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1 "This is what you must do to appoint Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. Take one young bull and two male sheep that have nothing wrong with them. 1 "This is what you are to do to consecrate them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect.
2 Use fine wheat flour without yeast to make bread, cakes mixed with olive oil, and wafers brushed with olive oil. 2 And from fine wheat flour, without yeast, make bread, and cakes mixed with oil, and wafers spread with oil.
3 Put these in one basket, and bring them along with the bull and two male sheep. 3 Put them in a basket and present them in it--along with the bull and the two rams.
4 Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Meeting Tent and wash them with water. 4 Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water.
5 Take the clothes and dress Aaron in the inner robe and the outer robe of the holy vest. Then put on him the holy vest and the chest covering, and tie the holy vest on him with its skillfully woven belt. 5 Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband.
6 Put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban. 6 Put the turban on his head and attach the sacred diadem to the turban.
7 Take the special olive oil and pour it on his head to make him a priest. 7 Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.
8 "Then bring his sons and put the inner robes on them. 8 Bring his sons and dress them in tunics
9 Put the headbands on their heads, and tie cloth belts around their waists. Aaron and his descendants will be priests in Israel, according to a rule that will continue from now on. This is how you will appoint Aaron and his sons as priests. 9 and put headbands on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance. In this way you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
10 "Bring the bull to the front of the Meeting Tent, and Aaron and his sons must put their hands on the bull's head. 10 "Bring the bull to the front of the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.
11 Then kill the bull before the Lord at the entrance to the Meeting Tent. 11 Slaughter it in the LORD's presence at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
12 Use your finger to put some of the bull's blood on the corners of the altar, and then pour the blood that is left at the bottom of the altar. 12 Take some of the bull's blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.
13 Take all the fat that covers the inner organs, as well as the best part of the liver, both kidneys, and the fat around them, and burn them on the altar. 13 Then take all the fat around the inner parts, the covering of the liver, and both kidneys with the fat on them, and burn them on the altar.
14 Take the bull's meat, skin, and intestines, and burn them outside the camp. This is an offering to take away sin. 14 But burn the bull's flesh and its hide and its offal outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
15 "Take one of the male sheep, and have Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 15 "Take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.
16 Kill it, and take its blood and sprinkle it on all four sides of the altar. 16 Slaughter it and take the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides.
17 Then cut it into pieces and wash its inner organs and its legs, putting them with its head and its other pieces. 17 Cut the ram into pieces and wash the inner parts and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces.
18 Burn the whole sheep on the altar; it is a burnt offering made by fire to the Lord. Its smell is pleasing to the Lord. 18 Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the LORD by fire.
19 "Take the other male sheep, and have Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 19 "Take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.
20 Kill it and take some of its blood. Put the blood on the bottom of the right ears of Aaron and his sons and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. Then sprinkle the rest of the blood against all four sides of the altar. 20 Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then sprinkle blood against the altar on all sides.
21 Take some of the blood from the altar, and mix it with the special oil used in appointing priests. Sprinkle this on Aaron and his clothes and on his sons and their clothes. This will show that Aaron and his sons and their clothes are given to my service. 21 And take some of the blood on the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his sons and their garments will be consecrated.
22 "Then take the fat from the male sheep, the fat tail, and the fat that covers the inner organs. In addition, take the best part of the liver, both kidneys, and the fat around them, and the right thigh. (This is the male sheep to be used in appointing priests.) 22 "Take from this ram the fat, the fat tail, the fat around the inner parts, the covering of the liver, both kidneys with the fat on them, and the right thigh. (This is the ram for the ordination.)
23 "Then take the basket of bread that you made without yeast, which you put before the Lord. From it take a loaf of bread, a cake made with olive oil, and a wafer. 23 From the basket of bread made without yeast, which is before the LORD, take a loaf, and a cake made with oil, and a wafer.
24 Put all of these in the hands of Aaron and his sons, and tell them to present them as an offering to the Lord. 24 Put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and wave them before the LORD as a wave offering.
