28:1 And take thou to thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with
him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to
me in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,
Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
28:2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother,
for glory and for beauty.
28:3 And thou shalt speak to all [that are] wise in heart, whom
I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make
Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to me
in the priest's office.
28:4 And these [are] the garments which they shall make; a
breast-plate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a
miter, and a girdle; and they shall make holy garments for
Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister to me in
the priest's office.
28:5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine linen.
28:6 And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue, and
[of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with curious
28:7 It shall have the two shoulder-pieces thereof joined at the
two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be joined together.
28:8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which [is] upon it,
shall be of the same, according to its work; [even of] gold,
[of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
28:9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and engrave on them
the names of the children of Israel:
28:10 Six of their names on one stone, and [the] six names of
the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, [like] the
engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with
the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be
set in ouches of gold.
28:12 And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of
the ephod [for] stones of memorial to the children of Israel:
and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two
shoulders for a memorial.
28:13 And thou shalt make ouches [of] gold;
28:14 And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends; [of] wreathed
work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathed chains to
28:15 And thou shalt make the breast-plate of judgment with
curious work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it;
[of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, and
[of] fine twined linen shalt thou make it.
28:16 Foursquare it shall be, [being] doubled; a span [shall be]
its length, and a span [shall be] its breadth.
28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, [even] four
rows of stones: [the first] row [shall be] a sardius, a topaz,
and a carbuncle: [this shall be] the first row.
28:18 And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a sapphire, and
28:19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper:
they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
28:21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of
Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings
of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to
the twelve tribes.
28:22 And thou shalt make upon the breast-plate chains at the
ends [of] wreathed work [of] pure gold.
28:23 And thou shalt make upon the breast-plate two rings of
gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the
28:24 And thou shalt put the two wreathed [chains] of gold in
the two rings [which are] on the ends of the breast-plate.
28:25 And [the other] two ends of the two wreathed [chains] thou
shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put [them] on the
shoulder-pieces of the ephod before it.
28:26 And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put
them upon the two ends of the breast-plate in its border, which
[is] in the side of the ephod inward.
28:27 And two [other] rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt
put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, towards the
forepart of it, over against the [other] coupling thereof,
above the curious girdle of the ephod.
28:28 And they shall bind the breast-plate by its rings to the
rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that [it] may be above
the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breast-plate be
not loosed from the ephod.
28:29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel
in the breast-plate of judgment upon his heart, when he
entereth into the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD
28:30 And thou shalt put in the breast-plate of judgment the
Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart,
when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the
judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the
28:31 And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all [of] blue.
28:32 And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst
of it: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the
hole of it, as the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
28:33 And [beneath], upon the hem of it thou shalt make
pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet,
round about its hem; and bells of gold between them around it.
28:34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a
pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe around it.
28:35 And it shall be upon Aaron, to minister: and his sound
shall be heard when he goeth in to the holy [place] before the
LORD, and when he cometh out; that he may not die.
28:36 And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and engrave
upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE
28:37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon
the miter; upon the front of the miter it shall be.
28:38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear
the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel
shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always
upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
28:39 And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou
shalt make the miter [of] fine linen, and thou shalt make the
girdle [of] needle-work.
28:40 And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt
make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them,
for glory and for beauty.
28:41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and on his
sons with him: and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and
sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's
28:42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their
nakedness: from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:
28:43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they
enter in to the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they
come near to the altar to minister in the holy [place]; that
they bear not iniquity, and die. [It shall be] a statute for
ever to him, and to his seed after him.