Exodus 28 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
28 1 The Lord calleth Aaron and his sons to the Priesthood. 4 Their garments. 13, 29 Aaron entereth into the Sanctuary in the name of the children of Israel. 30 Urim and Thummim. 38 Aaron beareth the iniquity of the Israelites’ offerings.
1 And cause thou thy brother Aaron to come unto thee, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may serve me in the Priest’s office: I mean, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar Aaron’s sons.
2 Also thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, [a]glorious and beautiful.
4 Now these shall be the garments, which they shall make, a breastplate, and an [d]Ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: so these holy garments shall they make for Aaron thy brother, and for his sons, that he may serve me in the Priest’s office.
5 Therefore they shall take gold, and blue silk, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
6 ¶ And they shall make the Ephod of gold, blue silk, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen of broidered work.
7 The two shoulders thereof shall be joined together by their two edges: so shall it be closed.
8 And the [e]embroidered girdle of the same Ephod, which shall be upon him, shall be of the selfsame work and stuff, even of gold, blue silk, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 And thou shalt take two Onyx stones, and grave upon them the names of the children of Israel.
10 Six names of them upon the one stone, and the six names that remain, upon the second stone, according to [f]their generations.
11 Thou shalt cause to grave the two stones according to the names of the children of Israel, by a graver of signets that worketh and graveth in stone, and shalt make them to be set and embossed in gold.
12 And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the Ephod, as stones of [g]remembrance of the children of Israel: for Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a remembrance.
13 So thou shalt make bosses of gold,
14 ¶ And two chains of fine gold [h]at the end, of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and shalt fasten the wreathen chains upon the bosses.
15 ¶ Also thou shalt make the breastplate of [i]judgment with broidered work: like the work of the Ephod shalt thou make it: of gold, blue silk, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen shalt thou make it.
16 [j]Foursquare it shall be and double, an hand breadth long and an hand breadth broad.
19 And in the third row a turquoise, an agate, and an Hematite.
20 And in the fourth row [o]a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper: and they shall be set in gold in their embossments.
21 And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, graven as signets, every one after his name, and they shall be for the twelve tribes.
22 ¶ Then thou shalt make upon the breastplate two chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold.
23 Thou shalt make also upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and put the two rings on [p]the two ends of the breastplate.
24 And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings in the ends of the breastplate.
25 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains, thou shalt fasten in the two embossments, and shalt put them upon the shoulders of the Ephod upon the foreside of it.
26 ¶ Also thou shalt make two rings of gold, which thou shalt put in the [q]two other ends of the breastplate, upon the border thereof, toward the inside of the Ephod.
27 And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath in the forepart of it over against the coupling of it upon the broidered girdle of the Ephod.
28 Thus shall they bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the Ephod, with a lace of blue silk, that it may be fast upon the broidered girdle of the Ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the Ephod.
29 So Aaron shall [r]bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth into the holy place for a remembrance continually before the Lord.
30 ¶ Also thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment, the [s]Urim and the Thummim, which shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the Lord, and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually.
31 ¶ And thou shalt make the robe of the Ephod altogether of blue silk.
32 And the hole for his head shall be in the midst of it, having an edge of woven work round about the collar of it: so shall it be as the collar of an habergeon, that it rent not.
33 ¶ And beneath upon the skirts thereof, thou shalt make pomegranates of blue silk, and purple, and scarlet round about the skirts thereof, and bells of gold between them round about:
34 That is, a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate round about upon the skirts of the robe.
35 So shall it be upon Aaron, when he ministereth, and his sound shall be heard when he goeth into the holy place before the Lord, and when he cometh out, and he shall not die.
36 ¶ Also thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave thereon, as signets are graven, [t]HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
37 And thou shalt put it on a blue silk lace, and it shall be upon the mitre, even upon the forefront of the mitre shall it be.
38 So shall it be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may [u]bear the iniquity of the offerings, which the children of Israel shall offer in all their holy offerings: and it shall be always upon his forehead, to make them acceptable before the Lord.
39 Likewise thou shalt embroider the fine linen coat, and thou shalt make a mitre of fine linen, but thou shalt make a girdle of needle work.
40 Also thou shalt make for Aaron’s sons coats, and thou shalt make them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make them for glory and comeliness.
41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and on his sons with him, and shalt anoint them, and [v]fill their hands, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the Priest’s office.
42 Thou shalt also make them linen breeches to cover their privities: from the loins unto the thighs shall they reach.
43 And they shall be for Aaron and his sons, when they come into the Tabernacle [w]of the Congregation, or when they come unto the altar to minister in the holy place, that they [x]commit not iniquity, and so die. This shall be a law forever unto him, and to his seed after him.
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