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Consecration of Aaron and His Sons 8:1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread.
3 And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting.”
4 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
5 And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded to be done.”
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.
7 And he put the coat on him and tied the sash around his waist and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod around him, binding it to him with the band.
8 And he placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim.
9 And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, as the Lord commanded Moses.
10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them.
11 And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them.
12 And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him.
13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons and clothed them with coats and tied sashes around their waists and bound caps on them, as the Lord commanded Moses.
14 Then he brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.
15 And he killed it, and Moses took the blood, and with his finger put it on the horns of the altar around it and purified the altar and poured out the blood at the base of the altar and consecrated it to make atonement for it.
16 And he took all the fat that was on the entrails and the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat, and Moses burned them on the altar.
17 But the bull and its skin and its flesh and its dung he burned up with fire outside the camp, as the Lord commanded Moses.
18 Then he presented the ram of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.
19 And he killed it, and Moses threw the blood against the sides of the altar.
20 He cut the ram into pieces, and Moses burned the head and the pieces and the fat.
21 He washed the entrails and the legs with water, and Moses burned the whole ram on the altar. It was a burnt offering with a pleasing aroma, a food offering for the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses.
22 Then he presented the other ram, the ram of ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.
23 And he killed it, and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
24 Then he presented Aaron’s sons, and Moses put some of the blood on the lobes of their right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. And Moses threw the blood against the sides of the altar.
25 Then he took the fat and the fat tail and all the fat that was on the entrails and the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat and the right thigh,
26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread that was before the Lord he took one unleavened loaf and one loaf of bread with oil and one wafer and placed them on the pieces of fat and on the right thigh.
27 And he put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons and waved them as a wave offering before the Lord.
28 Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar with the burnt offering. This was an ordination offering with a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord.
29 And Moses took the breast and waved it for a wave offering before the Lord. It was Moses’ portion of the ram of ordination, as the Lord commanded Moses.
30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and also on his sons and his sons’ garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.
31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the flesh at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of ordination offerings, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it.’
32 And what remains of the flesh and the bread you shall burn up with fire.
33 And you shall not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the days of your ordination are completed, for it will take seven days to ordain you.
34 As has been done today, the Lord has commanded to be done to make atonement for you.
35 At the entrance of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, performing what the Lord has charged, so that you do not die, for so I have been commanded.”
36 And Aaron and his sons did all the things that the Lord commanded by Moses.
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O Lord, Be Gracious to MeTo the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.41:1 Blessed is the one who considers the poor!In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;he is called blessed in the land;you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;in his illness you restore him to full health.
4 As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;heal me, for I have sinned against you!”
5 My enemies say of me in malice,“When will he die, and his name perish?”
6 And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words,while his heart gathers iniquity;when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
7 All who hate me whisper together about me;they imagine the worst for me.
8 They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him;he will not rise again from where he lies.”
9 Even my close friend in whom I trusted,who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
10 But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,and raise me up, that I may repay them!
11 By this I know that you delight in me:my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity,and set me in your presence forever.
13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,from everlasting to everlasting!Amen and Amen.
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Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.42:1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my foodday and night,while they say to me all the day long,“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember,as I pour out my soul:how I would go with the throngand lead them in procession to the house of Godwith glad shouts and songs of praise,a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,my salvation
6 and my God.My soul is cast down within me;therefore I remember youfrom the land of Jordan and of Hermon,from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deepat the roar of your waterfalls;all your breakers and your waveshave gone over me.
8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,and at night his song is with me,a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I say to God, my rock:“Why have you forgotten me?Why do I go mourningbecause of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,my adversaries taunt me,while they say to me all the day long,“Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,my salvation and my God.
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The Proverbs of Solomon 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon.A wise son makes a glad father,but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 A slack hand causes poverty,but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing,but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise of heart will receive commandments,but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,and a babbling fool will come to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,but love covers all offenses.
13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
14 The wise lay up knowledge,but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
15 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city;the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
16 The wage of the righteous leads to life,the gain of the wicked to sin.
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,and whoever utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich,and he adds no sorrow with it.
23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
24 What the wicked dreads will come upon him,but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,but the righteous is established forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 The hope of the righteous brings joy,but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless,but destruction to evildoers.
30 The righteous will never be removed,but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.
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