1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to
hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest's office: take one young bullock
and two rams without blemish,
2 and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with
oil, and wafers unleavened spread with oil; of fine wheaten flour shalt thou
3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in
the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of
the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.
5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the
tunic, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird
him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod.
6 And thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the
holy crown upon the mitre.
7 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon
his head, and anoint him.
8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and put tunics upon them.
9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons,
and bind head-tires on them; and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual
statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10 And thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of
meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the
11 And thou shalt kill the bullock before HaShem, at the door
of the tent of meeting.
12 And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put
it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and thou shalt pour out all the
remaining blood at the base of the altar.
13 And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards,
and the lobe above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
them, and make them smoke upon the altar.
14 But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and its dung,
shalt thou burn with fire without the camp; it is a sin-offering.
15 Thou shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons
shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram.
16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take its
blood, and dash it round about against the altar.
17 And thou shalt cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its
inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head.
18 And thou shalt make the whole ram smoke upon the altar; it
is a burnt-offering unto HaShem; it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire
19 And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons
shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram.
20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its blood, and
put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear
of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of
their right foot, and dash the blood against the altar round about.
21 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar,
and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and
upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him; and he and his
garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.
22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail,
and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two
kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh; for it is a ram of
23 and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and
one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before HaShem.
24 And thou shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and
upon the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave-offering before
25 And thou shalt take them from their hands, and make them
smoke on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savour before HaShem; it
is an offering made by fire unto HaShem.
26 And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron's ram of
consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before HaShem; and it shall be thy
27 And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering,
and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of
the ram of consecration, even of that which is Aaron's, and of that which is his
28 And it shall be for Aaron and his sons as a due for ever
from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering; and it shall be a
heave-offering from the children of Israel of their sacrifices of
peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto HaShem.
29 And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after
him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them.
30 Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put
them on, even he who cometh into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy
31 And thou shalt take the ram of consecration, and seethe
its flesh in a holy place.
32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and
the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting.
33 And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was
made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but a stranger shall not eat thereof,
because they are holy.
34 And if aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the
bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire; it
shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons,
according to all that I have commanded thee; seven days shalt thou consecrate
36 And every day shalt thou offer the bullock of
sin-offering, beside the other offerings of atonement; and thou shalt do the
purification upon the altar when thou makest atonement for it; and thou shalt
anoint it, to sanctify it.
37 Seven days thou shalt make atonement for the altar, and
sanctify it; thus shall the altar be most holy; whatsoever toucheth the altar
shall be holy.
38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar:
two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the
other lamb thou shalt offer at dusk.
40 And with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine
flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part
of a hin of wine for a drink-offering.
41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at dusk, and shalt do
thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the
drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto HaShem.
42 It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your
generations at the door of the tent of meeting before HaShem, where I will meet
with you, to speak there unto thee.
43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and the
Tent shall be sanctified by My glory.
44 And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar;
Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to Me in the priest's
45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be
46 And they shall know that I am HaShem their G-d, that
brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am
HaShem their G-d.
Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition, based on the 1917 JPS translation, Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved