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Exodus 28 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Garments of the Priests

(Exo 39:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:1 - “Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me—Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:2 - “You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:3 - “You shall speak to all the [fn]skillful persons whom I have endowed with [fn]the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:4 - “These are the garments which they shall make: a [fn]breastpiece and an ephod and a robe and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister as priest to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:5 - “They shall take the gold and the [fn]blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:6 - “They shall also make the ephod of gold, of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:7 - “It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:8 - “The skillfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its workmanship, [fn]of the same material: of gold, of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:9 - “You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:10 - six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the [fn]other stone, according to their birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:11 - [fn]As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall [fn]set them in filigree settings of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:12 - “You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:13 - “You shall make filigree settings of gold,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:14 - and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them of twisted cordage work, and you shall put the corded chains on the filigree settings.
(Exo 39:8–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:15 - “You shall make a [fn]breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:16 - “It shall be square and folded double, a span [fn]in length and a span [fn]in width.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:17 - “You shall [fn]mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall be a row of ruby, topaz and emerald;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:18 - and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:19 - and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:20 - and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be [fn]set in gold filigree.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:21 - “The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:22 - “You shall make on the [fn]breastpiece chains of twisted cordage work in pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:23 - “You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:24 - “You shall put the two cords of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:25 - “You shall put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:26 - “You shall make two rings of gold and shall place them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on the edge of it, which is toward the inner side of the ephod.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:27 - “You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:28 - “They shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a [fn]blue cord, so that it will be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece will not come loose from the ephod.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:29 - “Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment over his heart when he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:30 - “You shall put in the breastpiece of judgment the [fn]Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the LORD; and Aaron shall carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD continually.
(Exo 39:22–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:31 - “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of [fn]blue.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:32 - “There shall be an opening [fn]at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:33 - “You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:34 - a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:35 - “It shall be on Aaron [fn]when he ministers; and [fn]its tinkling shall be heard when he enters and [fn]leaves the holy place before the LORD, so that he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:36 - “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and shall engrave on it, like the engravings of a seal, ‘Holy to the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:37 - “You shall [fn]fasten it on a [fn]blue cord, and it shall be on the turban; it shall be at the front of the turban.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:38 - “It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall [fn]take away the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:39 - “You shall weave the tunic of checkered work of fine linen, and shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of a [fn]weaver.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:40 - “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make [fn]caps for them, for glory and for beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:41 - “You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and [fn]ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:42 - “You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall [fn]reach from the loins even to the thighs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - “They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur [fn]guilt and die. It shall be a statute forever to him and to his [fn]descendants after him.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: wise of heart
I.e. artistic skill
Or, pouch
Or, violet
Or, violet
Literally: from it
Or, violet
Literally: second
Literally: A work of a lapidary, engravings of a seal
Literally: make them to be surrounded
Or, pouch
Or, violet
Literally: its
Literally: fill in a setting of stones, four rows of stones
Literally: interwoven with gold in their settings
Or, pouch, and so through v 30
Or, violet
I.e. lights and perfections
Or, violet
Or, for his head
Literally: for ministering
Literally: its sound
Literally: comes out from
Literally: place
Or, violet
Or, bear
Literally: variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
Literally: headgear
Literally: fill their hand
Literally: be
Or, iniquity
Literally: seed

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