25 Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar with the whole burnt offering. This is an offering made by fire to the Lord; its smell is pleasing to the Lord. 25 Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar along with the burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to the LORD, an offering made to the LORD by fire.
26 Then take the breast of the male sheep used to appoint Aaron as priest, and present it before the Lord as an offering. This part of the animal will be your share. 26 After you take the breast of the ram for Aaron's ordination, wave it before the LORD as a wave offering, and it will be your share.
27 Set aside the breast and the thigh of the sheep that were used to appoint Aaron and his sons as priests. These parts belong to them. 27 "Consecrate those parts of the ordination ram that belong to Aaron and his sons: the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented.
28 They are to be the regular share which the Israelites will always give to Aaron and his sons. It is the gift the Israelites must give to the Lord from their fellowship offerings. 28 This is always to be the regular share from the Israelites for Aaron and his sons. It is the contribution the Israelites are to make to the LORD from their fellowship offerings.
29 "The holy clothes made for Aaron will belong to his descendants so that they can wear these clothes when they are appointed as priests. 29 "Aaron's sacred garments will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.
30 Aaron's son, who will become high priest after Aaron, will come to the Meeting Tent to serve in the Holy Place. He is to wear these clothes for seven days. 30 The son who succeeds him as priest and comes to the Tent of Meeting to minister in the Holy Place is to wear them seven days.
31 "Take the male sheep used to appoint priests and boil its meat in a place that is holy. 31 "Take the ram for the ordination and cook the meat in a sacred place.
32 Then at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, Aaron and his sons must eat the meat of the sheep and the bread that is in the basket. 32 At the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket.
33 They should eat these offerings that were used to remove their sins and to make them holy when they were made priests. But no one else is to eat them, because they are holy things. 33 They are to eat these offerings by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no one else may eat them, because they are sacred.
34 If any of the meat from that sheep or any of the bread is left the next morning, it must be burned. It must not be eaten, because it is holy. 34 And if any of the meat of the ordination ram or any bread is left over till morning, burn it up. It must not be eaten, because it is sacred.
35 "Do all these things that I commanded you to do to Aaron and his sons, and spend seven days appointing them. 35 "Do for Aaron and his sons everything I have commanded you, taking seven days to ordain them.
36 Each day you are to offer a bull to remove the sins of Aaron and his sons so they will be given for service to the Lord. Make the altar ready for service to the Lord, and pour oil on it to make it holy. 36 Sacrifice a bull each day as a sin offering to make atonement. Purify the altar by making atonement for it, and anoint it to consecrate it.
37 Spend seven days making the altar ready for service to God and making it holy. Then the altar will become very holy, and anything that touches it must be holy. 37 For seven days make atonement for the altar and consecrate it. Then the altar will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy.
38 "Every day from now on, offer on the altar two lambs that are one year old. 38 "This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old.
39 Offer one lamb in the morning and the other in the evening before dark. 39 Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight.
40 In the morning, when you offer the first lamb, offer also two quarts of fine flour mixed with one quart of oil from pressed olives. Pour out a quart of wine as a drink offering. 40 With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering.
41 Offer the second lamb in the evening with the same grain offering and drink offering as you did in the morning. This is an offering made by fire to the Lord, and its smell is pleasing to him. 41 Sacrifice the other lamb at twilight with the same grain offering and its drink offering as in the morning--a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the LORD by fire.
42 "You must burn these things as an offering to the Lord every day, from now on, at the entrance of the Meeting Tent before the Lord. When you make the offering, I, the Lord, will meet you there and speak to you. 42 "For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you;
43 I will meet with the people of Israel there, and that place will be holy because of my glory. 43 there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.
44 "So I will make the Meeting Tent and the altar holy; I will also make Aaron and his sons holy so they may serve me as priests. 44 "So I will consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests.
45 I will live with the people of Israel and be their God. 45 Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.
46 And they will know that I am the Lord their God who led them out of Egypt so that I could live with them. I am the Lord their God. 46 They will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.