1'From among the Israelites, summon your brother Aaron and his sons to be priests in my service:Aaron and Aaron's sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2For your brother Aaron you wil make sacred vestments to give dignity and magnificence. 3You will instruct al the skilled men, whom I have endowed with skil , to make Aaron's vestments for hisconsecration to my priesthood. 4These are the vestments which they must make: a pectoral, an ephod, a robe, an embroidered tunic, aturban and a belt. They must make sacred vestments for your brother Aaron and his sons, for them to be priestsin my service. 5They wil use gold and violet material, red-purple and crimson, and finely woven linen. 6'They wil make the ephod of finely woven linen embroidered with gold, violet-purple, red-purple andcrimson. 7It wil have two shoulder-straps joined to it; it will be joined to them by its two edges. 8The waistband on the ephod to hold it in position must be of the same workmanship and be of a piecewith it: of gold, violet-purple, red-purple and crimson materials and finely woven linen. 9You will then take two cornelians and engrave them with the names of the sons of Israel, 10six of their names on one stone, the remaining six names on the other, in the order of their birth. 11By the stone-carver's art -- seal engraving -- you wil engrave the two stones with the names of thesons of Israel. You will have them mounted in gold settings 12and wil put the two stones on the shoulder-straps of the ephod, to commemorate the sons of Israel.In this way Aaron will bear their names on his two shoulders, before Yahweh, as a reminder. 13You wil also make golden rosettes, 14and two chains of pure gold twisted like cord, and wil attach the cord-like chains to the rosettes. 15'You wil make the breastplate of judgement of the same embroidered work as the ephod; you wilmake it of gold, violet-purple, red-purple and crimson materials and finely woven linen. 16It must be square and doubled over, a span in length and a span in width. 17In it you wil set four rows of stones: a sard, topaz and emerald for the first row; 18for the second row, a garnet, sapphire and diamond; 19for the third row, a hyacinth, a ruby and an amethyst; 20and for the fourth row, a beryl, a cornelian and a jasper. These must be mounted in gold settings. 21The stones wil correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve like their names, engraved likeseals, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 22For the breastplate you wil make chains of pure gold twisted like cords, 23and on the breastplate you wil make two gold rings, putting the two rings on the two outside edges ofthe breastplate 24and fastening the two gold cords to the two rings on the outside edges of the breastplate. 25The other two ends of the cords you wil fasten to the two rosettes, putting these on the shoulder-straps of the ephod, on the front. 26You wil also make two gold rings and put them on the two edges of the breastplate, on the innerside, against the ephod; 27and you wil make two gold rings and put them low down on the front of the two shoulder-pieces ofthe ephod, close to the join, above the waistband of the ephod. 28The breastplate wil be secured by a violet-purple cord passed through its rings and those of theephod, so that the breastplate wil sit above the waistband and not come apart from the ephod. 29Thus Aaron wil bear the names of the sons of Israel on the breastplate of judgement, on his heart,when he enters the sanctuary, as a reminder, before Yahweh, always. 30To the breastplate of judgement you will add the urim and the thummim, and these wil be on Aaron'sheart when he goes into Yahweh's presence, and Aaron will bear the Israelites' judgement on his heart, inYahweh's presence, always. 31'You wil make the robe of the ephod entirely of violet-purple. 32In the centre it will have an opening for the head, the opening to have round it a border woven likethe neck of a coat of mail, so that it wil not get torn. 33On its lower hem, you wil make pomegranates of violet-purple, red-purple and crimson, and finelywoven linen al round the hem, with golden bel s between them al round: 34a golden bell and then a pomegranate, alternately, al round the lower hem of the robe. 35Aaron must wear it when he officiates, and the tinkling will be heard when he goes into the sanctuaryinto Yahweh's presence, or leaves it, and so he wil not incur death. 36'You wil make a flower of pure gold and on it, as you would engrave a seal, you wil engrave,"Consecrated to Yahweh". 37You wil put it on a violet-purple cord; it wil go on the turban; the front of the turban is the place whereit must go. 38This wil go on Aaron's brow, and Aaron will thus take on himself the short-comings in the holy thingsconsecrated by the Israelites, in all their holy offerings. It wil be on his brow permanently, to make themacceptable to Yahweh. 39The tunic you wil weave of fine linen, and make a turban of fine linen, and an embroideredwaistband. 40'For the sons of Aaron you will make tunics and waistbands. You wil also make them head-dressesto give dignity and magnificence. 41You wil dress your brother Aaron and his sons in these; you wil then anoint them, invest them andconsecrate them to serve me in the priesthood. 42You wil also make them linen breeches reaching from waist to thigh, to cover their bare flesh. 43Aaron and his sons wil wear these when they go into the Tent of Meeting and when they approachthe altar to serve in the sanctuary, as a precaution against incurring mortal guilt. This is a perpetual decree forAaron and for his descendants after him.'
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