Scapegoat

Another popular saying found in the Bible:

Leviticus 16:10, 20-22 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness… 20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

A scapegoat is someone whom we blame for our transgressions. This scapegoat carried the transgressions of Israel. The Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate scapegoat; he bore all our sins so that we could have forgiveness.

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