And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us 1 the message of reconciliation.
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, the grain offering, and the drink offering at festivals, on the new moons and Sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he will provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Israel.
“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
The people did not return to the one who struck them, they did not seek reconciliation 1 with the Lord who commands armies.
and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 1 eternal redemption.
Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Have sex with 1 your father’s concubines whom he left to care for the palace. All Israel will hear that you have made yourself repulsive to your father. Then your followers will be motivated to support you.” 2
Then the priests slaughtered them. They offered their blood as a sin offering on the altar to make atonement for all Israel, because the king had decreed 1 that the burnt sacrifice and sin offering were for all Israel.
and one sheep from each flock of two hundred, from the watered places of Israel, for a grain offering, burnt offering, and peace offering, to make atonement for them, declares the sovereign Lord.
Therefore he had 1 to be made like his brothers and sisters 2 in every respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement 3 for the sins of the people.
and he slaughtered it. 1 Moses then took the blood and put it all around on the horns of the altar with his finger and decontaminated the altar, 2 and he poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar and so consecrated it to make atonement on it. 3
Sometime later, during the wheat harvest, 1 Samson took a young goat as a gift and went to visit his bride. 2 He said to her father, 3 “I want to have sex with my bride in her bedroom!” 4 But her father would not let him enter.
Now Herod 1 was having an angry quarrel 2 with the people of Tyre 3 and Sidon. 4 So they joined together 5 and presented themselves before him. And after convincing 6 Blastus, the king’s personal assistant, 7 to help them, 8 they asked for peace, 9 because their country’s food supply was provided by the king’s country.
God publicly displayed 1 him 2 at his death 3 as the mercy seat 4 accessible through faith. 5 This was to demonstrate 6 his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 7