And cause Aaron, thy brother, to come unto thee with his sons, from among the sons of Israel, that they may be my priests, even
Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron, thy brother, for honour and for beauty.
And thou shalt speak unto all that are
wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the Spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to sanctify him, that he may be my priest.
And these are
the garments which they shall make: the pectoral, the ephod, the robe, the broidered coat, the mitre, and the girdle. Therefore let them make the holy garments for Aaron, thy brother, and his sons, that they may be my priests.
And they shall take gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine linen,
and they shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
It shall have its two shoulderpieces joined at the two edges thereof, and so
it shall be joined together.
And the special girdle of the ephod, which shall be
over it, shall be of its same workmanship, of the same materials
: of gold, blue, purple, scarlet and fine twined linen.
And thou shalt take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:
Six of their names on one stone and the other
six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
With the work of an engraver in stone, like
the engravings of a seal, shalt thou engrave those two stones with the names of the sons of Israel; thou shalt make them to be set in settings of gold.
And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for
stones of memorial unto the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
And thou shalt make the settings of
and two small chains of
pure gold; of
wreathen work shalt thou make them and fasten the wreathen chains to the settings.
And in the same manner thou shalt make the pectoral of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it, of
gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and of
fine twined linen.
It shall be square and double; a span shall be
the length thereof, and a span shall be
the breadth thereof.
And thou shalt fill it with four rows of stones; The order shall be
a ruby, an emerald, and a chrysolite; this shall be
the first order.
And the second order shall be
a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a diamond.
And the third order, a topaz, a turquoise, and an amethyst.
And the fourth row a tarshish (or beryl)
and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
And those stones shall be in agreement with the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, in agreement with their names; each one in agreement with his name like the engravings of a seal; they shall be according to the twelve tribes.
And thou shalt also make upon the pectoral small chains of
wreathen work of
And thou shalt make upon the pectoral two rings of gold and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the pectoral.
And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains
of gold in the two rings which are
on the ends of the pectoral.
And the other
two ends of the two wreathen chains
thou shalt fasten in the two settings and put them
on the shoulderpieces of the ephod on the front of it.
Thou shalt also make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the pectoral in the border thereof, which is
in the side of the ephod inward.
Likewise two other
rings of gold thou shalt make and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the front part thereof, over against the other
coupling thereof, above the special girdle of the ephod.
And they shall bind the pectoral by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it
may be above the special girdle of the ephod and that the pectoral not be loosed from the ephod.
And Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel in the pectoral of judgment upon his heart when he goes in unto the sanctuary for a memorial before the LORD continually.
And thou shalt put in the pectoral of judgment Urim and Thummim, that they shall be upon Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the LORD; and Aaron shall always bear the judgment of the sons of Israel upon his heart before the LORD.
And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of
And it shall have the collar of his head in the midst thereof, which shall have a binding of woven work round about it, as the collar of a habergeon, that it not be rent.
upon the hem of it, thou shalt make pomegranates of
blue and of
purple and of
scarlet round about the hem thereof and bells of gold between them round about.
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate upon the hem of the robe round about.
And it shall be upon Aaron to minister, and his sound shall be heard when he goes in unto the sanctuary before the LORD and when he comes out, that he not die.
Thou shalt also make an open flower of
pure gold and engrave upon it the engravings of a seal, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD.
And thou shalt put it on with a blue lace that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the sons of Israel shall sanctify in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead that they may find grace before the LORD.
And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of
fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of
And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats; thou shalt also make girdles for them, and tiaras shalt thou make for them, for honour and for beauty.
And with these thou shalt clothe Aaron, thy brother, and his sons with him and shalt anoint them and fill their hands and sanctify them that they may be my priests.
And thou shalt make them linen underwear to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the loins even unto the thighs;
And they shall be upon Aaron and upon his sons when they enter into the tabernacle of the testimony or when they come near unto the altar to serve in the sanctuary that they not bear iniquity and die: This shall be
a perpetual statute unto him and his seed after him.