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Leviticus 8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 The anointing of Aaron, and his sons, with the sacrifice concerning the same.

Afterward the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread,

And assemble all the company at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him, and the company was assembled at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

Then Moses said unto the company, This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded to do.

And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water,

And put upon him the coat, and girded him with a girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the Ephod on him, which he girded with the broidered girdle of the Ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.

And he put the breastplate thereon, and put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

Also he put the miter upon his head, and put upon the miter on the forefront the golden plate, and the [a]holy crown, as the Lord hath commanded Moses.

10 (Now Moses had taken the anointing oil, and anointed the [b]Tabernacle, and all that was therein, and sanctified them,

11 And sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his instruments, and the laver, and his foot, to sanctify them.)

12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him to sanctify him.

13 After, Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon their heads, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

14  Then he brought the bullock for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

15 And Moses slew him, and took the blood, which he put upon the horn of the [c]Altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the rest of the blood at the foot of the altar: so he sanctified [d]it, to make reconciliation upon it.

16 Then he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, which Moses burned upon the altar.

17 But the bullock and his [e]hide, and his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without the host as the Lord had commanded Moses.

18 ¶ Also he brought the ram for the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ram.

19 So Moses killed it, and sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about,

20 And Moses cut the ram in pieces, and burnt the head with the pieces, and the fat,

21 And washed the inwards and the legs in water: so Moses burnt the ram every whit upon the Altar: for it was a burnt offering for a sweet savor, which was made by fire unto the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

22 After, he brought the other ram, the ram of consecrations, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram,

23 Which Moses [f]slew, and took of the blood of it, and put it upon the lap of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

24 Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put of the blood on the lap of their right ears, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and Moses sprinkled the rest of the blood upon the Altar round about.

25 And he took the fat and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and the right shoulder.

26 Also he took of the basket of the unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder.

27 So he put all in Aaron’s hands, and in his sons’ hands, and shook it to and fro before the Lord.

28 After, Moses took them out of their hands, and burnt them upon the altar for a burnt offering: for these were consecrations for a sweet savor, which were made by fire unto the Lord.

29 Likewise Moses took the breast of the ram of consecrations, and shook it to and fro before the Lord: for it was Moses’ portion as the Lord had commanded Moses.

30 Also Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the Altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons, and on his sons’ garments with him: so he sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

31 ¶ Afterward Moses said unto Aaron and his sons, Seethe the flesh at the door of the [g]Tabernacle of the Congregation, and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

32 But that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread, shall ye burn with fire.

33 And ye shall not depart from the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation seven days, until the days of your consecrations be at an end: for seven days, said the Lord, shall he [h]consecrate you,

34 As [i]he hath done this day: so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, day and night, seven days, and shall keep the watch of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord had commanded by the[j]hand of Moses.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 8:9 So called, because this superscription, Holiness to the Lord, was graven in it.
  2. Leviticus 8:10 That is, the Holiest of all, the Sanctuary and the court.
  3. Leviticus 8:15 Of the burnt offering.
  4. Leviticus 8:15 To offer for the sins of the people.
  5. Leviticus 8:17 In other burnt offerings, which are not of consecration, or offering for himself, the Priest hath the skin, Lev. 7:8.
  6. Leviticus 8:23 Moses did this because that the Priests were not yet established in their office.
  7. Leviticus 8:31 At the door of the court.
  8. Leviticus 8:33 Hebrew, fill your hands.
  9. Leviticus 8:34 Or, as I have done.
  10. Leviticus 8:36 By commission given to Moses.
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Leviticus 8 New International Version (NIV)

The Ordination of Aaron and His Sons

The Lord said to Moses, “Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments, the anointing oil, the bull for the sin offering,[a] the two rams and the basket containing bread made without yeast, and gather the entire assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting.” Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the assembly gathered at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Moses said to the assembly, “This is what the Lord has commanded to be done. Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons forward and washed them with water. He put the tunic on Aaron, tied the sash around him, clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him. He also fastened the ephod with a decorative waistband, which he tied around him. He placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece. Then he placed the turban on Aaron’s head and set the gold plate, the sacred emblem, on the front of it, as the Lord commanded Moses.

10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them. 11 He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them. 12 He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him. 13 Then he brought Aaron’s sons forward, put tunics on them, tied sashes around them and fastened caps on them, as the Lord commanded Moses.

14 He then presented the bull for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head. 15 Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it. 16 Moses also took all the fat around the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and both kidneys and their fat, and burned it on the altar. 17 But the bull with its hide and its flesh and its intestines he burned up outside the camp, as the Lord commanded Moses.

18 He then presented the ram for the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head. 19 Then Moses slaughtered the ram and splashed the blood against the sides of the altar. 20 He cut the ram into pieces and burned the head, the pieces and the fat. 21 He washed the internal organs and the legs with water and burned the whole ram on the altar. It was a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses.

22 He then presented the other ram, the ram for the ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head. 23 Moses slaughtered the ram and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Moses also brought Aaron’s sons forward and put some of the blood on the lobes of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. Then he splashed blood against the sides of the altar. 25 After that, he took the fat, the fat tail, all the fat around the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, both kidneys and their fat and the right thigh. 26 And from the basket of bread made without yeast, which was before the Lord, he took one thick loaf, one thick loaf with olive oil mixed in, and one thin loaf, and he put these on the fat portions and on the right thigh. 27 He put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons, and they waved them before the Lord as a wave offering. 28 Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar on top of the burnt offering as an ordination offering, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the Lord. 29 Moses also took the breast, which was his share of the ordination ram, and waved it before the Lord as a wave offering, as the Lord commanded Moses.

30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood from the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments and his sons and their garments.

31 Moses then said to Aaron and his sons, “Cook the meat at the entrance to the tent of meeting and eat it there with the bread from the basket of ordination offerings, as I was commanded: ‘Aaron and his sons are to eat it.’ 32 Then burn up the rest of the meat and the bread. 33 Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting for seven days, until the days of your ordination are completed, for your ordination will last seven days. 34 What has been done today was commanded by the Lord to make atonement for you. 35 You must stay at the entrance to the tent of meeting day and night for seven days and do what the Lord requires, so you will not die; for that is what I have been commanded.”

36 So Aaron and his sons did everything the Lord commanded through Moses.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 8:2 Or purification offering; also in verse 14
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