Consecration of the Priests
1“Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. #Lev. 8:2Take one bull of the herd and two rams without blemish, 2#Lev. 2:4; See Lev. 6:20-22and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour. 3You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, and bring the bull and the two rams. 4You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and #ch. 40:12; Lev. 8:6; [Heb. 10:22]wash them with water. 5Then #ch. 28:2-4 you shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the coat and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastpiece, and gird him with the #ch. 28:8skillfully woven band of the ephod. 6#ch. 28:36, 37; Lev. 8:9; [Num. 6:7]And you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban. 7You shall take #ver. 21; ch. 28:41; 30:25; Lev. 8:12, 30; 10:7; 21:10; Num. 35:25the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. 8Then you #Lev. 8:13shall bring his sons and put coats on them, 9and you shall gird Aaron and his sons with #ch. 28:4, 39 sashes and bind caps on them. And #ch. 27:21; Num. 18:7 the priesthood shall be theirs by a statute forever. Thus you shall #ver. 29, 33; Lev. 8:33; 16:32; See ch. 28:41ordain Aaron and his sons.
10“Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting. #ver. 15, 19; Lev. 1:4; 8:14Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. 11Then you shall kill the bull before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting, 12and #Lev. 8:15 shall take part of the blood of the bull and put it on the #See ch. 27:2horns of the altar with your finger, and the rest of#29:12 Hebrew all the blood you shall pour out at the base of the altar. 13And you shall take all #Lev. 3:3, 4the fat that covers the entrails, and the long lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14But the flesh of the bull and its skin and its dung you shall burn with fire #Lev. 4:11, 12, 21; Num. 19:3, 5; Heb. 13:11 outside the camp; #ver. 36; ch. 30:10it is a sin offering.
15“Then #ver. 1; Lev. 8:18 you shall take one of the rams, and #ver. 19; Lev. 1:4; 8:14Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 16and you shall kill the ram and shall take its blood and throw it against the sides of the altar. 17Then you shall #Lev. 8:20cut the ram into pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head, 18and burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord. It is a #ver. 25, 41; See Gen. 8:21pleasing aroma, a food offering#29:18 Or an offering by fire; also verses 25, 41 to the Lord.
19 # ver. 1; Lev. 8:22 “You shall take the other ram, #[See ver. 15 above]and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 20and you shall kill the ram and take part of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tips of the right ears of his sons, and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the great toes of their right feet, and throw the rest of the blood against the sides of the altar. 21Then you shall take part of the blood that is on the altar, and of the #ver. 7anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons’ garments with him. He and his garments shall be holy, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
22“You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail and the #ver. 13 fat that covers the entrails, and the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of #Lev. 7:37; 8:28, 31, 33ordination), 23and #ver. 2, 3; Lev. 8:26one loaf of bread and one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord. 24You shall put all these on the palms of Aaron and on the palms of his sons, and #Lev. 7:30; 8:27, 29; Num. 5:25; 6:20wave them for a wave offering before the Lord. 25Then #Lev. 6:22; 8:28 you shall take them from their hands and burn them on the altar on top of the burnt offering, as a #ver. 18, 41pleasing aroma before the Lord. It is a food offering to the Lord.
26“You shall take the #Lev. 8:29 breast of the ram of Aaron’s #ver. 22 ordination and #ver. 24wave it for a wave offering before the Lord, and it shall be your portion. 27And you shall consecrate the #Lev. 7:31, 34; 10:14, 15; Num. 18:11, 18 breast of the wave offering that is waved and the #Lev. 7:32, 34; 10:15; Num. 18:11 thigh of the priests’ portion that is contributed from the ram of #[See ver. 26 above]ordination, from what was Aaron’s and his sons’. 28It shall be for Aaron and his sons as a #Lev. 10:15 perpetual due from the people of Israel, for it is a #[See ver. 26 above]contribution. It shall be a #[See ver. 26 above]contribution from the people of Israel from their peace offerings, their contribution to the Lord.
29“The holy garments of Aaron #Num. 18:8; [Num. 20:26, 28] shall be for his sons after him; they shall #ver. 9be anointed in them and ordained in them. 30The son who succeeds him as priest, who comes into the tent of meeting to minister in the Holy Place, shall wear them #Lev. 8:33, 35seven days.
31“You shall take the ram of ordination and #Lev. 8:31boil its flesh in a holy place. 32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the #[Matt. 12:4]bread that is in the basket in the entrance of the tent of meeting. 33#Lev. 10:14, 15, 17 They shall eat those things with which atonement was made at their ordination and consecration, but an #Lev. 22:10outsider shall not eat of them, because they are holy. 34And if any of the flesh for the ordination or of the bread remain until the morning, then you shall #Lev. 8:32burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35“Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Through #Lev. 8:33-35seven days shall you ordain them, 36and every day you shall offer a #ver. 14; ch. 30:10 bull as a sin offering for atonement. Also you shall purify the altar, when you make atonement for it, and shall #ch. 30:26, 28, 29; 40:10anoint it to consecrate it. 37Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it, and the #ch. 40:10 altar shall be most holy. #ch. 30:29; [Matt. 23:19]Whatever touches the altar shall become holy.
38“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: #Num. 28:3; 1 Chr. 16:40; 2 Chr. 2:4; 13:11; 31:3; Ezra 3:3 two lambs a year old #[Dan. 8:11-13; 9:27; 12:11]; Heb. 10:11day by day regularly. 39One lamb you shall offer #2 Kgs. 16:15; Ezek. 46:13-15 in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer #1 Kgs. 18:29, 36; Ezra 9:4, 5; Ps. 141:2; Dan. 9:21at twilight. 40And with the first lamb a tenth measure#29:40 Possibly an ephah (about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters) of fine flour mingled with a fourth of a hin#29:40 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering. 41The other lamb you shall offer #[See ver. 39 above] at twilight, and shall offer with it a grain offering and its drink offering, as #ch. 30:9; 40:29 in the morning, for a #ver. 18, 25pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord. 42It shall be a #Num. 28:6 regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord, #See ch. 25:22where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. 43There I will meet with the people of Israel, and it shall be #ch. 40:34; [1 Kgs. 8:11; 2 Chr. 5:14; 7:1-3; Ezek. 43:5; Hag. 2:7, 9; Mal. 3:1]sanctified by my glory. 44I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar. #Lev. 21:15; 22:9, 16Aaron also and his sons I will consecrate to serve me as priests. 45#ch. 25:8; Lev. 26:12; Zech. 2:10; 2 Cor. 6:16; Rev. 21:3I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. 46And they shall know that #ch. 20:2I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.