The Lord God said to Moses: 27
The tenth day of the seventh month is the Great Day of Forgiveness. It is a solemn day of worship; everyone must go without eating to show sorrow for their sins, and sacrifices must be burned. 28
No one is to work on that day—it is the Great Day of Forgiveness, when sacrifices will be offered to me, so that I will forgive your sins. 29
I will destroy anyone who refuses to go without eating. 30-31
None of my people are ever to do any work on that day—not now or in the future. And I will wipe out those who do! 32
This is a time of complete rest just like the Sabbath, and everyone must go without eating from the evening of the ninth to the evening of the tenth.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.