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Making the Priestly Garments

1Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

Making the Ephod

2He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
  3They beat the gold into thin plates and cut it into wires to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman.
  4They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. At the two ends it was joined together.
  5The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

6They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.
  7He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

Making the Breastpiece

8He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
  9It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its breadth a span, being double.
  10They set in it four rows of stones. A row of jewels, topaz, and beryl was the first row;
  11and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;
  12and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
  13and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold settings.
 

14The stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, 12, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, for the 12 tribes.
 

15They made on the breastplate chains like cords of braided work of pure gold.
  16They made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
  17They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.
  18The other two ends of the two braided chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in its front.
  19They made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, that was toward the side of the ephod inward.
  20They made two rings of gold and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
  21They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

Making the Robe

22He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
  23The opening of the robe in its middle was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening that it should not be torn.
  24They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, and twined linen.
  25They made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the pomegranates;
  26a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate around the skirts of the robe to minister in, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

The Other Priestly Garments

27They made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons,
  28and the turban of fine linen, and the linen headbands of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen,
  29and the sash of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

Making the Holy Diadem

30They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold and wrote on it a writing, like the engravings of a signet:

 “HOLY TO YAHWEH.”

 

31They tied to it a lace of blue to fasten it on the turban above, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
 

Moses’ Inspection of the Tabernacle

32Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished. The children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses; so they did.
  33They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,
  34the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, the covering of dugong skins, the veil for the screen,
  35the ark of the testimony with its poles, the mercy seat,
  36the table, all its vessels, the show bread,
  37the pure lampstand, its lamps, even the lamps to be set in order, all its vessels, the oil for the light,
  38the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the entrance of the Tent,
  39the bronze altar, its grating of bronze, its poles, all of its vessels, the basin and its base,
  40the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle for the Tent of Meeting,
  41the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to minister in the priest’s office.
  42According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.
  43Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as Yahweh had commanded, even so had they done it; and Moses blessed them.
 


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