食。这是一条永远不变的律例。 32 那受膏、承受圣职、替代父亲做大祭司的要献祭赎罪。他要穿上圣洁的细麻衣, 33 为至圣所、会幕和祭坛赎罪,也要为祭司和全体会众赎罪。 34 这是你们要永远遵守的律例——每年一次为以色列人赎罪。”

于是,摩西遵行了耶和华的吩咐。

Notas al pie

  1. 16:8 阿撒泻勒”是希伯来文的音译,意义不确定。