6 He exalted Aaron, a holy man like Mosesc
who was his brother, of the tribe of Levi.
and gave him the priesthood of the people.
He blessed him with stateliness,
and put a glorious robe on him.
and strengthened him with the symbols of authority,
the linen undergarments, the long robe, and the ephod.
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;
and purple, the work of an embroiderer;
with the oracle of judgment, Urim and Thummim;
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;
inscribed like a seal with “Holiness,”
a distinction to be prized, the work of an expert,
a delight to the eyes, richly adorned.
No outsider ever put them on,
but only his sons
and his descendants in perpetuity.
twice every day continually.
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.
to offer sacrifice to the Lord,
incense and a pleasing odor as a memorial portion,
to make atonement for thee people.
authority and statutes andf judgments,
to teach Jacob the testimonies,
and to enlighten Israel with his law.
and envied him in the wilderness,
Dathan and Abiram and their followers
and the company of Korah, in wrath and anger.
and in the heat of his anger they were destroyed;
he performed wonders against them
to consume them in flaming fire.
and gave him a heritage;
he allotted to him the best of the first fruits,
and prepared bread of first fruits in abundance;
which he gave to him and his descendants.
and he has no portion among the people;
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