"Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests--Aaron and Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abi'hu, Elea'zar and Ith'amar.
And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.
And you shall speak to all who have ability, whom I have endowed with an able mind, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.
These are the garments which they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a coat of checker work, a turban, and a girdle; they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to serve me as priests.
"They shall receive gold, blue and purple and scarlet stuff, and fine twined linen.
And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet stuff, and of fine twined linen, skilfully worked.
It shall have two shoulder-pieces attached to its two edges, that it may be joined together.
And the skilfully woven band upon it, to gird it on, shall be of the same workmanship and materials, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet stuff, and fine twined linen.
And you shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, in the order of their birth.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)