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Exodus 28

Aaron and his sons are set apart for the priests' office.

Exodus 28:1 And take thou vnto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sonnes with him from among the children of Israel, that Aaron may minister vnto me in the priestes office, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aarons sonnes.

Holy garments are appointed.

Exodus 28:2 And thou shalt make holy rayment for Aaron thy brother, glorious and beautifull. Exodus 28:3 And thou shalt speake vnto all that are wise hearted, whom I haue filled with the spirite of wisdome, that they make Aarons rayment to consecrate him, that he may minister vnto me in the priestes office. Exodus 28:4 These are the garmentes which they shall make, a brestlap and an ephod, a tunicle, a brodered coate, a miter, and a girdle, these holy garmentes shall they make for Aaron thy brother and his sonnes, that they may minister vnto me in the priestes office. Exodus 28:5 And let them take golde, blewe silke, purple, scarlet, and whyte twined silke,

The ephod.

Exodus 28:6 They shall make the ephod of golde, blewe silke, purple, scarlet, and whyte twined silke, with brodered worke. Exodus 28:7 The two sides shall come together, and be closed vp in the two edges therof. Exodus 28:8 And the girdle of the ephod shalbe of the same workmanship, and of the same stuffe, euen of golde, blewe silke, purple, scarlet, and whyte twined silke. Exodus 28:9 And thou shalt take two Onyx stones, and graue in them the names of the children of Israel. Exodus 28:10 Sixe names of them in the one stone, and the other sixe in the other stone, accordyng to their birth. Exodus 28:11 After the worke of a stone grauer and of him that graueth signettes, shalt thou graue the two stones, with the names of the children of Israel, and shalt make them to be set in ouches of golde. Exodus 28:12 And thou shalt put the two stones vpon the two shoulders of the ephod [that they may be] stones of remembraunce vnto the children of Israel: and Aaron shal beare their names before the Lord vpon his two shoulders for a remembraunce.

Exodus 28:13 And thou shalt make ouches of golde: Exodus 28:14 And two chaynes of fine golde of a certayne length, linke worke & wreathed, and fasten the wreathed chaynes to the ouches.

The breastplate with twelve precious stones.

Exodus 28:15 And thou shalt make the brestlap of iudgement with brodered worke: euen after the worke of the ephod thou shalt make it [namely] of golde, blewe silke, purple, scarlet, and whyte twined silke. Exodus 28:16 Foure square it shalbe and double, an hande bredth long, and an hande bredth brode. Exodus 28:17 And thou shalt fill it with foure rowes of stones: in the first rowe shalbe a Sardius, a Topas, and Smaragdus. Exodus 28:18 In the seconde rowe, a Rubi, Saphir, and Diamonde. Exodus 28:19 In the thirde a Lyncurius, an Achat, and an Ametyst. Exodus 28:20 In the fourth a Turcas, an Onyx, and a Iaspis: and they shalbe set in golde in their inclosers. Exodus 28:21 And the stones shalbe grauen, as signettes be grauen with the names of the children of Israel, euen with twelue names, euery one with his name accordyng to the twelue tribes.

Exodus 28:22 And thou shalt make vpon the brestlap two fastenyng chaynes of pure golde and wreathen worke. Exodus 28:23 And thou shalt make likewise vpon the brestlap two ringes of golde, and put them on the edges of the brestlap. Exodus 28:24 And put the two wreathen chaynes of golde in the two ringes which are in the edges of the brestlap. Exodus 28:25 And the other two endes of the chaines thou shalt fasten in two close ouches, and put them vpon the shoulders of the ephod on the foreside of it.

Exodus 28:26 And thou shalt yet make two ringes of golde, which thou shalt put in the two edges of the brestlap [euen] in the borders therof, towarde the inside of the ephod ouer agaynst it. Exodus 28:27 And yet two [other] ringes of gold thou shalt make, and put them on the two sides of ye Ephod beneath ouer agaynst the brestlap, alowe where the sides are ioyned together vpon the brodered gyrdle of the Ephod. Exodus 28:28 And they shall bynde the brestlap by his ringes, vnto ye ringes of the Ephod, with a lase of blewe silke, that it may lye close aboue the brodered gyrdle of the Ephod, and that the brestlap be not loosed from the Ephod. Exodus 28:29 And Aaron shall beare the names of the children of Israel in the brestlap of iudgement vpon his heart, when he goeth into the holy place, for a remembraunce before the Lorde alway.

The Urim and Thummim.

Exodus 28:30 And thou shalt put in the brestlap of iudgment the Urim & the Thummim, and they shalbe [euen] vpo Aarons heart whe he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall beare the iudgement of the children of Israel vpon his heart before the Lorde alway.

The robe of the ephod, with pomegranates and bells.

Exodus 28:31 And thou shalt make the tunicle vnto the Ephod, altogether of blewe silke. Exodus 28:32 And there shalbe an hole for the head in the middest of it, hauyng a bonde of wouen worke rounde about the coller of it, as it were the coller of a partlet, that it rent not.

Exodus 28:33 And beneath vpon the hem, thou shalt make pomgranates of blewe sylke, and of purple, and of scarlet, rounde about the hem, and belles of gold betweene them rounde about. Exodus 28:34 And let there be euer a golden bell and a pomgranate: a golden bell and a pomgranate rounde about vpon the hem of the tunicle. Exodus 28:35 And Aaron shall haue it vpon hym when he ministreth, and the sound shalbe hearde when he goeth into the holy place before the Lorde, & when he commeth out: and he shall not dye.

The plate of the mitre.

Exodus 28:36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and graue theron as signettes are grauen, the holynes of the Lorde. Exodus 28:37 And put it on a blewe sylke lase to be vpon the mytre, euen vpon the forefront of it. Exodus 28:38 And it shalbe vpon Aarons forehead, that Aaron may beare the sinne of the holy thinges, whiche the children of Israel halowe in all their holy gyftes: and it shalbe alwayes vpon his forehead, for the reconciling of them before the Lorde.

The embroidered coat.

Exodus 28:39 And thou shalt make a coate of white sylke, embrodered with knottes, & thou shalt make a mytre of whyte sylke, and a gyrdle of needle worke.

The garments of Aaron's sons.

Exodus 28:40 And thou shalt make for Aarons sonnes also coates, and thou shalt make for them gyrdles, & bonettes shalt thou make for them, glorious and bewtiful. Exodus 28:41 And thou shalt put them vpon Aaron thy brother, & on his sonnes with hym, and shalt annoynt them, and fill their handes, & sanctifie them, that they may minister vnto me in the priestes office. Exodus 28:42 And thou shalt make them lynnen sloppes to couer their priuities: fro the loynes vnto ye thighes they shal reache. Exodus 28:43 And they shalbe vpon Aaron and his sonnes when they come into the tabercle of the congregatio, or whe they come vnto the aulter to minister in holines: that they beare no sinne, & so dye. And it shalbe a lawe for euer vnto Aaron, and his seede after him.

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