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E x od u s
worn with the ephod, the ephod itself, and the chestpiece. Then wrap the
decorative sash of the ephod around him. Place the turban on his head,
and fasten the sacred medallion to the turban. Then anoint him by pouring the anointing oil over his head. Next present his sons, and dress them
in their tunics. Wrap the sashes around the waists of Aaron and his sons,
and put their special head coverings on them. Then the right to the priesthood will be theirs by law forever. In this way, you will ordain Aaron and
“Bring the young bull to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where Aaron
and his sons will lay their hands on its head. Then slaughter the bull in the
Lord’s presence at the entrance of the Tabernacle. Put some of its blood
on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest at the base
of the altar. Take all the fat around the internal organs, the long lobe of the
liver, and the two kidneys and the fat around them, and burn it all on the
altar. Then take the rest of the bull, including its hide, meat, and dung, and
burn it outside the camp as a sin offering.
“Next Aaron and his sons must lay their hands on the head of one of the
rams. Then slaughter the ram, and splatter its blood against all sides of the
altar. Cut the ram into pieces, and wash off the internal organs and the legs.
Set them alongside the head and the other pieces of the body, then burn
the entire animal on the altar. This is a burnt offering to the Lord; it is a
pleasing aroma, a special gift presented to the Lord.
“Now take the other ram, and have Aaron and his sons lay their hands
on its head. Then slaughter it, and apply some of its blood to the right earlobes of Aaron and his sons. Also put it on the thumbs of their right hands
and the big toes of their right feet. Splatter the rest of the blood against all
sides of the altar. Then take some of the blood from the altar and some of
the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his sons and on their garments. In this way, they and their garments will be set apart as holy.
“Since this is the ram for the ordination of Aaron and his sons, take
the fat of the ram, including the fat of the broad tail, the fat around the
internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the
fat around them, along with the right thigh. Then take one round loaf of
bread, one thin cake mixed with olive oil, and one wafer from the basket of
bread without yeast that was placed in the Lord’s presence. Put all these
in the hands of Aaron and his sons to be lifted up as a special offering to
the Lord. Afterward take the various breads from their hands, and burn
them on the altar along with the burnt offering. It is a pleasing aroma to the
Lord, a special gift for him. Then take the breast of Aaron’s ordination
ram, and lift it up in the Lord’s presence as a special offering to him. Then
keep it as your own portion.
“Set aside the portions of the ordination ram that belong to Aaron and