1 "This is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to serve me as priests: Take a young bull, two rams without blemish, 2 unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour. 3 You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams. 4 You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water. 5 Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breast piece, and then gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 6 Then put the turban on his head, and place the holy crown on the turban. 7 You shall take the anointing oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him. 8 Then you shall bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. 9 You shall gird Aaron and his sons with sashes and tie headdresses on them. The priesthood shall belong to them by perpetual ordinance, and you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. 10 "You shall bring the bull in front of the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. 11 Then you shall slaughter the bull before the LORD at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting. 12 Take some of the blood of the bull, put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. 13 You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them and send them up in smoke on the altar. 14 You shall burn the flesh of the bull, its hide, and its refuse with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering. 15 "You shall take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 16 Then you shall slaughter the ram, take its blood, and scatter it around the altar. 17 You shall cut the ram into pieces, wash its entrails and legs, put them on the altar along with the pieces and its head, 18 and send up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it's a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD. 19 "You shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram. 20 You shall slaughter the ram, take some of its blood, and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear, the lobe of his sons' right ears, the thumbs of their right hands, and the big toes of their right feet. Then you shall scatter the rest of the blood around the altar. 21 You shall take some of the blood which is on the altar, along with some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and their garments. He shall be consecrated with his garments, along with his sons and their garments. 22 "You shall take the fat from the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, the right thigh (for it's a ram of ordination), 23 and one loaf of bread, one cake of bread mixed with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the LORD. 24 You shall put all of these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and present them as a wave offering before the LORD. 25 Then you shall take them from their hands and send them up in smoke on the altar on top of the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the LORD. It is an offering by fire to the LORD. 26 "You shall take the breast of the ram of Aaron's ordination, and present it as a wave offering before the LORD, and it shall be your portion. 27 You shall consecrate the portion of the ram of ordination that belongs to Aaron and his sons: the breast of the wave offering that was waved and the thigh of the presented offering that was presented. 28 These offerings from the Israelites shall be a perpetual ordinance for Aaron and his sons. They are presented offerings, and they shall be presented offerings from the Israelites out of their peace offerings. They are presented offerings to the LORD. 29 "The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him so that they may be anointed in them and ordained in them. 30 Aaron's son who is priest in his place shall wear them for seven days when he comes into the Tent of Meeting to minister in the Holy Place. 31 "You shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a holy place. 32 Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram along with the bread that is in the basket at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting. 33 They shall eat these things by which atonement was made at their ordination to consecrate them, but an unqualified person shall not eat because these things are holy. 34 If any of the flesh of the ordination ram or any of the bread is left until morning, you shall burn what is left with fire. Because it's holy, what remains is not to be eaten. 35 You shall do this for Aaron and his sons, just as I've commanded you. You shall ordain them for seven days, 36 and every day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement. Offer the sin offering on the altar when you make atonement for it and anoint the altar to consecrate it. 37 You shall make atonement for the altar for seven days and consecrate it. It will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy." 38 "This is what you shall offer on the altar continually: two one year old lambs each day. 39 "You shall offer one lamb in the morning and the other at twilight, 40 and there shall be a tenth measure of choice flour mixed with one quart of oil extracted by hand, and one quart of wine as a drink offering for one lamb. 41 You shall offer the other lamb at twilight with the same grain offering and drink offering as in the morning. You shall offer it as a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD. 42 It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway to the Tent of Meeting before the LORD, where I'll meet with you to speak to you there. 43 "I'll meet there with the Israelites, and it shall be consecrated by my glory. 44 I'll consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and I'll consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve as my priests. 45 I'll dwell among the Israelites, and I'll be their God. 46 They shall know that I am the LORD their God who brought them out of Egypt so I might dwell among them. I am the LORD your God."
Bible verses about "ephod" | ISV
14 dancing in front of the LORD with all of his strength and wearing a linen ephod.
1 From the blue, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, and they made the holy garments for Aaron, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 2 He made the ephod out of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen. 3 They hammered out gold sheets and cut off threads to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet material and into the fine linen, a work of skillful design. 4 They made connecting shoulder pieces for the ephod and attached them to its two edges. 5 The skillfully woven band that was on it was made like it, of one piece with it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 6 They prepared the onyx stones, engraved with the names of the sons of Israel like the engraving on a signet, and mounted them in settings of gold filigree. 7 He put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses. The Breast Piece 8 He made a breast piece, skillfully worked, like the work of the ephod: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. 9 They made the breast piece square when folded double: nine inches in length and nine inches in width when folded double. 10 They mounted on it four rows of stones. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald; 11 the second row ruby, sapphire, and crystal; 12 the third row jacinth, agate, and amethyst; 13 the fourth row beryl, onyx, and jasper. They were set in gold filigree when they were mounted. 14 The stones corresponded to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names, with the engraving of a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 15 They made chains of pure gold twisted like cords for the breast piece. 16 They made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings, and they put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece. 17 They put the two gold cords on the two gold rings at the edges of the breast piece, 18 and they attached the other two ends of the two cords to the filigree settings, and then attached them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod in front. 19 They made two gold rings and attached them to the two edges of the breast piece, on the side of it which is toward the inner side of the ephod. 20 They made two gold rings and attached them in front on the lower part of the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod close to the place where it's joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 21 They tied the breast piece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord so it would rest on the skillfully woven band of the ephod and so the breast piece would not come loose from the ephod. 22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, entirely of blue. 23 The opening of the robe was in the middle, like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around the opening so it would not be torn. 24 On the hem of the robe they made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet material and woven linen. 25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe; all around between the pomegranates. 26 There was a bell and a pomegranate, then a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe for when the High Priest ministered, just as the LORD commanded Moses. 27 For Aaron and his sons, they made tunics, woven of fine linen, 28 the turban of fine linen, decorated head coverings of fine linen, linen undergarments of fine woven linen, 29 the sash of fine woven linen, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet material, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 30 They made the medallion for the holy crown of pure gold, and they wrote on it an inscription like the engraving on a seal: "Holy to the LORD." 31 They fastened a blue cord to it in order to fasten it on the turban above, as the LORD had commanded Moses. 32 All the work on the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was completed, and the Israelites had crafted it according to everything that the LORD had commanded Moses, as they should have. 33 They brought to Moses the tabernacle, the tent, all its furnishings, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, 34 the covering of ram skins dyed red, the covering of dolphin skins, the curtain, 35 the Ark of the Testimony and its poles, the Mercy Seat, 36 the table and all its utensils, the bread of the presence, 37 the lamp stand of pure gold, its lamps (with the lamps in order), its furnishings, its oil for lighting, 38 the altar of gold, anointing oil, aromatic incense, the screen for the doorway to the tent, 39 the bronze altar and the bronze lattice for it, its poles, all its furnishings, the basin and its base, 40 the hangings for the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pegs, all the furnishings for the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting, 41 the woven garments for Aaron the priest for ministering in the Holy Place, and the garments for his sons for serving as priests. 42 The Israelites had done all the work according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses. 43 Moses blessed them when he saw all the work, and that they had done it. They had done it just as the LORD had commanded.
