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Exodus 28:6-43 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 "The ephod must be made of fine linen cloth and skillfully embroidered with gold thread and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 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 It will consist of two pieces, front and back, joined at the shoulders with two shoulder-pieces. 7 It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened.
8 And the sash will be made of the same materials: fine linen cloth embroidered with gold thread and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 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 Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel. 9 "Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel
10 Six names will be on each stone, naming all the tribes in the order of their ancestors' births. 10 in the order of their birth--six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other.
11 Engrave these names in the same way a gemcutter engraves a seal. Mount the stones in gold settings. 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 as memorial stones for the people of Israel. Aaron will carry these names before the LORD as a constant reminder. 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 The settings are to be made of gold filigree, 13 Make gold filigree settings
14 and two cords made of pure gold will be attached to the settings on the shoulders of the ephod." 14 and two braided chains of pure gold, like a rope, and attach the chains to the settings.
15 "Then, with the most careful workmanship, make a chestpiece that will be used to determine God's will. Use the same materials as you did for the ephod: fine linen cloth embroidered with gold thread and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 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 This chestpiece will be made of two folds of cloth, forming a pouch nine inches square. 16 It is to be square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double.
17 Four rows of gemstones will be attached to it. The first row will contain a red carnelian, a chrysolite, and an 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 The second row will contain a turquoise, a sapphire, and a white moonstone. 18 in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald;
19 The third row will contain a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. 19 in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
20 The fourth row will contain a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. All these stones will be set in gold. 20 in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings.
21 Each stone will represent one of the tribes of Israel, and the name of that tribe will be engraved on it as though it were a seal." 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 "To attach the chestpiece to the ephod, make braided cords of pure gold. 22 "For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.
23 Then make two gold rings and attach them to the top corners of the chestpiece. 23 Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece.
24 The two gold cords will go through the rings on the chestpiece, 24 Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,
25 and the ends of the cords will be tied to the gold settings on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod. 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 more gold rings, and attach them to the two lower inside corners of the chestpiece next to 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 And make two more gold rings and attach them to the ephod near the sash. 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 Then attach the bottom rings of the chestpiece to the rings on the ephod with blue cords. This will hold the chestpiece securely to the ephod above the beautiful sash. 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 In this way, Aaron will carry the names of the tribes of Israel on the chestpiece over his heart when he goes into the presence of the LORD in the Holy Place. Thus, the LORD will be reminded of his people continually. 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 Insert into the pocket of the chestpiece the Urim and Thummim, to be carried over Aaron's heart when he goes into the LORD's presence. Thus, Aaron will always carry the objects used to determine the LORD's will for his people whenever he goes in before the LORD." 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 of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, 31 "Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth,
32 with an opening for Aaron's head in the middle of it. The opening will be reinforced by a woven collar so it will not 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 Make pomegranates out of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attach them to the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. 33 Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them.
34 The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all the way around the hem. 34 The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe.
35 Aaron will wear this robe whenever he enters the Holy Place to minister to the LORD, and the bells will tinkle as he goes in and out of the LORD's presence. If he wears it, he will not die." 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 "Next make a medallion of pure gold. Using the techniques of an engraver, inscribe it with these words: SET APART AS HOLY TO THE LORD. 36 "Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: holy to the LORD.
37 This medallion will be attached to the front of Aaron's turban by means of a blue cord. 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban.
38 Aaron will wear it on his forehead, thus bearing the guilt connected with any errors regarding the sacred offerings of the people of Israel. He must always wear it so the LORD will accept the people." 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 Aaron's patterned tunic from fine linen cloth. Fashion the turban out of this linen as well. Also make him an embroidered sash." 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 "Then for Aaron's sons, make tunics, sashes, and headdresses to give them dignity and respect. 40 Make tunics, sashes and headbands for Aaron's sons, to give them dignity and honor.
41 Clothe Aaron and his sons with these garments, and then anoint and ordain them. Set them apart as holy so they can serve as my 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 Also make linen underclothes for them, to be worn next to their bodies, reaching from waist to thigh. 42 "Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh.
43 These must be worn whenever Aaron and his sons enter the Tabernacle or approach the altar in the Holy Place to perform their duties. Thus they will not incur guilt and die. This law is permanent for Aaron and his 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.