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1 "Get your brother Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites to serve me as priests: Aaron and his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar. 1 "Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests.
2 Make sacred vestments for your brother Aaron to symbolize glory and beauty. 2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron, to give him dignity and honor.
3 Consult with the skilled craftsmen, those whom I have gifted in this work, and arrange for them to make Aaron's vestments, to set him apart as holy, to act as priest for me. 3 Tell all the skilled men to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.
4 These are the articles of clothing they are to make: Breastpiece, Ephod, robe, woven tunic, turban, sash. They are making holy vestments for your brother Aaron and his sons as they work as priests for me. 4 These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests.
5 They will need gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine linen. The Ephod 5 Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
6 "Have the Ephod made from gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine twisted linen by a skilled craftsman. 6 "Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of a skilled craftsman.
7 Give it two shoulder pieces at two of the corners so it can be fastened. 7 It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened.
8 The decorated band on it is to be just like it and of one piece with it: made of gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and of fine twisted linen. 8 Its skillfully woven waistband 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.
9 Next take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them in the order of their birth, 9 "Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel
10 six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. 10 in the order of their birth--six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other.
11 Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a jeweler engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in settings of filigreed gold. 11 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
12 Fasten the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the Ephod - they are memorial stones for the Israelites. Aaron will wear these names on his shoulders as a memorial before God. 12 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 shoulders as a memorial before the LORD.
13 Make the settings of gold filigree. 13 Make gold filigree settings
14 Make two chains of pure gold and braid them like cords, then attach the corded chains to the settings. The Breastpiece 14 and two braided chains of pure gold, like a rope, and attach the chains to the settings.
15 "Now make a Breastpiece of Judgment, using skilled craftsmen, the same as with the Ephod. Use gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine twisted linen. 15 "Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of a skilled craftsman. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
16 Make it nine inches square and folded double. 16 It is to be square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double.
17 Mount four rows of precious gemstones on it. First row: carnelian, topaz, emerald. 17 Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz and a beryl;
18 Second row: ruby, sapphire, crystal. 18 in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald;
19 Third row: jacinth, agate, amethyst. 19 in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
20 Fourth row: beryl, onyx, jasper. 20 in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings.
21 The twelve stones correspond to the names of the Israelites, with twelve names engraved, one on each, as on a seal for the twelve tribes. 21 There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
22 "Then make braided chains of pure gold for the Breastpiece, like cords. 22 "For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.
23 Make two rings of gold for the Breastpiece and fasten them to the two ends. 23 Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece.
24 Fasten the two golden cords to the rings at the ends of the Breastpiece. 24 Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,
25 Then fasten the other ends of the two cords to the two settings of filigree, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the Ephod in front. 25 and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front.
26 Then make two rings of gold and fasten them to the two ends of the Breastpiece on its inside edge facing the Ephod. 26 Make two gold rings and attach them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod.
27 Then make two more rings of gold and fasten them in the front of the Ephod to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces, near the seam above the decorated band. 27 Make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod.
28 Fasten the Breastpiece in place by running a cord of blue through its rings to the rings of the Ephod so that it rests secure on the decorated band of the Ephod and won't come loose. 28 The rings of the breastpiece are to be tied to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband, so that the breastpiece will not swing out from the ephod.
29 "Aaron will regularly carry the names of the sons of Israel on the Breastpiece of Judgment over his heart as he enters the Sanctuary into the presence of God for remembrance. 29 "Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD.
30 Place the Urim and Thummim in the Breastpiece of Judgment. They will be over Aaron's heart when he enters the presence of God. In this way Aaron will regularly carry the Breastpiece of Judgment into the presence of God. The Robe 30 Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD.
31 "Make the robe for the Ephod entirely of blue, 31 "Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth,
32 with an opening for the head at the center and a hem on the edge so that it won't tear. 32 with an opening for the head in its center. There shall be a woven edge like a collar around this opening, so that it will not tear.
33 For the edge of the skirts make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet material all around and alternate them with bells of gold 33 Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them.
34 - gold bell and pomegranate, gold bell and pomegranate - all around the hem of the robe. 34 The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe.
35 Aaron has to wear it when he does his priestly work. The bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place and comes into the presence of God, and again when he comes out so that he won't die. The Turban, Tunic, Underwear 35 Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he will not die.
36 "Make a plate of pure gold. Engrave on it as on a seal: 'Holy to God.' 36 "Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: holy to the LORD.
37 Tie it with a blue cord to the front of the turban. 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban.
38 It is to rest there on Aaron's forehead. He'll take on any guilt involved in the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate, no matter what they bring. It will always be on Aaron's forehead so that the offerings will be acceptable before God. 38 It will be on Aaron's forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts may be. It will be on Aaron's forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the LORD.
39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen. Make the turban of fine linen. The sash will be the work of an embroiderer. 39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer.
40 Make tunics, sashes, and hats for Aaron's sons to express glory and beauty. 40 Make tunics, sashes and headbands for Aaron's sons, to give them dignity and honor.
41 Dress your brother Aaron and his sons in them. Anoint, ordain, and consecrate them to serve me as priests. 41 After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
42 "Make linen underwear to cover their nakedness from waist to thigh. 42 "Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh.
43 Aaron and his sons must wear it whenever they enter the Tent of Meeting or approach the Altar to minister in the Holy Place so that they won't incur guilt and die. This is a permanent rule for Aaron and all his priest-descendants. 43 Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the Tent of Meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die. "This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants.