Exodus 28

And take to yourself both Aaron your brother, and his sons, even those of the children of Israel; so that Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons, may minister to Me. And you shall make holy apparel for Aaron your brother, for honor and glory. And speak to all those who are wise in understanding, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom and perception; and they shall make the holy apparel of Aaron for the sanctuary, in which he shall minister to Me as priest. And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a full-length robe, a tunic with a fringe, a turban, and a sash; and they shall make holy garments for Aaron and his sons to minister to Me as priests. And they shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen. And they shall make the ephod of fine linen spun, the woven work of the embroiderer. It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined together, fastened on the two sides. And the woven work of the ephod which is upon it shall be of one piece according to the work, of pure gold, blue, purple, and spun scarlet and fine twined linen. And you shall take the two stones, the stones of emerald, and you shall engrave on them the names of the children of Israel. 10 Six names on the first stone, and the other six names on the second stone, according to their births. 11 It shall be the work of the stone engraver's art; as the engraving of a seal you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. 12 And you shall put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod, for they are memorial stones for the children of Israel; and Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel before the Lord on his two shoulders, as a memorial for them. 13 And you shall make settings of pure gold. 14 And you shall make two chains of pure gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided chains to the settings. 15 And you shall make the oracle of judgment, the work of the embroiderer: in keeping with the ephod, you shall make it of gold, and blue and purple, of spun scarlet, and fine linen, spun. 16 You shall make it square: it shall be double; of the length of it a span, and the breadth of a span. 17 And you shall interweave with it a texture of four rows of stone; there shall be a row of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald: this shall be the first row. 18 And the second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a jasper. 19 And the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. 20 And the fourth row, a chrysolite, a beryl, and an onyx stone, set round with gold, bound together with gold: let them be according to their row. 21 And let the stones of the names of the children of Israel be twelve according to their names, engravings as of seals: let them be for the twelve tribes each according to the name. 22 And you shall make on the oracle woven fringes, a chain-work of pure gold. 29 And Aaron shall take the names of the children of Israel on the breastplate of judgment on his breast, a memorial before God for him as he goes into the sanctuary. And you shall put the fringes on the breastplate of judgment; you shall put the wreaths on both sides of the breastplate, and you shall put the two circlets on both the shoulders of the ephod in front. 30 And you shall put the Manifestation and the Truth on the breastplate of judgment; and it shall be on the breast of Aaron, when he goes into the holy place before the Lord; and Aaron shall bear the judgments of the children of Israel on his breast before the Lord continually. 31 And you shall make the full-length tunic all of blue. 32 And the opening of it shall be in the middle having a fringe round about the opening, the work of the weaver, woven together in the joining of the same piece so that it might not tear. 33 And under the fringe of the robe below you shall make as it were pomegranates of a flowering pomegranate tree, of blue, and purple, and spun scarlet, and fine linen spun, under the fringe of the robe round about: golden pomegranates of the same shape, and bells round about between these. 34 A bell by the side of a golden pomegranate, and flower-work on the fringe of the robe round about. 35 And the sound of Aaron shall be audible when he ministers, as he goes into the sanctuary before the Lord, and as he goes out, that he die not. 36 And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and you shall engrave on it like the engraving of a signet: Holiness to the Lord. 37 And you shall put it on the spun blue cloth, and it shall be on the turban: it shall be in the front of the turban. 38 And it shall be on the forehead of Aaron; and Aaron shall bear away the sins of their holy things, all that the children of Israel shall sanctify of every gift of their holy things, and it shall be on the forehead of Aaron continually acceptable for them before the Lord. 39 And the fringes of the garments shall be of fine linen; and you shall make a tire of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of the embroiderer. 40 And for the sons of Aaron you shall make tunics and sashes, and you shall make headpieces for them for honor and glory. 41 And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, and you shall anoint them and fill their hands; and you shall sanctify them, that they may minister to Me in the priest's office. 42 And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover the nakedness of their flesh; they shall reach from the loins to the thighs. 43 And Aaron shall have them, and his sons, whenever they enter into the tabernacle of witness, or when they shall advance to the altar of the sanctuary to minister, so they shall not bring sin upon themselves, lest they die: it is a perpetual statute for him, and for his seed after him.
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