Aaron and His Sons Consecrated
29 “And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests: aTake one young bull and two rams without blemish, 2 and bunleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour). 3 You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.
4 “And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, cand you shall wash them with water. 5 dThen you shall take the garments, put the tunic on Aaron, and the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with ethe intricately woven band of the ephod. 6 fYou shall put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban. 7 And you shall take the anointing goil, pour it on his head, and anoint him. 8 Then hyou shall bring his sons and put tunics on them. 9 And you shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and put the hats on them. iThe priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual statute. So you shall jconsecrate Aaron and his sons.
10 “You shall also have the bull brought before the tabernacle of meeting, and kAaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull. 11 Then you shall kill the bull before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 12 You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on lthe horns of the altar with your finger, and mpour all the blood beside the base of the altar. 13 And nyou shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14 But othe flesh of the bull, with its skin and its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
15 p“You shall also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall qput their hands on the head of the ram; 16 and you shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood and rsprinkle it all around on the altar. 17 Then you shall cut the ram in pieces, wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and with its head. 18 And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a sburnt offering to the Lord; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
19 t“You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram. 20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar. 21 And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of uthe anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him; and vhe and his garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
22 “Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), 23 wone loaf of bread, one cake made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the Lord; 24 and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall xwave them as a wave offering before the Lord. 25 yYou shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before the Lord. It is an offering made by fire to the Lord.
26 “Then you shall take zthe breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration and wave it as a wave offering before the Lord; and it shall be your portion. 27 And from the ram of the consecration you shall consecrate athe breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the heave offering which is raised, of that which is for Aaron and of that which is for his sons. 28 It shall be from the children of Israel for Aaron and his sons bby a statute forever. For it is a heave offering; cit shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, that is, their heave offering to the Lord.
29 “And the dholy garments of Aaron eshall be his sons’ after him, fto be anointed in them and to be consecrated in them. 30 gThat son who becomes priest in his place shall put them on for hseven days, when he enters the tabernacle of meeting to minister in the 1holy place.
31 “And you shall take the ram of the consecration and iboil its flesh in the holy place. 32 Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the jbread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 33 kThey shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; lbut an outsider shall not eat them, because they are holy. 34 And if any of the flesh of the consecration offerings, or of the bread, remains until the morning, then myou shall burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35 “Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. nSeven days you shall consecrate them. 36 And you oshall offer a bull every day as a sin offering for atonement. pYou shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to sanctify it. 37 Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and sanctify it. And the altar shall be most holy. qWhatever touches the altar must be holy.
About The New King James Version
The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.
New King James Version
All Rights reserved
The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications: (1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted; (2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.
Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:
Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, Sunday School lessons, church newsletters and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the notice "NKJV" may be used at the end of each quotation.
For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.