Shemot (Exodus) 27:20 - 30:10

 

20 "And you, you are to command the children of Yisra'ĕl to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.

21  "In the Tent of Appointment, outside the veil which is before the Witness, Aharon and his sons are to tend it from evening until morning before יהוה - a law forever to their generations, from the children of Yisra'ĕl.


Exodus 28

1 "And you, bring near Aharon your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Yisra'ĕl, for serving as kohen to Me: Aharon, Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, Elʽazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aharon.

2 "And you shall make qodesh garments for Aharon your brother, for esteem and for comeliness.

3  "And you, speak to all the wise of heart, whom I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, and they shall make the garments of Aharon, to qadosh him, for him to serve as kohen to Me.

4 "And these are the garments which they make: a breastplate, a shoulder garment, a robe, an embroidered long shirt, a turban, and a girdle. And they shall make qodesh garments for Aharon your brother and his sons, for him to serve as kohen to Me.

5  "And they shall take the gold, and the blue and the purple and the scarlet, and the fine linen,

6  and shall make the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen, the work of a skilled workman.

7 "It is to have two shoulder pieces joined at its two edges, and so it is joined together.

8  "And the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, which is on it, is of the same workmanship, made of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen.

9 "And you shall take two shoham stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl,

10 six of their names on one stone, and the remaining six names on the other stone, according to their birth.

11 "With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl. Put them in mountings of gold.

12 "And you shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment as stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra'ĕl. And Aharon shall bear their names before יהוה on his two shoulders, for a remembrance.

13 "And you shall make mountings of gold,

14 and two chains of clean gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided chains to the mountings.

15 "And you shall make a breastplate of right-ruling, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment. Make it of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen.

16 "It is square, doubled, a zereth its length, and a zereth its width.

17 "And you shall put mountings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row is a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald;

18 and the second row is a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

19 and the third row is a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

20 and the fourth row is a beryl, and a shoham, and a jasper. They are set in gold mountings.

21 "And the stones are according to the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name, for the twelve tribes.

22 "And you shall make braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the end, of clean gold.

23 "And you shall make two rings of gold for the breastplate, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

24 "And you shall put the two cords of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate,

25 and the other two ends of the two cords you fasten to the two mountings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front.

26 "And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the shoulder garment.

27  "And you shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to the seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment,

28 and they bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment, using a blue cord, so that it is above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, so that the breastplate does not come loose from the shoulder garment.

29 "And Aharon shall bear the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl on the breastplate of right-ruling over his heart, when he goes into the qodesh place, for a remembrance before יהוה, continually.

30 "And into the breastplate of right-ruling you shall put the Urim and the Tummim, and they shall be on the heart of Aharon when he goes in before יהוה. And Aharon shall bear the right-ruling of the children of Yisra'ĕl on his heart before יהוה, continually.

31 "And you shall make the robe of the shoulder garment all of blue.

32  "And the opening for his head shall be in the middle of it, a woven binding all around its opening, like the opening in scaled armour, so that it does not tear.

33 "And on its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around:

34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all around.

35 "And it shall be upon Aharon to attend in, and its sound shall be heard when he goes into the qodesh place before יהוה and when he comes out, so that he does not die.

36 "And you shall make a plate of clean gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: QODESHAH TO יהוה.

37 "And you shall put it on a blue cord, and it shall be on the turban - it is to be on the front of the turban.

38 "And it shall be on the forehead of Aharon, and Aharon shall bear the guilt of the qodesh gifts which the children of Yisra'ĕl qodesh in all their qodesh gifts. And it shall always be on his forehead, for acceptance for them before יהוה.

39  "And you shall weave the long shirt of fine linen, and shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of woven work.

40 "And make long shirts for Aharon's sons. And you shall make girdles for them, and you shall make turbans for them, for esteem and comeliness.

41 "And you shall put them on Aharon your brother and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and shall ordain them, and shall qadosh them, and they shall serve as kohenim to Me.

42 "And make linen trousers for them, to cover their nakedness, reaching from the waist to the thighs.

43  "And they shall be on Aharon and on his sons when they come into the Tent of Appointment, or when they come near the altar to attend in the qodesh place, so that they do not bear wickedness and die - a Law forever to him, and to his seed after him.


Exodus 29


1 "And this is the task you shall do to them to qadosh them to serve Me as kohenim: Take one young bull and two rams, perfect ones,

2 and unleavened bread, and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil - make these of wheat flour.

3 "And you shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams.

4 "Then you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Appointment, and wash them with water.

