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Exodus 29:1-46

29  “And this is the form you shall use to consecrate them to be priests to me: take one steer of horned cattle and two faultless rams, 2*  and matzoth and ritual-matzoth shortened with oil and sheet matzoth rubbed over with oil; you shall make them of wheat farina; 3  and put them in one basket, and present them in the basket, and the steer and the two rams. 4  And your brother Aaron and his sons you shall present at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and bathe them with water; 5  and you shall take the garments and put on Aaron the tunic and the ephod-robe and the ephod and the pectoral, and ephod him with the ephod-ribbon, 6  and place the turban on his head and put the sacred diadem on the turban; 7  and you shall take the anointing-oil and pour it on Aaron’s head and anoint him. 8  And you shall present his sons and put tunics on them, 9  and belt them with sash and tie head-scarfs for them, and they shall have it as a priesthood for a perpetual right. “And you shall install Aaron and his sons. 10  And you shall present the steer before the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the steer’s head; 11  and you shall slaughter the steer before Jehovah at the door of the Tent of Meeting, 12  and you shall take some of the steer’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood at the base of the altar. 13  And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendix of the liver, and both kidneys and the fat on them, and burn them on the altar. 14  And the flesh of the steer and its skin and its dung you shall burn up outside the camp; it is a sin-offering. 15  And you shall take the first ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the ram’s head, 16  and you shall slaughter the ram and take its blood and throw it against the altar on all sides; 17  and you shall cut the ram in pieces, and wash its entrails and legs and put them on the pieces of it and on its head, 18  and burn all of the ram at the altar: it is a burnt-offering to Jehovah, it is a genial odor, a fire-offering to Jehovah. 19  And you shall take the second ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the ram’s head, 20  and you shall slaughter the ram and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and the lobes of his sons’ right ears and on their right thumbs and their right great toes, and throw the blood against the altar on all sides. 21  And you shall take some of the blood on the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and his sons’ garments with him, and they shall become sacred, he and his garments and his sons and his sons’ garments with him. 22  And you shall take of the ram the fat and the fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails and the appendix of the liver and both kidneys and the fat on them, and the right leg, because it is an installation ram, 23  and one biscuit and one ritual-cake of shortbread and one sheet-cake out of the basket of matzoth before Jehovah, 24  and lay all on the hands of Aaron and of his sons and wave it as a wave-offering before Jehovah, 25  and take it from their hands and burn it at the altar, besides the burnt-offering, for a genial odor before Jehovah; it is a fire-offering to Jehovah. 26  And you shall take the brisket from Aaron’s installation ram and wave it as a wave-offering before Jehovah, and you shall have it as your portion; 27  and you shall consecrate the wave-offering brisket and the contribution leg that are waved and contributed out of the installation ram, out of Aaron’s and out of that of his sons, 28  and Aaron and his sons shall have it as a perpetual right from the sons of Israel, because it is a contribution. And it shall be a contribution from the sons of Israel out of their welfare-sacrifices, their contribution to Jehovah. 29  “And Aaron’s sacred garments shall belong to his sons after him to be anointed and installed in. 30*  The one of his sons who succeeds him as priest, who goes into the Tent of Meeting to officiate in the sanctuary, shall wear them seven days. 31  “And the installation ram you shall take and boil its flesh in a holy place, 32  and Aaron and his sons shall eat at the door of the Tent of Meeting the flesh of the ram and the bread in the basket. 33  And those shall eat them who were purged by them to install them and consecrate them; and no outsider shall eat, because they are sacred. 34  And if any of the installation flesh and the bread is left over till morning you shall burn up what is left over: it shall not be eaten, because it is sacred. 35*  “And you shall do the same for Aaron and his sons, just as I have commanded you, seven days: you shall install them 36*  and do a sinsteer a day for the purgation, and clear away sin from the altar by your purging it, and anoint it to consecrate it. 37*  Seven days you shall purge the altar and consecrate it, and the altar shall become holiest of the holy: anything that touches the altar shall become sacred. 38  “And this is what you shall do on the altar: two yearling sheep a day regularly. 39  The first sheep you shall do at morning and the second sheep you shall do in the evening hours; 40  and a tenth of a bushel of farina stirred up with three pints of beaten oil, and a libation of three pints of wine, for the first sheep; 41  and the second sheep you shall do in the evening hours, do for it the same grain-offering and the same libation as in the morning, for a genial odor, a fire-offering to Jehovah, 42  a regular burnt-offering generation after generation at the door of the Tent of Meeting where I meet you to speak to you there; 43  and I will meet the sons of Israel there, and it shall be hallowed by my glory. 44  And I will hallow the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and Aaron and his sons I will hallow to be priests to me; 45  and I will take up my abode among the sons of Israel, and they shall have me for their God 46  and shall know that I am their God Jehovah who brought them out of Egypt when I Jehovah their God have my abode among them.

Footnotes

29:2 Var. omits and ritual-matzoth
29:30 Or officiate with the sacred things
29:35 Or commanded you: seven days you shall
29:36 (by your purging it) Or when you purge it
29:37 Or anyone that touches the altar shall be hallowed