Exodus

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Copyright 1901 by Thomas Nelson & Sons
Copyright 1929 by the International Council of Religious Education

Chapter 22

[1]If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. [2]If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him. [3]If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him; he shall make restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. [4]If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double. [5]If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. [6]If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

[7]If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double. [8]If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, [to see] whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods. [9]For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing, whereof one saith, This is it, the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbor. [10]If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: [11]the oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, whether he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. [12]But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. [13] If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness: he shall not make good that which was torn.

[14]And if a man borrow aught of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. [15]If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire. [16]And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. [17]If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. [18]Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live. [19]Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

[20]He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed. [21]And a sojourner shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him: for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt. [22]Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. [23]If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; [24]and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

[25]If thou lend money to any of my people with thee that is poor, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest. [26]If thou at all take thy neighbor's garment to pledge, thou shalt restore it unto him before the sun goeth down: [27]for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

[28]Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people. [29]Thou shalt not delay to offer of thy harvest, and of the outflow of thy presses. The first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. [30]Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, [and] with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me. [31]And ye shall be holy men unto me: therefore ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

Chapter 23

[1]Thou shalt not take up a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. [2]Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest [justice]: [3]neither shalt thou favor a poor man in his cause. [4]If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. [5]If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, thou shalt forbear to leave him, thou shalt surely release [it] with him.

[6]Thou shalt not wrest the justice [due] to thy poor in his cause. [7]Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. [8]And thou shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous. [9]And a sojourner shalt thou not oppress: for ye know the heart of a sojourner, seeing ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

[10]And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof: [11]but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, [and] with thy oliveyard. [12]Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed. [13]And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

[14]Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. [15]The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep: seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it thou camest out from Egypt); and none shall appear before me empty: [16] and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labors, which thou sowest in the field: and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy labors out of the field. [17]Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah. [18]Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning. [19]The first of the first-fruits of thy ground thou shalt bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in it mother's milk.

[20]Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. [21]Take ye heed before him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him. [22]But if thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. [23] For mine angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: and I will cut them off. [24] Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars. [25]And ye shall serve Jehovah your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. [26] There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. [27]I will send my terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. [28]And I will send the hornet before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. [29]I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee. [30]By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. [31]And I will set thy border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand: and thou shalt drive them out before thee. [32]Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. [33]They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

Chapter 24

[1]And he said unto Moses, Come up unto Jehovah, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off: [2]and Moses alone shall come near unto Jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him. [3]And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Jehovah hath spoken will we do. [4]And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. [5]And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto Jehovah. [6]And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. [7]And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Jehovah hath spoken will we do, and be obedient. [8]And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah hath made with you concerning all these words. [9]Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. [10]And they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness. [11]And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.

[12]And Jehovah said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that thou mayest teach them. [13]And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God. [14]And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: whosoever hath a cause, let him come near unto them. [15]And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount. [16]And the glory of Jehovah abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. [17]And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. [18]And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Chapter 25

[1]And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, [2]Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take my offering. [3]And this is the offering which ye shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass, [4]and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [hair], [5]and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, [6]oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, [7]onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate. [8]And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. [9]According to all that I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall ye make it.

[10]And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. [11]And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. [12]And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. [13]And thou shalt make staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. [14]And thou shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark. [15]The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. [16]And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. [17]And thou shalt make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. [18]And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. [19]And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof. [20]And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. [21]And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. [22]And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

[23]And thou shalt make a table of acacia wood: two cubits [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. [24]And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. [25]And thou shalt make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about; and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. [26]And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. [27]Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table. [28]And thou shalt make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. [29]And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the flagons thereof, and the bowls thereof, wherewith to pour out: of pure gold shalt thou make them. [30]And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before me alway.

[31]And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it. [32]And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: [33]three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick: [34]and in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof; [35]and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick. [36]Their knops and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold. [37]And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it. [38]And the snuffers thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. [39]Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels. [40] And see that thou make them after their pattern, which hath been showed thee in the mount.

Chapter 26

[1]Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them. [2]The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. [3]Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and [the other] five curtains shall be coupled one to another. [4]And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second coupling. [5]Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the second coupling; the loops shall be opposite one to another. [6]And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be one [whole].

[7]And thou shalt make curtains of goats' [hair] for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make them. [8]The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure. [9]And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent. [10]And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops upon the edge of the curtain which is [outmost in] the second coupling. [11]And thou shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. [12]And the overhanging part that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. [13] And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. [14]And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

[15]And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up. [16]Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. [17]Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle. [18]And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward. [19] And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. [20]And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, [21]and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. [22] And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards. [23]And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. [24]And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. [25]And there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

[26]And thou shalt make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, [27]and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the hinder part westward. [28]And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall pass through from end to end. [29]And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold. [30]And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which hath been showed thee in the mount.

