January 26
Exodus 27:1 ó 29:25


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  ďAnd you must make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits its length and five cubits its width. The altar should be foursquare, and its height three cubits. 2 And you must make its horns upon its four corners. Its horns will proceed out of it, and you must overlay it with copper. 3 And you must make its cans for clearing away its fatty ashes, and its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its fire holders; and you will make all its utensils of copper. 4 And you must make a grating for it, a network of copper; and you must make upon the net four rings of copper at its four extremities. 5 And you must put it under the altarís rim down within, and the net must be toward the center of the altar. 6 And you must make poles for the altar, its poles being of acacia wood, and you must overlay them with copper. 7 And its poles must be put into the rings, and the poles must be upon the two sides of the altar when carrying it. 8 A hollow chest of planks you will make it. Just as he showed you in the mountain, so they will make it.

     9 ďAnd you must make the courtyard of the tabernacle. For the side toward the Negeb, to the south, the courtyard has hangings of fine twisted linen, a hundred cubits being the length for the one side. 10 And its twenty pillars and their twenty socket pedestals are of copper. The pegs of the pillars and their joints are of silver. 11 So, too, it is for the north side in length, the hangings being for a hundred cubits of length, and its twenty pillars and their twenty socket pedestals being of copper, the pegs of the pillars and their joints being of silver. 12 As for the width of the courtyard, on the west side the hangings are of fifty cubits, their pillars being ten and their socket pedestals ten. 13 And the width of the courtyard on the east side toward the sunrising is fifty cubits. 14 And there are fifteen cubits of hangings to one side, their pillars being three and their socket pedestals three. 15 And for the other side there are fifteen cubits of hangings, their pillars being three and their socket pedestals three.

     16 ďAnd for the gate of the courtyard there is a screen twenty cubits long, of blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver, their pillars being four and their socket pedestals four. 17 All the pillars of the courtyard round about have fastenings of silver, and their pegs are of silver but their socket pedestals of copper. 18 The length of the courtyard is a hundred cubits, and the width fifty cubits, and the height five cubits, of fine twisted linen, and their socket pedestals being of copper. 19 And all the utensils of the tabernacle in all its service, and all its tent pins, and all the pins of the courtyard are of copper.

     20 ďAs for you, you are to command the sons of Israel that they get for you pure, beaten olive oil for the luminary, in order to light up the lamps constantly. 21 In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that is by the Testimony, Aaron and his sons will set it in order from evening till morning before Jehovah. It is a statute to time indefinite for their generations, to be performed by the sons of Israel.

28  ďAnd as for you, bring near to yourself Aaron your brother and his sons with him from the midst of the sons of Israel that he may act as priest to me, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron. 2 And you must make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and beauty. 3 And you yourself are to speak to all the ones wise with a heart that I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, and they must make Aaronís garments for sanctifying him, that he may act as priest to me.

     4 ďAnd these are the garments that they will make: a breastpiece, and an ephod and a sleeveless coat and a robe of checkerwork, a turban and a sash; and they must make the holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may act as priest to me. 5 And they themselves will take the gold and the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.

     6 ďAnd they must make the ephod of gold, blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple, coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer. 7 And it is to have two shoulder pieces to be joined at its two extremities, and it must be joined. 8 And the girdle, which is upon it for tying it close, according to its workmanship should be of its materials, of gold, blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen.

     9 ďAnd you must take two onyx stones and engrave upon them the names of the sons of Israel, 10 six of their names upon the one stone and the names of the six remaining ones upon the other stone in the order of their births. 11 With the work of a craftsman in stones, with the engravings of a seal, you are to engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel. Set in settings of gold is how you will make them. 12 And you must put the two stones upon the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel; and Aaron must carry their names before Jehovah upon his two shoulder pieces as a memorial. 13 And you must make settings of gold, 14 and two chains of pure gold. As cords you will make them, with the workmanship of a rope; and you must attach the ropelike chains to the settings.

     15 ďAnd you must make the breastpiece of judgment with the workmanship of an embroiderer. Like the workmanship of the ephod you will make it. Of gold, blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen you will make it. 16 It should be foursquare when doubled, a span of the hand being its length and a span of the hand its width. 17 And you must fill it with a filling of stones, there being four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz and emerald is the first row. 18 And the second row is turquoise, sapphire and jasper. 19 And the third row is leshem stone, agate and amethyst. 20 And the fourth row is chrysolite and onyx and jade. Sockets of gold should be in their fillings. 21 And the stones should be according to the names of the sons of Israel, the twelve according to their names. With the engravings of a seal they should be, each one according to its name, for the twelve tribes.


     22 ďAnd you must make upon the breastpiece wreathed chains, in ropework, of pure gold. 23 And you must make upon the breastpiece two rings of gold, and you must put the two rings upon the two extremities of the breastpiece. 24 And you must put the two ropes of gold through the two rings at the extremities of the breastpiece. 25 And you will put the two ends of the two ropes through the two settings, and you must put them upon the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the forefront of it. 26 And you must make two rings of gold and set them at the two extremities of the breastpiece upon its edge that is on the side toward the ephod inward. 27 And you must make two rings of gold and put them upon the two shoulder pieces of the ephod from below, on its forefront, near its place of joining, above the girdle of the ephod. 28 And they will bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue string, that it may continue above the girdle of the ephod and the breastpiece may not get displaced from on top the ephod.

