The priesthood established
28:1 And take you unto ya'll Aaron your brother, and his sons with him,
from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me
in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar
and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
28:2 And you will make holy garments for Aaron your brother
for glory and for beauty.
28:3 And you will speak unto all [that are] wise hearted,
whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make
Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me
in the priest's office.
28:4 And these [are] the garments which they shall make ; a
breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a
mitre, and a girdle and they shall make holy garments for Aaron
your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the
28:5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine linen.
28:6 And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue, and
[of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning
28:7 It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at
the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be joined together.
28:8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which [is] upon
it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; [even
of] gold, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
28:9 And you will take two onyx stones, and grave on them
the names of the children of Israel
28:10 Six of their names on one stone, and [the other] six
names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, [like] the
engravings of a signet, will you engrave the two stones with
the names of the children of Israel you will make them to be
set in ouches of gold.
28:12 And you will put the two stones upon the shoulders of
the ephod [for] stones of memorial unto the children of Israel
and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two
shoulders for a memorial.
28:13 And you will make ouches [of] gold ;
28:14 And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends ; [of]
wreathen work will you make them, and fasten the wreathen
chains to the ouches.
The breastplate of twelve precious stones
28:15 And you will make the breastplate of judgment with
cunning work ; after the work of the ephod you will make it;
[of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, and [of]
fine twined linen, will you make it.
28:16 Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled ; a span [shall
be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the width
28:17 And you will set in it settings of stones, [even]
four rows of stones [the first] row [shall be] a sardius, a
topaz, and a carbuncle [this shall be] the first row.
28:18 And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a sapphire,
and a diamond.
28:19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper
they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
28:21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children
of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the
engravings of a signet ; every one with his name shall they be
according to the twelve tribes.
28:22 And you will make upon the breastplate chains at the
ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold.
28:23 And you will make upon the breastplate two rings of
gold, and will put the two rings on the two ends of the
breastplate. 28:24 And you will put the two wreathen [chains ] of gold
in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the breastplate.
28:25 And [the other] two ends of the two wreathen [chains]
you will fasten in the two ouches, and put [them] on the
shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.
28:26 And you will make two rings of gold, and you will
put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border
thereof, which [is] in the side of the ephod inward.
28:27 And two [other] rings of gold you will make, and
will put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward
the forepart thereof, over against the [other] coupling thereof,
above the curious girdle of the ephod.
28:28 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings
thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that
[it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the
breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
28:29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of
Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he
goes in unto the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD
28:30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the
Urim and the Thummim ; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when
he goes in before the LORD and Aaron shall bear the judgment of
the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD
The sacred vestments
28:31 And you will make the robe of the ephod all [of]
28:32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the
midst thereof it shall have a binding of woven work round about
the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be
28:33 And [beneath] upon the hem of it you will make
pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, round
about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about
28:34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a
pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
28:35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister and his sound
shall be heard when he goes in unto the holy [place] before the
LORD, and when he comes out, that he die not.
28:36 And you will make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave
upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
28:37 And you will put it on a blue lace, that it may be
upon the mitre ; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
28:38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may
bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of
Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts ; and it shall be
always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the
28:39 And you will embroider the coat of fine linen, and
you will make the mitre [of] fine linen, and you will make
the girdle [of] needlework.
28:40 And for Aaron's sons you will make coats, and you
will make for them girdles, and bonnets will you make for
them, for glory and for beauty.
28:41 And you will put them upon Aaron your brother, and his
sons with him; and will anoint them, and consecrate them, and
sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's
28:42 And you will make them linen breeches to cover their
nakedness ; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach
28:43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when
they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when
they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy [place];
that they bear not iniquity, and die [it shall be] a statute for
ever unto him and his seed after him.
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19 || Chapter 20
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24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
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39 || Chapter 40