Exodus 28

1Aaron and his sons are set apart for the priest's office. 2Holy garments are appointed. 6The ephod. 15The breastplate with twelve precious stones. 30The Urim and Thummim. 31The robe of the ephod, with pomegranates and bells. 36The plate of the mitre. 39The embroidered coat. 40The garments for Aaron's sons.

1 And 1take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even 2Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

2 And thou shalt make 1holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are 1wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

4 And these are the garments which they shall make; 1a breastplate, and 2an ephod, and 3a robe, and 4a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

5 And they shall take 1gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.

6 ¶ And 1they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, 2with cunning work.

7 It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.

8 And the acurious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

9 And 1thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:

10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, 1according to their birth.

11 With 1the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.

12 And thou shalt 1put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and 2Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders 3for a memorial.

13 ¶ And thou shalt make ouches of gold;

14 And two chains of pure gold 1at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.

15 ¶ And thou shalt make the 1breastplate of judgment 2with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.

16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

17 And thou shalt aset in it settings of stones, even 1four rows of stones: the first row shall be a bsardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.

18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a 1sapphire, and a diamond.

19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.

20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their ainclosings.

21 And the stones shall be 1with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be 2according to the twelve tribes.

22 ¶ And 1thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold.

23 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

24 And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.

25 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.

26 ¶ And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.

27 And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the 1curious girdle of the ephod.

28 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

29 And Aaron shall 1bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.

30 ¶ And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the 1Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually.

31 ¶ And thou shalt make 1the robe of the ephod all of blue.

32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be 1not rent.

33 ¶ And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make 1pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the ahem thereof; and 2bells of gold between them round about:

34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.

35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his 1sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the Lord, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

36 ¶ And thou shalt make a 1plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the 2engravings of a signet, 3HOLINESS TO THE Lord.

37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon 1the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.

38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may 1bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may 2be accepted before the Lord.

39 ¶ And thou shalt embroider the 1coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the 2mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the 3girdle of needlework.

40 ¶ And 1for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, 2for glory and for beauty.

41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt 1anoint them, and aconsecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.

42 And thou shalt make them linen 1breeches to cover atheir nakedness; from the loins even 2unto the thighs they shall breach:

43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they 1bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute 2for ever unto him and his seed after him.