9 David knew that Saul was devising evil plans against him, and so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."
1 "From among the Israelites you shall bring near Aaron your brother and his sons with him to serve as priests for me: Aaron and his sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazer and Ithamar. 2 You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for dignity and beauty. 3 You shall speak to all who are skilled, whom I've endowed with talent, that they should make Aaron's garments for consecrating him to serve me as priest. 4 These are the garments that they shall make: a breast piece, an ephod, a robe, a checkered tunic, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and for his sons to serve me as priests. 5 They shall use gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, as well as fine linen." 6 "They shall make the ephod of gold, along with blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, all of it skillfully worked. 7 It shall have two shoulder-pieces attached to its two edges so it can be joined together. 8 The skillfully woven band that is on it shall be made like it, of one piece with it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. 9 You shall take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them, 10 six of their names on one stone, and the six remaining names on the other stone. Engrave them according to their order of birth. 11 With work like a jeweler engraves on a signet, you shall inscribe the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel, and you shall mount them in settings of gold filigree. 12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall carry their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for remembrance. 13 You shall make settings of gold filigree, 14 and you shall make two chains of pure gold twisted like cords, and then fasten the twisted chains to the filigree settings." 15 "You shall make a breast piece to be worn by the high priest when he makes legal decisions. It shall be skillfully worked, made like the work of the ephod from gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, and from fine woven linen. 16 It shall be square when folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide. 17 You shall mount on it a setting for four rows of stones. The first row shall contain carnelian, topaz, and emerald; 18 the second row ruby, sapphire, and crystal; 19 the third row jacinth, agate, and amethyst; 20 the fourth row beryl, onyx, and jasper, and they shall be set in gold filigree. 21 The stones shall correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names. They shall be engraved like a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 22 "You shall make chains of pure gold, twisted like cords for the breast piece. 23 You shall make two gold rings for the breast piece, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece. 24 You shall put the two gold cords on the two gold rings at the edges of the breast piece, 25 and you shall attach the other two ends of the two cords to the filigree settings and attach them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod in front. 26 "You shall make two gold rings and attach them to the two edges of the breast piece, on the side of it which is toward the inner side of the ephod. 27 You shall make two gold rings and attach them in front on the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod close to the place where it's joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 28 They shall fasten the rings on the breast piece to the rings on the ephod with a blue cord so it will rest on the skillfully woven band of the ephod and so the breast piece won't come loose from the ephod. 29 "Aaron shall carry the names of Israel's sons on his heart on the breast piece to be worn by the high priest when he makes legal decisions whenever he goes into the Holy Place in order to remember them before the LORD continually. 30 You shall put the Urim and Thummim into the breast piece of judgment, and they shall be on Aaron's heart when he goes before the LORD. He shall carry the breast piece of Israel's sons on his heart before the LORD continually." 31 "You shall make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue. 32 There shall be an opening at its top, in the middle, with a woven binding around the opening like the opening of a coat of mail so that it cannot be torn. 33 On its hem you shall make blue and purple and scarlet pomegranates, all around the skirt, with gold bells between them all the way around. 34 You shall have a gold bell and a pomegranate, then a gold bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all the way around it. 35 Aaron shall wear the robe when he ministers so its sound may be heard when he enters and leaves the Holy Place before the LORD, so that he won't die. 36 "You shall make a medallion of pure gold, and engrave on it 'Holy to the LORD,' like the engravings of a signet. 37 You shall put it on a blue cord and place it on the turban. It shall be on the front of the turban 38 and worn on Aaron's forehead in order to take away any guilt contained in the holy things which the Israelites consecrate as holy gifts. It shall remain on his forehead continually, so they may be accepted in the LORD's presence. 39 You shall weave the checkered tunic of fine linen, you shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make an embroidered sash. 40 "You shall make tunics for the sons of Aaron, you shall make sashes for them, and you shall make head coverings for them for dignity and beauty. 41 You shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them to serve as my priests. 42 You shall make linen undergarments for them to cover their naked flesh, and they shall reach from the loins to the thighs. 43 They shall be on Aaron and his sons when they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place so they don't incur guilt and die. This shall be a perpetual ordinance for him and his descendants after him."