5  "And you shall take the garments, and shall put on Aharon the long shirt, and the robe of the shoulder garment, and the shoulder garment, and the breastplate, and shall gird him with the embroidered band of the shoulder garment,

6 and shall put the turban on his head, and shall put the qodesh sign of dedication on the turban,

7 and shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head and anoint him.

8 "Then you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them,

9 and shall gird them with girdles - Aharon and his sons - and put the turbans on them. And the kehunnah shall be theirs for an everlasting Law. So you shall ordain Aharon and his sons.

10 "And you shall bring near the bull before the Tent of Appointment, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

11 "And you shall slaughter the bull before יהוה, by the door of the Tent of Appointment,

12 and take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of the altar.

13 "And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.

14 "But the flesh of the bull, and its skin and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.

15 "And take one ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram,

16 and you shall slaughter the ram, and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the altar.

17 "And cut the ram in pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and place them upon its pieces and on its head.

18 "And you shall burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to יהוה, it is a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה.

19 "And you shall take the second ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram,

20 and you shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aharon and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.

21  "And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him. And he and his garments shall be qodesh, and his sons and the garments of his sons with him.

22  "And you shall take the fat of the ram, and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat on them, and the right thigh - it is for a ram of ordination -

23 and one loaf of bread, and one cake made with oil, and one thin cake from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before יהוה.

24 "And you shall put all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them - a wave offering before יהוה.

25 "Then you shall take them from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet fragrance before יהוה. It is an offering made by fire to יהוה.

26  "And you shall take the breast of the ram of Aharon's ordination and wave it - a wave offering before יהוה, and it shall be your portion.

27  "And from the ram of ordination you shall qadosh the breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the contribution which is raised, of that which is for Aharon and of that which is for his sons.

28 "And it shall be from the children of Yisra'ĕl for Aharon and his sons by a Law forever, for it is a contribution. And it is a contribution from the children of Yisra'ĕl from their peace offerings - their contribution to יהוה.

29 "And the qodesh garments of Aharon are for his sons after him, to be anointed in them and to be ordained in them.

30 "The kohen from his sons in his place, puts them on for seven days, when he enters the Tent of Appointment to attend in the qodesh place.

31 "And take the ram of ordination and cook its flesh in a qodesh place.

32 "And Aharon and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the Tent of Appointment,

33 and they shall eat those with which the atonement was made, to ordain them, to qadosh them. But let a stranger not eat them, because they are qodesh.

34 "And if any of the flesh of the ordination offerings, or of the bread, be left over until the morning, then you shall burn up what is left over. It is not eaten, because it is qodesh.

35  "And so you shall do to Aharon and his sons, according to all I have commanded you. Seven days you shall ordain them,

36 and prepare a bull each day as a sin offering for atonement. And you shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to qadosh it.

37 "For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and qadosh it. And the altar shall be most qodesh - whatever touches the altar is to be qodesh.

38 "And this is what you prepare on the altar: two lambs, a year old, daily, continually.

39 "Prepare the one lamb in the morning, and the other lamb you prepare between the evenings,

40 and one-tenth of an ĕphah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering, with the one lamb.

41 "And prepare the other lamb between the evenings. And with it prepare the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה -

42 a continual burnt offering for your generations at the door of the Tent of Appointment before יהוה, where I shall meet with you to speak with you.

43 "And there I shall meet with the children of Yisra'ĕl, and it shall be made qadosh by My esteem.

44 "And I shall qadosh the Tent of Appointment and the altar. And Aharon and his sons I qadosh to serve as kohenim to Me.

45 "And I shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra'ĕl and shall be their Elohim.

46 "And they shall know that I am יהוה their Elohim, who brought them up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to dwell in their midst. I am יהוה their Elohim.


Exodus 30


1 "And you shall make an altar to burn incense on, make it of acacia wood,

2 an ammah long and an ammah wide - it is a square - and two ammah high, its horns of the same.

3 "And you shall overlay its top, and its sides all around, and its horns with clean gold. And you shall make for it a moulding of gold all around.

4 "And make two gold rings for it, under the moulding on both its sides. Make them on its two sides, and they shall be holders for the poles to lift it with.

5 "And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

6 "And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Witness, before the lid of atonement that is over the Witness, where I am to meet with you.

7 "And Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense, morning by morning. As he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.

8 "And when Aharon lights the lamps between the evenings, he shall burn incense on it - a continual incense before יהוה throughout your generations.

9 "Do not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it.

10 "And Aharon shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement - once a year he makes atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most qodesh to יהוה."