Exodus 28:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
Make holy garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and splendor.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Make Aaron some beautiful clothes that are worthy of a high priest.

Good News Translation
Make priestly garments for your brother Aaron, to provide him with dignity and 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.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for splendour and for beauty.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt make holy apparel for Aaron thy brother, for honour and glory.

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;
Study Bible
Garments for the Priests
1Next, have your brother Aaron brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, to serve Me as priests. 2Make holy garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and splendor. 3You are to instruct all the skilled craftsmen, whom I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, to make garments for Aaron’s consecration, so that he may serve Me as priest.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:5
Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breastplate. Fasten the ephod on him with its woven waistband.

Exodus 29:29
The holy garments that belong to Aaron will belong to his sons after him, so they can be anointed and ordained in them.

Exodus 31:10
as well as the woven garments, both the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests,

Exodus 39:1
From the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn the craftsmen made specially woven garments for ministry in the sanctuary, as well as the holy garments for Aaron, just as the LORD had 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 tied the woven band of the ephod around him and fastened it to him.

Leviticus 8:30
Next Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and their garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, as well as Aaron's sons and their garments.

Isaiah 52:1
Awaken, awaken, clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, Holy City! For the uncircumcised and unclean will not again enter you.

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 thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod: …

Exodus 31:10
And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,

Exodus 39:1,2
And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses…

glory

Exodus 28:40
And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

Numbers 27:20,21
And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient…







Lexicon
Make
וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

holy
קֹ֖דֶשׁ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

garments
בִגְדֵי־ (ḇiḡ·ḏê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

for your brother
אָחִ֑יךָ (’ā·ḥî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

Aaron
לְאַהֲרֹ֣ן (lə·’a·hă·rōn)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

to give him dignity
לְכָב֖וֹד (lə·ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

and splendor.
וּלְתִפְאָֽרֶת׃ (ū·lə·ṯip̄·’ā·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory
(2) Holy garments.--Though holiness is, strictly speaking, a personal quality, yet all nations have felt it right to regard as "holy," in a certain modified sense, all those material objects which are connected with religion and employed in the worship of God. Hence we hear, both in Scripture and elsewhere, of "holy places," "holy vessels," "holy books," "holy garments." These last are required especially for the ministrants in holy places, who need to be marked out by some evident signs from the body of the worshippers. In Egypt the ministering priests in temples always wore peculiar dresses; and probably there was no nation in the time of Moses which, if it possessed a class of priests, did not distinguish them by some special costume, at any rate when they were officiating. The natural instinct which thus exhibited itself, received Divine sanction by the communications which were made to Moses in Sinai, whereby special dresses were appointed both for the high priest and for the ordinary priests.

For glory and for beauty.--These words have great force. God would have His priests richly, as well as decently, apparelled, for two objects--(1) For glory--to glorify them--to give them an exalted position in the eyes of the nation, to cause them to be respected, and their office to be highly regarded; (2) for beauty--to make the worship of the sanctuary more beautiful than it would otherwise have been, to establish a harmony between the richly-adorned tabernacle and those who ministered in it; to give to the service of the sanctuary the highest artistic, as well as the highest spiritual, perfection. The relation of art to religion is a subject on which volumes have been written, and which cannot be discussed here; but God's regard for "beauty" is here brought prominently before us, and no honest exegesis can ignore the pregnant fact that when God was pleased to give directions for His worship upon earth, they were made subservient, not only to utility and convenience, but to beauty. Beauty, it would seem, is not a thing despised by the Creator of the universe.

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." 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.
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