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The Bible in Living English
8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2 “Take your brother Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing-oil, and the steer for the sin-offering and the two rams and the basket of matzoth, 3 and assemble all the congregation at the door of the Tent of Meeting.” 4 And Moses did as Jehovah commanded him; and the congregation assembled at the door of the Tent of Meeting, 5 and Moses said to the congregation “This is the thing Jehovah has commanded to be done.” 6* And Moses brought Aaron and his sons to the door and bathed them with water, 7 and put the tunic on him and belted him with the sash and dressed him in the robe and put the ephod on him and belted him with the ephod-ribbon and ephoded him with it, 8 and placed the pectoral on him and put the Urim and the Thummim in the pectoral, 9 and placed the turban on his head and placed on the turban, on its front, the gold plate, the sacred diadem, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 10* And Moses took the anointing-oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it and hallowed them, 11 and sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its furnishings, and the laver and its pedestal, to hallow them. 12 And Moses poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to hallow him. 13* And Moses brought Aaron’s sons to the door and dressed them in tunics and belted them with sash and tied head-scarfs for them, as Jehovah had commanded him. 14 And he brought on the steer for the sin-offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the steer for the sin-offering; 15 and he slaughtered it, and Moses took the blood and put it on the horns of the altar all round with his finger and cleared away sin from the altar, and poured the blood out at the base of the altar and hallowed it, purging it. 16 And he took all the fat on the entrails, and the appendix of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat, and Moses burned them at the altar. 17 And the steer and its skin and its flesh and its dung he burned up outside the camp, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 18 And he presented the ram for the burnt-offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram’s head; 19 and he slaughtered it, and Moses threw the blood against the altar on all sides, 20 and the ram he cut up into the proper pieces and Moses burned head and pieces and suet; 21 and the entrails and the shanks he washed in water, and Moses burned all the ram at the altar; it was a burnt-offering for a genial odor, it was a fire-offering to Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 22 And he presented the second ram, the installation ram, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram’s head; 23 and he slaughtered it, and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on his right thumb and on his right great toe; 24 and he presented Aaron’s sons, and Moses put some of the blood on the lobes of their right ears and on their right thumbs and on their right great toes; and Moses threw the blood against the altar on all sides. 25 And Moses took the fat, the fat tail and all the fat on the entrails and the appendix of the liver and the two kidneys and their fat, and the right leg, 26 and out of the basket of matzoth before Jehovah he took one ritual-matzah and one ritual-cake of shortbread and one sheet-cake and laid them on the fats and the right leg, 27 and put all on the hands of Aaron and of his sons, and waved it as a wave-offering before Jehovah, 28 and Moses took it off their hands and burned it at the altar, on the burnt-offering; it was an installation, for a genial odor, it was a fire-offering to Jehovah. 29 And Moses took the brisket and waved it as a wave-offering before Jehovah; from the installation ram Moses had it as his portion, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 30 And Moses took some of the anointing-oil and some of the blood on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons’ garments with him, and hallowed Aaron and his garments and his sons and his sons’ garments with him. 31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons “Boil the flesh at the door of the Tent of Meeting: there you are to eat it and the bread in the installation-basket, as I was given the command ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it’; 32 and what is left over, flesh and bread, you shall burn up. 33 And from the door of the Tent of Meeting you shall not go away for seven days, till the day that your days of installation are full, because he is to be seven days installing you. 34 As he did this day Jehovah has given orders to do, to purge you, 35 and at the door of the Tent of Meeting you are to stay day and night for seven days and keep Jehovah’s charge so as not to die, for so I was commanded.” 36 And Aaron and his sons did all the things Jehovah had commanded by Moses.