4 These are the garments which they shall make: a [a]breastpiece and an ephod and a robe and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister as priest to Me.5 They shall take the gold and the [b]blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.
6 “They shall also make the ephod of gold, of [c]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman.7 It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.8 The skillfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its workmanship, [d]of the same material: of gold, of [e]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.9 You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,10 six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the [f]other stone, according to their birth.11 [g]As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall [h]set them in filigree settings of gold.12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for a memorial.
1 Samuel 23:9-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”10 Then David said, “O Lord God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account.11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O Lord God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant.” And the Lord said, “He will come down.”12 Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the Lord said, “They will surrender you.”
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