1 And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying:
2 'Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and
the anointing oil, and the bullock of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and
the basket of unleavened bread;
3 and assemble thou all the congregation at the door of the
tent of meeting.'
4 And Moses did as HaShem commanded him; and the congregation
was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting.
5 And Moses said unto the congregation: 'This is the thing
which HaShem hath commanded to be done.'
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with
7 And he put upon him the tunic, and girded him with the
girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded
him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
8 And he placed the breastplate upon him; and in the
breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim.
9 And he set the mitre upon his head; and upon the mitre, in
front, did he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as HaShem commanded Moses.
10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the
tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.
11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and
anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify
12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and
anointed him, to sanctify him.
13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and clothed them with
tunics, and girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires upon them; as HaShem
14 And the bullock of the sin-offering was brought; and Aaron
and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock of the sin-offering.
15 And when it was slain, Moses took the blood, and put it
upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar,
and poured out the remaining blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it,
to make atonement for it.
16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the
lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses made it smoke
upon the altar.
17 But the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its
dung, were burnt with fire without the camp; as HaShem commanded Moses.
18 And the ram of the burnt-offering was presented; and Aaron
and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.
19 And when it was killed, Moses dashed the blood against the
altar round about.
20 And when the ram was cut into its pieces, Moses made the
head, and the pieces, and the suet smoke.
21 And when the inwards and the legs were washed with water,
Moses made the whole ram smoke upon the altar; it was a burnt-offering for a
sweet savour; it was an offering made by fire unto HaShem; as HaShem commanded
22 And the other ram was presented, the ram of consecration,
and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.
23 And when it was slain, Moses took of the blood thereof,
and put it upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right
hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
24 And Aaron's sons were brought, and Moses put of the blood
upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and
upon the great toe of their right foot; and Moses dashed the blood against the
altar round about.
25 And he took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat
that was upon the inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and
their fat, and the right thigh.
26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before
HaShem, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer,
and placed them on the fat, and upon the right thigh.
27 And he put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the
hands of his sons, and waved them for a wave-offering before HaShem.
28 And Moses took them from off their hands, and made them
smoke on the altar upon the burnt-offering; they were a consecration-offering
for a sweet savour; it was an offering made by fire unto HaShem.
29 And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a
wave-offering before HaShem; it was Moses' portion of the ram of consecration;
as HaShem commanded Moses.
30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood
which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments,
and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him, and sanctified Aaron,
and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons: 'Boil the flesh
at the door of the tent of meeting; and there eat it and the bread that is in
the basket of consecration, as I commanded, saying: Aaron and his sons shall eat
32 And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread
shall ye burn with fire.
33 And ye shall not go out from the door of the tent of
meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration be fulfilled; for He
shall consecrate you seven days.
34 As hath been done this day, so HaShem hath commanded to
do, to make atonement for you.
35 And at the door of the tent of meeting shall ye abide day
and night seven days, and keep the charge of HaShem, that ye die not; for so I
36 And Aaron and his sons did all the things which HaShem
commanded by the hand of Moses.
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