Deliver me from all my sins of rebellion! Do not make me the object of fools’ insults!
As for that prophet or dreamer, 1 he must be executed because he encouraged rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, redeeming you from that place of slavery, and because he has tried to entice you from the way the Lord your God has commanded you to go. In this way you must purge out evil from within. 2
keeping loyal love for thousands, 1 forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression 2 of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”
So 1 he is to make atonement for the holy place from the impurities of the Israelites and from their transgressions with regard to all their sins, 2 and thus he is to do for the Meeting Tent which resides with them in the midst of their impurities.
‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in loyal love, 1 forgiving iniquity and transgression, 2 but by no means clearing 3 the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children until the third and fourth generations.’ 4
Look, my father, and see the edge of your robe in my hand! When I cut off the edge of your robe, I didn’t kill you. So realize and understand that I am not planning 1 evil or rebellion. Even though I have not sinned against you, you are waiting in ambush to take my life.
They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 1 But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 2 You did not abandon them,
Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers. 1
They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, 1 and suffered because of their sins.
Take heed because of him, and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for my name 1 is in him.
Throw away all your sins you have committed and fashion yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! 1 Why should you die, O house of Israel?
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
Then I heard a holy one 1 speaking. Another holy one said to the one who was speaking, “To what period of time does the vision pertain – this vision concerning the daily sacrifice and the destructive act of rebellion and the giving over of both the sanctuary and army to be trampled?”
“Seventy weeks 1 have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to 2 rebellion, to bring sin 3 to completion, 4 to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual 5 righteousness, to seal up 6 the prophetic vision, 7 and to anoint a most holy place. 8