Ordination of the Priests
8:1 Then the
8:6 So Moses brought Aaron and his sons forward and washed them with water.
8:7 Then he3 put the tunic4 on Aaron,5 wrapped the sash around him,6 and clothed him with the robe.7 Next he put the ephod on him8 and placed on him9 the decorated band of the ephod, and fastened the ephod closely to him with the band.10
8:8 He then set the breastpiece11 on him and put the Urim and Thummim12 into the breastpiece.
8:9 Finally, he set the turban13 on his head and attached the gold plate, the holy diadem,14 to the front of the turban just as the
Anointing the Tabernacle and Aaron, and Clothing Aaron’s Sons
8:10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them.15
8:11 Next he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and so anointed the altar, all its vessels, and the wash basin and its stand to consecrate them.
8:12 He then poured some of the anointing oil on the head of Aaron and anointed him to consecrate him.
8:13 Moses also brought forward Aaron’s sons, clothed them with tunics, wrapped sashes around them,16 and wrapped headbands on them17 just as the
8:14 Then he brought near the sin offering bull18 and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the sin offering bull,
8:15 and he slaughtered it.19 Moses then took the blood and put it all around on the horns of the altar with his finger and decontaminated the altar,20 and he poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar and so consecrated it to make atonement on it.21
8:16 Then he22 took all the fat on the entrails, the protruding lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat,23 and Moses offered it all up in smoke on the altar,24
8:17 but the rest of the bull – its hide, its flesh, and its dung – he completely burned up25 outside the camp just as the
8:18 Then he presented the burnt offering ram and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram,
8:19 and he slaughtered it.27 Moses then splashed the blood against the altar’s sides.
8:20 Then he28 cut the ram into parts,29 and Moses offered the head, the parts, and the suet up in smoke,
8:21 but the entrails and the legs he washed with water,30 and Moses offered the whole ram up in smoke on the altar – it was a burnt offering for a soothing aroma, a gift to the
8:22 Then he presented the second ram, the ram of ordination,32 and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram 8:23 and he slaughtered it.33 Moses then took some of its blood and put it on Aaron’s right earlobe,34 on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe35 of his right foot. 8:24 Next he brought Aaron’s sons forward, and Moses put some of the blood on their right earlobes, on their right thumbs, and on the big toes of their right feet, and Moses splashed the rest of the blood against the altar’s sides.
8:25 Then he took the fat (the fatty tail,36 all the fat on the entrails, the protruding lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat37) and the right thigh,38
8:26 and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before the
Anointing Aaron, his Sons, and their Garments
8:30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons’ garments with him. So he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
8:31 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the meat at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, and there you are to eat it and the bread which is in the ordination offering basket, just as I have commanded,44 saying, ‘Aaron and his sons are to eat it,’
8:32 but the remainder of the meat and the bread45 you must burn with fire.
8:33 And you must not go out from the entrance of the Meeting Tent for seven days, until the day when your days of ordination are completed, because you must be ordained over a seven-day period.46
8:34 What has been done47 on this day the