The Priests Begin Their Ministry

1 On the eighth day Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.
2 He said to Aaron, “Take a bull calf for your sin offeringa and a ram for your burnt offering, both without defect, and present them before the LORD.
3 Then say to the Israelites: ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, a calf and a lamb—both a year old and without defect—for a burnt offering,
4 and an oxb and a ram for a fellowship offering to sacrifice before the LORD, together with a grain offering mixed with olive oil. For today the LORD will appear to you.’ ”
5 They took the things Moses commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the entire assembly came near and stood before the LORD.
6 Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the LORD may appear to you.”
7 Moses said to Aaron, “Come to the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and the people; sacrifice the offering that is for the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD has commanded.”
8 So Aaron came to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for himself.