Leviticus 8:9

9 Then he placed the turban on Aaron’s head and set the gold plate, the sacred emblem, on the front of it, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.
ESV
9 And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD commanded Moses.
NLT
9 He placed the turban on Aaron’s head and attached the gold medallion—the badge of holiness—to the front of the turban, just as the LORD had commanded him.
MSG
9 He placed the turban on his head with the gold plate fixed to the front of it, the holy crown, just as God had commanded Moses.
CSB
9 He also put the turban on his head and placed the plate of gold, the holy diadem, on the front of the turban, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:9 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 8:9

And he put the mitre upon his head
Which was made of fine linen, and was a wrap of that of a considerable length about his head, ( Exodus 28:39 )

also upon the mitre, [even] upon his forefront, did he put the
golden plate;
which was put upon the forehead of the high priest, reaching from ear to ear, and was fastened to the mitre with a blue lace, and had on it this inscription, "holiness to the Lord": ( Exodus 28:36 Exodus 28:37 ) and is here therefore called

the holy crown:
denoting both the sanctity and the dignity of the high priest, and typical of Christ, who is holiness itself, and to his people, and is now crowned with glory and honour, being a priest upon the throne: hence the Jews F21 speak of the crown of the law, and of the crown of the kingdom, and of the crown of the priesthood: and this, as all the rest, was done

as the Lord commanded Moses;
all these were made according to the divine order, and were put on in the manner and form he directed him; of the mystery of the mitre and the crown, (See Gill on Exodus 28:39) (See Gill on Exodus 28:36) (See Gill on Exodus 28:37).


FOOTNOTES:

F21 Pirke Abot, c. 4. sect. 13.

Leviticus 8:9 In-Context

7 He put the tunic on Aaron, tied the sash around him, clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him. He also fastened the ephod with a decorative waistband, which he tied around him.
8 He placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece.
9 Then he placed the turban on Aaron’s head and set the gold plate, the sacred emblem, on the front of it, as the LORD commanded Moses.
10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them.
11 He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 39:28
  • 2. S Exodus 28:36
  • 3. S Exodus 28:2; Leviticus 21:10