Book 2: Exodus


Chapter 27

Verse 20: You shall command the B'nei Yisrael and have them bring you clear olive oil, [made from olives that were] crushed for lighting, to keep the lamp burning constantly.

Verse 21: In the Tent of Meeting, outside the paroches, which is before the Testimony, Aharon and his sons shall arrange it [for the lamp to burn] from evening to morning before Ad-noy. This is an everlasting statute for their generations of the B'nei Yisrael.

Chapter 28

Verse 1: And [now separate] and take unto you your brother, Aharon, and his sons with him, from among the B'nei Yisrael, to serve Me [as kohanim]: Aharon, Nadav, Avihu, Elazar, and Isamar, the sons of Aharon.

Verse 2: Make sacred garments for your brother, Aharon, for honor and splendor.

Verse 3: Speak to all who are wise in heart, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, and have them make Aharon's garments, to sanctify him to serve Me [as kohein].

Verse 4: These are the garments that they shall make: a breastplate, an eiphod, a robe, a checkered undershirt, a turban and a sash-belt. Have them make sacred garments for your brother Aharon, and for his sons, to serve Me [as kohanim].

Verse 5: They shall take the gold, the greenish-blue wool, the dark red wool the crimson wool, and the fine twined linen.

Verse 6: They shall make the eiphod out of gold, greenish-blue wool, dark red wool, crimson wool, and fine twined linen, the work of a craftsman.

Verse 7: It shall have two shoulder straps attached to it, they shall be attached at its two corners.

Verse 8: The eiphod's belt, which is on it, shall be made in the same manner [as the eiphod]--- it shall be woven with it. [with] gold, greenish blue wool, dark red wool, crimson wool and fine twined linen.

Verse 9: Take two shoham [onyx] stones and engrave on them the names of the B'nei Yisrael.

Verse 10: Six of their names on the one stone, and the remaining six names on the second stone, in the order of their birth.

Verse 11: The work of a skilled stone engraver, like the engraving of a signet [ring] shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the B'nei Yisrael. In gold settings shall you place them.

Verse 12: Set the two stones on the shoulder straps of the eiphod as remembrance stones for the B'nei Yisrael. Aharon shall bear their names before Ad-noy, on his two shoulders as a remembrance.

Sheini (Second Aliyah)

Verse 13: Make gold settings,

Verse 14: and two chains of pure gold, you will make them for the ends, a braided work. and you will fasten the braided chain's to the settings.

Verse 15: Make a breastplate of judgment, the work of a craftsman. Make it in the same manner you made the eiphod. [Out of] gold, greenish-blue wool, dark red wool, crimson wool and fine twined linen, shall you make it.

Verse 16: It shall be a doubled square, a span in its length and a span in its width.

Verse 17: Fill it [the breastplate settings] with fillings of [mounted] stones. Their shall be four rows of stones: An odem [ruby], pitda [topaz], and a barekes [emerald], [shall be placed on] the first row.

Verse 18: The second row: nofech [carbuncle], sapphire, and yahalom [diamond].

Verse 19: The third row: leshem [opal], shevo [agate], and achlomo [amethyst].

Verse 20: The fourth row: tarshish [chrysolite], shoham [onyx], and yoshfei [jasper]. [These stones] shall be placed in gold settings in their fullness.

Verse 21: These stones shall have on them the names of the B'nei Yisrael, twelve of them by their names, each one's name engraved as on a signet [ring], representing the twelve tribes.

Verse 22: Make [two] twisted end-chains for the breastplate, braided work of pure gold.

Verse 23: Make two gold ring's for the breastplate, and set the two rings on the two [upper] corners for the breastplate.

Verse 24: Place [attach] the two gold-braided chains on the two rings, at the corners of the breastplate.

Verse 25: The two ends of the two braided chains, you shall place [attach] to the two settings, and place them on the shoulder straps of the eiphod toward the front.

Verse 26: Make two gold rings and set them on the two [lower] corners of the breastplate, on its edge that is on the inner side of the eiphod.

Verse 27: Make two gold rings and place them on the two shoulder straps of the eiphod, on the bottom, toward the front, a gainst where they are joined, above the eiphod's belt.

Verse 28: They shall bind the [lower] rings of the breastplate to the [lower] rings of the eiphod with a cord of greenish-blue wool, so that it [the breastplate] remains against the eiphod's belt, so that the breastplate does not move from the eiphod.

Verse 29: Aharon will thus carry the names of the B'nei Yisrael on the breastplate of judgment, over his heart, when he comes into the Holy [sanctuary], as a constant remembrance before Ad-noy.

Verse 30: Place in the breastplate the Urim and Tumim, and they will be over Aharon's heart when he comes before Ad-noy. Aharon will carry the judgment of the B'nei Yisrael over his heart, before Ad-noy always.

