Exodus 28:2
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New International Version
Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor.

New Living Translation
Make sacred garments for Aaron that are glorious and beautiful.

English Standard Version
And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

King James Bible
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make holy garments for your brother Aaron, for glory and beauty.

International Standard Version
You are to make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for dignity and beauty.

NET Bible
You must make holy garments for your brother Aaron, for glory and for beauty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make holy clothes for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron, thy brother, for honour and for beauty.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.

American King James Version
And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for beauty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt make a holy vesture for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for ornament.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for beauty.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for beauty.

World English Bible
You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast made holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for honour and for beauty;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:1-5 Hitherto the heads of families were the priests, and offered sacrifices; but now this office was confined to the family of Aaron only; and so continued till the gospel dispensation. The holy garments not only distinguished the priests from the people, but were emblems of that holy conduct which should ever be the glory and beauty, the mark of the ministers of religion, without which their persons and ministrations will be had in contempt. They also typified the glory of the Divine majesty, and the beauty of complete holiness, which rendered Jesus Christ the great High Priest. But our adorning under the gospel, is not to be of gold and costly array, but the garments of salvation, the robe of righteousness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Holy garments have provoked an extreme aversion and an extreme affection at different periods of the world's history. In Moses' time probably no one thought of raising any objection to them. Priestly dresses of many different kinds were worn in Egypt, and some costume other than that of ordinary life, was probably affected by the priest class of every nation. Without entering into any elaborate "philosophy of clothes," we may say that the rationale of the matter would seem to be that expressed with great moderation by Richard Hooker - "To solemn actions of royalty and justice their suitable ornaments are a beauty. Are they in religion only a stain?" (See Eccl. Pol. 5:29, § 1.) The garments ordered to be made for Aaron and his sons (ver. 41), are said to have been for glory and for beauty.

1. "For glory." To exalt the priestly office in the eyes of the people - to make them look with greater reverence on the priests themselves and the priestly functions - to place the priests in a class by themselves, in a certain sense, above the rest of the nation.

2. "For beauty." As fit and comely in themselves - suitable to the functions which the priests exercised - in harmony with the richness and beauty of the sanctuary wherein they were to minister. God, himself, it would seem, is not indifferent to beauty. He has spread beauty over the earth, fie will have beauty in his earthly dwelling-place. He requires men to worship him "in the beauty of holiness" (Psalm 29:2; Psalm 96:9; 1 Chronicles 16:29). He ordains for his priests rich and splendid dresses "for glory and for beauty."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother,.... Called so, because in these he was to minister in the holy place, and perform holy service; and because typical of the holy human nature of Christ our great High Priest, and of his spotless righteousness, and of the garments of sanctification, both outward and inward, that all believers in him, who are made priests unto God, are arrayed with: Aaron and his sons being appointed priests, their garments are first described before their work and even before their consecration to their office; and there were some peculiar to Aaron, or the high priest, and different from those of his sons, or the common priests; and which are first treated of, as the breastplate, the robe of ephod, and the plate of gold; besides these, there were four more, common to all the priests, as the coat, the breeches, the girdle, and bonnet. Now whereas some of the Heathen priests performed their office, and offered their sacrifices, naked, which was very shameful and abominable, as Braunius (o) from various authors has shown, though this was not done by them all: in opposition to such a filthy practice, and to show his detestation of it, the Lord orders his priests to be clothed, and that in a very splendid manner, with garments

for glory and beauty; that is, with glorious and beautiful ones, and which would make his priests look so: and this was done, partly to point out the dignity of their office to themselves, that they might take care to behave suitable to it, and keep up the honour and credit of it; and partly to make them respectable unto men, and be honoured by them, none being clothed as they were, as Aben Ezra observes; but chiefly because they were typical of the glory and beauty of Christ's human nature, which was as a garment put on, and put off, and on again, and in which he officiated as a priest, and still does; and which is now very glorious, and in which he is fairer than any of the children of men; and of the garments of salvation, and robe of righteousness, in which all his people, his priests, appear exceeding glorious and beautiful, even in a perfection of beauty.

(o) De Vestitu Sacerdot. Heb. l. 1. c. 1. sect. 5. p. 11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2-5. holy garments—No inherent holiness belonged either to the material or the workmanship. But they are called "holy" simply because they were not worn on ordinary occasions, but assumed in the discharge of the sacred functions (Eze 44:19).

for glory and for beauty—It was a grand and sumptuous attire. In material, elaborate embroidery, and color, it had an imposing splendor. The tabernacle being adapted to the infantine aid of the church, it was right and necessary that the priests' garments should be of such superb and dazzling appearance, that the people might be inspired with a due respect for the ministers as well as the rites of religion. But they had also a further meaning; for being all made of linen, they were symbolical of the truth, purity, and other qualities in Christ that rendered Him such a high priest as became us.

Exodus 28:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Garments for the Priests
1"Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me-- Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. 2"You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3"You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:5
Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband.

Exodus 29:29
"Aaron's sacred garments will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.

Exodus 31:10
and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests,

Exodus 39:1
From the blue, purple and scarlet yarn they made woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary. They also made sacred garments for Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:7
He put the tunic on Aaron, tied the sash around him, clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him. He also fastened the ephod with a decorative waistband, which he tied around him.

Leviticus 8:30
Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood from the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments and his sons and their garments.

Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.

holy garments

Exodus 29:5-9,29,30 And you shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the coat, and the …

Exodus 31:10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, …

Exodus 39:1,2 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, …

Exodus 40:13 And you shall put on Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and …

Leviticus 8:7-9,30 And he put on him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed …

Numbers 20:26-28 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son: …

Psalm 132:9,16 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints …

Isaiah 61:3,10 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Zechariah 3:3,4 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel…

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, …

glory

Exodus 28:40 And for Aaron's sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for …

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Numbers 27:20,21 And you shall put some of your honor on him, that all the congregation …

Job 40:10 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself …

Psalm 90:16,17 Let your work appear to your servants, and your glory to their children…

Psalm 96:6 Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death …

1 Corinthians 1:30,31 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

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