Leviticus 8

NSB(i) 1 Jehovah continued to speak to Moses: 2 »Bring Aaron and his sons, the priests' clothes, the anointing oil, the bull that will be the offered for sin, the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread. 3 »Gather the entire congregation at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.« 4 Moses did as Jehovah commanded him. All the people gathered (assembled) at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 5 Moses announced to the congregation: »Jehovah has commanded that this is what you must do!« 6 Moses had Aaron and his sons come forward. Then he washed them with water. 7 He clothed Aaron with the embroidered tunic and tied the sash around him. He also dressed him in the linen robe that is worn with the ephod. He fastened the ephod to it. 8 Then he placed the breastplate on him and he placed the Urim and Thummim. 9 He put the turban on Aaron’s head and fastened the gold medallion, the holy crown, to the front of the turban as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 10 Moses took the anointing oil to anoint the tent and everything in it and dedicate them. 11 He sprinkled the altar seven times. He anointed the altar; it’s utensils, the washbasin and its pedestal. This made them holy. 12 He also poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to set him apart for his holy duties. 13 Next, Moses dressed the sons of Aaron. He put shirts on them; put sashes around their waists, and tied caps on their heads, just as Jehovah commanded. 14 Moses brought the young bull for the sin offering. Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 15 Moses killed it and took some of the blood. Using his finger he put it on the projections at the corners of the altar, in order to dedicate it. He then poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. In this way he dedicated it and purified it. 16 Moses took all the fat on the internal organs. He took the best part of the liver, and the kidneys with the fat on them, and burned it all on the altar. 17 Finally, he took the skin and the flesh of the bull, together with the food still in its stomach, and burned them outside the camp, just as Jehovah commanded. 18 Moses led out the ram for the sacrifice to please Jehovah. After Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head, 19 Moses slaughtered the ram and splattered its blood against the four sides of the altar. 20 The ram was cut into pieces. Moses burned the head with the other pieces and the fat. 21 He washed the internal organs and the legs. Then Moses burned the whole ram on the altar as Jehovah commanded him. It was a burnt offering, a pleasant aroma, an offering by fire to Jehovah. 22 He brought the second ram for the ordination offering. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram's head. 23 Moses slaughtered it. He took some of the blood, and put it on Aaron's right ear lobe, on his right thumb, and on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Moses also brought Aaron's sons forward. He put some of the blood on their right ear lobes, on their right thumbs, and on the big toes of their right feet. Moses threw the rest of the blood against all the sides of the altar. 25 He took the fat from the tail, all the fat on the internal organs, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys with their fat, and the right thigh. 26 He took a loaf of unleavened bread, a ring of bread made with olive oil. He took a wafer from the basket of unleavened bread in Jehovah’s presence. He put them on the fat and the right thigh. 27 He placed all these things in the hands of Aaron and his sons. Moses presented all these things to Jehovah as an offering. 28 Then he took them from their hands and burned them on top of the burnt offering on the altar. These were ordination offerings, offerings by fire, a soothing aroma to Jehovah. 29 Moses also took the breast from the ram of the ordination offering and presented it to Jehovah. It was Moses' share, as Jehovah commanded. 30 Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar. He sprinkled it on Aaron and his clothes and on his sons and their clothes. In this way he dedicated Aaron, his clothes, his sons, and their clothes. 31 Moses told Aaron and his sons: »Cook the meat at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Take the meat and the bread in the basket of the ordination offering. Eat them there as I commanded when I said: ‘Aaron and his sons will eat it.’ 32 »You must burn all meat or bread that is left over. 33 »You will not leave the entrance to the Tent of Meeting for seven days. Do not leave until the last day of your ordination is over. It will take seven days to ordain you. 34 »I did today what Jehovah commanded me to pay compensation for wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah for you. 35 »You will stay at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days and keep the watch as Jehovah directs you. Then you will not die. This is what I was commanded.« 36 So Aaron and his sons did everything Jehovah commanded through Moses.