Exodus 28

CLV(i) 1 You, bring near to you Aaron, your brother, and his sons with him, from the midst of the sons of Israel, to serve as priests for Me; Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, sons of Aaron. 2 You will make holy garments for Aaron, your brother, for glory and for beauty;" 3 and you shall speak to all the wise of heart, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make the garments of Aaron to hallow him to serve as priest for Me. 4 These are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, a vestment, a robe, a tunic with mounts, a turban and a sash. They will make holy garments for Aaron, your brother, and for his sons, to serve as priests for Me. 5 They shall take the gold, the blue, the purple, the double-dipped crimson and the cambric. 6 They will make the vestment of gold, blue purple, double-dipped crimson and corded cambric, the handiwork of a designer. 7 Two joining shoulderpieces shall be for it, on both its ends where it is made to join. 8 And the designed band of his vestment which shall be on it, shall be like its handiwork of one piece with it, of gold, blue, purple, double-dipped crimson and corded cambric. 9 Then you will 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 six names left, on the second stone, according to their genealogical annals. 11 With the handiwork of lapidary, as the engravings of a seal, shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel. You shall make them set round about with mountings of gold filigree. 12 Then you will place the two stones on the shoulderpieces of the vestment as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, and Aaron will bear their names before Yahweh on his two shoulderpieces as a reminder. 13 You will make the mountings of gold filigree, 14 with two braids of pure gold; you shall make them to be boundaries, a handiwork of rope, and you will put the braided ropes on the mountings. 15 You will make the breastplate of judgment, the handiwork of a designer; like the handiwork of the vestment shall you make it; of gold, blue, purple, double-dipped crimson and corded cambric shall you make it. 16 Squared shall it come to be when doubled, a span its length and a span its width. 17 You will fill it with a filling of stone, four rows of stones: a row of carnelian, peridot and emerald, one row, 18 and the second row of carbuncle, sapphire and diamond, 19 and the third row of jacinth, agate and amethyst, 20 and the fourth row of topaz, onyx and jasper. Mounted in gold filigree, shall they be in their fillings. 21 The stones shall come to be twelve with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel; as the engravings of a seal, each with its name, shall they come to be for the twelve tribes. 22 You will make on the breastplate boundaries of braid, a handiwork of rope, of pure gold. 23 You will make two rings of gold on the breastplate and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 24 You will put the two ropes of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastplate; 25 and the two ends of the two ropes you shall put on the two mountings, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the vestment to its forefront view. 26 You will make two rings of gold and place them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its hem which shall be across the vestment, inside. 27 You will make two rings of gold and put them on the two shoulderpieces of the vestment below its forefront view, to correspond with its joining above to the designed band of the vestment. 28 Then they shall lace the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the vestment with blue twine, to come to be over the designed band of the vestment, so that the breastplate not be displaced from the vestment. 29 Thus Aaron will bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastplate of judgment over his heart as a continual reminder before Yahweh when he enters into the holy place. 30 You will put the Urim and the Thummim into the breastplate of judgment, and they will come to be on Aaron's heart when he enters before Yahweh. Thus Aaron will bear the judgment of the sons of Israel on his heart before Yahweh continually. 31 You will make the robe of the vestment wholly of blue; 32 and there will come to be a slit for his head in its midst. A hem shall be around its slit, a handiwork of a weaver; as the slit of a coat of mail shall it be to it, so that it not be torn. 33 Then on its skirts you will make pomegranates of blue, purple, double-dipped crimson and corded cambric on its skirts round about, and bells of gold in their midst round about, 34 a bell of gold and a pomegranate, a bell of gold and a pomegranate, on the skirt of the robe round about. 35 Thus it will come to be on Aaron for ministering; and its sound will be heard when he enters into the holy place before Yahweh, and when he goes forth, so that he should not die. 36 You will make a blossom of pure gold and engrave on it like engravings of a seal: Holy to Yahweh. 37 You will place it on blue twine, and it will come to be on the turban; on the forefront of the face of the turban shall it come to be. 38 It will come to be on the forehead of Aaron; thus Aaron will bear the depravity of the holy things which the sons of Israel shall sanctify for all their holy gifts; and it will come to be on his forehead continually for their acceptance before Yahweh. 39 You will mount the tunic in cambric, and you will make a turban of cambric, and a sash shall you make, a handiwork of embroidery. 40 Also you shall make tunics for the sons of Aaron. Then you will make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty. 41 You will put them on Aaron, your brother, and his sons with him, and you will anoint them. You will fill their hands and hallow them, and they will serve as priests for Me. 42 Make for them linen breeches to cover the maked flesh. From the waists and unto the thighs shall they come to be; 43 and they will come to be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter into the tent of appointment or when they come close to the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they may not bear depravity, and should die. It is an eonian statute for him and for his seed after him.