Sh'lishi (Third Aliyah)

Verse 31: Make the robe of the eiphod completely out of greenish-blue wool.

Verse 32: Its opening at the top shall be turned inward. Its opening shall have a border all around, [this border shall be] of woven work, like there is around the opening of a coat of armor, so that it will not be torn.

Verse 33: On its [lower] hem you shall make pomegranates of greenish-blue wool, dark red wool, and crimson wool---around its [lower] hem. There shall be gold bells between them, all around.

Verse 34: A gold bell and a pomegranate, a gold bell and a pomegranate, on the [lower] hem of the robe all around.

Verse 35: It shall be on Aharon when he performs [Divine] service. Its sound shall be heard when he comes into the Holy [sanctuary] in the presence of Ad-noy, and when he comes out, so that he will not die.

Verse 36: You shall make a diadem of pure gold, and engrave on it in the manner of a signet [ring], "Holy unto Ad-noy."

Verse 37: Set [fasten] it on a greenish-blue wool cord, so that it will be on the turban. It shall be near the front of the turban.

Verse 38: It shall be [worn] on Aharon's forehead, and Aharon will carry [atone] the iniquity of the sacred offerings that the B'nei Yisrael consecrate for all their sacred gifts. It shall be on his forehead always to make them [the sacred-offerings] acceptable before Ad-noy.

Verse 39: Make the undershirt with checkered work of fine linen. Make the turban of fine linen. and the sash-belt shall be the work of an embroiderer.

Verse 40: For Aharon's sons, make undershirts, and [also] make sash-belts for them. Make turban-like hats for them, for honor and splendor.

Verse 41: Clothe your brother, Aharon, with [these garments], and also [clothe] his sons along with him. [Then] anoint them, and install them, and consecrate them to serve Me [as kohanim].

Verse 42: Make for them linen pants to cover their nakedness, reaching from their waists to their thighs.

Verse 43: These [garments] must be worn by Aharon and his sons whenever they come into Tent of Meeting, or approach the altar to serve the Holy [sanctuary], in order that they not bear iniquity and die. This is an everlasting statute for him and his descendants after him.

Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)

Chapter 29

Verse 1: This is what you must do for them to consecrate them to serve Me [as kohanim]. Take one young bull and two unblemished rams,

Verse 2: [also] unleavened bread, unleavened loaves mixed with [olive] oil. and unleavened wafers anointed with oil. You must make them with fine wheat flour.

Verse 3: Place them in one basket and bring them in the basket [along] with the young bull and the two rams.

Verse 4: Bring Aharon and his sons near to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and immerse them in a mikveh.

Verse 5: Take the garments and clothe Aharon with the undershirt, the robe of the eiphod, the eiphod, the breastplate, and gird him with the belt of the eiphod.

Verse 6: Set the turban upon his head and place the sacred diadem upon the turban.

Verse 7: Take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.

Verse 8: Bring his sons near and clothe them with undershirts.

Verse 9: Gird them---Aharon and his sons---with sash---belts, and bind turban like hats for them, and the priesthood shall be for them an everlasting statute. Thus you shall install Aharon and his sons.

Verse 10: Bring the young bull before the Tent of Meeting, and Aharon and his sons shall support their hands on the head of the young bull.

Verse 11: Slaughter the bull before Ad-noy, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

Verse 12: Take of the blood of the bull and put it on the horn-like elevations of the altar with your finger, and pour all the [remaining] blood at the base of the altar.

Verse 13: Take all the fat that covers the inner organs, the lobe that is with the liver, the two kidneys with the fat that is upon them, and burn them on the altar.

Verse 14: [However] the flesh of the bull, its skin, and its intestinal waste, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin-offering.

Verse 15: Take the first ram and have Aharon and his sons support their hands on the head of the ram.

Verse 16: Slaughter the ram, and take its blood, and sprinkle it around the altar.

Verse 17: Cut the ram into pieces. [Then] wash off its intestines and its legs and place them with its cut up pieces and its head.

Verse 18: Burn the entire ram on the altar, it is a burnt-offering to Ad-noy, a pleasing fragrance, a fire-offering to Ad-noy.

Chamishi (Fifth Aliyah)

Verse 19: Take the second ram and have Aharon and his sons support their hands on the head of the ram.

Verse 20: Slaughter the ram, and take of its blood, and place it on the tip of Aharon's right ear, and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hands, and on the big toe of their right feet. Sprinkle the [remaining] blood all around the altar.

Verse 21: Take of the blood that is on the altar, and of the anointing oil and sprinkle it upon Aharon and his garments, and upon his sons and their garments as well. Thus he and his garments will be consecrated, along with his sons and his son's garments.

