Bible Text & Cross-references:
The manner of consecrating Aaron and other priests: the
institution of the daily sacrifice of two lambs, one in the morning, the other at evening.
1 And thou shalt also do this, that they may be consecrated to me in
priesthood. *Take a calf from the herd, and two rams without blemish,
2 And unleavened bread, and a cake without leaven, tempered with oil,
wafers also unleavened, anointed with oil: thou shalt make them all of wheaten flour.
3 And thou shalt put them in a basket and offer them: and the
calf and the two rams.
4 And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle
of the testimony. And when thou hast washed the father and his sons with water,
5 Thou shalt clothe Aaron with his vestments, that is, with the linen
garment and the tunic, and the ephod and the rational, which thou shalt gird with the girdle.
6 And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and the holy plate upon
7 And thou shalt pour the oil of unction upon his head: and by this rite
shall he be consecrated.
8 Thou shalt bring his sons also, and shalt put on them the linen tunics,
and gird them with a girdle:
9 To wit, Aaron and his children, and thou shalt put mitres upon them;
and they shall be priests to me by a perpetual ordinance. After thou shalt have consecrated their hands,
10 *Thou shalt present also the calf before the tabernacle of the testimony.
And Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon his head,
11 And thou shalt kill him in the sight of the Lord, beside the door
of the tabernacle of the testimony.
12 And taking some of the blood of the calf, thou shalt put it upon
the horns of the altar with thy finger, and the rest of the blood thou shalt pour at the bottom thereof.
13 *Thou shalt take also all the fat that covereth the entrails, and
the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and shalt offer a burnt-offering upon the altar:
14 But the flesh of the calf and the hide and the dung, thou shalt burn
abroad, without the camp, because it is for sin.
15 Thou shalt take also one ram, upon the head whereof Aaron and his
sons shall lay their hands.
16 And when thou hast killed him, thou shalt take of the blood thereof,
and pour round about the altar.
17 And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and having washed his entrails
and feet, thou shalt put them upon the flesh that is cut in pieces, and upon his head.
18 And thou shalt offer the whole ram for a burnt-offering upon the altar:
it is an oblation to the Lord, a most sweet savour of the victim of the Lord.
19 Thou shalt take also the other ram, upon whose head Aaron and his
sons shall lay their hands.
20 And when thou hast sacrificed him, thou shalt take of his blood, and
put upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron and of his sons, and upon the thumbs and great toes of their right-hand and foot,
and thou shalt pour the blood upon the altar round about.
21 And when thou hast taken of the blood, that is upon the altar, and
of the oil of unction, thou shalt sprinkle Aaron and his vesture, his sons and their vestments. And after they and their vestments
22 Thou shalt take the fat of the ram, and the rump, and the fat that
covereth the lungs, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder,
because it is the ram of consecration:
23 And one roll of bread, a cake tempered with oil, a wafer out of the
basket of unleavened bread, which is set in the sight of the Lord.
24 And thou shalt put all upon the hands of Aaron and of his sons, and
shalt sanctify them elevating before the Lord.
25 And thou shalt take all from their hands; and shalt burn them upon
the altar for a holocaust, a most sweet savour in the sight of the Lord, because it is his oblation.
26 Thou shalt take also the breast of the ram, wherewith Aaron was consecrated,
and elevating it thou shalt sanctify it before the Lord, and it shall fall to thy share.
27 And thou shalt sanctify both the consecrated breast, and the shoulder
that thou didst separate of the ram,
28 Wherewith Aaron was consecrated and his sons, and they shall fall
to Aaron's share and his sons', by a perpetual right from the children of Israel: because they are the choicest and the beginnings
of their peace-victims which they offer to the Lord.
29 And the holy vesture, which Aaron shall use, his sons shall have after
him, that they may be anointed, and their hands consecrated to it.
30 He of his sons that shall be appointed high priest in his stead, and
that shall enter into the tabernacle of the testimony to minister in the sanctuary, shall wear it seven days.
31 And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and shalt boil the
flesh thereof in the holy place:
32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat it. *The loaves also, that are in
the basket, they shall eat in the entry of the tabernacle of the testimony,
33 That it may be an atoning sacrifice, and the hands of the offerers
may be sanctified. A stranger shall not eat of them, because they are holy.
34 And if there remain of the consecrated flesh, or of the bread, till
the morning, thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: they shall not be eaten, because they are sanctified.
35 All that I have commanded thee, thou shalt do unto Aaron and his sons.
Seven days shalt thou consecrate their hands:
36 And thou shalt offer a calf for sin every day for expiation. And thou
shalt cleanse the altar when thou hast offered the victim of expiation, and shalt anoint it to sanctify it.
37 Seven days shalt thou expiate the altar and sanctify it, and it shall
be most holy. Every one, that shall touch it, shall be holy.
38 This is what thou shalt sacrifice upon the altar: Two lambs of a year
old every day continually,
39 One lamb in the morning, and another in the evening.
40 With one lamb a tenth part of flour tempered with beaten oil, of the
fourth part of a hin, and wine for libation of the same measure.
41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer in the evening, according to the
rite of the morning oblation, and according to what we have said, for a savour of sweetness:
42 It is a sacrifice to the Lord, by perpetual oblation unto your generations,
at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony before the Lord, where I will appoint to speak unto thee.
43 And there will I command the children of Israel, and the altar shall
be sanctified by my glory.
44 I will sanctify also the tabernacle of the testimony with the altar,
and Aaron with his sons, to do the office of priesthood unto me.
45 And I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel, and will
be their God:
46 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who have brought
them out of the land of Egypt, that I might abide among them, I the Lord their God.
1: Lev. ix. 2.
10: Lev. i. 3.
13: Lev. iii. 3.
32: Lev. viii. 31. and xxiv. 9.; Matt. xii. 4.