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Exodus 28

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

Exodus 28:1 And cause thou thy brother Aaron to come vnto thee and his sonnes with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may serue me in the Priestes office: I meane Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar Aarons sonnes.

Holy garments are appointed.

Exodus 28:2 Also thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, glorious and beautifull. Exodus 28:3 Therefore thou shalt speake vnto al cunning men, whome I haue filled with the spirite of wisedome, that they make Aarons garments to consecrate him, that he may serue me in the Priestes office. Exodus 28:4 Nowe these shall be the garments, which they shall make, a brest plate, and an Ephod, and a robe, and a broydred coate, a miter, and a girdle. so these holy garments shall they make for Aaron thy brother, and for his sonnes, that he may serue me in the Priests office. Exodus 28:5 Therefore they shall take golde, and blew silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine linnen,

The ephod.

Exodus 28:6 And they shal make the Ephod of gold, blewe silke, and purple, skarlet, and fine twined linen of broydred worke. Exodus 28:7 The two shoulders thereof shalbe ioyned together by their two edges: so shall it be closed. Exodus 28:8 And the embroydred garde of the same Ephod, which shalbe vpon him, shall be of the selfe same worke and stuffe, euen of golde, blewe silke, and purple, & skarlet, & fine twined linen. Exodus 28:9 And thou shalt take two onix stones, and graue vpon them the names of the children of Israel: Exodus 28:10 Sixe names of them vpon the one stone, and the sixe names that remaine, vpon the seconde stone, according to their generations. Exodus 28:11 Thou shalt cause to graue the two stones according to the names of the children of Israel by a grauer of signets, that worketh and graueth in stone, and shalt make them to be set and embossed in golde. Exodus 28:12 And thou shalt put the two stones vpon the shoulders of the Ephod, as stones of remebrance of the children of Israel: for Aaron shall beare their names before the Lorde vpon his two shoulders for a remembrance.

Exodus 28:13 So thou shalt make bosses of golde, Exodus 28:14 And two cheynes of fine golde at the ende, of wrethed worke shalt thou make them, and shalt fasten the wrethed cheynes vpon the bosses.

The breastplate with twelve precious stones.

Exodus 28:15 Also thou shalt make the brest plate of iudgement with broydred worke: like the worke of the Ephod shalt thou make it: of gold, blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen shalt thou make it. Exodus 28:16 Foure square it shall be and double, an hand bredth long and an hand bredth broade. Exodus 28:17 Then thou shalt set it full of places for stones, euen foure rowes of stones: the order shalbe this, a rubie, a topaze, and a carbuncle in the first rowe. Exodus 28:18 And in the seconde rowe thou shalt set an emeraude, a saphir, and a diamonde. Exodus 28:19 And in the third rowe a turkeis, an achate, and an hematite. Exodus 28:20 And in the fourth rowe a chrysolite, an onix, and a iasper: and they shall be set in golde in their embossements. Exodus 28:21 And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelue, according to their names, grauen as signets, euerye one after his name, and they shall bee for the twelue tribes.

Exodus 28:22 Then thou shalt make vpon the breast plate two cheines at the endes of wrethen worke of pure golde. Exodus 28:23 Thou shalt make also vpon the brest plate two rings of golde, and put the two rings on the two endes of the brest plate. Exodus 28:24 And thou shalt put the two wrethen chaynes of golde in the two rings in the endes of the brest plate. Exodus 28:25 And the other two endes of the two wrethen cheines, thou shalt fasten in ye two embossements, and shalt put them vpon the shoulders of the Ephod on the foreside of it.

Exodus 28:26 Also thou shalt make two rings of gold, which thou shalt put in the two other endes of the brest plate, vpon the border thereof, towarde the inside of the Ephod. Exodus 28:27 And two other rings of golde thou shalt make, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath in the forepart of it ouer against the coupling of it vpon the broydred garde of the Ephod. Exodus 28:28 Thus they shall binde the brest plate by his rings vnto the rings of the Ephod, with a lace of blewe silke, that it may be fast vpon the broydred garde of the Ephod, and that the brest plate be not loosed from the Ephod. Exodus 28:29 So Aaron shall beare the names of the children of Israel in the brest plate of iudgement vpon his heart, when he goeth into the holy place, for a remembrance continually before the Lorde.

The Urim and Thummim.

Exodus 28:30 Also thou shalt put in the brest plate of iudgement the Vrim and the Thummim, which shalbe vpon Aarons heart, when he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall beare the iudgement of the children of Israel vpon his heart before the Lord continually.

The robe of the ephod, with pomegranates and bells.

Exodus 28:31 And thou shalt make the robe of the Ephod altogether of blewe silke. Exodus 28:32 And the hole for his head shalbe in the middes of it, hauing an edge of wouen woorke rounde about the coller of it: so it shalbe as the coller of an habergeon that it rent not.

Exodus 28:33 And beneath vpon the skirtes thereof thou shalt make pomegranates of blew silke, and purple, & skarlet, round about the skirts thereof, and belles of gold betweene them round about: Exodus 28:34 That is, a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate rounde about vpon the skirtes of the robe. Exodus 28:35 So it shalbe vpon Aaron, when he ministreth, and his sound shalbe heard, when he goeth into the holy place before the Lorde, and when he commeth out, and he shall not dye.

The plate of the mitre.

Exodus 28:36 Also thou shalt make a plate of pure golde, and graue thereon, as signets are grauen, Holines To The Lord, Exodus 28:37 And thou shalt put it on a blew silke lace, and it shalbe vpon the miter: euen vpon the fore front of the miter shall it be. Exodus 28:38 So it shalbe vpon Aarons forehead, that Aaron may beare the iniquitie of the offrings, which the children of Israel shall offer in all their holy offrings: and it shall be alwayes vpon his forehead, to make them acceptable before the Lorde.

The embroidered coat.

Exodus 28:39 Likewise thou shalt embroyder the fine line coat, & thou shalt make a miter of fine line, but thou shalt make a girdell of needle worke.

The garments of Aaron's sons.

Exodus 28:40 Also thou shalt make for Aarons sonnes coates, & thou shalt make the girdels, & bonets shalt thou make them for glorie & comelinesse. Exodus 28:41 And thou shalt put them vpon Aaron thy brother, and on his sonnes with him, and shalt anoint them, and fill their handes, and sanctifie them, that they may minister vnto me in the Priestes office. Exodus 28:42 Thou shalt also make them linen breeches to couer their priuities: from the loynes vnto the thighs shall they reache. Exodus 28:43 And they shalbe for Aaron & his sonnes when they come into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, or whe they come vnto the altar to minister in the holy place, that they commit not iniquitie, and so die. This shalbe a lawe for euer vnto him and to his seede after him.

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