[31]And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made. [32]And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks [shall be] of gold, upon four sockets of silver. [33]And thou shalt hang up the veil under the clasps, and shalt bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall separate unto you between the holy place and the most holy. [34]And thou shalt put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. [35]And thou shalt set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side. [36]And thou shalt make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer. [37]And thou shalt make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold: their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

Chapter 27

[1]And thou shalt make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. [2] And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it: and thou shalt overlay it with brass. [3]And thou shalt make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass. [4]And thou shalt make for it a grating of network of brass: and upon the net shalt thou make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof. [5]And thou shalt put it under the ledge round the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar. [6]And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with brass. [7]And the staves thereof shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, in bearing it. [8]Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been showed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

[9]And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side: [10] and the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets [shall be] of silver. [11]And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, and the pillars thereof twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. [12]And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. [13]And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. [14]The hangings for the one side [of the gate] shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. [15]And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. [16]And for the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four. [17]All the pillars of the court round about shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass. [18]The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. [19]All the instruments of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

[20]And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. [21]In the tent of meeting, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Jehovah: it shall be a statue for ever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Chapter 28

[1]And bring thou near 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 Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. [2]And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for beauty. [3]And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. [4]And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of checker work, 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 the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.

[6]And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman. [7]It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends thereof, that it may be joined together. [8]And the skilfully woven band, which is upon it, wherewith to gird it on, shall be like the work thereof [and] of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. [9] And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: [10]six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, according to their birth. [11]With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be inclosed in settings of gold. [12]And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before Jehovah upon his two shoulders for a memorial. [13]And thou shalt make settings of gold, [14]and two chains of pure gold; like cords shalt thou make them, of wreathen work: and thou shalt put the wreathen chains on the settings.

[15]And thou shalt make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. [16]Foursquare it shall be [and] double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof. [17]And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; [18]and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; [19]and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; [20]and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be inclosed in gold in their settings. [21]And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes. [22]And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains like cords, 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 at the ends of the breastplate. [25]And the [other] two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in the forepart thereof. [26]And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which is toward the side of the ephod inward. [27]And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and shalt put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skilfully woven band 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 upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. [29]And Aaron shall bear 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 Jehovah continually. [30]And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before Jehovah: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Jehovah continually.

[31]And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue. [32]And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent. [33]And upon the skirts of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: [34]a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about. [35] And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and the sound thereof shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before Jehovah, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

[36]And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. [37]And thou shalt put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. [38]And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear 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 be accepted before Jehovah. [39]And thou shalt weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and thou shalt make a mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make a girdle, the work of the embroiderer.

[40]And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and head-tires shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. [41]And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and upon his sons with him, and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. [42]And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: [43]And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they go in unto the tent of meeting, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and unto his seed after him.

Chapter 29

[1]And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: take one young bullock and two rams without blemish, [2]and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of fine wheaten flour shalt thou make them. [3]And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. [4]And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water. [5]And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod; [6]and thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. [7]Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. [8]And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them. [9]And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

[10]And thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of meeting: and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. [11]And thou shalt kill the bullock before Jehovah, at the door of the tent of meeting. [12]And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and thou shalt pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. [13]And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul upon the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. [14]But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and it dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin-offering.

[15]Thou shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. [16]And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. [17]And thou shalt cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. [18]And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering unto Jehovah; it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.

[19]And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. [20] Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. [21]And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. [22]Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), [23]and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Jehovah. [24]And thou shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and shalt wave them for a wave-offering before Jehovah. [25] And thou shalt take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savor before Jehovah: it is an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.

[26]And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before Jehovah: and it shall be thy portion. [27]And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: [28]and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as [their] portion for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering: and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto Jehovah. [29]And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. [30]Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, when he cometh into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.

[31]And thou shalt take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place. [32]And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. [33]And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate [and] to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy. [34]And if aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

[35]And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them. [36]And every day shalt thou offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou makest atonement for it; and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. [37]Seven days thou shalt make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

[38]Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually. [39]The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: [40]and with the one lamb a tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. [41]And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. [42]It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before Jehovah, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto thee. [43]And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and [the Tent] shall be sanctified by my glory. [44]And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest's office. [45]And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. [46]And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I am Jehovah their God.

Chapter 30

[1]And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt thou make it. [2]A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it. [3]And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. [4]And two golden rings shalt thou make for it under the crown thereof; upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make them; and they shall be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. [5] And thou shalt make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. [6]And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. [7]And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it. [8]And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations. [9]Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and ye shall pour no drink-offering thereon. [10]And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto Jehovah.

[11]And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, [12]When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel, according to those that are numbered of them, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto Jehovah, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. [13]This they shall give, every one that passeth over unto them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary; (the shekel is twenty gerahs;) half a shekel for an offering to Jehovah. [14]Every one that passeth over unto them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of Jehovah. [15]The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls. [16]And thou shalt take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

[17]And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, [18]Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, whereat to wash. And thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. [19] And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: [20]when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. [21]So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

[22]Moreover Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, [23] Take thou also unto thee the chief spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, [24]and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. [25]And thou shalt make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the art of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil. [26]And thou shalt anoint therewith the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, [27]and the table and all the vessels thereof, and the candlestick and the vessels thereof, and the altar of incense, [28]and the altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels thereof, and the laver and the base thereof. [29]And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy. [30]And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. [31]And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. [32]Upon the flesh of man shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any like it, according to the composition thereof: it is holy, [and] it shall be holy unto you. [33]Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.

[34]And Jehovah said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight; [35]and thou shalt make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure [and] holy: [36]and thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy. [37]And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto thee holy for Jehovah. [38]Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he shall be cut off from his people.