Consecration of the Priests1“Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. aTake one bull of the herd and two rams without blemish, 2 band unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour. 3You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, and bring the bull and the two rams. 4You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and cwash them with water. 5Then dyou shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the coat and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastpiece, and gird him with the eskillfully woven band of the ephod. 6 fAnd you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban. 7You shall take gthe anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. 8Then you hshall bring his sons and put coats on them, 9and you shall gird Aaron and his sons with isashes and bind caps on them. And jthe priesthood shall be theirs by a statute forever. Thus you shall kordain Aaron and his sons.
10“Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting. lAaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. 11Then you shall kill the bull before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting, 12and mshall take part of the blood of the bull and put it on the nhorns of the altar with your finger, and the rest of ▼
▼Hebrew allthe blood you shall pour out at the base of the altar. 13And you shall take all pthe fat that covers the entrails, and the long lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14But the flesh of the bull and its skin and its dung you shall burn with fire qoutside the camp; rit is a sin offering.
15“Then syou shall take one of the rams, and tAaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 16and you shall kill the ram and shall take its blood and throw it against the sides of the altar. 17Then you shall ucut the ram into pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head, 18and burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord. It is a vpleasing aroma, a food offering ▼
▼Or an offering by fire; also verses 25, 41to the Lord.
19 x“You shall take the other ram, yand Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 20and you shall kill the ram and take part of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tips of the right ears of his sons, and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the great toes of their right feet, and throw the rest of the blood against the sides of the altar. 21Then you shall take part of the blood that is on the altar, and of the zanointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons’ garments with him. He and his garments shall be holy, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
22“You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail and the aafat that covers the entrails, and the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of abordination), 23and acone loaf of bread and one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord. 24You shall put all these on the palms of Aaron and on the palms of his sons, and adwave them for a wave offering before the Lord. 25Then aeyou shall take them from their hands and burn them on the altar on top of the burnt offering, as a afpleasing aroma before the Lord. It is a food offering to the Lord.
26“You shall take the agbreast of the ram of Aaron’s ahordination and aiwave it for a wave offering before the Lord, and it shall be your portion. 27And you shall consecrate the ajbreast of the wave offering that is waved and the akthigh of the priests’ portion that is contributed from the ram of alordination, from what was Aaron’s and his sons’. 28It shall be for Aaron and his sons as a amperpetual due from the people of Israel, for it is a ancontribution. It shall be a aocontribution from the people of Israel from their peace offerings, their contribution to the Lord.
29“The holy garments of Aaron apshall be for his sons after him; they shall aqbe anointed in them and ordained in them. 30The son who succeeds him as priest, who comes into the tent of meeting to minister in the Holy Place, shall wear them arseven days.
31“You shall take the ram of ordination and asboil its flesh in a holy place. 32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the atbread that is in the basket in the entrance of the tent of meeting. 33 auThey shall eat those things with which atonement was made at their ordination and consecration, but an avoutsider shall not eat of them, because they are holy. 34And if any of the flesh for the ordination or of the bread remain until the morning, then you shall awburn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35“Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Through axseven days shall you ordain them, 36and every day you shall offer a aybull as a sin offering for atonement. Also you shall purify the altar, when you make atonement for it, and shall azanoint it to consecrate it. 37Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it, and the baaltar shall be most holy. bbWhatever touches the altar shall become holy.
38“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: bctwo lambs a year old bdday by day regularly. 39One lamb you shall offer bein the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer bfat twilight. 40And with the first lamb a tenth measure ▼
▼Possibly an ephah (about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters)of fine flour mingled with a fourth of a hin ▼
▼A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 litersof beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering. 41The other lamb you shall offer biat twilight, and shall offer with it a grain offering and its drink offering, as bjin the morning, for a bkpleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord. 42It shall be a blregular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord, bmwhere I will meet with you, to speak to you there. 43There I will meet with the people of Israel, and it shall be bnsanctified by my glory. 44I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar. boAaron also and his sons I will consecrate to serve me as priests. 45 bpI will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. 46And they shall know that bqI am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.
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