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Exodus 39 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Making the Priestly Garments

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:1 - From the blue and purple and scarlet yarns they made finely woven garments,[fn] for ministering in the Holy Place. They made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:2 - He made the ephod of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:3 - And they hammered out gold leaf, and he cut it into threads to work into the blue and purple and the scarlet yarns, and into the fine twined linen, in skilled design.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:4 - They made for the ephod attaching shoulder pieces, joined to it at its two edges.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:5 - And the skillfully woven band on it was of one piece with it and made like it, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:6 - They made the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold filigree, and engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:7 - And he set them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod to be stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:8 - He made the breastpiece, in skilled work, in the style of the ephod, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:9 - It was square. They made the breastpiece doubled, a span[fn] its length and a span its breadth when doubled.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:10 - And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:11 - and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:12 - and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:13 - and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:14 - There were twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They were like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:15 - And they made on the breastpiece twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:16 - And they made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breastpiece.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:17 - And they put the two cords of gold in the two rings at the edges of the breastpiece.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:18 - They attached the two ends of the two cords to the two settings of filigree. Thus they attached it in front to the shoulder pieces of the ephod.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:19 - Then they made two rings of gold, and put them at the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inside edge next to the ephod.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:20 - And they made two rings of gold, and attached them in front to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, at its seam above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:21 - And they bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it should lie on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece should not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:22 - He also made the robe of the ephod woven all of blue,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:23 - and the opening of the robe in it was like the opening in a garment, with a binding around the opening, so that it might not tear.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:24 - On the hem of the robe they made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:25 - They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around the hem of the robe, between the pomegranates—

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:26 - a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate around the hem of the robe for ministering, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:27 - They also made the coats, woven of fine linen, for Aaron and his sons,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:28 - and the turban of fine linen, and the caps of fine linen, and the linen undergarments of fine twined linen,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:29 - and the sash of fine twined linen and of blue and purple and scarlet yarns, embroidered with needlework, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:30 - They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engraving of a signet, “Holy to the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:31 - And they tied to it a cord of blue to fasten it on the turban above, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:32 - Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was finished, and the people of Israel did according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses; so they did.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:33 - Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent and all its utensils, its hooks, its frames, its bars, its pillars, and its bases;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:34 - the covering of tanned rams’ skins and goatskins, and the veil of the screen;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:35 - the ark of the testimony with its poles and the mercy seat;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:36 - the table with all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:37 - the lampstand of pure gold and its lamps with the lamps set and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:38 - the golden altar, the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the entrance of the tent;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:39 - the bronze altar, and its grating of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils; the basin and its stand;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:40 - the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, and its pegs; and all the utensils for the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:41 - the finely worked garments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons for their service as priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:42 - According to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:43 - And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, so had they done it. Then Moses blessed them.
ESV Footnotes
Or garments for worship
A span was about 9 inches or 22 centimeters
ESV

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