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(Ex 28:1–43; Lev 8:1–36; Num 16:1–35)

6 He exalted Aaron, a holy man like Mosesc

who was his brother, of the tribe of Levi.

7 He made an everlasting covenant with him,

and gave him the priesthood of the people.

He blessed him with stateliness,

and put a glorious robe on him.

8 He clothed him in perfect splendor,

and strengthened him with the symbols of authority,

the linen undergarments, the long robe, and the ephod.

9 And he encircled him with pomegranates,

with many golden bells all around,

to send forth a sound as he walked,

to make their ringing heard in the temple

as a reminder to his people;

10 with the sacred vestment, of gold and violet

and purple, the work of an embroiderer;

with the oracle of judgment, Urim and Thummim;

11 with twisted crimson, the work of an artisan;

with precious stones engraved like seals,

in a setting of gold, the work of a jeweler,

to commemorate in engraved letters

each of the tribes of Israel;

12 with a gold crown upon his turban,

inscribed like a seal with “Holiness,”

a distinction to be prized, the work of an expert,

a delight to the eyes, richly adorned.

13 Before him such beautiful things did not exist.

No outsider ever put them on,

but only his sons

and his descendants in perpetuity.

14 His sacrifices shall be wholly burned

twice every day continually.

15 Moses ordained him,

and anointed him with holy oil;

it was an everlasting covenant for him

and for his descendants as long as the heavens endure,

to minister to the Lordd and serve as priest

and bless his people in his name.

16 He chose him out of all the living

to offer sacrifice to the Lord,

incense and a pleasing odor as a memorial portion,

to make atonement for thee people.

17 In his commandments he gave him

authority and statutes andf judgments,

to teach Jacob the testimonies,

and to enlighten Israel with his law.

18 Outsiders conspired against him,

and envied him in the wilderness,

Dathan and Abiram and their followers

and the company of Korah, in wrath and anger.

19 The Lord saw it and was not pleased,

and in the heat of his anger they were destroyed;

he performed wonders against them

to consume them in flaming fire.

20 He added glory to Aaron

and gave him a heritage;

he allotted to him the best of the first fruits,

and prepared bread of first fruits in abundance;

21 for they eat the sacrifices of the Lord,

which he gave to him and his descendants.

22 But in the land of the people he has no inheritance,

and he has no portion among the people;

for the Lordg himself is hish portion and inheritance.


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