1 ‘And this is the thing which thou dost to them, to hallow them, for being priests to Me: Take one bullock, a son of the herd, and two rams, perfect ones, 2and bread unleavened, and cakes unleavened anointed with oil, of fine wheaten flour thou dost make them, 3and thou hast put them on one basket, and hast brought them near in the basket, also the bullock and the two rams.
4 ‘And Aaron and his sons thou dost bring near unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and hast bathed them with water; 5and thou hast taken the garments, and hast clothed Aaron with the coat, and the upper robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and hast girded him with the girdle of the ephod, 6and hast set the mitre on his head, and hast put the holy crown on the mitre, 7and hast taken the anointing oil, and hast poured it on his head, and hast anointed him.
8 ‘And his sons thou dost bring near, and hast clothed them with coats, 9and hast girded them with a girdle (Aaron and his sons), and hast bound on them bonnets; and the priesthood hath been theirs by a statute age-during, and thou hast consecrated the hand of Aaron, and the hand of his sons, 10and hast brought near the bullock before the tent of meeting, and Aaron hath laid—his sons also—their hands on the head of the bullock.
11 ‘And thou hast slaughtered the bullock before Jehovah, at the opening of the tent of meeting, 12and hast taken of the blood of the bullock, and hast put it on the horns of the altar with thy finger, and all the blood thou dost pour out at the foundation of the altar; 13and thou hast taken all the fat which is covering the inwards, and the redundance on the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat which is on them, and hast made perfume on the altar; 14and the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, thou dost burn with fire at the outside of the camp; it is a sin-offering.
15 ‘And the one ram thou dost take, and Aaron and his sons have laid their hands on the head of the ram, 16and thou hast slaughtered the ram, and hast taken its blood, and hast sprinkled it on the altar round about, 17and the ram thou dost cut into its pieces, and hast washed its inwards, and its legs, and hast put them on its pieces, and on its head; 18and thou hast made perfume with the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt-offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance; a fire-offering it is to Jehovah.
19 ‘And thou hast taken the second ram, and Aaron hath laid—his sons also—their hands on the head of the ram, 20and thou hast slaughtered the ram, and hast taken of its blood, and hast put on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the great toe of their right foot, and hast sprinkled the blood on the altar round about; 21and thou hast taken of the blood which is on the altar, and of the anointing oil, and hast sprinkled on Aaron, and on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him, and he hath been hallowed, he, and his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.
22 ‘And thou hast taken from the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat which is covering the inwards, and the redundance on the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat which is on them, and the right leg, for it is a ram of consecration, 23and one round cake of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one thin cake out of the basket of the unleavened things which is before Jehovah.
24 ‘And thou hast set the whole on the hands of Aaron, and on the hands of his sons, and hast waved them—a wave-offering before Jehovah; 25and thou hast taken them out of their hand, and hast made perfume on the altar beside the burnt-offering, for sweet fragrance before Jehovah; a fire-offering it is to Jehovah.
26 ‘And thou hast taken the breast from the ram of the consecration which is for Aaron, and hast waved it—a wave-offering before Jehovah, and it hath become thy portion; 27and thou hast sanctified the breast of the wave-offering, and the leg of the heave-offering, which hath been waved, and which hath been lifted up from the ram of the consecration, of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons; 28and it hath been for Aaron and for his sons, by a statute age-during from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave-offering; and it is a heave offering from the sons of Israel, from the sacrifices of their peace-offerings—their heave-offering to Jehovah.
29 ‘And the holy garments which are Aaron’s, are for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to consecrate in them their hand; 30seven days doth the priest in his stead (of his sons) put them on, when he goeth in unto the tent of meeting, to minister in the sanctuary.
31 ‘And the ram of the consecration thou dost take, and hast boiled its flesh in the holy place; 32and Aaron hath eaten—his sons also—the flesh of the ram, and the bread which is in the basket, at the opening of the tent of meeting; 33and they have eaten those things by which there is atonement to consecrate their hand, to sanctify them; and a stranger doth not eat—for they are holy; 34and if there be left of the flesh of the consecration or of the bread till the morning, then thou hast burned that which is left with fire; it is not eaten, for it is holy.
35 ‘And thou hast done thus to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee; seven days thou dost consecrate their hand; 36and a bullock, a sin-offering, thou dost prepare daily for the atonements, and thou hast atoned for the altar, in thy making atonement on it, and hast anointed it to sanctify it; 37seven days thou dost make atonement for the altar, and hast sanctified it, and the altar hath been most holy; all that is coming against the altar is holy.
38 ‘And this is that which thou dost prepare on the altar; two lambs, sons of a year, daily continually; 39the one lamb thou dost prepare in the morning, and the second lamb thou dost prepare between the evenings; 40and a tenth deal of fine flour, mixed with beaten oil, a fourth part of a hin, and a libation, a fourth part of a hin, of wine, is for the one lamb.
41 ‘And the second lamb thou dost prepare between the evenings; according to the present of the morning, and according to its libation, thou dost prepare for it, for sweet fragrance, a fire-offering, to Jehovah:— 42a continual burnt-offering for your generations, at the opening of the tent of meeting, before Jehovah, whither I am met with you, to speak unto thee there, 43and I have met there with the sons of Israel, and it hath been sanctified by My honour.
44 ‘And I have sanctified the tent of meeting, and the altar, and Aaron and his sons I sanctify for being priests to Me, 45and I have tabernacled in the midst of the sons of Israel, and have become their God, 46and they have known that I am Jehovah their God, who hath brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I may tabernacle in their midst; I am Jehovah their God.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.