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Exodus 28

MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 2 Make sacred vestments for your brother Aaron to symbolize glory and beauty. NIV 2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron, to give him dignity and honor. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 5 They will need gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine linen. The Ephod NIV 5 Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen. MSG 6 "Have the Ephod made from gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine twisted linen by a skilled craftsman. NIV 6 "Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen--the work of a skilled craftsman. MSG 7 Give it two shoulder pieces at two of the corners so it can be fastened. NIV 7 It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 9 Next take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them in the order of their birth, NIV 9 "Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel MSG 10 six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. NIV 10 in the order of their birth--six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. MSG 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. NIV 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 MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 13 Make the settings of gold filigree. NIV 13 Make gold filigree settings MSG 14 Make two chains of pure gold and braid them like cords, then attach the corded chains to the settings. The Breastpiece NIV 14 and two braided chains of pure gold, like a rope, and attach the chains to the settings. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 16 Make it nine inches square and folded double. NIV 16 It is to be square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double. MSG 17 Mount four rows of precious gemstones on it. First row: carnelian, topaz, emerald. NIV 17 Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz and a beryl; MSG 18 Second row: ruby, sapphire, crystal. NIV 18 in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald; MSG 19 Third row: jacinth, agate, amethyst. NIV 19 in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; MSG 20 Fourth row: beryl, onyx, jasper. NIV 20 in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 22 "Then make braided chains of pure gold for the Breastpiece, like cords. NIV 22 "For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope. MSG 23 Make two rings of gold for the Breastpiece and fasten them to the two ends. NIV 23 Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece. MSG 24 Fasten the two golden cords to the rings at the ends of the Breastpiece. NIV 24 Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece, MSG 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. NIV 25 and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front. MSG 26 Then make two rings of gold and fasten them to the two ends of the Breastpiece on its inside edge facing the Ephod. NIV 26 Make two gold rings and attach them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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 NIV 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. MSG 31 "Make the robe for the Ephod entirely of blue, NIV 31 "Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, MSG 32 with an opening for the head at the center and a hem on the edge so that it won't tear. NIV 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. MSG 33 For the edge of the skirts make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet material all around and alternate them with bells of gold NIV 33 Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. MSG 34 - gold bell and pomegranate, gold bell and pomegranate - all around the hem of the robe. NIV 34 The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe. MSG 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 NIV 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. MSG 36 "Make a plate of pure gold. Engrave on it as on a seal: 'Holy to God.' NIV 36 "Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: holy to the LORD. MSG 37 Tie it with a blue cord to the front of the turban. NIV 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen. Make the turban of fine linen. The sash will be the work of an embroiderer. NIV 39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer. MSG 40 Make tunics, sashes, and hats for Aaron's sons to express glory and beauty. NIV 40 Make tunics, sashes and headbands for Aaron's sons, to give them dignity and honor. MSG 41 Dress your brother Aaron and his sons in them. Anoint, ordain, and consecrate them to serve me as priests. NIV 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. MSG 42 "Make linen underwear to cover their nakedness from waist to thigh. NIV 42 "Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh. MSG 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. NIV 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.