'And thou, bring thou near unto thee Aaron thy brother, and
his sons with him, from the midst of the sons of Israel, for his being priest
to Me, even Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, sons of Aaron;
and thou hast made holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for
honour and for beauty;
and thou -- thou dost speak unto all the wise of heart, whom
I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, and they have made the garments
of Aaron to sanctify him for his being priest to Me.
'And these are the garments which they make: a
breastplate, and an ephod, and an upper robe, and an embroidered coat, a mitre,
and a girdle; yea, they have made holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and for
his sons, for his being priest to Me.
'And they take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and
the scarlet, and the linen,
and have made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and twined linen, work of a designer;
it hath two shoulders joining at its two ends, and it is joined.
'And the girdle of his ephod which is on him,
according to its work, is of the same, of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet,
and twined linen.
'And thou hast taken the two shoham stones, and hast opened
on them the names of the sons of Israel;
six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the
remaining six on the second stone, according to their births;
the work of an engraver in stone, openings of a signet, thou
dost open the two stones by the names of the sons of Israel; turned round,
embroidered with gold, thou dost make them.
'And thou hast set the two stones on the shoulders of the
ephod -- stones of memorial to the sons of Israel -- and Aaron hath borne their
names before Jehovah, on his two shoulders, for a memorial.
'And thou hast made embroidered things of gold,
and two chains of pure gold, wreathed work thou dost make
them, work of thick bands, and thou hast put the thick chains on the
'And thou hast made a breastplate of judgment, work of a
designer; according to the work of the ephod thou dost make it; of gold, blue,
and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen thou dost make it;
it is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its
'And thou hast set in it settings of stone, four rows of
stone; a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle is the first row;
and the second row is emerald, sapphire, and diamond;
and the third row is opal, agate, and amethyst;
and the fourth row is beryl, and onyx, and jasper;
embroidered with gold are they in their settings,
and the stones are according to the names of the sons of
Israel, twelve, according to their names, openings of a signet, each by his
name are they for the twelve tribes.
'And thou hast made on the breastplate wreathed chains, work
of thick bands, of pure gold;
and thou hast made on the breastplate two rings of gold, and
hast put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate;
and thou hast put the two thick bands of gold on the two
rings at the ends of the breastplate;
and the two ends of the two thick bands thou dost put on the
two embroidered things, and thou hast put them on the shoulders of the
ephod over-against its face.
'And thou hast made two rings of gold, and hast set them on
the two ends of the breastplate, on its border, which is over-against
the ephod within;
and thou hast made two rings of gold, and hast put them on
the two shoulders of the ephod, beneath, over-against its front, over-against
its joining, above the girdle of the ephod,
and they bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of
the ephod with a ribbon of blue, to be above the girdle of the ephod, and the
breastplate is not loosed from the ephod.
'And Aaron hath borne the names of the sons of Israel in the
breastplate of judgment, on his heart, in his going in unto the sanctuary, for
a memorial before Jehovah continually.
'And thou hast put unto the breastplate of judgment the
Lights and the Perfections, and they have been on the heart of Aaron, in his
going in before Jehovah, and Aaron hath borne the judgment of the sons of
Israel on his heart before Jehovah continually.
'And thou hast made the upper robe of the ephod completely
and the opening for its head hath been in its midst, a
border is to its opening round about, work of a weaver, as the opening of a
habergeon there is to it; it is not rent.
'And thou hast made on its hem pomegranates of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, on its hem round about, and bells of gold in their midst
a bell of gold and a pomegranate, a bell of gold and a
pomegranate are on the hems of the upper robe round about.
'And it hath been on Aaron to minister in, and its sound
hath been heard in his coming in unto the sanctuary before Jehovah, and in his
going out, and he doth not die.
'And thou hast made a flower of pure gold, and hast opened
on it -- openings of a signet -- 'Holy to Jehovah;'
and thou hast put it on a blue ribbon, and it hath been on
the mitre -- over-against the front of the mitre it is;
and it hath been on the forehead of Aaron, and Aaron hath
borne the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel do hallow, even
all their holy gifts; and it hath been on his forehead continually for a
pleasing thing for them before Jehovah.
'And thou hast embroidered the coat of linen, and hast made
a mitre of linen, and a girdle thou dost make -- work of an embroiderer.
'And for the sons of Aaron thou dost make coats, and thou
hast made for them girdles, yea, bonnets thou dost make for them, for honour
and for beauty;
and thou hast clothed Aaron thy brother with them, and his
sons with him, and hast anointed them, and hast consecrated their hand, and
hast sanctified them, and they have been priests to Me.
'And make thou for them linen trousers to cover the naked
flesh: they are from the loins even unto the thighs;
and they have been on Aaron and on his sons, in their going
in unto the tent of meeting, or in their drawing nigh unto the altar to
minister in the sanctuary, and they do not bear iniquity nor have they died; a
statute age-during to him, and to his seed after him.