     29 ďAnd Aaron must carry the names of the sons of Israel on the breastpiece of judgment over his heart when he comes into the Holy as a memorial before Jehovah constantly. 30 And you must put the Urim and the Thummim into the breastpiece of judgment, and they must prove to be over Aaronís heart when he comes in before Jehovah; and Aaron must carry the judgments of the sons of Israel over his heart before Jehovah constantly.

     31 ďAnd you must make the sleeveless coat of the ephod completely of blue thread. 32 And there must be an opening at its top in the middle of it. Its opening should have a border round about, the product of a loom worker. Like the opening of a coat of mail it should be for it, that it may not be torn. 33 And you must make upon the hem of it pomegranates of blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material, upon its hem round about, and bells of gold in between them round about; 34 a bell of gold and a pomegranate, a bell of gold and a pomegranate upon the hem of the sleeveless coat round about. 35 And it must be upon Aaron that he may minister, and the sound from him must be heard when he goes into the sanctuary before Jehovah and when he comes out, that he may not die.

     36 ďAnd you must make a shining plate of pure gold and engrave upon it with the engravings of a seal, ĎHoliness belongs to Jehovah.í 37 And you must fasten it with a blue string, and it must come to be upon the turban. On the forefront of the turban it should come to be. 38 And it must come to be upon Aaronís forehead, and Aaron must answer for the error committed against the holy objects, which the sons of Israel will sanctify, that is to say, all their holy gifts; and it must stay upon his forehead constantly, to gain approval for them before Jehovah.

     39 ďAnd you must weave in checkerwork the robe of fine linen and make a turban of fine linen, and you will make a sash, the work of a weaver.

     40 ďAnd for Aaronís sons you will make robes, and you must make sashes for them, and you will make headgears for them for glory and beauty. 41 And with them you must clothe Aaron your brother and his sons with him, and you must anoint them and fill their hand with power and sanctify them, and they must act as priests to me. 42 And make drawers of linen for them to cover the naked flesh. From the hips and to the thighs they are to extend. 43 And they must be upon Aaron and his sons when they come into the tent of meeting or when they go near to the altar to minister in the holy place, that they may not incur error and certainly die. It is a statute to time indefinite for him and his offspring after him.

29  ďAnd this is the thing that you are to do to them to sanctify them for acting as priests to me: Take a young bull, and two rams, sound ones, 2 and unfermented bread and unfermented ring-shaped cakes moistened with oil and unfermented wafers smeared with oil. Out of fine wheat flour you will make them. 3 And you must put them upon a basket and present them in the basket, and also the bull and the two rams.

     4 ďAnd you will present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and you must wash them with water. 5 Then you must take the garments and clothe Aaron with the robe and the sleeveless coat of the ephod and with the ephod and the breastpiece, and you must tie it closely to him with the girdle of the ephod. 6 And you must set the turban upon his head and put the holy sign of dedication upon the turban. 7 And you must take the anointing oil and pour it upon his head and anoint him.

     8 ďThen you will bring his sons near and you must clothe them with the robes. 9 And you must gird them with the sashes, Aaron as well as his sons, and you must wrap the headgear upon them; and the priesthood must become theirs as a statute to time indefinite. So you must fill the hand of Aaron and the hand of his sons with power.

     10 ďYou must now present the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons must lay their hands upon the bullís head. 11 And you must slaughter the bull before Jehovah, at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 12 And you must take some of the bullís blood and put it with your finger upon the horns of the altar, and all the rest of the blood you will pour out at the base of the altar. 13 And you must take all the fat that covers the intestines, and the appendage upon the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, and you must make them smoke upon the altar. 14 But the bullís flesh and its skin and its dung you will burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.

     15 ďThen you will take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons must lay their hands upon the ramís head. 16 And you must slaughter the ram and take its blood and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. 17 And you will cut up the ram into its pieces, and you must wash its intestines and its shanks and put its pieces to one another and up to its head. 18 And you must make the entire ram smoke upon the altar. It is a burnt offering to Jehovah, a restful odor. It is an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

     19 ďNext you must take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons must lay their hands upon the ramís head. 20 And you must slaughter the ram and take some of its blood and put it upon the lobe of Aaronís right ear and upon the lobe of his sonsí right ear and upon the thumb of their right hand and the big toe of their right foot, and you must sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar. 21 And you must take some of the blood that is upon the altar and some of the anointing oil, and you must spatter it upon Aaron and his garments and upon his sons and the garments of his sons with him, that he and his garments and his sons and the garments of his sons with him may indeed be holy.

     22 ďAnd you must take from the ram the fat and the fat tail and the fat that covers the intestines, and the appendage of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, and the right leg, for it is a ram of installation; 23 also a round loaf of bread and a ring-shaped cake of oiled bread and a wafer out of the basket of unfermented cakes that is before Jehovah. 24 And you must place them all upon the palms of Aaron and upon the palms of his sons, and you must wave them to and fro as a wave offering before Jehovah. 25 And you must take them off their hands and make them smoke upon the altar upon the burnt offering as a restful odor before Jehovah. It is an offering made by fire to Jehovah.