16:21 Aaron is to lay his two hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins, 1 and thus he is to put them 2 on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready. 3
1 tn Heb “transgressions to all their sins.”
2 tn Heb “and he shall give them.”
3 tn The meaning of the Hebrew term עִתִּי (’itti) is uncertain. It is apparently related to עֵת (’et, “time”), and could perhaps mean either that he has been properly “appointed” (i.e., designated) for the task (e.g., NIV and NRSV) or “ready” (e.g., NASB and NEB).