Aaron and His Sons Consecrated
1“And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests: #Lev. 8; (Heb. 7:26–28)Take one young bull and two rams without blemish, 2and #Lev. 2:4; 6:19–23unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour). 3You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.
4“And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, #Ex. 40:12; Lev. 8:6; (Heb. 10:22)and you shall wash them with water. 5#Ex. 28:2; Lev. 8:7Then you shall take the garments, put the tunic on Aaron, and the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the #Ex. 28:8intricately woven band of the ephod. 6#Ex. 28:36, 37; Lev. 8:9You shall put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban. 7And you shall take the anointing #Ex. 25:6; 30:25–31; Lev. 8:12; 10:7; 21:10; Num. 35:25; Ps. 133:2oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him. 8Then #Ex. 28:39, 40; Lev. 8:13you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them. 9And you shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and put the hats on them. #Ex. 40:15; Num. 3:10; 18:7; 25:13; Deut. 18:5The priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual statute. So you shall #Ex. 28:41; Lev. 8consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10“You shall also have the bull brought before the tabernacle of meeting, and #Lev. 1:4; 8:14Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull. 11Then you shall kill the bull before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 12You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on #Lev. 8:15the horns of the altar with your finger, and #Ex. 27:2; 30:2; Lev. 4:7pour all the blood beside the base of the altar. 13And #Lev. 1:8; 3:3, 4you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14But #Lev. 4:11, 12, 21; Heb. 13:11the flesh of the bull, with its skin and its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
15#Lev. 8:18“You shall also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall #Lev. 1:4–9put their hands on the head of the ram; 16and you shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood and #Ex. 24:6; Lev. 1:5, 11sprinkle it all around on the altar. 17Then you shall cut the ram in pieces, wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and with its head. 18And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a #Ex. 20:24burnt offering to the Lord; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
19#Lev. 8:22“You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram. 20Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar. 21And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of #Ex. 30:25, 31; Lev. 8:30the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him; and #Ex. 28:41; 29:1; (Heb. 9:22)he and his garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
22“Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), 23#Lev. 8:26one loaf of bread, one cake made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the Lord; 24and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall #Lev. 7:30; 10:14wave them as a wave offering before the Lord. 25#Lev. 8:28You shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before the Lord. It is an offering made by fire to the Lord.
26“Then you shall take #Lev. 7:31, 34; 8:29the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration and wave it as a wave offering before the Lord; and it shall be your portion. 27And from the ram of the consecration you shall consecrate #Lev. 7:31, 34; Num. 18:11, 18; Deut. 18:3the breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the heave offering which is raised, of that which is for Aaron and of that which is for his sons. 28It shall be from the children of Israel for Aaron and his sons #Lev. 10:15by a statute forever. For it is a heave offering; #Lev. 3:1; 7:34it shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, that is, their heave offering to the Lord.
29“And the #Ex. 28:2holy garments of Aaron #Num. 20:26, 28shall be his sons’ after him, #Ex. 28:41; 30:30; Num. 18:8to be anointed in them and to be consecrated in them. 30#Num. 20:28That son who becomes priest in his place shall put them on for #Lev. 8:35seven days, when he enters the tabernacle of meeting to minister in the holy place.
31“And you shall take the ram of the consecration and #Lev. 8:31boil its flesh in the holy place. 32Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the #Matt. 12:4bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 33#Lev. 10:14, 15, 17They shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; #Ex. 12:43; Lev. 22:10but an outsider shall not eat them, because they are holy. 34And if any of the flesh of the consecration offerings, or of the bread, remains until the morning, then #Ex. 12:10; 23:18; 34:25; Lev. 7:18; 8:32you shall burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35“Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. #Lev. 8:33–35Seven days you shall consecrate them. 36And you #Heb. 10:11shall offer a bull every day as a sin offering for atonement. #Ex. 30:26–29; 40:10, 11You shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to sanctify it. 37Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and sanctify it. And the altar shall be most holy. #Num. 4:15; Hag. 2:11–13; Matt. 23:19Whatever touches the altar must be holy.
The Daily Offerings
38“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: #Num. 28:3–31; 29:6–38; 1 Chr. 16:40; Ezra 3:3two lambs of the first year, #Dan. 12:11day by day continually. 39One lamb you shall offer #Ezek. 46:13–15in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight. 40With the one lamb shall be one-tenth of an ephah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 41And the other lamb you shall #1 Kin. 18:29, 36; 2 Kin. 16:15; Ezra 9:4, 5; Ps. 141:2offer at twilight; and you shall offer with it the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord. 42This shall be #Ex. 30:8a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord, #Ex. 25:22; 33:7, 9; Num. 17:4where I will meet you to speak with you. 43And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle #Ex. 40:34; 1 Kin. 8:11; 2 Chr. 5:14; Ezek. 43:5; Hag. 2:7, 9shall be sanctified by My glory. 44So I will consecrate the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. I will also #Lev. 21:15consecrate both Aaron and his sons to minister to Me as priests. 45#Ex. 25:8; Lev. 26:12; Num. 5:3; Deut. 12:11; Zech. 2:10; (John 14:17, 23; Rev. 21:3)I will dwell among the children of Israel and will #Gen. 17:8; Lev. 11:45be their God. 46And they shall know that #Ex. 16:12; 20:2; Deut. 4:35I am the Lord their God, who #Lev. 11:45brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.