Scriptures for Yom Kippur

Scriptures for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur begins on the night of the 10th day of the seventh new moon. It is the second Fall High Holiday. This is a day to afflict our souls by doing no work at all, a day where, under the Levitical priesthood, was the only day the high priest could go into the Holy of Holies and make atonement for the sins of the people, but with the change in the priesthood, our sins are completely atoned for in Jesus.

Here are some scriptures that we can meditate on during this holy sabbath day.

Exodus 30: 10 – Atonement for sins occurred once a year on this day.

Leviticus 16: 1 – 34 – The process the priests would go through in order to make atonement for sins.

Leviticus 23: 26 – 32 – Instructions for the Day of Atonement.

Numbers 29: 7 – 11 – Command for Yom Kippur and the sacrifices to bring.

Isaiah 53 – The prophet Isaiah prophesied about the death of Jesus.

Isaiah 57: 14 – 21 – Elohim will restore and be near to the broken-hearted.

Hosea 14  – Return back to the Lord.

Joel 2: 12 -18 – The Lord is merciful and compassionate and will forgive those who ask.

Acts 27: 9 – A mention of the apostle Paul and other believers observing the Day of Atonement also referred to as “the fast”.

Romans 5: 8 – 11 – We have been declared righteous through the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 9 – Explains the process of atonement for sin under the old and the renewed covenants.

 Hebrews 10 – Jesus is one and only atonement for our sins.

1 Peter 2: 24 – Jesus bore our sins on the cross.

1 John 1 – 2: 6 – We must follow the Lord in spirit and truth.

Goat on a rocky hill, a symbol of the Day of Atonement. - byZipporah Blog
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All Old Testament scriptures are from the Septuagint and all New Testament Scriptures are from The Scriptures 2009 translations unless otherwise stated.

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