Exodus 28:37

37 Tie it with a blue cord to the front of the turban.

Exodus 28:37 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 28:37

And thou shalt put it on a blue lace
The plate of gold:

that it may be upon the mitre;
either the plate or the lace; the lace is the nearest antecedent, but it seems by what follows it should be the plate:

upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be;
the plate of gold; the mitre was of linen, a wrap of linen about the head, and was like a turban on it, in the top of it; it did not come down low upon the forehead, but left that bare for this plate of gold to be put upon it. Jarchi seems to understand all this of the lace, by comparing it with the following verse, and ( Exodus 39:31 ) as if the plate was represented as in the lace, and the lace upon the plate and upon the mitre above; all which he thinks is to be reconciled by observing, that the plate had three holes, and in every hole was a blue lace, and each lace was divided into two parts, so that there were six in all, two laces at each end of the plate, and two in the middle, by which they were fastened upon the top of the mitre, by which it was kept from falling off; and of this middle lace, he thinks, the text is to be understood. The Targum of Jonathan observes, that this plate was put on a blue lace, to make atonement for the impudent.

Exodus 28:37 In-Context

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
36 "Make a plate of pure gold. Engrave on it as on a seal: 'Holy to God.'
37 Tie it with a blue cord to the front of the turban.
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.
39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen. Make the turban of fine linen. The sash will be the work of an embroiderer.