Exodus 28 - Prayer Tents



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Exodus 28
New Living Translation

Clothing for the Priests

28"Call for your brother, Aaron, and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Set them apart from the rest of the people of Israel so they may minister to me and be my priests.H7126H175H251H1121H8432H1121H3478H3547H175H5070H30H499H385H175H1121 2Make sacred garments for Aaron that are glorious and beautiful.H6213H6944H899H175H251H3519H8597 3Instruct all the skilled craftsmen whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom. Have them make garments for Aaron that will distinguish him as a priest set apart for my service.H1696H2450H3820H4390H7307H2451H6213H175H899H6942H3547 4These are the garments they are to make: a chestpiece, an ephod, a robe, a patterned tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother, Aaron, and his sons to wear when they serve me as priests.H899H6213H2833H646H4598H8665H3801H4701H73H6213H6944H899H175H251H1121H3547 5So give them fine linen cloth, gold thread, and blue, purple, and scarlet thread.H3947H2091H8504H713H8144H8438H8336

Design of the Ephod

6"The craftsmen must make the ephod of finely woven linen and skillfully embroider it with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread.H6213H646H2091H8504H713H8144H8438H7806H8336H2803H4639 7It will consist of two pieces, front and back, joined at the shoulders with two shoulder-pieces.H8147H3802H2266H8147H7098H2266 8The decorative sash will be made of the same materials: finely woven linen embroidered with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread.H2805H642H4639H2091H8504H713H8144H8438H7806H8336 9"Take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel.H3947H8147H7718H68H6605H8034H1121H3478 10Six names will be on each stone, arranged in the order of the births of the original sons of Israel.H8337H8034H259H68H8337H8034H3498H8145H68H8435 11Engrave these names on the two stones in the same way a jeweler engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in settings of gold filigree.H4639H2796H68H6603H2368H6605H8147H68H8034H1121H3478H6213H4142H4865H2091 12Fasten the two stones on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod as a reminder that Aaron represents the people of Israel. Aaron will carry these names on his shoulders as a constant reminder whenever he goes before the LORD.H7760H8147H68H3802H646H68H2146H1121H3478H175H5375H8034H6440H3068H8147H3802H2146 13Make the settings of gold filigree,H6213H4865H2091 14then braid two cords of pure gold and attach them to the filigree settings on the shoulders of the ephod.H8147H8333H2889H2091H4020H5688H4639H6213H5414H5688H8333H4865

Design of the Chestpiece

15"Then, with great skill and care, make a chestpiece to be worn for seeking a decision from God. Make it to match the ephod, using finely woven linen embroidered with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread.H6213H2833H4941H2803H4639H4639H646H6213H2091H8504H713H8144H8438H7806H8336H6213 16Make the chestpiece of a single piece of cloth folded to form a pouch nine inches square.H7251H3717H2239H753H2239H7341 17Mount four rows of gemstones on it. The first row will contain a red carnelian, a pale-green peridot, and an emerald.H4390H4396H68H702H2905H68H2905H124H6357H1304H259H2905 18The second row will contain a turquoise, a blue lapis lazuli, and a white moonstone.H8145H2905H5306H5601H3095 19The third row will contain an orange jacinth, an agate, and a purple amethyst.H7992H2905H3958H7618H306 20The fourth row will contain a blue-green beryl, an onyx, and a green jasper. All these stones will be set in gold filigree.H7243H2905H8658H7718H3471H7660H2091H4396 21Each stone will represent one of the twelve sons of Israel, and the name of that tribe will be engraved on it like a seal.H68H8034H1121H3478H8147H6240H8034H6603H2368H376H8034H8147H6240H7626 22"To attach the chestpiece to the ephod, make braided cords of pure gold thread.H6213H2833H8331H1383H5688H4639H2889H2091 23Then make two gold rings and attach them to the top corners of the chestpiece.H6213H2833H8147H2885H2091H5414H8147H2885H8147H7098H2833 24Tie the two gold cords to the two rings on the chestpiece.H5414H8147H5688H2091H8147H2885H7098H2833 25Tie the other ends of the cords to the gold settings on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod.H8147H7098H8147H5688H5414H8147H4865H5414H3802H646H6440H4136 26Then make two more gold rings and attach them to the inside edges of the chestpiece next to the ephod.H6213H8147H2885H2091H7760H8147H7098H2833H8193H5676H646H1004 27And make two more gold rings and attach them to the front of the ephod, below the shoulder-pieces, just above the knot where the decorative sash is fastened to the ephod.H8147H2885H2091H6213H5414H8147H3802H646H4295H4136H6440H5980H4225H4605H2805H646 28Then attach the bottom rings of the chestpiece to the rings on the ephod with blue cords. This will hold the chestpiece securely to the ephod above the decorative sash.H7405H2833H2885H2885H646H6616H8504H2805H646H2833H2118H646 29"In this way, Aaron will carry the names of the tribes of Israel on the sacred chestpiece over his heart when he goes into the Holy Place. This will be a continual reminder that he represents the people when he comes before the LORD.H175H5375H8034H1121H3478H2833H4941H3820H935H6944H2146H6440H3068H8548 30Insert the Urim and Thummim into the sacred chestpiece so they will be carried over Aaron's heart when he goes into the LORD's presence. In this way, Aaron will always carry over his heart the objects used to determine the LORD's will for his people whenever he goes in before the LORD.H5414H2833H4941H224H8550H175H3820H935H6440H3068H175H5375H4941H1121H3478H3820H6440H3068H8548

Additional Clothing for the Priests

31"Make the robe that is worn with the ephod from a single piece of blue cloth,H6213H4598H646H3632H8504 32with an opening for Aaron's head in the middle of it. Reinforce the opening with a woven collar so it will not tear.H6310H7218H8432H8193H707H4639H5439H6310H6310H8473H7167 33Make pomegranates out of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attach them to the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them.H7757H6213H7416H8504H713H8144H8438H5439H7757H6472H2091H8432H5439 34The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all around the hem.H2091H6472H7416H2091H6472H7416H7757H4598H5439 35Aaron will wear this robe whenever he ministers before the LORD, and the bells will tinkle as he goes in and out of the LORD's presence in the Holy Place. If he wears it, he will not die.H175H8334H6963H8085H935H6944H6440H3068H3318H4191 36"Next make a medallion of pure gold, and engrave it like a seal with these words: HOLY TO THE LORD.H6213H6731H2889H2091H6605H6603H2368H6944H3068 37Attach the medallion with a blue cord to the front of Aaron's turban, where it must remain.H7760H8504H6616H4701H6440H4136H4701 38Aaron must wear it on his forehead so he may take on himself any guilt of the people of Israel when they consecrate their sacred offerings. He must always wear it on his forehead so the LORD will accept the people.H175H4696H175H5375H5771H6944H1121H3478H6942H6944H4979H8548H4696H7522H6440H3068 39"Weave Aaron's patterned tunic from fine linen cloth. Fashion the turban from this linen as well. Also make a sash, and decorate it with colorful embroidery.H7660H3801H8336H6213H4701H8336H6213H73H7551H4639 40"For Aaron's sons, make tunics, sashes, and special head coverings that are glorious and beautiful.H175H1121H6213H3801H6213H73H4021H6213H3519H8597 41Clothe your brother, Aaron, and his sons with these garments, and then anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they can serve as my priests.H3847H175H251H1121H4886H4390H3027H6942H3547 42Also make linen undergarments for them, to be worn next to their bodies, reaching from their hips to their thighs.H6213H906H4370H3680H1320H6172H4975H3409 43These must be worn whenever Aaron and his sons enter the Tabernacle or approach the altar in the Holy Place to perform their priestly duties. Then they will not incur guilt and die. This is a permanent law for Aaron and all his descendants after him.H175H1121H935H168H4150H5066H4196H8334H6944H5375H5771H4191H2708H5769H2233H310


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