"Make the ephod1 of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of a skilled craftsman.
It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened.
Its skillfully woven waistband2 is to be like it--of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen.
"Take two onyx stones and engrave3 on them the names of the sons of Israel
in the order of their birth--six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other.
Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in gold filigree settings
and fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders4 as a memorial5 before the LORD.