Verse 22: Take from the ram the [intestinal] fat, the broad tail, the fat that covers the inner organs, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder, for it is a ram of installation-offering.

Verse 23: [Take also] one bread-cake, and one loaf of oiled bread, and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before Ad-noy.

Verse 24: Place all [these things] upon the [open] hands of Aharon, and upon the [open] hands of his sons, and you shall wave them for wave-offering before Ad-noy.

Verse 25: Then take [these things] from their hands and burn them on the altar after the burnt-offering as a pleasing fragrance before Ad-noy. It is a fire-offering to Ad-noy.

Verse 26: Take the breast from Aharon's installation ram and wave it as wave-offering to Ad-noy. Then it shall be your [Moshe's] portion.

Verse 27: Sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the shoulder of the terumah-offering which were [the] waved and uplifted [parts] of the installation ram [which was used to install] Aharon and his sons.

Verse 28: It [the breast and shoulder] shall be for Aharon and his sons' by statute for ever. [This portion is taken] from the B'nei Yisrael for it is a terumah-offering. It shall be a terumah-offering from the B'nei Yisrael taken from their peace-offerings. It is their terumah-offering to Ad-noy.

Verse 29: Aharon's sacred garments shall be his son's after him, to be uplifted through them and to be installed through them.

Verse 30: Seven [consecutive] days shall they be worn by the kohein who will serve in his place--- one of his sons--- who will come into the Tent of Meeting to serve in the Holy [Sanctuary].

Verse 31: Take the [remainder of the] installation ram and cook its flesh in a sacred place.

Verse 32: Aharon and his sons shall eat the ram's meat, along with the bread that is in the basket, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

Verse 33: They are to eat those things through which atonement was achieved, to install them and [thereby] to sanctify them. A stranger [a non-kohein] may not eat thereof for they are sacred.

Verse 34: If any meat of the installation-offering is left over or if any of the bread [is left over] until morning, you must burn the leftovers in fire. It must not be eaten for it is sacred.

Verse 35: So shall you do for Aharon and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Seven days shall you install them.

Verse 36: Offer a bull for a sin-offering each day for atonement; and by sprinkling [its blood] on the altar you will purify it [the altar.] You shall then anoint it to sanctify it.

Verse 37: For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and sanctify it and thus the altar will be Holy of Holies. Anything that touches the altar becomes sacred.

Shishi (Sixth Aliyah)

Verse 38: And this is what you shall offer upon the altar: two yearling lambs each day, continually.

Verse 39: Offer one lamb in the morning and offer the second lamb in the afternoon.

Verse 40: And a tenth [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with one fourth of a hin of pressed olive oil, and a libation of a fourth of a hin of wine for the first lamb.

Verse 41: Offer the second lamb in the afternoon. As the meal-offering of the morning together with its libation, shall you offer it, for a pleasing fragrance, a fire-offering to Ad-noy.

Verse 42: This shall be a continual burnt-offering for your generations. [It shall be offered] at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, before Ad-noy, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.

Verse 43: It is there that I will meet with the B'nei Yisrael, and it will be sanctified with My Glory.

Verse 44: I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and Aharon and his sons I will sanctify to serve Me as kohanim.

Verse 45: I will dwell among the B'nei Yisrael, and I will be their G-d.

Verse 46: They will know that I, Ad-noy, am their G-d who brought them out of the land of Egypt to dwell among them. I am Ad-noy, their G-d.

Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah)

Chapter 30

Verse 1: You shall make an altar to burn incense. Make it out of Acacia wood.

Verse 2: It shall be one amoh long and one amoh wide, it shall be a square, and two amohs high. Its horn-like elevations shall be of one piece with it.

Verse 3: You shall overlay it with pure gold, on its top, its walls all around, and its horn-like elevations, and make a gold crown-like rim all around it.

Verse 4: Make two gold rings for it under its crown-like rim, on two of its corners. Make them on its two opposite sides. They will house the poles with which it is carried.

Verse 5: Make the poles out of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

Verse 6: Place it in front of the paroches that is by the Ark of the Testimony, in front of the covering that is on the Testimony where I will meet with you there.

Verse 7: Aharon shall burn upon it incense of spices. Every morning when he cleans the lamps, he shall burn it.


Verse 8: And when Aharon lights the lamps in the afternoon, he shall burn it. It is a continual incense-offering before Ad-noy for you generations.

Verse 9: Do not bring upon it strange [unauthorized] incense; neither burnt-offerings nor meal-offerings. You shall not pour a libation-offering upon it.

Verse 10: Aharon shall make atonement on its horn-like elevations once each year. With the blood of the sin-offering of atonement, he shall make atonement on it once each year for your generations. It is Holy of Holies to Ad-noy.

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