Aaron and his sons are set apart for the priests' office.
Exodus 28:1 And take thou vnto þe Aaron thy brother and hys sonnes wyth him, from amonge the children of Israell that he may minister vnto me, both Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar Arons sonnes.
Holy garments are appointed.
Exodus 28:2 And thou shalt make holye raiment for Aaron thy brother, both honorable and gloryous. Exodus 28:3 Moreouer, speake vnto all that are wyse harted, which I haue fylled wt the spirite of wysdome: þt they make Aarons raymente to consecrate him wt, þt he maye mynyster vnto me. Exodus 28:4 These are the garmentes whyche they shal make: a brestlapp Ephod, a tunycle, a strayte cote, a myter and a gyrdell. And they shall make holye garmentes for Aaron thy brother and his sonnes that he maye mynynister vnto me. Exodus 28:5 And thei shal take therto gold iacincte, scarlet, purpull and bysse.
Exodus 28:6 And they shall make the Ephod of golde, iacincte, scarlet, purpull and whyte twined bysse with brothered worke. Exodus 28:7 The two sides shall come together, closed vp in the edges therof. Exodus 28:8 And the gyrdell of the Ephod shalbe of the same worckemanshyppe and of the same stuffe, euen of golde, iacyncte, scarlette, purpull and twyned bysse. Exodus 28:9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and graue in them the names of the chyldren of Israell: Exodus 28:10 sixe in the one stone, the other sixe in the other stone: accordynge to the order of their birth. Exodus 28:11 After the worcke of a stonegrauer euen as signettes are grauen, shalt thou graue the .ij. stones with the names of the chyldren of Israel, and shalt make them to be set in ouches of golde. Exodus 28:12 And thou shalte put the two stones vpon the two shoulders of the Ephod and they shalbe stones of remembraunce vnto the chyldren of Israel. And Aaron shal beare their names before the Lorde vpon his two shulders for a remembrance.
Exodus 28:13 And thou shalt make hokes of gold Exodus 28:14 and two cheynes of fine golde: lynkeworke and wrethed, and fasten the wrethed cheyns to the hokes.
The breastplate with twelve precious stones.
Exodus 28:15 And thou shale make the brestlappe of iudgement with brodered worke: euen after the worcke of the Ephod shalte thou make it: of gold, iacincte, sarlet, purple and twined bisse shalt thou make it. Exodus 28:16 For square it shalbe and double, an hande brede longe and an hande brede brode. Exodus 28:17 And thou shalt fyll it wyth .iiij. rowes of stones. In the fyrste rowe shalbe a Sardios, a Topas and Smaragdus. Exodus 28:18 The seconde rowe, a Rubye. Saphir and Diamonde. Exodus 28:19 The thyrde: Lygurios an Achat and Iaspis. Exodus 28:20 The fourth: a Turcas, Onix and Iaspis. And they shalbe set in golde in their inclosers, Exodus 28:21 And the stones shalbe grauen as signettes be grauen: wyth the names of the children of Israell euen wyth .xij. names euerye one wt hys name accordinge to the .xii. tribes
Exodus 28:22 And thou shalt make vpon the brestappe two fastening cheyns of pure gold and wrethen worke. And thou shalt make, lyke wyse vpon, þe brestlap two ringes of gold, Exodus 28:23 & put them on the edges of þe brestlap. Exodus 28:24 & put þe .ii. wrethen cheynes of gold in þe .ij. rynges which are in the edges of the brestlappe. Exodus 28:25 And the .ii. endes of the .ij. cheyns thou shalte fasten in the .ij. rynges, and put them vpon the shoulders of the Ephode on the foresyde of it.
Exodus 28:26 And thou shal yet make .ij. rynges of golde, and put them in the .ij. edges of the brestlappe euen in the borders therof towarde the insyde of the Ephod that is ouer agaynst it. Exodus 28:27 And yet .ij. other rynges of golde thou shalt make, & put them on the .ij. sides of the Ephod, beneth ouer agaynste the brestlappe alowe where þe sydes are ioyned together vpon the bordered gyrdel of the Ephod. Exodus 28:28 And they shall bynde the brestlappe by hys ringes vnto the ringes of the Ephod with a lace of Iacyncte, that it maye lye close vnto the brodered gyrdell of the Ephod, that the brestlappe be not loosed from the Ephod. Exodus 28:29 And Aaron shal beare the names of þe chyldren of Israel in the brestlappe of iudgement vpon hys hert, when he goeth into the holy place for a remembraunce before the Lorde alwaye.
The Urim and Thummim.
Exodus 28:30 And thou shalt put in the brestlappe of iudgement Vrim & Thumim: that they be euen vpon Aarons hert when he goeth in before the Lord & Aaron shall beare the ensample of the chyldren of Israell vpon his herte before the Lorde alwaye.
The robe of the ephod, with pomegranates and bells.
Exodus 28:31 And thou shalt make the tunycle vnto the Ephod altogether of Iacyncte. Exodus 28:32 And there shalbe an hole for the head in the middes of it, and let there be a bonde of wouen worke rounde aboute the coller of it (as it were the coller of a partlet) that it rent not.
Exodus 28:33 And beneth vpon the hemme, thou shalt make pomgranates of Iacyncte, of scarlette, and of purpull rounde about the hemme, Exodus 28:34 and belles of golde betwene them rounde aboute: that there be euer a golden bell and a pomgranate, a golden bell and a pomgranate rounde aboute vpon the hem of the tunicle. Exodus 28:35 And Aaron shal haue it vpon him when he ministreth, that the sounde may be herde when he goeth into the holy place before the Lorde and when he cometh out, that he dye not.
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 Lord, Exodus 28:37 & put it on a lace of Iacyncte & tye it vnto the mytre, vpon the forefront of it, Exodus 28:38 that it be vppon Aarons forehead: that Aaron beare the sinne of þe holy thinges whiche the chyldren of Israell haue halowed in al their holy giftes. And it shalbe alwayes vppon Aarons forehead, that they maye be accepted before the Lord.
The embroidered coat.
Exodus 28:39 And thou shalt make an albe of bysse, and thou shalt make a mytre of bysse & a gyrdell of nedle worde.
The garments of Aaron's sons.
Exodus 28:40 And thou shalt make for Aarons sonnes also cotes, gyrdels and bonettes honourable and glorious, Exodus 28:41 and thou shalt put them vppon Aaron thy brother and on hys sonnes wyth him & shalt anoynte them & fill their handes and consecrate them that they may ministre vnto me. Exodus 28:42 And thou shalte make them lynnen breches too couer their preuityes: from the loynes vnto the thyes shall they reach. Exodus 28:43 And they shalbe vpon Aaron & his sonnes, when they go into the tabernacle of witnesse, or when they go vnto the aultare to ministre in holynes, that they beare no sinne and so dye. And it shalbe a lawe for euer vnto Aaron & his sede after hym.