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Leviticus 8New Life Version (NLV)

Aaron and His Sons Set Apart for Their Work

The Lord said to Moses, “Take Aaron and his sons, and the clothing, the oil for holy use, the bull for the sin gift, the two rams and the basket of bread without yeast. And gather together all the people at the door of the meeting tent.” So Moses did just as the Lord told him. The people were gathered together at the door of the meeting tent. Moses said to the people, “This is what the Lord has said to do.”

Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. He dressed him with the coat, the belt, the long piece of clothing, and the linen vest. He tied the well-made rope of the linen vest, to keep his clothing in place. Then he put the breast-piece on him. And he put the Urim and the Thummim into the breast-piece. He put the head covering on his head. And on the front of it he put the gold plate, the holy crown, just as the Lord had told Moses.

10 Then Moses took the oil for holy use and poured it on the meeting tent and all that was in it, and made them holy. 11 He put some of it on the altar seven times. He poured this oil on the altar and all its objects, and the washing pot and its base, to make them holy. 12 And he poured some of the oil for holy use on Aaron’s head, to make him holy. 13 Then Moses had Aaron’s sons come near and dressed them with coats, belts and head coverings, just as the Lord had told Moses.

14 Moses brought the bull of the sin gift. And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin gift. 15 Then Moses killed it. He took some of the blood, and put it around on the horns of the altar with his finger, to make the altar clean. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar to make it holy. 16 He took all the fat that was on the inside parts, and the part that was on the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat. And Moses burned them on the altar. 17 But the bull and its skin, its meat and its waste, he burned in the fire away from the tents, just as the Lord had told Moses.

18 Moses brought the ram of the burnt gift. And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the sheep. 19 Then Moses killed it and put the blood around on the altar. 20 He cut the ram into pieces. And Moses burned the head, the pieces, and the fat. 21 After he had washed the inside parts and the legs with water, Moses burned the whole ram on the altar. It was a burnt gift for a pleasing smell. It was a gift by fire to the Lord, just as the Lord had told Moses. 22 Then Moses brought the ram, the ram for setting them apart. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 23 And Moses killed it, took some of its blood, and put it on the bottom of Aaron’s right ear, the thumb of his right hand, and the big toe of his right foot. 24 Then he had Aaron’s sons come near. Moses put some of the blood on the bottom of their right ear, the thumb of their right hand, and the big toe of their right foot. Then Moses put the rest of the blood around on the altar. 25 He took the fat, the fat tail, all the fat that was on the inside parts, the part that is on the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh. 26 From the basket of bread made without yeast that was before the Lord, he took one loaf without yeast, and one loaf of bread mixed with oil, and one piece of hard bread. And he put them on the fat parts and the right thigh. 27 He put all these on the hands of Aaron and his sons, and waved them for a wave gift before the Lord. 28 Then Moses took these things from their hands and burned them on the altar with the burnt gift. It was a gift to set them apart. It was a pleasing smell, a gift by fire to the Lord. 29 Moses took the breast of the ram also. He gave it as a wave gift before the Lord. It was Moses’ part of the ram for setting Aaron and his sons apart, just as the Lord had told Moses.

30 Moses took some of the oil for holy use and some of the blood that was on the altar. He put it on Aaron and his clothing, and on his sons and their clothing. So Aaron and his clothing and his sons and their clothing were set apart.

31 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the meat at the door of the meeting tent. And eat it there with the bread which is in the basket that was set apart as an offering. Just as I said, ‘Aaron and his sons will eat it.’ 32 Burn in the fire what is left of the flesh and the bread. 33 Do not go outside the door of the meeting tent for seven days, until the time is over for you to be set apart. For it will take seven days to set you apart. 34 The Lord has told us to do what has been done today, to take away your sins. 35 Stay day and night at the door of the meeting tent for seven days. Do what the Lord has told you to do, so you will not die. For this is what I have been told.” 36 So Aaron and his sons did all that the Lord had told them to do by Moses.

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